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Intro To Line Dancing

Saturday, April 25th at 11:00am


Come learn some basic line dances with Sherry Thomas!


Hop on the Bus!

Thursday, May 28th

   Join us as the Friends of the Esopus Library travel to the
New York Botanical Gardens to see the Frida
Kahlo Exhibition!

 $65 fee includes bus fare, driver tip, and access to all sections of the

                              Registration ends May 5th.

We will board the bus at 8:30 am at the former Ames/Steve and Barry’s parking lot.
Lunch on your own. Board the return bus at 2:30 pm.

Landscape Oil Painting Classes with

Loman Eng

Tuesdays from 1:00 pm -3:30 pm- April 28th through June 2nd


Explore the concepts and techniques of the Hudson River and Barbizon Schools through the presentations and demonstrations by the instructor. Composition, value, colors, and light will be discussed. All are welcomed!

Registration is Required

Register at the circulation desk or call the library. Class materials must be purchased by the student; the list can be picked up at the circulation desk upon registration. Other than materials, classes are free!

A Holocaust Survivor’s Testimony with Tibor Spitz

Thursday, April 30th at 6:00pm

tibor spitz

Tibor Spitz survived the holocaust in Slovakia. Although never placed in a concentration camp, he and his family hid in the forest of Slovakia to escape persecution. Out of a large family, only six members survived. After the war, Tibor became a glass specialist and earned a Ph.D. in chemistry. After retirement, he became a full time artist. Come listen to him give a testimony of his life!



Basic Computer Skills for Seniors

Two Class series to choose from:

Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 1:00-2:00 or

Fridays, May 8, 15, 22, 29 at 1:00- 2:00 pm

These classes are designed for people with no previous computer skills. We will be covering all the basic skills you will need to be digitally literate!

(Note: The computers will be unavailable to the public during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience.)

Absolutely free!  Call the Library to sign up.

River Read Poetry Event

Friday, May 8th at 6:00pm


Refreshments available.
Write and recite (if you like) an original poem using the Hudson River as your inspiration!
But you must follow a code — your zip code!  For example, Rhinecliff’s code is 12574, so the word number for each line in the poem is 1-2-5-7-4.
River Read
Poetry Party for all ages!
Zip code line count is the key.
Write and recite!

River Read is a shared reading program of Rhinecliff’s Morton Memorial Library and the Town of Esopus Library!

 Oaxaca Cultural Celebration

Tuesday, May 12th 6:00-8:00pm


Celebration will kick off with a presentation by Tom and Sue Mounkhall on the culture of Oaxaca. This presentation will cover Oaxaca’s flora, art (gallery and street), food, architecture, celebrations, and archaeological sites. The community is then invited to bring in anything related to the culture, including food!

Please contact the library if you plan to bring a food item!

 Defensive Driving Course

Satuday, May 16th from 10:00am- 4:00pm

All participants must pre-register for this program. Cost of attendance is $40.00. Participants can pay online at, at the or on the day of the program. 

It’s a Toy Swap!

Monday, May 18th at 6:00pm

Bring in your gently used toys and swap them out with others. Please only bring in toys that are in good condition.

For adults only!

Transformative Power of Music with Steve Gorn

Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30pm

Much more than entertainment, music is a dynamic force, a medium for change, and a transmitter of social values, skills, mythology, and religion. Drawing on years of travel, Grammy winner and world music performance and recording artist, Steve Gorn, will play the Indian Bansuri Flute, offer a short “call and response” singing practice, and illuminate the ways in which music connects mind, and body, an individual and society, and humanity to nature.

              Introduction to Digital Photography with Sally Delmerico

Saturday, May 30th from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Learn the basics of digital photography with this introductory class. Participants must bring their own cameras. Please register by calling the library, or at the circulation desk.  Please provide, at that time, the make and model of camera you plan to bring. Class is free!

Friend’s Book Sale!


$10 Preview Sale – Friday, May 29th from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th 9:00am-4:00pm


Scheduled Board Meetings*

Board of Trustee Meeting:  4th Wednesday, 6:30 pm Roxanne Pecora, President Research and Development Committee- April 15th, 5:00 pm  Margaret Phelan, Chair Finance Committee: Wednesday, May 20th, 4:30 pm Kathy Milhaven, Treasurer Governance & Personnel Committee- 2nd Tuesday 5:00 pm  Chris Griggs & April Oneto, Co-Chairs Buildings & Grounds Committee – 2nd Thursday, 4:00 pm Marion Zimmer, Chair

*All meetings are at the Library unless otherwise noted.

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