See below for a list of events and programs being offered at the Livingston Manor Free Library, as well as exhibits and library news. The library is located at 92 Main Street in Livingston Manor. For more information call 439-5440.
For more information about what's happening in Livingston Manor, check out www.livingstonmanor.org
Outdoor Enthusiasts’ Film Series and Iditarod Celebration
Cosponsored by Livingston Manor Library and Morgan Outdoors
The series continues in March and April with seasonally-selected films shown at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor.
Saturday, March 1 6:30 pm
Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod--This documentary film takes an exciting look behind the scenes of this amazing 1000-mile long dog sled race. Toughest Race will kick off a weeklong 2014 Iditarod celebration in Livingston Manor. (45 minutes)
Saturday, April 5 6:30 pm
My Life as a Turkey--Based on a true story, this 2011 Emmy-winning film chronicles
one man’s remarkable and moving experience of raising a group of wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood. Join us as turkey toms are strutting in our woods and fields and spring birding season comes into full force. (60 minutes)
Iditarod Week, March 1- 8
Stop by the Livingston Manor Library to learn more about dog-sledding and racing with books and movies to check out, and while you’re there peer in on the race by webcam and help keep track of the competitors. Kids will be able to play Sled Dog Bingo to win a prize!
Saturday, March 8 3:00pm
Meet Iditarod Musher Kim Darst and her sled dog Cotton at Morgan Outdoors on her second visit to our area. Kim Darst, living in New Jersey, trained for 10 years to compete in the 2009 Iditarod. Cotton was part of her dog team! Kim is a helicopter pilot and became fascinated with the Alaska state sport of dog mushing, while flying helicopter trips there. We’ll check in with Kim on her plans for a future second run at the Iditarod and learn how she is preparing. Come find out how a veteran sled dog musher cares for her dogs, withstands extreme weather and terrain, trains to race and much more. Kim’s experience racing in the 2009 Iditarod is the theme of the children’s book, Cotton’s Tale.
No charge for events, but reservations are strongly suggested. Call Morgan Outdoors at 845/439 5507 or send email to email@example.com.
Free Income Tax Preparation and Forms at the Livingston Manor Library
Call now to reserve your appointment with the qualified AARP volunteers for free tax preparation at the Livingston Manor Library on one day only: Saturday, March 29.
Volunteers with the AARP Tax-Aide Program, sponsored and certified by AARP and the IRS, can do not only simple returns, but also returns for small businesses (with expenses < $10,000 and no depreciation), self-employed, cancellation of debt and health savings accounts. To make an appointment, call the library at 439-5440. For questions about what is / is not covered, call 292-6180 and leave a message. An AARP team member will return your call.
Taxpayers need to bring:
• Photo id
• Copy of last year’s return
• Checkbook (if wish direct deposit of refund)
• Social security documents for taxpayer, spouse, dependents
• All tax documents for 2013 (W-2, 1099, interest statements, brokerage statements, property tax receipts, medical logs, etc.)
For those wishing to prepare their own tax returns, federal and state forms and instructions are available at the library. The Livingston Manor Library is located at 92 Main Street, across from the firehouse.
Federal and State tax forms now available
New York State tax forms and directions and Federal tax forms are now available at the library.
Livingston Manor Library to provide help with healthcare enrollment
The library will provide health care enrollment assistance on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in February and March. Private sessions will take place at scheduled intervals. A NY State of Health Certified Navigator will provide guidance about health care coverage and help with enrollment. Registration is required. Call 845-439-5440 for an appointment.
Free GED preparation will take place throughout 2013 at the library. Please call for more information, 439-5440.
Livingston Manor Central School, BOCES Adult and Continuing Education and
Livingston Manor Free Library
Preschool Storytime: Join us on Tuesdays 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Storytime leader Chatral A’dze welcomes children ages 2 to 5 to hear stories, sing songs and play games. As a library volunteer, Chatral enjoys sharing the stories and songs taught to her by her mother and finding new library books for young children. Her lively readings and energetic circle games create an atmosphere of fun in which children enjoy listening to stories and interacting with each other. Parents/caregivers and siblings are welcome to participate in the games and to explore the resources the library has to offer.
Crafters Welcome at Library
Does your creative soul long for company? You are welcome to join others for a monthly opportunity to socialize while sewing, drawing, beading or doing whatever gets your creative juices flowing. Bring your own project.
The crafters group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
For more information call the Livingston Manor Library at 845-439-5440.
Note: Crafters' Night is on break for the winter and will resume in the spring.
Wagenknecht Wildlife Photographs on Exhibit
Photographer Gloria Wagenknecht’s wildlife photographs are on display at the Livingston Manor Library through the month of October.
Gloria’s work brings broad scenes of color and clarity to the library walls and thrills every wildlife watcher who is lucky enough to see her naturalistic portraits. As a free-lance residing in Loch Sheldrake, Gloria attempts to capture the extraordinary beauty of the wildlife and terrain of Sullivan County.
Battle of the Books Team Takes Second Place
Congratulations to the Livingston Manor Library Battle of the Books Team for a second place finish at the 2013 RCLS Teen Battle of the Books!
The battle took place on September 8 at the Middletown Thrall Library. Team members Tara Carlson, Nathaniel DePaul, Kris DiBartolo, Iris Gillingham and Leif Johansen placed second on a tie-breaker question in the championship round. Fourteen teams competed from public libraries throughout Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties. The Livingston Manor Library Team took 2nd in 2011 and 1st in 2012.
Battle of the Books is set up in a game show format. A moderator asks 19 questions per round concerning 8 pre-selected books. Each team member holds a buzzer and tries to hit the button and correctly answer the question before the other team.
Following are the books that were included in this battle:
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
White Cat by Holly Black
Legend by Maria Lu
How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Updated eBook Service
OverDrive, our library system’s eBooks provider, has updated its eBooks service (at efiles.rcls.org) to improve access to electronic books. Click here for highlights and a quick tour of the new system: OverDrive PDF
RCLS Launches Mobile App
One click access to library information
from any Internet-capable phone
The Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) puts your library in your hand with RCLS Mobile. Want to renew a book or place one on hold? There’s an app for that. Library hours? There’s an app for that. Want to download an ebook or eAudioBook? There’s an app for that, too.
The Launch of RCLS Mobile puts the library at your fingertips. From any mobile phone or tablet connected to the Internet you can instantly tap into library resources, anytime, anywhere. You can search the library catalog, check your account, ask a question, download eBooks and eAudioBooks, find events and more.
To access RCLS Mobile, visit rcls.boopsie.com/ and download the app.
“Nearly 50% of all US mobile subscribers use smartphones, so it’s important for people to be able to access the staff and rich resources available at our libraries,” says Robert Hubsher, RCLS Executive Director. “RCLS Mobile puts library information just one click away with much faster access than going through a browser. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this new way to use the library by downloading our app.”
Searching the library system catalog with RCLS Mobile is especially easy. Just type the first few letters of two or three words and search results will begin to appear. For example, if you’re looking up Mark Twain in the catalog, just type “ma twa.” Once you find the title you’re looking for, you can place it on hold right from your phone.
The app offers additional features such as BookLook Mobile that lets you scan an ISBN barcode anywhere you are to see if your library owns the title. “This is an amazing feature,” says Hubsher. “If you’re at a bookstore you can just scan the book’s ISBN, see if we own it and—if we do—place a hold on it right from your phone.”
The RCLS Mobile also has a Digital Media feature which allows people to download eBooks and eAudioBooks to their devices.
If a library has a Facebook page and/or Twitter feed, people can access those through RCLS Mobile.
The mobile app was developed by Boopsie Inc. More than 250 libraries and universities use Boopsie to increase campus and community visibility. Easy to implement and affordable for all size libraries, Boopsie solves the problem of unwieldy website viewing on a small screen.
To download the RCLS Mobile, visit www.rcls.boopsie.com or contact the library at 845-439-5440.
The library has a new sign and a beautiful flower garden!
Sullivan Renaissance provided a grant for this project and thanks go to Vera Farrell for planning and planting the garden, Marietta Beanland for helping with the garden and donating a soaker hose and Carolyn Bivins for helping with the sign design. The kids in the Grow Your Own Book summer reading program helped with the weeding. The sign was created by Paul Kean of Graphic Detail.
The flower boxes and hanging baskets were provided by, and maintained by, Livingston Manor Renaissance.
Manor Ink Hits the Streets
As the third issue of Manor Ink hits the streets, the staff of the local newspaper rejoices at their success. The newspaper is growing in the community and many townspeople enjoy reading it, Says Khris DiBartolo, one of the Manor Ink team members. We are very excited and a bit surprised at how popular the paper has become. One of the main focuses in creating the newspaper is having a wide variety of articles to interest a large group of people. So far, that goal has been a success for the staff of Manor Ink. The paper doesnt just add to the community, the young people involved in making it also benefit from the youth-led news. The paper has improved writing and editing skills for everyone making it.
The staff sincerely thanks everyone who has contributed to the paper. Whether it is 25 cents or 25 dollars, we appreciate all donations to our community-based project. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for our newspaper, visit us on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Leif Johansen and Khris DiBartolo of Manor Ink
You can pick up a current copy of Manor Ink at one of the following locations or go to manorink.com for recent news:
Catskill Art Society
Catskill Fly Fishing Center
DeBruce Country Inn
Flour Power Bakery
Helen's Barber Shop
Lanza's Country Inn
Lazy Beagle Pub & Grill
Livingston Manor Free Library
Madison's Main Street Stand
Main Street Farm
Moose Be Morning
Mountain Bear Crafts
Pepacton Natural Foods
Robin Hood Diner
Rolling River Cafe & Gallery
Town of Rockland Town Hall
Wildlife Gift Shop
Willow and Brown
Yolanda's Custom Interior
Thank you to the Lazare & Charlotte Kaplan Foundation for its support of the library's youth programs and Manor Ink, in particular.
Second Floor Renovations
Thanks to consecutive grants from the NYS Public Library Construction Grant Program, the library has been able to renovate the second floor of the old portion of our building. Built in 1891, it has served as a firehouse, a bar and as of 1955, the library. The second floor still contains a ladder to a bell tower that was used to call the firefighters, but the bell resides across the street at the new firehouse. These matching grants have allowed us to replace the stairs, the ceiling and the floor, and to install shelving for storage of supplies and the local history collection. In the coming year we hope to continue renovations by improving the walls and installing electrical outlets. Currently the space is being used as the office for Manor Ink.
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