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Upcoming Programs

on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:49


After Hours Teen Movie & Pizza Night: "Insurgent"

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7:30-9:30 PM 

Teens are invited to come and watch this newly released film.   Pizza and popcorn will be provided.  Bring a friend!  Rated PG-13.  For ages 13-18.  Note: This movie will be shown at The Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street (next door to the library.) Click here to register or call 845-279-6421.


Community Hero Visit and Storytime

Monday, Aug. 3, 5:30-6:30 PM 

Community workers are our everyday heroes!  Meet Retired Police Officer Peter Carey and learn about the important job of keeping our community safe and helping those in danger.  He will read an exciting story and answer all your questions about this heroic profession!  For all ages! Click here to register or call 845-279-6421.


Decoupage Craft

Monday, Aug. 3, 3:00-4:00 PM 

A fun DIY project!  Turn a plain, unfinished, hinged box into your own personalized treasure box by using the decoupage technique!  All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-12.  Click here to register or call 845-279-6421.


Handcrafted Earring Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 5:30-6:30 PM 

Create a beautiful pair of earrings in this hands-on basic jewelry making workshop!  All materials will be supplied.  Space is limited.  For ages 17 and up.  Click here to register or call 845-279-6421.


Introduction to Babysitting

Saturday, Aug. 8, 10:00 am-2:00 pm 
In this introduction to babysitting course, students will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children. A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course and certificates will be distributed. For ages 10 and up. Amanda Tucker, the class instructor, holds a degree in Special Ed, Early Education and Child Psychology. Click here to register or call 845-279-6421.


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

Summer Reading for Children

It's so important for students to read over the summer months. Keep track of your reading at the Brewster Library and become eligible to win great prizes all summer long! Children up to and including those entering grade 5 in September can fill out a summer reading chart to keep at the library. For every day they read for at least 15 minutes, children will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into our daily, weekly, and grand prize drawings. Everyone is a winner - children may choose a prize from our treasure chest after reading for just ten days! Daily prizes are chosen from the treasure chest, weekly prize-winners may choose from the Happy Hoppers displayed in the Children's Room, and the Grand Prize winner will receive a remote-controlled minion!

Summer Reading for Teens

Teens (entering grades 6 and up) can click here or on the Teen Summer Reading icon to the left to create an account and enter the titles of the books they read. Everyone who logs 5 or more books will receive a free movie pass courtesy of Empire Cinemas! Each book read will entitle the reader to a raffle ticket to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing for a $50 Visa gift card!

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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