Upcoming Events

NYLA’s Library Advocacy Day, March 1st, 2017

Each year library advocates from across New York State converge on Albany to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries.  Their efforts have resulted in over $11M in additional library aid since 2011. We’re joining them again this year! Library Director, Jessica Kerr, and several board members are heading to Albany.

Share a story how you benefit from your Library! February is Library Lover’s Valentine's Day Story HourMonth (http://www NULL.ilovelibraries NULL.org/). We’d love to share your words with your representatives.
Fill out a card at the circulation desk or email us (info null@null woodstock NULL.org). Tell us some way the Library helps you, makes you happy, or just rocks at something. If you want to share photos of what you love please email us (info null@null woodstock NULL.org)!
Looking for other ways to advocate for support to all NY Libraries? Visit NYLA’s Advocacy page (https://www NULL.nyla NULL.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review NULL.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=12&MenuKey=advocacy)
Thank you Woodstock!

Book Reading with Author Leslie Malin – Cracked Open: Reflections on the Transformative Power of Failure, Fear & Doubt

Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a book reading with author Leslie Malin (http://justthinkn NULL.com/) as she discusses her new book: Cracked Open: Reflections on the Transformative Power of Failure, Fear & Doubt. Cracked Open is a meditation. This volume combines quotations from many traditions and eras, coupled with the author’s reflections on their meaning.

Free Your Voice! Creative Writing Workshop for Adults with Dakota Lane

5:30 pm-7:30 pm, every Tuesday in March (3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28)

Free! Please register in advance at Library. All levels welcome. Please commit to come to the whole series.

More info:
Discover your voice and try on new forms, in this warm and encouraging workshop. Designed for beginners as well as old hacks, with fast, fun exercises as well as plenty of time to discuss and develop individual projects. Depending on class interest, we will explore fiction and creative non-fiction, poetry and other genres. Bring your favorite notebook, pen, or pencil.

Dakota Lane (http://dakotalane NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) is an award-winning author and has written for NY Times, Village Voice and numerous other publications. She has taught writing in the Hudson Valley since 1985.

Woodstock Library Forum: Woodstock Library Forum: Eve Baer & Dr. Ed Friedman: SAFE, CLEAN & GREEN ATOMIC ENERGY

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A “conversation” between two leading members of the Woodstock community that may change your mind about the positive value of Thorium-powered atomic energy. The Scientist, Dr. Ed Friedman, will talk about the development of a 4th generation atomic reactor using molten salt and fueled by Thorium. The Citizen, Eve Baer, speaks to those of us fearful of nuclear energy yet able to keep an open mind. Both have come to believe atomic energy offers hope for the future. Eve Baer has lived in Woodstock since 1964. Her son, a rocket scientist, changed her thinking about nuclear power. Dr. Ed Friedman is a physicist who has lived in Woodstock since 1974. Educated at MIT and Columbia, he is Professor Emeritus at Stevens Institute of Technology. He has had a prestigious career as a scientist, educator, and activist in international development.

Celebrating 3 decades of good talk! The Longest-Running Cultural and Public Affairs Forum in the Hudson Valley!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Woodstock Library.

Woodstock Library Forums: The Longest-Running Cultural and Public Affairs Forum in the Mid-Hudson Valley!

January-March 2017 Woodstock Library Forum Brochures

Are available at the Circulation Desk or online as a PDF.

January-May 2017 Live at the Library Brochure

Are available at the Circulation Desk or online as a PDF.

Tax Forms

We have received everything NY State and the IRS is sending us. We have a limited supply!

We currently have the following federal tax forms:

  • 1040 (with instructions)
  • 1040A (with instructions)
  • 1040EZ (with instructions)

We currently have the following New York state tax forms:

  • IT-1099-R
  • IT-114
  • IT-2
  • IT-201
  • IT-201-D
  • IT-201-I
  • IT-201-V
  • IT-213
  • IT-213-I
  • IT-214
  • -IT-215
  • -IT-215-I
  • IT-216
  • IT-216-I
  • IT-225
  • IT-225-I
  • IT-272
  • IT-272-I
  • NYC-210
  • NYC-210-I

For all other federal tax forms, click here. (http://www NULL.irs NULL.gov/forms)

For all other New York state tax forms and publications, click here. (https://www NULL.tax NULL.ny NULL.gov/forms/)

Ongoing Events

Crocheting and Knitting with Tea and Cookies

Happening on every other Tuesday of each month from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Next meetings:  February 21st, March 7th, March 21st
Come and craft in the Art Books Room. Browse terrific collections of patterns and do it yourself instructional materials. We will provide some yarn, crochet and knitting needles available for beginners. Crafters welcome to bring projects from home and share your knowledge with the community.

Crocheting and Knitting with Tea and Cookies

Book Club for Adults

Second Fridays @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm across Tinker Street at the Christian Science Reading Room

This month’s selection:

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. A senior-aged widow and widower forge a loving bond over shared loneliness and respective histories, provoking local gossip and the disapproval of their grown children in ways that are further complicated by an extended visit by a sad young grandchild. By the author of Plainsong. Reprint. A national best-seller.

Our souls at night by Kent Haruf

The Happy Booker

Third Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Looking to expand your reading horizons? Join us for The Happy Booker Discussion Group! All choice of books made by participants. Meets in the Reading Room on the third Wednesday of each month @ 6:30pm. Please sign up at the Circulation Desk or call, 845-679-2213.

Book for the March 15th meeting is: Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Happy Booker

Aging in the Movies: A Film Retrospective

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm
With Your Host, Sandi Eppy. This month’s film: Whales of August. A film series that meets on the Second Floor on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Tea will be available. Participants are welcome to bring snacks.

Aging Film Series

Tech Help

Thursdays: 12:00pm-4:00pm

Need help with:

  • A new device
  • Learning about digital borrowing
  • Questions about social media and email
  • Help with Microsoft Office
  • PCs and Macs
  • Something else entirely?

Willy, one of our library clerks, may be able to help you! Sign up at circulation desk for a 30-minute session, or
Schedule appointments by phone at 845-679-2213.

Want to BE a Tech Help Volunteer? Talk to library staff.

Tech Help with Willy

Woodstock Library Show #42 (February 2017)

View on our YouTube Channel (https://youtu NULL.be/Xew3P72mdaU)

Includes: Today & Tomorrow: Library Director, Jessica Kerr chats about the New Library Board for 2017, her vision for the Woodstock Library, as well as the ongoing Master Facilities Planning; “What Book Are You Writing?” with photographer and author, Frank Spinelli; Live at the Library performances from Karen Whitman and Rick Pantell; Steve Charney with Magic for Kids and Adults at a Friends of the Library sponsored event.

This show is produced by Barry Miller, Library Board Trustee.