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September is Library Card Sign Up Month!
 
NAME THAT FISH!
 
Library Card
 
Come on into the library to get yourself a library card, or replace your old worn out card. 
The new card includes a picture of a fish that lives in our pond. Can you think of a good name for this library card fish? 
 
If you do not have a library card, please bring photo ID and proof of residency (like mail).
Children aged 4 -18 can get a library card with a parent present, and the parent must have a library card, too. Replacement cards cost $2.00.
 

 
 
Gallery Show: Eugenia Ballard
 
 
 
 
“Dust Pan Thoughts” Acorn to Zipper
Shadow Box Art

 
 

 
Mining Your Memories – Telling Your Story
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Fridays from September 8th to October 13th
 3:00 – 4:30 pm.
 
This is a FREE 6 week workshop! 
 
 Join storyteller and memoir writing instructor, 
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, at the Esopus Town Hall Community Center (284 Broadway, Port Ewen) to share and write your life stories…for anyone 55 years old and older.  Each participant will receive a free Barnes & Noble spiral bound journal to write in. 
 
 Participating in this program is a great way to meet people and make new friends, as well as put your life stories on paper for your loved ones to read. 
 
Space is limited, so please let us know that you would like to join in or if you have any questions. 845-338-5580

Sponsored by the Town of Esopus Library with funding from a Mid-Hudson Library System Outreach Grant
 

It’s the Fall Book Sale!
 
Friday, September 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 9:00 – 4:00 pm
 
On Friday, be the first to check out our horde of books and see what treasures you will find (no entry fee). Then join us upstairs in the library for live music with the singer / songwriter duo, The Whispering Tree at 7:00 pm for a FREE concert.  
 
On Sunday, bring bags with you or use one of ours for the $4.00 a bag of books sale. 
 

 

Safe Kid’s Websites

Sat, September 23, 1-2:30pm

Internet-Safety

  Come out and learn about websites made for kids which are safe, and those which are not safe.  Bring your favorites & share!  We’ll discuss internet safety and what to watch out for.
  We will have a list of kid safe educational websites, apps, and YouTube channels that have lots of good content for children.   This event will take place upstairs, using the computers by the circulation desk from 1-2:30pm
 
Downstairs in the library, the Friends of the Library will be holding the FALL BOOK SALE from 9-4 pm.
 
 

 
 
Decoupage: Votive Candle Holders
 
 
Friday, September 29th at 7:00 pm
 
Looking to turn plain votive candle holders into something beautiful?  Bring your own glass votive jar or come in and decorate one we have.  After finishing a votive of your own, any and all help would be appreciated in decorating additional candle holders for the fundraiser.

 


 

Weekly Scrabble Club

Fridays from 1:00-3:00 PM

  
 Join us for our new (started in July) Scrabble Club!  Bring your extensive vocabulary and your enjoyment for games to our Scrabble events.  Scrabble boards will be provided for players, though anyone is welcome to bring their preferred Scrabble board as well.  

 


 

 Good News!

MUSEUM PASSES AVAILABLE-  FREE! 

to 3 different venues:

BOSCOBEL

Boscobel House & Gardens

Cold Spring, NY

Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel is considered to be one of the finest examples of Federal-style architecture in New York. The mansion was dramatically rescued from demolition and is open to guided tours.  The Museum Pass provides: A FREE pass for 1 adult and 3 guests of any age (children under the age of 6 are free), and a 10% discount in the gift shop for all members in the party.  Restrictions: Not valid on Tuesdays or during Special Events. For more information, visit their website: www.boscobel.org     (Normal admission prices- $8 to $17)

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The Guggenheim Museum

Manhattan, NY

The Guggenheim Museum was created to publicly house the somewhat eclectic private collection of Solomon Guggenheim’s nonobjective art, and the building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Museum Pass provides:  FREE entrance to the museum for up to 4 adults (or students) and 1/2 price tickets for additional guests (children under the age of 12 free), a 10% discount at the Guggenheim store and restaurants, and discounted parking ($23 for 12 hours on Park Ave). For more information visit their website www.guggenheim.org    (Normal admission prices- $18 to $25)

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The Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, CT

Explore habitats featuring sharks, stingrays, jellies, thousands of colorful fish, frogs, exotic marine animals, and more. In marine habitats from around the world, you can look through, crawl under, and even reach into their unique displays. See shows in 3 theaters (1 is included with admission). The Museum Pass provides: A DISCOUNTED admission fee, saving $5 off per person for up to 4 people (children under the age of 2 free). $10 off new Family or Grandparent memberships, $5 off other categories.  For more information, visit their website: www.mysticaquarium.org  (Normal admission prices- $26 to $36)

 

 


  
 
 

Weekly Local Produce Delivery!

 

Library Fundraiser

 

Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service and fundraiser for the library.  A $1.00 donation is added to every order, and you pick up your produce at the Town of Esopus Library.  Field Goods purchases everything directly from over 80 small farms in the region. All of the produce is non-GMO, and most is organically grown. Customers receive 5 to 8 different fruits and vegetables, in one of the four different bag sizes that you choose.  There are also optional extras.
 

We have $5.00 off coupons for new subscribers! 

 

 Bags can be put on hold at any time (for example, if you plan to be out of town that week). 

The order deadline for the Wednesday delivery is Sunday at 11:59 pm
 
 
TO SIGN UP:
  •  Click this link: Field-Goods.com
  •  Click “Order Now” 
  • Select “Public Locations” and pull down the menu for Port Ewen 
  •  Click the “Find Location” button
  •  Choose “Esopus Library – Fundraiser” and follow the prompts.

 

 

Please consider the Town of Esopus Library as a part of your charitable giving strategies.

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 Scheduled Board and Committee Meetings*

Board of Trustees Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm, Rhea Paniesin, President; Research and Development Committee: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:00 CANCELED, Marcia McManigal, Chair; Buildings and Grounds Committee, 2nd Monday of the month at 4:00, Anne O’Neill, Chair; Finance Committee:  2nd Thursday of the month at 3:30, Marcia McManigal, Chair; Governance & Personnel Committee: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:00, Susan Leiching, Chair.  Trustee Training Committee: 2nd Friday of the month, 3:00, Susan Leiching, Chair. *All meetings are at the Library, unless otherwise noted.


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    Reader’s Choice Book Club

    Group meets to discuss books on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM

    Our next meeting will be on October 5th

    Currently reading:

    Lilac Girls  by Martha Hall Kelly

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    “NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.” – Amazon

    Ongoing Programs

    Mah Jongg:  Wednesdays at 2:00 pm 
    Mah Jongg is a game that is played 4 to a group.  It is similar to the card game “Rummy”, except used small ceramic tiles, instead of cards. This group is for the beginner or advanced player.

    Amateur Guitar Group: Mondays at 3:30 pm
    This group plays well known, popular songs. Bring your own guitar and join in the fun.

    Needlework Group–Mondays at 1:00 pm
    The Needlework Group is comprised of knitters, crocheters, rug hookers, stitchers of all types. Membership is free, and anyone can casually drop in whenever they like. All skill levels are represented, and if a beginner needs help, we will try our best to help them. We also have a nice supply of yarn and needles for those who don’t yet have supplies but would like to give knitting or crocheting a try!

    Esopus Artist Group – Tuesdays from 1 –3:30pm                                   Everyone is welcome to join this ongoing session of art making. Whether you would like to use charcoal, watercolors, oil paint, acrylics, fingerpaint or pastels…whatever medium you prefer is what the artist group is about. We meet year round in comfortable and friendly surroundings. Please bring your own supplies.

    Esopus Stitchers–Wednesdays at 12:30 pm – except for the first Wednesday of the month.
    Cross-stitch, needlepoint, surface embroidery, crewel… whatever! Always wanted to try embroidery? We’ll help you get started with fabric, floss, needles, patterns, etc. Or, bring your current project and come stitch with us!

    Ulster County Photography Club–Second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
    Photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join this group. Monthly meetings include presentations, member competitions, and the sharing of information. Please check out our page for more details.

    Writing Group / Writer’s Write! – Every other Saturday – please check here for dates. This writing group will offer practice exercises to improve writing technique, and the opportunity to share work-in-progress for feedback. It is a supportive environment, in which listeners respond positively and affirmatively to one another. By doing so, participants will develop a deep understanding of those elements of their work that are effective and powerful, becoming better writers in the process.

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