Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

  • 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
    Contact: Email with questions

    Please join library and local historical organization volunteers for this Facebook Live & Zoom meeting event on May 30 to celebrate our area's late 18th century heritage and Founding Veterans and their families! 

    Our volunteers will be on-site "social distancing" at the historic Hathorn House and you can join virtually for demonstrations, workshops, and talks.

    "Hands on" activities for kids will be available by picking up a materials kit curb-side in the morning, then interact with the instructor during a Zoom meeting at home.

    Reserve your free activities kit (one per family) for curb-side pickup at 21 Hathorn Rd. between 9 and 10 AM May 30 by emailing with your family's last name.  Kits will be available to the first 50 families to reserve.

    INTERACT with local 18th century reenactors and educators from home on your device.

    SEE AND DO: 18th century colonial tech:

    • Exterior house tour of the historic Hathorn property

    • Dr. Daniel Wood of Florida NY, surgeon of Valley Forge, explains an army man's dress and gear and the tools of a troop physician.

    • Make a hand-dipped candle 

    • Herbs and their uses: a lavender sachet 

    • The art & science of making butter

    • Rocks to Revolution: The Great Chain across the Hudson

    • Learn the differences in women's roles and tools in Lenape and English settler cultures.

    • Have an interactive lesson in the Lenape Language

    Schedule of events:

    From:       to:

    9:00       10:00     Curb-side pickup ( at 21 Hathorn Rd.) of activity kits for kids (Reserve by emailing hathornhouse@gmailcom—no pickups later than 10!)

    11:00     11:30     Opening ceremony (flag raising, commemoration of our Revolutionary veterans)  [Facebook Live]

    11:30:    12:00     House exterior tour with Sylwia Kubasiak & Arek Kwapinski [Facebook Live]

    12:00     12:30     Dr. Daniel Wood: A Continental Army surgeon’s gear & life with Lawrence Wood of the 5th NY Regiment [Facebook Live]

    12:30     1:00       Women’s world: Clothing, tools & butter making workshop by Cindy Wolf of the 5th NY Regiment [Zoom meeting]

    1:00       1:30       Lenape language lesson with Karen Mosko of the Nalahii (Munsee-Delaware Nation, Ottowa, Canada [Zoom meeting]

    1:30       1:50      Candle making with Theresa & Vicki of the Friends of Hathorn [Zoom meeting]

    1:50       2:00      Herbs and their uses: Lavender Sachet with Sue G. of the Friends of Hathorn [Zoom meeting]

    2:00       2:30       The Great Chain & Sterling Forge with Doc Bayne of the Friends of Sterling Forest [Zoom meeting]

    2:30      3:00     Women’s world: Lenape and Colonial women with Robin and Cora of the Friends of Hathorn [Zoom meeting]

    3:00       Farewell

    Email with any questions.  Although the library is currently closed, we are checking and responding to emails.

    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen, Tween, Children
    You MUST give an email address to receive the Zoom meeting link. The link will be emailed on May 28.
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Monday, June 1, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

  • 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Marisa Hayes will present some of her research on headstone design in the Hudson Valley historic cemeteries.  Her studies have focused on headstone styles from the colonial period through the Civil War. Headstones reflect the social identities and views of death held by historical peoples of the Hudson Valley. We can compare the designs to the gravestone studies of James Deetz in New England, and discover patterns that reveal culture, language, and heritage of the people who are buried in our region's oldest cemeteries. Ms. Hayes has recently completed her studies in history at SUNY Albany.


    REGISTER to receive the Zoom meeting link the day prior to the program.  (For those unfamiliar with the Zoom platform, a handy quick guide is at:, or contact us for a "one on one" help session at  For more information about the program, please email Sue Gardner at:



    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

  • 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM

    Join the staff of the Albert Wisner Public Library for our first Community Reads. Register online and you will receive instructions prior to the online Zoom event. 


    Read or listen to the novel Washington Square by Henry James.  The E-Book and Audiobook is available on HOOPLA.  For Kindle owners, it’s free with Kindle Unlimited or go to  to download a copy. One of James’ most intriguing books, it is a story full of romance and emotion, but also deals with serious issues of loyalty, faith, and pain.  


    The story is set in the Washingto n Square section of Manhattan, circa 1850:  Dr. Austin Sloper, a wealthy and highly successful physician, lives with his only child, Catherine, a sweet-natured young woman who is a great disappointment to her father, being physically plain and, he believes, dull in terms of personality and intellect. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, Fanny Kemble.

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