Library Boutique Offers Locally Handcrafted Gifts

Desmond-Fish sale opens Nov. 29

The Desmond-Fish Library’s Holiday Boutique opening at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, will offer shoppers a chance to support local artisans, purchase handmade gifts and contribute to the library’s diverse programming. The boutique, located in the library’s program room, will continue on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. and for the next two weekends from Thursday through Sunday during library hours.

The sale will include quilts from Bea Demers, photo panels from Russ Cusick, knitted cowls by Linda Lange, ceramics by Marilyn Price and balsam wreaths by Karen Thompson. Over 40 artisans will be represented, with jewelry, hand-knitted items, origami, herbal soaps and hand-carved walking sticks. New this year will be dolls by Elke Freed and Judy Morobito. Periwinkles from Rhinebeck will sell their soaps and bath products. The Walter Hoving home will be selling handmade wallets, purses and bags.

There will also be edibles, including chocolate bourbon balls by Lois Powers, cookies by Mim Galligan, fudgy brownies by Liz Merry and maple fudge by Polly Townsend. Gently used books at bargain prices will also be part of the sale. A percentage of all sales will benefit the library’s programming.

The Desmond-Fish Library is located at 472 Route 403 in Garrison. The library’s Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 2 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information about the boutique or library programming, call 845-424-3020.


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