September 2016 Newsletter
From the director...

Registration goes online 
Our September calendar is packed with new programs and now you can beat the crowds and register for them from the comfort of your home.  Online registration has begun!  Just log on to the program calendar from our website, scroll through our programming and click on the program you are interested in.  If registration is required, you will see the "Register Now" button - this is primarily for programs where space is limited. Our goal is to get you registered as quickly and conveniently as possible.  If you have questions about this process, or want more information on any of our programs, please call our library and ask for help at 534-8282.
Mary Lou Carolan
mlcarolan@rcls.org
845-534-8282, ext. 201

KIDS, TEENS & FAMILIES
 
 
 

Preschool Storytimes
Online Registration Required

Baby Lapsit *
ages birth to 18 months with an adult 
Tuesdays @ 9:30 am - walking
or 10:30am - not yet walking
September 6, 13, 20, 27
*no older siblings please

Toddler Time (sold out)*
ages 18-36 months with an adult

Fridays @ 9:30am or 10:30 am
September 9, 16, 23, 30

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

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

* Call 534-8282 to be placed on a waiting list
 

 
PJ Storytime

Mondays
 
September 12
October 3, 17
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. 


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

September 13, 20
October 4, 25
November 8, 22
December 6, 27
All sessions @ 4:30 PM 

 
Building Miniature Houses
Gnome Homes & Fairy Houses 
Dress for a mess!  

Thursday
September 15
4:15-5:30pm
Limited space
Register one week prior to the event.

The library will have some supplies on hand. We ask that participants -- if they can -- bring in natural items to use such as seed pods, branches, seashells, stones, etc. 
 
 
Bilingual Storytime
Cuentos! Spanish Storytime
Family event 
18 months+ 

Saturday
September 17
9:30am
 
Stories, songs, fun & learn Spanish! No registration required - just drop-in! 
Family Build-It
A drop-in event! 

Saturdays:
September 24
October 1
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!   


 
Foxes, Coyotes & Bears, Oh My
& in My Backyard!
Informational Program: Wildlife in Cornwall 

Tuesday
September 27 
6:00pm  
 
Sasha Boucher of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will talk about the ways of these animals and what to do if they "visit" you.
Please pre-register one week before the program. 

FOR ADULTS

Stampin' Up Card Making Workshop 

Tuesday
September 6
6:30pm 
 
Participants create two original greeting cards to take home. All materials supplied. There is limited space, registration required

Wednesday
September 7 
3:00-4:30 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!
 Rooting for Your Roots
Beginner's Guide to Ancestry.com
 
Saturday
September 10
9:30 am 

Learn about one of the library's free resources: Ancestry Library Edition. Participants will be able to ask questions and practice using the tool. Please bring your own laptops and devices to practice.
 
Limited Space; Please register in advance starting August 27th wither online or by calling 534-8282.


Saturday
September 10
1:00-2:30pm 
 
Celebrate one year of Cooking with Cookbooks! Choose and prepare an Asian/Far East recipe. Bring in and share with everyone. Microwave available. Light refreshments served. Limited space -- please pre-register. This is an adults only program.
Great Decisions Discussion Group
  Monday
September 14
7:00-8:30pm

Climate Geopolitics

  The Great Decisions Program discusses topics of concern to U.S. Foreign Policy. The group meets one Wednesday evening per month January through June, and resumes in September. The discussions are based on topics supplied by the Foreign Policy Association at fpa.org. There is a briefing book, containing articles on each topic, and a DVD, which is shown at the start of each meeting. Please register online through our calendar or with Rosaleen Leahy (845-534-8282) or email: rleahy@rcls.org .
Outside the Lines
Bollywood Dance Workshop* 
  Friday
September 16
5:00-7:00pm


  Get your dance moves on at a workshop teaching Bollywood dancing!

*this program is not yet confirmed - check with the library for confirmed date and time!


WWII Lecture Series 
Escape from Behind Enemy Lines
Operation Bonaparte
 
Rick Feingold 
WWII Educator & Lecturer 
Tuesday 
September 20 
6:30pm 
Learn the harrowing tale of Rick's father, Lt. Louis Feingold of the United States Air Corp., and his escape from behind enemy lines. This is a drop-in event! 



A
dult Games D ay
Tuesdays
1:00-2:30pm  
Starting Sept 20th


Join us for a non-competitive afternoon of Scrabble, Parcheesi, trivia and more! 

 
  Adult Coloring Program Returns!

Thursdays
1:00-2:30pm 
Starting Sept 22nd! 

Keep Calm and Color on!
 
 
 


CALENDAR

Visit the library's
complete calendar

CLOSINGS 

The library will
be closed on
Mon, September 5 
for Labor Day


MEETINGS 

Library Board of Trustees Meeting 

Tuesday
September 13   
7:00pm 
 
All meetings are open to the public. Call 534-8282 for more information.

T.U.T.
Teen Underclassman Team
Sunday
September 25
1:00pm
For active members only
For more information please call the library at 534-8282 and speak to Lisa SinClair

GREAT KIDS READS


Youth Book Groups
Book Snack (Grades 3-4) &
Readzza, Readzza (Grades 5-8) will return in October.


Talk It Up! Book Club
with Julie Baxter  
for Grades 1 &2
Thursday
September 22
4:30-5:30pm

Register when you 
pick up the book!


 
Battle of the
Books 
The Cornwall teens representing the library's Battle of the Books Team will compete on September 10 in the system-wide RCLS Battle at OCC-Middletown. 
Good luck to our team!


GREAT READS 
  Mystery Book Discussion Group will return October 19!
 
1st Wednesday
Book Group
Reading the best
in non-fiction!
 
Into Thin Air 
Wednesday
September 7
7:00 pm 
 
Out and About
  Book Club
Not your mother's book club!
The Children of Men  
Wednesday
September 14 
7:00pm  
A new book club for 20 & 30 somethings meeting at local venues.  Books available at the library to borrow. September meeting at: 
 
The Walking Read 
Exercise your mind & body!
The Little Paris Bookshop  
Tuesday
 
September 20  
12:30pm 
Meet at the library for a walk, book discussion & a picnic in t he park. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Books available at the library to borrow. 

Book Chat & Chocolate
The Forgetting Time 
by Sharon Guskin 
Thursday 
September 22
7:00pm


GREAT FILMS  

Sundance on Sunday
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Sunday
September 11
1:00pm

Tea & a Classic
Dirty Dancing
Wednesday
September 14
Patrons are welcome to bring a light refreshment or item for the door prize.
Light fare served @ 12:00
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!


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 
NY Historical Society 
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.



Free New York Times
Digital Access

The Cornwall Public Library is now providing full, free digital access to the New York Times both in the library and from home - or anywhere using a digital device.

Registering with an email is all it takes for full access within the library. Or get free access from home for 72 hours. For more information or instructions on how to use the service please visit: www.cornwallpubliclibrary.org or call 534-8282.