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snowstorm with cars The Library willl have a delayed opening today

because of the snow.  We will open at 12 noon. 

     We hope to see you then!



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Genealogy Night – Find Your Roots

with Audrey Klinkenberg

   President of the Ulster County Geneaological Society     

Friday, January 30th @ 6:00 – 7:00

Free for all!!

She will provide basic research assistance on searching for your genealogical roots.


$ $ $ $ $ College Financial Aid Night $ $ $ $ $

Come learn about the FAFSA, PELL Grants, and TAP

how to fill them out to maximize your financial support

for college. Monday February 2nd @ 6pm

financial-aid-101             Chris Chang, Admissions Director at SUNY Ulster will be                    on hand to answer questions and help with the                                        confusing but worthwhile forms.




 Real Life Ghost Busters!!!!


Meet members of Dutchess Paranormal Investigators. 

Their goal is to investigate and document alleged paranormal activity. They use the latest scientific methods and tools as well as psychic investigators in our research. Tools will be on display!! 

Thursday February 12th @ 6:00pm


Black History Month @ the Library


Underground railroad sample quilt to be on display all month, based on the book “Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt”, by Deborah Hopkinson.

Speakers from the Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project (The Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project (MHAHP) is a non-profit group created in 2006 to bring together researchers, educators, community leaders, and members of the public,) will discuss the history of the Underground railroad through our counties.

Will have on display all month the “Journey to the North”, a six panel traveling exhibit about the Underground Railroad.  This exhibit uses the story of one fictitious character to convey the real events experienced by many freedom seekers, on loan from the NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Department.

Friday February 20, 2014

Start 6:00pm -8:00pm

Light refreshments to be served

Free and open to all


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Bring in your iPad and we can show you the latest and greatest tips to better master your iPad.

Saturday, February 28th 12:00 – 2:00 upstairs in main library

(we will have 2 sample iPads)

Duck Pond Art Gallery 

     “Capturing the Light”

Mohonk Preserve Volunteer Photographers

Art show displayed from January 10 – 31, 2015

This exhibit is a sample of the unique approach each photographer takes in documenting the majestic Shawangunk Ridge and varying aspects of the Hudson River Valley and surroundings.


 *This program will be rescheduled~Stay Tuned!

The “River Read” Presents

  A Book Discussion on the graphic Novel:

“Sailor Twain or The Mermaid of The Hudson”

by Mark Siegel


More programs, including book discussion groups and other activities inspired by the themes of the books will be announced over the next few months.  How about making suggestions of your own for programs, including fun stuff for kids to do, to celebrate the river we all share? Contact Brooke Dittmar, Town of Esopus Library Director (845) 338-5580 or Joanne Meyers, Morton-Rhinecliff Library Director (845) 876-2903

Scheduled Board Meetings*

Board of Trustee Meeting:  4th Wednesday, 6:30 PM Roxanne Pecora, President Research and Development Committee- 1st Tuesday 5:30 pm Margaret Phelan, Chair Finance Committee: Next meeting Wednesday, Jan 21st 5:00 pm 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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