Listen up!

Dr. Bruce Schneider and Caitlin will be teaming up to explore what it means to listen with your whole self on May 12th at 7pm.  How often do you find yourself wondering if your family, your coworkers or your significant others are even listening to you. How often do you realize that someone is talking to you and you’re not really listening?  How often do you check in and make sure that you are listening to yourself?  Listening uses more than just your ears; it requires presence.

Teen Book Club Read

The Teen Book Club will meet again on Friday, May 20th at 4:30.  This month we are reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Reserve your copy here!  Put your order in today because this is a POPULAR book! index.php

April Book Club

Book Club Meets this Thursday at 7pm…new members welcome! We will be discussing The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin.index

Mother’s Day Pots with Patti

Artist Patti Gibbons is back! On April 30th from 11-12:30, children and grown-ups are invited to create beautiful terra cotta pots for Mother’s Day gifts. Please call the library 845-338-2092 to register. There is no charge for this program.


Scavenger Hunt

Picture1The Hurley Library will be having a scavenger hunt on Saturday, April 23rd at 2pm. Activities for children and adults of all ages. Come to the library and snoop around…you never know what you may find!


Hurley Lions have done it again!

ninety-nine-dining-for-a-cause-2016The Hurley Lions Club has organized another fundraiser for the Hurley Library to help offset the cost of the new building project. Please show your support for the Lions and the Library by dining at the Ninety Nine Restaurant on May 11 between the hours of 5 and 10pm. Please pick up a voucher from the circulation desk to be sure that 15% of your check is donated to the Hurley Library.  Thank you Lions!logo-sm

Hypnosis Workshop


On May 5th at 7pm, join Frayda at the Hurley Library for a hypnosis workshop. Hypnosis can help you calm anxiety, quit smoking, lose unwanted weight, and more! Frayda’s workshop will include a self hypnosis, and a demonstration. The cost of this workshop is $10 per registrant. Please call the library to register for this valuable workshop: 845-338-2092!

Frayda Kafka is a certified hypnotist  who has practiced for 38 years in New York City, New Jersey, the Virgin Islands, Florida and the Hudson Valley.   She is a Tobacco Free  ‘Fresh Start’ counselor and a doula.  Trained by Dr.Sidney Rosen, a disciple of  Dr. Milton Erickson, she  has worked with thousands of people, both in groups and individually.

After moving Upstate in 1973, she began practicing hypnosis and stress management in addition to her individual psychotherapy and group work.

She has trained professionals in the use of self-hypnosis, natural childbirth and stress management at Mount Sinai, Benedictine Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital Birthing Center, Bard College, The Mental Health Associations of Ulster and Dutchess Counties, Hospice and other public and private institutions.


Did you ever think that it might be a fun to have your own bee colony in your backyard? Are you concerned for the dwindling bee population? Does honey give you a buzz?  Well the Hudson Valley Bee Supply is here to help…at your library!  On April 20th at 6:30, the friendly bee experts are coming to give an introductory workshop for keeping bees. Please call the library to register 845-338-2092.

Homework Help every Tues. 3-4, Weds. 3-4:30

keep-calm-and-do-your-homework-252Do you dread homework time? Would homework be easier if you could just ask a question or check your work with someone? Well Homework Help is the answer!

Hurley Library is lucky enough to have TWO afternoons for kids to come and do their in a fun, helpful atmosphere. The members from the Friends of the Hurley Library, as well as the Hurley Lion’s Club are available  to offer one-on-one homework help for kids in elementary through high school.

We have specialists in:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies/History
  • French
  • Spanish

Take advantage of this great opportunity! Call the library 845-338-2092 for more information or leave your name at the desk.




Book Club March Read: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

indexThis month the book club will be reading and discussing The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin. Book group meets the third Thursday of every month at 7pm. The next meeting will be April 21st. We are looking for new members so please call 338-2092 to find out more, or just meet us at the library!