Library will be closed Monday 2/19/2018 in observance of President’s Day

Library will be closed Monday 2/19/2018 in observance of President’s Day. We will reopen Tuesday at noon. No fines are accrued on days that the library is closed.

Learn to use computers!

Aren’t computers frustrating? What’s the deal with Facebook? Doesn’t email just make you want to rip out your hair?

Luckily, Digitallearn.org has your back! it provides free helpful videos and workshops for those who are new to the World of Computers, or anyone who just needs a refresher course. They cover the basics, as well as specific topics like How to Use Windows 10, Intro to Email, Microsoft Word, and even How to Build a Resume! They also provide printable physical copies of all their lessons, for people who are more comfortable with pen and paper.

You needn’t be afraid of your computer any longer! Give DigitalLearn a visit!

Tax resources!

Tax season is upon us again. Be prepared!

The IRS website is the best place to pick up federal forms. From there, you can either fill out your forms online, print them out, or have them mailed to your house! You can also get instruction booklets as epub ebooks, readable on most computers, tablets, and smartphones.

They also have more accessible forms, including large print files, and files that work with screen reading technology and refreshable braille displays!

If you’re looking for state forms, the New York State Department of Finance website is your best option. Like the IRS, you can either print out your forms or fill them out online.

If you don’t want to bother with the websites and don’t need instruction booklets, we’re also more than happy to print out any forms you need here at the library. If you’re over 50 and would like some help, you can call 845-443-8823 to schedule a free Tax preparation and E-filing appointment through AARP.

 

Field Goods Pick Up today Thursday, 2/8/18

Today we are open until 8pm

Today’s Genealogy Interest Meet Up RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, 2/13/18 at 10 am.

The Genealogy Interest Meet Up scheduled for today, 2/8/2018, is postponed due to the weather.

The group will meet Tuesday the 13th at 10 am.

Library closed 2/7/2017

The Town of Ulster Library is closed today due to the inclement weather. Story hours and other programs will not be held, Field Goods will not be delivered, nor fines accrued when the library closes due to the weather. Wishing you a wonderful + wintry day!

February is Black History Month!

We’re lucky enough to have some great local resources for education and entertainment for the whole month, right here in Kingston. To get started, you can use your library card and click here for a research starter on the history of the month.

And, when you’re all caught up on the history, you can click here for a resource on Black History Month events running in Kingston, thanks to the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center. Among the lineup are a Comedy Slam, A Nubian Cafe, and a Racial Justice Action Night, just to name a few. Check out their website for the full list and even more resources!

Take Your Child to the Library Day, Saturday, February 3rd

Saturday, February 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Special Story Hour open to all ages. Stories, songs, and a craft!

Special Guest: Zoey, a certified therapy dog, are visiting the library during our story hour!

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Legos! Bring your imagination! Make a Lego creation.

Family Movie Night Monday, January 29th Despicable Me 3!

 

Family Movie Night

Monday, January 29th

5:30 – 7:00 p.m

We will be showing Despicable Me 3! The program is open to all ages, and popcorn will be served.  Please note that the movie is rated PG. For a review, visit commonsensemedia.org

African Roots Library

In our fast-paced world, it is easy to overlook some incredibly important topics and experiences. Luckily for Kingston, The Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center is here to help.

The A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center is dedicated to “promot[ing] literacy through teaching and learning about the African roots experience, including history and culture, through a dynamic exchange of information, ideas, and creativity.”

You can visit their website to check out their calendar of events and their online catalog, or just go in and see their collection in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 43 Gill Street.

Make sure you stay tuned, as they’re running a bunch of great events in February in honor of Black History Month.