At the D. R. Evarts Library we strive to provide fantastic, educational, fun and essential adult programming year-round.

Some of our favorite recipes featured at library programs:

Green Salsa for Canning

Apple Sauce Recipe

Chicken/Turkey Broth Recipe


Date:  Friday, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Location:  D. R. Evarts Library, 80 Second Street, Athens, NY

Time:  3:30 to 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Starting on Friday, January 3, the D. R. Evarts Library will have a job coach available for one-on-one consultations to learn how to write a resume and cover letter, use online job applications and resources, and prepare to interview successfully.

Heather Martin, Area Coordinator of Literacy Connections, will be there to help you polish up that resume and cover letter and put your best foot forward to find that new job in 2020!

While appointments are preferred, you can also drop-in to meet with Heather. These sessions will continue after January, but on an appointment only basis.

Call 518-945-1417 or email for more information and to setup your appointment!

Date:  Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Location:  D. R. Evarts Library, 80 Second Street, Athens, NY

Time:  6:30 to 8:00 pm

Cost: Free

Paul Van Denburgh has a deep passion for local history. He will be presenting on his research into the depression era building of Coxsackie’s water supplies, while comparing and contrasting with Athens’ own water supply development. See Paul’s extensive research, follow along with his slideshow of historical articles, photos and maps and end with a Q&A session. FREE to everyone.


Date:  Every Thursday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. and every Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location:  D. R. Evarts Library, 80 Second Street, Athens, NY

Cost: Free

Your Library Director, Sam Gruber, is here to help you with any and all of your tech questions.

From connecting your Kindle or e-Reader to your library account, to downloading audiobooks on Overdrive, to simply how best to utilize all the free resources your library card offers.

Can’t make either of our time slots? Just call the library at 518-945-1417 or email Sam at to set up a one-on-one appointment!

Join us for board games and loads of fun on Tuesdays at the Rivertown Apartments.

D. R. Evarts staff brings over a variety of games to bring out the kid in us all. Whether playing a game of UNO, Scrabble or cards, we can make it happen.

The program is completely FREE and open to residents AND non-residents of the Rivertown Apartments.

Tuesday, January 14, 21 & 28 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Rivertown Apartments
19 Third St, Athens, NY

Adult Book Group

The Book Group will be holding it’s next meeting on Tuesday, February 4 at 4:30 p.m. They will be discussing Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy. The group will meet in the Community Room at the Rivertown Apartments (19 Third St, Athens, NY).

Please call the library at  (518) 945-1417 to sign up and participate.

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7

If you ever have a suggestion/request for a program you’d like to see please call the library at 518-945-1417, email us at, or just stop by and speak to a staff member.