In This Issue: Reopening News,Pride Month, Support for Caregivers, Free Legal Clinic, E-Resource Spotlight
We are excited to share the library's reopening plans with you!
We are now accepting returns in the library vestibule. Put on your mask, gather up all the library materials you're tired of seeing on your bookshelf, and drop them off on Mondays-Fridays between 10-6 pm, or Saturdays between 9 am-1 pm.Drive-thru pick up of items on hold begins Monday, June 1. Procedures are in place to keep everyone safe, to allow us to process as many returns and hold pick-ups as possible, and to ease traffic congestion in the library parking lot. Come prepared, and find out more by reviewing our Reopening Plan and Curbside Service documents on the library website.
In this issue of Greenbush Bookmark for Adults, we're celebrating Pride Month, offering you some great reading suggestions, and sharing information from our community partners, Alzheimer's Association and the Legal Project. Our E-Resource Spotlight feature shows you how to access digital magazines with Flipster.
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With warm wishes from the East Greenbush Community Library Adult Services librarians,
When a violent event forcibly ends their romance, the son and daughter of two NYPD rookies reconnect years later and struggle to prevent the past from triggering another separation. By the author of Fever.
Divorcing his hostile wife when he concludes he could find genuine happiness elsewhere, a doctor is astonished when his ex abruptly disappears, making him unable to move on without acknowledging painful truths about his marriage. A first novel.
Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother's bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the old woman begins speaking, of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French resistance in World War II. Bridging the past to present--the French Revolution, World War II, and present day--The Lost Castle is a story of loves won and lost, of battles waged, and an enchanted castle that stood witness to it all.
Recommended by Lisa
Ebook and downloadable audiobook available on Hoopla
Red is one of the young rebels who are compelled, in spite of the extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that alien visitors left scattered. His life is dominated by the thriving black market in alien products. But when he and his friend go into the Zone together, something goes wrong. And the news from his girlfriend upon his return makes it inevitable that he'll keep going back to the Zone, again and again, until he finds the answer to all his problems.
Join our new virtual cookbook club on Facebook. Drop by and chat with us about all things cooking and cookbooks. On June 3rd we'll discuss BBQ and outdoor gatherings. And on June 17th, we're all about pizza!
Monday Night Book Chat Weekly. Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m. Facebook What have you been reading lately? Join our Monday night Facebook book chat. While our library is closed it’s even more important for us to stay connected, so we will be here every Monday night 7-9 PM!
Book Discussion Group Monthly. Any day, any time! Goodreads An alternate forum for members of the library's book discussion groups to connect and talk about books. Not a current member of one of our book groups? No problem! Any Upper Hudson Library System member can request to join this group.
Many of the library's programs depend on partnerships with valued community organizations. We cannot co-host our partner's programs in the library at this time, but we will keep you informed of other ways to participate in the opportunities they provide. Below, see offerings by the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York and the Legal Project, as well as a new employment website by CareerOneStop that responds to the challenges brought about by COVID-19.
The folks at CareerOneStop have created aCOVID-19 Employment Recoverysite, featuring information on unemployment and other benefits, exploring careers, and finding a job fast. CareerOneStop resources are among the best for job seekers, and are highly recommended by our librarians.
E-Resource Spotlight: Flipster
Flipster is one of two digital magazine service provided by our library system. While OverDrive has the most digital magazines, Flipster has some of the most popular: People, Money, The New Yorker, Real Simple.
Flipster magazines can be enjoyed via a computer, tablet, or smartphone, no additional account required.See our instruction page for information on how to download and enjoy Flipster magazines or search Flipster now.
New! The Flipster App now includes text-to-speech functionality, making magazines more accessible to visually impaired patrons and allowing all readers to go “hands-free” while driving or doing housework.
Let us know what you think of Flipster and the other resources listed below!
The Upper Hudson Library System is collecting recipes for a community cookbook. If you'd like to contribute, send us your favorite recipe (with title, instructions and photo if possible) along with your name, by July 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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