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.

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!

Friendship Bracelets Workshop

Second Saturdays of the month starting on Saturday, October 13, 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.

Stephen Chopek: Rocks the Gazebo

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Gazebo (In case of rain, event will take place on the Third Floor of the library.)

New Jersey native and Memphis resident, Stephen Chopek is currently on a solo acoustic tour in support of his latest album Begin the Glimmer. More recently, he’s been writing his own music which Skin Back Alley described as “a skillfully crafted tapestry of folk, roots, punk, and pop” (with traces of Billy Bragg, Robert Pollard, and Jonathan Richman).

Free. All ages. Happening in the Gazebo. Seating is limited: bring your own chair/blanket. (In case of rain, will take place on the Third Floor.)

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.

What Ever Happened to My White Picket Fence? Author Talk with Janet Johnson Schliff

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm in the East Room

How do you rewrite your life’s script after you’ve suffered a massive brain tumor? This story, by a former special education teacher, is both informative and inspirational. Books will be available for purchase.

FrankenToys & Stuffed Animal Taxidermy


Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 11:30am-1:30pm in the East Room

It’s ALIVE! Come make monstrous creations just like Dr. Frankenstein. Hosted by Library Clerk, Arobi.

Call for donations of old/broken toys and stuffed animals. Feel free to bring your own! Ages: 6 and up. Contact library to register. Drop-ins are welcome.

10 Hairy Legs

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 7:30pm @ Official Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

10 Hairy Legs is an all-male repertory dance company performing existing and newly commissioned works. Stop by for more info!

GET A FREE TICKET WITH $5.00 donation to the Tivoli Free Library! Stop by for more info!

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.

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.)

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: 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: 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). Led by Program Coordinator, Laura.

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


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. Led by Program Coordinator, Laura.

Perfect for 5-10 yos. No need to sign up, just come by!
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. Questions? Please contact: Arseny Khakhalin (khakhalin[@]

Recommended for teenagers and adults. No sign up necessary, just stop by.

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!

Columbus Day:

The library will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018. We reopen on Tuesday, October 9, 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: