Take a Sweet Guess!

Contest dates: 04/19/19, 04/20/19, 04/22/19, and 04/23/19 during library hours, happening in the library

Guess how many Starburst jelly beans and M&M chocolate eggs combined are in the jar! Winner wins the jar of candy. (Winner is either the exact amount or the closest to it.)

Only one guess per person in person (no guesses via web/social media). Write down your guess, include your name, and telephone number.

All ages. Winner need not be present to win.

Food for Fines

Month of April, 2019 @ The Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

For the month of April 2019, the Tivoli Free Library will waive patron fines if they bring in non-perishable food items. 1 item = $3.00 applied to a patron’s account. Personal care items will also be accepted including: toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, and feminine hygiene, as well as basic household cleaning products. All donations will benefit the Red Hook United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Village Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm at the Tivoli Firehouse, 2 Tivoli Commons, Tivoli, NY 12583

Egg hunt for toddlers in the East Room of the Tivoli Library.

Presented by Village of Tivoli, Tivoli Free Library, and Tivoli Fire Department.

Free. Activities for kids 3-12 years of age.

Drawdown/Film and Craft: Saving My Tomorrow-Kids Who Love the Earth

Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 3:00pm-4:30pm in the East Room

Kids! As part of our series of events during the Drawdown EcoChallenge (and to celebrate Earth Day!), come to the library and view this final installment in the acclaimed HBO series which includes stories about the importance of youth activism and the difference kids can make.

Stick around after the film – there will be an Earth Day-related craft after the film at 4:00pm with Arobi.

Be sure to bring a reusable cup or mug. We will offer beverages and light snacks. Free. All ages welcome.

Drawdown/Film: Normal is Over

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 5L30pm-7:3pm in the East Room

An award-winning documentary about humanity’s wisest responses to climate change, species extinction, resource depletion, income inequality, and the connection between these issues.

Free. All ages welcome. Be sure to bring a reusable cup or mug. We will offer beverages and light snacks.

Teen Night: The Oreo Challenge

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm happens in the East Room

Teens! You’ve seen the Youtube videos, now it’s time for you to try and guess these bizarre flavors. Do you think you can guess them correctly? Hosted by Arobi, Youth Program Coordinator.

For ages 13-18. Blindfolds, milk and cookies will be provided. Just drop in.

4th Annual Tivoli Arbor Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 12:00pm-1:30pm, Madalin Court, Tivoli, NY (in the development)

Tree Planting, Poster Contest, Crafts, & more! Join us for this year’s Tivoli Arbor Day activities! Come plant a tree at noon. Kids can enter a poster contest for next year’s poster. Guess the age of a tree. Write a “PoeTree” haiku with Arobi. Decorate a Tree “Cookie” with Laura Gail Tyler. Craft supplies will be provided.

Presented by The Tivoli Tree Committee and Tivoli Free Library.

(2018 Poster winner: Lesia Natalia Sonevytsky Nicolay.)

Free. All ages. Tree planting happens rain or shine.

Bard Math Circle

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 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 session’s theme is: TBA.

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

Chess Club

Second Mondays, starting March 11, 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!

Paws to Read to Wilson

Every other Monday, next one, April 29, 2018 (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.

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! (*Series ends on: 05/08/19.)

Drop-in or sign up at the desk. All ages. (Series ends on: 05/08/19.)

Friendship Bracelets Workshop


Second Saturdays of the month – next one: Saturday, May 11, 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: News of the World by Paulette Jiles


Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm in the library

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered fifty dollars to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, from Wichita Falls back to her family in San Antonio.

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

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! (04/02/19: Happening in the East Room.)

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

Every other Thursday @ 6:00pm-7:00pm in the East Room starting 01/17/19

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!


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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: tivolilibrary@gmail.com