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HVP February 2020

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Page 32 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 33 Find book clubs and events at Book clubs ed by Ubaka Hill. More details to come. Free! 1pm. 507 Broadway, Kingston. 845-282-0182. OPEN BOUNCE & Family Time. 10am. 2 Neptune Rd, Poughkeepsie. 845-206-4555. Tail Waggin' Tutors Saturdays!. Children have the opportunity to build on reading skills and confidence while reading with our Certified Therapy Dogs. Bring your own book or pick one from our collection! Every child who reads with a dog will receive a special bookmark with that dog's picture on it...collect them all. 124 Grand St, Newburgh. 845-563-3600. Take Your Child to the Library Day: Magic Show with Kathie. Join us today! All children who sign up for a new library card will receive a free book. Come in and enjoy a magic show filled with audience participation, comedy and magic with Kathie. 4 and up. All are welcome. Library Annex, 28 Century Boulevard. 1pm. 28 Century Boulevard, Millerton. 518-789-3340. Youth Scrabble Club. Youth Scrabble Club Meets first Saturday of the month. If you'd like to learn about Scrabble, compete in Scrabble or just play for fun, join the club! Scrabble Club meets in the kids' section in the activity room. 2:30pm. 133 Farmers Tpke, Gardiner. 845-255-1255. 2: Sunday Baby & Me Storytime. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring babies up to age 18 months to the Library. We will share rhymes, lap games, simple books, and songs with you and your little one. Afterwards babies and adults may share a playtime and socialize together. 2pm. 37 Broad St., Fishkill. 845-896-9215. 3: Monday Dinosaur World Live!. 6:30pm. 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. Music With Miss Amy. Music With Miss Amy is a music and movement class for children up to four years old with their caregiver. Classes will include song time, finger plays, bouncing rhymes, instruments, puppets and a lot of fun! (Please register by 1/7/20) $10 deposit required. Stop by the library to register. 9am. 133 Farmers Tpke., Gardiner. 845-255-1255. Pint Size Playgroup. Come in a for a fun time with toys and socialize at our playgroup program. 10:30am. 37 Broad St, Fishkill.(845-896-9215. Walk and Wiggle. 10am. 93 Market St., Pough- keepsie. 845-485-3445. 4: Tuesday Bouncing Babies Story Time. Laptime stories, songs and fingerplays. Birth to 24 months old. 9:30am. 133 Farmers Tpke., Gardiner. 845-255- 1255. Book Club: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimam- anda Ngozi Adichie February 5. Join our monthly book club. Every- one welcome. 3pm. 133 Farmers Tpke, Gardiner. 845-255-1255. Interesting Readers Society February 5. Ages 13-18. February's book: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. 6:30pm. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave., Saugerties. 845-246-4317. First Friday Book Discussion Group. February 7. Are you up for a good read? Inter- ested in exploring the themes of literary works in a relaxed atmosphere? The First Friday Book Discussion Group meets the first Friday of every month at 1pm. We hope you will join us! 1pm. 328 Main St, Grahamsville. 845-985-7233. An Afternoon with Richard Russo. February 9. What makes a great author write? What is the motivation that drives a writer through the inevitable bouts of writer's block? Come spend an hour with Richard Russo who won the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls and is currently promoting his new book Chances Are. Both Empire Falls and a later novel, Nobody's Fool, were adapted to film, the latter partly filmed in Poughkeepsie. Russo grew up in Gloversville, New York, and fondly remembers the town's public library. He told The New York Times , "I have such fond memories of the place, going there Saturday mornings with my grandfather or mother, who would wait forever for me to pick books. I just have this feeling that if it weren't for the Gloversville Free Library that I probably would not be a writer." Books will be available for purchase and signing. Reservations required. 2:30pm. 141 Boardman Rd., Pough- keepsie. Mystery Book Club. February 11. No Registration is required. All mystery lovers are welcome to join in. Contact the library for the book of the month. Our phone number is 845-896-9215. 3:00pm. 37 Broad St, Fishkill. (845) 896-9215. Thinking Like a Boss Book Launch Party. February 15. Thinking Like a Boss Book Launch Party!! 5pm. 188 Main St., Poughkeepsie. Alchemy Poets Club. February 20. Are you or someone you know an aspiring writer? Don't be shy! The Alchemy Poets meet to discuss each other writing every third Thursday of each month. 1pm. 328 Main St., Grahamsville. 845-985-7233. Books and Bites Book Club for 2nd & 3rd graders Children in 2nd and 3rd grade come to this monthly book club! We will read and discuss a book together while having a snack and then do an activity to go along with it! 4:30pm. Brewster Public Library, 79 Main St., Brewster. 845 279-6421. Silent Book Club. February 20. A book club without all the chat- ter and totally about the reading! Bring a book, relax and read, then share (if you want) with the group. 5:30pm. 93 Market St., Poughkeep- sie. 845-485-3445. Book Discussion. February 24. Join us monthly for a lively discussion. This month's book is The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer. 1:30pm. Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello. (845) 794-4660. Book Club Meeting February 24. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Our classic book selection is a novel exploring classism, sexuality, religion and feminism Ahead of its time? 6:30pm. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main St., New Paltz. 845-255-5030. Crumpled Pages Creative Writing Group. February 25. We invite published and unpub- lished writers who are serious about writing poetry and/or prose. Can be short stories, books, memoirs, plays, etc. Anyone under the age of 18 will need parental consent. Our goal is to provide a forum for sharing work in a supportive environment. Comments, critiques, and exercises will be voluntary and for the pur- pose of allowing creativity to flourish. Meet- ings will be the 4th Tuesday of the month. 5:30pm. 37 Broad St, Fishkill. 845-896-9215. Readers Rendezvous February 26. Grinnell's Readers Rendevouz presents The Cinderella Murder by Mary Hig- gins Clark and Alafair Burke. Join us for a great discussion. 7pm. Grinnell Public Library, 2642 East Main St., Wappingers Falls. 845-297-3428. Book Chat & Chocolate February 27. Join Orange County's sweetest book group. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library. Chocolate is always served! Cornwall Public Library, 395 Hudson St., Cornwall. 845-534-8282. (Continued on Page 34)

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