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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!*



Duck Pond Gallery

Presents: Alan McKnight


On view from September 5th through September 26th

Opening: September 5th from 4-7 pm

Hunter Point, Maine, 11 x 14" wc

Hunter Point, Maine

 Ulster County Photography Club

Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30


Guest speaker: Dell Higgins

Dell Higgins will be talking about “Creative Smoke Photography”.

ZENTANGLE: Meditation and Play for Grown Ups!


Thursday, September 10th at 6:30

Do you need to wind down and enjoy some meditative time? Explore the new fad of Zentangle! In this hands-on workshop, we will draw simple line drawings (doodles) and then use crayons to color them in. It’s fun and easy!


Gluten-Free and Paleo Diets

Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30

What does it mean, and should you be doing it?


Are you confused about the Gluten Free craze? Have you heard something about the Paleo Diet and would like to learn more? Thea Harvey-Barratt understands the desire to eat healthfully and to enjoy food. Her life has taken her across Europe, studying food, culture and cooking, and in helping people lead full lives reclaiming the everyday pleasures of healthy living and the slow food (opposite of fast food) movement.

Thea will bring yummy treats. Please let us know if you’ll attend so that she can bring enough for all. 845-338-5580


Seminar: SAT / ACT

 How to Achieve Special Education Accommodations

 on the SAT or ACT Tests

Saturday, September 19th at 11:00 am
Experienced High Guidance Counselor, Danielle Marseglia, will share what parents and students need to know to attain a special education accommodation on the SAT or ACT exam. The thirty minute seminar will include specific information, handouts and a question and answer period.



Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association

Night Sky Viewing!


Thursday, September 24th at 6:30

Join the Mid- Hudson Astronomical Association for an evening filled with the wonders of space. The night begins with a presentation about the moon, then we will go outside to look through telescopes! If the evening is cloudy, please call the library for information about the program.


 How to Make Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs2


Wednesday, September 30th at 6:30

What are Bath Bombs? Made with ingredients that you can find at your grocery store, bath bombs are used in the bathtub to create a soft, fizzy and yummy smelling bathing experience! Please sign up so we know how much material to purchase, and bring any essential oil you would like to use or share.

845-338-5580 or email


The Esopus Painters

meet every Tuesday @ 1 – 3:30 pm!

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,  Katie Zahedi, Chair; Finance Committee: Wednesday, September 16, 5:00 pm, 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.

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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