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  “RIVER READ” Kickoff Party!

Large river

at the

Rhinecliff Hotel

 Saturday, November 22 from 1:30 to 3:00

  Interested Town of Esopus folks:

meet at the Library at 12:45 pm, to ride-share and convoy

over to the party together!

 The River Read is a new bridge across the Hudson River: a shared reading program  between the Town of Esopus Library and Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff.  At the kickoff party we will all enjoy the room with the beautiful view of the Hudson River.

         We are floating at least four titles now to encourage you to read:

  •        Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton

  •        World’s End by T.C. Boyle

  •        The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto

  •        The graphic novel: Sailor Twain by Mark Siegel.

        At the kickoff, we will announce more programs, including book discussion groups and other activities inspired by the themes of the books.  How about making suggestions of your own for programs, including fun stuff for kids to do, to celebrate the river we all share?

          B A B Y    S I T T I N G   B A S I C S agoodbabysitter


                       FREE FREE FREE


   Saturday December 13th – 10am – 4pm

                              (bring your own lunch)


                                                               ⇒  Sign up at the checkout desk, $20 refundable deposit is due at sign up  ⇐


The Babysitting Basics program was created to teach those skills necessary to become a responsible sitter,

with a design emphasis on:      

  •         Safety
  •         Respect for Others
  •         An Understanding of Good & Bad Touch
  •        Age Appropriate Creativity

This program also provides those skills necessary to become a responsible and mature adult. 

Additionally, it encourages healthy interaction between people of all ages.



This Wednesday, Novemeber 19th is Teen Movie Night. We will be showing (500) Days of Summer at 6:00pm. Bring a friend and be prepared to laugh!


Open More Hours


 We are now open until

7:00 PM on Monday Nights!

ANIME CLUB @ 3:30 in Teen Room

 First & Third Fridays animeclub

        What Movies are Showing?

                    Nov 21st- Howl’s Moving Castle

                   Dec 5th- Wolf Children

                                *No meeting on December 19th*

Join the Esopus Stitchers


We meet on Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00

in the Young Adult Room

Beginners Welcome!

 Handwork Group

-More focused on knitting, but we also do other kinds of handwork

knitting with hands

Beginners welcome

Every Monday, 1:00 to 3:00 in the Community Meeting Room


You can Help!

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: No meeting in November.  December meeting- Dec 3rd, 6:30 ; Usually the 4th Wednesday, 6:30 PM Roxanne Pecora, President Research and Development Committee- This month: Nov 18, 5:30, Usually 1st Tuesday 5:30 pm Margaret Phelan, Chair Finance Committee: Next meeting Thursday, November 20th at 5:00 pm Kathy Milhaven, Treasurer Governance & Personnel Committee- 2nd Tuesday 5:00 pm Chris Griggs and April Oneto, Co-Chairs Buildings & Grounds Committee –  November meeting- Thursday, Nov 13th, 4:00; Usually 2nd Monday at 4:00 pm Earl Johnson, Chair *All meetings are at the Library unless otherwise noted.

 Photo Credits:       Stitchers-     Handwork:   Teens:

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