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Sit & Knit

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
kmlknit On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Library hosts a knitting meetup! All knitters (brand new or highly experienced) are invited to come to the library and sit & knit! Work on a new project, get help with a problem or challenge, and enjoy the company of your fellow knitters. All are welcome to join, and no registration is required...Read More

The Candlelight Night Crafters are Meeting in September!

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
baubleThis group will meet on Mondays from 9:30 am until 12:00 noon on September 12th and 26th to craft items we plan to sell on Candlelight Night in December.  Funds raised will be donated to the Library’s Capital Campaign. All materials and directions are supplied. Please bring scissors and a glue gun with you if you own them (we usually have extras). Projects are relatively simple and we enjoy a spirit of fun as well as each others' company.
We’d love to have you join us. Need further information? Leave you telephone number or email address at the library.
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Costume Swap

October 1 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Halloween costumeHas your child outgrown their Halloween costume, but it still looks like new? Beginning October 1st, bring in any gently used child's Halloween costume and register for our first annual costume swap, which will take place on Sunday, October 16th from 1-4:00pm! Only those who have donated a costume will be able to take one. We are also accepting donations of costumes from those who do not want one in return...Read More

Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jonathan Kruk Named Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Magazine, Jonathan Kruk will bring the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to life, tell tales, and share the origins of the ghost of Sleepy Hollow, the Hudson Valley, and New York. He'll even touch on our local ties to the story through former local resident Jesse Merwin! Get in the spirit of the Halloween season and join us for an afternoon of folklore and legend with a local twist! Spooky treats will be served!..Read More


October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Minecraft's back at the library! Our favorite multi-player building game is here for anyone ages 8-13! Players will come to the library and sign up for a 45 minute block of playing time on one of our computers, where they can explore the world by themselves, attempt one of the Tasks of the Day, or work together with other players to sculpt the world to their liking. We'll also have our huge collection of Legos out so that you can build while you wait your turn!..Read More