Cornwall Public Library Newsletter                                             JUNE 2014
Stave Off the Summer Slide and Keep Brains Busy
  Any parent or teacher of school-aged children
can tell you about the
summer slide or

summer slump -- that yearly loss of reading achievement that some children suffer from being out of school over the summer break.   For some children, reading is a pleasure and a joy -- those kids look forward to summer as a time to catch up on reading for fun. For others, a little more help and incentive is needed.

     Whether your child loves reading or needs to be persuaded, join the Cornwall Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program, Fizz, Boom, Read! (Spark a Reaction for teens) for plenty of fun and incentive to stave off the summer slide. Registration starts on Monday, June 30 at 6 PM at our family kick-off event, A Stupendous Science FAIR. There will be something for everyone and plenty to pique curiosity. Hope to see you there!

                   Karen LaRocca-Fels

                                     Library Director 

Join Us for This
Drop-In Event
Teen Volunteers Answer Questions About Technology
6:30 to 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 5
Our teens have volunteered to answer questions about smart phones, iPads, iPods, tablets, laptop computers - most available devices. They know their stuff so take advantage of this opportunity. Just drop in - no registration required.  
PJ Storytime
June 9 & June 23
6:30 PM
Wear your PJs and bring your favorite cuddly. Geared to 3 and 4-year-olds but all children are welcome with an adult. Register during the week prior to the program by calling the library at 534-8282. 
T.U.T. Meeting 
(Teen Underclassmen Team)

Friday, June 6
5:30 to 7:45 PM

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

Great Decisions
Discussion Group
7:00-8:30 PM 
June 11 
Please register ahead to participate in America's largest dis- cussion program on world affairs. For more information or to register to participate, contact Rosaleen Leahy, 534-8282 ext 204, rleahy@rcls.org.

Babysitting Workshop
for Young People Entering Grade 6+
 Saturday, June 14 
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
This 4-hour course is designed to introduce young people entering 6th grade and above to the basics of babysitting. Participants will be required to take a simple test at the completion of the 4-hour program, and will receive a certificate at the end of the course. Hand-outs will be provided.
Registration is required.
Sign up beginning June 7th.
Call 534-8282. Limited Space.
iPad Workshop
with Anthony Gillmeier 
Certified AppleŽ Trainer
Saturday, June 21
10:00-11:00 AM 

Bring your iPad or Mini iPad and your questions. Registration is not needed - just drop in. 

TUESDAY 6/24/14
         4:15 to 5:30 PM

Come and learn the art of painting with watercolor paints. All materials supplied. Come dressed to paint!
week prior to program.   845-534-8282  
Limited Space

All at Once We Heard
Cussed Rebel Yell: 
The 124th New York at the  
Battle of the Wilderness 

A Presentation by Charles LaRocca 

Wednesday, June 25     7:00 PM

On May 3, 1864, General Ulysses Grant launched what became known as the Overland Campaign. During May and June, the Union and Confederate armies fought a series of epic battles that would decide the outcome of the Civil War. The first was the Battle of the Wilderness where the Orange Blossoms were, once again, heavily engaged. Now led by Col. Francis M. Cummins, who would be seriously wounded in the battle, the Orange County regiment fought as part of the legendary 2nd Corps. At the end of the battle, Pvt. Henry Howell, Co. E, wrote home, "We have fought for three days and whipped them so far." Charles LaRocca is the founder of the 124th New York "Orange Blossoms" reenactment group and author of several books and articles about the 124th in the Civil War.

  Part of the Civil War
Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

Program Supported by a Grant from the New York Council for the Humanities, the Cornwall Public Library Foundation, and Caldwell House in Salisbury Mills, NY

THE 2014
We have exciting activities and programs  
planned for children, teens and adults. 

Mark Your Calendars

A Stupendous Science Fair 
Summer Reading Club Kick-Off and REGISTRATION OPENS 
A Community Event 
Monday, June 30 at 6:00 PM

A Party 2 Dye 4 
Young Adult Summer Reading Club Kick-Off & Registration
for 6th to 12th Graders 
A Drop-In Event 
Tuesday, July 1      3:30-4:30 PM

Watch for more details - coming soon!

to see the
Library's complete

Writing Groups

Library Community Room
Meets most Mondays.

Library Community Room
Monday, June 2 & 16
6:30-7:45 PM

Board Meeting 
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10 
Call 534-8282 for
more information.

Adult Book Discussions

City of Glory 
by Beverly Swerling
1st Wednesday
Book Club
7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 4

Sworn to Silence
by Linda Castillo
Book Group
7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 18
(Mystery Book Group
will not meet during

July and August.)
The Chaperone 
by Laura Moriarty 
Book Chat
& Chocolate
7:00 PM
Thursday, June 26

& Opera

Tea & a Classic
The Unsinkable
Molly Brown
Debbie Reynolds
12 Noon
Wednesday, June 11

Opera Club

Don Giovanni
by Mozart 
1:00-3:45 PM
Sunday, June 15
(Opera Club will not meet in July & August)
June 15

Foreign Film
Mister Tom 
Starring John Thaw 
5:30 PM
Thursday, June 19

Merry Matinee
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
Starring Robert Morse  
& Michele Lee 
1:30 PM
Sunday, June 22 

The Library
will be closed Friday, July 4th.

Come see us  
on our float  
in the parade!