Spring 2019 Library Events

Story Time for Toddlers – Spring Session for four weeks: May 15, May 23, May 30, and June 4. Join us at 10:30am to play, make new friends, sing, read a story, and do a craft. It is sometimes silly and sometimes messy but always fun! Please call or stop by the library to register. Everyone is welcome!

May Book Club Discussion – In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick – Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 1:30pm. Join fellow book club members as they discuss Philbrick’s historically factual account of the tragedy of the whale ship, the Essex, in the Pacific Ocean.


‘Local Storytellers’ featuring Allison Pataki, Beatrice Copeland, and Owen Pataki – Sunday, April 28, 2019, 4:00pm. Free and Open the Public. Join local storytellers Allison Pataki, Beatrice Copeland, and Owen Pataki for a panel discussion on their work and craft. Allison is a New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor’s Wife, The Accidental Empress, SISI: Empress on Her Own, and Where the Light Falls. Beatrice is a filmmaker who has written and directed several short films including Erstwhile which was filmed in her hometown of Garrison and shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Beatrice is currently adapting Allison’s memoir Beauty in the Broken Places for the screen. Owen is a US Army veteran and is a screenwriter/filmmaker. He is co-author of Where the Light Falls with his sister Allison Pataki.

Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 27, 10:00am-2:00pm – The Highland Falls Library is teaming up with the Community Garden at Holy Innocents and The Highlands Garden Club to host a special day celebrating Earth Day. The theme for this year is Sustainability. Visit the exhibits on sustainable energy through solar power, conservation through efficient energy use and home retrofits, recycling, end composting and more. Crafts and face-painting for the children!

Lecture: Using Creativity to Move Through Grief – Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:00pm. Free Program. Join us at the library to meet local writers Amanda Russell and Cara Martinisi. They will share the creative tools we all can use to help move us forward when dealing with grief.


Lecture: Early West Point Landscape presented by Dr. Jon Malinowski – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:00pm. Free program. All are welcome to attend this lecture by USMA Geography professor Dr. Malinowski who will discuss geographic and architectural history, pre-Civil War, including buildings which are no longer standing.

Spring Pysanky Class with Paula Holt – Friday, April 12,2019, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Free program for adults. Learn this fun and easy and very creative craft of Ukrainian folk art on eggs using a beeswax resist method. Class size is very limited. Please call or stop by the library to register.

Celebrate Poetry Month with Miriam Rice – Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7:00pm. O’Neill High School Senior Miriam Rice will read from her book of poetry, The Tide. All are welcome to attend this very special evening.



Spring Into Reading Read Alouds – Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 5:00pm. Free program for elementary school children. An entertaining hour of stories presented by Fort Montgomery Elementary School teachers, presented by the FMES Community Engagement Team.

Essential Oils program returns with tips for Spring Living – Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm. Lecture is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend. Following the lecture is an Optional Make & Take session to create a “seasonal roller”. There is a $10 cash fee for materials. Please call or stop by the library to register for the program and interest in the optional make & take activity.

Story Time for PreK – Four-week session: March 20, March 27, April 3, and April 10. Join us on Wednesday at 10:30am for puzzles, songs, stories, crafts, and friends! Please call or stop by the library to register. Everyone is welcome!

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