Upcoming Events

Making Music Together with Nathan Brenowitz 

May 31st, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30pm

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!

Repeating monthly on 4th Friday.

Nathan Brenowitz (http://woodstockrhythmcircles NULL.com/) started out playing piano as a student at the Julliard School and then moved to the trumpet playing in classical and jazz orchestras and then discovered conga drums. He says he hasn’t been the same since! He studied in Cuba, Brazil, and South Africa and has for the past 20 years taught percussion and trumpet in the New York City area. He is currently playing in a blues band and leads music workshops in schools, hotels, and businesses.

Making Music with Nathan Brenowitz

Aging Film Series

Aging in the Movies: Film & Discussion Series

Wednesday, May 24, 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: Calendar Girls. 

A Golden Globe – nominated British comedy based on the true story of a group of women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for leukemia research.

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

Discussion of DRAFT Master Facilities Plan Report with Library Consultants ADG/Cohn

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock

Evening will include presentations by the consultants, board members and discussion.
Public Be Heard – please come share your opinion. 
To read Draft Report visit www.woodstock.org/planning or visit the Library.

Job Opportunity for Teens!

Woodstock Summer Recreation Program is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Aquatics Director
  • Athletics
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Lifeguards
  • Counselors
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Counselors – in – Training (CIT’s)

Must be 16 or older to apply. For more information, call Lynn at 845-679-2113 Ext 303.

Camp dates are from 6/26 – 8/17. Applications are available online at woodstockny.org, or in the Woodstock Library Young Adult Section.

AARP Driver Safety Class
at Woodstock Fire Co #1

Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

at 242 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498

The Woodstock Library is hosting an AARP Defensive Driving Course, with instructor Woodstock Fire Department Member/Commissioner, Mike Lourenso. (There will be a lunch break and other breaks as needed).

Price: $20.00 for AARP members; $25 for non-AARP members. Make checks out to “AARP”.

Please register at Woodstock Library, stop by or call: (845) 679-2213. Limited to 30 people. There will be a wait list if the class fills up!

Woodstock Library Forum: Fictional & Personal Narrative Workshop Public Reading

Saturday, June 3rd from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

A public reading by participants in Nancy Kline’s Spring 2017 Creative Writing workshop.

Participants: 

Marvin Cotlar
Laurie Heaven
Sheri Safier
Mark Friedman
Maya Milne
Doug Sheer
Urana Kinlen
Rachael Romero
Linda Kirkland
Nora Licht

Nancy Kline is a writer, translator, and experienced teacher. She has taught at Harvard, UCLA, U Mass-Boston, Wellesley, and Barnard, where she served as Founding Director of the Writing Program. She currently teaches for the Bard Prison Initiative. Her stories, memoirs, essays, and translations have appeared widely, most recently in Saranac Review, Sinister Wisdom, and Brooklyn Rail. She has published nine books, and her reviews appear regularly in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Current projects include a book-length translation of Armand Gatti’s “The Five Resistance Names of Georges Guingouin” and an extended narrative essay set in a women’s prison in French-speaking Africa.

Kevin Cahill Mobile District Office

Thursday, June 8th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

Connect with our representative’s staff here at the Woodstock Library.

Assemblymember, Kevin A. Cahill represents us in Assembly District 103. Stop by the Reading room to relate concerns or give comments. Some information will be provided.

More info http://nyassembly.gov/mem/Kevin-A-Cahill/ (http://nyassembly NULL.gov/mem/Kevin-A-Cahill/)

Woodstock Library Forum: Julie Parisi Kirby & T.G. Vanini and Jude Roberts in Concert

Saturday, June 10th from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

The concert will include both original and traditional songs. Julie Parisi Kirby has been singing all of her life including 20 years with T.G. Vanini in The Princes of Serendip. Julie’s first solo album, In Her Dream, was on the Folk DJ’s top-50 chart for four months in 2016. They will be joined by singer songwriter Jude Roberts.

Ongoing Events

Woodstock Library’s 2nd Annual Pet Food Drive

Donations for the Saugerties Animal Shelter will be accepted throughout the month of May!

Here is a list of items the library will accept:

  • Used blankets and sheets
  • Unopened wet and dry cat and dog food
  • Unopened cat litter
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Gift cards

http://www.saugertiesanimalshelter.com (http://www NULL.saugertiesanimalshelter NULL.com)

Poetry Workshop for Adults with Susan Sindall

Tuesdays: May 2nd – June 27th, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:45 pm

This class will focus on poems written by the participants, who will be encouraged to read their work aloud. After a second reading by someone else, members of the group will describe what they’ve heard and offer suggestions.

We’ll discuss the process of revision, and the specifics of line breaks, word choices, tone and intention. Our aim is to listen carefully and support each other’s work.

The class is limited to 10 people. Participants should each bring ten copies of the poem they want to share with the group.

To sign up: Please write to Susan Sindall,  suesin@earthlink.net, and include two of your poems plus a short (2 – 3 sentences) description of a poem by something else, including why you like it. 

Susan Sindall

Susan Sindall (http://www NULL.susansindall NULL.com/) is an award-winning, published poet who is also known as gifted teacher of poetry and winning. While working towards her degree from New York University, she taught for Teachers and Writers Collaborative. Residencies awarded by the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts provided quiet retreats. In 2005, she earned an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College. She is a founding editor of Heliotrope, a journal of poetry and lives in the Hudson Valley with her composer husband. Their son and daughter, with spouses and two grandsons, often visit.

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! 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 June 21st meeting is: Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

 

Woodstock Book Club

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

June’s selection:

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith (http://www NULL.martincruzsmith NULL.com/). A new standalone novel by the award-winning author of Gorky Park follows a turbulent love affair between a fisherman and a Jewish woman on the run in occupied 1945 La Serenissima.

Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman’s body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble.

Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini’s broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon.

The Girl from Venice is a thriller, a mystery, and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away. Most of all it is a love story.

Aging Film Series

Aging in the Movies: Film & Discussion Series

Wednesday, May 24, 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: Calendar Girls. 

A Golden Globe – nominated British comedy based on the true story of a group of women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for leukemia research.

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

Crocheting and Knitting with Tea and Cookies

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

Next meetings:  May 30th, June 13th, & June 27th
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 #45 (May 2017)

View on our YouTube Channel (https://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=lsIhAygvTMs&list=PLYWKCt6PiOlUhp3FMYGg2Smcq1bZPRutk&index=4)

Includes:

Today & Tomorrow : Jessica Kerr, Director – Workshops with Nancy Kline and Susan Sindall, May 6th-14th Healthy Ulster Events, Making Music Together with Nathan Brenowitz, Dakota Lane Teen Writing Workshop, Shadow Puppet Workshop for kids with Grian MacGregor, Friends are working on Guitar Sculpture/Little Free Library, Library Board Vacancy

What Book are you Reading? : Barry Samuels

Live at the Library : Marji Zintz & Jeff Entin

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