Handcrafted gifts will be featured at the 21st annual Desmond-Fish Library Holiday Boutique, which opens at 10 a.m. on Nov. 30. The boutique continues from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 1, and resumes Dec. 5-8 and Dec. 12-15 during library hours.
The sale, which raises funds for programs at the library, offers a selection of gifts from local artisans. This year more than 20 new vendors will bring toys, Hudson Valley photos, cutting boards, garden gloves, organic skin care products, beeswax candles, pottery and hand-woven scarves. Garrison resident Emma Bakker will have her miniature clay figurines for sale. Favorites from prior years include ceramics from Marilyn Price, quilts from Bea Demers, fresh wreaths from Karen Thompson, jewelry from Denise Leaden and more.
There will also be a selection of new and used books for sale. Local cooks will offer delicious gourmet treats for sale. Jen Mercurio will offer orange marmalade, Liz Merry will have brownies and gingerbread and Danielle Dryoff will sell cake pops. Gluten-free cookies will be available at checkout. The last weekend will feature an upscale bake sale sponsored by the Friends of the Desmond-Fish Library.
The library is located at 472 Route 403, Garrison, and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Call 845-424-3020.