Sunday, April 21, 3:00-4:00PM: Alex Hortis, author of The Witch of New York @ The Old Courthouse (123 Grand Street)

Join the Newburgh Free Library & the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay & the Highlands for a Special Author Talk - Golden Hour Books is thrilled to collaborate as offsite bookseller

This program will take place in the Old Courthouse at 123 Grand St

Before the sensational cases of Amanda Knox and Casey Anthony—before even Lizzie Borden—there was Polly Bodine, the first American woman put on trial for capital murder in our nation’s debut media circus. Between June 1844 and April 1846, the nation was enthralled by her three trials—in Staten Island, Manhattan, and Newburgh.

The Witch of New York vividly reconstructs an epic mystery from Old New York—and uses the Bodine case to challenge our system of tabloid justice of today.

Join the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands and the Newburgh Free Library for a visit with Alex Hortis, lawyer, criminal historian and author of The Witch of New York: The Trials of Polly Bodine and the Cursed Birth of Tabloid JusticeCopies of the book will be available for purchase from Golden Hour Books, and Hortis will be signing.

Monday, April 29, 5:30PM : Golden Hour Book Club @ 190 Bar, THE AUDACITY: A Novel by Ryan Chapman

Join Us for a gathering of Golden Hour Book Club, at 190 Bar (190 Broadway, Newburgh)

Welcome to our monthly Book Club. We'll be reading one work of contemporary literature per month. Our April selection is Ryan Chapman's THE AUDACITY, just out from Soho Press.

On the last week of each month, Golden Hour will host a gathering in the City of Newburgh, in partnership with fellow local small businesses. This month we will meet on Monday, April 29, 5:30PM at 190 Bar (190 Broadway).

This won't be a formal discussion of the book, but rather a casual opportunity to gather, chat or even read if we're feeling quiet. We know you're busy, and want this to be a relaxed experience. There is no pressure to finish reading by the date of our meeting, or share your thoughts if you don't feel like it. You're invited to bring the book of your choice, but a Golden Hour Books purchase is strongly encouraged to join. 

We're offering 20% off the retail price of our current book club selection (using the discount code GHBOOKCLUB online, or by coming to the shop in person). 

We encourage you to follow us on Instagram, and/or sign up for our Newsletter, to stay up to date on book club selections and events

Saturday, April 27, 10:30AM: Jessica Brierley, author of Sebastian the Speedy Sloth

Join Us for a special little friends learning loft story time

Our Story Time with Little Friends Learning Loft is extra special this April!

Local author Jessica Brierley will read from her Children's picture book, Sebastian the Speedy Sloth:

Sebastian dreams of being fast! Unfortunately for Sebastian...he is a sloth.

Everyone tells him that sloths are slow, sleepy, and certainly not made for speed. Following his dream seems impossible, but he isn't ready to give up yet!

Join Sebastian as he sets out to accomplish his goal of running a race. With grit, determination, and a little help from his personal trainer, Jett Jaguar, can Sebastian succeed?

Jessica will be available to sign copies of her book after her reading.

Saturday, May 25, 10:30AM: Little Friends Learning Loft Story Time - Spring Edition

Join Us for a special little friends learning loft story time

Our Story Time with Little Friends Learning Loft is extra special this Spring!

Little Friends teacher, Ms. Romina, will make seed bombs with the kids in our neighboring garden. Many thanks to Heart & Soil Flowers for letting us explore!

Little Friends Learning Loft Story Time

Children's Storytime - Monthly


Saturday, January 27, 10:30AM - Miss Carolyn and "The Mitten" by Jan Brett and animal figurines

Saturday, February 24, 10:30AM - Karen with her chicken! Reading  "Jolene the Disabilities Chicken" a story of differences and acceptance

Saturday, March 30, 10:30AM - Therapy Dogs, Jack, Ruby and Cody with Miss Rebecca

Saturday, April 27, 10:30AM - April 27, 10:30 AM - Author Jessica Brierley, "Sebastian the Speedy Sloth" book signing!

Saturday, May 25, 10:30AM - "And then it's Spring!" in the Garden next door making seed bombs with Miss Romina

About Story Time at Golden Hour

Little Friends Learning Loft is a Full Day, Montessori-inspired Preschool at the Newburgh JCC serving children ages 2.5 - 6. Their intentional and nurturing environment is founded on the Montessori principles of hands-on learning, self-discovery, cooperation and enriched with Jewish culture and many other universal traditions.

Many thanks to Awesome Newburgh for granting us the funds to build our Children's area. We couldn't have done it without your support!