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Friends of the Library Trivia Night at Che Figata

The amazing Trivia hosts Jen and Matt Seekamp are back.

Call Che Figata (518-731-2220) for reservations.

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Wanted – Library Trustees

The library is looking for committed people to run for the position of library trustee. The Board of Trustees of the Heermance Memorial Library is the governing board of the library.  Each year residents of the town of Coxsackie elect three members to the nine- member Board. Anyone in interested in running for a three-year trustee position can print petition forms or pick them up at the library. Board members must be registered voters in the town of Coxsackie. In order to be listed on the ballot candidates need to submit a completed petition to the library by 5pm on October 4th. A completed petition must have the signatures of at least 25 registered voters from the town of Coxsackie.



Don't miss out on the fun. Join Terry Rabideau for an hour of stories, music, a craft and lots of fun!


Painting Classes

In a six-week course participants will explore watercolor and a variety of water-based materials while interpreting organic forms.  Traditional and non-traditional materials such as watercolor, ink, gouache and natural stains will be explored on a variety of papers.  Still-life settings will be created using plants, tree trunks, limbs, nuts, leaves, fruits and so forth.  Class members will be encouraged to take chances with the materials to create inkblots, stains and ghost images.  Traditional watercolor techniques will be discussed and demonstrated to add to the vocabulary of mark making.  Through the renditions of particular organic forms and taking risks with materials each individual will explore emerging images that are intuitively acted upon.

 These workshops are open to young adults through adults and will accommodate all levels of experience.  Class limited to 15 participants. Registration Required.

Class is full - look for more art classes in 2018

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants program.


Library Election

The Heermance Memorial Library election will be held at the library, 1 Ely Street, Coxsackie, on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Each year registered voters in the Town of Coxsackie elect three members to the nine-member Board of Trustees and vote  on the  special library district tax assessment.  The 2018 proposed library tax levy of $244,127 will result in  a tax of $54.50 on a home assessed at $100,000, an increase of  one dollar and fifty five cents for the average homeowner. The 2018 budget can be seen by clicking here and hard copies  are available at the library. All registered voters in the town of Coxsackie are encouraged to come and vote on October 17th.