Homework Club with the Bard CCE

Thursdays starting on 11/08/18 @ 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. Emma is studying literature at Bard College. In her free time she likes to draw and read. She loves working with kids.

Special thanks to the Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).

Drop-in or sign-up at the desk. All ages. (Wiill not occur: 11/22/18. Ends on: 12/20/18.))

Bard Math Circle


Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 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 meetup will focus on cryptography.

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

Teen Lit: YA Book Club of Tivoli

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm, in the East Room

Are you a teen who likes to read? Are you excited to talk to people about what you have read and learned? Then check out our NEW young adult book club.

This first meeting we will see which books we wish to read and to get to know one another! Snacks will be on hand. Come with titles in mind. Led by Program Coordinator, Laura.

Free. Ages: 12-18. Happens on the third Tuesday of each month.

Adult Craft: Holiday Book Wreath

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 11:30am-1:30pm in the East Room

Join Library Director, Michele as she shows you how to make a beautiful holiday wreath for your home using discarded books.

Free. All materials supplied. Ages 16 and up. (Must be comfortable using hot glue gun.) Contact library to register; space is limited.

Kaatsbaan: Buglisi Dance Theatre

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 7:30pm @ Kaatsbaan, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

Honored with the American Dance Guild Award for Artistic Excellence, Buglisi Dance Theatre is distinguished for poignant, theatrical repertoire and imaginative multi-disciplinary collaborations which fuse classical sensibility with intuitive creativity. Jacqulyn Buglisi, Artistic Director.

FREE ticket for Tivoli residents with $5.00 donation to Tivoli Library!

Upstairs at Murray's: Susan Orlean - The Library Book

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm at The Sanctuary at Murray’s, 73 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

A fundraiser for Tivoli Free Library happening at Murray’s! Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award–winning film Adaptation.

Happening upstairs at the Sanctuary at Murray's. Hosted by Oblong Books. Tickets: $10.00 (May be applied in full to the purchase of a book by the author at this event.)

Friendship Bracelets Workshop

Second Saturdays of the month – next one: Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 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: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

NEW DATE: Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm in the library

New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.

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

Narcan Training for the Public

Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm, in the East Room – NEW DATE!!

Join Amanda Brennan, Public Health Education Coordinator/Opioid Educator from the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health for a community Narcan training event. If you have an expired kit, you can bring it with you and get an updated one! As part of the training, participants receive a naloxone kit.

Free. Space is limited to 25 people. Contact the library to register.

LEGO Lounge/Colour Club


Mondays (starting 11/05/18) @ 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.

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 happen: 11/20/18.)


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.

Tarot Club

Every other Thursday @ 6:00pm-7:00pm in the East Room

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. All ages!

Friday, 11/16/18:

The Narcan Training Workshop has been rescheduled for: Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Closing Early/Closed

  • The library will be closing @ 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
  • We will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018.
  • We reopen on Saturday, November 24, 2018 @ 10:00am.


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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: tivolilibrary@gmail.com