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Games, Toys & Puzzles!
Sat, Jan 13, 1 – 2:30 pm
 
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    Games, Toys, and Puzzles for all ages. 
Come enjoy our play space during the cold weather!
 
 

 
Squishy Circuits
Sat, Jan 27, 1-2:30 pm
 
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  Back by popular demand!  Come learn about electricity and circuits using conductive and non-conductive play-doh.  Make electrified play-doh creations with glowing LED lights!
  All ages are welcome!
 

 

  Storytime for 0-3 yr olds

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 am

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   Interactive time with the parents and kids. We’ll read stories, play, sing songs, feed the fish (weather permitting), visit the garden (weather permitting), and have a musical parade around the library led by Mr. Alex and his green trombone.
 

 
 
Little Brainstormers 
for 3-5yr olds
Fridays 10:30-11:30 am
 
Little Brainstormers is our weekly story time followed by a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activity. Sing songs, read books on our theme, feed the fish, water the garden, play with science experiments, and parade around the library with Mr. Alex!
 
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Jan. 5   – Thank you cards
Jan. 12 – Fruit Loop Necklaces
Jan. 19 – Fake Snow
Jan. 26 – Basic Anatomy

 


 
STEAM Story Hour
for 5-8 yr olds
Fridays 4-5 pm
 
STEAM Story Hour will continue. We will read a book or two followed by a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activity.

We read, sing, play, and have fun! Come on out and join us.

 
Thank You Cards
 
Jan. 5 – Pop-Up Thank You cards
Jan. 12 – Popcorn Necklaces

Jan. 19 – DIY Snow

Jan. 26 – Health & Fitness

 


 
Afterschool  STEAM time  (9-12 yr olds)
Tuesdays 4-5 pm
Join us for great fun!  Afterschool STEAM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) time
 is a safe place to do some fun activities.
 
 
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3D Printing!
Jan. 2:  4pm – Use Tinkercad to start creating something for Mr. Alex to 3D print.
 
Jan. 9:  4pm – Use Tinkercad to finish creating something for Mr. Alex to 3D print.
 
Jan. 16:  4pm – Use Snap Circuits to create a DC motor operating on a switch.
 
Jan. 23:  4pm – Use Snap Circuits to create an Alarm.
 
Jan. 30:  4pm – Logic Puzzles!
 

 

 

Jan. 3 –  FIRST Lego League Team Meeting:  
We are building a competitive LEGO Robotics team whose goal is to compete in the Hudson Valley FIRST LEGO League in the Fall of 2018.  FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization which fosters creativity and engineering skills.  FIRST LEGO League is the LEGO robotics competition for kids in grades 4-8.  Elementary and middle school-aged students research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design.
 
 
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Jan. 10 – Battle of the Books Information Meeting
  Each year the Mid-Hudson Library System hosts a trivia competition about 8 books.  The kids read the 8 books, and then participate in a “battle”, which is really just a trivia contest about the books they’ve read.  The Town of Esopus Library is putting together a team to compete in the 2018 Middle School Battle of the Books.  To participate you must be going into grades 6-9 in the fall of 2018.  The Battle takes place in the fall of 2018.
 
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Jan. 17 –  FIRST LEGO League Team Meeting
 
 


Jan. 24 – Little Bits Inventions Part 1
Jan. 31 – Little Bits Inventions Part 2
 
  LittleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower you to invent anything, from your own remote controlled car, to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets, no soldering, no wiring, no programming needed.

 


 

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Kid-Friendly Sites!

KIDS-PORT-BUTTON Looking for something to do? This site is filled with fun games, homework help, Hudson Valley Family Fun, and making a difference in your community!

 

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Listen, read, and play online! This site has e-books for kids! Tumblebooks will read your book to you or you can read it on your own! Stories are followed by games or puzzles!

 

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Stuttering Foundation

The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. In Spanish, too!

 

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    Reader’s Choice Book Club

    Our next meeting will be on February 1st at 7:00 pm.

    Currently reading:

    Frog Music  by
    Emma Donoghue

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    “Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead.
    Her friend Blanche Beunon, a French burlesque dancer, will risk everything to bring Jenny’s murderer to justice–if he doesn’t track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Donoghue’s lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other.” -Goodreads

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    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. Bags can be put on hold at any time (for example, if you plan to be out of town that week).  TO SIGN UP:  Click this link: Field-Goods.com,  

    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 Club – Fridays from 1:00-3:00 pm  Join us for our 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! – 1st & 3rd Saturdays – 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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