POSTPONED – Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Party

Postponed to Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 PM

It’s a wrap! Our Summer Reading Program wraps up with our Annual Ice Cream Party.  Make your own Ice Cream Sundaes courtesy of Stewart’s Shops, and prizes for Summer Reading Program participants.  All are welcome to join the fun!

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International Observe the Moon Night at SML


Join the fun as we celebrate the 2014 International Observe the Moon Night.

Saturday,  September 6 at 6:30 pm bring the whole family and learn about the moon. Kids are invited to wear pajamas and enjoy moon related stories, make a lunar map out of Oreos, and howl at the moon outside. Moon pies and juice will be served inside and then we’ll head out to view the moon. Dress warmly and bring binoculars or telescopes, lawn chairs, flashlights, and bug repellant. We will have binoculars on a tripod set up for all to share. We hope to have some experts join us to help us as we view the moon. In the event of bad weather, we’ll just keep the party inside.

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A Little Night Music – Fundraiser for SML


Saturday, September 13 - 7 to 10 PM

Join supporters of the Stephentown Memorial Library for an entertaining evening of A Little Night Music on Saturday, September 13. Music for the party will be provided by Doug Schmolze, performing a varied repertoire of solo guitar and vocal music. The benefit will be held at Berkshire Mountain House Bed & Breakfast from 7 to 10 p.m.

Tickets for the benefit are $30.00 per person and include two glasses of wine, plentiful delicious hors d’oeuvres, decadent desserts, and hot and cold beverages. Tickets are available at the Library or at the door. There will also be intriguing silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit operation of the Stephentown Memorial Library. Call Mona Berg at 518-733-6923 for more information or directions.

Doug Schmolze, tenor and classical guitarist, studied at the Berklee School of Music and is also a Certified Music Practitioner, trained in the Music for Healing and Transition Program. His music for this event will come from the greats of the decades of the 20s, 30s and 40s such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Harold Arlen. Doug will also play some international music and classical guitar solos.

Berkshire Mountain House Bed & Breakfast is a spacious contemporary inn, situated on a hilltop with incredible views of the mountains from its broad decks and many windows. The location at 150 Berkshire Way, Stephentown, New York, is reached from Route 22 via Wyomanock Road.

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SML Seed Exchange Program

The Seed Exchange at the Stephentown Memorial Library is now open!

Whether you have been gardening for decades or are just starting out, please come check out our selection of donated vegetable, flower and herb seeds. We have old favorites, as well as some unusual varieties.

The seeds are free, and you are welcome to take as many or as few as you would like.

If you are a beginner and would like some planting advice, leave your name and contact information at the desk and we will try to connect you with an experienced gardener to answer your questions.

If you have some seeds you would like to donate, please drop them off at the front desk during library hours.

Let’s get growing!

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Purchase eBooks and Help your library WIN

When you really, really want that eBook NOW

Borrowing eBooks from the Library is a great convenience. It’s free, you can download them from home … and you can get the titles you want right away, most of the time at least.

For those times when you want that eBook right now, but find yourself on a waiting list, there’s WIN, for Want It Now. WIN enables you to immediately buy the title you want, add it permanently to your collection, and help support the Upper Hudson Library System.

When you’ve found a title you want via the Library’s eBooks catalog, and all available copies have already been borrowed (just as with print books, the Library has a finite amount of “copies” of each eBook), you can click on the “Buy It Now” button on the right side of your screen. By purchasing your eBook this way – through familiar retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well as independent bookstores through IndieBound — a portion of the sale is credited right to the Library system. The Upper Hudson Library System will use the credit to add more eBooks to its collection.

Thank you for your support!

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