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A Note from the Director

Love Your Library

This might surprise you: a recent Gallup poll shows that US adults visit public libraries more than they go to the movies, attend live sports events or go see a live show. In fact, going to the library is the most popular leisure activity in a list that also includes visiting parks, museums, casinos and zoos! Check out the findings of the poll here.


Fond Farewell

After more than 16 years as our senior clerk and clerk to the board, Cheryl Fellner retired at the end of February. She's involved in so many aspects of what goes on here, from creating this very newsletter to making our budget vote and trustee elections run smoothly, to managing our gallery space, and so much more. We're really going to miss her, and wish her many happy days in the next chapter of her life!


After nearly 9 years on our team as a student page and now a librarian, Christina Martinez moved on to a new challenge in Massachusetts in January. We thank her for growing up with us and wish her all the best in the Bay State!

Service Recognition

We are so very lucky to have a dedicated team of people who are committed to the Library and to you, our community. I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize those folks whose anniversaries occur during March and April: Jessica B., 12 years; Pina D., 7 years; Marie M., 5 Years; Nicola M., 1 year; Rodney M., 13 years; Ceyda P., 17 years; Annadora P., 10 years; Joel S., 17 years; Sandy S., 8 years; Tom W., 6 years; Yolanda W., 22 years. That is 117 years of service to this institution and to the community. If you see any of these folks around, please join me in congratulating and thanking them! This recognition of team members is a regular feature in our newsletter.

See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Visit a Museum

Looking for something to do? Try visiting a museum for free on us! Haverstraw patrons in good standing have a choice of borrowing out from 12 different local museums such as the American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim, Storm King Center and Boscobel House and Gardens. Click here for a full list of museums.

Thank You Senator James Skoufis and Stony Point Pharmacy & Gift

Thank you for generously providing flu shots for 40 HKDPL patrons and staff on November 25th. We are grateful for your commitment ot the Library and to the health of our community.

Thank You to Our Patrons

Thank you to all who came to support our local vendors at our Holiday Craft Fair on November 23rd. Thanks to your generosity, we raised $355 for the American Cancer Society through raffle ticket sales.
Thank you for your continued donations of food. Because of your generosity, every month we donate numerous bags of food to Catholic Charities Community Services.

Adult Programs

*Unless otherwise indicated, all adult programs are open to all patrons, regardless of your home library.

Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving
Monday and Wednesday, March 2nd, 4th, 5:45 pm - 08:45 pm
6-hour defensive driving safety course. IN PERSON REGISTRATION . $29 fee, payable by cash (exact change only), or money order or check payable to Ian Prastien, due at registration. YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH CLASSES FOR CREDIT!

Genealogy - Census & State Directories Research
Thursday, March 5th, 6:30 pm
Local resident and genealogy expert Tony Lauriano discusses using the census and state directories as valuable research tools. Learn how to find the records, how to search, and how to verify your results. The course is open to all who are interested in their family history.

Rockland County Office of the Aging
Tuesday, March 10th, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Representatives will be available to share information and answer questions about senior resources available in Rockland County. Stop by and say hello!

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Series

Garden Design for Beginners
Monday, March 16th, 6:30 pm
Presented by Master Gardener Chris Shankar. Learn to use the principles of design to plan a garden or rejuvenate an existing property. Topics will include site evaluation, the components of the design process, the role of structure, and the characteristics of plants.


Meditation for Everyday Living
Thursday, March 26th, 7:00 pm
Is there a way to decompress, recharge, and experience peacefulness in this fast-paced stressful world we live in? Explore the power of meditation with Dr. Frank Pawlowski, and experience a powerful method of meditation that can be used daily to enhance your life.


Let's Play
Select Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bring some friends, your cards, board games, etc., and spend a relaxing few hours playing games in our large, comfortable Community Room.

Gentle Yoga
Wednesdays, 2:30 pm
Marla Caplan is back to lead our gentle yoga classes. Chairs provided if needed. Bring a yoga mat or towel, a bottle of water, and dress comfortably. Registration is recommended in case of inclement weather closings.

Sunday Concert Series

Fiddler's Green
Sunday, March 1st, 2:00 pm
Fiddler's Green returns to perform traditional Irish music in an authentic acoustic style. Unique and breath-taking renditions of Irish airs as well as lively jigs, reels, hornpipes, and evocative ballads are performed on fiddle, accordion, 12-string guitar, hammered dulcimer, concertina, guitar, bodhran, banjo, tin whistle, wood flute, and spoons and vocals.

In the Gallery

April - Deborah Griffin - "Finding Me" - Acrylic Fluid Art

Our gallery is located at the lower level of the main library in Garnerville.
Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call Cheryl at 786-3800 ext. 14 for information. We have months open in 2020.


Fridays @ 1 pm

A Bit 'O the Green

March 06: Brooklyn, 117 mins. PG-13 (2016)
March 13: Sing Street, 106 mins. PG-13 (2016)
March 20: Black '47, 100 mins. R (2019)
March 27: '71, 100 mins. R (2015)

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Main Library

  • 10 West Ramapo Road
  • Garnerville, NY 10923
  • Telephone: (845) 786-3800
  • Fax: (845) 786-3791

Village Branch

  • 85 Main Street
  • Haverstraw, NY 10927
  • Telephone: (845) 429-3445
  • Fax: (845) 429-7313