Cornwall Public Library Newsletter                                  FEBRUARY 2014

     The Cornwall Public Library is fortunate to have a large number of dedicated, hard-working, enthusiastic volunteers who provide many valuable services to the library and our community.  

     In 2013, more than 150 library volunteers, Friends, Trustees, and Foundation members gave over 2,000 hours of their time to the library. Our tireless Friends raise money for library programs and services by sorting and selling used books in the Friends Book Store and running several large book sales throughout the year. Dedicated teen volunteers assist with summer programming, help maintain the children's collection, and are now working with the library to provide technology help to our community through our brand new Teen Tech Tutors monthly program. Library Trustees volunteer many hours to ensure that the library is providing the best possible service to our community. The Foundation ran a very successful (and inaugural) golf outing, raising much-needed funds for the library's planned noise mitigation project. 

     Throughout the year our volunteers help maintain our collection, work in the gardens, create the library scrapbook, run book discussion groups and programs, and so much more. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who give so much of themselves to the library.  

     Would you like to become a volunteer? Please visit our website, click on You Can Help (at the top) and then on Volunteer to print out a Volunteer application. You can e-mail me or call me at 534-8282 ext. 201 for more information.

                                        Karen LaRocca-Fels
                                                     Library Director
Take Your 
Child to the 
Library Day 
February 1st
10AM to 3PM 
Come in and . . . 
Get a Library Card 
Discover eReference 
Learn About Our New Mini iPads®

Participate in DROP IN Activities . . .
10:00 to 11:30 AM 
Family Build-It Time  
with Legos® Bricks, K'Nex & Floor Blocks 
11:45 AM 
Family Storytime 
1:00 to 3:00 PM 
Valentine Card Workshop 
Winter I Session In Progress 
Call 534-8282 and speak with
Lisa SinClair for more information.

Participants must have pre-registered in person. 
Baby Lapsit 
for ages birth to 18 months 
Tuesday, February 4 & 11
Walking: 9:30 AM     Not Yet Walking: 10:30 AM
Pre-School Storytime 
for 4 and 5-year-olds not yet in Kindergarten
Wednesday, February 5 & 12 at 9:30 AM
Circle Storytime 
for 3-year-olds "all by myself" 
Wednesday, February 5 & 12 at 10:30 AM
Toddler Storytime 
for children ages 18-36 months 
Thurs., February 6 & 13 at 9:30 or 10:30 AM 

Registration for the Winter II Session 
of Preschool Storytimes Begins
Tuesday, Feb. 18
for Cornwall School District Residents

Thursday, Feb. 20 for Non-Residents

  Play Chess  
Every Wednesday Afternoon in February 
4:30 to 5:30 PM

Drop-in and play Chess with other serious enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Game assistance and strategy help available. 

Read to Milo 
a trained therapy dog

Friday Afternoons February 7 & 21 
4:00-5:00 PM

10-minute one-on-one sessions. Register during the week prior to the program by calling the library at 534-8282.


UN-Valentine's Party 

hosted by T.U.T. 

Friday, February 7 
5:45-7:45 PM 
Program is for grades 6+ only. Please register during week prior by calling 534-8282, or stop in the library and register in person.
PJ Storytimes
February 10 & 24
6:30 PM
Wear your PJs and bring your favorite cuddly. Geared to 3 and 4-year-olds but all children are welcome when with an adult. Register during the week prior to the program by calling the library at 534-8282. 
Great Decisions
Discussion Group
7:00-8:30 PM
February 12 
Please register ahead to participate in America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions provides background information, current data and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups. For more information or to register to participate, contact Rosaleen Leahy, 534-8282 ext 204, rleahy@rcls.org.
Join Us for This
Drop-In Event
Teen Volunteers Answer Questions About Technology
6:30-7:30 PM 
Thursday, February 13  
Our teens have volunteered to answer questions
about smart phones, iPads, iPods, tablets, laptop computers - most devices that are available.
They know their stuff, so take advantage of this opportunity. Just drop in - no registration required.
Presidents' Day
Family Movie Time  
Monday, Feb. 17
2:30 PM  

DROP IN with your children to watch this terrific film --
So You Want to Be President... and More Stories to Celebrate American History
TUESDAY 2/18/14 
             4:15-5:30 PM 

Bring pictures of your favorite things as well as favorite textures and small objects to cut and create a portrait of the 2014 YOU.

Be prepared to use glue.

week prior to program.
Limited Space 
Book Discussion  
for Grade 1 & 2 
with Julie Baxter
February 20 
4:30-5:30 PM

February Title:
Each Kindness  
by Jacqueline Woodson 
Books will be available to borrow by February 10. Please Register when you pick up your copy of the book.
Build-It Time
with Lego® Bricks,
K'Nex & floor blocks

February 22 
10:00-11:30 AM 


no registration required!

with Martha LaVallee
Tuesday, February 25

February Title
The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School
by Candace Fleming

Books will be available by
February 10. Register when you
pick up your copy of the book.
T.U.T. Meeting  
(Teen Underclassmen Team) 
Friday, February 28 
5:30 to 7:45 PM 

For more information, please call the library at 534-8282 and speak with Lisa SinClair. 


to see the
Library's complete

Writing Group
Most Mondays at Noon 
Library Community Room

Board Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 11 
Call 534-8282 for
more information.

Adult Book Discussions

San Miguel 
by T. C. Boyle
1st Wednesday 
Book Club
7:00 PM 
February 5

Skeleton Hill
by Peter Lovesey
Book Group

7:00 PM
February 19

by Barbara Delinsky 
Book Chat
& Chocolate
7:00 PM 
February 27 

& Opera

Tea & a Classic
High Society 
Starring Bing Crosby,
Grace Kelly & Frank Sinatra

12 Noon
February 12

Foreign Film
Hannah Arendt  
Special film
introduction by
Col. Mark C. Gagnon
a West Point Professor
5:30 PM
February 20 
Opera Showing
by Puccini 
1:00 PM
February 16