Art & Children’s Literature Series this Fall

At the Hurley Library, we believe that the arts are essential. That is why we are thrilled to offer a four-part series for children aged 7-10 called “Exploring Connections Between Children’s Literature and Art.” The series will culminate in an Art Show Exhibition at the Hurley Library. Each week, children will read a classic children’s book and create a piece of art in a related medium. Kids will be painting, creating bark, learning about Mexican Folk art and fashioning metal sculptures. The first 20 children to sign up will be registered at no cost, and those after will be placed on a waiting list, so better hurry!

October 5th, 4-5 pm

October 12th, 4-5 pm

October 19th, 4-5 pm

October 26th, 4-5 pm

Art show: October 28th, 1-3 pm.

Check out our Artist Collaborator, Jill Obrig!

Jill Obrig has been teaching art to people of all ages across New York for over 35 years which include public school art rooms, museums like Olana and the Parrish Art Museum (Long Island), to galleries like the Unframed Artists Gallery to Summer Camps to various venues including an After School Art Programs in elementary schools or helping out High School Classes with fundraisers. Jill has been awarded the Arts Mid Hudson grants in 2016 and 2017 for collaboration with the Stone Ridge Library in 2016 and the Hurley Library in 2017 for the series of art programs “Exploring Connections Between Art and Children’s Literature”  She is very proud of her students’ many achievements which include turning garbage into a large , recycled material sculpture of a Pterodactyl named “Pteri” that her middle school students created and is now featured in the Mid Hudson Children’s Museum permanent collection. Her students work has been chosen for shows  in galleries around this area and have been up in Albany for the “Legislative Art Show” and  for the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Exhibit in NYC for 2 years.  Jill lives in Stone Ridge with her husband and 3 cats.

This series was made possible through an Arts Mid Hudson Decentralization Grant, and will allow children to explore connections between classic children’s books and several mediums of art.

Canasta is cancelled for Monday July 31st. See you in August!

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.

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 hurleylibrary@gmail.com.

Canasta- Mondays 1-3 pm

There’s a new(old) game at the library–Canasta! Canasta is a card game of the rummy family of games believed to be a variant of 500 Rum. Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards.

But you don’ t have to know that…all you need to know is that you can come to the library on Mondays from 1-3 to learn this game!

Dungeons and Dragons–Saturdays 1-2:30 pm

Attention teenagers! The Library is starting a Dungeons and Dragons club! This is a new club for the library, starting this May, so we have only gotten as far as setting up our characters–it’s not too late to join!

UPDATE: Mahjongg Club–Meet Tuesdays at 10 am

Our Mahjongg group is going strong thanks to our fearless leader, Ellen, and our fun-loving group of players. If you have never played this fascinating Chinese tile game steeped in ancient traditions, please sign up at the desk. We will continue to have our regular meetings at 10 on Tuesdays. New players welcome!

Black & White and Color Printing Available

The new printer at the Hurley Library is hooked up and ready to use. The black and white pages are $.25 and the color prints at $.50. Faxing is $1 for the first page and $.50 each after that. The quality is BEAUTIFUL and we are excited for you to come try it out! Also, with this machine you have the capability to scan documents to your email with no charge.