Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 27, 2016:

  • Tonight’s book reading with author, Leslie Malin, LCSW-R has been cancelled! New date is Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Halloween Treats

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 10:00am-5:00pm
Come to the library in your Halloween costume on Saturday and receive some Halloween Treats! Staff will be dressed up as Alice in Wonderland characters!

Halloween Treats

The Comeau Property Poetry and History Walk with Will Nixon and Weston Blelock

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 10:00am-11:30am at Comeau Property, 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY 12498
Join Will Nixon (http://willnixon NULL.com/) (Acrostic Woodstock) and Weston Blelock (WoodstockArts (http://woodstockarts NULL.com/)) for a walking tour of the Comeau Property with Richard Heppner, our town historian (http://woodstockny NULL.org), who will talk about the family who built and owned what is now the town hall as their summer estate. Also, David Aston-Reese of Bird-On-A-Cliff Theater (http://www NULL.birdonacliff NULL.org/) will treat us to some Shakespeare. A naturalist (or two) will discuss the landscape and the trees. Meet at Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498 the morning of. Sign up at Woodstock Library, 845-679-2213, limited to 20 participants. – LIST IS FULL!!! ONE SPOT LEFT ON WAIT LIST!!!!


Fall Fairy Workshop

Saturday, October, 29, 2016 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm
Fall Fairy Workshop with Jill Olesker. For ages 4-7 years old. Fairy Magic with stories and craft! Please register with Lesley in the Children’s Library.


Woodstock Library Forum: Gary Allen: Recent Food Writing

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 5:00pm
If you love food and laughter, you’ll arrive early for Gary Allen’s premiere appearance at the Library Forum. Gary will read from his new book, offer historic recipes demonstrating how crazy our ancestors were, and leave you hungering for more. Gary Allen (http://onthetable NULL.us/) eats, cooks, and scribbles in the Hudson Valley. This summer his most recent book, Can It! The Pleasures and Perils of Preserving Foods was published. It’s his third book for London’s Reaktion Books. He’s also written, edited, illustrated, or contributed to, some forty-odd books.

Woodstock Library Forums October-December, 2016

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

Halloween Story Journey 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm (Library is closed)
Make your way from the Halloween Parade on the Green to the Woodstock Library for a magical journey filled with non-scary stories and surprises for children ages 2+. Included this year: hearty chili, corn bread, and apple cider served on the front lawn with pre-journey activities. Sponsored by The Friends of The Woodstock Library. Volunteers Needed! Please let Lesley know if you can help with set-up, journey participation, or clean up.


Book Barn

Please note: Book Barn is CLOSED to donations: Sunday, November 6, 2016-Monday, January 2, 2017.

Tracy Bonham live at Levon Helm Studios presented by The Friends of the Woodstock Library

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ Gates: 6:30pm; Doors: 7:30pm; and Show starts at: 8:00pm
Event is happening at the Levon Helm Studios (http://www NULL.levonhelm NULL.com/index1 NULL.htm), 160 Plochmann Lane, Woodstock, New York 12498
$35.00; Standing Room: $25.00. Tickets are non-refundable and tax-deductible.
The Friends of the Woodstock Library present Tracy Bonham (http://www NULL.tracybonham NULL.com/) live at Levon Helm Studios (http://www NULL.levonhelm NULL.com/index1 NULL.htm) in Woodstock, NY on Friday November 11, 2016, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her debut album, the Grammy-nominated, gold album The Burdens of Being Upright, featuring the single, “Mother Mother”.

Tracy Bonham
All proceeds from this benefit concert will be donated to The Friends’ music program, including the long running “Live at the Library” series, and will be dedicated to the memory of Levon.

Ongoing Events

In Cold Blood: True Crime, an American Genre

Starts on Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 6:30pm-8:00pm
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

Big Library Read: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Online from: October 13-27, 2016
The eBook, This Is Where It Ends (http://mhls NULL.lib NULL.overdrive NULL.com/ContentDetails NULL.htm?id=95190124-6BE4-4B10-81A0-FF0EFDF36509) by Marieke Nijkamp will be available for every patron that wishes to read it—no holds, no wait lists. By participating in the Big Library Read (http://biglibraryread NULL.com/), you are joining a global movement of passionate readers and library patrons who support the availability of eBooks at libraries.

Big Library Read: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

The Happy Booker

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm
Looking to expand your reading horizons… New book discussion group forming… All choice of books made by participants. Bring 3 titles to first session. Join us for The Happy Booker Discussion Group! Meets in the Director’s Office on the third Wednesday of each month @ 6:30pm, starting on October 19, 2016. Please sign up at the Circulation Desk or call, 845-679-2213.

Book for November is: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Folwer. (http://karenjoyfowler NULL.com/)

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