Desmond-Fish Holiday Boutique Opens Nov. 28

Annual sale includes crafts, food and gently used books

The annual Desmond-Fish Library Holiday Boutique, which opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, offers shoppers a chance to support local artisans, purchase beautifully crafted gifts and contribute to the library’s community programming. Located in the lower-level program room, the boutique will continue on Sunday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday (Dec. 3 to ​6, Dec. 10 to 13​) during library hours.

More than 75 artisans will be represented this year, including seven jewelers. Among the crafts will be shaker boxes by Rich Franco, handmade dolls by Jennifer Hingle, quilts from Bea Demers and Laura Karp, handknits by Marion Leyds, ceramics by Marilyn Price and herbal soaps by Vicki Harkness. New crafts this year include paper quilled designs by Beth Ann Rheem and Christmas ornaments by Joanne Zambito. Gently used books at bargain prices will also be part of the sale.

There will also be delicious edibles, including chocolate bourbon balls by Lois Powers, cookies by Karen Thompson, gingerbread by Lucille Merry and maple fudge by Polly Townsend.

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 ​h​ours are 10 a.m.​ to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 2 p.m.​ to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m.​to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m.​ to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call 845-424-3020 or visit​

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