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!


SUMMER READING HAS BEGUN! – Make an account on the READSquared app or website, log what you read, and participate in special activities to earn raffle tickets! We will have a drawing at the end of the summer.

Zoom Party with Mr. Chris from Magical Melodies – Thursday, July 9 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Join Mr. Chris to sing songs and dance along with your friends!

Bendy Bookworm Storytime – Thursday, July 16 – A storytime that incorporates yoga poses for little ones, ideal for children 6 and under. Bendy Bookworm Storytime will be available as a video on Facebook – no registration required!

Family Stretch & Breathe Gathering – Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00pm – Come, bring your best self to this evening library event. Join Karen Noel to share time and space with each other, engaging in interesting, fun-filled ways to feel lighthearted and joyful through yoga and meditation! Wear loose fitted clothing, eat a light meal prior to session, bring a mat.


MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Digital storytime! Miss Kate reads two books and sings a song.
TUESDAYS: Arts & Crafts or Wacky Science! Get step-by-step instructions on crafts to make and experiments to try from home.
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 remainder of the year, 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


Restorative Yoga & Guided Meditation with Karen Noel – Thursday, July 23 and Thursday, July 30 from 11am to 12pm – Seasoned yoga practitioner Karen Noel will take you through a series of held yoga postures and easy-to-perform breathing and visualization techniques. You can count on a relaxing, rejuvenating experience! Wear loose fitted clothing. Eat a light breakfast. You’ll need a mat, towels, or blanket.

Adult Book Club – Thursday, July 9 at 7:30pm

This month’s book club selection of Afterlife by Julia Alvarez is available on hoopla as an eBook or audiobook. This meeting will be held via Zoom. You won’t need an account to participate, but you’ll need to download the Zoom desktop client or app. To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!

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

Knitting Club – Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30pm – While the library is closed, meetings will be held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.

Boost Your Immunity with the Magic of Spices – Thursday, July 21 at 1:00pm – Health Coach Jyoti Nebhnani will introduce five must-have spices for your kitchen pantry and their numerous benefits.  She will also share easy ways to use them in flavoring your meals.

Health and lifestyle speaker Jyoti Nebhnani trained at the world-renowned nutrition school the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is board certified from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Jyoti is also a laughter wellness coach and is passionate about helping her community achieve more energy and vibrant health through natural remedies and simple changes in their food, mindset, and lifestyle. To learn more, visit nourishingspoon.com

Iced Is Nice!: How to Make Healthy, Homemade Iced Tea – Thursday, July 28 at 7:00pm – Join Nina Androski, tea enthusiast and Tealightful Tea Brand Ambassador, for an introduction to the world of loose-leaf tea from the plant to your glass! Learn about different types of teas and brewing methods; how iced tea was “invented” and its history in America; iced tea traditions from around the world and the healthiest ways to drink your tea iced. Participants will receive email handouts of some iced tea recipes to try at home.