Spring 2016 - Sloatsburg Public Library
Sloatsburg Public Library ▪ 1 Liberty Rock Rd. ▪ Sloatsburg, NY 10974 ▪ 845-753-2001
Hours: Mon. - Thurs.: 10:00am - 9:00pm Fri.: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat.: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun.: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Presents Our Library
with a New American Flag
On December 23, 2015, we were honored to have
Senator David Carlucci present us with a new
American Flag to fly proudly over our library. This was
made possible through the Senator’s “Operation
Raise the Flag Program,” which collects old and
damaged flags throughout the district and replaces
them with colorful new ones. Thank you Senator
Carlucci for your continued support!
2017 Library Budget
The Library Board has voted not to seek an increase in funding for the fiscal year starting January
2017. However, Sloatsburg Library patrons can vote at the Sloatsburg Library for the Suffern Library
budget on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Suffern’s details are posted at the library).
Spring Concert Series
THE PARTING GLASS BAND IS BACK!
Sat., Mar. 12 @ 1:00pm
Put on your dancing shoes and do a little jig at our St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the
Parting Glass Band. This trio will perform music of the Clancy Brothers, Dubliners, Wolf
Tones and other Irish/Celtic tunes. Refreshments will be served.
From Italy Con Amore (With Love)
Sun., May 1 @ 1:00pm
Back by popular demand, enjoy an afternoon with award-winning Tenor, Salvatore
Chiarelli who will perform Popular, Traditional and Classical Italian/Neapolitan
Songs, Opera, Musical Theater, Italian/American Love Ballades, Film Soundtracks
and more sung in both English and Italian. Refreshments will be served.
Please Note - The Library Will Be Closed On: Sun., Mar. 27 (Easter) & Mon., May 30 (Memorial Day)
Arts & Crafts
Every week join us for fun stories, rhymes,
songs, finger-plays and a craft!
Miss Teri or Miss Joanie
Mon. @ 10:30am
Mostly Mother Goose (Ages: 18-36 months)
Storytime With Miss Doreen
Tues. Weds. & Fri. @ 10:30am
Pre-School (Ages: 2-5 years)
Thurs. @ 10:30am
Mother Goose Pre-Walkers (Ages Birth - 18 months)
All programs are age-appropriate. Children must be within the specified age
range by Mar. 2016. For safety reasons, the Library Board policy requires one
adult for every two children. Siblings are always welcome!
Magic Variety Show by SteveJ
Weds. Apr. 6 @ 6:00pm
All-Ages - Family friendly variety show featuring
magic and audience participation.
Marcia the Musical Moose
Mon., Apr. 25 @ 11:00am
Pre-School - It’s an animal puppet show, silly
magic and sing-a-long with a guitar! Join us as we
welcome back Marcia the Musical Moose:
Thurs., Apr. 28 @ 11:00am
All Ages - Jester Jim is the #1 Beatboxing Juggler!
This fast paced comedy juggling show is filled with
audience participation, incredible skill tricks and
music. Fun for the whole family!
To Market, To Market
Thurs., May 12 @ 4:30pm
Grades K-6 - An interactive and imaginative visit to our local farmers’
markets where veggies and fruits become absolutely delectable! We
will play games and children will make a model farmers’ market and
an edible take home project. Presented by Cornell Cooperative
Extension of Rockland County.
Thurs., Mar. 10 @ 5:00pm
Ages 8+ - Follow the
rainbow over to the
Sloatsburg Library for a
wee bit o’ fun!
Create your own
Bottom’s Up Bunny
Tues., Mar. 22 @ 5:00pm
Ages 8+ - Hop into spring by making
a cute bunny decoration.
Dr. Seuss Celebration
Thurs., Mar. 31 @ 6:00pm
All-Ages - All the Whos in Whoville
will be joining us at the library for
some outrageous fun. Dress up for a
Spring Bird Feeder
Mon., Apr. 11 @ 5:00pm
Ages 5+ - Make a popsicle stick bird
feeder for your yard, then invite
some feathered friends over for
some feeding fun!
Earth Day Extravaganza!
Fri., Apr. 22 @ 11:00am
All-Ages - Celebrate our beautiful
planet with an Earth Day
Extravaganza where we will make
earth friendly crafts.
Mon., May 9 @ 5:00pm
Ages 8+ - Who-ooo wants to light
the way with an owl lantern? Fly on
over to create your own! Tea lights
Spring Butterfly Decor
Mon., May 16 @ 5:00pm
Ages 5+ - Use your “noodle” and
decorate some spring butterflies
using unusual supplies.
Tweens & Teens
AARP Driver Safety Course
Practice ACT Test
Sat., Mar. 19 from 11:00am to 3:15pm
Use our free ACT practice test to ensure you're ready
for the real thing. Practice to get a high score and
improve your college prospects.
Sat., Apr. 9 or Sat., Jun. 18 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Members: $20 / Non-Members: $25 - Open to all
New York State licensed drivers. You will receive a
10% discount on auto insurance. Bring a snack and
lunch. Cash or check made out to AARP. Please
note: This class will be held at the Senior Center across the
street from the Library. Sloatsburg / Suffern cardholders will
be given priority. Limit 30.
Arts & Crafts
Sat., Apr. 23 @ 12:00pm
Let those buttons blossom by creating a mosaic tree
on canvas. Great gift for Mother’s Day!
Tick-Tock Decoupage Clock
Thurs., May 5 @ 6:00pm
Tick! Tock! Decoupage a clock! Multi-media
operating clock. All materials included.
Battle of the Books 2016
Battle of the Books
Sloatsburg and Suffern teens will once again team
up to participate in a competition against other RCLS
libraries. This competition will determine who can
answer the most questions about the eight assigned
books that they have read. Each of the books will be
discussed in the months leading up to the battle in
Car Model Workshop
Sat., Apr. 16 @ 12:00pm
Ages 12+ Participants will work on their own model
in which they will learn different painting, gluing and
customizing techniques. Model builders of all levels
are encouraged to attend.
Beginner models will be supplied to everyone who
registers or you may bring your own model with you.
ESL Classes - English as a Second Language.
Open to all non-English speakers. $10 textbook fee.
Meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm.
For beginner and intermediate speakers.
No Bake Iron Chef Competition
Weds., Apr. 13 @ 6:00pm
Adults will work in teams of two or three and show
the judges what they can do with a microwave, a
blender and a secret ingredient. The library will
provide the ingredients for this culinary showdown.
Everyone is required to bring their creativity.
Participants must bring their own blender.
Cooking With Chef Nicholas
Tues., May 3 @ 6:30pm
There’s a new chef in town! Come meet Nicholas as
he shares one of his favorite Risotto recipes. During
this hands-on class, you will prepare an apple crumb
dessert to take home with you and bake. Reserve
your seat. Space is limited.
Arts & Crafts
Zumba (6 Weeks)
Mon., 03/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18 @ 7:00pm
Zumba is fun fitness! Dance to Latin, pop and hiphop, as you tone and sweat to a stronger, healthier
you! Come join in the dance party! Limit 12.
Stained Glass For Beginners
Mon., May 2 @ 6:30pm
Learn how to make faux stained glass. We will be
making a beautiful spring themed piece to hang on
your window. Stop by the library to see the sample.
Celebrate Spring Cards
Weds., May 4 @ 6:30pm
Make a spring themed card using decorative paper,
buttons and other embellishments.
Adult Programs Cont.
Shira the Lady Psychic
Tues., Apr. 5 @ 6:30pm
Our favorite psychic is coming back! Shira can
communicate with your loved ones that have
passed. For entertainment purposes only. Registration is
required. Sloatsburg residents will be given first
priority. Limit 20.
Shira the Pet Psychic
Tues., May 10 @ 6:30pm
Bring a photo of your pet, living or deceased and
have some fun with Shira. Find out what’s been on
your pet’s mind. No pets allowed. For entertainment
purposes only. Registration is required. Sloatsburg
residents will be given first priority. Limit 20.
Health & Wellness
Eat Healthy for Seniors
Weds., @ 11:45am - see below
The following Eat Smart NY Workshops are presented
by Sonia McGowan, MS of Cornell Cooperative
Education. Each session will help participants further
understand the importance of good nutrition and
physical activity as we age.
Reach Your Goals Step By Step - Weds., 04/13
Challenges & Solutions - Weds., 04/20
Colorful & Classic Favorites - Weds., 04/27
Essential Oils 101 With Joanie
Thurs., Apr. 14 @ 7:00pm
Learn the basics about essential oils and how to use
them safely, then join us on Weds., May 11 to make
spring time blends with essential oils.
Essential Oil Make & Take Party With Joanie
Weds., May 11 @ 7:00pm
Get ready for the warm weather! Make an allnatural bug bite relief roll on and an after sun
soothing spray. We will also discuss the many uses of
the oils used in each product.
Intro. To Genealogy
Tues., Mar. 8 @ 7:00pm
Do you have limited family information and limited
time for research? Learn how to obtain family
records and overcome the difficulty of name
changes and incorrect spellings.
Difficult Case Studies #1
Tues., Mar. 15 @ 7:00pm
Discover how to get over “brick wall” obstacles that
you may have encountered by learning about
actual difficult cases that were successfully
Difficult Case Studies #2
Tues., Mar. 22 @ 7:00pm
Did you enjoy our previous class about difficult case
studies? If so, come learn about more difficult cases
that were successfully researched.
Obtaining Foreign Records
Tues., Apr. 12 @ 7:00pm
Learn how to obtain genealogy records from Europe,
Great Britain, Ireland and other international
locations, all from the comfort of your home.
Do you know that we have FREE genealogy resources
here at the library? Sloatsburg Cardholders Only.
Explore Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.com
FREE One-On-One Job Search Assistance
Do you need help writing or updating your resume
and cover letter? Applying for jobs online?
Exploring career options? Preparing for interviews?
Meet with Gregg Knowles, Career Coach and
Resume Writer for help with your job search. Each
private session is 1 hour. Please reserve your spot by
Sat., 03/26 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Thurs., 04/07 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Sat., 05/14 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Tues., 06/07 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Rockland Inc. Habitat For Humanity
Weds., Mar. 30 @ 7:00pm
Learn about Habitat for Humanity and how you can
get involved and make a difference.
Check out what is going on in your
area! Burbio.com is a great free online
resource to find out about local events,
including events here at your library!
Clubs For Adults
Knitting & Crochet Group NEW!
The Obsession by Nora Roberts
Meets every other Thurs., starting 03/10 @ 7:00pm
The group’s first project will be to make knitted or
crocheted hats for preemies that will be given to
babies in the neo-natal units of hospitals. This group
will be led by Nanette Hardiman. If you cannot join,
donations of baby yarn or any yarn is greatly
Troublemaker by Linda Howard
Adult Craft Club
Extreme Prey by John Sanford
Meets Weds., 03/16, 04/20 & 05/18 @ 6:30pm
Adult Coloring Club
Meets Weds., 03/23, 04/27 & 05/25 @ 7:00pm
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
The Last Mile by David Baldacci
A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber
Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick
15th Affair by James Patterson
She’s Not There by Joy Fielding
Off the Grid by C.J. Box
No Safe Secret by Fern Michaels
Private Paris by James Patterson
Adult Book Club
Meets Weds., 03/30, 04/27 & 05/25 @ 7:00pm
Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster
Friends of the Sloatsburg Library
Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
Meets Thurs., 03/10, 04/14 & 05/12 @ 7:00pm
Property of a Noble Woman by Danielle Steele
Sponsored by: The Friends of the Sloatsburg Library
NYC Fire Museum
& Nature Center
Once A Rancher by Linda Lael Miller
Best of My Love by Susan Mallery
Dishonorable Intentions by Stuart Woods
The 14th Colony by Steve Berry
The Emperor’s Revenge by Clive Cussler
DVDs & Blu-Rays
Katonah Museum of Art
For Sloatsburg/Suffern library card holders only without
fines. Stop by the circulation desk for more information.
Other Library Services
We are more than just books!
FREE Home Delivery Service for Sloatsburg
residents who are housebound. Call for information.
FREE Drop-In Computer/Tech Help - Mon. from
5:00pm to 9:00pm with Joanie. 1/2 hr sessions.
Notary Services - call for availability
The Night Before
Miss You Already
My All American
The Peanuts Movie
Bridge of Spies
Secret in Their Eyes
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
Game of Thrones
Fear the Walking
Dead Season 1
Newsletter available in LARGE PRINT
The Good Dinosaur
FREE Online Homework Help &
Tutoring with your library card!
Daily from 2:00pm to 11:00pm for Grades K-12
LIVE Online tutors in
Math, Science, English
& Social Studies
Test Prep with PSAT/
SAT, ACT, AP, & State
Submit essays for
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under “Resources” from our homepage.
Brochures also available at the Circulation Desk.
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Send your printing to the library from home
and we will print it for you when you arrive.
You may now also print from your laptop,
tablet or smartphone.
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