Director's Message
Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the above program calendar for March. We will resume mailing out the program card to all Olive residents in May once the elevator construction is completed.

Now that it's starting to get lighter out at night join us for an evening exercise class. We have beginner Tai Chi on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m . and Gentle Yoga on Mondays at 7:00 p.m . Purchase a 12 class session card for only $48, or the drop-in rate is $6. Session cards can be used for any Tai Chi or Yoga class during the week.

Please be patient with us while our website is under construction. We are designing a new website that is easier to navigate and smartphone friendly. Please keep checking back in with us as we put the finishing touches on it.

The library is collecting soda 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 be taking donations of books and some media starting in March. 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 assess the donation. Here's a list of items accepted in 2019.

See you at the library!
Chrissy
Looking for something to do? See all programs on our online calendar.
Come hang out! For kids in grades 5-8.
Snacks are provided and drop-ins always welcome!!

Please note: if after school activities are canceled so is 430.
Programs for your little ones. See all programs on our online calendar.
Gentle Yoga
Monday 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.

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

Story Hour
Tuesday 10 a.m.

Join Amy, Ruth Anne and Lisa for a craft, stories, singing and movement.

Tai Chi for Health
Beginner-
Tuesday 6 p.m.
Intermediate-Wednesday 10:30 a.m.

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

Singing Circle
Wednesday 1:30 p.m.

Singing Circle will resume after elevator construction is completed


Catskill Ukulele Group
Wednesday 6 p.m.

Pull up a Ukulele and learn a song! Everyone is welcome, and if you don't have a ukulele you can check one out from the library.

Thursday Night Movie Series
Movies start at 6:00 p.m.
8 Speaker Surround Sound, Overhead Projector
March 7
First Man
PG-13

Engineer Neil Armstrong spends years in training after joining NASA in the 1960s. On July 16, 1969, the nation and world watch in wonder as Armstrong and fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embark on a historic mission to the moon. Rated 88% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
March 14
A Star is Born
R

Hard-drinking country music star Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- a struggling but talented singer named Ally. As her career quickly takes off, Jackson starts to realize that his best days may be behind him. Rated 89% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
March 21
Ben is Back
R

Nineteen-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed as his mother does everything in her power to keep her drug-addicted son clean. Rated 80% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
March 28
Chappaquiddick
PG-13

In 1969 Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters Kennedy's legacy -- and presidential history.   Rated 81% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
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 February .  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

(52 Bell Lane, West Shokan)
Dates: March 23-24, March 30-31, 10-4
Join Marty Giuliano at his l og sugar house for free samples, maple popcorn, maple tea, lemonade, and maple donuts. There will also be antique maple equipment on display and tapping demonstrations. Marty has over 40 years of experience producing syrup .

Date: Sunday, March 24, 10-4
Experience the bounty of late winter in the Catskills! Enjoy pancakes hot off the griddle topped with Ashokan maple syrup, watch syrup being made and learn about the process in the Ashokan Sugar Shack, and even try your hand at tapping a tree. Plus blacksmithing, hiking and more! Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids under 12; crafts and food are a small additional fee.



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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