Cornwall Public Library Newsletter                                         AUGUST 2014
     Did you know that the Emma Hardy Memorial Home, also called the River Lighthouse, once stood on the property where the library building now stands? You will find pictures of this and other historic buildings including the Eureka Hotel, the Half Moon Inn, and Klein's Cash Grocery and General Store, in the library's digitized local history collection. By partnering with the Southeast Library Resources Council as part of their Hudson River Valley Heritage project and working with Hudson Microimaging, the library digitized 85 postcards, 10 stereoscopic cards, and one booklet, all depicting scenes from historic Cornwall and the surrounding area.  
   Our great thanks go to Janet Dempsey, Colette Fulton, and Barbara Devitt, who volunteered their time to help identify and give background information on many of the images. Thanks are also due to Jane Harkinson and George Kane who provided additional postcards for our project.

    The initiative was funded in part by a grant from the Cornwall Public Library Foundation. To browse the collection, please go to the HRVH link on the library's website or go directly to: 


                   Karen LaRocca-Fels

                                     Library Director  


Adult Online 
Summer Reading Club

& K'Nex® 
Tuesday, August 5 
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Come enjoy this time for being creative and having fun with the kids. 
Just Drop In - No Registration Required 

For Grades 6+ enrolled in the  
Summer Reading YA Challenge 
Day 1: Creation Day 
5 hours to make it work
Wednesday, August 6 
12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Work in teams or solo - design and/or model clothing, a mask, a hat, or an accessory. Embellish with everyday items. Research, sketch, drape, cut, pin, glue, staple, sew, tie, whatever works for display in the . . . 
Day 2: Runway Show Day 
Thursday, August 7 
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Set up and run through with full dress rehearsal prior to the . . .  

Sponsored by the Friends
of Cornwall Library 
Buzzer Practice
for RCLS Teen
Battle of the Books
Wednesday, August 13 
5:30 to 7:30 PM  
Buzzer practice is for those interested in rep- resenting Cornwall Public Library in an RCLA member-wide Battle of the Books on Saturday afternoon, September 6th. at the Palisades Mall.  The battle includes questions about these books.

Any questions, please contact
Liz Fisher or Lisa SinClair at the library.
Registration is required for this event.
of Beading 
(for adults)
Maureen Oliveto 
Thursday, August 14 
6-7:30 PM
Enjoy a brief lecture about beads and making jewelry with beads, and complete a small project. Register by calling 534-8282. Limited to 15 adult participants.

Gaming Event
Saturday, August 16 
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM  
Bring the kids, your friends, your grandkids, come into the cool, and have fun playing Wii® games!
Just Drop In - No Registration Required
Join Us for This
Drop-In Event
Teen Volunteers Answer Questions About Technology
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
Tuesday, August 19 
Grab this opportunity to have our teen volunteers answer your questions about smart phones, iPads, iPods, tablets, laptop computers, and more. Just drop in - no registration required.  
of Paper Blooms
(for adults)
with Amy
& Charlotte

Tuesday, August 19 
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Learn how to make beautiful carnations and sunflowers with paper. Register by calling 534-8282. Limited to 12 adult participants.

to see the
Library's complete

Writing Group
Most Mondays
at 12 Noon 
Library Community Room

Board Meeting 
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 19  
Call 534-8282 for
more information.

Adult Book Discussions
Beautiful Ruins 
by Jess Walter
1st Wednesday
Book Club
7:00 PM
August 6

& Sons 
by David Gilbert 
Book Chat
& Chocolate
7:00 PM
August 28


Tea & a Classic
Rosalind Russell,  
Natalie Wood  
& Karl Malden
12 Noon
August 13

Foreign Film
 The Illusionist
A delicate visual style, tender humor and a sense of loss, beautifully depicted in this  
animated film. 
5:30 PM
August 21

The Library will be CLOSED  
Labor Day ~ Monday, September 1