LIBRARY NOTES – October 2014

library-thumbnailBy Barbara Mellon

The kids are back in school, our summer folks have left, and before long the snow birds will begin their treks south. But that doesn’t mean that the activity here at the library has stopped. We’re here year-round offering a plethora of services to our community. You can borrow books, DVDs, magazines, music CDs and audiobooks, use our public access computers, connect to the Internet with your own device, make copies, send faxes, attend programs or just come in to sit for a while and chat. You never know who you might meet here!

And don’t forget … with your Four County library card you are not limited to the items available on our shelves when borrowing books, movies or music. You can go online yourself to and search for titles throughout the Four County System, or ask a staff member to help you. Prefer e-books? These and many audio books can be downloaded via the Download Zone. Instructions are online, but stop in if you need assistance. We’ll be glad to help.

Robert Abbate’s program on Depression Glass was so well received that we are planning to continue a series of similar offerings. Do you have a hobby or collection you would like to share?  Give us a call at 845-676-3333 or send an email to and let us know.

I have no idea how the Italian Circle plans to top August’s presentation on DaVinci and flight by Bill Piervincenzi (below), but they always seem to come up with the most interesting evenings. The group gets together on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm and graciously welcomes anyone with even the tiniest interest in things Italian.DSC04910

For our movie in September we showed Moonrise Kingdom, a quirky little film from Wes Anderson. A small but enthusiastic audience found it delightful, and now I am on the hunt for something equally enjoyable for this month’s Movie Night, scheduled for Thursday, October 9th at 7 pm.

The canasta mavens-to-be have been meeting regularly to further their knowledge of the game. Each week we are surprised to learn something new, and to realize how far we’ve come in such a short time! Anyone with an interest is encouraged to join the fun; while we usually meet on Tuesdays at 7 pm it’s a good idea to call the library at 676-3333 to check the schedule. Right now we are concentrating on canasta, which so many of us remember fondly from our childhoods, but other games may be added over time.

Just in! A wonderful selection of young adult books by Erin Hunter was recently donated to our library. Included are two of the Warriors series, Power of Three and Omen of the Stars as well as a few other titles. ~