Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 17, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

  • 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Newburgh Chamber Music Ensemble performs "Romantic Music for a Sunday Afternoon," a concert which will feature light-hearted and delightful music by Dvorak, Telemann, Godard, Cui, and Nielsen. Performers are fine regional musicians, including violinist Carole Cowan, oboist Joel Evans, cellist Susan Seligman, and pianist Ruthanne Schempf. Colleagues in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and at the State University of New York at New Paltz, these musicians have distinguished individual careers as well as a long history of collaboration.

    Carole Cowan is a founder and Artistic Director of Newburgh Chamber Music, which is celebrating its 16th year of presenting a variety of performing ensembles in the heart of historic Newburgh. Performing in duo, trio, and quartet combinations, the informal concert will include discussion of the pieces and a time for questions from the audience.

    This performance is made possible by a generous donation to the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation by Herbert and Stephanie Neuman.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Monday, September 18, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

  • 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age,  the moon’s shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from  Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event―a total solar  eclipse―offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar  system’s most enduring riddles, and it prompted a clutch of enterprising  scientists to brave the wild frontier in a grueling race to the Rocky  Mountains. Acclaimed science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by  eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a  narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a  striving young nation as it does about those scant three minutes when  the blue sky blackened and stars appeared in mid-afternoon.

     Copies of the book will be available at the library; new members always welcome!

    Location:
    AWPL Board Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Monday, September 18, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Monday, September 18, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm

  • 06:30 PM to 07:45 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Orange Reads!  Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead, is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and of the 2016 National Book Award.  A #1 New York Times bestseller, it is a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

    Attend this book discussion to enter a raffle for a seat at an event with Colson Whitehead!  Copies of Underground Railroad are available  at the Library

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:15pm

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
1:30pm to 6:00pm

  • 01:30 PM to 06:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, which serves the greater Houston area, has been severely affected by Hurricane Harvey.  New York Blood Center, along with other blood centers, has already begun sending blood and platelets so that patient needs can be met. Your help is needed to keep the local blood supply strong.

    O-negative blood donors are considered "universal," and their blood type is needed most readily in trauma situations and emergency departments across the country. Due to its high demand, O-negative blood is in short supply, and NYBC encourages individuals with this blood type to consider stepping forward and donating today.

    The entire donation process takes less than an hour, and a single donation can be used to save multiple lives.  Please consider donating today!

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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