Upcoming Events

Friends of the Woodstock Library Announce Scholarship Fund

The Friends of the Woodstock Library are proud to announce their first ever scholarship to be awarded to two qualified applicants in the amounts of $1,500 each. These awards will be given to use towards post-secondary educational advancement.

  • Recipients must reside in the Town of Woodstock, having made significant contributions to our community, specifically the library.
  • A two-part essay to include a biography and thoughtful views of the future of libraries is required.
  • Award recipients will be selected by May 1, 2015.
  • Any questions should be directed to: friends@woodstock.org or by calling: (845) 679-2213.

Because March 1, 2015 is a Sunday, applications submitted to The Senior High Counseling Center will be accepted through Monday, March 2, 2015.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party with Oliver Wyman

Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 10:30am. Free!
Join us for a special “Dr. Seuss Birthday Party” with storyteller and voice-over actor, Oliver Wyman (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/OllieWyman). He will read a marathon of Dr. Seuss books. Special party favors and treats!

Dr. Suess banner

Clay and Body Workshop with Jill Schwartz

Saturdays @ 2:00pm–2:45pm on: February 28, March 21, April 25, and May 30, 2015
Exploring movement and dance through creative play and clay! Sign-up with Lesley in the Children’s Room! For ages 3-5 years old. Let your hands and feet explore the cool fun of clay! Dance your body awake so you are ready to sculpt with clay. Enjoy the process of building group sculptures. Let them morph into amazing landscapes. Clay is a changing dance, ready to start anew.


Woodstock Library Forum: Symmetry and the Continuum: An Illustrated Talk by Laurie Kirby

Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 5:00pm. Free!
An illustrated historical romp through some of the paradoxes inherent in how we measure and classify our world. From the pentagram to the mandala and from the birth of logic to the birth of infinity. Laurie Kirby is a Professor of Mathematics at Baruch College (City University of New York) and a Woodstock resident. His alter ego, T.G. Vanini, performs his songs with the Princes of Serendip.

Library Forum Dates

January-March, 2015 Woodstock Library Forum dates are on the website calendar! PDF is available online and printed brochures are at the circulation desk.

Reading Dog Hour

Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm
For early readers! Sign up for a reading time in the children’s room. Children gain confidence in reading skills in a relaxed dog-kid friendly atmosphere.  Tierra is non-judgmental, attentive, and a perfect listener.


Tax Forms

Federal and New York State forms are here! Info regarding tax forms at the library.

Tax Forms Sign

“Community”: Woodstock Library Portrait Project with Claire Lambe

Starts: Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 12:00pm-4:00pm. Happening on most Fridays over the next few months!

Claire Lambe

On January 9, 2015, Woodstock-based artist Claire Lambe (http://www NULL.clairelambe NULL.net/) will begin a portrait project entitled, “Community,” at the Woodstock Library. This Friday and most Fridays over the next few months, from 12:00pm-4:00pm, she will be in the Art Books Room to paint whom-so-ever signs up to be painted. The idea is to create a picture of the community as it looks in 2015, and she is asking for volunteers from the local community to be volunteer participants. Her intention is that the portraits should be painted as much as possible from life – exceptions will be made for the very young, the elderly and others who cannot sit; these will be painted from photographic sources. Accommodation will also be made for people who aren’t free on Friday afternoons.

Claire has recently had a well-reviewed exhibition at the Uptown Gallery in Kingston and she encourages people to visit her website, www.clairelambe.net (http://www NULL.clairelambe NULL.net) to view her work and learn more the project on the “Projects” page where, on a drop-down menu, there is a page for “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) – there is a FAQ sheet at the library too. To participate, all you have to do is sign up. The only requirement is to be willing to donate two or, preferably, three hours to sit (there will be breaks!). There is a sign up sheet at the circulation desk and you may also sign up via the artist’s website (http://www NULL.clairelambe NULL.net/projects NULL.html) (click on the email icon). We hope a lot of people will participate and the project will be a good reflection of our community. Claire is also happy to have people come and watch while she works, or just hang out and look at the art books.

2015 Book Sale Schedule

2015 Book Sale dates are on the website calendar and listed online! Bookmarks with dates are TBA… First Book Sale of the Year is: Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 10:00am-3:00pm.

Woodstock Library Annex Updates

Info about the Future Woodstock Library Annex.