Director's Message
Looking for a Valentine's Day gift for the special person in your life? Do you want to buy a gift they can use year round and not just a box of chocolates that lasts one day? How about an OFL canvas bag! At $20 per bag, they are the perfect gift. This high quality, well-made canvas bags has our logo on the outer pocket and is large enough to carry numerous books, your groceries, or to be used as a diaper bag/carry all bag! The bags are located in the lobby case or click here to see a picture.

We have some programs coming up in March and April that you won't want to miss, so mark your calendars now!
Saturday, March 23, 2-4 p.m. , Art Opening - A group show curated by artist and gallery owner Gayle Clark Fedigan
Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m. , Siren Baroque Concert, $15 suggested donation
Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m. , Poetry Reading with Janlori Goldman, Ruth Danon, Tina Barry, and Ana Silva

The library is collecting bottle caps (especially yellow, white and black caps) for an art project we will be doing in the summer with the camp kids. Please bring your clean bottle caps to the library.

We will not be taking any book or media donations until March due to the elevator construction. All donations should be brought into the library and not left on the porch. If you have a large donation, you would like us to consider taking, please call the library to coordinate a volunteer coming out to review the donation. Here's a list of items accepted in 2019.

See you at the library!
Chrissy
Upcoming Events
Monday, February 4, 6 pm
Vegan Potluck

Monday, February 18, 6:30 pm
Beekeeping Support Group

Tuesday, February 19, 6 pm
Adult Crafting Club

Wednesday, February 27, 6 pm
Naloxone Training
Vegan Potluck

Join Chef Diane Hagedorn, friends and neighbors! We'll learn some vegan cooking techniques and feast on delicious food together. Bring a vegan dish to share. The theme this month is Chinese food.

All are welcome - vegans and non-vegans!

Please register for this FREE event.  
Call or email
Beekeeping Support Group

Whether you are brand new to beekeeping or a seasoned beekeeper you will find a welcoming, knowledgeable community of people sharing information and learning together.
Adult Crafting Club

Join Amy for an evening of crafting! This month at Adult Craft Club we will be making Valentine's inspired decorative mason jars! Perfect to give to a loved one or keep for yourself!
Each month there will be a new project. We will provide all the supplies, but we ask for a $5 donation to help with the cost of the craft.

Preregistration is requested please call the library or email programs@olivefreelibrary.org
Naloxone Training

Opiod overdose training coordinator Skip Zimmerman will be presenting how and when to use Naloxone (Narcan) as a preventative to Opiod overdose. This is a free training open to the entire community.

Naloxone kits will be distributed to those who have preregistered and are over 16 years olds.

Preregistration is requested please call the library or email programs@olivefreelibrary.org
Upcoming Events
Thurs., February 7, 4:30-6 pm
Jeopardy Game Night

Thurs., Feb. 21, 4:30-6:30 pm
Dinner & A Movie

Thurs., February 28, 4:30-6 pm
Escape Room 2
Jeopardy Game Night

Join us for a few rounds of jeopardy style trivia and games!

Drop-ins always welcome!!

Snacks will be provided.
Dinner & A Movie

Join 430 for dinner and a movie.
We will have tacos while watching Napoleon Dynamite (PG).

Check out what commonsensemedia.org has to say about the movie.

Please note: dinner & a movie nights end at 6:30 p.m.
Escape Room 2

Do you have what it takes to save the Unicorn Realm? Team up with the other 430 members and solve 19 puzzles to save the Unicorns! Snacks will be provided.
Upcoming Events
Saturday, February 16, 6 pm
Family Movie: Norm of the North

Saturday, February 23, 11 am
LEGO Fun Projects
Family Movie:
Norm of the North (PG)

A polar bear (Rob Schneider) and three mischievous lemmings travel to New York to stop a shady developer (Ken Jeong) from building luxury condos in the Arctic.

Free family fun at the library! Check out what commonsensemedia.org has to say about the movie.

LEGO Fun Projects

Join Dan for LEGO building fun. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the creativity.

Ages 5 & up welcome.
Gentle Yoga
Mondays 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.
Kathy Carey is the instructor of this series. This is an hour long beginner level class. Gentle Yoga is the perfect start for those new to yoga, providing the gentle and healing benefits of yoga.

$48 for 12-class card or $6 drop-in fee.

Check our website for cancellations due to elevator construction.
Preschool Story Hour
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.
Come join the fun! Each week we do a craft activity, read some books, sing, make music together, and everyone plays an instrument in a parade through the library. All are welcome! 
Tai Chi for Health

Beginner Level
Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.

Intermediate Level
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.
Tai Chi is a great form of exercise. Suitable for people who have pain or limited mobility due to arthritis. Kathy Carey is the instructor of this series. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and shoes with little to no tread. This is an hour long beginner level class. Students will be standing for the whole class, but chairs will be available. 

$48 for 12-class card or $6 drop-in fee.

Check our website for cancellations due to elevator construction.
Catskill Ukulele Group
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.
Pull up a ukulele and learn a song! This is a friendly group who welcomes all new comers. If you do not have a ukulele but would like to participate, you can check one out from the library. This group stays connected to other players through Meetup.com under the name Catskill Ukulele Group 
Thursday Night Movie Series
Movies start at 6:00 p.m.
8 Speaker Surround Sound, Overhead Projector
February 7
Alpha
PG-13

Left for dead, a Cro-Magnon teen forms an unlikely alliance with a lone wolf that was abandoned by its pack. Facing overwhelming odds and nonstop danger, the boy and the wolf must now trek through a harsh landscape to make it home before winter. Rated 79% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
February 14
Crazy Rich Asians
PG-13

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Rated 91% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
February 21
Game Night
R
( for language, sexual references and some violence)

A couple's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when their friends agree to participate in a murder mystery party. They soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. Rated 84% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
February 28
Searching
PG-13

David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon uses Margot's laptop to contact her friends and look at photos and videos for any clues to her whereabouts. Rated 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Tuesday, February 5, 10 a.m.
Community Knit/Crochet Group
This group makes blankets for   Project Linus .  They donate new handmade blankets to kids in Ulster and Sullivan County who are gravely ill or homeless. There is no specific size requirement, from preemie to full size is accepted, but they need to be washable and come from a smoke free environment. If you are unable to attend the group meeting you are more than welcome to make blankets or granny squares at home and bring them in to us. The library has plenty of yarn for people to use. 
Tuesday, February 12, 10 a.m.
Community Quilting
This group sews quilts for children who are homeless or gravely ill in Ulster County as part of   Project Linus .  You don't need to know how to sew to come and participate. There are other jobs like cutting and tying (as seen above.) Bring a bag lunch and a sewing machine if you have one. 
Saturday, February 16, 4 p.m.
Book Discussion Group
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer--madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place--feels her inner world light up. Then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined.

We have extra copies of the book at the library. All are welcome to join the discussion!
Monday, February 18, 12:30 p.m.
Mystery Book Club
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Raven Black  begins on New Year’s Eve with a lonely outcast named Magnus Tait, who stays home waiting for visitors who never come. But the next morning the body of a murdered teenage girl is discovered nearby, and suspicion falls on Magnus. Inspector Jimmy Perez enters an investigative maze that leads deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go.

We have extra copies of the book at the library. All are welcome to join the discussion!
Wednesday, February 20, 7 p.m.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Learn more about the library by attending a meeting. Board meetings are open to the public.
Did you know that the library purchases brand new fiction, mystery, and non-fiction books each week? Click here for the list of books purchased in January.  You can also find this list at the library. If you would like one of these books, please call the library or stop in to place a hold.
Community Spotlight

We will continue to collect food to help stock the Reservoir Food Pantry and Olivebridge Food Pantry. Please consider dropping off a non-perishable item at the library.

Local Farm Food Pickup
We are a Friday drop off location for  Rondout Valley Organics , a group of local organic farms in the Rondout Valley. It is similar to a CSA but includes more than vegetables and more flexibility. Please visit the website to learn more about the farms and find out how to join. There are lots of vegetables available during the growing season.
Library Hours
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 1-8
Thursday 1-8
Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-4
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