Regular Library Programs
Mommy and Me Lap Time
Our weekly Mommy and Me Lap Time program meets Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. Parents or caregivers and their children ages birth to two years old are invited to join Amy Thiel for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. No registration required.
PreK Story Times
What a great way to have fun with your preschooler! Come join us for our story times which meet every week on Thursdays at the library at 10:30 a.m. We read books, sing songs, do activies and crafts and have great conversations and laughs. There is no age limitation — most of the children that come to story hour vary in age from 2 years old to 5 years old. No registration required.
We're pleased to offer school age children an afternoon of exploration at the library! Afternoon Discoveries, a regular program for children grades 2-5 will meet once each month to explore a variety of topics through stories, activities and crafts. Previous topics have included space, fossils, spies, and wildlife. Space is limited at each program. Check the library's calendar for specific dates and times.
Magic: The Gathering
Meets Sundays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. In this card game, you play the role of a powerful wizard who fights other wizards for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Build your deck carefully, play your cards strategically, and victory will be yours! If you are a new player no need to bring anything– we’ll show you how to play and have cards for you to borrow. Others should bring their own cards/decks and their DCI card number. Ages 11 and up. Does not meet when school is not in session.
Monthly Teen Night
On the first Friday night of each month, the library holds a teen night which offers a variety of entertaining choices. Movies, video game nights, talent contests, and craft and activities are scheduled for the year ahead. Check our calendar for each month's topic. No registration required.
The Readers’ Circle meets at the library on the second Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Next Page Book Club
The Next Page Book Club meets at the library on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Its members read well-reviewed and award-winning books, engaging novels, and readable nonfiction.
Nonfiction Book Club
The Nonfiction Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. They read only nonfiction books based on the preferences of those attending.
Summer Reading Program
Reading over the summer is a great way to explore a world of wonderful adventures and let your imagination go wild! Books allow you to climb Mount Everest, sail the Hudson River, fend off evil at every corner, meet amazing people or even run for president without ever leaving your house--except to come to the library, of course! This six-week program begins at the end of June each year and has components appropriate for preschoolers, elementary school-aged children, and teens. Registration for many of the activities is required but the core component of the program, the reading challenge, is flexible and can be adapted to your busy summer schedules.
Family Film Series
Dan Schoonover's Family Film Festival runs from the fall of each year through the following April. The 16mm classic films that he shows are drawn from the collection of his late father, Raymond Schoonover. Homemade popcorn and brownies are served at each showing. No registration is required and individual film titles are listed on the library's calendar.
Museum Pass Program
The library lends passes to regional museums and historical sites through our Museum Pass Program. Venues include the Berkshire Museum, Eric Carle Museum, Edith Wharton's The Mount, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Mass MoCA, Hancock Shaker Village, the Schenectady Museum and Planetarium, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The passes allow free admission for two adults and two children (although some of the museums offer free admission for any number of children.) The passes may be borrowed, first come, first served, and cannot be reserved. Passes must be returned by the library's closing time on the due date or a $5.00 per day fee will be incurred.