Medical Qigong for Older Adults with Celeste Graves

6-week series on Tuesdays starting September 25, 2018 @ 10:30am-11:30am on the Third Floor

This is a program of simple yet profound exercises taken from the ancient Taoist traditions and Chinese medical system. Led by Celeste Graves, MA, C-IAYT.

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. Free.

2018 Tivoli Street Painting Festival

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 9:00am-5:00pm on Broadway (DC RTE 78) in Tivoli, NY 12583

The fabulous annual Street Painting Festival! Broadway in Tivoli, NY will be transformed into a mutli-artist, live action, street painting extravaganza! A free event bringing together family, friends and community! Joe Tobin and the Acoustic Medicine Variety Show perform live from 12m-5pm. Arobi will be out in front of Tivoli Library working on a design between 10am-2pm, check it out! Hosted by The Village of Tivoli, NY.

(Registration is closed.)

PsychoSTEAM: Fun with Art & Science

5 sessions each Wednesday in October, starting 10/03/18 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm Happens in the East Room

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm: The Dada Experiment.

Come join us and The Bard Center for Civic Engagement for fun with art and science. 5-week series on Wednesdays starting on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  Our focus will be on psychological science.

Open to children of all ages and free. Contact library to register!

Every Day is Earth Day

Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm in the East Room

The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management is working to increase recycling within the county. They will offer an interactive after-school educational program for children.The program involves teaching ways to increase recycling, the typical items that can be recycled, why we should recycle, and how to promote recycling and waste reduction in our daily lives. Free!

Teen Night: Instacollageagram!

Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm in the East Room

Come make a collage! Work with paper, magazines, or whatever we can find in the craft supply cabinets (or feel free to bring your own materials). Play with composition, colour, and the process. The twist? The finished project will only exist online on Instagram (the library’s page and/or yours) making the leap from analog to digital. Work on one or a few.

For teens! Pizza will be served (while supplies last) thanks to Broadway Pizza in Tivoli!

PageTurners Book Club: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm in the library

A tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life-mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore. With irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan has crafted a literary adventure story for the twenty-first century

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

Songs about Books with The Bushwick Book Club

Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 12:30pm-1:30pm on the Third Floor

The Bushwick Book Club brings a program of music inspired by books to the Tivoli Library, featuring Lusterlit, Jessie Kilguss, and Don Rauf. Free. All Ages.

RETRO Game Night!

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

Good-bye video games, hello “new” fashioned fun. Come play board and card games from the 80s and 90s (and earlier). Play our games or bring your own! It will be totally tubular! Led by Program Coordinator, Laura. Perfect for ages 8-12.

(Will not occur on: 10/08/18 and 11/12/18.)

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: 10/09/18 and 11/06/18.)


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). For ages 10-17. Led by Program Coordinator, Laura.


Second Tuesday of the month @ 4:00pm-5:00pm in the East Room

Join us for arts and crafts. Each second Tuesday of the month there will be a different craft or art project. Or, just come and make up your own craft/art project! Materials provided. Perfect for 5-10 yos. No need to sign-up, just come by! Led by Program Coordinator, Laura.

Magic: The Gathering Night

Magic: The Gathering Night

Tuesdays @ 6:00pm-7:00pm in the East Room (new start time as of 09/18/18)

Join us for a casual, relaxed evening of Magic: The Gathering. Beginners are welcome, and experienced players are welcome as well! Bring your own cards, or play our pre-made decks. If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you. No sign-up necessary, just stop by. With any questions, please contact Arseny Khakhalin: khakhalin[@] Recommended for teenagers and adults.

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!


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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: