Solar Eclipse

We don’t have eclipse glasses, but we do have a livestream from NASA and an interactive eclipse model. 

Upcoming Solar Eclipse Monday, August 21st

Looking forward to the solar eclipse?

Check out these cool resources to help you get the most out of this super rare and exciting natural phenomenon:

First, vox has an excellent article allowing you to find out how much of an eclipse you’ll be able to see. Just type in your zip code and let them do the rest.

If you want to know more, NASA’s your go-to source. They have tons of information about eclipses, including when, why, and how they happen; how to observe one safely; interactive maps and simulations; and live streaming of the eclipse.

Happy (safe) viewing!

Fax online for free!

Faxing is a pain.  What if it were as easy as email?

Try faxzero! It’s an online service that allows you to fax up to three pages to any fax machine for free. If your document is longer than three pages, you can still send it for a flat fee of $1.99, paid through paypal.

No paper trail, no mess. They’ll even send you an email confirmation to let you know it went through! It’s as easy as sending an email attachment. What’re you waiting for?


Foster Community by Eating Locally

Do you want to eat local, but don’t know where to start? Check out the USDA Local Food Directory Listings!

From local farmers markets to farms themselves, the USDA Local Food Directory Listings helps you find the most delicious way to support local businesses.

Use it to search for markets by zip code, product, and payment method.

Make up session for School Yard Garden Club, Thursday August 10th at 10 am

Good news! We’ll hold a make up session of the School Yard Garden Club at Chambers on Thursday August 10th at 10 am. Hope to see you, we’ll eat the potatoes we picked last week!

Meet with an Employment Specialist 8/8 for FREE here at the Library!

Good Morning!

We have an opening tomorrow night, Tuesday 8/8 at 6:30 pm, to meet with Justin, a volunteer and former Employment Specialist!

In this free one-hour session, Justin will assist with basic resume building, interview skills, online resources for employment information, application and assessments help. This kind of one-to-one specialized counseling can be hard to come by, especially for free – so if this speaks to you, please call 845-338-7881 or sign up at the circulation desk!

School Yard Garden Club is cancelled for today, 8/7, due to 80% chance of rain!

School Yard Garden Club is cancelled for today, 8/7, due to 80% chance of rain!

We know how much fun the kids are having – so we’d like to try a make up date on Thursday the 10th. If so, would you join us? Please let Tracy know at 338-7881 or email

Cloudy with showers… even a period of steady light to moderate rain expected. Temps generally in the mid to upper 60s. SE wind 5mph. Chance of rain 80%.


So You Think You Can(‘t) Type

Do you type like a T-Rex? Does it take forever?

Wish there was a non-boring way to get better? Try keybr!

Keybr is a website that uses simple exercises to teach you how to type. It also tracks your score, so you can watch yourself improve. You can even compete against other people online!

It’s useful for anyone who has ever dreaded using a keyboard, as well as anyone with the drive to improve their typing prowess.

You can access keybr by clicking the link above. You don’t even need to make an account!

Reminder: the next Ukulele Meet Up is Tuesday, August 8th at 10:30 am.

Reminder: the next Ukulele Meet Up is Tuesday, August 8th at 10:30 am. (Not tomorrow)

The Catskill Ukulele Group Meetup Site has a repository of information about free ukulele learning groups at libraries in the area and will include the Town of Ulster Library meet up in its listings, so we encourage you to sign up for notifications. For more information, visit their website.  

Hudson River Extravaganza – Saturday, July 29th @ 3 PM


Clearwater Educational Program

A program for K-12!

Saturday, July 29th @ 3 PM

Build a better world: by informing yourself about the mighty Hudson River!

Two Clearwater educators will visit the Library with live fish and macroinvertebrates and present two learning stations.  We will identify fish and aquatic invertebrates. The lesson will cover life cycles, adaptations, and human impact on these animals. The most popular classroom program, it is hands-on, interactive, and promotes a personal connection to our river, through the examination of the diverse life in the estuary.