Booksigning & Conversation w/Suspense Authors: Hank Phillippi Ryan, Kate Kessler, Carol Goodman

October 17th, 6 pm – 7 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Suspense writers Hank Phillippi Ryan & Kate Kessler talk the art of writing thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat with fellow suspense queen, and bestselling author, Carol Goodman. Read more about authors and their books.

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Ayurveda for Anxiety and Depression w/Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein

October 20th, 2 pm – 4 pm
Clear Yoga

This is Ami’s third visit to Clear Yoga.  Ami brings her knowledge, as an Counselor of Ayurvedic medicine to help us through the winter months by explaining and advising how diet, herbal supplements, and breath work can assist with specific conditions.

Ayurveda & Yoga have clinically proven methods for alleviating depression and anxiety. This workshop is for anyone who would like to feel more peace and joy in their life. We will cover yoga poses for mood, diet and lifestyle, as well as simple tools to reduce stress while increasing motivation and vitality.

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All are welcome. $45. More Info &/or Sign Up

‘Good Husbandry’ Booksigning w/author & farmer Kristin Kimball

October 22nd, 6 pm – 7 pm
Oblong Books & Music

From the celebrated author of the beloved bestseller The Dirty Life, a “beguiling memoir about the simple life” -Elle


The Dirty Life chronicled Kimball’s move from New York City to 500 acres near Lake Champlain where she started a new farm with her partner, Mark. In Good Husbandry, she reveals what happened over the next five years at Essex Farm.

Kristin had chosen Mark and farm life after having a good look around the world, with a fair understanding of what her choices meant. She knew she had traded the possibility of a steady paycheck, of wide open weekends and spontaneous vacations, for a life and work that was challenging but beautiful and fulfilling. So with grit and grace and a good sense of humor, she chose to dig in deeper. Read More

‘Hollow Kingdom’ Booksigning w/author Kira Jane Buxton

October 24th, 6 pm – 7 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Kira will talk with Literary Agent and author Bill Clegg (Did You ever Have a FamilyNinety DaysPortrait of An Addict as a Young Man).

One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.

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Then Big Jim’s eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn’t quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies–from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim’s loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis–fail to cure Big Jim’s debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity’s extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education. Read More

‘How to Cook Everything – Revised 20th Anniversary Edition’ Booksigning w/author Mark Bittman

October 27th, 2 pm – 3 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Completely revised 20th Anniversary Edition – By increasing the focus on usability, modernizing the recipes to become new favorites, and adding gorgeous photography, Mark Bittman has updated this classic cookbook to be more indispensable than ever.


For twenty years, Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything has been the definitive guide to simple home cooking. This new edition has been completely revised for today’s cooks while retaining Bittman’s trademark minimalist style—easy-to-follow recipes and variations, and tons of ideas and inspiration.

BOOK SIGNING ONLY! A purchase of How To Cook EverythingRevised 20th Anniversary Edition is required to join the signing line.

MARK BITTMAN is the author of 30 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, the award-winning Food Matters, and the New York Times number-one bestseller, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00. For more than two decades his popular and compelling stories appeared in the Times, where he was ultimately the lead food writer for the Sunday magazine and became the country’s first food-focused Op-Ed columnist for a major news publication. Bittman has starred in four television series, including Showtime’s Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He has written for nearly every major newspaper in the United States and many magazines, and has spoken at dozens of universities and conferences; his 2007 TED talk has had more than a million views. Read More

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Weekly Playdate

October 15th – 29th, 11 am – 12 pm

Every Tuesday at 11am

At Sapling, bringing people together is at the center of what we do. Our classes are the place where people meet their “people”. Grow your community at Sapling every Tuesday with social time for you and your child.

Sapling’s weekly playdate is unstructured,  free and is best for parents/caregivers with young children. Sapling will provide a selected handful of toys to entertain the children,  but also feel free to bring a few favorite toys, if desired. Join us and find your tribe! 

Free to attend.

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‘We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, & Humor’ Booksigning w/Dr Marika Lindholm

November 1st, 6 pm – 7 pm
Oblong Books & Music

In We Got This, Dr. Marika Lindholm and her fellow editors have brought together seventy-five solo mom writers to tell the truth about their lives―their hopes and fears, their resilience and setbacks, their embarrassments and triumphs. Includes essays from Amy Poehler, Anne Lamott, Elizabeth Alexander and others.


In the United States, more than 15 million women are parenting children on their own, either by circumstance or by choice. Too often these moms who do it all have been misrepresented and maligned. Not anymore. Bound together by their strength, pride, and―most of all― their dedication to their children, they broadcast a universal and empowering message: You are not alone, solo moms―and your tenacity, courage, and fierce love are worthy of celebration. Read More

‘Running with Sherman’ Booksigning w/author Chris McDougall

November 2nd, 3 pm – 5 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Chris McDougall joins us to share his heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America.

3-4pm: Meet the miniature rescue donkeys from Donkey Park, including a “Sherman” look-alike!

4pm: Booksigning

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‘Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place’ Booksigning w/author Jackson Bird

November 5th, 6 pm – 7 pm
Oblong Books & Music

Jackson Bird, author of ‘Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir)’ in conversation with Zoë Rose of Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center.

An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how, through a childhood of gender mishaps and an awkward adolescence, he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man in his mid-twenties.


When Jackson Bird was twenty-five, he came out as transgender to his friends, family, and anyone in the world with an internet connection. Assigned female at birth and having been raised a girl, he often wondered if he should have been born a boy. Jackson didn’t share this thought with anyone because he didn’t think he could share it with anyone. Growing up in Texas in the 1990s, he had no transgender role models. He barely remembers meeting anyone who was openly gay, let alone being taught that transgender people existed outside of punchlines. Today, Jackson Bird is a writer, YouTuber, and LGBTQ+ advocate living openly and happily as a transgender man. So how did he get here? Read More

A percentage of proceeds from sales at this event will be donated to benefit the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center and Dutchess Pride Center.

Sinterklaas Festival & Starlight Parade

December 7th, 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.

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