Upcoming Events

Woodstock Library Forum: Bonnie Anderson: The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer, A Reading

March 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A Reading. More famous in the 1850s than either Elisabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony, Ernestine Rose has been unfairly forgotten. Born in Poland in 1810, she rebelled against her father’s choice of a husband for her, sued successfully for the return of her dowry, and then left her family, Judaism, and Poland forever. She spent the 1830s in London where she followed the socialist teaching of Robert Owen. She met her husband in his movement, and in 1836 the couple emigrated to New York. They lived in New York until 1869, when they returned to England. Ernestine became a famous feminist, freethinker, and abolitionist in both nations until her death in 1892. The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter restores her to her rightful place in history. Bonnie Anderson is Professor of History Emeritus at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. This is her 4th book in Women’s History.

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!

Chinese Brush Painting with Linda Shultz.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chinese Brush Painting is a simplistic and meditative way to paint. Using the “Four Treasures”: the brush, the ink, the ink stone, and the paper, one can learn the painting techniques to create the “Four Gentlemen”: the bamboo, the orchid, the plum and the chrysanthemum. Each “Gentleman” introduces a new stroke or idea and reinforces techniques already learned.

Registration cost is $5. Sign up at the circulation desk or by calling 845-679-2213.

Registration is capped at 20.

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 selected New York state tax forms, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For ALL of the federal tax forms online, click here. (http://www NULL.irs NULL.gov/forms)

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

Woodstock Village & History Poetry Walk with Will Nixon, William Rhoads, Lissa Kiernan, Tina Barry, and Ryan Clinesmith

Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Join Will Nixon, whose Acrostic Woodstock found its poetic muse in our village, and Weston Blelock, publisher of WoodstockArts, for a village walking tour with special guests, William Rhoads, author of the preeminent guide to Ulster County architecture, and Lissa Kiernan, founder of the Poetry Barn, and her fellow poets Tina Barry and Ryan Clinesmith. We’ll celebrate National Poetry Month as we venture into the past. We’ll start at the library on 10 am, Saturday, April 8th, and finish by 11:30. Please sign up in advance at the library. Limited to twenty.

Ongoing Events

The Happy Booker

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.

This program 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.

The book for the April 19th meeting is: Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by the oppressive and all controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules in hopes of ending this oppression.

Aging Film Series

Aging in the Movies: A Film Retrospective

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm
With Your Host, Sandi Eppy.

This month’s film: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. 

All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, Mrs Palfrey strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer, Ludovic Meyer. Fate brings them together after she has an accident outside his basement flat. The two newly found friends discover they have a lot more in common with each other than they do with other people their own age. Ludovic inadvertently leads Mrs. Palfrey through her past; Mrs. Palfrey inadvertently leads Ludovic to his future…

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

Tea will be available.  Participants are welcome to bring snacks.

Book Club for Adults

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

April’s selection:

Faithful by Alice Hoffman. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.

Crocheting and Knitting with Tea and Cookies

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

Next meetings:  March 21st, April 4th, and April 18th.
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 #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.