For Kids

Our new youth services librarian, Cara Scott, will join us on Thursday, October 28. Until then, the children’s room will be a little quieter than usual. You are still welcome to come visit and borrow books, play with toys, or use the Early Literacy Stations.


Storytime at the Gazebo – Mondays at 10:30am, weather permitting – for infants to 4 year-olds – Join Melissa for storytime and play at the Demarest Gazebo. Please bring your own masks and blankets.

Storytime Meet & Greet – Thursday, October 28, 10:30am at the Train Station – for infants to 4 year-olds – Bring the little ones in their costumes for a special storytime meet and greet at the train station! No registration required.

Trick-or-Treat at the Library – Friday, October 29, after school on the library lawn – all ages – Drop by the library on the way home from school to meet Ms. Cara and pick up a goody bag!

Town Halloween Parade & Fall Festival – Saturday, October 30, 4:00pm – all ages – Ms. Cara will be at the Demarest parade with Halloween stories and goodies. Stop by to say hello!

For Adults

For the foreseeable future, all our programming will be held outdoors, at the Demarest Train Station, or virtually via Zoom. Sign up for the Adult Events email list to be notified of new programs.

Events hosted via Zoom require you to download Zoom software to your computer or the app to your mobile device, links to all of which can be found here. Always register so we can send you instructions to join. If you need help setting up Zoom, email demacirc@bccls.org


Breathwork / Morning YoQi Flow – Thursdays from 11am to 12pm – Explore the life force matrix through breath and mindful movement; flow freely with the fusion of yoga and qigong. Open to all levels.

ESL Conversation Group – Wednesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm at the Demarest Train Station – Join us at the train station at 24 Park Street for a relaxed conversation group. Registration is not required. For more information, email orla.cassidy@demarest.bccls.org

Knitting Club – Wednesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30pm – Meetings are being held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.

Health Consultation – Monday, October 18 from 10am to 11am at the Demarest Train Station – drop in for a free health consultation with a registered public health nurse. Services include cardiac assessment, podiatry, balance evaluation, memory assessment, and individualized counseling and education. For more information call 201-935-8852.

Check-In with the Director – Tuesday, October 19 from 10am to 11am at the Demarest Train Station – stop by to chat with the library director, Parinda Desai, about what you want from the library. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. No registration required.

Navigating College Admissions Successfully – Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00pm – Join Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC for a Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and how it will affect juniors, sophomores and freshmen. This program covers how admissions officers are handling the current situation and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, October 12 at 7:30pm – October’s book is Circe by Madeline Miller in October. Request a copy via the catalog or pick one up at the upstairs desk. Also available on Libby as an ebook and an audiobook.

November’s book will be Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Request a copy via the catalog or pick one up at the upstairs desk. Also available on Libby as an eBook or an audiobook.

To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!

Paint & Sip Mocktails – Thursday, October 14 at 7:30pm – Join us for mocktails and create something new! Brandy will lead the class in painting a autumnal scene, live and in (socially distanced) person at the Demarest Train Station. Registration required.