Millbrook Library holds drop-in tea hour on May 18 — and new pet adoption event

Millbrook firefighter Second Lt. Kelly Tomasulo shared time with residents during the Millbrook Library’s first ever Community Tea on April 20. Mayor Tim Collopy will be the featured guest at the next drop-in tea on Saturday, May 18 from 10:30 to noon.

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Millbrook Library holds drop-in tea hour on May 18 — and new pet adoption event

MILLBROOK — The happy sounds of animals looking for forever homes will be mingling with clicking tea cups and conversation on Saturday, May 18 at the Millbrook Library at 3 Friendly Lane with a newly instituted Pet Adoption Event and a Community Tea.

The monthly tea will serve as an opportunity for area residents to drop in, sit down and meet others in the community. This month’s event which will feature Mayor Tim Collopy and follows on an introductory April session which spotlighted fire fighters.

Millbrook Librarian Courtney Tsahalis said they began the Community Tea because “we’ve noticed there’s a real need for social connection, even this long after COVID, where people just need this opportunity to meet each other and just kind of get to know each other a little better and not feel pressured like in a workshop or anything. So we’re giving it a shot.”

The second of the morning events, which will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will feature pets of all shapes and sizes. Applications for adoptions can be submitted to the individual organizations sponsoring the animals where they will be vetted before adoptions are permitted.

Tsahalis said, “really cute small animals” will be presented by My Hopes in You and will be joined by dogs and “many cats” from Compassionate Animal Rescue of Dutchess County and the Stray Cat Network.

For more information, call 845-677-3611 or visit millbrooklibrary.org.

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