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 Join the Town of Esopus Library Board

Help us continue to grow our library into the future by sharing your abilities and engaging in the decision-making process.



 For more information, please call 845-338-5580 or visit the library at

128 Canal St, Port Ewen

Library Board members must be a resident of the Town of Esopus and be over 18 years of age.

The Library’s Mission: To provide people of all ages with innovative life-long learning and leisure  opportunities, by providing information, education, entertainment, and access to technology.




The Town of Esopus Library would like to thank Steve Bohn, volunteers from Starbucks, and all of those who volunteered to help clean up the grounds and build the raised garden beds on April 21st! Your hard work was much appreciated, and we now have two lovely garden beds. Thank you, thank you!
Please stop by the new garden on the right side of the building, and keep your eyes open for fun family programming in the garden.


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Tai Chi Chih with Ann Sherry

 Mondays at 11:30 
from March 7th through May 23rd! 
 Do you need a low impact form of exercise that also calms the mind? Why not give Tai Chi a try? There are 19 easy and slow movements that you will learn over 6 weeks. If you can’t make each week then come when you can.  Ann Sherry will be teaching these classes. She is an accredited Tai Chi Chih teacher.


ROCK PAINTING! – for Adults

Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30 pm

Bring an idea, a quote, anything that inspires you.  We will be painting with acrylics on creek rocks. Hand painted rocks are great decorations for your home and make wonderful gifts. Materials will be provided. Free.





Thursdays at 11:00 am
This is a NEW club. Bring your own chess set and play!
For Adults!


Lego Club – Family Program

Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 pm

Come use the library’s LEGO collection to build anything you like. We have motors and lights that work with our battery packs so you can build creations that move.


Opening: Saturday, May 7th, 4-7 pm
This special show will highlight the artworks of local artist, Loman Eng, and the participants of the Esopus Artist Group that he inspired.
The Esopus Artists Group meets at the library every Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Open to the public!
All mediums are welcome!


LIVE MUSIC with Denise Jordan Finley

Friday, May 13th at 6:30 pm
A native of the Hudson Valley, Denise Jordan Finley has been writing and playing her songs for over four decades. She was a winner in the New Jersey Folk Festival, The Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase,  and The Plowshares Songwriting Competition. Come on in to hear some great music! Free.


Let’s Go Into the Garden! – Family Program


Saturday, May 14th, at 1:00 pm

We’re going to plant some of our seeds in the new raised bed garden. We’ll talk about gardening, companion planting, worm composting, and our plan for the kids garden.
Stories and activities, too!


Puppetry and Politics in 1939

Pete Seeger

Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30
We will be watching a screening of a 19 minute documentary,Puppetry and Politics in 1939:  The Vagabond Puppeteers featuring interviews with Pete Seeger regarding his venture into political puppet theater among striking dairy farmers in upstate New York. Afterwards there will be a short presentation and Q & A with film’s Director, Winifred Lambrecht. 



Book Sale


“Preview Sale” Friday May 20th from 5- 7pm
$10.00 for admission
Saturday, May 21st from 9-4

Sunday, May 22nd from 9-4 ($4.00 for a bag of books!)

We have many genres of interesting books, books on CD, DVD’s, Children’s Books and more!


Author Talk: River Road by Carol Goodman


Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30 pm

    From the award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages comes River Road – a chilling new psychological thriller that takes place in
 upstate New York.



Carol Goodman is the critically acclaimed author of fourteen novels, including The Lake of Dead Languages and The Seduction of Water, which won the 2003 Hammett Prize. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family, and teaches creative writing at the New School and SUNY New Paltz.



Acoustic Jam continues…

Mondays at 3:30 pm until May 16th

Join this casual gathering of acoustic musicians! We will be playing and singing folk songs, and other styles, too. Bring your own acoustic instruments.

If you don’t want to play an instrument, bring your voice!

There is a$10.00 materials fee




Juggling & Hooping lessons at the library!

5:00 – 6:00 Wednesdays

The Mid-Hudson Juggling Club teaches each other to juggle/hoop and have fun while we’re learning.

Bruce Engholm is the founder of the Mid-Hudson Juggling Club, and is a member of the International Juggling Association. Chiara Herman has been hooping obsessively since 2012, and has been teaching others since Day One. She is a certified hoop instructor and professional educator.

The weather is getting warmer, and you can play outside!

Hoops and juggling props will be provided! Free of charge!




 Do you love books? Do you love your library? Consider joining the Friends of the Library and meet other like- minded folks. We hold the Book Sale twice a year, and plan fundraising events to support the library.
We also plan periodic bus trips to New York City,
or other interesting and fun destinations.
 If you would like more information,
please call Connie Spoth at 845-338-0803.




If you have a question about a computer program, ereader or device or just need a little assistance, make an appointment with library staff, and we will help you. Book a librarian for a 1 hour appointment. Bring your device, if possible, or we can utilize one of the library’s computers.


 FREE Online Magazines!


Would you like to read your favorite magazines on your desktop, laptop or tablet without paying for a subscription? Click on the picture above or on the ZINIO logo on the side bar! You will be taken to the Mid-Hudson Library System page where you will need to create an account in order to log in to browse online magazines!

Discover, checkout and read online magazines  on PC/mobile and offline on mobile apps. You may keep the title for as long as you would like – no holds – no checkout periods.

   The entire magazine is replicated digitally page for page, including full color pictures. The Zinio technology includes intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. If you have any questions, please call 845-338-5580




Indieflix is a website that, through your library, offers free viewings of independent films. 17 films from the Woodstock Film Festival are included! Click on the indieflix logo above (or on the side bar to the right) and you will be directed to the Ulster County Library System page where you will create a New Account to access the site.

Happy Viewing!

 Scheduled Board and Committee Meetings*

Board of Trustees Meeting: May 25th  at 6:00. Roxanne Pecora, President; Research and Development Committee: May 12th at 5:30, Katie Zahedi and Margaret Phalen, C0-Chairs; Finance Committee:  May 19th at 5:00, Kathy Milhaven, Chair; Governance & Personnel Committee: 2nd Tuesday at 5:00, April Oneto, Chair; Buildings & Grounds Committee: 2nd Monday at 5:00, Marion Zimmer, Chair. *All meetings are at the Library unless otherwise noted.

Links for Computer Classes Mouse Exercise by SeniorNet: Mousing Around Tutorial by Palm Beach County Library System: Free Touch Typing Tutorials by Member of the Mid-Hudson Library System
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