Every year, we hold a summer reading program beginning in June, and ending in early August. For more information, click here.

We also offer weekly programs and activities for children.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Date:  Monday, February 3, 10, 24 and Monday, March 2

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

Time:  3:30 to 4:30 pm

Cost: Free

Starting on Monday, February 3, the D. R. Evarts Library will be holding a weekly “Making Comics Workshop.” This hour long session will cover everything from terminology, story and plot concepts, character design, character expressions, and so much more. Best part is that everyone will get a chance to work on their own comic with the help of our expert staff member Kit!

Workshop is completely FREE, and you don’t need to go to every session. Come to as many as you can and start honing your skills as a comic creator!

Call 518-945-1417 or email staff@drevartslibrary.org for more information.


Date:  Saturday, February 8 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

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Tuesday, February 11 (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

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

Cost: Free

Nothing says “You’re Special” like a homemade Valentine! Stop by the D. R. Evarts Library on Saturday, February 8 or Tuesday, February 11 to make those special cards for those special people in your life! Craft supplies will be out and free to use! We can also help you make some adorable Heart Animals, which you won’t want to miss!

Program is totally FREE!

Call 518-945-1417 or email staff@drevartslibrary.org for more information.


Date:  Friday, February 14

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

Time:  3:30 to 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

On Friday, February 14, the D. R. Evarts Library will be celebrating Valentines Day with some fun crafts and making some delicious treats! We will be making hand dipped Valentines Day Pretzels. We will also have crafts and games out to celebrate Cupid. 

Crafts and treats are totally free.  Stop by while supplies last!

Call 518-945-1417 or email staff@drevartslibrary.org for more information.


Date:  Saturday, February 15

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

Time:  12:00 to 2:00 pm

Cost: Free

Bring the whole family out and watch the delightful family movie “Abominable.” It may be cold outside, but it’ll be nice and warm inside with some fresh popped popcorn and lots of fun. 

Movie is FREE to attend. All are welcome. See you there!


Date:  Monday, February 24

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

Time:  5:30 to 6:30 pm

Cost: Free

On Monday, February 24, the D. R. Evarts Library will be hosting a Family Game Night. We want to offer an opportunity for every member of the family to come to the library together to play some games, have some snacks, and maybe even win some prizes. Whether playing against your family, or head-to-head with other families, there will be lots of fun and competition.

Program is totally FREE and there will be light snacks and refreshments provided.

Bring your family spirit out for a great night at the D. R. Evarts Library.

Call 518-945-1417 or email staff@drevartslibrary.org for more information.


Date:  Saturday, February 29

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

Time:  12:00 to 2:00 pm

Cost: Free

Bring the whole family out and watch the smash hit movie “Frozen 2” at the D. R. Evarts Library.

It may be cold outside, but it’ll be nice and warm inside with some fresh popped popcorn and lots of fun. Journey into the unknown with your whole family and lots of friends!

Movie is FREE to attend. All are welcome. See you there!


ONGOING PROGRAMS


Stop by the D. R. Evarts Library every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for Story & Craft Hour!

Each week, your family will be entertained by fantastic stories, fun crafts, and free play! 

All ages are welcome!


In February, our Children’s STEM program will be studying weather.  We’ll make our own clouds and tornadoes.

Join us every Wednesday, year round, at 3:30 p.m. for Children’s STEM


KIDS AND YOUNG ADULT MAKERSPACE  

Every Wednesday our Kids and Young Adults show their creativity in our MakerSpace program. From LEGOs, to arts and crafts, to cardboard creations, MakerSpace is about tapping into your creativity.

Children’s and Young Adult Makerspace meets year round.


Do you love to play Magic the Gathering or Pokemon? 

Have you always wanted to learn how? Here’s your chance!

Stop by the Library every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for our Trading Card Game Hour!

It’s totally free, and you don’t even need to own the cards, we will provide them for you!

Stop by, make some new friends, and play an awesome game. 


Children’s Hand Sewing and Embroidery: Every Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Learn some of the basics of beginning embroidery and creative stitching. This FREE program is open to children of all ages.  No experience necessary. Come join the fun and learn a wonderful skill!


Evarts Engineers Robotics Team: Every Friday 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We are proud of our Evarts Engineers Robotics Team who made it into the Quarter Finals at their last tournament.  The team placed 14th out of 50 Robotics Teams!  Congratulations and Best Wishes to our young Engineers at your next tournament!

For children aged 10+

Our team is currently full but please reach out to staff@drevartslibrary.org for more information on how your young engineer can participate next season!


For more information on our programs, or if you have a suggestion for a program or material you would like to see at the library, contact the library at 518-945-1417 or email at staff@drevartslibrary.org.

Check out some photos of our kids participating in our fun programs!


 

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