Welcome in the Holidays on December 1!

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Have you been naughty or nice this year? Let Santa know. He will be arriving at 10:30am for you to take pictures with him. He may even have treats for you! Vision will be decorating the library inside and out in preparation of the Big Guy’s arrival!

The Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual bake sale from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Find the perfect homemade sweets for your holiday table.

Need a gift? The Friends of the Library will open their used book sale corner for browsing. There will also be a $1 gift table for school children to shop. National Junior Honor Society students will be running this activity. Free gift wrapping available!

Still looking for something to do at the library on December 1st? Join the fun and make a gingerbread house and ornament and a Christmas card from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

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Autumn Events at the Library

Upcoming Programs for Children:

Story Time for Toddlers – 10:30am or 1:00pm

Story Time Dates:
September 26, October 3, 10, 17
November 14, 21, 28, December 5

Fun Balloon Art by Gwendy – Saturday, October 27, 10:00am. Free and fun program for the whole family. Stop in and learn how to twist balloons into art. Everyone can do it and the balloons don’t pop. Come by and try it. It’s lots of fun!

Eeerie-Sistable Read Alouds – Tuesday, October 30, 5:00pm. Halloween is not just for candy anymore, stop by for an hour of entertaining and eeerie-sistable Read Aloud stories! Get ready for a FabBoolous time! Hosted by the FMES Community Engagement Team and the Highland Falls Library.

Upcoming Programs for Adults:

Mah Jongg Every Monday at 1:00pm

Book Club Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, Tuesday, November 6, 1:00pm

Pysanky Class with Paula Holt Friday, October 19, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Learn the folk art of beeswax resist decorating on eggs. An adult craft that is sure to help you de-stress. Please RSVP by calling 446-3113. Seats are limited.

Film Night Friday, October 26 at 7:00pm. The Friends of the Library invites all adults to the deep, dark dungeon of the library for a ghoulish night of fun and laughter. Be Prepared! Beware! There will be tricks and treats! Admission is free but please RSVP to the library by 10/22. Call 446-3113.

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Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program for the Whole Family! June 25 – August 10

Join the 2018 Summer Reading Program at the Highland Falls Library. How it works: No one too old to participate! All ages welcome. Families are encouraged to sign up together. Children are asked to read 20 minutes each day for stickers or beads. Teens and Adults can play along with the Libraries Rock bingo sheet.

Let’s see how many books the community reads this summer! Be part of the Community Art Mosaic when you share the title of the book that you have finished reading. You will receive a colored tile-shaped sticker to add to the mosaic.

Here are some upcoming special events!

Every Wednesday afternoon at 4:00pm “Book Buzz” for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Bring the books you have been reading to talk about and share with your friends. Please call to reserve a space.

July 26, 4:30pm “Sergeant Phillips on Command: A Guard’s Perspective on Headquarters” Join us for this very special program by interpreters from Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. Students will hear about Sergeant Phillips important duties as a member of the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard and have a chance to understand his experience firsthand in this interactive program. Please call to reserve a space!

August 2, 4:00pm “Balloons by Gwendy” Learn how to make your own balloon art with artist Gwendy Matthews! It is easy to make Spiderman or a flower when she shows you her simple techniques. A fun afternoon for the whole family! This program is free and open to all. Please call to reserve your space!

August 9, 6:30pm Musical performance by Acoustic Companion. Help us celebrate a successful summer reading program of Libraries Rock! A little Americana, a lot of Singer/Songwriter with a tribute to Johnny Cash is what you can expect from this pair. Warm acoustic guitar and down to earth vocals and harmonies, along with mindful song choices that present themselves with clarity and richness, leave you eager to hear what song is next!

August 15, 3:00pm “America in Song! The Birth of Rock and Roll. The Music of the Baby Boomer Generation” with Norman Brahm on guitar and Suzanne Brahm on piano. Free and Open to the Public. Have fun and sing along with Norman and Suzanne as they guide you musically through the early days of rock and roll!

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“The Garden Tourist” Lecture and Book Signing by Jana Milbocker on June 23, 2018

GardenTourist coverLooking for a day trip this summer that inspires your inner gardener? Meet master gardener Jana Milbocker on Saturday, June 23, at 10:00am. Jana will be discussing her newest book, The Garden Tourist, a beautifully illustrated guide to 120 destination gardens and nurseries in the Northeast. The book is packed with ideas and great tips for visiting each location. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Free and open to the public.

Call the library at 845-446-3113 for directions and more information.

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Little Free Library

Part of Operation Read: Code Name B.E.A.R. (Books Everywhere, Always Reading), and thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, the blue Little Free Library is available to everyone. Anyone may use it — neighbors, friends, and passersby. The books are always free. Take a book, Share a Book, or Leave a Book at another little free library.

Little Free Library
Take A Book – Return A Book

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Upcoming Library Events

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.

Highland Falls ArtWalk 2018 – Cadet Artwork Featured May 2018

Book Club – Meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Community Room at 1:00pm. New members always welcome!

Mah jongg – Meets every Monday in the Community Room at 1:00pm.

Story Time for Toddlers – May 23 – June 13. Two sessions offered each Wednesday: 10:30am and 1:00pm. Join the preKindergarten children for fun play time, some exercise, a story, and a craft. Call to register.

Sit and Sew on Saturdays – March 31 and April 28. Join clever crafters in the newly finished and very spacious Phipps Room on the first floor of the library from 10:00am-2:00pm. Lots of space and natural light for you to spread out your quilting, or sewing, jewelry making supplies, rubber stamping or scrapbooking materials. There is no fee. Bring your own snacks and your own project to work on. Coffee and tea will be served. Call to reserve your spot and enjoy the conversation and the creativity!

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Collectors Day Show Rescheduled to March 10

men's day 020.JPGStop by the library on March 10 (postponed for March 3) to enjoy the 10th Annual Collectors Day Show (formerly Men’s Collectibles). This year’s show features 20 collectors and several new displays. The show is free and open to the public and will run from 12 Noon until 3:30pm. The library will open at 10:00am.

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Spring Story Time Hours

upload Feb 22 2018 024Join library director Leslie Rose for Story Time for Toddlers offered on Wednesdays at 10:30am and 1:00pm. We work on puzzles, sing songs, do a little exercise, read a story, and create a craft each week. The next four-week session begins on March 28, 2018. Call or stop by to register.

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