or request being added by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
WE WILL BE CLOSED ON
SUNDAY, JULY 4TH & MONDAY, JULY 5TH
The library budget vote passed!
Thank you for your support!
335 Votes for YES & 169 Votes for NO
Congratulations to Joan Soskin,
who was re-elected to the Board of Trustees!
We encourage you to continue to
Grab & Go when visiting the Library.
MASK WEARING REMAINS MANDATORY FOR PATRONS & STAFF ALIKE.
MONDAY - THURSDAY: 9 AM - 9 PM
FRIDAY: 9 AM - 6 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 1 - 5 PM
Limited computer terminals for all ages are open for use.
Faxing is available at the Circulation Desk
Scanning is available on the third floor.
Copy Machines are available for self use.
Thank you for your continued patience and support as we safely phase in our full re-opening.
How do I return my mobile hotspot? At the 3rd floor IT Desk. MOBILE HOTSPOTS MAY NOT BE RETURNED IN ANY BOOK DROP! Overdue Mobile Hotspots will have their service turned off promptly.
How do I return all other items?
Return at Book Drops AND our "WINDOW."
Please look for the "OPEN" and "CLOSED" signs on the book drop. The "window" is located next to the main entrance.
BOOK DROPS AT: Wesley Hills Town Hall, Eugene Levy Memorial Park & Hillcrest Shopping Plaza are now open DAILY.
What if the book drop is full?
Please hold on to your materials and return again another time.
DO NOT LEAVE ANY LIBRARY MATERIALS OUTSIDE THE DROP BOXES. Any material that is stolen or damaged by the elements because they were left outside a drop box will be charged to the borrowing patron.
When will the item come off my account? As quickly as possible.
WE ARE NO LONGER QUARANTINING RETURNED MATERIALS!
Will I be charged fines if the item is overdue? FINE FREE HAS EXTENDED!
FINE FREE DOES NOT MEAN HOLDING ON TO ITEMS UNTIL FEES RESUME. Please return your materials in a timely fashion so other library patrons may enjoy them. THANK YOU FOR TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOUR BOOKS! If an item is overdue 90 days after the latest check out date, the item will automatically be changed to LOST. Your account will be blocked if LOST fines are over $10, and you will not be able to place new holds or download materials. We will provide you with at least a month notice when fines resume.
The Circulation Department is here to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your account. You can call us at extension 250 or email us at email@example.com.
Registration required per child and now open online, by phone, or in person. Remaining spots will be filled on a first come basis. MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL IN-PERSON OUTDOOR PROGRAMS. RAINY DAY PROGRAMS WILL BE RESCHEDULED.
Zoo Animal Storytime (Ages 0-4) Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 @ 10am We will have some fun reading stories and doing finger plays. Then have fun coloring your own zoo animal mask.
A House for a Hermit Crab (Ages 5-8) Tuesday, July 6, 2021 @ 5 pm Join Miss Sue outside for a read aloud of A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. Discover the amazing life of this sea creature, and use different craft materials to create a picture that retells the story.
Magical Mythical Storytime (Ages 0-4) Monday, July 12th @ 10 am
Join Miss Gaby for an outdoor storytime full of magical and mythical creatures, music & movement, and craft!
Fairy Tale Trivia Water Balloon Toss (Ages 9-12) Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 @ 5 pm Think you know all about Fairy Tales? Put it to the test in this fun water balloon challenge.
We have plenty more programs planned this summer with each registration opening 2 weeks prior to the event.
HYBRID PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
Registration required per teen (ages 13-18) and now open online, by phone, or in person. Remaining spots will be filled on a first come basis. MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL IN-PERSON OUTDOOR PROGRAMS. RAINY DAY PROGRAMS WILL BE RESCHEDULED.
Sew a Sock Owl (Outdoor in-person)
Tuesday, July 8th, 2021 @ 6 pm Learn to sew your own sock owl today, and tomorrow the possibilities are endless.
Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt (Outdoor in-person) Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 @ 6 pm Welcome to Mythical Tales Week! Join us outside for a library-wide outdoor scavenger hunt. We’ve hidden 120 dragons and unicorns for you to find. Collect as many as you can find. Prizes will be awarded to most unicorns collected, most dragons collected, and most overall magical creatures collected.
Battle of the Books (Gr. 6-12) (Hybrid)
Wednesdays (July 7 & July 28) from 6pm to 7pm (Outdoor in-person)
Thursdays (July 15, July 22, Aug. 5, Aug. 12) from 7pm to 8pm (Zoom)
If you love reading and trivia, join our Battle of the Books team! You’ll read 8 books across 8 different genres and answer questions in a team trivia contest. We’ll meet weekly over the summer to prepare for the Regional Battle on August 28, where you’ll represent Finkelstein Memorial Library in an online Battle against several local libraries. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.
Here are this year’s titles: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (classic) Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (contemporary) Scythe by Neal Shusterman (fantasy) One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus (mystery) Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham (historical fiction) Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (humor) The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (graphic novel) Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (nonfiction)
We have plenty more programs planned this summer with each registration opening 2 weeks prior to the event.
Create your own Fox Needlepoint Craft Picture to decorate your room! Follow Miss Liz on the video to learn how to do the craft.
Animal Origami (Ages 13-18)
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 @ 3pm
Create your own Fox and Koala Bear Origami Bookmarks with this take and make kit. Enjoy having a cuddly animal buddy with you as you read your favorite tale.
Mythical Mermaid Tail Backpacks (Ages 5-8)
Monday, July 12th, 2021 @ 3pm
Decorate your own mermaid tail backpack with this take and make kit! Registered children will pick up their materials at the library, then tune into our YouTube video for a story and craft time!
We have plenty more craft kits this summer with each registration opening 2 weeks prior to the pickup date.
ADULT SERVICES NEWS
Finkelstein’s Museum Pass Program is back! We have a New website page under www.finkelsteinlibrary.org(Services tab), New Pamphlets, and a New Pass, the Empire Pass!
The 6 museums that we have now are: American Museum of Natural History (ticket) Museum Village (ticket) Museum of Modern Art Hudson Highland Nature Museum Museum of Bethel Woods Empire Pass
12 more museums are on the way while we wait for 3 more to re-open. So have a look at our website, visit the Adult Reference Desk on the 2nd floor, or call us at 845-352-5700 ext. 244.
We are happy to share that your magazines from RBdigitalave been transferred to your OverDrive digital collection and they are also accessible on your Libby app! Please check out your old favorites as well as new titles. Enjoy!
The Insiders Club
The Insiders Club is the library’s latest outreach effort and has been a major success. Formerly called the Homebound Service, it is an attempt to reach patrons who can’t visit the library due to age or disability.
Coordinated by Judy Lipstein, it was initiated within the last three months while the library was still on lockdown.
“We rebranded the name to make the program more current and engaging,” said Mrs. Lipstein. “It’s a valuable service on the part of the Library in light of our difficult time. Thanks to the support and foresight of the Library, we are now able to deliver books on a bi-weekly basis directly to the household.”
Each week, Mrs. Lipstein curates a personalized list of books for each patron, based on their tastes and interests. “I love reading and I love interacting with my patrons about the subjects that interest them. Many have told me that without this service, they would feel completely isolated, especially since reading means so much to them as an activity.”
If you know of anyone who may qualify for the program, please tell them to contact the Library and speak with Judy Lipstein at 845-352-5700, ext. 216, or email her at email@example.com.
Are you bored with your meal choices? Would you like to make cooking and meal planning less stressful? In this class, you will learn tips, strategies, and recipes for delicious weekly meals. We will cover stretching meals creatively over multiple days, delicious flavor combinations, kitchen organization, and simple strategies that work whether you are cooking for one or a crowd. There will also be a live cooking demonstration as an interactive component to our class!
Wellness Series Wednesdays, July 14, 21, 27 & August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021; 7:00 PM - 8:00
Join Master Bama of CGI for a one-hour wellness session designed to soothe your body, mind and soul. We can all benefit from relaxation and rejuvenation. Tai chi, meditation and breathing techniques are the perfect tools to find that feeling of peace and comfort from the inside out. Use the tools to heal from within and manage stress with a renewed spirit.
Presenter: Come Get Inspired Holistic Fitness & Spa
The Tel Burna Archaeological Project - A Case Study in Biblical Archaeology Thursday, July 29, 2021; 7:00-8:00 PM
Tel Burna is an Israeli archaeological site located in the Shephelah (Judean foothills), along the banks of Nahal Guvrin, not far from modern-day Qiryat Gat, Israel. Chris McKinny, PhD, will discuss the history of this bronze / iron age settlement and its significance, both biblically and in relation to everyday life some 2000+ years ago. Discover a real working dig site!
Please join us as we celebrate the immense musical talent of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALFO) who will present a special program curated especially for FML! The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) was founded in 2007 by GRAMMY-award winning, pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill. With the support of a group of prominent leaders from the worlds of jazz and Latin culture, O’Farrill launched ALJA to serve as a non-profit organization that could advance both the performance and educational aspects of this uniquely Pan-American art form. The group has reached over one million people worldwide during the pandemic alone! Among other recognitions, the New York Times featured AFLO’s virtual programming as one of the “10 Best Quarantine Concerts Online”. The ALJA performs, educates about, and preserves the music of all of the Americas, emanating from African and indigenous roots, through the entry point of jazz. ALJA embraces its mission with a commitment to social justice, equity, inclusion, and the equality of all cultures worldwide.
Please join us as we co-host with the Rockland County Center for the Arts to combine the revolutionary forces of art and wellness. Creativity is part of human nature. Especially now, it is important to recognize and engage the creative problem-solving capacities that we all innately have. This special session focuses on key attitudes, or Habits of Mind, that enable you tap your creativity more effectively and express it more confidently. In turn, the satisfaction of creating anything new and personally meaningful is known to enhance a sense of overall well-being. Building on the synergy between creativity and well-being, this interactive session features creative strategies that can help us thrive, even in uncertain times. This workshop will be led by Diane Rosen who is a NY based artist, writer and educator.
Presenter: Diane Rosen
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