SURVEY: Looking Towards the Future
PLEASE CLICK HERE to fill out the survey.
Weekly Local Produce Delivery through the winter!
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).
- 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.
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, 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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Come Grow With Us!
Download free audio and ebooks
NEW! You may choose a 7, 14 or 21 day loan period for e-books.
Tumblebooks will read your book to you or you can read it on your own! Stories are followed by games or puzzles! Click HERE to read online children’s books.
You will need to create an account to view a wide variety of magazines!
You will need to create an account to read online comics, if you don’t already have an account to read online magazines.
Click on the button above, then click on ConsumerReports.org which will direct you to the website.
You will need to create an account to view recorded concerts, if you don’t already have an account to read online magazines.
If you need to create a simple, legal document, click on the link above to access the Ulster County Library portal which is offering access to this FREE online service.
Learn how to renew your items yourself by clicking the link above…
or join LIBRARY ELF:
Do you have difficulty remembering when your library materials are due? Does your family have many library cards and take out lots of wonderfulitems all at once?
Perhaps Library Elf can help you! This program will send you email notices before you have items due and remind you of overdue fines. When you sign up, you will have access to the Premium Subscription for a limited amount of time, then it will revert to the Basic Subscription. If you prefer the Premium version, there is a fee for that version. Click HERE or click on the logo above.
The Town of Esopus Library now offers patron access to the genealogy website, Ancestry.com. To access the site, you MUST be in the library. If you have your own laptop or device, you may use the library’s WiFi to access the site, or you may use one of the library’s public computers. Once you are in the library, please click HERE to get started.
We have installed a weather station on the library property which is taking weather data as you read this message! Click on the link above for the most recent information!
Our next meeting will be on January 4th at 7:00 pm. THERE IS NO DECEMBER MEETING!
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Tormented by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. – Goodreads
Amateur Guitar Group: Mondays at 3:30 pm
This group plays well known, popular songs. Bring your own guitar and join in the fun.
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!
Mah Jongg: Wednesdays at 1:30 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.
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!
Scrabble Group – 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.
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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