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on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:53

Free Driver Education Program

Brewster Public Library is now offering a free program to provide assistance to those who are in the process of obtaining a New York State driver's licence. This program includes the following state-specific information:

  • 11 car practice tests
  • 6 motorcycle practice tests
  • 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
  • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
  • An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions 

Click here to get started!

Library Big Read  

Brewster Public Library will be participating in Library Big Read! During the program (March 17-31), the title "Shakespeare Saved my Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard," by Laura Bates, will be available to all cardholders, without any wait lists or holds. To borrow the title, click here. The title will expire at the end of the lending period for each user, not at the end of the program.



on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:14

"Medicare Made ClearThursday April 16th 1:00-2:00pm 

When the time comes to choose a Medicare plan, reviewing your options can become overwhelming. During this seminar, you'll learn about all your Medicare choices. Click here to register online, or call the library at 845-279-6421.

Book Talk with Dorothy Killackey Saturday April 18th 12:30-2:30pm 

Author of the books, "Musings" and "More Musings With Dot," Dorothy Killackey has been a Brewster resident for over fifty years, and was awarded the honor of “Senior Citizen of the Year 1999” by the Putnam County Office for the Aging. At this event, Dorothy will share past experiences and read and discuss some of her stories. Copies of her books will be available to purchase for $11 each. Click here to register or call the library at 845-279-6421.

Earth Day Celebration Saturday, Apr. 18, 1:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day at the Brewster Library!  Children of all ages are invited to plant and decorate a potted plant. They also can listen to stories and (hopefully) enjoy the warm weather!  Register here or call the library at 845-279-6421.

Storytime Schedule:

Mondays, 11:00am - Babies and Books Program for ages 6 months +
Wednesdays, 11:00am - Stories, Music and Crafts for Ages 3-5
Thursdays, 2:00pm -  Picture Book Stories for ages 2-5
Fridays, 11:00am - Stories & Puppets for ages 2-5
Saturdays, 11:00am - Picture Book Stories for ages 2-5

Homework Help

Monday - Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm

Adult Book Club

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm. New members are always welcome! 
Upcoming titles:

January 14th - Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo 
February 11th - Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel
March 11th - The Lighthouse, by P.D. James
April 8th - All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
May 13th - The Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom
June 10th - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg
July 8th - Reader's Choice

Check our calendar for other special programs going on for patrons of all ages!


Other Resources

on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 13:32

Brewster Standard On Line 
The Brewster Public Library is pleased and proud to offer the online edition of the Brewster Standard. The Brewster Standard was the newspaper which covered the Village of Brewster and the Town of Southeast from 1870 to 1982 when Emerson Addis, a young printer, came from Appleton, Wisconsin to start a new newspaper.  It not only reported news from Brewster and Southeast, but also Tilly Foster, Sodom, Patterson, Carmel, Mahopac, Somers, North Salem, Croton Falls and Danbury, Connecticut.  Many people eagerly awaited the weekly edition of the Brewster Standard to see if their births, wedding or other events in their lives were printed. Emerson Addis and his daughter, Marjorie, known as “Marj” to all, did most of the writing, editing, printing and delivering of the Standard from 1870 until 1982 when fire destroyed the building on Main Street. Original print copies of the Brewster Standard are being housed at the Putnam County Historian's office located at 68 Marvin Avenue in Brewster. Click here to visit the Putnam County Historian's website.

Putnam County Job Resource Center

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