Learn to Quilt

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Saturday, April 19, 26, and May 17, at 1 pm.

Learn how to quilt with fantastic  Mrs. Diane Price.

Saturday Crafternoon with Miss Kristin

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10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come listen to stories and make a “pet plant” to welcome in the spring!
No registration required!

World Book Night

Wednesday, April 23

World Book Night U.S. is dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.

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On World Book Night, 25,000 book givers each give away 20 copies of a specially-printed, not-for-resale World Book Night U.S. edition of a book they have read and loved, chosen from a list of 30 titles selected by a panel of librarians and booksellers. The volunteer book givers personally hand out their copies to complete strangers, people who may never have owned a book of their own.

The library will be celebrating by handing out our special world book night selection as well as brand new children’s books for any child that attends all day long.

More events to come! Check the library website soon for more information.

We encourage children and adults, to join us for a night of fun.

 

Family Story Hour

“Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story”kite

Saturday, April 26th 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for our newest weekend story hour!  Bring your family and spend an hour enjoying spring stories and a kite craft! Families of all ages welcome! No registration required

Battle of the Books

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from 2-3 pm

Are you a 5th – 8th grader with a love of reading, trivia…and competition? If you are, then you’re invited to Battle of the Books. Last year, students from 22 libraries and 5 counties read 8 books and participated in the ultimate “battle of wits!”

Join us for pizza and a book discussion today!

Mah Jongg

 

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Mah Jongg

Tuesdays, April 29, May 13 and 27 at 6pm

For people who wish to learn or already know how to play

Cookbook Discussion Group

 

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Our next book is:

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics by Ina Garten

Join us on

May 3 at 2pm

for a good time and good food

 

 

Music in the Annex-Start of our Fifth Season!

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Wooden Nickel

Saturday, May 3 @ 7:30pm

Wooden Nickel is a four-piece acoustic/electric musical group based in Millerton, NY. Together as Wooden Nickel since 2007, their repertoire consists of an eclectic mix of folk, traditional, obscure covers and original music. The members of the group consist of Chris Shamkin on guitar and vocals, Lance Middlebrook on guitar, mandolin and vocals, John Mathews on bass guitar and vocals and Ken Hafford on percussion.

Doors open at 7:00PM.
$5 suggested donation at the door. Refreshments available.

For more concert information, contact the library at 518.789.3340

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Pre-Mother’s Day Sale!

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Spring Fling  Extravaganza 

Saturday, May 10 from 10 am-2 pm

 

Join the  Northeast-Millerton Library for our Pre-Mother’s Day Sale! Buy flowers or plants, baked goods, crafts, and gifts for Mother’s Day. Vendors include: Country Gardeners Florist, Kamilla’s Floral Boutique, Millerton Nursery & Garden Shop and our own Love Our Library Crafters.

Free family photos until noon and  balloons while supplies last .

 

Speaker in the Humanities

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19th Century Circus: Sex, Violence and PoliticsA lecture by David Carlyon
Saturday, May 10 at 2pm in the Library’s Annex

In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain described a circus as “the splendidest sight that ever was.” But despite this sweetly innocent image from 1883, Twain knew that circus before the Civil War had been raw stuff for rowdy audiences. Touring circus presented performers in skimpy clothes, and performances with a strong hint of sex. Reflecting a participatory age, talking clowns told dirty jokes and political jokes, bantering with raucous audiences. (One clown, Dan Rice, was nationally famous for his political wit, then ran for president – legitimately – from the ring.) The circus had to fight locals daily, with Hudson River towns especially notorious. But by the 1880s rowdiness became considered vulgar, the circus turned into innocent family amusement, and a sentimental symbol. Why did the circus change? How did politics change? How did America change?

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