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 Build a Better World Through Reading & Science! 
 
Secrets of Nature for 9 – 12 year olds
Tuesdays: 4:00 pm
 
July 11, 18, 25 and August 1
 
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In this 4 week program, we will read together about weather and plants, gather data about the weather with our new weather station, and study the plants growing in our garden. We will keep track of observations, thoughts and creative ideas through writing in a journal (FREE – provided by the library) and with “speech to text” computer technologies.  
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There are only 8 spots available for this Science and Reading Program.
Please register at the library!
 
This program is funded by a grant from the:

 


 

Adult Summer Reading Contest
 
Do you love to read?  Do you want to enter for a chance to win prizes just for reading this summer?  Then sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program at the Circulation Desk.  
 
How do you enter for a chance to win a prize at the end of the summer?
 
  1. Read or listen to a book.
  2. Fill out an Adult Summer Reading Program Book Slip form.
  3. Put your Book Slip form into the Adult Summer Reading Book Slip bin by the circulation desk
  4. Make sure all your Book Slips are returned by FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th at 7PM!

At the end of the summer, the TOP 3 Readers will be called to receive their prizes!

 
 Come into the library to see what 
great prizes you may win!
 
Have you read a book but don’t have a book slip on hand to fill out?  No worries!  You can fill out a book slip online!  Click on the Adult Summer Reading Program Book Slip link below and fill out the information.  When you are done, press submit and we will get your book slip!
 

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 Chair Yoga
 
Chair Yoga
Mondays, July 24 & 31, August 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 11am – noon
 
Chair Yoga is a very helpful way for those who need extra support to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Using sturdy chairs, Kathy Foley, a 200 hour registered yoga teacher, will instruct you on how to stretch your body to keep limber, strong and healthy.

Wear comfy, loose clothing and non-skid shoes!

 
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Weekly Scrabble Club

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.  
 
 

 
 
 
 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, July 27th at 1:00 pm
We are proud to host a Red Cross Blood Drive at the library. Did you know every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood? Come donate blood today to help keep blood available when people are in need.

Participants receive a $10.00 gift certificate!

Please feel free to call ahead and schedule an appointment time (845-338-5580), register online (http://www.redcrossblood.org/), or walk-in on our blood drive day!
 

 
 
Singer / Songwriter: Justin Tracy

Friday, July 28th at 7 pm
 
 
Join us for a night of FREE musical entertainment by singer-songwriter Justin Tracy. Justin was born and raised in London and currently divides his time between New York City and the Catskills (but with 330/365 days in Ulster County!) He is a multi-instrumentalist with a focus on guitar and voice. He is also a record producer, composer, arranger, and vocal coach.
 
 

 
ALL ABOUT BEES & BEE KEEPING
 
Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm
 
Want to learn more about bees and the importance they play in the Hudson Valley?  Have you thought about raising your own colony of bees and are looking for advice?  Join Chris Layman, owner of Fox Farm Apiaries, as he discusses the nutrition,  habitat, and environment of honey bees.
 
Please let us know that you’ll attend!
 845-338-5580
 
 

 

 Good News!

MUSEUM PASSES AVAILABLE-  FREE! 

to 3 different venues:

BOSCOBEL

Boscobel House & Gardens

Cold Spring, NY

Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel is considered to be one of the finest examples of Federal-style architecture in New York. The mansion was dramatically rescued from demolition and is open to guided tours.  The Museum Pass provides: A FREE pass for 1 adult and 3 guests of any age (children under the age of 6 are free), and a 10% discount in the gift shop for all members in the party.  Restrictions: Not valid on Tuesdays or during Special Events. For more information, visit their website: www.boscobel.org     (Normal admission prices- $8 to $17)

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The Guggenheim Museum

Manhattan, NY

The Guggenheim Museum was created to publicly house the somewhat eclectic private collection of Solomon Guggenheim’s nonobjective art, and the building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Museum Pass provides:  FREE entrance to the museum for up to 4 adults (or students) and 1/2 price tickets for additional guests (children under the age of 12 free), a 10% discount at the Guggenheim store and restaurants, and discounted parking ($23 for 12 hours on Park Ave). For more information visit their website www.guggenheim.org    (Normal admission prices- $18 to $25)

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The Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, CT

Explore habitats featuring sharks, stingrays, jellies, thousands of colorful fish, frogs, exotic marine animals, and more. In marine habitats from around the world, you can look through, crawl under, and even reach into their unique displays. See shows in 3 theaters (1 is included with admission). The Museum Pass provides: A DISCOUNTED admission fee, saving $5 off per person for up to 4 people (children under the age of 2 free). $10 off new Family or Grandparent memberships, $5 off other categories.  For more information, visit their website: www.mysticaquarium.org  (Normal admission prices- $26 to $36)

 

 


  
 

Weekly Local Produce Delivery!

Library Fundraiser

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). 

The order deadline for the Wednesday delivery is Sunday at 11:59 pm
 
TO SIGN UP:
  •  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.

 

Thank you to all Town of Esopus residents who voted to pass our 2018 budget!

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Please consider the Town of Esopus Library as a part of your charitable giving strategies.

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 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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    Esopus Library Weather Station 

    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!

    Reader’s Choice Book Club

    Group meets to discuss books on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM

    Our next meeting will be on August 3rd

    Currently reading:

    Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?  by Roz Chast

    August
    “Better than any book I know, this extraordinarily honest, searing and hilarious graphic memoir captures (and helps relieve) the unbelievable stress that results when the tables turn and grown children are left taking care of their parents. . . [A] remarkable, poignant memoir.” – San Francisco Chronicle

    Ongoing Programs

    Mah Jongg:  Wednesdays at 2:00 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.

    Amateur Guitar Group: Mondays at 3:30 pm
    This group plays well known, popular songs. Bring your own guitar and join in the fun.

    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!

    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!

    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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