Director's Message
The Library is closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

The Art Exhibition Committee invites everyone to join them on Saturday, May 18, 2-4 p.m. for the opening reception of GO FIGURE! featuring the figurative work of four well established Hudson Valley artists. The show runs from May 18 to July 6. Also, now is the time to submit artwork for consideration for the juried summer group show "Reverie." The call for art is open until Monday, June 10 . Click here for submission guidelines.

We want to hear from you! Please fill out our program survey to help us plan for the future. Paper survey have been mailed to every Town of Olive resident and can be dropped off at the library or fill the survey out online .

We are accepting applications until May 31 for a library clerk position. The position will start at the end of June. Click here for more details.

Beginning May 15, Mid-Hudson Library System will institute automatic renewals for its cardholders. All eligible items will automatically renew two (2) days before their due date. The new due date will be extended from the original due date, adding another loan period. There is no need to sign up for this new service.
Some items may not renew if:
  • The item does not allow renewals
  • The item is on hold (another patron is waiting for it)
  • The item has reached its renewal limit (2 renewals)
  • The patron’s card has expired or borrowing privileges have been suspended due to an excess of more than $10.00 in fines.
Patrons will receive Courtesy notices with the new due date via email. Courtesy emails are sent to patrons with an email address on their account.

If you haven't already, don't forget to check out Kanopy, Universal Class, and all of our online resources !

See you at the library!
Looking for something to do? See all programs on our online calendar.
Elevator Grand Reopening
Friday, May 3
4:00 p.m.

Join us for refreshments and thanks for your part in helping us get this project completed.
Pressure Canning Workshop
Saturday, May 11
11:30 a.m.

Janie Greenwald of Cornell Cooperative will teach us how to safely use a pressure canner to preserve our fresh garden bounty. Everyone leaves with a jar of tomatoes! There is no fee for this class, usually this class costs $30 through Cornell Cooperative.

Call 845-657-2482 to register.
Piano Plus! Concert:
Kiu Tung Poon
Saturday, May 11
4:00 p.m.

Join us for our 6th Season of the Piano Plus! Concert Series. Young Steinway Artist  Kiu Tung Poon  has appeared as recitalist and collaborative pianist on concert stages in the US, Germany, Vienna, France, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, and China. This performance is one of only two concerts in the series this season.

$12 suggested donation
Tech Tuesday
Tuesday, May 14
3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m.

Do you have some questions about your phone, tablet, or a new device? Sign-up for a time slot with Christine...she can help.

Call 845-657-2482 to register.
Google Tools Computer Class
Tuesday May 14
5 p.m.

How much can you do with your free Google Account? Christine will show you what you can do with Google Docs and Gmail. You must have your email and password to participate.  

Register for this class by calling 845-657-2482.
Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Saturday, May 18
11 a.m.

Learn how to grow mushrooms from everyday kitchen items! Catskill Fungi will teach us how!

Limited space, call 845-657-2482 to register.
Go Figure!
Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Saturday, May 18
2-4 p.m.

Join us for the opening reception of GO FIGURE! an art exhibition featuring the
figurative work of four well established Hudson Valley artists. The show runs from May 18 to July 6. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

Exhibitions are sponsored by Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties , Bread Alone , and Boiceville Wine & Spirits
Narcan Training
Wednesday, May 22
6 p.m.

The incidence of opioid overdoses has grown over the last few years. Come and take this training to help prevent overdoses. Kits will be given out to those over 16 years of age.

Call 845-657-2482 to register.
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.
Sensory Play & Learn Group
Thursday, May 9 & 23
2 p.m.

We have various sensory activities to keep your little ones busy, plenty of playtime and lots of social interaction!

Call 845-657-2482 to register.
Nerf Wars
Friday, May 17
5:30 p.m.

It's back!! Join us for an epic Nerf battle & pizza, after hours at the library! Space is limited!

Register for this free event at  845-657-2482 !
Family Movie: The Lego Movie 2 (PG)
Saturday, May 18
6 p.m.

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything...  Join us to see how it ends & eat some delicious popcorn.
Lego Fun!
Saturday, May 25
11 a.m.

We bring the Legos you bring the creativity! Open to all ages.
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
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.

Julia Haines leads this lively and fun group! All ages and abilities welcome.
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
$2 suggested donation

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg works with her husband to bring a groundbreaking case of gender discrimination before the Supreme Court. Rated 72% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a father and daughter become an unlikely songwriting duo during the summer before the girl leaves for college.    Rated 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Broke and facing foreclosure on his business, a 90-year-old horticulturist takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of a hard-charging DEA agent. Rated 70% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Single father Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins -- the beloved nanny from their childhood -- arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.   Rated 78% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

When a renowned architecture scholar suddenly becomes ill, his estranged son finds himself stranded in Columbus, Ind. He soon strikes up a friendship with a young architecture enthusiast who has her own conflicted emotions. Rated 97% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Vegan Potluck
Monday, May 6
6:00 p.m.

Join Chef Diane Hagedorn to learn how to make delicious vegan dishes. The theme this month is Celebration of Spring ! Bring a vegan dish to share if you can. All are welcome - vegans and non-vegans!
Knit/Crochet for Project Linus
Tuesday, May 7
10 a.m.

This group is open to knitters/crocheters of all abilities. The group will be working together to make blankets to be donated to Project Linus .
My Friend Rag Doll Project
Tuesday, May 14
10 a.m.

Help sew cuddly new friends for sick and hospitalized children. The group is currently working with many area hospitals.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, May 15
7 p.m.

Board meetings are open to the public. Join us to learn more about the Library.
Book Club
Saturday, May 18
4 p.m.

This months book is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, a New York Times Bestseller and Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Historical Fiction. All are welcome!

International Mystery
Book Club
Monday, May 20
12:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the exploits of a new detective and different country each month. Join us as we travel to France with this months selection Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker.

Beekeeping Support Group
Monday, May 20
6:30 p.m.

Beginners and seasoned beekeepers are all welcome! Each month a topic related to supporting beekeeping is discussed.

For more details visit
Adult Craft & Create
Tuesday, May 28
2:00 p.m.

Wondering what to do with your leftover yarn? Make a yarn globe! Spend the afternoon creating decorative globes from items you already have in your home. All supplies are provided.
Registration required - 845-657-2482
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 April .  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
Saturday, May 25, 10-4

Visit the Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center for their 50th Anniversary Celebration. There will be music, food, children's activities, arts and crafts workshops, face painting, the Great Catskills Outdoor Escape Room and a performance by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater.

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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