For Kids

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Storytime on the Lawn – Wednesdays at 10:30am – for infants to 4 year-olds – Join Miss Kate for socially-distanced storytime on the library’s front lawn. Bring your own masks and blankets.

Trivia with Miss Kate – Tuesday, May 11 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! 

First & Second Grade Book Club – Wednesday, May 5 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Join Miss Kate for some beginning to read fun with a new book club on Zoom for early readers! To register your child, email kate.gorman@demarest.bccls.org

Third & Fourth Grade Book Club – Wednesday, May 12 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Join Miss Kate for a fun book discussion on Zoom! To register your child, email kate.gorman@demarest.bccls.org

Fifth & Sixth Grade Book Club – Wednesday, May 19 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Older kids can talk books with Miss Kate on Zoom! To register your child, email kate.gorman@demarest.bccls.org


MONDAYS: 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’s reading lists for great picks for kids, teens, and adults!
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 outdoors or 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


Paint & Sip – Wednesday, May 26 at 7pm at the Gazebo – Join us for mocktails and create something new! Brandy will lead the class in painting a wildflower scene, live and in (socially distanced) person at the Demarest Gazebo.

Community Read – Wednesday, June 9 at 7pm at the Demarest Train Station – Join your friendly neighborhood librarians Kate and Orla for a relaxed discussion of Kiley Reid’s best-selling novel, Such a Fun Age. Whether you read it a year ago or are picking it up for the first time – or are just interested in a community chat! – all are welcome. Learn more here.

We plan to offer this program as a hybrid event, with a socially-distanced in-person meeting at the Demarest Train Station and a simultaneous discussion on Zoom.

Pick up a copy of Such a Fun Age at the main desk of the Demarest Library, reserve it on bccls.org, or borrow a copy of the eBook or digital audiobook on Libby.

Active Stretching with Karen Noel – Thursdays from 11am to 12pm – Come into your own with self-awareness training. Explore the link between yogic breath and guided, aligned stretching. Restore and relieve overburdened muscles and stiff joints. Elongate your body and clear your busy brain.

Knitting Club – Wednesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30pm – Meetings are being held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30pm – The Adult Book Club will be discussing Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (available on Libby as an eBook or audiobook). To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!

Next month’s book is Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (available on hoopla as an eBook and audiobook and as an audiobook on Libby). You can also call the library to request a copy.