Book Discussion
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Book Discussion

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Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric—a masterpiece of suspense which leaves us shaken and changed.

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award 1995 and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award

San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries—memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched. Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense—one that leaves us shaken and changed.

** The meeting will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the movie adaptation will follow the discussion. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

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Tech Support
Nov
20
10:30 AM10:30

Tech Support

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If you are having issues with email, Overdrive, your phone, or anything else technology-related, bring your device in and we might be able to help!

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

 We can NOT help with repairing or replacing hardware.

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Adult Gaming Club
Nov
23
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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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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NY Baby Carrier Monthly Meeting
Nov
17
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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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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Painting with Chris Parrow
Nov
3
10:30 AM10:30

Painting with Chris Parrow

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Mixing paint to create beautiful hues is easy. Using the primaries, we will design unique still life paintings of fall’s bounty and beauty.

Join artist Chris Parrow in one or both classes to learn 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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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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The Being Mortal Community Project -   CANCELLED
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Being Mortal Community Project - CANCELLED

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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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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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Chess Club
Oct
13
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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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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Bulb-Planting Program CANCELLED
Oct
11
3:00 PM15:00

Bulb-Planting Program CANCELLED

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This program has been cancelled. For anyone who would still like to learn about bulb-planting you may join the Friends of the Garden at the library next Thursday, October 18 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and you may go home with a bulb or two to plant.  This volunteer opportunity does not require registration or the $5 materials fee.

 

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EBCPL Civic Mural
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

EBCPL Civic Mural

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Civic Mural:  mobilize communities, articulate dreams, express frustrations, and consider strategies for change.

If you’ve visited the library recently you may have noticed that the rough-looking wall that stands between the library and the Bagel Bakery has been transforming into – something.  If you’d like to know more about what it’s become and why please spend some time with the artists – Angie & Tyler – and their mentor Tom - as they walk us through the process of creating Monticello’s first Civic Mural.

There will be an interactive component to this program; refreshments will be served.

We gratefully acknowledge the support provided by the Sullivan County Plans & Progress Small Grant Program.

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Seed Saving with the Dirt Diva
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

Seed Saving with the Dirt Diva

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The Dirt Diva, Adrianne Picciano, a professional gardener serving Western Sullivan County and the Upper Delaware River Valley, will offer a hands-on seed saving class for gardeners.  This class will cover identifying many different kinds of seeds for harvest, how to extract a variety of seeds from the plants they grew on and a dash of plant anatomy and reproduction.  Materials will be provided and class size is limited. 

Please call (845) 794-4660 ext. 2 to register.

 

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What Do You Know About Tarot Cards? - CANCELLED
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

What Do You Know About Tarot Cards? - CANCELLED

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This program has been cancelled.

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.

 

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Francine & Joel Music
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Francine & Joel Music

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'All the Way’ is an all inclusive program that highlights a musical feast of Rock, Broadway and The Great American Songbook. 

This is the best of Francine and Joel.  Their reputation precedes them; they bring joy to their audiences!

 

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Songs Without Words
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Songs Without Words

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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.

 

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Emotional Detox: Dealing with Negative People
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Emotional Detox: Dealing with Negative People

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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.

 

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