The United Methodist Church of Monticello (UMC), 445 Broadway, presents Big Sky Productions in “Shorts & Sweets for the Holidays,” 2pm. Enjoy homemade sweets following the performance. Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds will benefit the UMC’s purchase of new media and sound equipment.
Verb Konviser, local hotel keeper for many years, will sign his cookbook "The Vegetarian Hotel" at the E.B. Crawford Public Library, 393 Broadway, 6pm. 845/794-4660.
First Fridays Contemporary Authors Series at the Narrowsburg Library, 7pm open mic sign up, 7:30 pm open mic, 8pm visiting authors Rust Belt Boys. 845/252-3360.
Readings at Maude Alley, Writers in Conversation at Moody Road Studios, 5pm. Meet the writers wine and cheese welcome in the garden, 4-4:45pm. Book signing after the readings. Readings by Mermer Blakeslee, Kelly Braffet, Carolyn Turgeon. 917/445-0613.
The Liberty Museum & Arts Center will host the 5th annual Liberty Poetry Festival at the Museum, 2pm. Admission is free. 845/292-2394.
"Annual Storytelling Dinner in the Undercroft" at The Settlers Inn, 6:30pm. Featuring professional storyteller Rich Pawling as Pennsylvania German Canal Captain John Hummel. $65 per person includes traditional storytelling, harvest season dinner and live music string band. email@example.com or 570/226-2993.
Dramatic reading by local Shohola actor. Get into the spirit of the season by listening to Greg Giblin perform some of Edgar Allen Poe's most famous and more intriguing pieces at the Port Jervis Free Library, 6:30pm. Enjoy an interesting evening at the latest "Chat with Friends." All are welcome. 845/856-3713.
The Catskill Art Society will present the storytelling group Yarnslingers for an evening of true stories titled “Reunions” at the CAS Arts Center, 7:30pm. Suggested donation: $10. The show runs approximately 60 minutes with no intermission. Followed by a free reception with refreshments. 845/436-4227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Fridays Contemporary Author Series, open mic sign-up, 7pm, open mic, 7:30pm, visiting authors, 8pm at the Narrowsburg Branch library. With Rachel Mckibbens and Jacob Rakovan.
The Catskill Art Society will present a book reading “When You Live By a River,” a novel by local author Mermer Blakeslee at the CAS Arts Center, 3-4:30pm. Suggested donation $5 per person. Visit www.catskillartsociety.org.