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Regular Programs

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Needlework

Circle

Mondays 

1-3pm 

Bring your fine arts, crochet, knitting, sewing, applique, embroidery, quilting, and needlework of all creative forms.

Mah Jongg Group

Wednesdays

1-3:30pm

All are welcome

to join in a friendly game of American

Mah Jongg at the library.

Esopus Artists Group

Tuesdays

1-3pm

Artists of all

skill level are welcome to join this meeting to work on their art in a casual and friendly environment.

Ulster County Photo Club

2nd Wednesday of each month

at 6:30pm

Join a community for photographers for the opportunity to discuss, network, and grow.

Writers

Group

2nd Tuesday of the month

at 7:30pm

This virtual workshop group is open to prose writers of all levels to develop their writing and get feedback. 

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

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Birds of Esopus by Jeffrey Lewis

On view through July 31

Join us in our Duck Pond Gallery to explore the birds of Esopus as photographed by Jeffrey Lewis. Lewis is a physically and visually challenged one-handed photographer. All of his photography originates from nature and the connection he has with his surroundings. His daily walks capture the beauty of what Esopus has to offer. 

Paint by the Pond

Thursday, July 25 at 6pm

Duck, duck, paint! We're bringing the Library's Duck Pond inside the library one inspiring art piece at a time! Register to be part of our August Duck Pond Gallery Art Show and receive a blank canvas. Turn your canvas into a work of art featuring our very own Duck Pond. Are you most captivated by the turtles, the fish, or maybe our resident groundhog? We'll have paint and supplies on hand to help you create your masterpiece.

Need more time or can't join us on July 25? Just let us know! Register as a participant, pick up your canvas at your convenience, and return your work by August 1. Additional supplies will not be provided to take home. We'll get our ducks in a row and open the show at our official Gallery Opening event on Friday, August 2nd.

This event is for artists of ALL ages! Registration is required. One registration form = one canvas. 

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(A)fternoon (B)ook (C)lub

Monday, July 29 at 1pm

The Afternoon Book Club meets the last Monday of each month. For July, we are reading The Guest by Emma Cline.

Please contact our director, Jesse Chance, to sign up or if you have any questions. 

View our past reads here.

Readers Choice Book Group

Monday, July 29 at 1pm

The Readers Choice Book Group meets the first Thursday of the month. For August, we are reading The Art Thief by Michael Finkel.

Please contact our Adult & Teen Programmer, Fox North, to sign up or if you have any questions. 

View our past reads here.

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Duck Pond Gallery Reception

Friday, August 2 at 6pm

We asked, and you created! You are officially invited to view the beautiful and thoughtful art created by our local patron artists.

Light refreshments will be served.

Can't make the gala? Our patron created masterpieces will be on display throughout the month of August in the Duck Pond Gallery in our downstairs community room.

Fungi in the Forest with Luke Sarrantonio: Mycology Walk

Thursday, August 8 at 5:30pm

Join us for an ecology walk to explore local mycology with Luke Sarrantonio. We'll take a deeper look at the ecosystems that we live in and explore the relationships that form this beautifully biodiverse region. We'll meet at the Library for a short discussion before heading to Esopus Meadows for a walk. For teens through adults.

Registration required.

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Author Talk: Big Queer Nun by memoirist Shane Phelan

Saturday, August 10 at 1pm

How many lives can one person live? Shane Phelan has stopped counting. Big Queer Nun is a powerful narrative of trauma, addiction, and recovery, of the search for a God who loves us as we are and invites us into more than we can imagine.

From her childhood in an alcoholic home, through jails and hospitals, universities and convents and churches, coming out and living in closets, this memoir traces the winding path of integration. Refusing to settle for less than abundant life, she has been drawn by hope to a place of healing. As we read, she inspires us to keep creating our lives. Come hear the author speak about her experiences and her memoir in our community room.

Registration required.

Interested in exhibiting in our Duck Pond Gallery?

Find more information on the proposal form.

Questions? Contact fnorth@esopuslibrary.org 

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