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What We’re Reading in April–Book Groups

This month, we are hosting a special book discussion group called Page to Screen. We will be reading Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn and watching the film of the same title on Thursday, April 27th from 6-8:30pm.  All are welcome to come to the screening.

The Adult Book Group is reading The Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro. We will be meeting Friday April 21st at 5pm for a book discussion. At this meeting, we will be choosing our next three months worth of books so please join us!

The Teen Book Group is reading Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass. We will be watching the movie on Friday, April 28th from 4-6 pm.

Joyful Encounters With Magical Poems: Registration Open!

Enrich your life with a look at some great poems. Let their beauty and rich meanings
inspire and delight you. Your guide, Constance Skedgell, has a gift for making poems
come alive and showing how very relevant they are to your life, right now. This is
nothing like seventh-grade English class! Come enjoy stimulating discussions in a warm, supportive atmosphere.


Registration for this three part series is open through Feb. 28th. Classes are Monday March 6th, 13th, and 20th at 5:30. Please call the library at 338-2092 or stop in to register.

Green Eggs And Ham: NEW DATE March 11th 11am

We’ll make Dr. Seuss’s classic Green Eggs & Ham come to life in a very special way! Come to this special story hour for small children and listen to the story and enjoy a sample of our special green eggs and ham recipe!

February Get Fit Challenge

Everyone needs a little motivation to move more, eat healthier, and feel better. Join our February Get Fit Challenge to help you do just that. Ask for a Get Fit Goals sheet and we will add your information to our motivation board. Each week we will add a new healthy living tip, and cheer you on!

Chair Yoga

Good news yogis! We’ve asked Kathy to come back for the month of March! If you haven’t been to chair yoga yet you are welcome to start at any time. No prior experience necessary!

Starting Feb. 2nd, join us Thursday mornings at 11:30 for a fun exercise class! Wear comfy clothes, good sneakers, and a smile. This is great for seniors, people recovering from injuries, and anyone who would like a gentle exercise class. Note that you will not at anytime be lying on the floor. Please call the library to register.



Mahjongg Club

Please join our group of beginner Mahjongg players for a fun time learning the game of Mahjongg. Mahjongg is an ancient game that is sweeping the nation, so don’t be left out. No prior knowledge of the game is necessary. Please call the library to register. We will be meeting Tuesdays from 10-12 on January 17th, 24th and 31st.

Kid Chefs Turkey Take-Over!

Come to the Hurley Library, Friday, November 18th at 4pm for Kid Chef’s Turkey Take-Over! We’re gobbling on some sweet turkeys! Please call 845-338-2092 to register, or email See you then!6ef80c7b75d897e021043a775aa6bcc5

Holiday in Hurley Presents: Winter Wonderland!

Winter Wonderland is here again! Mark your calendars for Saturday December 10th. Come early to check out our Bake Sale, which runs from 10-5. If you came to the Hurley Harvest Festival you might remember what exquisite treats there were to delight your eyes and mouths. From 3-5 we will be holding our usual favorite wintertime activities: decorating gingerbread houses, a winter obstacle course in the back yard, roasting marshmallows and a new holiday craft. Please call 845-338-2092 to register.

This year is going to be even more spectacular because we are part of a larger event called Holiday in Hurley! From 9-11, kids can have breakfast with Santa at the Hurley Reformed Church, where there were also be Christmas crafts. Please call 845-331-4121 to register.

The Hurley Heritage Museum will be having a St. Nicholas Day Tea for adults to enjoy the season. Please call 845-338-7686 to register.2014-gingerbread

FOHL Book Sale

The Friends of the Hurley Library is sponsoring a HUGE book sale with LOTS of NEW titles! We’ve been accepting donations since we moved into the new library and this is your FIRST chance to do some book shopping! There are some rare finds, some best-sellers, and some really unique gift books. Please stop by on Saturday, November 19th from 10-3 to support the Hurley Library.

But wait… There’s more than books!

The Hurley Purlers (the Hurley Library Knitting Group) has donated many one-of-a-kind hand-knitted items for the library to sell. Start your holiday shopping with a cushy wooly knit hat, and a nice cozy mystery book from the book sale.  To top it all off, consider joining the Friends of the Hurley Library and for the first 20 people who do, you will receive a complimentary Hurley Library mug filled with delicious candies.

There’s no better way to spend the Saturday before Thanksgiving!


Book Club Picks for December Discussion

The adult book club will be reading Annie Proulx’s newest masterpiece Barkskins: a Novel. Because this is such an epic tale, we will read the first five parts (up to page 325) for the first discussion on Friday, December 9th at 5:30.

“Bark Skins open in New France in the late 18th century as Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman makes his way from Northern France to the homeland to seek a living. Bound to a “seigneur” for three years in exchange for land, he suffers extraordinary hardship and violence, always in awe of the forest he is charged with clearing. In the course of this epic novel, Proulx tells the stories of Rene’s children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as the descendants of his friends and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions–war, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals. Proulx’s inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid–in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope–that we follow them with fierce attention. This is Proulx’s most ambitious novel ever, and her master work”– Provided by publisher.


The teen book club will be reading The Angel Tree, by Daphne Benedis Grab. We will meet on Thursday, December 15th at 4:30pm.

Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square and people tie wishes to it, but nobody knows where the tree comes from–but this year four children are determined to solve the mystery of the Angel Tree.