Trout Parade 2013
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
Computer and e-Reader Classes
Brush up on your technology skills or pick up some new ones! Registration is required and space is limited to five people per class. PC laptops are provided in computer classes. Call 439-5440 for information and registration.
Saturday, January 4, 10:00am – 1:00am Library eBooks: Learn how easy it is to borrow eBooks for your e-reader or mobile device. Stop by anytime between 10:00 and 1:00 for a personal tutorial on borrowing ebooks. Bring your own e-Reader, smart phone or tablet and your library card. If you are using a Kindle or Kindle app, you will also need your Amazon password.
Thursday, January 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm Basic Computer Use: This class is for those who are starting from scratch, or nearly so. Opportunities for follow-up will be provided.
Thursday, January 23, 5:30pm-7:30pm Creating a Slide Show or Presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint. Participants must have an understanding of basic computer and Windows functions such as word processing, cutting/pasting and saving documents. Optional: Bring photos on a flashdrive or prints to scan.
Free GED preparation will take place throughout 2013 at the library. Please call for more information, 439-5440.
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New Day for Storytime
Preschool Storytime at the library will be moving to Tuesdays starting September 17 and runs from 11:15 to 11:45.
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.
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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