The grand opening of the Desmond-Fish Library’s Holiday Boutique will take place Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday, Nov. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. It will continue the following two weekends from Thursday to Sunday during library hours.
The sale is an opportunity to help out the local library, support area artisans, and shop for holiday gifts in a relaxed atmosphere. Hot, mulled cider and cookies will be available.
The sale includes handmade quilts, pottery, glassware, jewelry, specialty soaps, Christmas wreaths and handknit apparel. There is also a large selection of gently used books for sale at discount prices. Edible gifts include Grandma Phena’s ginger cookies, confections and jams from Mim Galligan, and gingerbread and brownies from the Merry family.
New vendors include Leigh Schneider’s herbal skin care products, Rich Merry’s carved walking sticks, Itoko Kobayashi’s origami, and Vicki Harkness’ decorated soaps.
The hours of the sale are Thursdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 from 2 to 9 p.m.; Fridays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, Dec. 1 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays, Dec. 2 and 9 from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Desmond-Fish Library is located in Garrison at 472 Route 403. Twenty-five percent of sales from the boutique will benefit the library’s collections and programming. For questions about the boutique, call 845-424-3020.