Library presents free events for all ages


The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is in full swing this summer with fun, interesting, and new programs. The best part is all of them are free and open to all ages, and require no registration. Come and check them out!

Take Your Library Card on Vacation Game

June through end of summer.

Let the games begin by participating in the Traveling Library Card Game. Library users are encouraged to take their library cards on vacation with them and snap a selfie with it! Remember to hashtag the photos with #RKMLibrary so they can be shared on social media. It's a fun way to show off your library card and all the places you visit. And, by taking your library card along with you, you can easily access all the resources of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, from e-books and audiobooks to magazines and movies. So, as you pack your bags for your next trip, don’t forget to grab your library card as you embark on some good time adventure!

Summer Music on The Lawn series

Monday, June 12; starts at 6:00 pm

Residents are invited to stop in and enjoy the library’s second annual family event series, featuring music performed by local bands. The event kicks off with the return of the M80'S New York, a local Westchester-based cover band (including one North Salemite!) that offers the area’s best 80s music experience! Get out your dancing shoes and get ready to move to some of the greatest hits of the 80’s from Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Madonna, Pat Benatar, The Cure, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, and picnics – and if you’d like, put on those leg warmers and hair bows, too!

The history of African-American music with Carla & Keyes

Saturday, June 24; 3:00 pm

A family music program in honor of Juneteenth, the husband and wife team of Carla Lynne Hall and Jim Keyes will provide a musical presentation of the roots of African-American music and how it has evolved. Weather permitting, the event will be held outdoors. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own outdoor seating.

Make your own no-sew t-shirt-to-tote-bag craft

Tuesday, June 27; 4:00 pm

Librarian staff members, Lauren Gray and Gabby Posa, will lead this super-fun, hands-on family craft event, aimed at children ages 9 to 14. Younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Participants are asked to bring their own tee shirt to be turned into a tote bag/beach bag. It’s an imaginative way for tweens and families to creatively repurpose a shirt into something they can use all summer long. If you have kids, this is a great way to keep your children’s favorite shirts functional even after they outgrow them!

Don’t forget, during the summer, the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is also continuing its other interesting programming and events.

Teen Crochet Crew!

Meets Thursday, June 1; 3:00 pm - 4:00pm

Crochet is all the rage, for all ages. Learn all about the craft with beginner crochet classes for teens, led by teens. This program is free, open to all, and requires no registration.

Mindful Meditation with Colleen Casale

Sessions are held via Zoom on the second Monday of the month; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Contact the library for a Zoom link.

History & Biography Book Group – Female Spies in World War II

Meets Tuesday, June 13; 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Caroline Moorehead’s “A House in the Mountains: The Women who liberated Italy from Fascism,” is a tale of four women who transported food, weaponry and intelligence from German occupied Italy to the partisans in the mountains.

Teen Book Club

Meets Wednesday, June 21; 1:00 pm.

The club will be discussing “Good Girl, Bad Blood” by Holly Jackson. You don't need to read the first book. Pizza will also be on the menu!

Bagels and Books Discussion Group, Classics in the Summer

Meets first Thursday of the month, 10:30 am

Starting on July 6, the group will be reading and discussing the “classics” with “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen. It’s free, open to all. Copies of the book are available at the library.

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