Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties and Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library present Consider the Conversation a documentary on a taboo subject. Please join us for this free film presentation and community conversation with Dr. Danielle Belser and Hospice Team Members. A tough subject about choices concerning how you want to live life.
To reserve your seat please contact (845) 794-4660 x 2.
Marcy Currier has been featured on radio stations as well as at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck. She has been reading Tarot Cards for 20 years. She says Tarot, with its brilliance and clarity, is uncanny. Learn some of the history of Tarot, a little beginners’ lesson in Tarot Reading, and watch and listen to Marcy do a few mini-readings (short simple questions and answers) for members of the audience.
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.
After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.
Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.
Babywearing International of Rockland-Westchester
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.
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.
Rarely does the library have a second opportunity to feature world class classical musicians. We present once again, Andrew Trombley on double bass and his wife, Akiko Hosoi on violin. Both studied at Juilliard and Andrew, among other prestigious positions, was the Principal Bass of the Mostly Mozart Musical Festival. Akiko has worked with the most prominent pianists worldwide. They will be joined by acclaimed Anton Rist, Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Together, they will perform works by Rossini, Mozart and Mendelssohn. This musical program promises to enthrall all who attend.
Do some people push your buttons, drain your energy and take you off track?
Diane Lang acclaimed therapist, educator and author returns to the library with useful techniques to detoxify and handle negativity. Diane has worked tirelessly to help people develop a positive attitude. In this program you will learn how to deal with difficult people, the consequences of too much negativity and how to emotionally detox.
It’s summertime and that means fresh fruits and vegetables galore!
Want to make the most of your trip to the farmer’s market or your backyard garden?
Want to stay healthy while also helping to keep our environment healthy?
Bill Cutler, Sullivan County Recycling Coordinator, will talk about reducing food waste, recycling, and composting! Learn how we can get the most out of our food while helping the environment. The best part? All of these tips will help you SAVE MONEY AND STAY HEALTHY!
Chuck James, renowned entertainer, has worked with Ethel Merman, Steve Allen and other notable stars. He performed at Kennedy’s birthday party at Madison Square Garden, at the White house, on Broadway and many other world-wide venues. Closer to home, he performed at the Tamarack and Raleigh Hotels. Do not miss the opportunity to see Chuck’s ‘Memories’. After all, he was there.
John Kocijanski, from the Catskills Astronomy Club, presents “Secrets of the Sun.” This DVD program is from Season One of the History Channel series, The Universe. John will also have a special telescope on hand for viewing the sun. Be fascinated again by the wonders of Astronomy!
Myron Gittell will give a presentation and discussion about the 1969 Woodstock Festival and its impact on the village. Monticello was the gateway and the village nearest to the concert site. Come and share your memories of that wild week and learn about the concert that changed a generation.
Especially welcome are those who were directly affected by the festival, those who helped at the Rutherford School hospital, business owners and any residents who endured the craziness. Bring along artifacts from the time and come and share your memories of that wild week and learn about the concert that changed a generation.
Join us for this fun evening!
Therapist, Educator and Author Diane Lang has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around by helping them develop a sustainable positive attitude. A therapist and educator/coach of Positive Psychology, she has been empowering parents nationwide and has seen that this approach can provide a strong foundation for finding great happiness. Diane has been featured, among other places, in Family Circle, Family Magazine and on CBS TV. Join us for this great learning opportunity!
Ever knowledgeable about all things Sullivan County, historian John Conway will lead this unique walking tour of Liberty Street with a brief PowerPoint presentation at the library preceding the tour. Liberty Street has played a major role in the early life of Sullivan County. Currently some of the most interesting buildings in the village remain standing on Liberty Street, including, but not limited to, the historic building built in 1867 that is currently the First Baptist Church of Monticello. This location first served as a Catholic Church and later became the Liberty Street synagogue. Come and enjoy this unique experience and learn about this historic location as well as others!
Learn to play like a pro in 4 classes! Each 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 to 16 Participants.
Call to Register: (845)794-4660 x2 or Stop In.
**Some Mah Jongg League Cards will be available for those without them for $8.00.
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.
Do you like little objects?
Find out about miniatures, an art form crafted by renowned artisans. Darren Scala’s PowerPoint presentation will include the history of miniatures from early to contemporary.
Darren will bring some of his miniature furniture for all to admire.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about this unusual art form.
STAMP CLASSES with Billie Jean
Make 4 projects using the latest techniques in rubber stamping.
Limited to 20 Registered Participants.
$5.00 (cash) Materials Fee Due at Registration*
*Call-in registrants must come in & pay fee same day.
Call 845-794-4660 ext. 2 to register.
EBCPL Patrons receive 1st priority in registering.
Chief Justice Judith S. Kaye, a Sullivan County Local was one of 3 Women Inducted into the Historic Women of Distinction Exhibit in March, 2018. He brother, Alan Smith, will welcome reception attendees with words about his sister.
The Women of Distinction exhibit features historic New York women, from suffragists to geneticists, labor organizers to entertainers, whose contributions are still felt today and who stand as an inspiration to the next generation of inventors, explorers, and achievers.
Some of the women in the full display include Susan B. Anthony, Lucille Ball, “Grandma Moses” Robertson, Harriet Tubman, Emma Willard, among others, all with strong links to New York State.
A portion of this exhibit will be on display from, July 10 - August 10.
The Women of Distinction program was created by the Senate in 1998 to recognize the historic contributions of New Yorkers in celebration of National Women’s History Month, observed each March.
An overview of his goodwill missions around the globe with ADL, including Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zaire, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco, Soviet Union, Germany, Turkey and Israel. Made for interesting stories in lands faraway for a kid from Monticello.
Steve Israel presents this timely and intriguing program. Steve, retired from the Times Herald Record, is an award-winning writer and editor. Steve has covered landmark events, including President Obama’s first inauguration, Pope Francis’ visit to New York City and Donald Trump’s failed attempt to block a casino in Sullivan County.