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The Story of the Gomez Mill House
Virtual Tour Now Available on Our Discover Marlboro App!
Earlier this year the Marlboro Free Library and the Gomez Mill House were recipients of a Library & Museum Partnerships Project grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Marlboro Free Library and the Gomez Mill House have worked together to create a virtual tour of the Gomez Mill House, one of the oldest Jewish Heritage sites in North America. This tour, The Story of the Gomez Mill House, is now available on our Discover Marlboro app!
Discover Marlboro: The Story of the Gomez Mill House is supported with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS; imls.gov) and administered by the Southeastern NY Library Resources Council.
Thank you to Senator Skoufis for providing the Library with COVID test kits! Tests can be picked up at our circulation desk during open hours and are limited to one kit per each member of a household. Remember if you aren't feeling well, kits can be requested via curbside. Just give us a call!
Adult Programs
Participants must register prior to all programs.

Please register on our events calendar, or follow the program links and instructions below.
MFL Walking Club Continues
Wednesday, August 3 & August 17
10:00-11:00 am
*Weather permitting*
Connect with the outdoors and your neighbors as we try out a new walking trail each week. Check our online calendar for meeting locations and weather-related updates.

Registration required. Please register for each walk you plan to attend.
Book Barn - Used Book Sale
Saturday, August 6 & 20, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
*Weather permitting*
Open the first and third Saturday of the month from May to October, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (weather permitting), the Friends of the Marlboro Free Library’s Book Barn sells good-quality, used books to help benefit the Library. To visit the Book Barn during its open hours, park in the Library's side parking lot and follow the path down to the red shed.
Virtual Local History Trivia Night
Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 pm
Our popular Local History Trivia Night continues! From the comfort of your own home, test your knowledge of Marlborough in this relaxed environment. Our trivia night is less about knowing the answers and more about connecting with friends, old and new, and learning something unexpected about the town’s history!
Registration is required. Register to participate or just listen in. 
Are you in possession of some Marlboro/Milton trivia? We’d love for you to share! Your question/information/photo may be featured in an upcoming Trivia Night.
Email your trivia to: staff@marlborolibrary.org (Subject: Local History Trivia Submission)
Local Author Talk:
Ann Sandri
Thursday, August 11, 7:00 pm
Join local resident Ann Sandri and her colleague Elizabeth Clarke as they discuss their new book, Images of America: The Poughkeepsie Regatta 1891-1950.

The Regatta pitted major university crews against each other for supremacy on the Hudson and was a sporting event equivalent to today’s Super Bowl or World Series. 
This event had a huge impact on the lives of those in Poughkeepsie and Highland, but also the surrounding area for over 50 years. The Regatta continued the tradition of rowing on the Hudson and set the stage for the rowing that continues today.

Registration is required.
Benji Kaplan Musical Performance
Thursday, August 18, 6:30 pm
Join us for a free concert as award-winning guitarist, composer, and multi-lingual vocalist, Benji Kaplan performs his own unique blend of jazz and classical music created by experiences playing with master Brazilian composers and performers since the age of 18.
Registration is required.
Weather-permitting this event will be held outdoors. Please bring your own chair or blanket and bug spray. If there is inclement weather, this event will be held indoors.
Book Club
Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 pm
All are welcome to attend our Book Club! During August’s meeting, we will be discussing New York by Edward Rutherfurd.

Registration is required.
Children's Programs
Mini Youth Art Show
Submissions due August 22!
For all ages up to 18.
Stop by the Library and pick up a mini canvas to take home and create a masterpiece using any medium. Submissions are due back to the Library by August 22 and will be displayed as part of a mini art show!
Registration is required. Register in-person at the Library when picking up your canvas.
Open Art
Tuesdays, August 9 & 23, 1:00-3:00 pm
For families of all ages.
Our community room will be open to kids of all ages to get creative with art supplies provided. Come make a masterpiece, doodle, & possibly connect with a friend or two! Reminder children under the age of 10 must be continually attended by an adult.

Registration is not required.
Drama Club
Tuesdays, August 9 & 23, 4:30-5:15 pm
For ages 7-12.
Have fun acting out!
Join us for improv games, scene work, & playwriting that will encourage creativity & confidence.

Registration is required for each session. Please register each child who will be attending.
BYOB Kids Book Club
Wednesday, August 10, 4:30-5:00 pm
For ages 9-12.
Come ready to share a book or graphic novel you’ve read! Each month we will have a different theme. Bring your favorite or explore a new book/GN that matches the month’s theme.

Registration is required for each session. Please register each child who will be attending.
BYOB Teen Book Club
Wednesday, August 24, 4:30-5:00 pm
For ages 13-16.
Come ready to share a book or graphic novel you’ve read! Each month we will have a different theme. Bring your favorite or explore a new book/GN that matches the month’s theme.

Registration is required for each session. Please register each child who will be attending.
Happening Now!
Summer Reading Activities for All!
It’s not too late to participate in one of our summer reading activities! Don't miss out on a chance to win a prize!

Don’t forget- adult, kids, and teen game boards are due back to the Library by August 24.

Save the Date!
Legends & Lore of the Marlboro Mountains
Thursday, September 1, 7:00 pm
This program is brought back by popular demand! Stretching for twenty-five miles from Esopus to Plattekill, the Marlboro Mountains have a fascinating history that includes tales of lost treasures, grisly crimes, and mysterious creatures. During this program, Plattekill Historian Libbie Werlau will share photographs, maps, and newspaper accounts that tell of the unusual stories found in the picturesque hills of Southern Ulster County.
Registration is required.
For Avid Readers!
For weekly reading recommendations, check out our blog, The Book Buzz.
The Library is closed on
Sundays for the summer
on Monday, September 5,
in observance of Labor day.
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Address: 1251 Route 9W,
Marlboro, NY 12542
Tel: (845)236-7272
Library Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-8pm
Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: Closed*
*The Library is closed on Sundays for the Summer