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 SUMMER   READING   PROGRAM!
 
In June, we will be beginning our summer reading program! Keep track of all that you read this summer, attend fun and educational programs and win great prizes.
 
Children! Tweens! Teens and Adults! We will have summer reading programs for everyone! 
 
 

 
 
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. 

 
 

 
Special Events for 9-15yr olds!
 

 
 
 
Tween Nights (9-13yr olds)
Tuesdays 4-5pm
 
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!
 

 
Tween Program (10-15yr olds)
Wednesdays 6-7pm
Join us each week as we explore crafts, technology, the maker movement, games, and the world of Open Source Software.  Bring your ideas and see if we can help you make them real.

Our schedule this month is:
 
June 21Battle of the Books meeting:  The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley 
 
The War that Saved My Life
 
June 28Anime Club!  (We’ll have Robotech available to watch)
 
 
 
Anime
 
 
 

 
 
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!  
 

 
 
 
Regular Family Events!
Storytime (Age 0-3 yrs)
10:30 am on Tuesdays
(No Storytime on June 6th)
Interactive time with the parents and kids.  We’ll read stories, play, sing songs, and do parades led with a purple trombone.
 

 
Little Brainstormers (3-4 yrs)
10:30 am on Fridays
 

Interactive Story time with parents and kids designed for Pre-schoolers.  Read, sing, and do a craft or a science experiment, then feed the fish and have a parade with a purple trombone.
 

 
After school STEAM Time (5-8 yrs)
4:00 pm on Fridays
 

  Sing some songs, read a story or two, feed the fish (weather permitting), visit the garden (weather permitting) and do parades led with a purple trombone.  Also we usually do something STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) related.
  Some of our past STEAM activities have included making your own lava lamp, making a volcano, , chromatography using coffee filters, sound vibrations using a tuning fork, friction car experiments, planting seeds in our kids garden and watering and harvesting the vegetables from the garden.
 

 
 
YOUTH PROGRAMS
 
Ages 9-13
Every Tuesday at 4:00-5:00pm in the
Teen Room!
 
Ages 10-15
Every Wednesday at 6:00-7:00pm in the 
Teen Room!
 
Ages 12-18
Every Saturday at 11:00am-3pm in the
Teen Room!

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    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 July 6th

    Currently reading:

    Small Great Things  by Jodi Picoult

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    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

    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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