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 hurleylibrary@gmail.com to register.

Saturday March 18th

10 am is Calm Yoga Flow… there are still spaces available so bring your mat and get down with Tayne!

11:30 am is Genealogy: Meet Your Ancestors, with Marnie Jansen. There are about 5 spaces still left if you are interested in joining us last minute.

From 10-1 there will be a Friends of the Hurley Library sponsored book sale in the old building. Please stop by and see what books were donated to the sale this month.

We’re not afraid of the snow…..

Make Thursday Library Day

Don’t forget about some of our recurring programs!

Storyhour–Every Thursday, 10am

Chair Yoga– Every Thursday, 11:30am

Pokemon Club–Thursday, March 9th, 4pm

Read to Zoey– Thursday, also March 9th, 4pm

LEGO Club–Thursday, March 16th, 4pm

Teen Chef Takeover– Thursday March 23rd, 4pm

Kid Chef Takeover– Thrusday, March 30th, 4pm

Green Eggs and Ham

Join us for this month’s special themed story hour where we will enjoy the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham and taste some of our special recipe of green eggs and ham. This event takes place on Saturday, March 11th at 11 am.  This program is geared towards preschool and elementary school children. Registration is strongly encouraged.

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.

E-Magazine Class

Do you read magazines on your tablet? You can do so for FREE with our Zinio for Libraries App. Let us show you how to access 100 free magazines through the library. Come learn how on Saturday. March 11th at 11 am.

St. Pat’s Pop Sticks

This crafty class for kids and teens will have you designing your own St. Patrick’s themed puzzle using popsicle sticks. Come join us on Tuesday, March 14th at 4 pm. 

Story Dice: Literacy Cubed

This engaging program for elementary-aged children will make literacy a game! Roll the dice and tell your story. Join us on Wednesday, March 15th at 4 pm. Please call the library or stop in to register!

Ink Dyed Coasters

This craft for adults and teens will have you creating one of a kind ceramic tile coasters with ink. Dress accordingly. Prepare to have lots of fun on Wednesday, March 22nd at 4 pm.

Remembering the Ladies

Local illustrator Jill Obrig will bring some of America’s leading ladies back to life through pictures and story. This is open to all ladies and gentlemen alike, and is geared for children and teens. Come check out the program on Saturday, March 25th at 11 am.