BeTWEEN the Pages: Youth Book Club of Tivoli : Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm in the East Room

Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily’s hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends.

Free. Ages: 9-14. Contact library to order title.

Peace and Love Valentine: Cookie Decoration Workshop for Adults

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm in the East Room – NEW DATE!!

Come decorate heart and peace sign shaped cookies with culinary artist, Theresa Corrigan. Homemade sugar cookies will be ready for you to decorate. Learn various decorating techniques such as marbleizing, sugaring, and layering. Theresa will show you the art of cookie icing in this DIY holiday cookie workshop!

All ingredients will be supplied. For ages 18+. Contact library to register; space and supplies are limited. (*Snow Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019.) **(WORKSHOP ALMOST FULL!)

Homework Club with the Bard CCE

Wednesdays, starting on 02/20/19 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm in the East Room

Come do your homework after school with Bard students who will be here to help you! Hosted by Emma Galley and Manny Williams. Special thanks to the Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).

Drop-in or sign up at the desk. All ages. (Will not happen: 03/20/19 and 04/17/19. Series ends on: 05/08/19.)

Money: Avoiding Pitfalls and Preserving Wealth, A Weekly Discussion

Wednesdays starting on February 20, 2019 @ 5:30pm-6:00pm in the East Room

Do you know the difference between a stock and a bond? Or what do NYSE, NASDAQ, and DOW mean? Need help learning about finance? Then, come join host Eric Plump for a weekly seminar and discussion group about the preservation of capital. Topics will include: money management, the stock market, investing, debt management, savings, current finance news, and more. Q & A encouraged.

For adults. Free. No need to sign up, just come by. (Please note: This is a not an investment advisory session.)

PageTurners Book Club: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm in the library

New York Times bestselling author John Connolly’s unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories

Contact the library to reserve a copy of each month’s book.

I Heart Reading

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 1:00pm-3:00pm @ Hendrick Hudson Masonic Lodge, 9 Graves St, Red Hook, NY 12571

The Red Hook Public Library and Tivoli Free Library have teamed up for a grand celebration of reading and children’s books! Come dressed up as your favorite character from a children’s book.

This event is free and open to the public.

Bill Robinson's Birds of Prey Wildlife Show

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm at Red Hook Community Center, 59 Fisk St, Red Hook, NY 12571. Doors open at 5:30pm for pre-show fun.

Owls, hawks and falcons, Oh My! Kids and adults alike are invited to enjoy Bill Robinson’s Birds of Prey Wildlife Show. Onlookers will be treated to an awe-inspiring up-close look at a variety of amazing birds of prey presented by nationally recognized wildlife expert Bill Robinson.

All ages. Free, but, tickets will need to obtained prior to the event! Pick up tickets at the the Tivoli Free Library or Red Hook Library. Tickets are limited.

Bard Math Circle

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 12:30pm-2:00pm in the East Room

Need help with math? Bard College math students are back to do fun math games and activities! Come hang out with Bard undergraduates and other math enthusiasts to play games, solve puzzles, and work on some enriching problem solving based on an exciting mathematical theme! This session’s theme will be: TBA…

Grades: 5th-9th. Free. Contact library to register; walk-ins are welcomed.

Upstairs at Murray's: Kiese Laymon - A Fundraiser for Tivoli Free Library

Thursday, March 7, 2019 @⋅6:00pm–7:30pm @ Murray’s, 73 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

Join us and Oblong Books for a fundraiser benefiting the Tivoli Free Library with author, Kiese Laymon. A percentage of ticket sales and book sales at this event will be donated to support Tivoli Free Library.

Tickets: $17.00 – available online - Includes one paperback copy of HEAVY: An American Memoir.

Friendship Bracelets Workshop

Second Saturdays of the month – next one: Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 11:30am-1:30pm in the East Room

Come make friendship bracelets for you and your friends! Hosted by Library Clerk, Arobi.

For all ages. Contact library to register. Drop-ins are welcome. Materials provided.

PageTurners Book Club: The Which Way Tree by Elizabeth Crook

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm in the library

The story of a young girl’s frightening and poignant odyssey to track down the panther that killed her mother.

Contact the library to reserve a copy of each month’s book.

PageTurners: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm in the library

>In the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered fifty dollars to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, from Wichita Falls back to her family in San Antonio.

Contact the library to reserve a copy of each month’s book.

LEGO Lounge/Colour Club

Mondays @ 4:00pm-5:00pm in the East Room

Come play with our large selection of LEGOS! Or have a quiet time coloring. LEGOS, plus colouring books, crayons, and markers will be available. Fun for all!

All ages. (Will not occur: 01/21/19 and 02/18/19.)

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10:30am-11:30am in library and East Room

Join Miss Penny for reading, singing, and crafting fun!

For preschoolers. (Will not occur: 02/19/19.)


First Tuesday of the month @ 4:00pm-5:00pm on the Third Floor

A youth musical jam session! Bring your own instrument (and any power supply/batteries and such) and let’s start making some music! This is an informal, fun way to make music together. This is not an instructional session; participants should have some skill with their chosen instrument(s). Led by Program Coordinator, Laura.

For ages 10-17. No need to sign up!

Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads

Thursdays @ 10:00am-2:00pm in the East Room

Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. Drop-in any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm!

$1 suggested donation, to go toward the purchase of resource materials for the library collection. (*Will not occur: 01/31/19, 07/04/19 and 11/28/19.)

Tarot Club

Every other Thursday @ 6:00pm-7:00pm in the East Room starting 01/17/19

Are you a seasoned tarot reader or just interested in learning about tarot cards? Join us for Tarot Club! Come to this fun, informal gathering to explore all aspects of tarot. Bring a favorite deck if you have one. Led by Sabra Margaret. Sabra is a Reiki Master and intuitive. She has been reading tarot for over a decade. This is not a tarot reading session!

No need to sign-up, just come by. Newcomers are welcome at every meeting! All ages!

The following event has been rescheduled:

  • Peace and Love Valentine: Cookie Decoration Workshop for Adults – Now on: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm in the East Room.

On Monday, February 18, 2019, the Tivoli Library will be closed for Presidents’ Day. We reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.


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The Tivoli Free Library provides quality programs and materials to the people of Tivoli and surrounding communities. Situated in the historic Watts dePeyster Firemans Hall, in the heart of the village, the library is just west of the shops and restaurants. The building is also home to the Village offices and court.

Olana Museum House Tour Pass

Available at Circulation Desk – Please call to check availability; first come, first served! At this time, the pass can not be reserved. Olana is a 250-acre artist-designed landscape with a Persian inspired house at its summit, embracing unrivaled panoramic views of the vast Hudson River Valley. Reservations for house tours tours only are highly recommended and can be made by calling Olana at (518) 828-0135 (also noted on the back of the pass). The pass is checked out for four days and must be returned to the Tivoli Free Library. You need a valid Mid Hudson System Library Card in good standing. Call or stop by for more info!


Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pass

Available at Circulation Desk – Please call to check availability; first come, first served! The pass can not be reserved. We have a single pass that allows 2 adults and their children under the age of 18 from one household. It does not cover multiple families during the same visit. The pass is checked out for 4 days and must be returned to the Tivoli Free Library ONLY!! You need a valid Mid Hudson System Library card in good standing. Do not return in the drop box. If the pass is not returned, a replacement fee of $250 will be charged. Call or stop by for more info! Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (MHCM): is the ideal destination for families with young children. With exhibits that focus on early literacy, art, early STEM, health and the local community, the museum welcomes over 75,000 visitors each year.

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Contact Info:

Address: 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Mailing Address: PO Box 400, Tivoli, NY 12583 Phone: (845) 757-3771 Email: