Curbside Update starting 12/19/20!

Wintry weather is upon us, so we are moving our curbside pick location up to inside of the library’s main entrance starting on 12/19/20 (On the former Pizza Hut side of building).

Please enter the library’s parking lot entrance mindfully and with caution. Look out for your fellow patrons and pedestrians as they may be crossing to enter the vestibule to pick up items. Masks must be worn and physical distancing practiced when on library property. Cross carefully and enter the library’s vestibule one person at a time. Check out the cork board in the entryway for information and program offerings.

Please do not enter the main library. Continue to use outside drop box for returns.

Call us at 845-338-7881 or email staff@townofulsterlibrary.org for questions or to schedule a pickup. 

 

Free LIVE Virtual Concert

 

Email programs@townofulsterlibrary.org to RSVP.

Request Books to Pick-Up at the Library Online with our Catalog!

Don’t forget that you can search for items, place holds, and even pay fines all online through the online MHLS catalog. You can find the link to the catalog on our website (on the right side of the grey menu bar just below our library logo) or just by clicking this link.

From the catalog, you can search whatever you’re looking for, then narrow it by using any of the options in the “Refine By” bar on the left-hand side. You can narrow your search by format, subject, title, author, library item is located at, or any of the many other useful options available.

Click on an item, and see where it’s located, whether it’s checked in, publishing information, summary, and subject(s). Scroll down further and see other books like it.

Request it with the “Request It” icon to the right of the title, then enter your library card number and pin, and choose your pick-up location. Order multiple books at once by putting them in your cart with the shopping basket icon under “Additional actions;” then click “My Cart” in the upper right-hand corner to order them or save them for future use by adding them to a list.

Delve Through History with the Help of /r/AskHistorians!

It’s at last 2021, a new year, and if you’re feeling retrospective /r/AskHistorians may be the place for you. AskHistorians is a subreddit (basically a sub-forum on the site reddit.com) where moderator verified academic experts from a variety of fields answer questions about history. You can choose to either browse the vast archive of existing questions or create a reddit account to ask your own questions, all for free.

 

Flaired experts exist in every category of historical inquiry, from Tudor-Stuart Politics & Society, to Heian – Edo Japanese Arms & Armor, and beyond. These academics will answer questions in painstaking detail and cite sources in support of their statements, in case you were in doubt. If you’d like to see how intricate and interesting these discussions can be, check out Professor Alex Wellerstein’s video lecture on ‘The Atomic Bomb and Visions of the New Post War Order’, found on the /r/AskHistorians Youtube channel as part of their first digital conference.

 

But if you’re more interested in plumbing the depths of human history by reading on your own, /r/AskHistorians still has you covered. Their booklist provides a catalogue of starting points for any historical journey, from a dive into Icelandic Sagas to an exploration of Zimbabwean independence. There’s more history to look back on now than ever before, so why not enlist professional aid to guide your search?

 

Check Out Our Staff’s Picks for the Year of 2020!

Make Images, Videos, and Web Stories with Adobe Spark

Want to make a collage of images like this one? You can do so for free with Adobe Spark. The site provides over 34,000 templates and tools for creating social media posts, presentations, and more. Check it out, here!

Virtual Musical Storytime

Virtual Musical Storytime

Mondays at 10:30AM
**Pre-recorded on the Children’s Facebook page
Birth – 5 years

Ms. Kelley will offer weekly, virtual musical storytimes for children ages birth – 5 years on Monday  mornings at 10:30AM. These will be pre-recorded and posted to the Town of Ulster Public Library Children’s Facebook page. These early literacy storytimes will include stories that she has written, songs and an idea for a craft to make at home related to the theme.

Channel Your Creativity with Canva

Need to make a flyer for an upcoming holiday event? Or, what about making a personalized Christmas card this year? Or, maybe you’re just looking to up your social media game in general? To one and all of these questions, Canva has a solution. 

 

Canva.com is a free site which allows users to create everything from Social Media banners, to posters, to even videos! The site features a vast assortment of templates, backgrounds, and various other design elements for free. Best of all the interface is straightforward and easy to learn. To get started, all you have to do is create an account with your email address and let your creativity flow.