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Battle of the Books

on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 18:52

Pizza Party!

We're recruiting members for our 2015 Battle of the Books team! This is the first year we're participating in this program especially for students entering grades 6-9 in the fall. Teams from twenty-four libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System meet throughout the summer to discuss the same eight books, and have practice battles with other libraries. In September, there’s a final battle between all participating teams. Young patrons who are interested should come to the informational meeting Thursday, May 7th at 5:30. There is no obligation to join the team if you come to this meeting; click here to register or call 845-279-6421. Come have some pizza and have all your questions answered!


What's new at the Library?

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!

Peachwave Fundraiser 

The Friends of the Brewster Public Library are having a fundraiser to raise money for the Brewster Public Library, at the Peachwave self-serve frozen yogurt store in the A&P shopping center, 1511 Route 22 in Brewster, NY. On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, from 12:00-9:00pm, 20% of all sales accompanied by our special coupon will be going to our cause. Please be sure to bring this printed form with you on the above date in order for our organization to receive 20% of your sale. If it’s not handed in with your purchase, we will not be given credit! Please feel free to copy and share this with your friends, family and neighbors. Click here or on the image below to print the form yourself, or stop by the library and pick one up at the front desk. Thank you! 





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

Free SAT Practice Test

Saturday, May 2, 10:30am-2:30pm - Preparing to take the SAT exam? Take a free full-length practice test at the Brewster Library! You'll receive your scores, as well as a report on how you can improve your performance on test day. This service is provided by College Tutors of Danbury, CT. Space is limited. Click here to register or call 845-279-6421.

Puppet Theater Workshop Series

Saturdays, May 9, 16, & 30 - 10:00-11:30am
Participants in this series of workshops, facilitated by Stefani Gosselink of "Culture Camp," will create sophisticated puppets to fit the story "The Paper Crane," by Molly Bang. At the end of each session, participants will learn how puppeteers communicate expressive and meaningful ideas through puppetry. A storytelling element is added as participants learn and rehearse the entire story; a performance of the story will take place on the final day (May 30th) at 3pm. For ages 7-12; 13 &14 year olds are welcome and can earn volunteer hours by helping the instructor). Click here to register or call 845-279-6421.

Storytime Schedule:

Mondays, 11:00am - Babies and Books Program for ages 6 months +
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.

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