Cornwall Library Newsletter Mid-November 2020

The library closes at 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 25

And it will be closed on
Thursday, November 26

We are open Friday, November 27


10:00AM - 1:00PM

It's also Shop Small Saturday!


Call 845-534-8458 for an appointment
Library Board
of Trustees Meeting (Virtual)
December 10

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

All meetings are open to the public. Call 845-534-8282 for more info or email
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 virtual Zoom meeting of the library’s Creative Writers Group. Register via the library's online calendar (only new members need register). Zoom links will be distributed on the Friday before the meeting. It will be a recurring link, usable for all Creative Writers’ meetings.
Out & About Book Club
The Dutch House
by Ann Patchett
November 18

Just because we can't be Out & About doesn't mean we can't still have a great book club meeting!

Register on our website; get the book on Libby or call the the library for a hard copy; 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.
Virtual Mystery Book
Discussion Group
Lady in the Lake
by Laura Lippman
November 19

Join a Zoom meeting to discuss a mystery novel with fellow readers. Register via the online calendar.The Zoom link will be emailed to those participating on the day of the meeting.
Virtual Member's Choice Book Club
Wright Brothers
by David McCullough
December 2

Join our Member's Choice book group via Zoom. Register on our website, get the book on Libby or call the the library for a hard copy. Zoom meeting invites will be emailed to registrants prior to the meeting.
Virtual Book Chat
& Chocolate
December 3
The Lost for Words Bookshop
by Stephanie Butland

Join the Hudson Valley's sweetest book group in a virtual Zoom meeting. eBooks and eAudios are available on hoopla and Libby, and the library also has print copies available to borrow (call the library to place a hold for pickup by appointment). Register via the library's online calendar. Zoom meeting invitations will be sent out to registrants on the day of the book club.
A Walk in the Woods
Site-Specific Artworks
at Storm King Art Center
November 17
6:30 pm on Zoom

Registration is now open for an interactive discussion on Zoom on site-specific artworks at Storm King Art Center. We will take an in-depth look at a work in the collection that was created specifically for the Art Center with natural materials found there. Presented by Hannah des Cognets, Associate Educator, this session focuses on David Brooks' Permanent Field Observations. Register via the library's online calendar. Zoom links will be sent on the day of program.
Find Funds for a Greener Home!
November 18

Join us for a Zoom presentation with Carolyn Cassata, from Energize NY, to hear about all the grants and incentives available to make home energy efficient and heat pumps more affordable.There has never been a better time to reduce energy waste and increase comfort in your home or small business. Registration is required via the online calendar to receive a Zoom link on the day of the program.
Combating This Year’s Flu Season
November 19

Join us as we partner with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall for a virtual seminar on combating this year’s flu season. Presenter Dr. Nicole Agcanas, Primary Care Physician, will review guidelines for prevention and treatment of the flu and how to stay healthy this fall and winter season. Registration is open for this Zoom program at or call 845-568-2561.
Parenting Book Discussion
December 8
Nonviolent Communication
by Marshall Rosenberg

Our virtual parenting book discussion group seeks to provide parents a sense of community and support as we raise our children through difficult and unprecedented times. Although this event is intended for parents, all are welcome to participate.

To join, please register for the discussion, get a free, digital copy of the book from hoopla or Libby, and join us via Zoom for a great conversation.
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
Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the very latest in reading fun.
Virtual PJ Story Time
November 16

Wear your PJs, find a favorite cuddly and head over to the library's Facebook page or youtube channel to hear Pat Parker read stories for 3, 4, & 5 year olds (or anyone who wants to get comfortable and hear a bedtime story!)
Family Fun Challenge
November 18

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.
Teen Writers Strike Back!
November 19

Creative writing for grades 8-12. You must pre-register for each program one week prior via our online calendarZoom links will be sent to registrants the day of the event.
Zoom T.U.T. Meeting
November 20
For established
members only

For more info, contact
Lisa SinClair
Teen Trivia
For grades 6-12
December 4

Get your thinking caps on for this fun Zoom program featuring Kahoot for trivia.

Registration starts Friday, November 27 using the library's online calendar.
Story Time
for Ages 3-5
December 7 9:00am

The library is offering a packaged "Story Time" to enjoy with your family at home (for ages 3-5). There are limited supplies -- please register via the online calendar one week before the event. Registered patrons will be called to schedule an appointment for pickup.
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 Tuesday Surprise!
December 1

For ages 18-36 months. Stop by the children’s table outside the library to pick up a surprise bundle for your toddler to keep -- compliments of the Cornwall Public Library, while supplies last.
Me-Time Meet-Up
For Caregivers
of Babies via Zoom
December 10

Meet up with other caregivers of babies (birth to 18 months). Sessions will cover parenting topics and tips and book shares for babies. There will be time, as well, for group discussion and questions.

Register via the online calendar one week prior to event for each session using caregiver name. Zoom links will be emailed the day before the event.
Dog Tales
Read To Me Virtually!

**A great and fun way for children to practice their reading aloud**

December 7
Starting at 4:30pm

Read aloud via Zoom to a furry friend from Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause. 15-minute reading sessions for Grades K-12!

Registration required, through our online calendar one week prior to program.

A Zoom link will then be emailed to registrants.
For Everyone
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 November, 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.
Digital Magazines
through Overdrive
and Libby
Patrons can now access new titles through the library's digital magazine apps. 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 or email
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 the 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: