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Techspert Tech Assistance

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
computer mouse techDo you need expert help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other gadget? Then you need our Tech Expert (or Techspert), Heather Lloyd! Heather runs her own business as Lloyd the Geek, and she’s going to offer one-on-one assistance to our patrons to help with all their technology questions. Just call the library and make an appointment for one of the half-hour slots available! Save Save Save Save Save Save Save..Read More

Ranger Time

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
mvbMaryalice Montoya, a park guide from the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, will take us on a journey back to when Martin Van Buren lived on his farm in Kinderhook. Topics will be introduced through books, music, and activities. For ages 3-5..Read More

Family Game Night & Cocoa Bar

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
cocoaCome in from the snow for some fun party games! Show off your creative side playing charades, Pictionary, and more. Grab a mug and mix up your own hot cocoa creation too! For ages 5+..Read More

Mock Caldecott

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
caldecott medalJoin us for our 6th annual mock Caldecott! We'll talk about the award, its history, and the criteria the committee considers when picking a winner. Then, we'll look at some possible contenders and pick our favorite! Afterwards, kids can paint their own unique illustrations...Read More

Art Opening: Allen Foster

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Allen-Foster-paintingsAppreciate folk art a la' Grandma Moses? Allen Foster has  been professionally recreating Columbia County village scenes and individual historic homes for over half a century now. As he nears his 90th birthday, Allen will be hosted by The Friends of the Library for a conversation and reception to inaugurate an exhibition of his works in the Meeting Room of the Library. Local residents throughout the county have loaned their paintings for this exhibit. Kinderhook scenes and homes will be featured along with many works from Foster's private collection. The paintings will be on display through the middle of February...Read More