Saugerties in the Hudson River Valley

Thursday, July 24, at 6:30pm

Vernon Benjamin, author of The History of the Hudson River Valley from Wilderness to the Civil War, will be at the library to do a reading from his book.

Vernon Benjamin has lectured on the history of the Hudson Valley at Marist College and Bard College since 2003. He holds a Masters in Literature from Long Island University and a Bachelor's in Sociology from Siena College. A former editor of the New Saugerties Times, he has written extensively on the Hudson Valley for various publications and has appeared on C-SPAN.


Arm of the Sea

The Rejuvenary River Circus

Friday, July 25, at 7:30pm

This CIRCUS is an allegorical tale featuring gorgeous masks and puppet characters, a bio-morphic set design and live original music. The story follows Malakai, the River messenger and water carrier who travels between Mountain Peaks and the Deep Blue Sea. Along his journeys Malakai encounters a host of creatures, including a lyrical sea turtle, a fast-talking crow, a pair of industrious beavers, beds of filter-feeding oysters, and schools of migrating fish. Each animal offers insights into their particular role in a watershed’s ecosystem services. When the old man falls ill his granddaughter Rachel must rise to the challenge and help restore her grandfather, the River, back to health.

This program is free and all are welcome. It will take place at the Kiersted House at 119 Main Street across from Cahill School.


Family Fun Night: Drum Circle

Wednesday, July 30, at 6:30pm

Make a drum or bring your own and join us for a huge drum circle!

We will have some containers, but feel free to bring your own for decorating.


Summer Reading: Fizz, Boom, Read!

Read for prizes, fun family events, things to do for all ages all summer long!

Kids, adults, and teens can also participate online here.


Borrow a Kindle Today!

Borrow a Kindle for two weeks! They come preloaded with the best new titles. The newest additions include:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Find out more at this webpage.


Children and Teens May Borrow iPads!

The Saugerties Public Library has 5 iPads available for teens and 6 iPads for children to check out and use in the library. The iPads are due after one hour and cannot be removed from the Teen Room or Children’s Library. Teens must be 13 – 19 and have a library card in good standing to borrow an iPad. Children must have an adult with them at all times and one of them must have a library card in good standing to borrow an iPad.

To see which apps have been downloaded to the iPads, click right here!