PHILMONT — The Philmont Public Library, 101 Main St., Philmont, announces the following summer events. For information and to register where necessary, call the library at 518-672-5010 orphilmontlibrary.com.
The Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock!”:
June 28 at 1 p.m. register and see the musical performer “the Spoonman” perform.
Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m.: Programs with Pamela Price from the Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center (ELC) including July 5: Fossils found in different rocks. Make and take home your own; July 19: Learn how soil is formed. Paint, make, and take cactus pet rocks; July 26: Discover how vibrations cause all the sounds you hear. Make instruments to play and take home; Aug. 2: Learn more about musical sounds. Make Unicorn and Superhero rocks; Aug. 7: Come for a picnic and the closing ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Claverack Town Park. Enjoy and participate in entertainment by Homespun Community Dancing.
The Summer Art and Music Program:
July 12: Hudson High School teacher Scott Vorwald will bring, demonstrate, and discuss band instruments.
July 9-13, from 5-7 p.m., “Junk Band: Creating Harmony in Unexpected Places.” Artist Peter Smith will teach you to build instruments from recycled materials, write music for them, and then perform. Call the library to register.
Free 3-day Museum Passes all the time. Passes may be for one person only or for an entire family, depending on the museum. Check out the museums for special exhibits and events. Call the library or stop in to reserve or take out passes with your library card. The current collection includes The Albany Institute of History and Art; The Berkshire Botanical Garden; The Berkshire Museum; The Clark Art Institute; The Columbia County Historical Society; The FDR Library and Museum; The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA); The Museum of Innovation and Science (MiSci); The New York Museum of Firefighters (FASNY); Olana (House tours at the home of Frederic Church); Steepletop (House tours at the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay); The Thomas Cole Historic Site; The USS Slater (the last destroyer escort afloat in America).
Empire Passes: Free daytime entry into any NYS park for any carload of people.
Free movies at 7 p.m. every Friday. Meditation classes taught with various techniques by Louisa Heyward at 6 p.m. Mondays. Preschool Story Hour: Songs, stories, games, crafts (sometimes edible) at 10 a.m. Thursdays.
Cooking club: Bring your favorite dish to share, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22, Sept. 12 and Sept. 26.
Monthly Book Club at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month.
“The Grands and the Littles” Story Hour at 3:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 201 Main St., Philmont. Bring a kid for some multigenerational interaction. Share reading, songs, crafts, and a snack with people of all ages. Older children are welcome to come and read to a senior buddy.