POSTPONED–Come to the Fantastic Beasts Faire

POSTPONED– Film Screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Check out Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by JK Rowling and Newt Scamander for more inspiration. Making supplies are available at the library.

A Man Called Ove– Friday, July 28th at 4 pm

The Library will be showing a screening of this page to screen success. You still have time to order a copy of the book if you want to decide which is better: the book or the movie. Order the book here.

“Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared. One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle Int l Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.”–From Amazon

Trolls–Thursday July 20th at 5 pm

Rotten Tomatoes gives the Trolls movie a grade of 74% on its Tomatometer…and if you know Rotten Tomatoes, that’s not bad! Why not give this colorful upbeat film a whirl, and enjoy the library’s air conditioning while you’re at it!

Critics Consensus: Trolls brings its instantly recognizable characters to the big screen in a colorful adventure that, while geared toward the younger set, isn’t without rewards for parents.”

Get $avvy: Consumer Reports Workshop–Friday July 21st, 3 pm

Do you suffer buyer’s remorse? This workshop will equip you with the know-how to get the scoop on products before you shell out your hard-earned cash. The best part about it is it’s FREE to all library card holders in Ulster County!

Get Fit Where You Sit–Wednesdays 6 pm

Starting July 12th, the Hurley Library will offer a new exercise class for patrons. Get Fit Where You Sit. Your instructor, Eileen Urbanic, will guide you through poses, breathing exercises and stretches that will have your body, mind and soul feeling lighter.

Downton Abbey SEASON 2–July 18th 6:30

Season 2 of our favorite British drama picks up in November of 1916 with World War I affecting the lives of the staff and residents of the Abbey. You’ll begin to look forward to Tuesdays if you let yourself get hooked on Downton Abbey Night at the library. We watch an episode or two, enjoy the air conditioning and usually nosh on some snacks. The screenings are free!

FOHL Book Sale–Saturday July 8th 10-3

“Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”

–Virginia Woolfe, Street Haunting

The Friends of the Hurley Library are hosting a book sale Saturday July 8th. New titles have been added, as well as numerous DVDs. Also, pay a visit to our neighbors on this very special day, Stone House Day.

The Rent Collector–Book Club set for July 14th at 5 pm

Due to the popularity of the book The Rent Collector by Camron Wright, we have postponed book club to Friday July 14th at 5. It’s not too late to pick up a copy and join in our discussion.


Your Communication Style: Power or Pitfall–POSTPONED

Please stay tuned as this event is being rescheduled for later during the month.

Communication is more than just the words you say.  Anne Miller, internationally renown presentation and speaking coach, is back at the Hurley Library to share her insight on how to be truly effective in communication.

In this fun workshop, learn how an understanding of “Styles”- yours and others –  will improve all your working, personal, and even family relationships.

Please call 845-338-2092 to register, or email

Edible Architecture–July 26th 4 pm

Use food as the materials for your buildings! Make it a gingerbread house, the Eiffel Tower, or any other structure you can think up. The only summer program where you can even eat the glue! Please let us know about any food allergies in advance.