Welcome to the Kinderhook Memorial Library.

Our mission is to connect our patrons with information – traditional and new media. Now, more than ever, libraries are becoming community centers, gathering spaces, and places not only for learning, but also for entertainment. The links above will orient you to our innovative programming and services.  

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Techspert Tech Assistance

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
computer mouse techDo you need expert help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other gadget? Then you need our Tech Expert (or Techspert), Heather Lloyd! Heather runs her own business as Lloyd the Geek, and she’s going to offer one-on-one assistance to our patrons to help with all their technology questions. Just call the library and make an appointment for one of the half-hour slots available! Save Save Save Save Save Save Save..Read More

Storytime on the Loose

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
IMG_5983We are heading up to the Village Hall for storytime on Wednesday mornings! Now, we will have much more space to dance around with bubbles and run under the parachute. There will also be a puppet theater, blocks, musical instruments, and other fun stuff to play with after storytime. The structured part of the program happens in the first 30 minutes. Afterwards, children and their caregivers can stay and play for the remainder of the time. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save..Read More

Pretty Pots

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
flowerDecorate a plastic flower pot that you can plant some seeds in! Then take it home to watch it grow all summer long! All ages...Read More

Gravity Falls: Welcome to the Mystery Shack!

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
gravity_falls_tv_series-520037458-largeFans of the hit series Gravity Falls should make a note in their journals: don't miss this event! Crack codes and create ciphers, make invisible ink, grab a glass of Mabel juice, and more! For ages 10+. Zhdu d frvwxph, zlq d sulch!..Read More

Jon Michael Varese in Conversation with Hollis Seamon

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
spirit photog The Library is excited to welcome our next door neighbor and author Jon Michael Varese for the Kinderhook launch of his debut novel The Spirit Photographer! In conversation with Hollis Seamon (author and retired Professor of English at the College of St. Rose), Jon will discuss his background, his path toward fiction, and what led him to write a ghost story that deals not just with spirit photography, but with the larger issue of slavery's legacies in the United States. If you loved Cold Mountain and The Alienist, this novel of historical suspense will be right up your alley! Join us as we celebrate our incredible local talent, and maybe even discuss some of our own Kinderhook ghosts. Books will be available for sale and refreshments will be served. johnm..Read More