For Kids

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Storytime at the Gazebo – Wednesdays at 10:30am, weather permitting – for infants to 4 year-olds – Join Miss Kate for socially-distanced storytime at the Demarest Gazebo. Bring your own masks and blankets.

Summer Reading Kickoff – Tuesday, June 29 from 2pm to 4pm at the Demarest Gazebo – Join the Demarest Library to celebrate the start of Summer Reading! Enjoy a SPECIAL performance by Talewise Storytellers, prizes, activities for kids of all ages – and more!


MONDAYS: 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’s reading lists for great picks for kids, teens, and adults!
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.


Summer Reading – starts June 21 – all ages – Log the books you read this summer for entries into the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE!

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


Community Read – Wednesday, June 9 at 7pm at the Demarest Train Station – Join your friendly neighborhood librarians Kate and Orla for a relaxed discussion of Kiley Reid’s best-selling novel, Such a Fun Age. Whether you read it a year ago or are picking it up for the first time – or are just interested in a community chat! – all are welcome. Learn more here.

We plan to offer this program as a hybrid event, with a socially-distanced in-person meeting at the Demarest Train Station and a simultaneous discussion on Zoom.

Pick up a copy of Such a Fun Age at the main desk of the Demarest Library, reserve it on bccls.org, or borrow a copy of the eBook or digital audiobook on Libby.

Virtual Concert with Rhoda & Laura Tillack – Thursday, June 17 at 7pm – Rhoda and Laura Tillack, a mother/daughter violin duo, will perform a virtual concert via Zoom. Works performed will be by Henryck Wieniawski, Jose White, Antonio Vivaldi, Chevalier de St. Georges, Scott Joplin and Mark O’Connor. Join us for this fun virtual concert featuring beautiful selections of music!

Active Stretching with Karen Noel – Thursdays from 11am to 12pm – Come into your own with self-awareness training. Explore the link between yogic breath and guided, aligned stretching. Restore and relieve overburdened muscles and stiff joints. Elongate your body and clear your busy brain.

Knitting Club – Wednesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30pm – Meetings are being held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30pm – The Adult Book Club will be discussing Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (available on hoopla as an eBook and audiobook and as an audiobook on Libby). To receive an invite, email julia.nock@closter.bccls.org. Out-of-towners welcome!

July’s book is In Gratitude by Jenny Diski (available as an eBook on Libby). You can also call the library to request a copy.