Upcoming Events

86th Annual Woodstock Library Fair

Saturday, July 22nd from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Woodstock’s oldest and largest celebration for the entire family! Travel the world at the Woodstock Library.

The 86th Annual Woodstock Library Fair’s theme is WOODSTOCK: CITIZENS OF THE WORLD.

Come for Great Events, Entertainment, Music, Books, Great Raffle Prizes, & Great Fun!

HONOREES: Gail Godwin, Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, & Dean Shambach

Great Expectations Raffle

Tickets $5 each or 5 for $20

Grand Prizes:

  1. Night at the Museum VIP (http://www NULL.amnh NULL.org/plan-your-visit/amnh-sleepovers) for 4
  2. Woodstock Staycation: Hotel & Dinner for 2
  3. Midnight Ramble Tickets (https://www NULL.levonhelm NULL.com/) @ Levon Helm Studios

Night at the Museum VIP for 4

Are you a Vendor? Download our Library Fair Vendor Application, or pick one up at the Circulation Desk.

Sponsored by: Friends of the Library of Woodstock, NY Inc.

National Disability Voter Registration Week

July 17 – July 21, 2017

Please join us in connecting our community members, some of whom live with disabilities, with the voting process. Your input and time is of great value to us.

By helping a friend register to vote (http://action NULL.everylibrary NULL.org/ndvrw?utm_campaign=ndvrwsignups&utm_medium=email&utm_source=votelibraries), you choose to empower our community.

Register to vote here (http://ulstercountyny NULL.gov/sites/default/files/voteform_0 NULL.pdf). Para español, apreta aquí. (http://ulstercountyny NULL.gov/sites/default/files/spanish-registration-form_0 NULL.pdf)

Woodstock Library Forum: A Talk with Jason Stern, Co-founder and President of Luminary Publishing and G.I. Gurdjieff Teacher

Saturday, July 29th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Jason Stern will discuss the cultural commons, which includes the inner work and its impact on community through the atmosphere we all create and share.

In 1993, Jason Stern founded Luminary Publishing which produces Chronogram and Upstate House to nourish cultural, creative, and community life in the Hudson Valley. He is also the author of Learning to be Human.

Ongoing Events

Reach for the Stars!

Join Woodstock Library’s Summer Reading Program for Fun, Learning and Fabulous Prizes!

June 29th – August 26th

Pick up your STAR-STUDDED READING BAG @ the Circulation Desk to Participate TODAY! DROP – OFF Bins for your Raffle Tickets located @ the Circulation Desk. 

~For WEEKLY Prizes~

Watch, read, or listen to any three items.

Hand in the list of titles with your name and contact information to be entered into our weekly drawing for prizes.

~For Our Summer GRAND Prize~

For 1 star – Relax with a magazine, listen to a music CD, or watch a DVD

For 2 stars – Enjoy a book or Audio CD

For 3 stars – Read to someone you care about (this includes pets)

For 4 stars – Use Zinio to browse through a magazine

For 5 stars – Download an Audio book or E-book

For 6 stars – Go to a library event, the Library Fair, or a book club meeting

For 7 stars – Read a book about Woodstock, libraries, or stars (either astronomical or Hollywood)

Accumulate at least 25 stars. 

Hand in the list of titles with your name and contact information to be entered into our August 26th drawing for spectacular prizes.

Workshop Writing to Heal the (w)Hole: Writing Your Recovery Story

Wednesday Evenings Upstairs: July 5th, July 12th, July 19th and August 2nd, 6:00pm – 7:45 pm

A 4 week long writing workshop for those who have been addicted to drugs or alcohol. The power of telling our story, externalizing our narrative through writing it down, is widely acknowledged
Workshop facilitators:
Peter Blum, C. Ht., C.I., M.S.C: Hypnosis instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists since 1993, Peter is currently a columnist for the Quarterly ” Unlimited Human” and he believes strongly in the power of writing and storytelling. He has a special interest in helping those dealing with the problem of drug addiction.
Deeber Berk, LMT, CASAC-t. Deeber was a wholistic body worker for 27 years and worked at The Wellness Center at the Omega Institute for 6 years. She has worked with thousands of people in public and private practice. Her interests are in addiction, recovery, brain science and what we can do to improve outcomes.

The Happy Booker

Happy Booker

Third Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Looking to expand your reading horizons? Join us for The Happy Booker Discussion Group! Choice of books made by participants.

This program meets in the library’s Reading Room on the third Wednesday of each month @ 6:30pm. All are welcome, join us!

The book for the July 19th meeting is: Nemesis by Philip Roth

  • Book for July, 2017Nemesis by Philip Roth
  • Book for August, 2017: TBA

Set in a Newark neighborhood during a terrifying polio outbreak, Nemesis is a wrenching examination of the forces of circumstance on our lives.
Bucky Cantor is a vigorous, dutiful twenty-three-year-old playground director during the summer of 1944. A javelin thrower and weightlifter, he is disappointed with himself because his weak eyes have excluded him from serving in the war alongside his contemporaries. As the devastating disease begins to ravage Bucky’s playground, Roth leads us through every inch of emotion such a pestilence can breed: fear, panic, anger, bewilderment, suffering, and pain.

Woodstock Book Club

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

August’s selection: Outline by Rachel Cusk

An innovative novel captures 10 conversations involving the narrator, a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during one oppressively hot summer in Athens.


Aging Film Series

Aging in the Movies: Film & Discussion Series

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
With Your Host, Sandi Eppy.

This monthly film & discussion series portrays older individuals aging gracefully, creatively, and with panache.

A film series that meets on the Second Floor on the fourth Wednesday of the month from: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

This month’s film: Venus. 

Academy Award nominee Peter O’Toole leads a powerful cast to deliver a charming and poignant portrayal of Maurice, an aging veteran actor who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie-the grandniece of his closest friend. When Mauriece tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, they give-and-take surprises both Maurice and Jessie as they discover what they don’t know about themselves. Featuring brilliant performances from a superb supporting cast, Venus is a witty and wise celebration of how the greatest lessons in life can come from the most unlikely places.

Making Music Together with Nathan Brenowitz

Thursday, July 27th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Making Music with Nathan Brenowitz

If you have never played or used to play or currently play an instrument at any level and want to make music together, this workshop is for you.

Going in many directions, we will learn exciting simple rhythms and fit melodies to those beats. We will break up into smaller groups and create harmonious ensembles. Along the way there will be an opportunity to learn about scales and write your own songs even if you never played an instrument. Take a chance there may be a Paul McCartney waiting to be unleashed!

Some instruments will be provided or please feel free to bring your own!

Crocheting and Knitting with Tea and Cookies

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

Next meetings:  July 11th, & July 25th 
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

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 #47 (July 2017)

View it on our YouTube Channel (https://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=incndPrdR-U&list=PLYWKCt6PiOlUhp3FMYGg2Smcq1bZPRutk&index=6)


Today & Tomorrow Jessica Kerr & Michael Hunt: Library Fair
What Book Are You Reading: Dorothea Marcus
Live at Library: Ian Worpole & Trio Mio

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