Beth Cooper and Library Director, Brooke Dittmar
Beth Cooper, resident of the Town of Esopus, has raised funds to purchase and donate 60 books for the library! The majority of the books are for children and relate to multiculturalism. Titles include: Brothers In Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Gregory Christie, George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylor and P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia. Thank you to Beth Cooper and all of the residents of the Town of Esopus who donated funds for this book drive.
Adult Summer Reading Program Challenge
Enter to Win A Raffle Basket Filled with Goodies to Exercise your Body and Mind!!!
a $150 Gift Certificate to Essential Fitness in Port Ewen
a $20.00 gift certificate for Barnes & Noble
a Yoga DVD
a Book on CD: Wherever You Go, There You Are
a set of 2 lb weights
Read a minimum of five books.
Fill out a card (found at the check – out desk) and rate each book by coloring in the appropriate number of stars.
When you have filled out all five cards (one for each book) drop the cards in the raffle container across from the check -out desk.
You must wait until you have read all five books and filled out the five cards before entering.
Increase your chance of winning; read more books!!!!!
Friday, August 26th at 6:30 pm
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.
Hoops and juggling props will be provided! Free of charge!
Amateur Guitar Group
Mondays at 3:30 pm
Become a Member of the Friend’s of the Library!
BOOK A LIBRARIAN!
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
MOVIES! Free MOVIES!
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.
Scheduled Board and Committee Meetings*
Board of Trustees Meeting: 4th Wednesday at 6:00. Roxanne Pecora, President; Research and Development Committee: Thursday, August 25th at 5:30, Carol Benson, Chair; Finance Committee: Thursday, September 15th, at 5:00, Kathy Milhaven, Chair; Governance & Personnel Committee: 2nd Tuesday at 5:00, Roxanne Pecora, Katie Zahedi, Marion Zimmer, Co-Chairs; Buildings & Grounds Committee: 2nd Monday at 4:00, Marion Zimmer, Chair. *All meetings are at the Library unless otherwise noted.
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NEW! You may choose a 7, 14 or 21 day loan period for e-books.
You will need to create an account to view a wide variety of magazines!
You will need to create an account to access these marvelous films!
Learn how to renew your items yourself!
Group meets to discuss books on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM
Our next meeting will be on September 1st.
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel’s sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, it’s a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.
Meet Alison’s father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family’s Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter’s complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned “fun home,” as Alison and her brothers call it, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic — and redemptive. – Amazon.com
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