For Kids

Check out our Facebook and Instagram for regular updates! And if you haven’t already, now is a great time to sign up for Miss Kate’s Updates to get a heads-up on what’s happening in the (virtual) children’s room!


Trivia with Miss Kate – Tuesday, February 9 from 4pm to 4:30pm – for kids grades 4 to 8 – Are you smarter than a librarian? Put your trivia skills on display in this fun afternoon game on Zoom, and using Kahoot! 

Zoom Morning Storytime – Tuesday, March 16 from 10:30am to 11:00am – End your morning on a high note by spending it with Miss Kate in a LIVE family storytime!

Zoom Evening Storytime – Thursday, March 18 from 5pm to 5:30pm – miss seeing Miss Kate? Snuggle up for a LIVE family storytime on Zoom! Registration is required, so sign up now!

First & Second Grade Book Club – Wednesday, March 3 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Join Miss Kate for some beginning to read fun with a new book club on Zoom for early readers!

Third & Fourth Grade Book Club – Wednesday, March 10 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Join Miss Kate for a fun book discussion on Zoom!

Fifth & Sixth Grade Book Club – Wednesday, March 17 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Older kids can talk books with Miss Kate on Zoom!


MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Digital storytime! Miss Kate reads two books and sings a song.
EVERY OTHER TUESDAY: Arts & Crafts or Wacky Science! Get step-by-step instructions on crafts to make and experiments to try from home. (Sign up for Miss Kate’s Updates to learn how to register for a kit to complete the monthly arts and crafts project that you can pick up at the library!)
THURSDAYS: Check out “Miss Kate Recommends” for Miss Kate’s favorite picture books, chapter books, young adult books, and more – all available free with your library card online.
FRIDAYS: Miss Kate’s Book Talks give you a closer look at a novel for older kids or teens, including a reading from the book and the reasons Miss Kate loves it.

For Adults

For the foreseeable future, all our programming will be held virtually via Zoom. Sign up for the Adult Events email list to be notified of new programs.

Events hosted via Zoom require you to download Zoom software to your computer or the app to your mobile device, links to all of which can be found here. Always register so we can send you instructions to join. If you need help setting up Zoom, email demacirc@bccls.org


Bee Breathing and Full Body Yoga – Thursdays from 11am to 12pm – Bhramari Pranayama, or Bee Breathing, can be used to calm the agitated mind. It helps with headaches, concentration and memory. Full body yoga will be incorporated into this morning practice with our regular yoga teacher, Karen Noel

Victory Garden Talk – Tuesday, March 16 at 4:00pm – Anthony Bracco of Bracco Family Farms shares the advantages growing your own produce and methods for adapting small farming techniques for a backyard garden. This program will focus on preparing your garden, choosing what to grow and where to find safe seeds, and extending the season to enjoy your garden longer.

Relax and Renew with Jyoti – Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00pm – As we enter a new season, let us take some time for self care to renew and energize. Holistic Health Practitioner Jyoti Nebhnani will demonstrate how to prepare a soothing and nourishing scrub that will leave your skin glowing. She will also share ways to relax with essential oils and meditation.

Knitting Club – Wednesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 17 at 7:30pm – While the library is closed, meetings will be held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, March 9 at 7:30pm – The Adult Book Club will be discussing The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (available on Libby as an eBook and audiobook). To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!

Next month’s book is The Jew Store by Stella Suberman (available on hoopla as an eBook and audiobook and as an eBook on Libby). You can also call the library to request a copy.

ESL from Home – Are you interested in practicing English from home? Email orla.cassidy@demarest.bccls.org