Last week, The Field Library and Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) co-sponsored a special program to honor the work of award-winning illustrator and author Faith Ringgold.  And this Sunday, the celebration continues!  HVCCA is hosting a reading of Ringgold’s Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky.  Find out what started Ringgold’s interest in storytelling through books and art. 


This event is FREE for Peekskill residents (with proof of residency).  Co-sponsored by The Field Library and HVCCA.  All ages are welcome!

Art Stories

Date:  Sunday, April 23 at 1 pm

Place: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY


Poetry Slam, Jr. 2017

Last week at Book Babies, we had a special guest visitor! After a storytime about bunnies, we had a big bunny hop on over to visit with the children and grownups!  What fun!

Thanks to Ray and to all our friends at the Senior Nutrition Center for sending us such a special visitor!

A huge thank you to Sarah and Ken from Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) who did a joint program with us about Faith Ringgold’s story quilts.   We read one of Faith’s books and then Sarah and Ken talked about the story quilts that Faith has created (two of them are on display at HVCCA).  What a lot we learned about this incredible artist and her work!  And we even found out some really interesting things about Peekskill history!  

Then we all created story quilts of our own.  Everyone received a free pass to the museum (thanks, HVCCA!) and a free book to celebrate National Library Week! 

Our eggs? To dye for!

We had 3 sessions and lots of artistic participants at this year’s Egg Dyeing program. With all that creativity, the eggs were eggs-traordinary!  We even got free books to celebrate National Library Week!  What an egg-cellent day!



Poem 2

Write a poem or find one you love. We’ll have lots at the library to choose from. Then create a fancy border to turn your poem into a work of art. We’ve got decorative hole-punchers, sparkles, cut-outs and lots of art supplies. Put your poem in one of our Poem Pockets for our Poetry Month display. No sign-up required.

Poem-in a Pocket

Thursday, April 13 at 2 pm