Cornwall Library Newsletter Mid-March 2021
In-Person Services

The Library is open for in-person services, subject to limited building capacity. Appointments suggested.

For more information,
please call 845-534-8282.
Annual Library Budget
and Trustee Vote 2021
The Cornwall Public Library’s
annual operating budget
and Trustee election will be
held in the Library on
Tuesday, April 20
from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Click here to view the

Please note that Covid Concerns are an acceptable excuse for requesting an Absentee Ballot.

Click here to view the

Call the Library for any questions
or additional information.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting (Virtual)
April 8

Check our website or door of the building for details on how to access the meeting.

All meetings are open to the public. Call for more info at 845-534-8282
or email
2021-2022 Library
Budget Presentation
April 6

This virtual public meeting
of the Library Board
will present the proposed
2021-22 Library Operation Budget.

Please register via the Library's online calendar to receive the Zoom link on the day of the meeting.
Access online research and tutorials via our website homepage. Click on "Research and Tutorials." Everything from research databases to Consumer Reports to Rosetta Stone and much more! Free with your Cornwall library card!
For Adults
Virtual Creative Writers

Join a Zoom meeting of the Library’s Creative Writers Group.

Register via the Library's online calendar (only new members need to register).

Zoom links will be distributed on the Friday before the meeting. It will be a recurring link, usable for all Creative Writers’ meetings.
Virtual Mystery
Book Discussion
Sleight of Hand
by Phillip Margolin
March 18

Join a Zoom meeting to discuss a mystery novel with fellow readers.

Register for the group here. Digital ebooks and audiobooks are available through Libby and hoopla, or call the Library to request a hard copy.

The Zoom link will be emailed to those participating on the day of the meeting.
Traditional Irish
Music Concert
‘When Cornwall Eyes Are Smiling’
March 23

Cornwall Public Library is pleased once again to host Brian Conway on fiddle for an evening concert of Irish music. Brian performs with a skill, grace, and force that are steeped in tradition but distinctively his own. He has won numerous competitions and has been called one of the best fiddlers of his generation.

Registration begins March 1 via the Library’s website.

Zoom links will be sent to all registrants on the day of the program.
Virtual Book Chat & Chocolate
March 25
The Library at the Edge of the World
by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Join the Hudson Valley's sweetest book group for a Zoom meeting. Digital ebooks and audiobooks are also available through Hoopla and Libby, or call the Library to request a hard copy.

Register via the Library's website.

Zoom meeting invitations will be sent out to registrants on the day of the book club.
E’lissa Jones Live in Concert:
From Folk to Rock
March 21

E’lissa Jones is a beautiful singer, prolific songwriter, violinist, pianist, and guitarist. She is an exceptionally talented artist with a wide range of powerful melodies and expressive lyrics from folk to rock.

She has toured the world as a backup singer and recorded six albums.

E’lissa has been acclaimed “Singer-Songwriter of the Year” & “Best Solo Artist in Orange County” by the Times Herald-Record.

Register via the Library's website.

Zoom links will be sent to all registrants on the day of the program.
Virtual Out & About Book Group
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
by Ocean Vuong
March 24

Just because we can’t be Out & About doesn’t mean we can’t still have a great book club meeting!
Digital ebooks and audiobooks are available through Libby, or call the Library to request a hard copy.

Register ahead here, pour yourself a drink, and join us for a virtual book discussion and more!

Zoom meeting invites will be emailed to registrants prior to the meeting on the day of the book club.
Virtual Member’s Choice Book Club
April 7
The Soul of America
by Jon Meacham

The Member’s Choice Book Club typically meets the first Wednesday of each month.

Register via the Library's online calendar.

Digital ebooks and audiobooks are available through Libby, or call the Library to request a hard copy.

The Zoom link will be emailed to those participating on the day of the meeting.
Interview Protocols: Mock Interviews

Learn interview skill techniques with Interview Coach, Andy Maroney. Get a free one-on-one practice interview and feedback session.

To set up a mock interview, email your resume to You must provide a completed resume and contact phone number prior to scheduling an appointment. Flexible meeting schedule available.
For Kids & Teens
Calling All Poets Ages 5-18

Enter up to two of your original poems. Our judges will select a Top Poem in different age groups, and a Best Overall Poem from all entries.

Please refer to the 2021 Competition Rules here for information on age groups and submission of poems.

Deadline for entries: Friday, March 26 at 5:30 PM

Awards Ceremony via Zoom on April 25 at 1:30 PM — ALL ARE INVITED!

Zoom links will be provided for the award ceremony for those who want to watch.

Sponsored by the Friends of Cornwall Library
Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the very latest in reading fun.
I spy with my little eye...
Something fun to do at
The Cornwall Public Library!

Needing some fresh air and a little break from being at home? Please stop by our
I Spy Station and try to find the items listed. We'll periodically change the items you need to find, so repeat visits are always welcome.
Art Afternoon
From the Curb
Working with
Watercolor Pencils
March 25

Limited Supplies

Registration starts March 11
via the Library's website.

Registered patrons will be contacted
on March 25 to schedule
an appointment for pickup.
Family Fun Challenge
April 1

The Library is offering a fun surprise challenge to enjoy making at home. Stop by the children's table outside the Library to pick up your bag on the day of the event, while supplies last.
Library Letters

Attention all kids (2-12yrs) who love receiving “snail mail.”  Send the Cornwall Public Library an email with your name & postal address, along with some fun information – your favorite food…or color… or animal…or a question you have…or a joke you heard (you get the point).  Then be on the lookout in your snail mailbox for a reply.

Emails can be sent to

We would LOVE to hear from you!!
Toddler Time To-Go
for Ages
18-36 months
March 23

We've put together a special story time to go for our toddler friends (ages 18-36 months).
Supplies are limited and registration is required.

Please register via the Library's website beginning March 16.

Registered patrons will be contacted to schedule an appointment for pickup.
Zoom T.U.T. Meeting
April 9

For established
members only
Grades 6 – 12

For more info,
please contact
Lisa SinClair
For Everyone
Virtual Community Health Education in Partnership with
Montefiore St. Luke’s
Cornwall Hospital

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and to practice social distancing, the Cornwall Public Library has been unable to provide in-person health education to the community we serve. However, we remain committed to continual community engagement and education through virtual seminars and recorded presentations.

We are pleased to have a wonderful partnership with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and offer the following link to “DOC TALK,” a podcast presented by their staff. Click on this link and search topic of interest.
Protecting Your Finances
During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provides up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage your finances during this difficult time.

Below are links to information on options and deadlines for various relief, some as part of new legislation.

A new law provides relief for renters and extends the CDC's Order to protect many people who can't pay their rent from eviction through January 31, 2021.
Congress passed legislation providing an additional $300 per week to all workers receiving unemployment benefits. The supplement begins after December 26, 2020, and ends on March 14, 2021.
Some homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage now have a little extra time to seek help.
Interest and monthly payments on federally-held loans are suspended through January 31, 2021.
The Library now subscribes to hoopla - a video streaming service that provides access to hundreds of thousands of digital items for free with your Cornwall Library card! Visit to get started!

Patrons have a 5 item monthly limit for materials borrowed through hoopla. However, if 5 titles are not enough, in March, they have made extra items available that don't count toward your limit. To access these, look for items in the "Bonus Borrows" collection.

Let us know if you have any questions or need a library card! For more information, please visit our hoopla webpage.
Online Learning Through Coursera

The New York State Department of Labor is partnering with Coursera, the leading online training provider. Through Coursera, you will have access to nearly 4,000 programs across high-growth industries and can hone skills in data science, business, and technology. Many of these programs are pathways to certifications and can help elevate your career.
New York Times Digital

Get 72 hours of free digital access to the New York Times with your library card. Outside the Library, patrons can enter a code, register with an email, and enjoy 72 hours of full access from their computer or mobile devices. Once the 72 hours is up, just redeem the code again. To get the code and see further instruction visit our website.
Digital eBooks & Audiobooks

While many of us stay at home, don’t forget that the Library offers many options for reading or listening to your favorite titles. The Libby App by Overdrive is one of the best options to access more than 10,000 ebooks and audiobooks.

Libby is compatible with many devices including Kindle, iPad and iPhone, Nook, Chromebook, Kobo, Android and Windows and is available in your phone’s App Store. If you don’t have a mobile device, you can access titles through Overdrive on your desktop computer. For more information, please visit:
Digital Magazines
through Overdrive
and Libby
Patrons can now access new titles through the Library's digital magazine app. Conde Nast Traveler, The Economist, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Wired are now available!

For more information on how to access digital magazines, please call the Library at 845-534-8282 or email