Leonard Bernstein
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Leonard Bernstein

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Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday is being celebrated this year! Kenneth Korn, a retired music  teacher and now lecturer, will discuss Bernstein’s wealth of talent.  His talent included so many disciplines, including conductor, educator, author and composer of music for Broadway, film and the concert stage.  This informative and enjoyable lecture emphasizes that Bernstein is one of the most significant musicians of the twentieth century.

 

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Tech Support
Jan
24
4:30 PM16:30

Tech Support

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If you are having issues with email, Overdrive, your phone, or anything else technology-related, bring in your portable devices and Jonathan will do his best to help!

Available hours are Tuesdays 10:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 We can NOT help with repairing or replacing hardware.

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Message in a Bottle
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Message in a Bottle

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Presented by the Friends of the Garden, Sullivan County

Instructor Susan Dollard, of the Friends of the Garden SC, will discuss different types of Tillandsias, better known as air plants, their origin, how to care for and display them. In this class each participant will create a small display with a Tillandsia and a smaller bottle that will contain a very special message.

Space for this program is limited and a $5 cash only materials/registration fee will be collected. Please call (845) 794-4660 ext. 2 to register.

 

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Adult Gaming Club
Jan
25
1:00 PM13:00

Adult Gaming Club

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Spend your Friday afternoons at the library with other adults (21+) playing a game with friends, or make new friends while playing card games such as Canasta, Rummy, Bridge, Scrabble or Mahjong.* If you’d like to play something else, bring a game from home to play with others.


The Friends of the Library have generously purchased card tables to use during this event. 


*Those interested in playing MahJong please bring your own sets of tiles.

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Book Discussion
Jan
28
1:30 PM13:30

Book Discussion

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A Woman in Jerusalem by A. B. Yehoshua

A woman in her forties is a victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market. Her body lies nameless in a hospital morgue. She had apparently worked as a cleaning woman at a bakery, but there is no record of her employment. When a Jerusalem daily accuses the bakery of "gross negligence and inhumanity toward an employee," the bakery’s owner, overwhelmed by guilt, entrusts the task of identifying and burying the victim to a human resources man. This man is at first reluctant to take on the job, but as the facts of the woman’s life take shape—she was an engineer from the former Soviet Union, a non-Jew on a religious pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and, judging by an early photograph, beautiful—he yields to feelings of regret, atonement, and even love.

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NY Baby Carrier Monthly Meeting
Jan
19
10:30 AM10:30

NY Baby Carrier Monthly Meeting

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Join us for a FREE Babywearing meeting! Bring your babies, your baby carriers and all your questions.

Try out new carriers from our learning library and receive hands on help from one of our Babywearing educators.

All caregivers, expectant parents and children of all ages are welcome to attend.

 

 

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The Being Mortal Community Project
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Being Mortal Community Project

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In this documentary, Dr. Atul Gawande tells the story of how he learned about death and dying in the context of being a healer. The film reveals stories from physicians, patients and families he encounters, including his own, and shares new light on how our system often focused on a cure, neglects the important conversations that need to happen so that a person’s true priorities can be known and honored.

Please join us for this free film presentation and community conversation with presented by Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties and Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library.

To reserve your seat please contact (845) 794-4660 x 2.

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Chess Club
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Chess Club

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Chess Club is for all levels of chess players. All are welcome to come and learn or play with others of your level. Bring your friends and play together or come solo and make new friends. Registration is not required.

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Lori Leshner - A Local Monticello Kid Makes Good
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Lori Leshner - A Local Monticello Kid Makes Good

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Lori Leshner, dancer/choreographer and daughter of Jack Leshner will present this program sharing her journey from Monticello to choreography and teaching dance to professional dancers around the world, including Lady GaGa. Participants can learn about a successfully created career that did not require a college education.  All it takes, it seems, is passion, motivation, and confidence that leads to a willingness to be a self-starter.

 

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Painting with Chris Parrow
Jan
5
10:30 AM10:30

Painting with Chris Parrow

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Join artist Chris Parrow in learning about color, composition, technique and the spontaneity of watercolor paint.

No previous experience is necessary, all levels are welcome for group and individual instruction, and everyone will go home with a masterpiece of their own. Space for this program is limited and a $5 cash only materials/registration fee will be collected.  Please call (845) 794-4660 x 2 to register.

 

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A Tribute to Irving Berlin
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

A Tribute to Irving Berlin

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Did you know that Irving Berlin is a part of our local history? We are probably more familiar with Irving Berlin’s songs than we are with the story of his life.  Deborah Anne Fisher and Paul Kean, accomplished and experienced singers/songwriters, present this joyful program in celebration of Irving Berlin as the 100th year anniversary of his song ‘God Bless America’ is commemorated.  Learn about Berlin’s life and join in as Fisher and Kean perform many of Berlin’s songs.

 

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Kissing Ball Craft
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Kissing Ball Craft

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Are you looking to create a unique decoration for the holiday season?

Join the Friends of the Garden for this hands-on craft/activity.

Space for this program is limited and a $5 cash only materials/registration fee will be collected. Please call (845) 794-4660 ext. 2 to register.

*Program Waitlisted

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The Beatles - 50 Years Later
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

The Beatles - 50 Years Later

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Attend this very popular lecture, presented by Barry Wiesenfeld, exploring why The Beatles were so much more than just another pop band .  Barry, teacher and author, is also an internationally respected musician who plays the double bass, piano, and is a vocalist.  He has lectured for libraries, schools and other groups.  Expect a very entertaining and educational evening.

 

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Life in the Past Lane
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Life in the Past Lane

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Jonathan Fox, presents this program sharing tales about his colorful and storied life. Jonathan, well known in our area, is an award-winning author, columnist and photographer. He will read excerpts from his upcoming autobiography, Life in the Past Lane and as always will be accompanied by Dharma, the Wonder Dog, who is always at his side.

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Classic Movie Night
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Classic Movie Night

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First up in the iconic classic movie series to be shown here in the library is one of Hollywood’s all-time favorite movies, Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Come hear Bogie utter that classic line, “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

Popcorn will be served. Come and join in this special cinematic experience.

 

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Medicare 101
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Medicare 101

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Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? Learn about how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. Review and compare Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans.  

James Furnham will help you discover what resources are available to help you sort out and compare the various programs available to you. This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you become more well-informed and explain what Medicare means for you!

 

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Balinese Dancing Gods
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Balinese Dancing Gods

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Enjoy a family friendly program of traditional Balinese and fusion dance featuring the artists of BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a NYC contemporary world dance company inspired by Balinese theatre. Highlighted in this program will be BALAM’s signature work, Ramayana: Abduction of Sita, a story ballet inspired by the Hindu epic. See fantasy characters with deeply curved bodies adorned in golden scrolled costumes and bejeweled headpieces leap, spin, and dart as they dance with flashing eyes and vibrating fingers to portray a mythic tale.

This project is made possible, in part:

  • with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance .

  • With funds from the Friends of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, Inc.

Photo credit: Neil Sapienza

 

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Managing Your Data Privacy
Nov
3
1:30 PM13:30

Managing Your Data Privacy

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Are you concerned about protecting your information while using the internet? Come to this informational course on data privacy to learn where and how your information is gathered in multiple areas and ways that you can combat the threat of privacy breaches.

 

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Breastfeeding Basics for Expectant Parents
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Breastfeeding Basics for Expectant Parents

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DESCRIPTION

During this FREE class for expectant couples and grandparents-to-be we will cover:

  • How to know baby is getting enough

  • What to do if it hurts

  • Understand what the 'booby' traps are that can make breastfeeding harder than it really is

  • How to make pumping and back to work a success

  • Benefits to mother

  • How dad can help

Bring your questions!

Session is sponsored by MISN, Inc.

Seating is limited. Registration is required. Register Here.

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Adult Gaming Club
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Adult Gaming Club

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Spend your Friday afternoons at the library with other adults (21+) playing a game with friends, or make new friends while playing card games such as Canasta, Rummy, Bridge, Scrabble or Mahjong.* If you’d like to play something else, bring a game from home to play with others.


The Friends of the Library have generously purchased card tables to use during this event. 


*Those interested in playing MahJong please bring your own sets of tiles.

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Writer's Group Presents: Scary Stories
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Writer's Group Presents: Scary Stories

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Our Library’s Writer’s Group will present an evening of their most frightening Halloween stories; some to scare you, some to amuse you, some to make you think, and one or two you may want to hear more than once! There will also be an Open Mic time for audience members to share their own Scary Stories, as time allows. This program is NOT for children, parental discretion is strongly advised, ages 16 and older please.

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Friends Recognition Event
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Friends Recognition Event

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The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library Board of Trustees will honor Mary Mancuso as an outstanding friend to the library with a reception to be held during National Friends of the Library All are invited to join us in the Robert D. Norris Community Room for warm words & light refreshments as we honor Mary and all she has done for our library.

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In Her Shoes
Oct
17
1:30 PM13:30

In Her Shoes

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In Her Shoes is an interactive workshop simulating the victims’ perspective of contending not only with the impact of domestic violence but also the obstacles when seeking help. Participants, move, act, think, and experience the lives of women experiencing intimate partner violence.

Advance Registration is Required

Register online at safehomesorangecounty.org/inhershoes or contact Kodi Haney khaney@safehomesorangecounty.org (845) 807-0397.

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An Evening with Lee B. Karasik, Understanding Disability in a Judgement Free Zone
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Lee B. Karasik, Understanding Disability in a Judgement Free Zone

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Born with a mild form of Cerebral Palsy (CP) and raised in Sullivan County, NY, Lee Brian Karasik, a musician, photographer, EMT, disability educator, self-proclaimed foodie and all around nice guy is on a mission to clear up the misconceptions that are floating around out there regarding what it’s like to live every day with a varying ability.

Join us for an educational discussion, followed by an open Q & A forum.  Community members of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.

 

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