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Costume Swap

October 1 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Halloween costumeHas your child outgrown their Halloween costume, but it still looks like new? Beginning October 1st, bring in any gently used child's Halloween costume and register for our first annual costume swap, which will take place on Sunday, October 16th from 1-4:00pm! Only those who have donated a costume will be able to take one. We are also accepting donations of costumes from those who do not want one in return...Read More

Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jonathan Kruk Named Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Magazine, Jonathan Kruk will bring the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to life, tell tales, and share the origins of the ghost of Sleepy Hollow, the Hudson Valley, and New York. He'll even touch on our local ties to the story through former local resident Jesse Merwin! Get in the spirit of the Halloween season and join us for an afternoon of folklore and legend with a local twist! Spooky treats will be served!..Read More


October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Minecraft's back at the library! Our favorite multi-player building game is here for anyone ages 8-13! Players will come to the library and sign up for a 45 minute block of playing time on one of our computers, where they can explore the world by themselves, attempt one of the Tasks of the Day, or work together with other players to sculpt the world to their liking. We'll also have our huge collection of Legos out so that you can build while you wait your turn!..Read More

Techspert Tech Assistance

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 on either Thursday, September 8th from 1-3pm, Tuesday, October 11th from 10am-12pm, or Thursday, November 10th from 2-4pm...Read More

Lego Club

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
legoclubChildren grades K+ can come and build their best creation with the library's collection of Legos. Once you are done building, check out each other's creations and display your design at the library for all to see!..Read More