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Friends of the Library Book Club
Tuesday, September 4th, 1 PM


The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper:
A Novel
By Phaedra Patrick

Upcoming dates: October 2, November 2, and December 4th.
Inter-generational: age 10&up

Beginners are welcome and encouraged!

The next round  of Ukulele Meetups begins Saturday, September 8th at 9:30 am. In case you aren't aware you can check out a Ukulele and a music book with your library card! 

This is a group that shares learning with each other. We usually do some folk music, popular music and anything else anyone might want to play… remember beginners are welcome and encouraged! 

Direct your questions to Uke Coordinator LYNDA at
Music! Kid Friendly! 
Simple Dinners for Busy Days-
Tuesday, September 11th 6PM

Culinary Nutrition Counselor and Real Food Educator
Holly Shelowitz

Do you find yourself wondering what to make for dinner each day?
Join Holly Shelowitz, Nutritional Educator and Chef, for this informative cooking class. She will show you how to make some simple dinners, sure to satisfy everyone at the table.


*for adults 16 years and older*




Thursday, September 13th



Painted Birdhouses

Thursday, October 25th


Rock card/picture holder


Other dates and crafts!

To be announced!

Fishing poles are ready for check out at the Town of Ulster Public Library! Take them out for two weeks and get a free coloring book and tackle box. It’s a reel big deal!

This year marks the 15th in our current location at 860 Ulster Avenue. A special letter with exciting news  from Library Board President, Anne Davis, is linked here
Please join us on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 7:00 pm to 8:15pm, at the Town of Ulster Public Library for a Community Update
on the planning process for the Library.

 Library Architect Paul Mays will make a brief presentation designed to:
  • Summarize the Library Master Planning Process and Results / Recommendations so far
  • Exchange ideas about the evolution of library services in OUR community
  • Present an update on Grants and Fundraising Activities to date
  • Learn about our short-term and long-term renovation goals for our building
 The renovation design strategies to be discussed have been developed to meet the needs of the Library, as identified in previous public workshops, surveys, focus groups, and meetings.  public demand for library services in the Town of Ulster is at an all-time high.  We are celebrating 15 years in our current building already, and would like to discuss plans to upgrade our home to accommodate the community over the next 25 – 30 years.
We hope you can join in the conversation.
Please RSVP to 845.338.7881
by Wednesday, September 12th
Refreshments will be provided

Town of Ulster Public Library

Autumn 2018
Weekly Story Hours

Preschool Story Hour– 10:30am-11:30am
This program is for children ages 3-5 years and their caregivers. A hands-on craft and snack follow each program. The program will be located at the library.
Baby & Me Story Hour– 10:30am-11:30am
This lap-time story hour is for children ages 0-3 years and their caregivers. This program will introduce a love for books using songs, movement, rhythm, and rhyme. A hands-on craft and snack follows each program.

September-October 2018 - After School Program
Ages 5-12 years

Mondays, from September 10th - October 29th at 4:00 p.m.
Date Activity
Monday, September 10th
 Decorate the Children’s area for Autumn.
Monday, September  17th
 A special guest will teach us sign language.
Monday, September 24th
Monday, October 1st
 Craft- Perler beads
Monday, October 8th
 Closed for Columbus Day
 Monday, October 15th                                                                                                       
 Monday, October 22nd  Begin making holiday cards for the residents in   the  Northeast Center for Rehabilitation and Brain Injury.
 Monday, October 29th
 Halloween games, crafts, and music!
Take a chance on our Library Fundraiser Raffle! Just $10 per ticket with over 30 chances to win. New prizes are added weekly.  We pull  tickets in October. Fridays are a $75 cash prize, Saturdays are a Mystery Prize and Sundays are a BONUS drawing!  Buy tickets at the circulation desk + thanks for supporting the library!

Save the date for our annual book sale!
Saturday, September 29th, 10-3 PM at the library.

This year, we will go a bit bigger with our book and bake sale, story hour and sing along, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers sponsored by the Town of Ulster Kiwanis Club and more! Stay tuned for more information.
All proceeds will go toward repair and renovation of the library building. 

Notice: The library is closed Saturday, September 1st and Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe and happy holiday! 

ANNUAL ELECTION BUDGET VOTE  will be held at the Town of Ulster Public Library, 860 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY on Thursday, September 6, 2018 between the hours of 2 pm and 8 pm. The propositions up for a vote are the 2019 budget and the election of (2) two trustees seats for three (3) year terms up for election.
Candidate Bruce Engholm, nominated by petition, seeks a position on the board. Ballots will have a space for write-ins.
The proposed budget calls for $316,368 in tax revenue to support the operation of the Town of Ulster Library in 2019, an increase of 4% ($12,168) from 2018. For those unavailable to vote on Thursday, Sept.6th, absentee ballot applications are available at the library. All ballots must be returned, sealed in person or by mail by 8 pm on the day of the vote September 6.

View the proposed budget here

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