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Welcome to the New Library Newsletter 

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I won't keep you too long, we have plenty of exciting programs for you to take a look at, but you may have already noticed that our newsletter has a new look.  If there is anything that is missing that you liked  or something you would want to see added, let us know. Just click here to share your thoughts.

Also, we are to getting ready start our fifth year(!) of our Music in the Annex concerts. Look near bottom of our newsletter for more information.

Cookbook Book Group

Saturday, April 5 at 2pm

Do you like to cook or just want to try some new food?

At a Cookbook Book Group you discuss the different aspects of the cookbook (how easy was it to follow, was the food good) or have pot luck of recipes from the cookbook.

 19th Century Circus: 
Sex, Violence and Politics
A lecture by David Carlyon

Saturday, May 10 at 2pm
in the Library's Annex
28 Century Blvd

In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain described a circus as "the splendidest sight that ever was." But despite this sweetly innocent image from 1883, Twain knew that circus before the Civil War had been raw stuff for rowdy audiences. Touring circus presented performers in skimpy clothes, and performances with a strong hint of sex. Reflecting a participatory age, talking clowns told dirty jokes and political jokes, bantering with raucous audiences. (One clown, Dan Rice, was nationally famous for his political wit, then ran for president - legitimately - from the ring.) The circus had to fight locals daily, with Hudson River towns especially notorious. But by the 1880s rowdiness became considered vulgar, the circus turned into innocent family amusement, and a sentimental symbol. Why did the circus change? How did politics change? How did America change?
David Carlyon
Author, Independent Scholar
David Carlyon is a writer and independent scholar. He has a Ph.D. in theater history from Northwestern University and was a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He has been an Equity actor and playwright, graduated from the University of Michigan, served as a military policeman, then graduated from Berkeley Law. His award-winning "Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of," is a biography and cultural history of 19th-century America. 

Mah Jongg

Tuesdays, April 1, 15, and 29 at 6:30pm
For people who wish to learn or already know how to play

Movie Night

Friday, April 11 at 6pm
in the library's Annex

We'll be watching...
Lawrence of Arabia
on the big screen

Adult Knitting Group

Wednesday at 6:30pm

Join our knitters every Wednesday night for lively conversation and knits. 

Need help with a pattern or just want to learn? 

Stop by, someone is always willing to help.

Computer Help

Want to learn more about computers? Sign up for our one-on-one workshops. The library will be offering their basic computer classes on a one-on-one basis.  

We will also be offering e-reader help, overdrive workshop, and help with any computer problem.

Walk-ins are welcome but signing up is strongly encouraged. 

Love Our Library 

Tuesday, April 1 at 6pm
Love our Library is a group of people from the community who, of course, love the library and want to do what they can to help.  By re-shelving books, participating in events, sharing ideas, baking for a sale, or simple putting up flyers, they do what they can to support the library they love.  If this sounds like you, join us on Tuesday, April 1 at 6pm for a meet and greet of like minded folks.

World Book Night

Wednesday, April 23

World Book Night U.S. is dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. On World Book Night, 25,000 book givers each give away 20 copies of a specially-printed, not-for-resale World Book Night U.S. edition of a book they have read and loved, chosen from a list of 30 titles selected by a panel of librarians and booksellers. The volunteer book givers personally hand out their copies to complete strangers, people who may never have owned a book of their own.

The library will be celebrating by handing out our special world book night selection as well as brand new children’s books for any child that attends all day long.

This will also be the kick-off our new oral-history program, Small Town Stories. Come by anytime on Wednesday, April 23 and tell your story.  We are looking to record stories of important events in Millerton or in the lives of the people from Millerton. If you have pictures that go with your story please bring them too. We can scan them and include them in our collection. Eventually we will make them available to the public to borrow.

Elder Law Workshop

Saturday, April 12 at
12pm in the Library Annex

Albany Law School Students will provide a free, legal information workshop for local senior citizens, family members, caregivers and elder care professionals. 
Workshop topics include Wills, Health Care Proxies, Executors and an overview of legal issues affecting seniors. All are welcome to attend, but in order to provide materials for everyone, please call 518-789-3340 to reserve your place or click here to register.

Open Mic Night

Saturday, April 12 at 7pm
Calling all musicians and music lovers. Here we go again with another open mic night, hosted by Charlie Knox. Musicians from novices to seasoned pros are invited to participate. Poetry reciting, storytelling, stand-up comedy bits are also welcome. And if you just want to come and listen, that's fine, too.
Annex doors open at 6:30PM. Free admission. Refreshments available.  
For more information, contact the library at 518.789.3340 

ACBL Sanctioned Bridge Games

Starting Friday, April 11 at 1:15pm in the library's Annex

The Millerton Bridge Club is bringing ACBL sanctioned bridge games to the Northeast-Millerton Library. 
For more information contact Roger Price at 845-702-0956 after March 31st.

Book Discussion Group

Saturday, March 29 at 3pm 
Join us for our  monthly book discussion. We come from all walks of life and different backgrounds which makes for wonderful conversation
This month we'll be reading
The Cuckoo's Calling 
by Robert Galbraith

You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.

Please let us know if you would like us to order you a copy. 

New Releases


Saving Mr. Banks

Coming Soon


Jeffery Archer
Death on Blackheath
Anne Perry
Kristina Ohlsson

Susanna Kaysen 

Coming Soon

Family Affair
Fern Michaels

Northanger Abbey
Val McDermid

The Target
David Baldacci


Talk Like Ted
Carmine Gallo
Plato at the Googleplex
Rebecca Goldstein

When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters 
Marion Edmonds  

Coming Soon

Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991
Orlando Figs

The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz


Coming Soon

Other Story
Tatiana DeRosney

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Box Tops

Ever notice this logo on various products you have purchased? Don't throw them away! Help raise money for your school through the Box Tops for Education Program. The NorthEast-Millerton Library will be collecting box tops at the front desk to give to Webutuck PTA. The PTA will then turn in all that we collect to raise money for the Webutuck Elementary School.
Doors open at 7:00PM.
$5 suggested donation at the door. Refreshments available.  
For more concert information, contact the library at 518.789.3340

Wooden Nickel
Saturday May 5 @ 7:30pm

Wooden Nickel is a four-piece acoustic/electric musical group based in Millerton, NY. Together as Wooden Nickel since 2007, their repertoire consists of an eclectic mix of folk, traditional, obscure covers and original music. The members of the group consist of Chris Shamkin on guitar and vocals, Lance Middlebrook on guitar, mandolin and vocals, John Mathews on bass guitar and vocals and Ken Hafford on percussion.

T.  McCann Band

Saturday, May 24 @7:30

Last years fan favorite is back again. The T. McCann Band is an eclectic group of gentlemen musicians.  They are known for their lively stage shows and their song & tune catalog reflects a fresh take on traditional Celtic music.
Saturday, June 21  The Compact

Saturday, June 28 Hummingbird

Saturday, July 12 Hiroya Tsukamoto

Saturday, July 26 Wild Cat Creek

Saturday, August 2 @ 3pm Nimham Mountain Singers

Saturday, August 23 The Science Music Road Show


More dates to come. Check our website for updates!
Happy Reading,

Rhiannon Leo-Jameson
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