Children’s & Youth
SUMMER READING KICK OFF!
Owls, Hawks & More!
Sat, June 24, 1 – 2:30 pm
Annie Mardiney from Wild Mountain Birds will be bringing her beautiful and fascinating birds to the Library! View these very special friends who have been rescued, rehabilitated and help to explain how to Build a Better World through taking better care of our wildlife, especially birds.
The Friend’s of the Library will also be there to officially donate $5,000 to the library!
Pick up your summer reading logs and special summer reading pencils, too!
Readers aged 0-8: use your reading log to keep track of what you read, stickers and a treasure chest of prizes are waiting for you!
Readers aged 9-12: come to the Fan of Music event on Tuesday, June 27th at 4:00 ( see below) to learn how to keep track of what you read and what the prizes are!
Readers ages 13-18: we will have a special Summer Reading sign up day on Saturday, July 1st, from 11-3 pm…for details, see below.
Tween Nights (9-13yr olds)
Come hang out with your friends and have fun! Bring your ideas, creativity and an open mind. Our schedule this month is:
June 27 – Summer Reading Kickoff: Fan of Music ages 9-12!
Bring a list of your favorite songs! We’ll listen to them on youtube and sing along! We’ll go over the Summer Reading Program rules and prizes for Tweens. There will be three prizes this year, the first being a $25.00 gift certificate at Barnes & Noble! Bring your favorite food for a potluck!
Youth Advisory Board
Wed, Jun 14th from 6-7pm
Suggested Ages 10-15yrs
Come to this monthly meeting to volunteer and advise the library on what teen programs, teen books, music and movies we should be investigating. You can receive volunteer hours by participating. Pizza will be provided!
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The Town of Esopus Library now offers patron access to the genealogy website, Ancestry.com. To access the site, you MUST be in the library. If you have your own laptop or device, you may use the library’s WiFi to access the site, or you may use one of the library’s public computers. Once you are in the library, please click HERE to get started.
Group meets to discuss books on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM
Our next meeting will be on July 6th
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? – Amazon.com
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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