We are very excited to announce that the Keene Valley Library received 71 new children’s books from a grant by the Pilcrow Foundation and 20 new children’s science books from Berenson and Ackerman grant.  The books fiction and nonfiction for ages 2 to 13 and are fresh and colorful, funny and factual and all or welcomed by our library.  We are

thankful for the generosity of the Pilcrow Foundation and Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman.  The Pilcrow Foundation’s Children’s Book Project provides new, quality, hardcover books to rural public libraries. These books will become part of the permanent collection at the Keene Valley Library.  Come in and Check Them Out!


SHREK PG • 2001 • fantasy/adventure • 1h 35m ~

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad.~

At the Keene Valley Library February 9, 6:30pm

*pillows/blankets and popcorn welcomed!


Magic the Gathering:   Friday, Feb 9  4:30 to 6:30

(MTG is cancelled if there is no school at KCS)


Keene Valley Library presents……………………………………….

Weaving Magic at the Library

Dates:  4 Classes:  February 28, March 7, 14, 16

Day/time:  3:15 to 5 pm Wednesdays

For Kids:  Ages 8 -13

Taught by Barbara Tam and Emma Silverstein

Instruction and all materials are FREE

Limited to 15 participants

Sign-up Required:  at the Library or online at www.craigardan.org

Sponsored by:      Keene Valley Library, Craigardan

“This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.”

Come try your hand making magic happen with the art of weaving.  We will be creating circle Moon and Planet weavings on hoop looms with yarns and beads.  On a cardboard loom, you can craft Little Monsters & Aliens bookmarks or an Anything Goes wall hanging using found and recycled materials.  Or, you can really challenge yourself and make a small purse, bookbag, or a useful and imaginative cellphone pocket.  Color patterns and ways to create texture into your weaving using tying, wrapping, knotting, and braiding will be demonstrated.  You will learn a variety of weaving techniques so you can continue your ideas and future projects at home.  No experience in weaving is necessary; just bring your interest and enthusiasm.


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