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Welcome Letter from the Library Supervisor

December Book Club Read

It’s a busy time of year, but we hope you find a couple of moments to steal away and read this months book for discussion: The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust, by Edith Hahn Beer

Reserve your copy online:
The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust
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We will meet Thursday, Dec 17th at 7pm to discuss the book.

Adult Coloring

Coloring is not just for kids! Come to Adult Coloring where you can balance your body and mind while expanding your creativity. If you’ve never tried something like this, come to our first meet-up and try it out. We’ll be meeting Wednesday Dec. 2nd at 4pm.

We will provide coloring pages and some colored pencils, but if you have your own set, please bring them along. All ages are welcome, but this is intended to be a quiet relaxing activity with ambient music.

Never heard of a mandala? You can read about them here:

Healing Powers of Mandalas

New Building Progress

Thank you to all of the volunteers who turned out to help us get our library furnished!

Winter Wonderland


Mark your Calendars: DECEMBER 5, 3-5pm
This year’s theme is Gingerbread people! Come to the library to build a gingerbread house, listen to a story, roast a marshmallow, join in a gingerbread man-hunt and obstacle course.

Esteemed story-teller Karen Pillsworth will be recounting a traditional tale of Sinterklaas in the cozy Hurley Heritage Museum next door to the library. After hearing the magical tale children will go upstairs to work on a craft in hopes that magic is in the air. Registration for the story-telling is required.

At 5pm we will be joined by the Town of Hurley and musical guests to sing carols, drink hot chocolate and light up the tree in front of the library.

Stay tuned for a very special contest announcement…

Arm Knitting Class

Wouldn’t it be neat to make a cozy cuddly cowl in 30 minutes? Think you might like knitting but don’t have the patience for those tiny stitches? Come to the library this Saturday at 1pm and you will create your own knitted cowl, using nothing but some yarn and your own two arms. Yarn Provided. Bring your own arms. Call the library to sign up!

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker-November Read


This is Elizabeth Keckly, also known as Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker. She also happens to be the subject of this month’s Book Club read: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, by Jennifer Chiaverini. If you have read the book, please come to join us for a discussion. Even if you haven’t read it, please join in the discussion about a very interesting time in the history of the United States. Meeting is at 7pm, Thursday Nov. 19th. Stay tuned for next month’s book announcement, which will be decided tomorrow.
Find the book in our catalog here.

Rail Trail Book Club has NEW TIME

Rail Trail Book Club has a new time! Don’t put away your walking shoes just yet, we’ve changed the time of our weekly walk. It’s still every Monday but we’ve moved it to 3pm so we get home before dark! Please join us! We’re dog and stroller friendly. You can even push your dog in the stroller, we won’t bat an eye.



NY State of Health Info Session

Come to an information session about the New York State of Health and open enrollment. A representative will be available to answer questions and help you make sense out of what you’re hearing. If you can’t make it on Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 6:30, you will have another chance on Saturday, Nov. 21st at 11am. Your health is important, and so is being informed.

Annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election

The Hurley Library will hold its annual trustee election and budget approval vote on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 between the hours of 4 PM and 7 PM. Voting will take place at the Hurley Library, 44 Main Street, in Hurley. Absentee ballots are available at the library.

All registered voters in the Hurley districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 are eligible to vote.

Three candidates are vying for three available trustee positions. Incumbent trustee Heather Blakely and newcomers Diana Cline and Judy Mayhon are running for the positons. Two seats are for a four year term and one seat is for a one year term.

A tax levy of $137,800 is up for approval. This represents an increase of 12.3% to cover the cost of increased programming, services, materials, and operating a larger facility. This increase will amount to an estimated increase of $10.67 per year based on a home assessed at $200,000.
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