Jan Brett ‘The Mermaid’ Booksigning

November 25th, 10 am – 11 am
Rhinebeck Highschool

New York Times #1 Best Selling Author/Artist, Jan Brett Creates a Magical Undersea World in a Retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in THE MERMAID. With over 40 million books in print, Jan Brett’s exquisite art is universally recognized as being among the finest in children’s books today. She has brought lovable characters in extraordinary settings to millions of youngsters, their teachers, and parents.

Doors Open 9:30 a.m.

At 10:00 a.m. Jan Brett will do a 20 minute drawing illustration and presentation. A book signing will immediately follow.

Please note that the first 100 families to arrive will receive a free signed Jan Brett poster, so get there early!

Tickets are required – Free admission

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Photos with Santa

November 25th, 12 pm – 3 pm
Dexter’s Dog Boutique

Come by to see Santa, & we’ll take your photo with Santa. You’ll receive a copy of the digital photo via email. Cost is Free. Great for holiday cards or holiday gifts.

Dexter’s will be decked out in holiday decor and ready for your holiday shopping.


Abstraction Art Exhibit

December 2nd – January 14th, 9 am – 6 pm
Montgomery Row Art Exhibition Space

We’re thrilled to be hosting another amazing art exhibit by Dutchess Day School, curated by Art Educator Alison Roland. Stay tuned for more info.



Sinterklaas Festival & Starlight Parade

December 2nd, 10 am – 10 pm
Village of Rhinebeck

An all-day family friendly Festival & Starlight Parade featuring performances at venues throughout the village: crafts, dance, music and theatrics, tightrope walking, even fire juggling! Strolling musicians, dancing Grumpuses and a variety of colorful characters wander the streets of the village to delight children with stories and treats. Astride his white steed, Sinterklaas leads the Children’s starlight Parade, which culminates in the center of town with the Sinterklass pagent, honoring the children and ending with a stirring wish for peace.

Free event.

Check out events at both Oblong Books & Dexter’s Dog Boutique during Sinterklaas!

It takes a Village – Click To Donate or Volunteer at Sinterklaas 


Photos with Santa

December 2nd, 12 pm – 3 pm
Dexter’s Dog Boutique

Come by to see Santa, & we’ll take your photo with Santa. You’ll receive a copy of the digital photo via email. Cost is Free. Great for holiday cards or holiday gifts.

Dexter’s will be decked out in holiday decor and ready for your holiday shopping.


Hiddensee Booksigning w/Gregory Maguire

December 2nd, 8 pm – 9 pm
Oblong Books & Music

After the Sinterklaas Starlight Parade join us at Oblong and meet New York Times bestselling author of Wicked, GREGORY MAGUIRE

Gregory Maguire’s novels have been called “bewitching,” “remarkable,” “extraordinary,” “engrossing,” “amazing,” and “delicious.” Having brought his legions of devoted readers to Oz in Wicked, Wonderland in After Alice and Dickensian London in Lost, Maguire now takes us to the Black Forest of Bavaria and Munich of the Brothers Grimm and E. T. A. Hoffman. Hiddensee recreates the backstory of the Nutcracker, reimaging how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how it magically guided an ailing little girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a snowy Christmas Eve. It also brings to life the mysterious godfather Drosselmeier—the ominous, canny, one-eyed toymaker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky’s ballet.

Hiddensee is not just a retelling of a classic story. Maguire ponders a profound question: how a person who is abused by life, short-changed and challenged, can access secrets that benefit the disadvantaged and powerless. Ultimately, Hiddensee, offers a message of hope. If the compromised Godfather Drosselmeier can bring an enchanted Nutcracker to a young girl in distress, perhaps everyone, however lonely or marginalized on the eve of a winter holiday, has something precious to share. Read More

Annie Leibovitz ‘Portraits 2005-2016’ Booksigning

December 9th, 3:30 pm – 5 pm
Paper Trail

Meet Annie Leibovitz and get a signed, personalized copy of her stunning new book, ANNIE LEIBOVITZ PORTRAITS 2005-2016

the most compelling figures of the last decade, captured in her inimitable style

Annie Leibovitz Booksigning ‘Portraits 2005-2016’

December 9th, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Annie Leibovitz will be signing her new book, ANNIE LEIBOVITZ PORTRAITS 2005-2016. Tickets required for this event. Tickets are cost of book, $89.95, & include book.  Buy Tickets.

Watch Book Trailer

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer’s follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005. In this new collection, Leibovitz has captured the most influential and compelling figures of the last decade in the style that has made her one of the most beloved talents of our time. Each of the photographs documents contemporary culture with an artist’s eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures. The foreword is written by Alexandra Fuller – a prize-winning writer, whose memoirs Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and Leaving Before the Rains Come have met with public and critical acclaim, and whose and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, GrantaThe New York TimesGuardian, and National Geographic. An essay by Annie Leibovitz explaining how her work has evolved since 2005 is also included along with anecdotes about specific shoots.

Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. Her career spans nearly five decades, starting in the 1970s when she was a widely acclaimed photographer at Rolling Stone. At Vanity Fair and Vogue and in independent projects, Leibovitz expanded her repertoire as a portraitist with a distinctive style. Her many honors include being designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and her work is exhibited at museums around the world.