November 2016 Newsletter
From the director... 
Orange County libraries are thriving and here in Cornwall it's no different.  Last week, the Cornwall Public Library surpassed the 10,000 member mark.  In September alone, the library issued 93 new cards.  In a service area that encompasses 16,841 people, this outreach is impressive. The impact we have on Cornwall is great.  "Our community is the heart of our library and it warms ours to know that we are able to serve so many.  We have strong relationships with our local teachers and schools and that's enabled us to collaborate on behalf of students and their families," says library director, Mary Lou Carolan.  "Teachers and parents have been instrumental in encouraging their kids to get library cards so they can have access to all we offer both on-site, and 24/7 via our on-line catalogue, research and study tools."
But it's not just the kids we serve well, our teens can find a solid and ever changing collection of graphic novels as well as paid and volunteer job opportunities; our adults find current best sellers are available on our shelves, or quickly, through our free inter-library loan service that delivers to us 5 days a week; and our seniors take advantage of the social and educational programming we offer.  We are excited to offer a vast collection of free, downloadable eBooks, and coming November 1st - access to all for the popular Rosetta Stone language learning courses.  If you don't see what you want on our shelves or in our on-line catalog, ask our knowledgeable staff!  Thanks for being one of the valuable 10,000 members we serve.   
Mary Lou Carolan
845-534-8282, ext. 201


National Traffic Safety Institute
6-Hour Defensive
Driving Workshop
sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Valley Corvette Association

October 29
9:00 a.m.
In the Library
Community Room
$30 Fee
Limited space!

Please register by contacting Brenda Goldfarb: 845-527-5468 or e-mail: Payable in cash or by check made out to MHVCA.

Complimentary coffee and donuts/muffins to start. Lunch break with delivery from local eatery (pay individually)

Cornwall Public Library Can Help Lead You To a

One-on-One Job Coaching
45 minute sessions
with a Career Counseling Professional
(A $175 Value -- FREE to You)

Saturday, November 5
(only 3 slots available)
please register online or by calling 845-534-8282 

Veteran's Day Program
November 11

            • Bring in a picture for our Wall of Honor
            • Listen to those who served
            • Make a thank-you card for a veteran

Refreshments are served

November 11
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!

Finding Your
Irish Ancestors
November 12
10:00am-12:00 pm
Learn the basics of genealogy with Mary Colbert of the Dutchess County Genealogy Society.

Space is limited - please register starting October 29th using the online calendar or by calling 845-534-8282

November 12
Bring a snack or favorite holiday hors d' oeuvre to share with
everyone. Microwave available. Light refreshments served. Limited space - please pre-register using the online calendar. This is an adults only program
Rock 'n Blues Concert
with Singer/Songwriter
Wolf Critton

  November 20
in the library community room

Iraq veteran, Wolf Critton grew up in Newburgh, NY and learned to play guitar while serving as an infantryman in Iraq. He tells his story through a compilation of soul-searching lyrics, strong music composition and a unique voice. Wolf will be accompanied by Mike Colonna on drums - a veteran in the field of making great, soulful rock and blues. Come enjoy this duo as they perform for the first time in Cornwall.

This is a drop-in event - no registration is required!
Stampin' Up Card Making Workshop 

November 22
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, starting November 8.
Small Business Saturday & Shop Hop 

November 26
Visit our
Friends Bookstore
We'll be open all day!

The library is excited to be a part of the 5th Annual Small Business Saturday Shop Hop of Cornwall and Cornwall on Hudson sponsored by the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.

Adult Craft Program
Holiday Wreaths  
November 29
Make a beautiful holiday wreath. Please bring scissors or wire cutters. There is a $5 supply fee.

Limited Space -- please register starting November 15 using the online calendar or by calling 845-534-8282. 

dult Game D ay
Every Tuesday thru Nov 22
Join us for a non-competitive afternoon of Scrabble, Parcheesi, trivia and more! 
  Adult Coloring Program
Every Thursday 
thru Nov 17

Keep Calm and Color on!  


Late Fall Preschool Storytimes
Online Registration Required
or call 845-534-8282

Baby Lapsit *
ages birth to 18 months with an adult 
Thursdays @ 9:30 am - walking
or 10:30am - not yet walking
  October 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
*no older siblings please

Toddler Time (FILLED)
ages 18-36 months with an adult

Tuesdays @ 9:30am or 10:30 am
October 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Wednesdays @ 9:30am
October 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16

Circle Story Time 
for 3-year olds "all by myself"
Mondays @ 10:30 am
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14  

Preschool Storytime 
ages 4 & 5 (not yet in K) 
Mondays @ 9:30 am
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14

All story times will be canceled if Cornwall schools 
are closed or delayed due to inclement weather 
PJ Storytime

November 7, 21 
@ 6:30pm

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

Please pre-register the week before the program by visiting our online calendar or call the library at 845-534-8282. 

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

November 8, 22
December 6, 27
All sessions @ 4:30 PM  

Faces in the Style of 
Pablo Picasso
Dress for Mess!


November 17

Limited space

Registration opens on Nov 10
via our online calendar 
or by calling 845-534-8282.

Bilingual Storytime
Cuentos! Spanish Storytime
Family event 
for ages 18 months+ 

November 19 
@ 9:30am
Stories, songs, fun & learn Spanish! No registration required - just drop-in! 
Family Build-It
A drop-in event! 

November 26
December 10 
All @ 10:00am

*Special Holiday Build-It on Thursday
December 29
@ 10:00am 
Bring the kids and come create a LEGOS masterpiece! All materials supplied - just bring your creativity!   


Visit the library's
complete calendar
November Holiday Hours:
The library will close for Thanksgiving at 1:00pm
on Wed, November 23

We will re-open on
Friday, November 25 
with our normal hours
from 9:00am-6:00pm


Library Board of Trustees Meeting 

November 8 
All meetings are open to the public. Call 534-8282 for more information.

(register when you
pick up the book!)

Talk It Up! Book Club
with Julie Baxter  
for Grades 1 &2
Duck for President  
by Doreen Cronin 
November 3

Book Group
with Martha LaVallee
for Grades 3 &4
Ramona's World 
by Beverly Cleary 
November 1 
Readzza, Readzza 
with Martha LaVallee
for Grades 5-8
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley  
November 1 


1st Wednesday
Book Group
Reading the best
in non-fiction!
The Wright Brothers 
by David McCullough 
November 2  
7:00 pm

Mystery Book Discussion Group 
Spider Woman's Daughter  
by Anne Hillerman 
November 16
7:00 PM  

Out and About
  Book Club
Not your mother's book club!
The Incarnations 
  by Susan Barker 
November 16
A new book club for 20 & 30 somethings meeting at local venues.  Books available at the library to borrow. November meeting at: 

Book Chat & Chocolate
A Touch of Stardust  
by Kate Alcott
No meeting in November, next meeting will be: 
December 1


Tea & a Classic
Top Gun
November 9
Patrons are welcome to bring a light refreshment or item for the door prize.
Light fare served @ 12:00
Movie starts @ 12:30

Sundance Sunday 
Something Within Me 
November 13


~Coming Soon~
Language Learning with
etta Stone 
Stay tuned for more details!

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!

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 the following 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.

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.

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Wherever you are, the library is now a destination for printing! For more information or instructions on how to use the service please visit: or call 534-8282.