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July 2021

A House for Hermit Crab – Children’s Book Reading

July 31, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Woodland Playhouse, 5571 NY-28
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Book Reading

July 31 - A House for Hermit Crab This will be the SECOND in a series of 6 readtivity events! Join librarian Christina for a FREE read aloud and hands-on art and crafting activity! This event will be taking place at The Woodland Playhouse located at 5571 Route 28, Phoenicia, NY. 3:00 to 4:00pm We will be reading “A House for Hermit Crab” by Eric Carle and crafting with attendees afterward. You will receive markers and shells to create your…

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August 2021

Sky Colors – Children’s Book Reading

August 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Woodland Playhouse, 5571 NY-28
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Book Reading

August 7 - Sky Colors This will be the THIRD in a series of 6 readtivity events! Join librarian Christina for a FREE read aloud and hands-on art and crafting activity! This event will be taking place at The Woodland Playhouse located at 5571 Route 28, Phoenicia, NY. 3:00 to 4:00 We will be reading “Sky Color” by Peter Reynolds and crafting with attendees afterward. Artists will receive the materials necessary to create their own “sky color” - or ground…

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A Butterfly is Patient – Children’s Book Reading

August 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenicia Farmer’s Market, 8 Ava Maria Dr
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Children's Book Reading

August 29 - A Butterfly is Patient This will be the FOURTH in a series of 6 readtivity events! Join librarian Christina for a FREE read aloud and hands-on art and crafting activity! This event will be taking place at the Phoenicia Farmer's Market which is located directly across the street from the Phoenicia Post Office. 10:00am to 2:00pm We will be reading “A Butterfly Is Patient” by Dianna Aston and crafting with attendees afterward. Phoenicia staff will show artists…

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September 2021

The Very Lonely Firefly – Children’s Book Reading

September 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenicia Farmer’s Market, 8 Ava Maria Dr
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Children's Book Reading

Sept. 12 - The Very Lonely Firefly This will be the FIFTH in a series of 6 readtivity events! Join librarian Christina for a FREE read aloud and hands-on art and crafting activity! This event will be taking place at The Phoenicia Farmer's Market located across the street from the Phoenicia Post Office. 10:00am to 2:00pm We will be reading “The Very Lonely Firefly” by Eric Carle and crafting with attendees afterward. Each artist will receive the items necessary to…

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The Day the Crayons Quit – Children’s Book Reading

September 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Woodland Playhouse, 5571 NY-28
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Children's Book Reading

Sept. 25 - The Day the Crayons Quit This will be the LAST in a series of 6 readtivity events! Join librarian Christina for a FREE read aloud and hands-on art and crafting activity! This event will be taking place at The Woodland Playhouse located at 5571 Rt. 28 in Phoenicia. 3:00 to 4:00pm We will be reading “The Day The Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt and creating with attendees afterward. Children will receive their own box of crayons and…

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Balkan Mountains Music Mini-Festival

September 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glenbrook Park, 48 NY-42
Shandaken, NY 12480 United States
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Balkan Music Event

"Balkan" means "chain of wooded mountains" in modern Turkish and has been the Turkish word for the Balkan Peninsula since Ottoman times. Some of the countries of Eastern Europe that are situated in or near the the Balkans are Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Turkey. On Saturday, September 25, the Phoenicia Library will celebrate the music and dance of this region with a FREE festival of Hudson Valley bands playing odd meters and unusual scales and harmonies in…

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January 2022

Phoenicia’s Ancient Past – A Historical talk by Evan Pritchard

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom, 1 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
Free
Phoenicia's Ancient Past - Evan Pritchard

Phoenicia's Ancient Past - How The Esopus Munsee People Got Through Winter Before Electricity In this illustrated lecture, author Evan Pritchard (Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent) will introduce us to the ancient and icy history of winters long past in the greater Phoenicia area. Evan will focus on the winter lifeways of the Esopus Munsee, the Algonquian-speaking people who have long inhabited the Esopus river valley. Using maps, photos, slides, stories, place-name interpretations, and helpful diagrams, Evan will explore what Munsee…

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February 2022

Exploring Ancient Phoenicia – Part 2

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom, 1 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Exploring Ancient Phoenicia Part 2 - Evan Pritchard

Evan Pritchard will be back again this month with MORE fascinating information about ancient Phoenicia. Join us for an evening of local history info and tales with author Evan Pritchard (Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent). Using maps, photos, slides, stories, place-name interpretations, and helpful diagrams, Evan will explore what Munsee village life in Phoenicia must have been like in winter, including travel, fishing, hunting, agriculture, foraging, controlled burning, shelter, stories, cosmologies, vision quests, and much more. Followed by Q and A.…

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March 2022

How To Have a Successful Garden in White Tail Deer Country

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom, 1 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Deer Resistant Gardens

After a long winter, gardeners look forward to the growing season for fresh vegetables and flowers from their gardens. Part of making it a rewarding experience is knowing how to deal with insects, diseases, rabbits, woodchucks and deer. The deer population has exploded, making them a primary garden pest. But deer don’t have to win the battle, according to Wendy Tremper Wollerton, a seasoned gardener, who spent more than 25 years living on a property heavily trafficked by deer. By…

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April 2022

Exploring Ancient Phoenicia Part 3 – Protecting These Sacred Mountains

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom, 1 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Exploring Ancient Phoenicia Part 3 - Evan Pritchard

In this third in a series of multimedia lectures Evan Pritchard will share some of his research regarding the high sacred places of Phoenicia and the surrounding Catskills, especially regarding mountains located within Shandaken township. He will discuss Algonquin metaphysical beliefs surrounding mountains and the spiritual role they play, as sacred sites and vision quest retreats. He will go into detail regarding what are called “cairns” (a Celtic term) or “Manitouassin” sacred stone piles (petroforms) and their mysterious alignments, as…

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