For Kids

Check out our Facebook and Instagram for regular updates! And if you haven’t already, now is a great time to sign up for Miss Kate’s Updates to get a heads-up on what’s happening in the (virtual) children’s room!


First & Second Grade Book Club – Wednesday, December 2 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Join Miss Kate for some beginning to read fun with a new book club on Zoom for early readers!

Third & Fourth Grade Book Club – Wednesday, December 9 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Join Miss Kate for a fun book discussion on Zoom!

Fifth & Sixth Grade Book Club – Wednesday, December 16 from 4pm to 4:45pm – Older kids can talk books with Miss Kate on Zoom!


MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Digital storytime! Miss Kate reads two books and sings a song.
EVERY OTHER TUESDAY: Arts & Crafts or Wacky Science! Get step-by-step instructions on crafts to make and experiments to try from home. (Sign up for Miss Kate’s Updates to learn how to register for a kit to complete the monthly arts and crafts project that you can pick up at the library!)
THURSDAYS: Check out “Miss Kate Recommends” for Miss Kate’s favorite picture books, chapter books, young adult books, and more – all available free with your library card online.
FRIDAYS: Miss Kate’s Book Talks give you a closer look at a novel for older kids or teens, including a reading from the book and the reasons Miss Kate loves it.

For Adults

For the foreseeable future, all our programming will be held 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


Holiday Concert – Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm – Join us on Zoom for a holiday-themed concert by local violinists Rhoda and Laura Tillack!

Rhoda received a music degree from the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University in violin performance. She has freelanced with many orchestras and had violin studios in Germany and the USA.

Her daughter Laura has been studying the violin for 11 years. She’s a member of the New York Youth Symphony. Laura has won many competitions in the NY area. She also plays piano.

Mindful Movement – Thursdays, December 3, 10, and 17 from 11am to 12pm – Come learn how to release bound, constricted areas of your body as you explore and expand around the mat, utilizing alignment yoga, chi kung, flow, breathing practices, and acupressure points.


Knitting Club – Wednesday, December 2 and Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30pm – While the library is closed, meetings will be held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30pm – The Adult Book Club will be discussing Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard. To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!

ESL from Home – Are you interested in practicing English from home? Email orla.cassidy@demarest.bccls.org