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By clicking on the button above, you can gain access to the Consumer Reports website, free of charge. You will directed to an EBSCOhost page, and click on the ConsumerReports.org link which will send you to the Consumer Reports website. 

 

These unique resources are provided with state and local funds, and give you access to reliable online information that is not available on the world wide web.

More unique resources specifically funded by the Ulster County Legislature can be found here.

 

This is a quick link to commonly asked questions and internet searches.

Search for books, magazines and other resources available in the academic, special,  and school library community in southeastern New York – all from one search screen.  Please contact the Service Desk for assistance in ordering items.

Special Collections

Large Print Collection: The Library houses a collection of over 800 popular titles in large print.

American Sign Language Collection: This new collection consists mostly of DVDs meant specifically for members of the Deaf community or parents of deaf children.

John Burroughs Collection:The John Burroughs Hudson River Collection is a multi-media collection of materials relating to the life and works of the West Park naturalist, John Burroughs with an additional focus on ecological, historical, cultural and environmental issues surrounding his Hudson River and local environs mainly in the Town of Esopus.

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    Do you have difficulty remembering when your library materials are due? Does your family have many library cards and take out lots of wonderful items all at once? 

    Perhaps Library Elf can help you! This program will send you email notices before you have items due and remind you of overdue fines. When you sign up, you will have access to the Premium Subscription for a limited amount of time, then it will revert to the Basic Subscription. If you prefer the Premium version, there is a fee for that version.  Click HERE or click on the logo above. 

    ancestry2The 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. 

     

    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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