Olive Free Library

Adult Programs

Happening in September

Ulster County Food Fight


September 1- October 21

As part of the Great Give Back, Ulster County libraries are holding a food collection contest. The common goal is to fill up the shelves of local food pantries and to put an end to hunger in our communities! Please join us in helping to fill our local food pantries!

Open Maker Space

Wednesday, September 27, 5-7 p.m.

Come to the library to work on your craft, sewing or other kind of project—in good company!  No registration required. Meets the first and last Wednesday of the month.




Speaker Series: Zachary Sklar Book Discussion

Saturday, September 30, 2 p.m.

Zachary Sklar will be here to discuss his personal journey through seven decades of our collective history and politics.  wide-ranging essays take us from the hysteria and fear of the 1950s Hollywood blacklist to his collaboration with writer-director Oliver Stone on the screenplay of JFK and the glamour of the Academy Awards. From the Sixties counterculture of California to the Black Gullah culture of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. From the Japanese internment camps of World War II to the coffee fields of 1980s war-torn Nicaragua.




Intermediate Tai Chi with Kathy

Thursday, September 28 at 2 p.m.

Kathy  is picking up where our last tai chi class ended. If you are ready for the next step join her for an 8 week series from September 21 to November 9th, with a make up day reserved for November 16th. Please let us know if you would like to join Kathy, 845-657-2482.




Happening in October


Saturday, October 7th at 2 p.m.

Since the Supreme Court attempted to wrestle with conceptions of freedom, women’s bodily integrity—the rights of the LGBTQ community, the protection of Trans children and challenges to systemic racism have come under fire and in some states— eradicated.

Professor Kris McDaniel-Miccio will examine the erosion of the 14th Amendment which places at risk freedom to be—who we are or claim to be.




Indigenous People’s Day

Monday, October 9th

The Olive Free Library will be CLOSED  in honor of Indigenous People’s Day

Community Art Swap

Saturday, October 14 10- 2 p.m.

Last years’ Art supply swap was a huge success, so we are back again!

If you have good quality supplies, paint brushes, yarn, beads, etc… please drop them off  between October 7-12. Shopping day is Saturday October 14th! Please bring only items you would give to a good friend. Spread the word!

Bark Baskets: A Northeast Woodland Tradition

Saturday, October 21st  10-4 p.m.

Join Jennifer Lee, Northern Narragansett, to hear her wonderful stories and to create your own one of a kind Bark Basket with traditional methods.

This program is FREE* to you. It is an all day program (10-4 p.m.) and you can bring food/water as needed.

We have very limited space for this event, YOU MUST be pre-registered. Please stop in or call to register, 845-657-2482





Sew on and Sew Forth

Saturday, October 28 11 a.m.

Join Chrissy for a great sewing activity! Beginners are welcome! Bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours. Please let us know if you plan on attending, 845-657-2482.

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