What's new this
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Check Out a Museum Pass!
Did you know you can check out a museum pass from the Library?
Resident card holders can check out a pass to the Danbury Rail Museum, Dia Beacon, Mohonk Preserve, Olana State Historic Site and Storm King Art Center. The Empire Pass is also available for check out. All passes are first come, first served!

Adult Programs
PLEASE NOTE:
Participants must register prior to all programs.

Please register on our events calendar, or follow the program links and instructions below.
Fancy Hat Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 pm
Join the Friends of the Marlboro Free Library in the community room for a special craft fundraiser in preparation for their upcoming annual Tea Party. Registrants will receive a straw hat which can be embellished with provided ribbons, flowers, and more.
In-person registration for this craft is required at the Library and is $10 per person. Hats are limited, so reserve your space today!
Show off your creation at the Friend’s Tea Party on Saturday, May 14! Tea Party tickets may be purchased at the circulation desk. (It is not necessary to attend the tea to make a hat).
Local Author Talk & Open Mic:
Linda McCauley Freeman
Thursday, May 5, 7:00 pm
Join us as local resident, Linda McCauley Freeman, reads from her full-length poetry collection, The Family Plot. This reading will be followed by a Q & A and book signing. Attendees will also have the chance to share some of their own poetry if interested.
Registration is required.
Friends of the Marlboro Free Library Present:
Book Barn
Reopening for the Season Sale
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
(Rain date: May 21, same time)
The Friends of the Marlboro Free Library’s Book Barn will reopen for the season with a special outdoor book sale! Gently used book donations in good condition will be accepted during the sale. Tickets for the Friends upcoming Tea Party will also be raffled off during this event.
The Book Barn is open every first and third Saturday of the month through October from 10:00am-2:00pm (weather permitting). Quality hardcover books and DVDs donated to the Library are available for reduced sale.
Friends of the Marlboro Free Library Present:
Tea Party Fundraiser
Saturday, May 14, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Friends of the Marlboro Library will be holding their fourth annual tea party fundraiser at Dubois Farms in Highland, on Saturday, May 14th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Enjoy the charms of a bygone era and join us for tea, light refreshments, music, fun raffles and conversation. A ticket to this event makes a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!
Proceeds will go towards future Library programs. Tickets for the tea are $25 dollars each and are available for purchase at the circulation desk.

Fancy hats are encouraged, come wearing one, or make one during the event!
Marlborough Makers Club Adult Craft:
Botanical Bookmark
Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 pm
Mark where you left off reading with a stylish botanical bookmark, made of pressed flowers and leaves!
Press your flowers and leaves beforehand, and bring them to the Library on Tuesday, May 17 to use them to make beautiful bookmarks. Registration before the deadline of May 9 is required for both in-person and Take & Make options. Spaces are limited.
Book Club
Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 pm
*Please note*
Book Club is meeting a week earlier than usual this month
All are welcome to attend our Book Club! During May's meeting, we will be discussing The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

Registration is required.
Happening Now:
Welcome, Ms. Tessa!
We're happy to welcome Ms. Tessa!

As a former attendee of Marlboro Library's story times herself, Ms. Tessa is excited to continue and add to our children's programs. Next time you're at the Library, be sure to stop by our children's area and say hello!

Stay tuned for upcoming information on our children's summer reading programs!
Children's Programs
Middle School Book Club
Wednesday, May 18, 4:00-4:45 pm
For grades 6-8.

Read the book ahead of time and then join us for a monthly chat session! Books will be available to check out at the circulation desk.

May book: Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Registration is required.
Ulster County Sheriff's Office
K-9 Demonstration
Saturday, May 28, 11:00 am
For families with children of all ages.

We are excited to welcome Ulster County Sheriff’s Deputy, Frano and K-9, Hydra! This unique law enforcement team will show us, first hand, how a police k-9 works! Event will take place on the Library lawn, bring a chair or blanket to sit and watch.
No registration required.
Save the Date!
Local Author Talk
A.J. Schenkman
Thursday, June 2, 7:00pm
During this presentation, local author and Town of Gardiner Historian, A.J. Schenkman will be at the Library to discuss his new book, Unexpected Bravery: Women and Children of the Civil War.

Hear the stories of the women and children who attempted to make a difference in the epic struggle to determine the future of the United States of America during the Civil War.
For Avid Readers!
For weekly reading recommendations, check out our blog, The Book Buzz.
Reminder
Library Closed
Sunday, May 29 & Monday, May 30
in observance of Memorial Day
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Address: 1251 Route 9W,
Marlboro, NY 12542
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Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm