Featured Events For August 2019


Care, a Documentary with Rhinebeck at Home

Thursday August 8th 

(2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

11 Mountain Laurel Ln, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Community Room at Arbor Ridge

We have another  opportunity to view CARE, a documentary which beautifully captures an often-unseen issue that affects us all. The film shows how deeply rewarding relationships between caregivers and care recipients can be. We see the difficult sacrifices that caregivers have to make to provide for themselves and their own families, as well as how care can be a struggle to afford, even for families with significant resources.

 Please join us to see this 1/2 hour film and participate

in a short discussion about the challenges and possibilities for change.

View a 2-minute trailer here:

 Reserve by calling 845-379-1114, by responding to this email, or going to our calendar at

Gentle Exercise For Seniors 

Thursdays August 1st – 29th

(9:00 AM – 10AM) 

51 S Center St, Millerton, NY 12546

Increase your strength, balance, and flexibility with light weights and gentle stretching at our free classes. This is a volunteer-run program, sponsored by the Dutchess County Office for the Aging.

Call: (518) 789-4259 with any questions

Summer Concert Series 

Fridays, August 2nd – 23rd 

(6:00 PM -7:30 PM) 

1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

There will be live music on the library lawn every Friday from 6-8 PM. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will move the concert inside into the Town Hall. Mark your calendars now, and don’t forget your blanket and snacks. Free and Open to the Public. 

August 2ndKeith Murphy and Yann Falquet, in a new collaboration, create a fresh new sound of open-tuned guitars along with mandolin and mandola for an exciting mix of traditional songs.

August 9thBetty & the Baby Boomers, Their folk genre covers many styles. The Boomers’ take on it is suggested in a review of their second recording, Tumbling Through the Stream of Days, in the folk song magazine Sing Out! It described the group as “a refreshing reminder of the halcyon days of American folk music” and the CD as “an enthusiastic testament to the sheer joy of singing and playing music.” 

August 16thCherished Memories The Bronx gave birth to the harmonized, vocal-based music that became known as doo-wop. Cherished Memories performs across New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. The group origin dated back to the spring of 1988

August 23rdOpen Mike Night! Featuring Lannie Bolde 

Our monthly open mic night is looking for performers! If you want to sing, play music, recite the spoken word, or share a talent, give us a call at 266-5530 to get on the list!

We also welcome audience members! Come and enjoy some great music and support local talent. Open Mic nights are full of surprises.

Summer Concert Series at the Millbrook Bandshell!

Saturdays, August 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st 

(6:00 – 8:00pm)  Millbook Bandshell on Franklin Avenue 

August 3rd – The Differents, Acoustic Classic Rock & Soul Click to Learn More

August 17th – Paul Pesco and Friends! An eclectic blend of jazz, funk, rock and soul. Featuring Bill Ware on vibraphone, Stevie Ray Ladson on Bass, and Gene Lake on drums.

August 24th The Big Band Sound! Favorites from the Big Band Era. Click to Learn More!

August 31stThis is It! Dance Band Rock, Soul, Pop and Funk

All Concerts are FREE, Don’t forget to pack your chairs, blankets, and snacks!

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body 

Tuesday August 20th

(6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

488 Freedom Plains Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

A free educational program by the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter with information on diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Get hands-on tools to develop a plan for healthy aging. 

To RSVP,  contact the library at (845) 452-3141. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900.