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:  Wednesday, February 19 & Thursday, February 20

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

Time:  12:00 pm

Cost: Free

Have questions on how to utilize aspects of Microsoft Office Suite? New to Word or Excel? Join Jeff Levin as he helps navigate you through the beginning stages of these important programs. Bring your questions and willingness to learn.

Program is totally FREE. Please bring your own laptop if possible, but it is not necessary.

Call 518-945-1417 or email for more information.

Date:  Thursday, February 20

Location:  Rivertown Apartments Community Room. 19 Third St, Athens, NY

Time:  3:00 to 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

Learning how to spend less but still live well takes skill, determination and know-how — but it can be done! This program will look at ways to say no to bad habits and stretch the money that you have to cover important needs and wants. Most of the ideas will be practical, everyday things that you can do to cut expenses and to increase or extend your resources. 

Program is totally FREE and is open to residents and non-residents of the Rivertown Apartments.

Please RSVP by calling 518-945-1417 or email for more information.

Date:  Saturday, February 22

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

Time:  12:30 to 2:00 pm

Cost: Free

Can you, your closest friends, and perhaps even a few strangers, crack the code and Escape the Room at the Library!? Something is afoot and it will take all of your wits, lots of teamwork, and maybe even a little luck, to get you and the team out of the room before the clock strikes zero.

If you have some kiddos at home, don’t worry, we will have crafts and games setup to keep them entertained while you crack the code. 

Program is totally FREE!

Please RSVP by calling 518-945-1417 or email for more information.

Date:  Friday, February 28

Location:  Rivertown Apartments Community Room.  19 Third St, Athens

Time:  3:30 to 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

On Friday, February 28, Becky Polmateer from the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be bringing back her extremely popular “Cooking for One” class.  Becky will be teaching easy to make, delicious, seasonal recipes that can be made at home and are perfect for when you’re cooking just for you! Using local ingredients, these meals will make you happy in your heart, your mind and your stomach!

Program is totally FREE and is open to everyone! Please join us whether you are Rivertown Apartment Resident or not!

Call 518-945-1417 or email for more information.


Date:  Every Friday in February

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

Time:  3:30 to 5:00 pm (Appointment Preferred)

Cost: Free

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.

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

Adult Book Group

The Book Group will be holding it’s next meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m. They will be discussing Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy. 

The group will meet in the Right Hand Community Room at the Rivertown Apartments (19 Third St, Athens, NY).

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

4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3

Every Monday, local therapy dog Jack and his wonderful owner Lynn stop by the Rivertown Apartments (19 Third St, Athens, NY) for an hour of fun.

Jack loves to perform tricks for people of all ages and is never shy about how much he enjoys a good pet and a treat!

You don’t need to be a resident of the Rivertown Apartments to visit with Jack, it is open to everyone!

Any questions? Give us a call at 518-945-1417 or email

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

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.