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*Books are now loaned for three weeks and can be renewed twice! and allotted computer time has doubled to one hour!*

 Author Talk with Jeanie Bogino

Wednesday, August 5th at 6:00pm


Jeannie Bogino, an author and librarian from Columbia County will read from her novel “Rock Angel.” Bogino is the director of the New Lebanon Library. She’s published short horror, fantasy, romance, memoir, and is a regular contributor at Library Journal where she was named 2011’s fiction reviewer of the year. Library Journal reviewed “Rock Angel” as being “true music fiction…a soulful ballad.”

Gilded Age Scandals

Tuesday, August 11th at 6:00pm


On August 11, Don Fraser, educator at Staatsburgh State Historic Site (Mills Mansion), will give a talk on Gilded Age Scandals.  Staatsburgh’s owners, Ruth and Ogden Mills, were models of respectability – but their Gilded Age peers were not!  The lecture will tell the stories that made headlines 100 years ago: heiresses for sale, an outraged brother horsewhips his sister’s fiancé, the very public murder of a celebrity, and what the shocked American bride noticed about the village children near her aristocratic husband’s castle.  Fraser will describe the scandals that filled the Society Pages…and recount one or two stories that were too racy for the newspapers.

                           BASIC ORGANIZING WITH SUE STORY

                                    Saturday, August 22nd @ 11 am

how-to-organize-your-closet-3 Sue currently teaches basic organizing, time/paper management, downsizing & pre-sale home staging in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene and Ulster counties. She takes great pleasure in helping folks eliminate their clutter and achieve a well-organized lifestyle. She places a lot of emphasis on how necessary it is to change habits in order to achieve these goals.

                          SUMI-E JAPANESE BRUSH PAINTING

                                             Tuesday, August 25th @ 6:30 pm* 

classic_japanese_sumi_e_painting_art_bamboo_moon_plate-r439f5dddaa834f90a020fffc93f57658_ambb0_8byvr_324  This class is taught by Fran Sutherland who is a painter, teacher, and restorer of historic homes. Her work has been strongly influenced by Eastern aesthetics, as well as her enjoyment of the Hudson Valley landscape and her 30-year career as an art teacher at New Paltz High School. Many of there works, particularly her sailing paintings, are illuminated by a love of Asian brushstroke. Materials needed for this class will be provided.


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New Group Meeting on Tuesdays

@ 1 – 3:30 pm:

    “The Esopus Painters”

Open to anybody that wants to paint, both beginners and experienced painters.  This is an offshoot from Loman Eng’s painting class, but you do not need to have taken his class to join this group.  Come join us!  Absolutely free. 

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Scheduled Board Meetings* Board of Trustees Meeting:  4th Wednesday, 6:00 pm, Roxanne Pecora, President; Research and Development Committee:  TBD,  Margaret Phelan, Chair; Finance Committee: Tuesday, August 18, 5:00, Kathy Milhaven, Chair; Governance & Personnel Committee: 2nd Tuesday, 5:00 April Oneto, Chair; Buildings & Grounds Committee: 2nd Thursday, 4:00 Marion Zimmer, Chair *All meetings are at the Library unless otherwise noted.

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