Controlling Presentation Jitters– Monday, May 22nd, 5:30 pm

Learn how to increase confidence and comfort speaking before any business or civic group. Your workshop leader, Anne Miller, is a nationally recognized presentation speaker and coach. Expect a fun, interactive, and very practical experience. Learn to teach those butterflies to fly in formation!

Dining for a Cause–Wednesday, May 3rd, 4-10 pm

50/50 Tickets Available!

The Hurley Lions Club is hosting a ‘dining for a cause’ event to benefit the Hurley Library Children’s Fund.  The event will be held at the Ninety Nine Restaurant in Kingston on May 3rd from 4pm-10 pm.

Drawing will take place on May 3rd. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Thank you for supporting the Hurley Library!


Ravensbeard: Meet the Owls–Saturday, April 29th, 11:30 am

Founded in 2000, Ravensbeard is a group of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, naturalists, educators and concerned supporters committed to building a broader community with respect for all nature.  Ellen Kalish, director of Ravensbeard, will bring 6 birds of prey and teach you about them, and what you can do to help them. Please register as space is limited.


Watercolor Painting for Kids–Saturday, April 22nd, 1 pm


This class for elementary-aged children will teach the basics of watercolor painting, and give students the freedom to explore! Judy Alexander, an artist and educator, will teach the children how to let the music guide their painting. Please register early as the library will have to provide supplies. There is no cost for this program.

Read to Zoey–Thursday, April 20th, 4 pm

Our tail-wagging tutor is back! Sign up early to get a spot to read to our favorite poodle.

FOHL Book Sale–Saturday April 15th, 10-1 pm

Easter Egg Hunt–Saturday April 15th 11am

Don’t miss out on our annual Easter Egg Hunt!  At 11 am, we’ll line up and do the bunny hop, then let the mad dash to collect the eggs begin! Everyone’s a winner in this event, and children will go home with a goody from the treasure chest. It’s best if you let us know you are coming so we can plan ahead.

Pokemon Club- Thursday April 20th 4pm

Welcome to all ages, play the game, trade the cards, talk the talk.

Springtime is John Burroughs Time

Springtime is John Burroughs Time!

Does Springtime in the Hudson Valley awaken something in you? Do you delight in the simple beauties of flowers poking through the earth, especially after a long winter dormancy? If so, you are in good company! John Burroughs, the famed literary naturalist and son of the Catskills, found joy in these things and more.

You are invited to join us this spring for six Wednesday evening sessions to enjoy and discuss excerpts from John Burroughs’ writings. Presenter Anne Richey has taught numerous courses for both Bard’s and SUNY-New Paltz’s Lifetime Learning Institutes. She is a student of John Burroughs’ work and serves as a docent at Woodchuck Lodge, in Roxbury NY, the cabin where Burroughs summered the last ten years of his life.

Please join us Wednesday April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3 & 10 from 7-8:15 pm for enriching discussions. The cost is free and we look forward to discovering the hidden treasures of the Catskills with you.

“Nature is always new in the spring, and lucky are we if it finds us new also.” John Burroughs

Please call the library at 845-338-2092 or email to register.

Calm Flow Yoga

This is a free yoga class in the style of Vinyasa Flow, with lots of time for breathing in between poses. The library will offer this class on Saturdays for the month of March. Join us for the first one on March 4th at 10 am. Please bring a mat if you have one.