June 2017 Newsletter
From the director...
Senator William J. Larkin, Jr. presented our library with a $200,000 check/commitment this morning, for a State and Municipal Facilities grant to cover the costs of repairing and replacing our library roof. We are so honored to receive this generous gift because ultimately, what it means, is that we don't have to spend funds from our annual operating budget to pay for a costly building project. These funds can remain in place to cover our programs, collections and services - in place to serve you!
Building maintenance and repair is not generally thought of when one thinks about a library. Yet, as the library director, most of my time is spent thinking about, strategizing, finding funding for, or worrying about our building! If our building and grounds aren't safe, accessible, protected or well maintained, then we cannot serve our community as well as we should. The challenge is funding, and we are embarking on efforts to secure several New York State Construction Grants to cover the costs of projects we have planned, in addition to the roof. These projects on the horizon for the next few years include repaving and expanding the parking lot, carving a nice-sized quiet space/small meeting room out of the current staff workroom, reorganizing the staff workspace and service desk area for better efficiency, working on a dedicated teen space, upgrading our lighting throughout the building for better efficiency and visibility, placing a site sign on the front lawn facing Hudson Street, and installing a generator. Whew! It will be a busy couple of years but the new improvements should better meet the needs our community has expressed a desire for, and create a library we all can be proud of.

Mary Lou Carolan 
845-534-8282, ext. 201


Zen Doodle Workshop 

June 1st  
For ages 12-adult

Create your own
color patterns

Limited space - Please
gister via the

Minecraft Mania & More! 
June 11

Join us for Minecraft, LEGO WeDo and more...
For Grade 2 and up 
Limited space - Please re gister via the online calendar 

Leather-Making Workshop Registration 
For ages K-adult

  Registration opens:
June 14-28

Thur, July 6, 5:30pm 
Registration begins in June for this special Summer Reading Program workshop hosted by Eric Noll and Elizabeth Moore of Cornwall's Elizabeth Collection. For more information about the Elizabeth Collection, visit: http://www.elizabethcollectionny.com/

Please register - there is limited space!

How to Tell Time with the Sun
Sundial Program
with David Kashinksi, PhD. 
June 22 

Learn how the library's new human sundial works!
This is a drop-in event (weather permitting)

S ummer Reading Program
Kick-off and Registration
A family drop-in event with   
June 26th 
6:00 PM  
Learn about Nature's Architects with Animal Embassy. Founded in 2002, Animal Embassy is dedicated to exotic animal rescue/adoption and environmental education. Its programming helps to foster appreciation and respect for the natural world and the incredible diversity of life on Earth.

Generously supported by the Friends of the Cornwall Library.
YA Summer Reading
Kick-off and Registration 

Build a Better Sundae
Grades 6-12

June 28th
3:00 PM

Bring friends, build a sundae, play games and
sign up for summer reading!

Generously supported by the Friends of the Cornwall Library.


Simple Gifts:
The Chamber Music Society
at Shaker Village 

June 5
6:30 PM

Lincoln Center partners with Cornwall Public Library to bring film screening of world-class performances to your neighborhood.

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.

The Maestro Myth
presented by    
Russell Ger
Conductor and Music Director
Greater Newburgh
Symphony Orchestra

June 6 

Have you ever wondered why a conductor is needed? Most people have seen a conductor waving wildly at the orchestra while they do all the hard work of making the sound. Can't musicians just count? This multi-media presentation with Russell Ger - the new Music Director of the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra - delves into the fascinating world of conducting and its surprising array of skills and techniques.
Stampin' Up
 Card Making Workshop
June 6
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. 

Cooking with Cookbooks 
June 7
Picnic lunch to be held at Benmarl Winery in Marlboro, NY. Please bring a picnic dish to share. Adult only. Space limited - please register using the library's online calendar
Cornwall Public Library
Art Reception
My View
oil paintings by Bob Scully

June 10 
(on display thru June 30) 
Bob resides in Pine Bush with his wife, where he teaches painting and drawing privately in his studio adjacent to his home. He favors a realistic style of painting and holds a special regard for the Hudson River School influence which he passes on to his students.
Cornwall Public Library Bus Trip
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra 
Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College 
June 10

Tickets are $25 (all inclusive) or $22 (no bus). Students are $7.00 (bus) or FREE for non-bus.*

6:30 PM: Bus departure from Library 
7:30 PM: Concert Begins 
9:30 PM: Bus returns to Cornwall Library 
Please register in advance with payment at the Cornwall Public Library (checks made payable to Friends of Cornwall Library). 
*Members are welcome to purchase a non-bus ticket and meet the group in the lobby of Aquinas Hall by 7:15pm for ticket distribution.
Great Decisions Discussion Group

June 14
"Latin America's
Political Pendulum" 

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

Trail Talk: Summer Hikes for All Ages

June 27

Come hear Don Weise of the NY/NJ Trail Conference talk about great summer hikes in our area! Don is an author, hike leader, environmental advocate, and Trail Conference Life Member. His latest book, Circu it Hikes in Harriman, is published by the NY/NJ Trail Conference.  


Sasha Cuthbert presents Senator Bill Larkin with a framed copy of her "The Library Rocks!" drawing.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Da y


Visit the library's
complete calendar


Library Board of Trustees Meeting 
June 13 
All meetings are open to the public. Call 845-534-8282 for more information.

Look for the Library! 
We'll be at:
Riverfest June 3rd

(register when you
pick up the book!)

Look for Youth
Book Groups 
Returning in July! 

1st Wednesday
Book Group
Reading the best
in non-fiction!
The Murder of
the Century 
by Paul Collins 
June 7

Out & About Book Club 
Not your mother's book club!
for ages 21-39 
Three Dark Crowns
by Kendare Blake   
June 21st 
7:00 pm
Meeting at: 
335 Windsor Hwy.
New Windsor, NY 

Mystery Book Discussion Group  
Bury Your Dead    
by Louise Penny
June 21 

Book Chat & Chocolate 
House of Thieves 
by Charles Belfoure 
June 22
7:00 PM


Foreign Film Sunday 
June 4 

Tea & a Classic
The Way We Were
June 14
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 


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 StoneĀ® Library Solution. Call the library for more information!

Muzzy Library Edition
Play, Discover, Create 
Dive into the #1 world's language learning course for children. Available through the library's website

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.

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