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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Songs and Stories wi
Millbrook
Saturday, Dec. 4, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bindlestick Bill, a traveling troubadour, will present a program of sing-alongs, storytelling, juggling, and a talking sock-monkey. Bill has traveled throughout the Hudson Valley region for many years sharing his music with children and their families spreading the message about the beauty of the earth and one’s responsibility in taking care of it.
Art at Home Workbook
Millbrook
Monday, Dec. 6
Ages: 5-13 years

How will you be spending your December break away from school? What about doing some awesome art, crafts, and creations inside the Wassaic Project’s generously donated Art at Home workbooks? The workbooks include coloring pages, prompts for writing wacky mad lib stories, word searches, as well as instructions for various crafts like an anthropomorphic sculpture and paper fortune teller. Please register in order to pick up your copy starting on December 1st.
Happy Holidays Card!
Millbrook
Monday, Dec. 6
Ages: 0-13

With the holiday season upon us, who doesn’t like to send a colorful card to a friend, grandparent, or neighbor! Register on our calendar to pick up a card and materials to decorate your card for the special person you’re wanting to send holiday wishes to this year.
Teen DIY: Splash, Bu
Millbrook
Monday, Dec. 6
With this craft kit, we will be making bath bombs! Use them to relax, to give gifts, or just for the fun of watching things go fizz. Kits can be picked up at the children's circulation desk and are for ages 11 - 19.

Please fill out this survey regarding allergies, scent, and color preferences! https://forms.gle/fgJDKNeZ7GKSak5i8
Holiday Concert with
Millbrook
Monday, Dec. 6, 7:00 PM
Come get in the holiday spirit and listen to jazz singer and local musician Elli Fordyce in the library gallery. Elli Fordyce and her accompanists will be performing jazz standards and wintery tunes. Great for the entire family! 
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Elli knew she was a "torch" singer at the age of three, performing from her nursery-school balcony for her imagined audience on her imagined stage with imagined red velvet wallcoverings leaning on a grand piano in her long slinky black gown.

At 16, a boyfriend encouraged her to record "Sentimental Journey" (then a hit by Doris Day) at a booth in Times Square. She also sang with a small dance band at two dances that year, and at 18 was featured nightly for three months at a lounge on Cape Cod, when the leader of a jazz trio there took her under his wing. Elli followed that up at the University of Massachusetts her Freshman year, but being convinced to leave it all behind, she soon married instead.

Elli finally got her first pro gig at 30 and traveled around the US and nearby areas to perform off-and-on for 13 years. It's been a roller-coaster ride ever since, trying to crack the code, particularly from 1996 to 2012 as a New York jazz singer. During that period she also produced two critically acclaimed albums. 

Now on yet another "comeback," Elli is delighted to appear at the Millbrook Library on December 6 at 7pm. 
Dear Santa…
Millbrook
Tuesday, Dec. 7
Want to make sure Santa knows you are on the nice list this year? Stop by the library to drop off your letter to Santa in our very special mailbox. We’ll mail them to the North Pole for you!
Chair Yoga with Sama
Millbrook
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chair Yoga is a very gentle style of yoga in which students are not required to get down and up from the ground. There is standing work with the aid of a chair or not, as needed. These classes cover all the basics of yoga, including forward bending, twisting, extension, standing, balancing, and strengthening. Chair yoga is appropriate for people recovering from injury as well as those dealing with other conditions. Open to everyone. No need to bring your own equipment but you can bring a yoga mat if you want.
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After 22 years of a fast-paced life as an interior designer and business owner, Samantha made a conscious shift and commitment to focus on her health and wellbeing.  And now on this journey, she has merged both her past experience as a business owner and her yoga teachings and is the owner of Millbrook Yoga LLC. Samantha completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation in Hudson, NY under the enlightened guidance of her teachers Sondra Loring and Raghunath Cappo. Samantha has also completed her 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training at Satya in Rhinebeck.

During her training, Samantha learned the strength of connecting deeply into self-compassion and loving-kindness toward herself and others through movement, meditation, and breath. Samantha brings this compassion to her yoga teachings, helping people find acceptance and compassion within themselves.
DIY Crafting with Pi
Millbrook
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 4:30 - 6:00
Stop in at the library anytime for however long for crafting on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in December! This is a casual self-guided craft, with the library supplying all sorts of material including pine boughs. Feeling ambitious? Make a wreath! Want something simple? Just make a pine bouquet. No idea where to even start? Don’t worry! A library staff member will be on hand to demonstrate a very basic door hanging. We have pine boughs, ribbons, and beads. Good for all ages. You can put together your project right at the table or take material home with you. 

Thank you to BJs Christmas Tree Farm for generously donating pine material for this project. This program will be held in the Bennett Room downstairs. Masks are still required at the library.
Gingerbread House Co
Millbrook
Wednesday, Dec. 8
Nothing says the holiday season like a cozy (and delicious!) gingerbread house! Register online to pick up a Gingerbread House Cookie Kit to complete at home. Kits include pre-baked cookies, pre-made icing, and decorative candies. Pick up your kits from December 1 - December 23.
Kids’ Yoga for
Millbrook
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Ages: 5 years and up

Join Miss Alyssa, of Mindful Yoga with Liz, at the Millbrook Library for a children's yoga class focused on gratitude for others, our world, and ourselves. Practicing gratitude on a regular basis can improve our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Together, we will acknowledge all the good in our lives through yoga, books, crafts and games! Please bring your own yoga mat to the session.
Virtual Storytime wi
Millbrook
Thursday, Dec. 9, 11:30 AM
Miss Abbey will read “Winter is Coming” written by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Jim LaMarche. Virtual story time videos will be posted on our Youtube channel each Thursday morning at 11:30AM and available to view on demand
All Level Gentle wit
Millbrook
Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:00 - 7:00
Gentle Yoga is an eclectic mix of hatha yoga styles which includes, standing poses, slow vinyasa practice, floor work, pranayama, and meditation practices. The pace of gentle yoga is easy with plenty of instruction. These classes are appropriate for beginners as well people with yoga experience who prefer a more quiet practice. Please bring a yoga mat. 
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After 22 years of a fast-paced life as an interior designer and business owner, Samantha made a conscious shift and commitment to focus on her health and wellbeing.  And now on this journey, she has merged both her past experience as a business owner and her yoga teachings, and is the owner of Millbrook Yoga LLC. Samantha completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation in Hudson, NY under the enlightened guidance of her teachers Sondra Loring and Raghunath Cappo. Samantha has also completed her 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training at Satya in Rhinebeck.

During her training, Samantha learned the strength of connecting deeply into self-compassion and loving-kindness toward herself and others through movement, meditation, and breath. Samantha brings this compassion to her yoga teachings, helping people find acceptance and compassion within themselves.
Angels of Light Givi
Millbrook
Friday, Dec. 10
Help support a local family this holiday season by participating in our Giving Tree for the non-profit, Angels of Light. Angels of Light assists children and families with a life-threatening illness living in the Hudson Valley or whose life has been suddenly altered by an accident or loss of life.

Each tree is personalized with a framed picture of a family or child and has ornaments with a requested gift displayed on them. Take an ornament of your choosing and purchase the item. Return the unwrapped gift in a gift bag, with the receipt and ornament back to the library and place it under the Giving Tree no later than December 10, 2021.

These gifts are all collected and delivered by the Angels of Light to their respective families just in time for the holidays.
Wildlife Whodunnit!
Millbrook
Saturday, Dec. 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Who left those tiny tracks that look like handprints? Who built that huge leafy nest high in the tree? And what in the world is that little pile of brown pebbles doing in the yard?

Join Cary Institute educator Miss Ashley in a full-blown investigation of the wonderful wildlife living in Millbrook this winter.

We will get our magnifying glasses out (and perhaps some binoculars, too!), tune in with all of our senses, and flip through field guides to uncover the mysterious clues left behind by our animal neighbors.
Community Caroling i
Millbrook
Saturday, Dec. 11, 400 - 6:00
Come join us for an evening of community caroling in the village of Millbrook on Saturday, December 11 from 4 pm to 6 pm. We will gather at the Millbrook Library at 4pm.  This event is hosted jointly by Millbrook Arts Group & The Millbrook Library. Local high school & middle school bands and choirs will be performing on the front lawn of the Library prior to heading out into the community to carol. ** Activities include: ugly sweater competition, crafting and selfie-station. **Minors must be accompanied by an adult**
Art at Home Workbook
Millbrook
Monday, Dec. 13
Ages: 5-13 years

How will you be spending your December break away from school? What about doing some awesome art, crafts, and creations inside the Wassaic Project’s generously donated Art at Home workbooks? The workbooks include coloring pages, prompts for writing wacky mad lib stories, word searches, as well as instructions for various crafts like an anthropomorphic sculpture and paper fortune teller. Please register in order to pick up your copy starting on December 1st.
Happy Holidays Card!
Millbrook
Monday, Dec. 13
Ages: 0-13

With the holiday season upon us, who doesn’t like to send a colorful card to a friend, grandparent, or neighbor! Register on our calendar to pick up a card and materials to decorate your card for the special person you’re wanting to send holiday wishes to this year.
Teen DIY: Splash, Bu
Millbrook
Monday, Dec. 13
With this craft kit, we will be making bath bombs! Use them to relax, to give gifts, or just for the fun of watching things go fizz. Kits can be picked up at the children's circulation desk and are for ages 11 - 19.

Please fill out this survey regarding allergies, scent, and color preferences! https://forms.gle/fgJDKNeZ7GKSak5i8
Dear Santa…
Millbrook
Tuesday, Dec. 14
Want to make sure Santa knows you are on the nice list this year? Stop by the library to drop off your letter to Santa in our very special mailbox. We’ll mail them to the North Pole for you!
DIY Crafting with Pi
Millbrook
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 4:30 - 6:00
Stop in at the library anytime for however long for crafting on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in December! This is a casual self-guided craft, with the library supplying all sorts of material including pine boughs. Feeling ambitious? Make a wreath! Want something simple? Just make a pine bouquet. No idea where to even start? Don’t worry! A library staff member will be on hand to demonstrate a very basic door hanging. We have pine boughs, ribbons, and beads. Good for all ages. You can put together your project right at the table or take material home with you. 

Thank you to BJs Christmas Tree Farm for generously donating pine material for this project. This program will be held in the Bennett Room downstairs. Masks are still required at the library.
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