Mystery Mondays

This group usually meets on the last Monday of the month from 11 am to noon at the Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road.  Discussions are led by Eleanor Charwat and Suzanne Christensen. For further information, contact Suzanne Christensen.

Theme: Murder in Wartime

March 25: The Resistance Man by Martin Walker

St. Denis police inspector Bruno Courreges must solve a complex mystery connecting an old train robbery during the Nazi occupation of France with several present-day thefts and the murder of an antique dealer.

The Friends Mah Jongg Tournament to benefit the Poughkeepsie Public Library District on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM at the Boardman Road Branch Library.

Entrance fee of $40.00 will include a continental breakfast, lunch, and tournament play. Those who bring a non-perishable food item for donation to Dutchess Outreach will receive one free raffle ticket. This Tournament will be following National Mah Jongg rules.

Table space is limited so mail registrations no later than April 26! Registration form can be downloaded and printed here.

Information, email Rose Shron at or call 845-440-6950

Historic Hudson Valley Bus Trip

Join the Friends on this exciting expedition to three local sites on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

First, we travel by coach bus to Sunnyside, Washington Irving’s home in Tarrytown. Stroll the grounds and explore the home (second floor is not handicap accessible). At Noon, we will head to the colonial Philipsburg Manor and a tour that covers five acres, including several buildings and a grist mill. Bring a picnic lunch, or stop at the café for a bite to eat. Grab your best walking shoes because much of the grounds of these two locations is uneven; trails are unpaved and some are steep. The bus leaves at 2:30 pm for a tour of Union Church in Pocantico Hills, home to the stunning Matisse stained glass windows. Please note that photographs are strictly prohibited inside all of the buildings. There are rest rooms and gift shops at the first two locations, but not at Union Church.

To reserve your spot on this historic tour, register by May 12 here or in-person at the Book Store. The cost is $55 per person (does not include lunch and is non-refundable). On the day of the trip, gather at the Spratt Park parking lot (121 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie) by 7:30 am for an 8 am bus departure. The bus will return to Poughkeepsie by 5 pm.


7:30 AM: Meet at Spratt Park Parking Lot (121 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie) for 8:00 AM departure to Sunnyside.

11:45 AM: Board bus for Noon departure to Philipsburg Manor. Bring a picnic lunch, or stop at the café for a bite to eat.

2:15 PM: Board bus for 2:30 PM departure to Union Church in Pocantico Hills.

3:30 PM: Board bus for 3:45 PM departure to Poughkeepsie.

5:00 PM: Return to Poughkeepsie.

Pricing and Registration:

All tickets are $55 each and are non-refundable.

Purchase your tickets here online here or in-person at the Friends’ Book Store which is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM. The Book Store is located behind the Boardman Road Branch Library at 141 Boardman Road in Poughkeepsie.