Events

The Widow’s House Booksigning

March 30th, 6 pm
Oblong Books & Music

This chilling new novel from Carol Goodman, bestselling, award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages, blends the gothic allure of Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca and the crazed undertones of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper with the twisty, contemporary edge of A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife—a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in the Hudson Valley. Read More

The Price of Illusion Booksigning

April 1st, 7 pm
Oblong Books & Music

From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, chronicling her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, illusion and reality, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself. Read More

Kingdom of the Young: Stories Book Launch

April 4th, 6 pm
Oblong Books & Music

We’re honored to be hosting the national book launch for Edie Meidav’s globe-and-genre-spanning collection that captures dreamers and derelicts in radiant prose.

The dynamic characters in Kingdom of the Young are searching: for adventure, work, love, absolution, better chances elsewhere. In a symphonic stream of consciousness, a fanatical child army loses faith in its commander as he ages unforgivably into his thirties. A woman possessed with wanderlust and a small inheritance seeks love among the cave-dwelling Roma in Granada. Traumatized war veterans run local rackets; smarmy bureaucrats rise through the ranks of repressive regimes; civilians attempt to escape the stranglehold of life under dictatorships. Many of the stories were written in and about the Hudson Valley while Mediav was “…a happy browser at Oblong.” Read More

The Quarry Fox Booksigning & Presentation

April 6th, 6 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Join us for a presentation, q&a, and booksigning. The Quarry Fox is the first in-depth study of Catskill wildlife since legendary nature writer John Burroughs first chronicled the area in the 19th century. Now, Leslie T. Sharpe breathes new life into these storied mountains, introducing the genre to a whole new audience. Through her lyrical prose, she weaves her experiences with the seasons, plants and creatures with their natural history, revealing their sensitivity to and resilience against the splendor and cruelty of Nature. Read More

LESLIE T. SHARPE is a former Vice President of the New York City Audubon Society, an environmentalist, and a naturalist living in the Great Western Catskills. She has taught writing and editing at Columbia and New York Universities.

Social Justice Book Grp: City of Thorns

May 9th, 6 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Join us as we read  “City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp” by Ben Rawlence. Named a Best of Book of the Year by The Economist and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist. Read More

Lost Things & Caring for the Dying Discussion

May 16th, 6 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Death is inevitable, and most of us will have to deal with the death of a loved one at some point  in our life. Not that long ago most people would have expected to die at home and family members would have been actively involved in the care and preparation of close relatives for death, with accepted grieving rituals to follow that helped us heal. Death was accepted as part of life. More and more, Western culture seeks to shield us from aging, illness and death in a way many believe is harmful. Is there a better way? Join us for an evening of discussion with Henry Fersko-Weiss & Marissa Moss. Read More

HV Young Adult Society Book Event

May 18th, 6 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Scott Westerfeld is the author of New York Times bestselling Afterworlds. His new graphic novel SPILL ZONE (illustrated by Alex Puvilland) takes place in Poughkeepsie!

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh comes FLAME IN THE MIST – a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan. 

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands.

Grief Cottage Booksigning

June 6th, 6 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Join us as we celebrate the launch of  GRIEF COTTAGE, the haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin.

don Miguel Ruiz Jr Booksigning

June 8th, 6 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Don Miguel Ruiz is one of the most influential spiritual teachers on the planet, having touched the lives of millions of people around the globe. No one has been more affected by his teachings than his own son, don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., who has compiled his father’s wisdom into one small but extremely powerful book. The essential teachings in this comprehensive work come from don Miguel’s recorded lectures, workshops, interviews, and most importantly, the private moments between a father and his son. Read more

Yoga with Manouso Manos

July 13th – 15th, 8 pm
Clear Yoga

Save the date: Manouso Manos Yoga Workshop. Sign Up starts Jan 1, 2017