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  December 1st  ~  December 31st

If you have fines on overdue Town of Esopus Library items, this program is for you!

Bring in a non-perishable and not expired food item (like canned soup) as a donation and your fines will go down.

1 food item = $5.00 worth of fines

This program does not include the replacement of lost or damaged items. Materials checked out of other libraries are subject to that library’s fines.

Holiday Bazaar

 Friday, December 4th from 2-7 pm


 Come one, come all to the Holiday Bazaar!

 Local artists, including the artwork of local young people, will be showing their wares such as:

 knitwear, ceramic bowls, funky ornaments,  jewelry, knit blankets, cards,

photographs, paintings and more!

 The Friends of the Library will have wonderful books for sale.

Many items will be reasonably priced!



     American Sign Language Storytimes

are back!

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 

with Dr. Jenn and Mr. Alex 

10:30 AM  0-4 year olds

4:00 PM 5-8 year olds


Bus Trip to New York City!

Wednesday, December 9th

The Friends of the Library have reserved a bus for the day!

We will be leaving at 8 am from the Kingston Plaza (Mac Gym / Physical Therapy).
You can do your own thing in the city!
The return bus will leave NYC at 5:30 pm from the Theater District.

$45. 00 
Please contact Jo Eschmann for details and to register: 845-331-9463 or


Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 11th at 6:00 pm

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Come one, come all to learn a bit about old Victorian England, the life of Charles Dickens and listen to dramatic readings from the story A Christmas Carol. Jason Dempsey, a public school teacher, will dazzle you with his telling of the tale and animated digital presentation. Let’s get into the mood of the season!
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  STAR WARS: The saga continues

…at your library!

 Wednesday, December 16th from 5-8 pm

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Two Days before the premiere….

Welcome Star Wars fanatics! Let’s watch all of the Star Wars trailers and some great spoofs. 
There will be pizza and discussions of hot topics like:  Star Wars canon vs Disney’s story lines. 
There will be a “photo booth” with a life sized Boba Fett which will be raffled off at the end of the evening!
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 Bring your own Star Wars stuff and knowledge to show off!



Astrid’s Wish for Papa Noel… a reading by the author 
as well as a fun activity with Mr. Alex!

Friday, December 12th at 10:30


Acoustic Jam Session – Novice

Mondays beginning on November 2nd through December 7th

We will start at 3:30!


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Join local music teacher, Charles Seymour, who will be leading this  casual gathering of acoustic musicians. We will be playing and singing folk songs and other styles, too. Bring your own acoustic instruments, music stands and sheet music.

Charles Seymour

This is a 6 week program, so if you can’t make it to one afternoon, please join in when you can!

Library Closings and Openings for December:
December 24th the library will close at 1:00 pm
CLOSED: December 25th and 26th. 
OPEN: December 28th – regular hours
CLOSED: December 31st and January 1st
OPEN: January 2nd – regular hours



The library will have a new way to use the public computers. Patrons will need to have their library card number and pin to log on to a computer. Currently, patrons have an hour a day of computer time, and this new program will keep track of this amount of time. 
Patrons who are using the computer for a long term project, like applying for a job, can ask staff to extend their time.

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Scheduled Board Meetings* Board of Trustees Meeting: NO NOVEMBER MEETING, Next meeting December 2nd at 5:00. Roxanne Pecora, President; Research and Development Committee: TBD, Katie Zahedi, Chair; Finance Committee: Thursday, December 17, 5:00, Kathy Milhaven, Chair; Governance & Personnel Committee: 2nd Tuesday, 5:00, April Oneto, Chair; Buildings & Grounds Committee: 2nd Monday at 5:00, 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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    When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

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