Tech Support
Jul
23
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
Jul
23
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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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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Adult Gaming Club
Jul
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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Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

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This class is currently at full capacity.

Learn to play like a pro in 4 classes! Each class builds upon the last so it is highly recommended that you attend all 4. If you have your own Mah Jongg Set (American not Chinese) as well as your own National Mah Jongg League Card** please bring it to participate.  

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Call (845)794-4660 x 2 or stop in to register.

**Some Mah Jongg League Cards will be available for those without them for $10.00.

 

 

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A Yiddish Circle
Jul
30
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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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! 

 

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Chess Club
Aug
10
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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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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NY Baby Carrier Monthly Meeting
Jul
20
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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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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Book Discussion
Jul
15
1:30 PM13:30

Book Discussion

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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.

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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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In the Footsteps of the Goddess
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

In the Footsteps of the Goddess

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A Journey through Patriarchy to a New Human Consciousness

What do you know about Shamanism? It is an ancient healing tradition and way of life, connecting with nature and all of creation. Hana Marritz, a Shaman practitioner, will give a slide presentation that looks at art and artifacts of matrifocal societies to see how our ancestors interpreted their work, and what it reveals about us. Discover more about Shamanism in this program; many of us know so little.

 

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CANCELLED - Retirement Planning for Women
May
14
4:30 PM16:30

CANCELLED - Retirement Planning for Women

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Women need to be aware of special considerations and strategies to “be ready” for retirement when it comes.  Women have natural strengths and talents they can use toward building a plan, but need to prioritize getting themselves on track.  This seminar helps educate women on the importance of putting themselves first, offers simple steps to retirement planning, and describes the ways a financial professional can help. 

Please register for this workshop with Andrea Brown, Financial Advisor at andrea.brown@voyafa.com or call (845) 325-6123.

To be re-scheduled at a later date.

 

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Foreclosure Prevention Seminar
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Foreclosure Prevention Seminar

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Are you facing foreclosure?

Attend a foreclosure prevention seminar to learn more about the free services available. Presented by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services  to eligible homeowners.

For an intake, call Luz Ledesma at 845-569-9110, ext. 216.

*A Defendant (Homeowner) appearing at a first settlement conference on or after Dec. 20, 2016 has the right to serve and file an answer within 30 days of this conference. By timely answering the complaint, you preserve your defenses to the foreclosure and avoid a default judgment.

 

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Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in NYS: Fight Hate, Protect Democracy and Defend Justice
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in NYS: Fight Hate, Protect Democracy and Defend Justice

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Join Shannon Wong, Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Lower Hudson Valley Chapter to learn about our local and state advocacy efforts. An overview of NYCLU’s advocacy priorities will be provided and ways to get involved will be discussed. Topics will also include criminal justice reform, supporting immigrants, ending discrimination and increasing access to the ballot box.

 

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American Sniper
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

American Sniper

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Join us for this event presented by prolific author, Jim DeFelice, co-author of American Sniper, an autobiography of the most lethal sniper in American history.  This book was written by Navy Seal Chris Kyle with Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice. Born in New York City, Jim DeFelice lives in the Hudson Valley River region.  He has had 15 books on the New York Times Bestseller List.

 

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