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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Community Day for Ki
Millbrook
Saturday, Sep. 18, 10:00 - 2:00
On September 18th, there will be a children’s program at the library from 10 am – 2 pm with a special reading by children’s author Lesa Cline-Ransome, a pinwheel craft, and community readers. Come for all or just stay for a part.

Storytime with Abbey
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Miss Abbey hosts storytime on the lawn, reading My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing written by Nick Ortner & Alison Taylor with pictures by Michelle Polizzi

Make Your Own Pinwheel
10:30 am – 11:00 am
To complement My Magic Breath, kids can complete a pinwheel craft with Miss Abbey. Each child will have their own craft station and supplies will be collected and disinfected. The library will have supply kits available for kids who can’t come to the program if they’d like to do the craft at home.

Chalk Our Walk
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come make sidewalk chalk art around the library! We will have chalk for kids to use to draw their favorite character or book-themed drawing.

Meet the Author – Lesa Cline-Ransome
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Local author, Lesa Cline-Ransome, will read from her middle-grade trilogy, Finding Langston, and sign books.

Finding Your Story
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Inspired by Finding Langston, Miss Abbey will guide kids to write their own story or poem by using the erasure or blackout method. By crossing out words from old newspaper articles and saving others, young writers will craft a story or poem entirely their own.

Who’s Around Town?
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Three members from the Millbrook community–a choreographer, a zookeeper, and a restaurant owner–will each read a picture book about their profession and give a short presentation about what they do. 

Scavenger Hunt – Find Our Favorite Characters
All Day!
Hop inside the Children’s Room to find some of your favorite characters! Laminated and taped down throughout the Children’s Room, you’ll have to find them all to get a free book and a sweet treat! 
Community Read Discu
Millbrook
Saturday, Sep. 18, 10:30 - 11:15
Location: Millbrook Library

Facilitated by:
Gabe McMackin – Chef, Troutbeck
Tarajia Morrell – Food Writer and Restaurant Consultant
Ellie Brown – Grower, Stonewood Farm

The Millbrook Literary Festival, the Millbrook Library, and the Merritt Bookstore present our community read and discussion!
We have chosen four short books from Thich Nhat Hanh’s “How To” Collection: How to Eat, How to See, How to Fight, and How to Walk.

Everyone can choose one (or more!) books to read. They are being sold at a discounted price at the bookstore and the library. On September 18th, Millbrook Community Day, discussions around each book will be held throughout the village, moderated by community members. Feel free to come to more than one if you’d like!

 
Community Read Discu
Millbrook
Saturday, Sep. 18, 11:30 - 12:15
Location: Merritt Bookstore

Facilitated by:
Julie Hart – Senior Manager of Stewardship and Education at the Dutchess Land Conservancy
Ralph Schmidt – Adjunct Professor at the Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Millbrook Literary Festival, the Millbrook Library, and the Merritt Bookstore present our community read and discussion!
We have chosen four short books from Thich Nhat Hanh’s “How To” Collection: How to Eat, How to See, How to Fight, and How to Walk.

Everyone can choose one (or more!) books to read. They are being sold at a discounted price at the bookstore and the library. On September 18th, Millbrook Community Day, discussions around each book will be held throughout the village, moderated by community members. Feel free to come to more than one if you’d like!
Community Read Discu
Millbrook
Saturday, Sep. 18, 12:30 - 1:15
Location: Millbrook Library

Facilitated by:
Fr. Matt Calkins – Rector, Grace Church
Cat Greenstreet – Courage & Renewal® Facilitator and Author

The Millbrook Literary Festival, the Millbrook Library, and the Merritt Bookstore present our community read and discussion!
We have chosen four short books from Thich Nhat Hanh’s “How To” Collection: How to Eat, How to See, How to Fight, and How to Walk.

Everyone can choose one (or more!) books to read. They are being sold at a discounted price at the bookstore and the library. On September 18th, Millbrook Community Day, discussions around each book will be held throughout the village, moderated by community members. Feel free to come to more than one if you’d like!

 
Community Read Discu
Millbrook
Saturday, Sep. 18, 1:30 - 2:15
Location: Merritt Bookstore

Facilitated by:
Megan Brandow-Faller – Art Historian and Professor of History, City University of New York
Adam Brandow – PhD Candidate in the History of Decorative Art, Design, and Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center

The Millbrook Literary Festival, the Millbrook Library, and the Merritt Bookstore present our community read and discussion!
We have chosen four short books from Thich Nhat Hanh’s “How To” Collection: How to Eat, How to See, How to Fight, and How to Walk.

Everyone can choose one (or more!) books to read. They are being sold at a discounted price at the bookstore and the library. On September 18th, Millbrook Community Day, discussions around each book will be held throughout the village, moderated by community members. Feel free to come to more than one if you’d like!
Art Opening - Tricia
Millbrook
Saturday, Sep. 18, 6:00 PM
Join us for an art opening at the Millbrook Library. We will be showing Tricia Mendenhall's large-scale colored pencil drawings.

Tricia Mendenhall says "I am thrilled to be showing my drawings at the Millbrook Public Library.  I hope the Millbrook community will enjoy the work."

Come learn about the work, walk through the gallery, and enjoy some light refreshments.
Library Card Bingo
Millbrook
Monday, Sep. 20

September is Library Card Sign-Up month! Your library card gives you access to books, audiobooks, and DVDs, as well as all of our online resources. And this month, your library card gives you the chance to win some prizes! All ages can play Library Bingo. Kids can pick up a Bingo sheet at the Children’s Circulation Desk. Once they complete four activities in any direction, they can win a book from our prize display.

Adults and teens can pick up their Bingo sheet from the Main Circulation Desk. Adults and teens can fill out any row on the bingo card and bring it in for a prize. You can currently win a coupon for 10% off to Reardon Briggs, 10% to Uncle Al’s Thrift Shop, 10% off to Creel and Gow, 10% off to Merritt Bookstore, 15% off to Juniper, or 20% off to Lily’s Medi Spa.

Board Meeting
Millbrook
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 7:00
Butterfly-ing into F
Millbrook
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Ages: 5-8 years

 

Who is that fluttering around? As summer transforms into autumn, butterflies are still on the move! Join environmental educator Miss Ashley for a walk down the street to the Tribute Gardens to catch and identify butterflies, and discover what makes them fascinating and special in the insect world. The first ten children to register will receive a free book about butterflies!

 

As Education Program Leader at Cary Institute, Ashley Alred is always excited to inspire youth to think deeply and creatively about ecology and cultivate meaningful, fun connections to their local environment. In her personal time, Ashley loves to bird, bike, cook, read, and casually search for salamanders while hiking.

This program was made possible with funds from the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Club.

On the Lawn Storytim
Millbrook
Thursday, Sep. 23, 11:00 - 11:30
Join Miss Abbey for the first in-person storytime of 2021! Children and caregivers will enjoy circle time, a picture book read-aloud, and maybe a song or two! This week we’ll be reading “Lola at the Library” written by Anna McQuinn and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw.
Virtual Story Time w
Millbrook
Thursday, Sep. 23, 11:30 AM
Miss Abbey will read “Lola at the Library” written by Anna McQuinn and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw. Virtual story time videos will be posted on our Youtube channel each Thursday morning at 11:30AM and available to view on demand.
Handmade Toys and Pu
Millbrook
Friday, Sep. 24, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Local toymaker and artist Kardash Onnig will have a table set up in the Millbrook Library Gallery filled with his handcrafted toys for children to explore and learn with.

Drawing on the pedagogy of Rudolph Steiner, Onnig's toys are lovingly crafted to help young children explore color matching, shapes, and their own imagination. There will also be a chance for children to collaborate on a community puzzle, drawing on a piece of wood that will fit together into a whole.

This event is good for children aged 3-10, but all are welcome! So, stop in for a few minutes after school on Fridays in September, and don't forget to visit Onnig's art display in the Franklin Street entryway on display through the end of the month. 
Book Club - Afterlif
Millbrook
Friday, Sep. 24, 4:00 PM
Join the MillBook Club for our September read: Afterlife by Julia Alvarez in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. In this award-winning novel, Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves—lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack—but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words.

Read this engaging novel throughout the month and come meet with us for an hour-long discussion. Sign-up to get updates and join the discussion!

If you would like to participate virtually, please let us know when you register. You will receive a Zoom link!= to the event.
Tech Help
Millbrook
Friday, Sep. 24, 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.
Concert - Permanent
Millbrook
Saturday, Sep. 25, 7:00 PM
The Millbrook Library presents Permanent Phase, a synthwave power pop band influenced by the Beatles, John Carpenter movies, and all things 80s. Permanent Phase features Julio Seda on vocals and guitar, TJ Byrnes on vocals, bass, and synth, and Chris Seda on drums. This concert will last an hour on the library lawn. 

Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on and snacks. The library will provide chairs. In the case of rain, the concert will move indoors. Sign-up for reminder emails and updates! 

To learn more about the band visit:
https://www.instagram.com/permanentphase_reigns/
https://www.facebook.com/permanentphase
Banned Books Writing
Millbrook
Monday, Sep. 27

Ages: 5-13

 

Can you imagine a world where all books have been banned? 

 

Who banned them? And what would a person do to get their hands on one?

 

Write a story or draw up a comic that takes place in a world where all books have been banned.

 

Submit your story or comic to the library during Banned Books Week (September 26th-October 2nd) to win a banned book as your prize!

Library Card Bingo
Millbrook
Monday, Sep. 27

September is Library Card Sign-Up month! Your library card gives you access to books, audiobooks, and DVDs, as well as all of our online resources. And this month, your library card gives you the chance to win some prizes! All ages can play Library Bingo. Kids can pick up a Bingo sheet at the Children’s Circulation Desk. Once they complete four activities in any direction, they can win a book from our prize display.

Adults and teens can pick up their Bingo sheet from the Main Circulation Desk. Adults and teens can fill out any row on the bingo card and bring it in for a prize. You can currently win a coupon for 10% off to Reardon Briggs, 10% to Uncle Al’s Thrift Shop, 10% off to Creel and Gow, 10% off to Merritt Bookstore, 15% off to Juniper, or 20% off to Lily’s Medi Spa.

A Good Yarn - Millbr
Millbrook
Monday, Sep. 27, 5:00 - 6:00
Pre-teens, teens, and adults, come on down to the library for our knitting club -- all fabric arts from crochet to embroidery welcome! You can even drag in a sewing machine. This is an informal club chance to work on projects and chat with community members, but there will also be experienced knitters on hand to help instruct any newcomers hoping to pick up a relaxing hobby. The library will provide basic materials (yarn and needles) to those without any. 

This group will meet either in the Bennett Room or on the porch depending on the weather. Please reach out with any questions!
Banned Books Writing
Millbrook
Tuesday, Sep. 28

Ages: 5-13

 

Can you imagine a world where all books have been banned? 

 

Who banned them? And what would a person do to get their hands on one?

 

Write a story or draw up a comic that takes place in a world where all books have been banned.

 

Submit your story or comic to the library during Banned Books Week (September 26th-October 2nd) to win a banned book as your prize!

National Voter Regis
Millbrook
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 10:00 - 6:00
What’s better than engaging in the democratic process? The library will be participating in National Voter Registration Day with a table set up in front of the library on Franklin avenue.

Stop on by to register to vote, check your registration, or get voting information. Leave with a sticker that announces to the world your enthusiasm for civic proceedings!

This is a non-partisan national holiday celebrating our democracy. 

Please note that the recommended identification is your driver’s license number, but other identification methods are possible! 
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