Millbrook Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Millbrook Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Poetry Workshop - Cl
Millbrook
Monday, Apr. 19, 6:00 PM
For our last poetry workshop of the month, published poet and teaching artist Abbey Gallagher will introduce writers of all experience levels to various figurative language techniques that are used in poetry writing. Abbey will offer several prompts to practice using each technique and poets will be encouraged to share their work. Bring your paper, pencil, and imagination. This program is for adults. Register for this program to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.
Board Meeting
Millbrook
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 7:00
Early Literacy Infor
Millbrook
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 6:00 - 7:00
We all know that reading to our infants and toddlers is an important way to nurture their early literacy skills. But did you know that there are additional ways to encourage your child’s early literacy development other than reading? Join Children’s Literacy Coordinator, Abbey Gallagher, to learn more about these additional strategies for your young child. This program is ideal for parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers, but parents and caregivers of all ages are welcome. Register to receive a Zoom link to the meeting.
Walking Tour at Inni
Millbrook
Thursday, Apr. 22, 10:00 AM
Celebrate Earth Day and enjoy a free walking tour at Innisfree Garden with Landscape Curator, Katherine H. Kerin. Established in the mid-20th century, Innisfree Garden is considered one of the premier gardens of America and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Masks and distancing will be required. This event caps at 25 people, so sign up now for a spot!

Please note that the gardens will not be in full bloom by this point in April, but there will still plenty to look at. Plan to wear walking shoes. 

To help us ensure social distancing please make sure every member of your party is registered separately, including all children above the age of 3. Thank you!
Online Yoga
Millbrook
Thursday, Apr. 22, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join Samantha Free & The Millbrook Library via Zoom for all-level flow yoga classes on Thursdays from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. This class is perfect for beginners as well as people who have done yoga before.

Bring to your mat: blocks (books. cans of soup), strap (belt, tie, scarf, hand towel), and either a small blanket or bath towel.

Please email Samantha at sfree1928@gmail.com to be added to this Zoom Class Email list. There is a suggested donation of $15 for this class, but if you would prefer not to pay, you are more than welcome to participate.

Venmo donations can be sent to @millbrookyoga
Paypal donations can be sent to millbrookyoga@gmail.com
Mailed donations can be sent to PO Box 1165, Millbrook NY 12545

Please pre-register for class each week by emailing Samantha (paying for class if you would like to) and then the link will be sent to you.

Please register no later than 1/2 hour before the start time.

Any last-minute problems please text Samantha @ 917-710-2125
Virtual Story Time w
Millbrook
Thursday, Apr. 22, 11:30 AM
Miss Abbey will read “The Home Builders” written by Varsha Bajaj and illustrated by Simona Mulazzani. Virtual story time videos will be posted on our Youtube channel each Thursday morning at 11:30AM and available to view on demand. 
The WRITE Stuff: Mid
Millbrook
Thursday, Apr. 22, 4:30-5:00 PM
Ages: 8-11 years old

In honor of National Poetry Month, join Miss Abbey for a writing workshop where young writers will learn about and practice erasure poetry (also known as blackout poetry). Please bring newspapers or magazines and a black marker to this meeting. Register your young writer on our calendar to receive a Zoom link before the meeting.
Tech Help
Millbrook
Friday, Apr. 23, 4:30 - 6:00
Need help with a computer or smartphone? Want to learn how to use the library's online resources? Sign up for a one on one virtual class with our library staff on Fridays from 4:30 - 6. Classes are limited to thirty-minute sessions. Register for the event and specify your time slot to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Seed Giveaway
Millbrook
Saturday, Apr. 24, 10:00 - 3:00
The library will be giving away 100 packets of seeds from Hudson Valley Seed! We will have a table set up in front of the library. Stop by and learn about the library's mission to become more sustainable. The seed packet is made up of plant species that provide refuge for pollinators including New England Aster, Plains Coreopsis, Penstemon, Indian Blanket, Evening Primrose, Wild Bergamot, Milkweed, and Ohio Spiderwort. Help your local bees and butterflies, as well as grow some beautiful flowers.
Poetry Open Mic Nigh
Millbrook
Monday, Apr. 26, 6:00 PM

In celebration of National Poetry Month, join us for a Poetry Open Mic Night on the library front lawn! Come read poetry, original poetry or a favorite classic, or just stop by and listen. All ages and skill levels welcome! Masks and distancing required. 

This event is in collaboration with Millbrook Arts Group and poetryline.

poetryline is supported by the Millbrook Tribute Garden, HW Wilson Foundation, Millbrook Literary Festival, Millbrook Business Association, Bates Miyamoto Design, Four Way Books, Merritt Bookstore, and J. Velletri and Sons. 
Drawing Club for Ear
Millbrook
Tuesday, Apr. 27, 5:00 - 5:30 PM
Ages: 7-12 yrs. 

Join the Drawing Club for Earthlings this week as we take on SWEETS! Illustrator Kelly Dillon will show young artists how to create cupcakes, ice cream pops, donuts, and more. Please bring paper and some drawing materials like pencils, crayons or colored pencils. Register your young artist on our calendar to receive a Zoom link before the meeting.
Finding Your 300 Yea
Millbrook
Tuesday, Apr. 27, 6:00 PM
Join genealogy expert, Sarah Gutmann, for a deep-dive into the numerous genealogy websites and resources you can use to trace your family’s lineage. In addition to the “Big Four” genealogy websites - Ancestry, Family Search, My Heritage, and Find My Past - participants will also learn how to use national archives, online databases, and other tools to learn more about their past. You must register to receive the Zoom link for this event. 
Arts & Crafters - Co
Millbrook
Wednesday, Apr. 28, 5:00 - 6:00
Ages: 5-12 yrs.

Join Miss Abbey for an hour of springtime arts and crafts. Arts and Crafters will make their own coffee filter butterflies! Register on our calendar to pick up your craft bag with supplies in the Children’s Room at the library starting April 22nd and receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting.
Online Yoga
Millbrook
Thursday, Apr. 29, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join Samantha Free & The Millbrook Library via Zoom for all-level flow yoga classes on Thursdays from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. This class is perfect for beginners as well as people who have done yoga before.

Bring to your mat: blocks (books. cans of soup), strap (belt, tie, scarf, hand towel), and either a small blanket or bath towel.

Please email Samantha at sfree1928@gmail.com to be added to this Zoom Class Email list. There is a suggested donation of $15 for this class, but if you would prefer not to pay, you are more than welcome to participate.

Venmo donations can be sent to @millbrookyoga
Paypal donations can be sent to millbrookyoga@gmail.com
Mailed donations can be sent to PO Box 1165, Millbrook NY 12545

Please pre-register for class each week by emailing Samantha (paying for class if you would like to) and then the link will be sent to you.

Please register no later than 1/2 hour before the start time.

Any last-minute problems please text Samantha @ 917-710-2125
Virtual Story Time w
Millbrook
Thursday, Apr. 29, 11:30 AM
Miss Abbey will read “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms” written by Julia Rawlinson and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. Virtual story time videos will be posted on our Youtube channel each Thursday morning at 11:30 AM and available to view on demand. 
MillBook Club - City
Millbrook
Thursday, Apr. 29, 6:00 PM
Come join the MillBook Club for our April read of City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. A New York Times bestseller, City of Girls takes place in the 1940s and follows the exploits of nineteen-year old Vivian Morris, a Vassar drop-out who moves in with her aunt and joins the high-drama theatre world of Manhattan. Part romance, part history, part coming-of-age novel, City of Girls explores female sexuality, love, and authenticity. Get it from the library or listen to the audiobook and come discuss it with us on Thursday, April 29th at 6 pm. This is a virtual event held online using Zoom.
 
Blackout/Redacted Po
Millbrook
Friday, Apr. 30
In celebration of National Poetry Month, we're inviting teens to create blackout poems from the book pages we provide. "A blackout poem is when a poet takes a black marker to already established text and starts redacting words until a poem and/or picture is formed. This program is open to pre-teens and teens, in grades 6-12. Registration is required and kits can be picked up at the Millbrook Library - Children's Room Circulation Desk from April 1st thru the 30th.
Sew So Easy: Bunnies
Millbrook
Friday, Apr. 30
For April's So Sew Easy project, we'll be taking a small tin and creating a little bedroom for a felt bunny and bear to sleep in. This program is open to pre-teens and teens, in grades 6-12. Registration is required and kits can be picked up at the Millbrook Library - Children's Room Circulation Desk from April 1st thru the 30th.
Teen DIY Craft Club
Millbrook
Friday, Apr. 30
Choose from 6 different ceramic gnomes! Paint and brush will also be provided. This program is open to pre-teens and teens, in grades 6-12. Registration is required and kits can be picked up at the Millbrook Library - Children's Room Circulation Desk from April 1st thru the 30th.

 
Spring Card Kit
Millbrook
Friday, Apr. 30, 10:00 AM
Celebrate spring at the library! Pick up a card kit and make three adorable spring-themed cards. Kit does not come with adhesives. You must register online to receive a kit. Kit comes with all paper pre-cut for easy assembly and instructions.
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