Read Away Your Fines

Month of May

For every 1/2 hour you read in the Tivoli Library, we will waive 1$ in fines. For children up to 18 years of age. Must sign-up at the desk. Children must read book in sight of library staff. May not be used to pay for lost or damaged library materials. Fines are only waived on Tivoli items. Can apply to adult card, but only for children and YA materials.

Kids & teens, read away your fines!

Qigong Essentials and Beginning Tai Chi for Memory for Older Adults with Celeste Graves



6-week series, starting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 11:00am-12:15pm on the Third Floor

This new, 75-minute class will include a (slightly) shortened version of Medical Qigong for Older Adults and an introduction to Dr. Paul Lam’s, “Tai Chi for Memory”.

Celeste Graves MA, C-IAYT, Board Certified Instructor and Senior Trainer, Tai Chi for Health Institute: Moving for Health has long been Celeste’s personal and professional theme.

3 SPOTS OPEN!!! Class is intended for older adults, 55+. Wear comfortable clothing. Contact library to register; space is limited. Must commit to full series for 6-weeks.

Movie: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 1:00pm-3:00pm in the East Room

Enjoy an afternoon matinee! We will be showing How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World the newest and final installment of the How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy. 104 Minutes. Rated PG.

Free. For all ages.

Friendship Bracelets Workshop

Second Saturdays: Saturday, June 8, 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. *Will not occur in May.

Death Cafe

Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 11:00am-12:30pm in the East Room

Join us and Death Cafe Dutchess for this unique event. The objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.  A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. Coffee and light snacks will be available.

Free. For ages 18+. Please register with the library. Coffee and light snacks will be available.

Chess Club

Second Mondays: June 10, 2019 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm in the East Room

Join us every 2nd Monday of the month for a friendly game of chess or to learn the fundamentals of this great strategy game! Youth Programming Coordinator, Arobi, will teach you how to play.

Free for all ages and skill levels. Chess sets provided. No experience needed. Just drop in! (*Will not meet in October and November, 2019.)

Paws to Read to Wilson

Every other Monday: June 10, 2019 (series runs until 06/10/19) @ 4:00pm-5:00pm in the library/East Room

Improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of Wilson, a certified therapy dog. They can read a book aloud to Wilson to make them more confident in reading.

Free. For elementary to middle school students. Home-schooled students are welcome. Children must sign up for 10 minute time slots if they would like to read to Wilson. You can call to sign up with the library. (*Will not occur on: 05/27/19.)

Preschool Story Time

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

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

*On 05/14/19 and 05/21/19, Mr. Ken (Ken McCarthy) will be filling in for Miss Penny!

For preschoolers.

Homework Club


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

Come do your homework after school with Circulation Manager, Mandy who will be here to help you!

Drop-in or sign up at the desk. All ages. (Series ends on: 06/19/19.)

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

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (starting on Thursday, 05/09/19 and Thursday, 05/23/19) @ 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. Newcomers are welcome at every meeting! All ages! (*Will not happen on: 11/28/19 and 12/26/19.)

The library will be closed for Memorial Day on: Saturday, May 25, 2019 and Monday, May 27, 2019. We reopen on: Tuesday, May 28, 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.

Museum Passes

The following museum passes can be checked out for 4-days and must be returned to the Tivoli Free Library. You need a valid Mid-Hudson System Library Card in good standing. Available at Circulation Desk – please call to check availability; first come, first served! At this time, the pass can not be reserved. Call or stop by for more info!

Olana Museum House Tour Pass

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.


USS Slater Museum Pass

We also have a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) to: USS Slater, a WWII Destroyer Escort located in Downtown Albany, NY. Call (518) 431-1943 for more info. This is the only Destroyer Escort still afloat, a National Historic Landmark. USS Slater

Contact Info:

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