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   Monday, November 24, 2014
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Backyard Series: Make Your Own Balsam Wreath
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    845-772-7586

*Class held in Community Room in the basement of the library*

Make your own 18” diameter Balsam wreath.  Select items provided by the presenter to decorate your wreath and learn how to make one of those big beautiful bows.  Take your wreath home after the class and hang it in your favorite spot for the holidays.  If you have wire cutters and scissors, please bring them to class.  All other material will be provided.

Limited to the first 15 to pay for their supplies and register!

Payment due by 11/21/2014 – Cash only

Presenter:  JeanneLynn Roucken                 Charge:  $15 for Supplies

Don’t delay!  This wreath-making class was very popular last year…reserve your seat today!




   Tuesday, November 25, 2014
10:15 AM- 11:45 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for ages 18 months up to 3 years with a parent or guardian. It will include stories, finger plays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Preschool Story Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for children ages 3 to 5. It will include stories, fingerplays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.



   Wednesday, November 26, 2014
1:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSING AT 1:00PM TODAY
Event Location:
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In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the library will be closing at 1:00 PM today.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  We will reopen the library on Friday, November 28 at 10:00 AM.

Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.





   Thursday, November 27, 2014
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Event Location:
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In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the library will be closed today.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  We will reopen the library on Friday, November 28 at 10:00 AM.

Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.





   Tuesday, December 02, 2014
10:15 AM- 11:45 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for ages 18 months up to 3 years with a parent or guardian. It will include stories, finger plays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Preschool Story Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for children ages 3 to 5. It will include stories, fingerplays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.



   Friday, December 05, 2014
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Kids Only Reading Club
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact: Mrs. Somarelli   845-856-7313
For kids in Grades K-2
Friday, December 5 from 4–5

Company’s Coming, by Arthur Yorinks
When Shirley and Moe invite the relatives over for dinner unexpected company arrives when a space ship lands in the yard. Madness and mayhem follow. After the story we’ll make a flying saucer. Registration required.



   Monday, December 08, 2014
10:00 AM
Library Board Meeting
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    845-856-7313
Meeting Notice:
The Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00AM in the Community Room.  Members of the community are welcome to attend.



   Tuesday, December 09, 2014
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
BACKYARD SERIES - Open Poetry Reading by Our Local Authors
Event Location: Reference Room
Contact:    845-772-7586
*Program will be held in the Reference Room on Second Tuesday of the month through December *
Poetry is a form of literary art which uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language.  We are blessed to have many respected and renowned poets who call our area home.  Celebrate your love of poetry with an open poetry reading in the library’s Reference Room.  Light refreshments will be served to enhance your experience of hearing the poets’ words delivered in person.  Note:  Sign-up at 6:30pm, reading begins promptly at 7:00pm
Facilitator: Stacy Joergle-Gildea     Charge: Free



10:15 AM- 11:45 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for ages 18 months up to 3 years with a parent or guardian. It will include stories, finger plays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Preschool Story Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for children ages 3 to 5. It will include stories, fingerplays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.



   Friday, December 12, 2014
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
The Next Step
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact: Mrs. Giblin   845-856-7313
For kids in grades 3-5
Friday, December 12th, 4:00 to 5:00

Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece, by Patricia Polacco Shy, young Patricia finds her courage – and her voice – while taking a drama class. Read the book at home then join us for a fun discussion and activity. Books are available for check-out in the Children’s Room. Registration required.



   Saturday, December 13, 2014
11:00 AM- 3:00 PM
It's LEGO Time!
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
The second Saturday of every month we’ll be putting out our Lego bricks for you to enjoy some unstructured building time. All ages. Children under 8 should be with a care-giver. No registration needed.


   Tuesday, December 16, 2014
7:00 PM- 8:45 PM
A CIRCLE OF WRITERS
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    845-772-7586
*Community Room on Third Tuesday of October, November, and December*
This writing workshop is for those who want to share their written work, either as a work-in-progress or as a fully developed piece, in a circle with other writers who understand that a good question will do more to help the writer than any criticism.  After all, would you squash a seedling for not being a plant yet?  After the reading of a piece, the first go-around will be for members of the circle to share with the writer what they think is working; the second go-around will be for the writer to ask his or her own questions – his or her own worries about the piece; the third-go-around will be for members of the circle to ask their own specific questions.  All forms of writing are welcome, i.e. short story, poem, script, essay, performance art piece, letter-to-the-editor, journal entry.  Writing is a solitary job but it can be a joy to share one's work in the fellowship of other writers in an actively supportive environment.  Facilitator:  Mikell Zacharia        Charge: Free  *It is anticipated this workshop will require approximately 10 registrants to be effective*  Mikell Zacharia is a full-time writer of poetry, short stories, scripts for stage and screen, who also does performance art pieces and storytelling at open-mics.



   Thursday, December 18, 2014
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Cookbook Critique Club
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact: Barbara L.   845-856-7313
Would you like to meet foodies, taste food, and rate the recipe?  Our club will meet once a month on the third Thursday.  If you are interested, please sign up at the library.  A new cookbook and recipes to try each month.


6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Magic - the Gathering
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
Teens: Bring your Magic deck & your friends for some gaming fun!   For kids Ages 12 – 18.


   Saturday, December 20, 2014
10:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Saturday Morning Movie - For Kids and Families
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
We will be watching the movie, Happy Feet (2006) Rated PG
In this story, Empire Penguins need to be able to sing their Heartsong to find true love. Poor Mumble can’t sing but boy can he dance! Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.



   Monday, December 22, 2014
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Back Yard Series: Make Your Own Holiday Mixed Greens Arrangement
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    845-772-7586

*Class held in Community Room in the basement of the library*

Make your own Holiday floral table arrangement.  During this class you will learn to prepare an arrangement - plus discuss freshness and design.  You will select mixed greens, cones, other holiday decorations, & bow to accent your arrangement.  TAKE YOUR ARRANGEMENT HOME or USE AS A GIFT!  If you have scissors & wire cutters, please bring to class.  All other material will be provided, included all mixed greens.

Limited to the first 15 to pay for their supplies and register!  Payment due by 12/18/2014 – Cash only

Presenter:  JeanneLynn Roucken                 Charge:  $6 for Supplies




   Wednesday, December 24, 2014
1:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSING AT 1:00PM TODAY
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In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the library will be closing at 1:00 PM today.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  We will reopen the library on Friday, December 26 at 10:00 AM.

Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.





   Thursday, December 25, 2014
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
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In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the library will be closed today.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  We will reopen the library on Friday, December 26 at 10:00 AM.

Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.





   Saturday, December 27, 2014
11:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Make it & take it drop-in craft
Event Location:
Contact:    845-856-7313
For all ages
Drop by the library and make a simple craft. Supplies and directions will be provided for this self-guided craft. No registration required.



   Wednesday, December 31, 2014
1:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSING AT 1:00PM TODAY
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In observance of the New Year's Holiday, the library will be closing at 1:00 PM today.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  We will reopen the library on Friday, January 2 at 10:00 AM.

Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.





   Thursday, January 01, 2015
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY
Event Location:
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In observance of the New Year's Day Holiday, the library will be closed today.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  We will reopen the library on Friday, January 2 at 10:00 AM.

Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.