Tech Support
Sep
19
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 11:45 a.m - 2:15 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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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

One-Room Schoolhouse Project

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Can you imagine attending a one-room school house way back when? There are those who still remember. Gordon MacAdam, Co-Chair and Paul Lounsbury, Committee Member, will explain how this project began, how research was conducted, and how it is reaching its conclusion.  All 21 schools that once existed in the Town of Thompson will have a historic plaque placed at their locations. It is believed to be the largest historic plaque project ever done in the town and perhaps even in the county.  Historically interesting and a remembrance of such a different time, this presentation will enlighten!

 

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Adult Gaming Club
Sep
20
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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NY Baby Carrier Monthly Meeting
Sep
21
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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A Yiddish Circle
Sep
24
10:30 AM10:30

A Yiddish Circle

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Do you know a few Yiddish words or more? 

Enjoy discussions on language and culture with Leora and friends. Hear from Sages, writers and humorists about topics such as: Customs, History & Folklore, Traditions, Ethics, Language Arts, Poetry, Folk Sayings, And More!

 

 

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Tech Support
Sep
24
11:45 AM11:45

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 11:45 a.m - 2:15 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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Monthly Mindfulness
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Mindfulness

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This is an on-going experiential, fun class presented by Pamela Zaitchick, RN where you will learn to use various forms of meditation to attain the benefits of being mindful. The act of Mindfulness - being present in the moment and doing so in a group setting can be very comforting and rewarding.   

Whether you’ve had mindfulness practice before or are just a beginner, over time, we will explore and answer the many questions that come up during classes so you can build a practice that is just right for you.

  Attendees may stay an extra half hour afterwards to chat or ask personal questions. You will not be required to attend every month, but promptness is a must and space for this program will be limited. 

 

 

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Jupiter: The Giant Planet
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Jupiter: The Giant Planet

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John Kocijanski, of the Amateur Astronomy Club, presents a viewing of this exciting look at Jupiter as originally aired on the History Channel.  Jupiter poses many questions about our solar system as a powerful planet of gas with a mini solar system of its own having over sixty-moons that rotate around it. Join us for this film followed by a chance to view Jupiter through a telescope!

 

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Tenants' Rights Workshop
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Tenants' Rights Workshop

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State Senator Jen Metzger, in partnership with The Law Offices of Steven Gottlieb, will sponsor a FREE workshop on tenants' rights & responsibilities.

Training topics will include:

  • Rights of Manufactured Homeowners

  • Leases & Agreements

  • Rent Increases & Notices to Vacate

Workshop will be followed by individual advice sessions from 6:30 to 7:30 pm --by appointment only!

Call 845-338-2139 to make an appointment.

RSVP or get more information 845-292-0215

metzger@nysenate.gov

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Paul Lounsbury
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Paul Lounsbury

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Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Sullivan County native, Paul Lounsbury, will perform original and traditional folk music on his guitar, fiddle, and hammered dulcimer. Lounsbury, has received acclaim for “A Catskill Mountain Trilogy,” which tells the rise and fall of the Ontario Western Railway and the Catskill resort industry that depended on it from the perspective of his ancestors who farmed the hilltop in Hurleyville for generations. The song, originally sold as a DVD, has also received thousands of views on YouTube. Join us for what is sure to be a wonderful night of music!

 

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Chess Club
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

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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Israel: Travels in the Holy Land
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Israel: Travels in the Holy Land

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Barry Kass, Professor emeritus of Anthropology, is an explorer and photographer who travels the world studying cultures and communities. He takes the audience on a journey across Israel, birthplace of three of the world’s great religions. Kass’ amazing photographs illustrate sacred religious shrines such as the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Visit ancient Jericho, the site of the Masada, ancient Christian churches and Jewish synagogues. Enjoy scenes from the ancient Roman cities of Caesarea, Bet She’an and the ancient city of Petra (of Indiana Jones movies fame) in Jordan.

 

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Book Discussion
Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

Book Discussion

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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

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Kris Waldherr
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Kris Waldherr

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Kris Waldherr, is an award-winning author, illustrator, and a member of the Historical Novel Society.  Her novel, The Lost History of Dreams, set in Victorian England has glowing reviews and is described as Gothic, romantic, and historical.  One reviewer called it “a tale of love, art, death, obsession and Gothic mystery.” This program is sure to delight fans of classic Gothic fiction. There will be an interview format with Q & A opportunities.

 

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Circus on a String
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Circus on a String

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Who really has ever seen a true marionette show? Internationally acclaimed Robert Rogers Puppet Company offers a production that is all action and music. It is a display of acrobats, trained animals, clowns and other colorful characters. All are large as life marionette-puppets that hang from strings. This production is enjoyed by adults and children and, often, the adults are more amazed than the children. Rogers has performed internationally and nationally, with the beautiful puppet characters that he creates and designs bringing smiles to audiences of all ages.

 

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Dyslexia for a Day
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Dyslexia for a Day

Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library presents Westchester Independent Living Center's Parent Training and Information Center "Dyslexia for a Day."

This workshop aims to give parents and educators a better understanding of the challenges faced by students with dyslexia.  Participants will experience a series of simulation tasks designed by the Dyslexia Training Institute.

The workshop will be presented by Fiona Rattray, Parent Training & Information Specialist.

The workshop is free but attendees must pre-register by clicking HERE or contacting Fiona Rattray at frattray@putnamils.org or 845-228-7457, x1126.

By providing information through this registration link, it allows for us to continue providing free informational programs to the community. Please do so from a computer, as link does not work from a tablet or smartphone. This workshop is sponsored by Westchester Independent Living Center’s (WILC) Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC). WILC is a Core Community Partner funded by a contract with Starbridge Services, Inc. (formerly the Advocacy Center) in Rochester, NY through its PTIC grant from the United States Department of Education (H328M110020).

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Forever Ray
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Forever Ray

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Join us for the 2019 Minnie Feldman Memorial Program with a musical tribute to the music of the iconic Ray Charles. Members of Forever Ray have performed or recorded with Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Prince and Stevie Wonder, among others.  These musicians perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles — a wonderful blend of musical styles ranging from Jazz and Blues to Country and R&B.

 The library is proud to present this group of talented musicians that perform to sold-out audiences throughout the New York Metropolitan area! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library.

 

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The Beatles - 50 Years Later
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

The Beatles - 50 Years Later

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Back by popular demand! 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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Historians Look to the Future 21st Century Challenges for  Engaged Citizens
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Historians Look to the Future 21st Century Challenges for Engaged Citizens

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Civic engagement is more important today then ever. Explore “conversations” with preeminent historians and discover insights and lessons offered through their research and books. Enjoy an opportunity to “look back” as contemporary scholars use their historical expertise to create a guide for understanding and addressing America’s 21st century political, economic, and social challenges.

 Join retired educator from the New York Institute of  Technology and Middletown High School, Tony Nappo, for this informative lecture based on the book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval N. Harari. Reserve a copy of this enlightening read at the library.

 

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Tchotchkes of the Catskills
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Tchotchkes of the Catskills

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This program presented by Allen Frishman will be back again this year with lots of new photos and stories! Take a look back at many different items from the giveaways to memorabilia and memories from days gone by at hotels and bungalows in the hey day of the Catskills Borscht Belt.

 

 

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A Tribute to Mike Levine
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

A Tribute to Mike Levine

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We all remember Mike Levine’s columns in The Times Herald Record. Steve Israel will present a tribute to Levine in this great program. Levine’s columns have been published in a book, Words to Repair the World: Stories of Life, Humor and Everyday Miracles. Hear stories from those who can talk about Mike Levine and the book.

 

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Felting Workshop
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Felting Workshop

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Join Christine Adams for an age-old textile art that uses wool fibers and a specialized tool to create a variety of objects both functional and fun. Felting is easy to learn, 100% natural and considered therapeutic by many. Christine has been actively felting and instructing felting workshops for over 8 years and has won several awards for contest entries. 

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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Sullivan County Poet Laureate Inaugural Event & Unveiling the Village of Monticello Dove
Jun
15
2:30 PM14:30

Sullivan County Poet Laureate Inaugural Event & Unveiling the Village of Monticello Dove

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Mark Blackford, the first-ever Sullivan County Poet Laureate, will be recognized formally at a public ceremony sponsored by the Sullivan Public Library Alliance.

All are welcome for poetry and refreshments and to provide encouragement as Mark Blackford begins a year of public engagements.

The Village of Monticello dove, one of fifty along the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association Dove Trail, will be unveiled following recognition of the County Poet Laureate.

Please stay to see this work of art created by local artist Kim Flynn in tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.

The Poet Laureate position is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. Additional financial support is provided by the Friends of the Mamakating Library, the Friends of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, the Catskill Art Society, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and by Lynn Skolnick.

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Find Your Psychic Self
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Find Your Psychic Self

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Join Ron Cain for a fun workshop exploring the mysterious world of psychics and New Age practices! Discover how meditation, hypnosis and dream interpretation can help develop intuitive abilities. Learn about palmistry, card reading, astrology, numerology and pendulum dowsing.

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Memories with Cecil and Buddy Allen
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Memories with Cecil and Buddy Allen

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Cecil and Buddy Allen grew up in Alabama in a musical family with church being a large part of their upbringing.  The family moved to Monticello in the 1950’s in search of better lives, better jobs, and they brought their musical instruments with them.  Their family band, including brother Harrison, played all over the Catskills, including the Concord and Raleigh Hotels.  They have also played with many prominent musicians, including Peg Leg Bates and Mickey Barnett.  Hear their story with memories of this golden age.

 

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Growing Up in the 1960's and '70's
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Growing Up in the 1960's and '70's

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From JFK and LBJ to Nixon and from Kent State to Watergate  

Presented by local Steven Sharoff, who remembers Kent State because he was there. Steven Sharoff grew up in Monticello and was a child of the ‘60s.  He witnessed the Kent State shootings of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard at a mass protest against the U.S. bombing of Cambodia in May 1970. A college professor in American History, Steve will discuss his personal experiences in those turbulent times.

 

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Open Your Heart & Home to a Youth - Host Family Programs Panel
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Open Your Heart & Home to a Youth - Host Family Programs Panel

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Come learn about three different programs that provide opportunities to make a difference in the life of a child.

Dispute Resolution Center - Foster Care

Foster Homefinding Services of Sullivan County is need of Foster Care homes. Training is provided.

The Fresh Air Fund

Share your home and community with a 7 to 12 year old child from New York City for one week during the summer.

USA Immersion

Consider serving as a host family for an international summer program. Youth, generally from Spain or France, take part in Camp Immersion, for ages 12 to 15, and Total Immersion, for ages 14 to 17. Families host youth for 3 to 4 weeks.

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