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Our Defensive Driving Class scheduled for Saturday Dec. 20th is canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For our family program on Saturday December 27th, we will be showing Finding Nemo!!!

Join us at 1:00pm for a movie and popcorn! Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…..


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Join us for our exciting January Programs



 Basic Yoga with Carol Rogers

Wednesdays, January 7-28         10:30am-11:30am         For all ages

 Bring your own mat and block (if you have one).$60.00 for 4 classes,

advanced registration payment taken at circulation desk.

Winter Watercolor Classes with Mira Fink

Saturdays, January 10-February 8 12:30 – 3:30pm  For Adults

Suggested material list can be picked up at the front desk along with advanced registration and payment.

$150/$30 per class

$$$$ College Financial Aid Night $$$$   financial-aid-101

Monday, January 12th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm

                          Free for all

Chris Chang, Director Financial Aid SUNY Ulster will discuss the importance of filling out

financial aid paperwork for college including FAFSA, TAP and PELL.


NRA Home Firearm Safety   NRA logo

   Sunday, January 18th from 11:00am – 2:00pm  21 and over

    This course is required for your NYS pistol permit. Advanced registration    and payment are required at circulation desk.  $20.00 covers cost of materials.  Coffee, tea and donuts provided.

Genealogy Night – Find Your Roots     

Friday, January 30th @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm Free for all

Audrey Klinkenberg, President of The Ulster County Genealogical Society will provide basic research assistance on searching for your genealogical roots.




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Project Mirrors and Windows

Town of Esopus Library

“With a ‘mirror’ book and ‘window’ book in hand, reading proficiency is at the front door.”

Project Mirrors and Windows is a new organization whose leading objective is to promote child literacy by providing high quality multicultural children’s books to all children. Their goal is to increase the volume of “mirror” and “window” books upon the shelves of every public, school, and classroom library. The Town of Esopus Library benefits directly from this project by receiving free multicultural books for our children’s collection.

The Project is looking for and welcomes all support from library patrons. You can help in the following ways:

- Spread the word about multicultural literature; be a child literacy advocate.

- Volunteer for their current project; your involvement will make a significant difference.

- Make a donation; help them reach their book purchasing goal.

For more information, visit their website:

Information is also available in the Library.

Scheduled Board Meetings*

Board of Trustee Meeting:  December meeting- Dec 3rd, 6:30 ; Usually the 4th Wednesday, 6:30 PM Roxanne Pecora, President Research and Development Committee- 1st Tuesday 5:30 pm Margaret Phelan, Chair Finance Committee: Next meeting TBA Kathy Milhaven, Treasurer Governance & Personnel Committee- 2nd Tuesday 5:00 pm Chris Griggs, Chair Buildings & Grounds Committee – 2nd Monday at 4:00 pm Earl Johnson, Chair

*All meetings are at the Library unless otherwise noted.

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    Art of Racing in the Rain

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