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Spring Clean Up Day

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
FullSizeRender (1)We're ready to spruce up the Library for Spring! Help us welcome the new season and warmer weather. Join us for a fun and worthwhile morning while we take care of newly emerging perennials, lift old mulch, prune winter kill, etc. Please call the library at 518-758-6192 to sign up. Save..Read More

Beautiful Blooms: Make Your Own Floral Arrangement

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
flowerKinderhook Garden Club member Eileen McHugh-Szepessy will teach us how to make our very own floral arrangement in a gorgeous glass cube vase. No experience is necessary, and all supplies will be provided for you. Just bring garden gloves (if you'd like) and yourself! Space is limited and registration is required, so please call to sign up today...Read More

Cookbook Club

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
BrunchCoverDo you love to cook? Would you like a reason to learn to cook or try new recipes? Then join our new cookbook club! On Sunday, April 30th we invite you to gather together with fellow cooks and friends for a meal, while exploring different cuisines and cookbooks from the Library's collection. This quarter's featured title will be celebrity chef Bobby Flay's Brunch @ Bobby's, and one lucky attendee will win their very own copy! Registration is required for this event. Please stop by the library or call 758-6192 for more information and to sign up. Save..Read More

Across the Digital Divide: OverDrive

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
overdriveAre you new to OverDrive and eBooks? Or maybe you have an account, but you're not sure what to do next? This is the program for you! We will first spend time reviewing OverDrive, going over the services available to you, how to create an account, downloading/returning ebooks, etc. After that, stick around to ask a particular question of get one-on-one assistance signing up. Space is limited and registration is required, so call and sign up today!..Read More

Bid the World Adieu: Preservation and Re-dedication of Kinderhook’s Persons of Color Cemetery

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
PoC cemetaryThirteen headstones next to the ball field on Rothermel Avenue are all that remains of this significant chapter in Kinderhook's history. In mid-May, the Persons of Color Cemetery will be re-dedicated. Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this site stands as the final resting place for perhaps as many as 500 of Kinderhook's citizens. The history of the cemetery and how it came to be preserved will be the topic of a presentation by the Village Historian Ruth Piwonka and local volunteers who worked on this project. A brief meeting of the Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library will precede the program and refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Save..Read More