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Friends of the Esopus Library

 Esopus Friends seek book donations

 
Vintage Books

The Friends of the Town of Esopus Library are now collecting books for their first ever Vintage Book Sale  to be held on Saturday,  January 6th 10 – 4pm. 
 
There will be a preview sale, free and open to the public on Friday evening January 5th  5:30 – 8 pm. 
 
Please mark your donations “Vintage Sale” when leaving in the lobby at the Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Do not leave book donations outside the building. For more information and open hours visit the Library’s web page, www.esopuslibrary.org or call the Library 845-338- 5580.
 
Thank you for your support. 

  


 

Come Grow With Us!  

Join our lively group working to improve the Town of Esopus Library. Although we are known for the Book Cellar in the downstairs community space, we do many other projects and events. All of our proceeds go towards supplementing library programs, events and projects. Memberships start at $10 for individuals. Email us with any questions. 

Extra Book Sorting Needed!

We have many book sorters away for the winter months. If you are able to help sorting and stocking the book cellar, we would appreciate the extra hands! Meet downstairs Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm or Friday, 2pm-5pm.

Good finds at the Book Sale

Lots of Books


Our Elected Officers

Connie Spoth, Chair
OPEN, Co-Chair
Arlene Foy Reynolds, Treasurer
OPEN, Recording Secretary
Mary Beth Rogers, Membership
OPEN, Book Sale Manager
Marion Zimmer and Lin Fagan, Book Cellar  
Cheryl Benker, Vintage Book Sales
April Zeng, Community Networking Chair
Jennifer Russell, Grant Coordinator

 Board liaison rotates monthly

***OPEN positions:

  • Co-chair – work with the chair, keep the annual calendar.
  • Book Sale Manager – Public Relations and keep things on track!

For more information call Connie S. 338-0803 or Marion 338-2239


Constitution of the Friends of the Town of Esopus Library

 

Donate to the Friends

Does your company have an Employee Match Program? The Friends’ of the Esopus Library is eligible for these funds. Contact your Human Resources Department for the correct form to send to us so we can double your support of our library.

 

Donations for the Book Cellar

The Library accepts donations during normal business hours. If you have more than three bags/boxes please call ahead (845) 338-5580.  Please be aware, we do not accept items that are dirty, musty, moldy, heavily marked or wet/stained.  Also, we no longer accept video tapes.


Thank you for adhering to the following guidelines when donating your books and media. We are volunteers who sort through and manage all the donations. Following these simple guidelines will help us provide better book sales.

Books

YES, we do accept hardcover and paperback books in good, saleable condition.

NO, we DO NOT accept books in poor condition (e.g., water damaged, musty,

mildewed, missing pages, missing covers, falls apart when opened.

Textbooks

YES, we accept textbooks 10 years old or newer in good condition.

Condensed Books (eg. Reader’s Digest)

NO, we DO NOT accept condensed books.

Outdated Books

YES, we accept antiques and classics (rare books) in good, saleable condition.

NO, we DO NOT accept books with content that is time dependent and has

become outdated, unreliable, and/or useless (e.g., old tax guides, old travel guides,

old business books, encyclopedias).

Magazines

NO, we DO NOT accept magazines.

CD’s, Videos, DVDs and Audio Books

YES, we accept these in covers or boxes.

NO, we DO NOT accept these without covers or boxes.

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    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

    Our next meeting will be on January 4th at 7:00 pm. THERE IS NO DECEMBER MEETING!

    Currently reading:

    The Goldfinch  by Donna Tartt

    https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/9780316055437.jpg?w=439 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

     

    Ongoing Programs

    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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