February 2017 Newsletter
From the director...   
Throughout 2017, we'll be presenting programming, collections, outreach services, exhibits and opportunities to showcase our wonderful Town and extend our presence beyond the library walls. We have recently spruced up our community room and have a strong lineup of exhibits from local artists and photographers we know you will enjoy. Our "Community Conversations" program will continue with different monthly topics of interest to all. You will also see us out and about in the community with a new book group geared toward millennials. We have planned an impressive musical program series - live and live stream; new activities geared toward children; teens; and a rearrangement of our space to give you more options for enjoying our beautiful building. We are fired up and ready to go for the New Year!

Mary Lou Carolan 
mlcarolan@rcls.org,
845-534-8282, ext. 201

KIDS, TEENS & FAMILIES
 
Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Face Painting, Stories, Games, Photo Ops & More!
A Drop-in Event for All Ages!

Saturday
February 4
 1:00-2:30pm

Sponsored by T.U.T. (Teen Underclassman Team)

T.U.T. Meeting
(Teen Underclassman Team)
Fridays 
Feb 3, Mar 3 
 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. 

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

Tuesdays:
February 7, 28
March 7, 14
April 4, 25
May 9, 23
all @ 4:30pm


Bilingual Storytime

Saturdays
@9:30 am

Feb 11
Mar 18
Apr 8
May 20

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

PJ Storytime

Mondays
@6:30pm

Feb 13, 27
Mar 13, 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: Feb 21, Mar 28, Apr 25      
Thursdays: Feb 16, Mar 9, Apr 13 
@6:00pm  



Henri Matisse
Working with paper, paint,
bold design & bright color 
 For Grades K-12

Thursday
February 23  
4:15-5:30pm
Limited space 
Register starting February 16 
via our online calendar 

Family Build-It 
A drop-in event!

Saturdays:
 Feb 25, Mar 25
Apr 15, May 13
@10:00am 
 
Bring the kids and come create a LEGOS masterpiece! All materials supplied - just bring your creativity!   

Late Winter Preschool Storytimes
Online Registration Required 
Registration begins February 22 for Cornwall Residents and February 24 for Non-Residents

Baby Lapsit*
ages birth to 18 months with an adult
Thursdays @ 9:30 am - walking 
or 10:30 am - not yet walking
  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
*no older siblings please

Toddler Time
ages 18-36months with an adult
Tuesdays @ 9:30 am or 10:30am 
February 28  
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Fridays @ 9:30am or 10:30am
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 

Circle Story Time 
for 3-year olds "all by myself"
Wednesdays @ 10:30am 
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Preschool Storytime 
ages 4 &5 (not yet in K) 
Wednesdays @
9:30am
 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 

FOR ADULTS

Stampin' Up Card Making Workshop  

Tuesday
 
February 7th  
6:30pm

Participants create two original greeting cards to take home. All materials supplied. There is limited space, please register using the online calendar or by calling 845-534-8282. 
Great Decisions Discussion Group

Wednesday
February 8
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



Cooking with Cookbooks
Heart Healthy Month 
Saturday

February 18th
1:00-2:30pm 
Prepare a nutritious recipe for approx. 10 people and bring in for luncheon and discussion. Limited space! Please register in advance by visiting our online calendar.

Monday
February 20
2:00-3:30 pm
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!


CALENDAR

Visit the library's
complete calendar

MEETINGS 

Library Board of Trustees Meeting 

Tuesday
February 14   
7:00pm 
 
All meetings are open to the public. Call 534-8282 for more information.


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


Book/Snack
Book Group
 
with Martha LaVallee
for Grades 3 & 4
Who Was Abraham Lincoln?
by Janet Pascal
Tuesday
February 21  
@4:30pm

  Readzza, Readzza 
with Martha LaVallee
for Grades 5-8
MARCH Book One 
by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell
Tuesday  
February 21st  
7:00pm
 

GREAT READS 
1st Wednesday
Book Group
Reading the best
in non-fiction!
 
Stalin's Daughter 
by Rosemary Sullivan 
Wednesday 
February 1st
7:00pm

Out & About Book Club 
Not your mother's book club!
for ages 21-39 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao 
by Junot Diaz  
Wednesday
February 22nd   
7:00 pm
Meeting at: 


Mystery Book Discussion Group  
The Rules of Engagement
and/or 
Jack, Knave & Fool  
by Bruce Alexander
Wednesday 
February 15
7:00pm 


Book Chat & Chocolate 
A Long Time Gone  
by Karen White 
Thursday
February 23
7:00 PM


GREAT FILMS  


Tea & a Classic
My Fellow Americans
Wednesday
February 8
Patrons are welcome to bring a light refreshment or item for the door prize.
Light fare served @ 12:00
Movie starts @ 12:30



Foreign Film 
Phoenix 
Tuesday  
February 28
6:00pm 

with a brief lecture by Col. Mark Gagnon of West Point 

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


Legal Forms at
Your Fingertips!

  • NYS Legal Forms
  • Legal Definitions
  • Attorney Directory
  • Tax Forms
  • Law Digest
  • Legal Q&A
Available for FREE through our website.


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.