OCTOBER 2018
MOFFAT LIBRARY 
HAPPENINGS
MOFFAT LIBRARY  
WINS
New York Library Association's
2018 Public Library Building Award  
for Restoration & Renovation 

The Moffat Library of Washingtonville is honored to be the recipient of a 2018 New York Library Association Public Library Section Building Award for Renovation & Restoration, which will be awarded at the Association's Annual Meeting on Friday, November 9th in Rochester, New York.

The Library is one of two recipients of this biennial award, which alternately focuses on new construction one year and then renovation & restoration the next. 

Last month, the Library was also awarded a New York State construction grant for $135,000 to renovate and restore the historic carriage house on the library property that will provide additional storage & collection space.

Congratulations to you, our community!
You made this possible!
HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR:
FARMING FAMILIES
Saturday, October 13th @ 6:30 PM

Get ready for a tour of Washingtonville's All Faiths Cemetery to visit the graves of local farming families, such as the Hallocks, Findlays, Earles & Sayers, and learn their stories and about the evolution and history of our town!
NEW RESEARCH TOOL @ MOFFAT
Research Guide
https://guides.rcls.org/research 

Doing business research?  Looking for genealogical information on your ancestors?  Trying a DIY project?  

Our newest research guide, developed by our librarians, will show you the best authoritative resources that can help you in your studies, research, exploration and recreation!

Need more help? Ask a librarian today! 
Call us at: (845)496-5483 or email us: moffat@rcls.org
GIRL SCOUT
TROOP 107
Working towards
a bronze award @Moffat!
 
On Tuesday, September 25th,  five members of Girl Scout Troop 107 volunteered to prepare the beds around the library for winter, as part of their work on their Bronze Award.

Troop members Anna, Jackie, Josie, John & Alyssa, led by troop leaders Theresa & Anna-Marie, all worked to weed the beds at the library; and then they planted crocus bulbs in front of the main entrance.

We will be sure to keep an eye out for the crocus flowers in late winter/early spring! 

Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 107 for their fine work in beautifying their community!
  FUNERAL CUSTOMS
&
PRACTICES


Thursday, October 11th
@ 6:30 PM

Why do we wear black at funerals? What are the origins of wakes?
Historian Jen McSwain will present a thoughtful & entertaining look at funeral customs and how we view death.

NEW E-BOOKS
& AUDIO-BOOKS

NEW OCTOBER READS!