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Our mission is to connect our patrons with information – traditional and new media. Now, more than ever, libraries are becoming community centers, gathering spaces, and places not only for learning, but also for entertainment. The links above will orient you to our innovative programming and services.

The Library has returned to regular hours. Masks are still required for all visitors. Thank you!

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Sloth Week in the Kids’ Room

January 15 @ 10:00 am - January 22 @ 5:00 pm
It's time to take a page out of the sloth handbook and slow down a little after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We'll have plenty of fun books to curl up with all about these incredible poky creatures and a craft!..Read More

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The New York Historical Society honors the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG)--the trailblazing Supreme Court justice and cultural icon--with a virtual presentation based on the popular Tumblr and bestselling book of the same name. This lecture takes and expansive and engaging look at the justice's life and work, highlighting her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster equal opportunity for all Americans. This program is sponsored by the Columbia County Libraries Association. Register below and we'll send you the Zoom link the day before the event. ..Read More

Fiber Nights @ Your Library

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
knit6Join fellow fiberists, fiberistas, and fiberxes for a night of knit, crochet, stitch, spin, felt and any other flavor of manipulating fiber. Come to learn, come to play, come to unwind. We'll have some spare supplies on hand if you want to show up and try it out! No fee, no registration required...Read More

Reading with Translator Carl Skoggard

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This program will be postponed until the Spring quarter.

Jacob von Gunten is a high-wire literary performance treading the border between writing and speaking, dreaming and waking, by the visionary Swiss novelist Robert Walser (1878-1956). Fairy-tale, absurdist word play, romantic melodrama, disquieting social and psychological reportage--all these interact in young Jacob's diary, presented here in a fresh and bracing translation by Valatie resident Carl Skoggard...Read More

January Take-Home Craft for Adults: Jewelry Kit

January 24 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 5:00 pm
Kids shouldn't get to have all the crafting fun! Register to pick up your crafting kit with all the necessary supplies anytime in January. This set includes all of the materials needed to make several necklaces and/or bracelets. We'll contact you when your kit is ready to be picked up. There are a limited number of kits available, so register below today! ..Read More