Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The Knit Wits meet on Tuesday mornings to crochet, knit and chat while creating various items to be donated to different community organizations.

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Napoleon Bonaparte,
Alan Turing, Isaac Asimov, Ben Franklin, Bill Gates, David Bowie, Keanu
Reeves, Harry Houdini, Heidi Klum and many other famous people are all
chess players.  Learn to play the game or test your skills with a
match!  All ages are welcome. Registration required

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Let the artist in you emerge! Come join other budding artists and learn techniques in water color, pastel and other mediums.

Event Type: Art
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Learn the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy! Over the 4 part course, kids will learn about the Chinese writing system, write their name in Chinese characters, pick up basic conversational phrases, and even paint on fans! Please attend all sessions if possible. For kids ages 5-12.Presented by Ms. Fang Xiao, a language teacher from China who is here through a grant for the US State Department.

Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Learn the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy! Over the 4 part course, you will learn about the Chinese writing system, write your name in Chinese characters, pick up basic conversational phrases, and even translate brush strokes into painting on fans! Please attend all sessions if possible. For adults and teenagers. Presented by Ms. Fang Xiao, a language teacher from China who is here through a grant from the US State Department.

Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Come on down for a Storytime Halloween Extravaganza! We will have
exciting games and activities for the kiddos! For extra fun.come dressed up in
your costume!

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room
Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Join  artist Toni Chaplin when she shares her techniques and ideas during this popular water color workshop.  Registration required. $25 due upon arrival to class (checks preferred).

Event Type: Art
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Children's Room

Lapsit Storytime for babies and toddlers is an interactive storytime for very young children and a caregiver, lasting about 20 minutes. The program uses rhyme and repetition to build language and literacy skills. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Toddlers (1-2 yrs), Infants (0-2 yrs)
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Bring the family and join us for a pumpkin decorating extravaganza! We provide the pumpkins, you provide the creativity. For ages 5-18.  Please register.

Event Type: Art, Crafts
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Lorna and Phil Wooldridge of Wise Owl Workshops will weave stories, images, symbolism, and music into this fascinating talk about cemeteries. Early New England burial grounds were the first public art galleries in the New World. Even today, many of these tranquil sites display the remarkable artistic, cultural, and religious changes of this region. Old gravestones or markers often explained how entire families lived and died. For adults and focused teens./children. Please register. 

Event Type: History
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead with these spooky maker activities! First pour your own skull chocolates and decorate them. Then make a glowing sugar skull decoration out of a milk jug. For ages 5 to 12.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The Knit Wits meet on Tuesday mornings to crochet, knit and chat while creating various items to be donated to different community organizations.

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Need help searching for a job?  Filling out an online job application?  Writing a resume? Not sure where to start with your job search plan? Looking to revamp your job search approach? We can help.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Put on your costume and come to the CDH Branch to boogie! We'll have a spooky slime station, ghoulish games to play, and so much more! For kids and tweens. Please register. 

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs), Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Let the artist in you emerge! Come join other budding artists and learn techniques in water color, pastel and other mediums.

Event Type: Art
Age Groups: Adult (18+)

Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

  Museum Passes


Welcome to the Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch!
 
We greet our patrons with a smile and want to be a part of your weekly routine. Explore our collections of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, as well as our DVDs, Blu-Rays, music CDs, audiobooks, and magazines.
 
Prefer electronic reading? Check out our Kindles and Nooks. If you like a more interactive experience, we have videogames for a variety of platforms and puzzles for a rainy day or family fun night.
 
We are pleased to offer education and entertainment for all. Plan day trips with our Museum Passes, come in and use our computers (including an iMac) and free Wi-Fi, read with your child in our bright and whimsical children's area, or enjoy a quiet moment in our reading room. We hope to see you soon!

 

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