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.

Community Caroling


Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 4:30pm-6:00pm starting out at the gazebo

Meet at the gazebo (next to the library) and join your neighbours for a festive evening of caroling and singing around the village.

Wear warm clothes. Lyrics sheets provided. All ages.

Gift Wrapping Week

Monday, December 17-Saturday, December 22, 2018 during library hours in the East Room

Need a secret place to wrap your holiday presents? We invite you to drop-in during regular library hours and use our gift wrapping station! Free use of wrapping paper (ours or bring your own), scissors, ribbon, tags, and a nice work space to wrap all your holiday gifts!

Free. All ages.

Teen Lit: YA Book Club of Tivoli

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm, 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 young adult book club. Snacks will be on hand. Led by Program Coordinator, Laura.

December’s title: 1984 by George Orwell – Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.

Free. Ages: 12-18. Happens on the third Tuesday of each month. Contact library to order title

PageTurners Book Club: Holiday short stories

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm in the library

A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas; The Carol Sing by John Updike; Christmas Fugue by Muriel Spark; and Oil and Water by Dani Shapiro Along with the discussion, we will also be having our annual party and book exchange: wrap up one of your favorite books to exchange with another member of the group (book does not need to be new). If you feel like it, bring a snack to share.

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

Friendship Bracelets Workshop

Second Saturdays of the month – next one: Saturday, January 12, 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: 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.

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.

Preschool Story Time

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

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

For preschoolers.


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.

Homework Club with the Bard CCE

Thursdays @ 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. Happens in the East Room. (Will not occur: 11/22/18. Ends on: 12/20/18.)

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!


  • The Tivoli Library will be closed from Monday, December 24, 2018-Wednesday, December 26, 2018. We reopen on Thursday, December 27, 2018 @ 10:-00am.
  • The Tivoli Library will be closed on Monday, December 31, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. We reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 @ 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: