Explore the Tarot

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
tarotTarot is a fascinating deck of cards that date back to the 15th century when they were first used for card games. Tarot cards started being used for divination in the late 18th century. This one-hour class, led by Prudence J. M. Theriault, Certified Tarot Master/Instructor, will give an overview of the symbolism of the Major and Minor Arcana, and will also help you get more out of a tarot reading..Read More

Lynx @ the Library

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Big-cats-love-boxes-canada-lynx-maxCome meet Max, a Canada lynx, and wildlife rehabilitator Bernadette Hoffman, as well as a hedgehog and a ferret! Ages 5+...Read More

“The Life of Cornelis Maessen, Founding Father of the Van Buren Family” A Talk by Jan de Boer, Mayor of Buren, The Netherlands

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
jandeboerIn this talk by Jan de Boer, you'll learn what led Cornelis Maessen, the third great-grandfather of Martin Van Buren, to leave Buren in 1631 and journey to New Netherland.  Mr de Boer will also provide insights into life in seventeenth-century Holland and Gelderland and speak about the Golden Age, the Reformation, and the history of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish. Mr. de Boer currently is working on a biography of Cornelis Maessen, which is set to be completed by 2020, the year in which Buren will commemorate the 625th anniversary of the town acquiring municipal rights. Mr. de Boer's visit to Kinderhook follows the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a sister-city relationship between Buren and the Village of Kinderhook that recognizes the historic connections between the two communities...Read More

Concert: Nat Phipps Trio

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
nat phipps trio candlelightThe Nat Phipps Trio has been a fixture at our Candlelight Night event for years now...but we can't get enough of them, so they're making an appearance this summer! This jazzy trio will have you tapping your feet and dancing in your seat. Join us for this free concert and really see how your Library rocks!..Read More

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