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 *5/19/2022 update: Due to the rising Covid cases, masks are required for all patrons inside the Library. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Take Home Craft Kits for Kids- May

May 1 - May 31
Have you ever "painted" with sand? To welcome warmer weather, this month's craft will be a wooden butterfly you can create colorful magic with using glue and sand! Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. ..Read More

Meatless Mondays Returns!

May 16 @ 8:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
As a joint venture, the Library and the Village of Kinderhook Climate Smart Task Force will kick off another Meatless Monday campaign in May! Meatless Monday is a health initiative which encourages people to go meatless at least one day per week for their own health and the health of the planet. Last year, 152 individuals who participated in the campaign saved the equivalent of the following in carbon dioxide emissions: 289 gallons of gas, 2,835 pounds of coal burned, or 311,988 smartphones charged! Can we exceed these numbers this year??   This campaign is very informal- no membership forms, no dues, no meetings. Just commit to eat no meat one day a week (and it doesn't have to just be Mondays either!) The Library has a great collection of vegetarian cookbooks you can borrow, and we'll have vegetarian recipes available on social media at least once a week to try out! Sign up below to get started.     ..Read More

Kangaroo Week

May 21 - May 27
Each month we will feature a new animal in our Children's Room! For one week a month we will have a rotating display of books, "Did You Know?" facts and animals hidden around for you to find and a craft! Pick up a checklist and see how many of our animal themed activities you can complete to win a prize!..Read More

May Take-Home Craft for Adults: Funky Flower Pots

May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 28 @ 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 March. You can join us in the Library meeting room to do the project together if you'd like, or you can pick it up at the Library and complete it on your own. This kit includes everything you need to create a colorful, funky flowerpot with mod podge and tissue paper. There are a limited number of kits available, so be sure to register below! ..Read More

Cookbook Club: Picnic Edition

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with us by bringing back one of our old favorites: Cookbook Club! We're mixing things up a little bit with our first ever Cookbook Club Picnic, under the pavilion at Rothermel park. Visit the Library and take a look through out chosen cookbook, find a recipe that you like, and prepare the dish of your choice for the group, potluck style! This quarter's cookbook is America's Test Kitchen: The Complete Summer Cookbook. If you like, bring your own blanket for a classic picnic experience!..Read More