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The Kingston and
Town of Ulster Public Libraries

in cooperation with the The New York Library Association Sustainability Initiative, bring you Drawdown: a Book Discussion along with a series of programs related to the solutions
presented in the book.

Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, by Paul Hawkin, provides a rigorous review of the top 100 solutions for reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the earth’s atmosphere.

Join us at Town of Ulster Library on March 19 at 6 pm for a Drawdown Overview with Melissa Everett, Executive Director of Sustainable Hudson Valley

Scroll down for more information on all of the
March events. Look for this logo:

Lego Night

Monday, March 4, 2019

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for Lego Night at the Library

The program is free and open to families of all ages. We will supply the Legos, so all you have to bring is your imagination!

Plant Based Delicious Soups
with Holly

Tuesday March 5th 6pm

Eating a plant focused diet has been around for centuries. What does that mean in today's busy life?
Learn how eating more plant based foods can support your health and well being, as well as the health of the planet.

Join Holly Shelowitz, Certified Nutrition Counselor and Chef Educator for this live cooking class. Holly will prepare a delicious soup right before your eyes. See how delicious and satisfying a plant based dinner can be!

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

A Visit from our neighbors at Farmstock
Tuesday, March 12th at 6 PM

"Shortening the path from dirt to mouth not only has the benefits of providing more flavorful and nutritious foods to consumers, it is also more cost-efficient, environmentally sustainable, and can provide more jobs than the current mega-farming model that dominates
the current agriculture industry."
- Kingston Happening, Doers and Dreamers June 2018

#4 Plant-Rich Diet, #60 Composting

March - April 2019 - After School Program

Ages 5-12 years

Mondays, from March 4th - April 29th at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 4th
Board games and card games          
Monday, March 11th
Composting- learn about it and make a micro composter.
Monday, March 18th

Decorate the Children’s area for Spring.

 Monday, March 25th

Make cat toys to donate to SPCA.

 Monday, April 1st
Make cat toys to donate to SPCA.
Monday, April 8th                                                                                                                                                                 

Marshmallow Engineering                        

Monday, April 15th
Spring Vacation -  Make a craft, play a game or LEGOS!
Monday, April 22nd
Earth Day activities-planting & crafts using recycled materials
Monday, April 29th
Minute to Win It activities

Mini Workshop and Book Signing

Saturday, March 9th

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Amy Levis, author of Visual Verbiage, will show us a fun, new way to learn vocabulary in a mini workshop for anyone in fifth grade  through adult. She will also be available for a book signing.
Please call 845-338-7881 to register
for this program.


Seeds of Hope Screening
March 26th, 6 PM

Informal screening of Seeds of Hope (24.35 minutes, Oceans 8 Films. This short documentary tells the story of this collaborative initiative to preserve Native American culture and foodways through seed saving followed by a discussion and Q&A with Ken Green of Seedshed.

[#39 Indigenous People’s Land Management]

The Funshine Merrymakers

Saturday, March 30th

3:15 p.m.

The Funshine Merrymakers will rock the house with their kid-friendly antics, funny skits, magic tricks and silly songs. There will be lots of audience participation and surprises too! As educators and entertainers, Happy Dan and Rainbow have delighted children for many years. Join the fun! This program is open to all ages.


Let your Search be Unbound!

Have you checked our online catalog recently? If so, you may have noticed some cool new features!

Have you checked our online catalog recently? If so, you may have noticed some cool new features!

Thanks to Syndetics Unbound, we now have access to a host of new information about the book you’re looking to order right from our catalog, including author information, plot summary, similar books, other formats in which the book is available, reader reviews, and tons more! We previously had some of this information available, but Syndetics Unbound provides a much more uniform presentation of the information and adds a ton of features, all of which adds up to a wealth of information at your fingertips!

To access this new information, just keep scrolling down on any book’s page. You’ll find your next great read waiting for you.

Magazines- Anytime, Anywhere

Did you know you can check out magazines online for free using your library card?

Try Zinio!

Zinio is a digital magazine collection provided through the library that you can access from anywhere! Enjoy access to magazines like the New Yorker, Billboard, Elle,  Highlights, and more! You can also download the app on your smartphone or tablet to access the titles you’ve checked out anytime, from anywhere.

To get started, go to our catalog and click on the button in the upper right-hand corner that says “New Online Magazines.” From there, enter your library card, create an account, and enjoy your favorite magazines!

Expand Your Universe with Universal Class

Continuing your education can be tough, particularly when you don’t know where to start. There are countless free online learning opportunities out there, but many charge money for homework feedback, help, scoring, and certificates.

Universal Class can help!

Universal Class is an online education tool, offering hundreds of classes with the option for credit. The classes offered cover a huge range of topics, including everything from HTML and Excel courses to Wedding Planning 101. The courses themselves are worded in accessible language, allowing anybody to take part, and you can choose between being graded for credit and just looking at their informational videos. The best part? it’s all free with your library card! No need to worry about taking expensive classes from your local college.

To access Universal Class, click this link, enter your library card, go through the steps provided to create an account, and start learning. Expand your life, expand your career, or just have fun!

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