April 2017 Newsletter
From the director...   
Patches of green and brown are beginning to appear around the mounds of snow, and crocuses are pushing through to the sun....Spring is here!  Celebrate with us in April as we bring you a month of programming and activities to re-energize and motivate you to learn new things and inspire you to get outside.  Our new art exhibit features the gorgeous landscape photography exhibit entitled  "Discovering the Long Path - New York's Greatest Trail," featuring images by award-winning photographer Steve Aaron.  See things a new way with our "Aging & the Eyes" program - the first of many new health care programs coming to the library.  Come out and support your neighbors running for two open Library Board of Trustee positions and our annual operating budget vote on April 18th and bring renewed energy to our wonderful library.  Get outside and Dig in the Dirt as Liz refreshes our community garden or come inside to the Repair Café and bring something that needs fixing on Earth Day, April 22.  Support our young poets at the annual Timothy Mumford Memorial Poetry Contest on the 30th.  Restore, Renew, Rejoice - it's spring at the Library!
Mary Lou Carolan 
mlcarolan@rcls.org
845-534-8282, ext. 201

VOTE DAY EVENTS
Tuesday 
April 18

9:00am-9:00pm 
Vote on 2017-18 Library Operating 
Budget and Trustee Election 
(in the library community room)

10:00am 
Drop-in Storytime 
(children's area)

6:30pm 
Birds of Prey 
(children's area)


KIDS, TEENS & FAMILIES
 

PJ Storytime

Mondays
@6:30pm

Mar 27
Apr 10, 24
May 8, 22


Wear your PJs and bring your favorite cuddly. For 3, 4 & 5 year olds with a caregiver, but all are welcome. 

Register the week before the program via our online calendar or call the library at 845-534-8282.

Creative Writing for Teens
for grades 8-12 
Tuesdays: Mar 28, Apr 25      
Thursdays: Apr 13 
@6:00pm  

CHESS TIME
Open to all ages
For any skill range from beginner to accomplished players. An instructor is available. Just drop-in!

Tuesdays:
April 4, 25
May 9, 23
all @ 4:30pm

Open Mic Night  
Poetry Slam 

Thursday
 
April 6 
6:30p m

Join us for a poetry open mic night for all ages. Share your original poetry in 3 minute segments.

Local author Joey Olsen will MC!
 

This is a drop-in event! 

Bilingual Storytime
 
Saturdays
@9:30 am
Apr 8
May 20

Family event for 18 months and up. Songs, stories, fun and learn Spanish!  This is a drop-in event. 


Family Build-It 
A drop-in event!

Saturdays:
Apr 15, May 13
@10:00am 
 
Bring the kids and come create a LEGOS masterpiece! All materials supplied - just bring your creativity!   

Art Afternoon
Featuring the Work of Henri Matisse 

Thursday
April 20 
4:15-5:15pm

For grades K-12, dress for a mess

Limited Space, please register using the online calendar starting March 16th.

T.U.T. Meeting
(Teen Underclassman Team)
Fridays
 Apr 21
May 5
5:30-7:45pm
For active members only. For more information call the library at 845-534-8282 and speak to Lisa SinClair. 
Dig in the Dirt Day
Rain or Shine

Saturday
April 22
 10:00-11:30pm
(1st session) 
 1:00-2:30pm
(2nd session) 


Join us for two opportunities to dig in the dirt, plant seeds and enjoy a story break. Bring a shovel or digging tool and a container that can be used as a home for a seed. Celebrate Earth Day!


  Spring Preschool Storytimes
Online Registration Required
Registration for CCSD Residents: April 24
Registration for Non-Residents: April 26 

Register via our online calendar
or by calling 845-534-8282. 

FOR ADULTS

Great Decisions Discussion Group

Wednesday
March 29
"Conflict in the
South China Sea"
7:00-8:30pm

Wednesday

April 26
"Saudi Arabia
in Transition"

7:00-8:30pm

Great Decisions is a program of the Foreign Policy Association, under the auspices of the United Nations. The group usually meets once a month January-June and October-November to discuss topics in the briefing book and watch an informational video. For more information call the library at 845-534-8282 or email Rosaleen: rleahy@rcls.org.

Please register via the online calendar --briefing books can be purchased at the library for a cost of $22
Stampin' Up
 Card Making Workshop
  
Tuesday
April 4
6:30 PM

         
Participants create two original greeting cards to take home. All materials supplied. Registration required - limited to 15 participants. Please register using our online calendar or by calling 534-8282. 
Cornwall Public Library Can Help Lead You to a:

One-on-One Job Coaching
45 minutes sessions
with a Career Counseling Professional
(a $175 value -- FREE to You)

Friday, April 7, 2:00-5:00pm
Thursday, May 4, 5:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, May 23, 5:00-8:00pm

(only 3 slots available for each date)
please register online or call 845-534-8282


Monday
April 10
2:00-3:30pm
Have tech questions? Our savvy teen volunteers will be available to answer your questions about your laptop, tablet, smart phone, notebook, iPad or iPod.

A drop-in event - please bring your device!
  Aging and the Eyes
  "The Eyes Have It" 
presented by
Dr. Dawn Tomasini


Wednesday
 
April 12 
9:30 AM 

Dr. Tomasini will discuss cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other topics on aging eyes. Please register using the online calendar starting March 27.
 

Celebrate Earth Day with a
Repair Cafe
@ the Library

Saturday
April 22
10:00a m-2:00pm
 
The library is hosting a Repair Cafe. Volunteer repair experts will be available to help make repairs free of charge. Tools and materials will also be on hand.  Bring along your broken items from home, such as toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, bikes, toys, crockery... etc.

Volunteer repair coaches are needed! We're looking for hobbyists, tinkerers, craftspeople, tailors, carpenters, and fix-it enthusiasts to volunteer their time and know-how. Please contact Library Director, Mary Lou Carolan at 845-534-8282 or email: mlcarolan@rcls.org.  
Lincoln Center Local Live
From Bocelli to Barton: Richard Tucker Opera Gala


Lorraine Weinberg
6th Annual Memorial
Opera Afternoon  
 
Sunday
  April 23 
1:00p m

Lincoln Center partners with Cornwall Public Library to bring film screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This is a drop-in event! Refreshments will be served. 
 
Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation.Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation. MetLife is the national sponsor of Lincoln Center.

Awards Ceremony
Sunday
April 30
2:00pm
in the library community room 
 
Come celebrate the participants and winners of the Timothy Mumford Memorial Poetry Competition. Awards will be given in 5 age categories and Best Overall Poem. 

CALENDAR

Visit the library's
complete calendar

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS  

The library will close at 
1 :00pm on Friday, April 14

The library will be
closed for Easter on

Sunday, April 16 


MEETINGS 

Library Budget  
Public Meeting 

Tuesday
April 11 
6:30pm
 
To discuss the 2017-18 Library Operating Budget Vote and Trustee Election on April 18. Call 845-534-8282 for more info.



Library Board of Trustees Meeting 

Tuesday
April 11 
7:00pm
 
All meetings are open to the public. Call 845-534-8282 for more information.


GREAT KIDS READS
(register when you
pick up the book!)

ChatterBooks

for Grades K-2
Lost in the Woods
by Carl R. Sams
& Jean Stoick
Thursday 
April 6 
@4:15pm    

Book/Snack
Book Group
 
with Martha LaVallee
for Grades 3 & 4
The Poet's Dog 
by Patricia MacLachlan
Tuesday
April 25
@4:30pm

  Readzza, Readzza 
with Martha LaVallee
for Grades 5-8
Booked
by Kwame Alexander
Tuesday  
April 25
7:00pm
 

GREAT READS 
1st Wednesday
Book Group
Reading the best
in non-fiction!
 
Kate: The Woman Who was Katharine Hepburn 
by William Mann 
Wednesday 
April 5
7:00pm

Out & About Book Club 
Not your mother's book club!
for ages 21-39 
Walden on Wheels
by Ken Ilgunas 
Wednesday
April 19 
7:00 pm
Meeting at: 
30 Quaker Ave. Cornwall


Mystery Book Discussion Group  
Thunderstruck  
by Erik Larson
Wednesday 
April 19 
7:00pm 


Book Chat & Chocolate 
The Expatriates
by Janice Y.K. Lee 
Thursday
April 27
7:00 PM


GREAT FILMS  

Sundance Sunday 
How to Change  
the World 
Sunday  
April 2 
1:00pm 



Tea & a Classic
Where the Boys Are
Wednesday
April 12
Patrons are welcome to bring a small item for the door prize.
Light fare served (Bring Your Own) @ 12:00
Library will provide
tea and coffee
Movie starts @ 12:30


 
 

SERVICES AND MORE !


Creative Writers Group
 
Meets most Mondays at 12:00 Noon in the Library Community Room.
 
Join an informal discussion with people who enjoy writing and sharing their thoughts and ideas.  All are welcome!


Language Learning
with Rosetta Stone
 
You can now enhance your language learning goals with free access to Rosetta Stone® Library Solution. Call the library for more information!

After School Edge
@ the Library
We now offer two early learning centers designed for school children ages 6-12. These computers are ideal for enrichment, homework help and skill reinforcement. Ask one of our Youth Services librarian for help!


Notary Public Service 

The library is now offering a notary public service.  We currently have 3 notaries on staff who are generally available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but please call 845-534-8282 to check for availability.


Museum Passes  
Cornwall Public Library cardholders can borrow our museum passes for free admission to these sites:
Storm King Art Center 
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 
The Frick Collection 
Boscobel House & Gardens 
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum 
Please call 845-534-8282 for more details & info.


WE GO WHERE YOU GO
RCLS App
Did you know you can install an App on your smartphone or tablet to search the library's catalog, place a hold for an item, and more? Search for "RCLS" in your App Store.

Your library is just 
one click away!
Powered by Boopsie for Libraries    
Please call us at 534-8282 for more information

MOBILE PRINT IS
AT  YOUR LIBRARY
Wherever you are, the library is now a destination for printing! For more information or instructions on how to use the service please visit: www.cornwallpubliclibrary.org or call 534-8282.