Cornwall Public Library Newsletter                                     September 2014
From the Library Director . . .

     You may have noticed that we recently launched our brand new website. Our new site can be easily viewed on a variety of devices, including tablets and smartphones. We reorganized and added information to better showcase all that's available in programs and services, and to more effectively provide important information about the library.

    Another great feature of our new design is the capability for library staff to easily maintain and update the website's content - from any computer, anywhere. This allows us to keep it as current and up-to-date as possible.

     We rely on our website to be a valuable tool and resource for all who visit it. Since introducing the previous website redesign more than six years ago, you have provided valuable feedback regarding its usefulness and functionality. We will continue to tweak and update our new site, always looking toward making it friendly, easy to navigate, and just plain good. If you haven't already, please take a look - www.cornwallpubliclibrary.org. Let us know how you like it. You may e-mail your comments to Beth Texter at btexter@rcls.org.

                   Karen LaRocca-Fels


Story Time
September 8
& September 29

6:30 pm
 Wear your PJs and bring your favorite cuddly. For 3 and 4-year olds but all children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Register during week prior to program.

Tuesday, September 9 - Cornwall Residents
Thursday, September 11 - Non-Residents

Baby Lapsit
ages birth to 18 months

Tuesdays - September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14
9:30 am - Walking
10:30 am - Not Yet Walking

Pre-School Story Time
ages 4 & 5 (not yet in K)
Thursdays at 9:30 am
September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16

Circle Story Time
for 3-year-olds

Thursdays at 10:30 am
September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16

Toddler Time
ages 18-36 months with an adult
Fridays at 9:30 or 10:30 am
September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17
Great Decisions Discussion Group

Wednesday September 10 
7:00-8:30 pm


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. If you are interested in joining, contact: Rosaleen Leahy, Library Program Coordinator, 845-534- 8282 ext. 204, e-mail: rleahy@rcls.org
Story Walk Weekend 
at the

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Wildlife Center
in partnership with Cornwall Public Library & The Grail
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 13 & 14
12:00 Noon-4:00 pm 

Civil War Lecture
"Damn the Torpedoes" 
The Battle
of Mobile Bay
by Dr. Craig Symonds 
Monday, Sept. 15 
6:30 pm  
at Munger Cottage
(behind the library) 


A Book-Signing will take place before and after  
the lecture. Books will be available to purchase, courtesy of the Friends of Cornwall Library.

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
Click here for more information.
WWI/WWII Lecture
From the Great War to WWII 
by Dr. Jennie Kiesling, West Point Professor
Tuesday, Sept. 16       6:30 pm
FURacious Readers 
Read to Milo 
Friday, September 19
4:00-5:00 pm 

Milo is a trained therapy dog who enjoys his 10 minute one-on-one sessions with young readers. Register during the week prior to the program. 
September 19
5:30-7:45 pm 
For active members. For more information call the library and speak with Lisa SinClair.

iPad® Workshop 
with Anthony Gillmeier, Certified Apple Trainer 
Saturday, September 20 
10:00-11:00 am 
Bring your iPad® and your questions. Anthony will help you learn more about your device. 
Just Drop In - No Registration Required
The Oscar Winning Short Films Collection
September 20
1:30 pm 
This collection of nine Oscar winning shorts, animated and live-action, includes: God of Love, The New Tenant, Toylan, West Bank Story, The Lost Thing, Logorama, The Danish Poet, Ryan, Harvey Krumpet.
The library can
lead you to a

To get the most from these workshops, plan to take all 3.  When you register for #1 , you may also register for #2 & #3.


Step #1:

Discover Your Hidden Skills
to Get the Job You Want 

 ($185 Value - FREE to you)

Monday, September 22 

6:30-8:00 pm


Step #2:

Resume Writing Workshop

($175 Value - FREE to you)

Monday, September 29       6:30-8:00 pm


Step #3:

Individual Job Coaching   

30-Minute Sessions

 ($175 Value - FREE to you)

Monday, October 6 
5:00-8:00 pm


REGISTRATION for Workshops  
& Job Coaching Sessions is Required
Registration Opens September 5th 
Come to Cornwall Library or call 845-534-8282
These workshops are sponsored by the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) and have been funded in part by the New York State Library's Adult Literacy Service Grant Program.


Small Habitats
. . . an
outdoor activity

September 23 
4:00-5:30 pm 

Open to all ages. Bring a bag of natural items to share - pine cones, shells, seed pods, twigs, etc.

Register during the week prior to the program. 
How much do you know about Harry?
 Harry Potter Trivia 
Thursday September 25 
2:00-3:00 pm 
For Grades 4-8. Register during week prior to program.
Family Build-It 
A Drop-in Event 
September 27 
10:00-11:30 am 
Bring the kids and come create a masterpiece using Legos®, K'Nex® and floor blocks. All materials supplied - you bring your creativity! No need to register . . . just drop in. 
Saturday, September 27
1:00-2:30 pm 
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.  

The Library will be
Monday, Sept. 1

We wish a good term to all who are returning to school.
We are here
to support you! 

to see the
Library's complete

Writing Group
Most Mondays  
at 12:00 Noon 
Library Community Room

Board Meeting 
September 9 
7:00-9:00 pm 
Call 534-8282 for
more information.

Adult Book Discussions

See Now Then 
by Jamaica Kincaid
1st Wednesday
Book Club
September 3
7:00 pm

The Burglar 
on the Prowl 
by Lawrence Block 
Book Group 
September 17
7:00 pm 

So Far Away
by Meg Mitchell Moore 
Book Chat
& Chocolate
September 25
7:00 pm 

Kids & Teens Book Discussions
 (Register for any of
these programs
when you pick up a copy
of the book to read.)

Talk it Up  
with Julie Baxter
for Grades 1 & 2 
September 17
4:30-5:30 pm

with Martha LaVallee
for Grades 3 & 4
September 30
4:30-5:30 pm 

Readzza Readzza
with Martha LaVallee
for Grades 5 & 6 
September 30
6:00-7:00 pm

('shipping it.) 
for Grades 6+ 
September 9
& September 16  
3:00-4:00 pm

Great Films 
Tea & a Classic
The Bachelor &
The Bobby-Soxer
Starring Cary Grant, 
Myrna Loy 
& Shirley Temple 
September 10
12:00 Noon

Foreign Film
 The Grocer's Son
A French coming-of-age tale about a man rediscovering life and love in the countryside. 
September 18
5:30 pm

Merry Matinee
The Man Who Came to Dinner 
Starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan 
& Monty Woolley
September 28
1:30 pm