Town Branch at a Glance
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
LATIN SOUL TO ISLAND BLUES
Sun., Sept. 20 l*2 p.m.
The music of Michael Tate’s “3D Rhythm of
Life” is reminiscent of Marc Anthony, Carlos
Santana, Gloria Estefan and others.
HOTSY TOTSY FOLLIES
Tues., Oct. 6 l*1:30 p.m.
Local seniors perform songs and dances that
take you back to the 1920s through the 1940s.
A TOUCH OF SINATRA
Sun., Oct. 25 l*3 p.m.
This musical show about the life and music of
Frank Sinatra includes the songs that made him
so popular along with funny stories.
A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD
Sun., Nov. 15 l*3 p.m.
Sonny and Perley highlight the life and music
of Ella Fitzgerald with signature songs such as
Tisket A Tasket and The Lady Is A Tramp.
Thurs., Sept. 17 l 7:30 p.m.
Hypnosis & Mindfulness
Relaxation and mindfulness can impact various conditions. Includes an explanation of self
hypnosis and a demonstration of hypnosis. R
Thurs., Sept. 24 l*7 p.m.
A Look at Constitution Island
Located across from West Point, Constitution
Island played an important role in the Revolutionary War and was also the home of two
sister-writers, Susan and Anna Warner. R
Sat., Sept. 26 & Oct. 24 l*11 a.m.
Stress Reliever Adult Coloring Club
Relieve your stress by coloring - an increasingly
popular hobby among adults! Colored
pencils, coloring sheets & markers provided. R
Sat., Oct. 3 l*1 p.m. “Eat Your Colors”
Hudson Valley author Patricia Hollenbeck’s
new book promotes healthy eating. Meet her in
Wed., Oct. 7 *7 p.m. Save Energy, Save
Save money on your energy bills through easy
and inexpensive tips and energy programs.
Courtesy of NYSERDA’s Empower NY. R
Sat., Sept. 19 l*1 p.m. Indian Cooking
Author Rinku Bhattacharya will talk about her
book “Spices and Seasons, Simple Sustainable Indian Flavors” and offer a demonstration
and tasting. R
Cooking with John Moultrie
Sat., Oct. 17 l*1 p.m. Squash & Apple Soup
Sat., Nov. 14 l*1 p.m. Simple Sides for
Turkey Day: Cajun corn choux & Broccoli-andCauliflower Gratin. R
Wed., Sept. 9 l*7 p.m.
Self-Defense Class for Senior Women
Learn easy, basic moves to defend yourself. R
Mon., Sept. 14 l*6:30 p.m. Solarize Beacon
+ Newburgh. An introduction to the Sustainable Hudson Valley Solarize Campaign.
Tues., Sept. 15 *7:15 p.m.
Salsa 101: For Beginners
Try some fundamental salsa footwork plus
some exercises to get you moving to Latin
rhythms. Taught by DJ Rene Campos. R
Wed., Sept. 16 l*7 p.m.
Distressed Properties Report
Explore how the Newburgh Land Bank is
working to help the Newburgh city residents by
revitalizing distressed and vacant properties.
PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.
R means registration is suggested. Call 845563-3618 or go to newburghlibrary.org and
click on “Calendar of Events”. All events are
at the MAIN Library unless otherwise noted.
Newburgh Free Library Wed., Oct. 14 l*7 p.m. Heroic Ideals in Norse
A discussion of the world of heroes, gods and
legends offered by mythology enthusiasts. R
Wed., Oct. 28 *7 p.m. Something Old,
Something New? Local antique dealers Dan
and Karen Olson will discuss the changes in
antiques from 1710 - 1840. Learn how to tell
the difference between something old and
something new. R
Mon., Nov. 2 l*7 p.m. Secret History of the
Hear about the inhabitants of other planets and
their historic and current connections as experienced by clairvoyants and others. R
Sun., Nov. 1 l*2:15 p.m. Author Talk
with William Alexander who will talk about his
book, Flirting With French. (See page 3.)
Wed., Nov. 4 l*7 p.m. The Negro Baseball
League. Learn about the early history and rise of the
league, the “golden years,” and the introduction of
the modern era. Hear about famous players such as
Satchel Paige & Jackie Robinson. R
Open to adults ages 18 and above. To register,
call 563-3624 or 563-3625 or go to www.
Newburgh Library Photography Club
Main Library l*6 p.m. Sept., 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4
and Dec. 2. Co-sponsored by Digital World of
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
at a Glance
Thurs., Nov. 12 l*6 p.m. MEDICARE 101
Topics covered include Original Medicare, Medicare
Supplements and Prescription Drug Plans. R
Tues., Nov. 17 l*7 p.m. The History of Manhattan Bridges
Discover the history behind the High Bridge of the Croton Aqueduct, the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro,
Triborough, the George Washington and Manhattan’s first
bridge (the wooden King’s bridge that opened in 1693). R
Saturdays l*11 a.m.
Create an easy craft.
Sept. 26: Altered Book
Oct. 24 Book Pumpkin
Nov. 21: Punch Tin
Dec. 19: Cozy snowman. Open to 16+ R
Knit and Stitch
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
9/1, 9/15,10/6, 10/20,
11/3, 11/17, 12/1 &
12/15. Bring your knitting, crochet, or any
Learn How to
2 p.m. on Mondays
October 5 & 19
November 2, 16, & 30
December 14 & 28
Bring in your device
library card, and pin
number. Call 845566-0460 for information or to register.
Still Life Drawing
Thurs., Oct. 1, 8, 15 &
22. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Paper, chalk and pencils provided. Adults.
Trick or Treat
Halloween: Sat, Oct.
31 l*5 p.m. Fun for
kids - Newburgh Mall.
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Sept. 5, 6 & 7 - Labor Day
Sept. 23 - Yom Kippur
Oct. 12 - Columbus Day
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 25 - Closing at 5 p.m.
(Branch 10 - 6 )
Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving
Dec. 24 & 25 - Christmas
Dec. 31 - New Year’s Eve
Mon., Nov. 23 l*7 p.m. Asylums
Author Michael T. Keene discusses his book, Mad House:
The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th-century New
York, including some former local institutions. R
Join us for a free showing of a recently released
DVD movie. No registration required.
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES
• Mon., Sept. 21 - Love and Mercy starring Elizabeth
Banks and John Cusak; PG-13.
• Mon., Oct. 19 - San Andreas starring Dwayne
Johnson (tentative); PG-13.
• Nov. 16 and Dec. 14 - To be announced.
SATURDAY MOVIE MATINEE
but subject to change
• Sat., Sept. 12 - MAD MAX FURY ROAD starring
Tom Hardy. The long-awaited re-boot of this
apocalyptic series. Rated R; no children.
Sat, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 - To be announced.
SAFE HOMES OF ORANGE COUNTY - Thurs., Oct. 29
6:30 p.m. Film in honor of Domestic Violence Month -TBA
SAT., OCTOBER 31
Beetlejuice (Rated PG) 12:30 p.m.
The Exorcist (Rated R) 2:30 p.m.
MOVIE TIME No children, please.
CLUBS & CONNECTIONS
The Hudson Valley Francophone Connection
Meets the first Sunday of the Month, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and
Dec. 6 l 2:15 p.m. Join Hudson Valley residents interested
in French language and culture. Stop to browse our French
language book collection on the 2nd floor.
Sun., Nov. 1 l 2:15 p.m.
Meet local author William Alexander for a discussion
of his book, Flirting with French: How a Language
Charmed Me, Seduced Me and Nearly Broke My Heart.
Newburgh Library Knitting Club - Main Library
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month l 7 p.m. Learn
to knit or bring a project to work on while socializing with others. Bring size 8 knitting needles and worsted weight or
4 ply yarn. Children under 10 welcome with an adult.
Newburgh Free Library BOOK DISCUSSIONS
Scholar’s Pick Book Discussion
Wed., Sept. 16 l 7 p.m. World’s Fair by E.L. Doctorow
Wed., Oct. 21 l 7 p.m. Can’t We Talk About Something
More Pleasant by Roz Chast
Wed., Nov. 18 l 7 p.m. Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Scholar-led by Dr. Jessica Gerson. Books are available
at the Circulation Desk, Main Library one month before
the discussion. For information, call 845-563-3618.
Newburgh Great Books
The Great Books Discussion Group focuses on readings from anthologies published by the Great Books
Foundation and follows the Shared Inquiry Method
New participants must register before attending
the first meeting. To find out more about the selected book,
the Method or to register, call 845-563-3613.
Fridays l 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Dec. 5
Tuesdays at Two Book Discussion
Town Branch - Newburgh Mall
Sept. 29 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Oct. 27 - Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Dec. 1 - To be Announced
Led by librarian Patty Sussmann. Books available for checkout
at the Town Branch one month before the discussion.
Calling All Newburgh Area Book Clubs!
Looking for multiple copies of a book?
Before you buy a book, call the Books to Go
Connection at the Newburgh Free Library (845)
563-3646 for free help in borrowing titles popular with
Join us for an informational meeting on Sat., Oct. 24
l 1:30 p.m. (Main Library) or Wed., Oct. 28 l 7 p.m.
(Town Branch). Refreshments served. Call (845)
HUDSON RIVER POETS
Meets the first Thursday of the month
Sept. 3 l*6:30 p.m. /Oct. 1, Nov. 5 & Dec. 3 l*7 p.m.
Open to established and emerging poets. Bring a published poem
on the theme and/or share your related work. September’s meeting starts 6:30 p.m. and features the theme: Ralph Waldo
Emerson. Information: Mona Toscano, 845-569-4023 or the library,
NEWBURGH FREE LIBRARY
124 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550
Mon. - Thurs. 9 - 9
Chuck Thomas - Director
Recorded Info/Hours: 563-3633
Fri. & Sat. 9 - 5
Sun. 1 - 5
Mon.,Thurs., Sat. 10 - 6
Tues., Wed., Fri. 12 - 8
TOWN Branch - Newburgh Mall
1401 Route 300,
Newburgh, NY 12550 845-566-0460
FUN STUFF FOR PRESCHOOLERS, KIDS AND TEENS
Fall Preschool Story Times!
In-Person Registration for Fall Preschool Story Times
Begins Mon., Sept. 21 and continues as space permits.
Fall Story Times run from Oct. 5 - Nov. 13.
Story Times promote the early literacy
skills children ages 0-5 need for
successful reading and school readiness. For details go to Library’s
online “Calendar of Events”.
Children must be accompanied
to programs by an adult caregiver.
Mini Monet l*11 a.m. MAIN Library
Hands-on, sensory art experience for children ages 2-6
accompanied by adult caregiver. Dress for a mess!
No registration required.
Sept. 21- Bubble Wrap Printing
Oct. 19 - Leaf Rubbings
Nov. 16 - Play-Doh Creatures
Dec. 14 - Stained Glass Suncatchers
Shake, Rattle & Read!
Tues., Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 l 1 p.m.
TOWN Branch. Music and movement program featuring songs, instruments, rhyme and interactive play for
children ages 1-5 accompanied by adult caregiver. No
Family Story Time: Harvest Fun
Tues., Oct. 13 l 6:30 p.m. MAIN Library
Celebrate the season with stories, activities
and a craft about apples and pumpkins. All ages
welcome. Children must be accompanied by
an adult caregiver. No registration required.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Main Library - First Saturday of the Month
11 a.m. Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5
Tues., Sept. 8 - Dec. 22 l*6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Children can drop-in and read-aloud to our Volunteer
Licensed Therapy Dogs. Check the online calendar for
latest information on schedule changes.
Watch for updates on:
• Computer Coding for Kids • Minecraft Club
• Math Circles
• Family Saturdays - Town Branch
• A New Children’s French language Collection
Homework Help Center
El Centro de la Ayuda de la Tarea
Begins Sept. 28; Mon. through Thurs., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Walk-in program open to grades 1-6 to receive homework help
from Newburgh School District teachers. Bilingual teachers
available. Check the online calendar for latest information on
schedule changes. No program on half-days, no school, or day
before a scheduled holiday for NECSD students.
Newburgh Free Library 124 Grand St.
Newburgh, NY 12550
A Curious Afternoon
Sat., October 3 l*2 p.m.
Celebrate the 150th Year of Alice
and Wonderland with family games
and activities. Outdoors, weather
Serving the City of Newburgh, the Town of Newburgh
and the Town of New Windsor
Origami Yoda: Wed., Sept. 16 l 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Featuring Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus.
Raconte-moi une histoire
Meets the first Sunday of the month l*1:15 - 2 p.m.
Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6. No registration required.
Join us for a bi-lingual French and English language story
time of books, songs and crafts. Walk-in program.
BLT* Club (*Build and Learn Together)
Meets the second Saturday of the month, Sept. - June.
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A drop-in LEGO® Brick building program
for ages 5 and up. Parents welcome. Walk-in program.
Magic Tree House Club - TOWN Branch l 6 - 7 p.m.
Join us as we help Jack and Annie travel the globe and
through time on their Magic Tree House Adventures!
Oct. 28: High Time for Heroes
Nov. 18: Dingoes at Dinnertime
Dec. 16: Blizzard of the Blue Moon
Book Discussions For Teens
R.E.A.D E-Books: Read, Enjoy and Discover E-books
Online and in-person book discussions. TOWN Branch.
Fri., Sept. 25 l 6 p.m.
Vigilante Poets Of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
Fri., Nov. 20 l 6 p.m. Title to be announced.
Get Graphic: Graphic Novel Book Club
• Wed., Oct. 14 l 7 p.m. E-learning Center
Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Gris Grimley, assembled
from the original text by Mary Shelley.
• Wed., Dec. 9 l 7 p.m. Story Hour Room.
Title to be announced.
Theme Weeks for Teens
Call 845Celebrate Banned and Challenged Book Week: 563-3644
Sept. 29 - to Oct. 2
• Wed., Sept. 30 l 7 p.m. The “Battle Of The Banned!”
• Come and advocate for your favorite banned or
challenged book. Story Hour Room.
Teen Read Week: Get Away At Your Library
Oct. 18 - 24. Pick up your Teen Reads Passport at the Youth Services Office - MAIN Library starting Mon., Oct. 18.
Newburgh Free Library
As fall begins, it’s back to school time and a library card is
the most important school supply of all.
For students, a library card is essential. A library card
provides access to a multitude of research tools for their
studies, plus e-books and online homework help.
For adults and kids, a Newburgh library card is the key to
computer use, free Internet access and wireless printing. It
also lets them borrow bestsellers and classics, books and
music to download, DVDs, audio books, music CDs and
During September, everyone who signs up for a new library
card (1st card only) can enjoy:
• a chance to win a book (weekly drawing).
• a coupon for a free cup of coffee (adults)
or a bag of chips (kids and teens).
Stop by the Main Desk to sign up today.
New to the Children’s collection! A Launchpad is a preloaded learning tablet featuring 10-15 apps on a selected
skill, topic or theme such as Math, Critical Thinking,
Dinosaurs or English Language Arts. Available to borrow
at the Main Library for a two week period. No holds, no
renewals. Search “Launchpad” in the online catalog for a
complete list of available topics.
Dia de los Muertos
Special Events for Teens
The Future Is Now! Oct. 21 l 1 - 4:30 p.m. Story Hour Room.
Games and trivia to celebrate the day Marty McFly travels “Back to the Future”. Games & trivia l 1 p.m. Movie l 2:30 p.m.
Steampunk Lego Night: - Mon., Nov. 23 l 7 p.m.
Teen Advisory Board Meeting - The first teen advisory
board meeting will be held on Sat., Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. Learn
how you can volunteer and contribute to the YA department.
Discover this traditional
Mexican holiday that
honors our ancestors:
l Folkloric Dancers l Music
Sun., Nov. 1 l*2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Newburgh Free Library Shop Online & Help
Buy It Now
Planning to do some online shopping, either for back to
school or for yourself? The Newburgh Free Library offers the
"Buy It Now" program through Amazon.com.
You can buy books, clothing, anything you like, even a
mattress or a set of tires! A portion of each purchase will
support the library. Please note that library books are still
free to borrow - you do not have to buy a book when using
To access the link, go to www.newburghlibrary.org and click
on "catalog" at the top of the page. Select any book and click
on the "Buy It Now" button found on the right. Click on
"Amazon Marketplace" where you can start your shopping.
The "Buy It Now" program is available through the Ramapo
Catskill Library System and your local library. Please give us
a call if you have a question, (845) 563-3619 or 563-3625.
Food for Fines - Nov. 2 - 23. Save on fines by bringing
back your overdue books, DVDs and other items along with
canned goods to help fill a Thanksgiving basket. (At least
one can per overdue item; does not apply to lost items.)
Santa’s Toy Box - Dec. 1 - 21. Donate a new toy and
gift wrapping paper to help children throughout Orange
County. Sponsored by Orange County Parks & Recreation.
Job Information Help
Path to Entrepreneurship Workshop
Tues., Sept. 1 l*5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn about the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur
and what it takes to run your own business. To register, call
(845) 363-6432 or e-mail Cynthia Marsh-Croll of the Women’s
Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) at [email protected]
One-on-One Resume Reviews l*6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sept. 28, Nov. 30 & Dec. 28. Bring a resume in progress.
Call 845-563-3645 or 563-3619 to register. R
Resume Writing Workshop - Wed., Sept. 30 l*7 - 8:30 p.m.
This free workshop will focus on creating a resume that
relates to what’s relevant and marketable about you. R
Individualized Job Coaching: Oct. 15, 20 & 29 l*6 - 8:30 p.m.
Designed to help you access your skills, needs and interests,
plus answer any career questions you may have. Call 845563-3619 or 563-3645 to register for a 45-minute time slot. R