Upcoming Events

Community Meeting

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:00am-12:00pm
Master Plan Consultants (Library planner Alex Cohen (http://www NULL.acohen NULL.com/) and architect Harvey Cohn (http://www NULL.ecoarchitect NULL.com/)) will present conceptual designs. There will be a public be heard section of the meeting. Free and open to the public and meets at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center (http://woodstockcommunitycenter NULL.org/), 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498.

Community Meeting for the Master Planning

Sign Language Story Hour

Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 11:00am
Seasonal/winter favorite stories are learned through sign language with Cass. Ornament craft making right after with Mei. Materials will be set up and available all day in the Art Books Room of the library! Ideal for 2-adult.


Digital Animation workshops with Spark Media – Sessions are full but there is a wait list!

Saturday, December 3; 10;  and 17, 2016 @ 1:00pm-4:00pm
Create and animate digital puppets with Spark Media (http://sparkmediaproject NULL.org/)! Learn the steps of properly building digital puppets and background scenes in Adobe Photoshop. Then, using Adobe Character Animator, participants will write a short skit and animate their puppets, giving them facial expressions, movements, and a voice. Last, they’ll add backgrounds and recorded animations into Adobe After Effects to bring the whole scene together as a completed short video animation! This workshop is funded by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation (http://theoconnorfoundation NULL.org/).

Sign up with Lesley in the Children’s Library. This is a 3-session series. One must commit to all 3 Saturday sessions: December 3; December 10; and December 17, 2016! Ages 12+.

Spark Media Project

New Book Drive for Woodstock Elementary students

Friday, November 18, 2016-Thursday, December 15, 2016
GIVE A CHILD A BOOK AND WATCH A MIND GROW! Donate NEW books for children and teens. Books will benefit the children of the Woodstock Elementary School. Drop off new book(s) at the Woodstock Library (5 Library Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498, 845-679-2213) and/or West Hurley Library (http://westhurleylibrary NULL.org/) (42 Clover Street, West Hurley, NY 12491, 845-679-6405) Circulation Desks or at The Golden Notebook (http://www NULL.goldennotebook NULL.com/) (29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498, 845-679-8000). 20% off of books purchased AND donated at the Golden Notebook! 

Book Drive Woodstock Elementary

Poetry Barn presents: Astronomical Winter: A Conspiracy of Love Featuring Therese Broderick, Cait Johnson, and Will Nixon

Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 6:30pm–8:30pm
Join three luminous literary talents to usher in the winter solstice and celebrate the spirit of the holidays! Albany’s Therese Broderick, Rhinebeck’s Cait Johnson, and Woodstock’s own Will Nixon will bring the heat, igniting your heart’s pilot light and setting your toes aglow. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” (Hamilton Wright Mabie, 1846 -1916). Hosted by Poetry Barn (http://www NULL.poetrybarn NULL.co/). An open mic will follow.

Poetry Barn presents: Astronomical Winter: A Conspiracy of Love Featuring Therese Broderick, Cait Johnson, and Will Nixon

Woodstock Library Forum: Julie Parisi Kirby, T. G. Vanini and Jude Roberts: A Winter Concert

Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 5:00pm
The concert will be a mix of original and traditional folk songs. Julie’s (http://julieparisikirby NULL.com/) album, In Her Dream, has been played on over 155 stations, nationally and internationally, and was on the Roots & Music Report for the sub-genre Folk for July and August. It includes original songs written by Julie and T.G. Vanini.

Woodstock Library Forums October-December, 2016

Dates are on the web calendar. PDF of the brochure.

Live at the Library: A Jazzy Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
A Jazzy Christmas with guitarist Peter Einhorn (http://www NULL.petereinhorn NULL.com/), vocalist Veronica Nunn (http://veronicanunn NULL.com/), acoustic bassist Peter Swanson (http://www NULL.peter-swanson NULL.com/), saxophonist George DeLeon and special guests!

Live at the Library Jazzy Christmas

Tech Help

Tuesdays: 4:00pm-7:00pm

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

We have volunteers here that may be able to help you! Sign up at circulation desk for a 30-minute session. Want to BE a Tech Help Volunteer? Talk to library staff.

Tech Help

Ongoing Events

In Cold Blood: True Crime, an American Genre

Starts on Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 6:30pm-8:00pm
Session for 11/17/16 has been cancelled. New date added for 12/15/16!
True Crime Writing Discussion Series
. Six-session discussion series that will focus on true crime writing, a sometimes under-respected genre of American writing, not often given the critical approbation it deserves. Discussing in depth two texts that are exemplar of crime writing, exploring themes, history and current media, as well as individual insights based on your opinions and experiences.

Texts: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, and True Crime: An American Anthology ed. Harold Schechter. (Books can be borrowed through the Library but must be returned and may not be marked up or written in.)

Facilitated by: Sheila Isenberg, the author of Muriel’s War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance (MacMillan), A Hero of Our Own: The Story of Varian Fry (Random House), Women Who Love Men Who Kill (Simon & Schuster) and co-author of My Life as a Radical Lawyer (Carol Publishing) and The Life and Times of Ron Brown, A Memoir by His Daughter Tracey L. Brown (Wm Morrow). A member of PEN, the Authors’ Guild, and Women Writing Women’s Lives biographers’ seminar, she has been a reporter, a press secretary, an adjunct professor of English, and is currently director of media relations for the Woodstock Comedy Festival.

Where: Sessions will be held at the Woodstock Library in the Reading Room or Upstairs. (Accommodations will be made if someone is unable to meet in the upstairs space. Please let us know when you register)

Register: Call 845-679-2213 or email info@woodstock.org. Registration required.

Sponsored by: The New York Council for the Humanities (http://www NULL.nyhumanities NULL.org/) and the Woodstock Public Library.


True Crime FB

The Happy Booker

Third Wednesdays @ 6:30pm-7:30pm
Looking to expand your reading horizons… New book discussion group formed… All choice of books made by participants. Join us for The Happy Booker Discussion Group! 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 December is: The Terra-Cotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri.

Happy Booker

Crocheting and Knitting with Tea and Cookies

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

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