Books and News from the NE Millerton Library
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“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; 

they just have the heart.”~Elizabeth Andrew

We had the chance to recognize one of our longtime volunteers and board members last month. Many of you may know Carol Decker as our Wednesday volunteer, but you many not know that Carol had recently stepped down as the Treasurer to the Library. Over the last fifty years Carol has had many roles with the Library and her dedication is awe inspiring. We often say that with out the support of  our volunteers and patrons, the Library would not be here today. Those words are never more true, when spoken in reference to Carol. Carol continues to help make the Library what it is today, and we are so  grateful. 

Fourth Annual Millerton Chess Tournament

Saturday, August 10
Library Annex, 28 Century Blvd, Millerton NY
Free to Enter. 
Registration is between 9 AM to 9:45 AM

3-SS: Three rounds - Game 90: 10 AM /1:30 PM/5 PM
Bye's: 1/2 pt Bye available-limit 1 (First and Second rounds only)

Question: Bob Simmons - 845-867-0323

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, August 15 from 3 PM to 7 PM
Walk ins welcome but appointments are encouraged. 

Sign up for a time at the Library or click here to make an appointment online.

Help us save lives and make a difference!

If you have the Red Cross Blood Donor app, search with the sponsor code NEML.

Local History Lecture 

Saturday, September 14 at 5 to 7 pm

Boston Corners and the Oblong: How Two State Boundary Land Exchanges Created Havens for Lawlessness a presentation by Jon Strom

Local history books and materials will be available for purchase through Oblong Books and Music at the event. 

Disability Benefits with Employment

August 22, September 26,  October 24
11 am – 12 pm

Annex, RSVP Required

Help for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries between the ages 18-64 who are interested in going back to work. Avoid losing your health insurance and avoid overpayments! It’s important to plan ahead before going back to work. Be sure you really understand the rules of Social Security Administration’s employment supports like Ticket-to-Work, what your responsibilities are, where to get help in your work goal, and how to request reasonable accommodations on the job. Registration is required.
*If you require large print or an American Sign Language interpreter you must RSVP at least 2 weeks in advance to: Mandi Sheraden, Mobile Benefits Counselor:

Music in the Annex Concert Series 

Last Concert of the Season!!!

Wooden Nickel

Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 PM

In celebration of our tenth concert series, Wooden Nickel will be reuniting for this special  event.  We had the honor of them preforming  the first concert in our first series in 2010. 
Music in the Annex Concerts Series is Supported by a
Grant from 
Ann and Abe Effron Fund-Donor Advised  
of the
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
This project as also has been supported by a grant from the Northeast Dutchess Fund of 

Sponsored by

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
Harney and Sons Fine Tea
Moore and More Printing

Across the Centuries

Saturday, October 12, 10 am to 2 pm
Annex, RSVP

Across the Centuries: Stories about Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries is a program that collects the stories of Millerton area residents who grew up in the 20th century and the early 21st century. We will pair up a person born between 1930 and 1965 with someone born between 2000 and 2005. The hope is for them to trade and record stories about growing up in the area in two different centuries to find points of similarity and difference as well as collecting stories that can be used for archiving, research and programming.

On October 12, there will be a training session to teach the methods of interviewing from the perspective of a folklorist/anthropologist as opposed to a journalist, including how to use apps on smartphones to record the interviews through both audio and video and to take pictures. We will supply each participant with a "story kit" including interview tips and prompts, notebook, pen, releases of information and fieldnote sheets to fill out and return post story sessions. After each story collection, the folk arts program manager will meet with each pairing (both individually and together) to talk about the experience and go over the collected information. The folk arts program manager and the participants will work together to identify themes and to plan and present the culminating program. 

In December, we will hold an event to share with the community what was collected.

Artwork of Susan Roth

An exhibit at the Library from August 1 to August 29

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan Roth had a fortunate opportunity to be selected from city wide student high school population to participate in art classes funded by the Carnegie Mellon Art Museum which triggered her interest in art and painting.  After moving to New York she studied at the Arts Students League.  She currently divides her time between her studios in New York City and in the gentle rolling hills of the Hudson Valley. Both locations provide diverse physical surroundings to explore her joyful feelings about color and space.  In recent years she has devoted herself full time to oil painting.  

Susan Roth says  "My paintings usually originate from a landscape, still life or city scene that I mentally capture.  I then exaggerate the mental image into a bold composition with strong colors to express my mood about the view.   I attempt to push the image to abstraction with a positive and happy feeling.  My emphasis is always strong composition and strong colors.  While I am inspired by the outside world my expression comes from my inner feelings.  Color is my vocabulary."

Book Sale Room is Open

Every Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM in the Annex

The Book Sale Room will be open every Saturday until Labor Day.

Dungeons and Dragons

with DM Thom
Dates TBA: Please call the library!

Were you curious as a kid but never had a chance to play? Now's your chance to  dive into a world of fantasy and help craft a story of epic proportions. Adults and teens 16 years and older are welcome.This game is the BX edition.
Sign-up suggested but not required.

Cookbook Group

Saturday, August 10th at 1 PM
Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi
Yotam Ottolenghi

Join our Cookbook Book Group where we discuss the various aspects of a different cookbook each month (how easy was it to follow, if the food was good) and have pot luck of recipes from the cookbook.

Book Discussion Group

Saturday, September 7 at 3 PM
Resistance Women
by Jennifer Chiaverini

After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work--but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate. As Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist. Mildred gathers intelligence for her American contacts, including Martha Dodd, the vivacious and very modern daughter of the US ambassador. Her German friends, aspiring author Greta Kuckoff and literature student Sara Weiss, risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime. For years, Mildred's network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within. But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences. Inspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an enthralling, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.

Computer Help

Want to learn more about computers? Sign up for our one-on-one workshops. The library offers basic computer classes on a one-on-one basis.  We also offer e-reader help, Overdrive workshops, and help with any computer problem.

Walk-ins are welcome, but signing up is strongly encouraged. 
Automatic renewals are here!

If you have an email address in your record, you will be notified two days before your item is due if it can be renewed. If it can, it will be (up to twice). 

If you don't have an email, your items will still be renewed if they can, but we will not be able to notify you.

New Releases


Coming Soon


City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert
Summer of '69
Elin Hilderbrand

Big Sky
Kate Atkinson

Coming Soon

Killing with Confetti
Peter Lovesey

The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead

Linda Castillo


Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II
Svetlana Alexievich

On the Clock: What Low-wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane
Emily Guendelsberger

Coming Soon

The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age
Toni Gattone
Thank you for my Service
Mat Best
River of Fire: my Spiritual Journey
Sister Helen Prejean


One Good Deed
David Baldacci
The New Girl
Daniel Silva

Coming Soon

Better Man
Louise Penny

Turn of the Key
Ruth Ware

Catherine Coulter
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Mah Jong

Tuesdays at 2 PM

American style with the 2019 card.

If you are interested in lessons please contact the Library. Lessons will be on break during August and will resume in September.

ACBL Sanctioned Bridge Games

Every Friday at 12:45 PM

Friendly competition in a relaxed atmosphere.

For more information contact:

(845) 373-8536 or
(914) 474-7652.

Adult Knitting Group

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Join our knitters every Wednesday night for lively conversation. All fiber artists and crafters welcome. Need help with a pattern or just want to learn? Just stop by; someone is always willing to help.

Call the library by 5 PM to check for cancellations.

Writing Group

Every Thursday at 1 PM

The Writing Group is currently on hiatus for the Summer. If you are interested in joining, please let us know. We will notify you to let you know when the group returns.

Box Tops

Ever notice this logo on various products you have purchased? Don't throw them away! Help raise money for  our local school through the Box Tops for Education Program. The NorthEast-Millerton Library is 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.


Every Wednesday at 6 PM in the Annex

All ages and experience levels welcome.
NorthEast-Millerton Library 
75 Main St. Millerton, NY 

Mon-Fri 11 AM to 6 PM
Sat 10 AM to 3 PM

Sewing and Quilting Group

Wednesday, August 14,
10 AM - 3 PM


Join our group for experienced people who love to sew and quilt. Pop in for a moment or stay for the day. Please bring your own equipment. 

Friendship Center

Monday thru Thursday 10 AM to 2 PM
in the Annex

Social group for seniors that also provides free lunch (donations appreciated). Stop by for more information and ask for Marion McGhee.

(This program is organized by the Dutchess County Department of the Aging)
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