Let your Search be Unbound!

Have you checked our online catalog recently? If so, you may have noticed some cool new features!

Thanks to Syndetics Unbound, we now have access to a host of new information about the book you’re looking to order right from our catalog, including author information, plot summary, similar books, other formats in which the book is available, reader reviews, and tons more! We previously had some of this information available, but Syndetics Unbound provides a much more uniform presentation of the information and adds a ton of features, all of which adds up to a wealth of information at your fingertips!

To access this new information, just keep scrolling down on any book’s page. You’ll find your next great read waiting for you.

Black History Month in Kingston

February is Black History Month. Join the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library in celebrating with a whole host of historic, educational, and engaging activities all throughout the month, all over Kingston. For example, The first annual Sojourner Truth Life Walk will be held on the 9th, there’s going to be a showing of The Wiz on the 15th, and the TMI Project will be hosting BLACK STORIES MATTER: AN EVENING OF STORIES FROM ACROSS GENERATIONS on the 16th, and this is just scratching the surface!

For more information on the month or on upcoming events, make sure you visit the Black History Month Kingston website, as well as A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library’s website.

The Library will open at noon today, February 13th

The Library will open at noon today, February 13th

Looking forward to a couple of milder weather days and to seeing our library community soon!  Story hour will not run today. Digital collections are open, even when the library is closed and fines are not accrued on days the library is closed.

Find your Next Good Movie!

Are you crippled with indecision? Can’t find anything good to watch on TV?

Try A Good Movie to Watch!

A Good Movie to Watch is an aggregate site filled to the brim with movie suggestions from both users and staff, separated by tons of different categories. There are the obvious ones, like Action, Comedy, and Drama, but they also get more specific. Feeling Happy? Try Song of the Sea!  Feeling sad? Try Brigsby Bear! you can also get completely random suggestions, if you so choose.

Once you have your recommendation, aGMtW will show you on which platforms the movie or show is streaming, saving you yet more hassle! Of course, if you don’t want to stream it, you can always come to the library and pick it up on DVD or Blu Ray. Regardless of the way you watch movies, A Good Movie to Watch is your one-stop shop for good recommendations.

Give it a try! It beats staring blankly at your Netflix recommendations.

Library Opening at noon today, 1/30/19

Library Opening at noon today, 1/30/19

The library will open late, at noon today, as roads are cleared and we all dig out. Ms. Kelley will offer Baby and Me Story Hour, regularly scheduled for 10 am, just after we open at noon. Wishing you a wonderful day!

Family Movie Night Monday, January 28th  5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 Paddington 2! The program is open to all ages, and snacks will be served.  Please note that the movie is rated PG. For a review, visit commonsensemedia.org

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

 

Saturday, February 2nd 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!
Debbie and Zoey, a certified therapy dog,
are visiting the library during our story hour!

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Scavenger Hunt – Complete it and receive a prize!

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Legos! Bring your imagination! Make a Lego creation.

Magazines- Anytime, Anywhere

Did you know you can check out magazines online for free using your library card?

Try Zinio!

Zinio is a digital magazine collection provided through the library that you can access from anywhere! Enjoy access to magazines like the New Yorker, Billboard, Elle,  Highlights, and more! You can also download the app on your smartphone or tablet to access the titles you’ve checked out anytime, from anywhere.

To get started, go to our catalog and click on the button in the upper right-hand corner that says “New Online Magazines.” From there, enter your library card, create an account, and enjoy your favorite magazines!

For more information, check out our previous post on this subject.

Expand Your Universe with Universal Class

Continuing your education can be tough, particularly when you don’t know where to start. There are countless free online learning opportunities out there, but many charge money for homework feedback, help, scoring, and certificates.

Universal Class can help!

Universal Class is an online education tool, offering hundreds of classes with the option for credit. The classes offered cover a huge range of topics, including everything from HTML and Excel courses to Wedding Planning 101. The courses themselves are worded in accessible language, allowing anybody to take part, and you can choose between being graded for credit and just looking at their informational videos. The best part? it’s all free with your library card! No need to worry about taking expensive classes from your local college.

To access Universal Class, click this link, enter your library card, go through the steps provided to create an account, and start learning. Expand your life, expand your career, or just have fun!

Weather Advisories for Saturday the 19th.

Good Morning!
The library is scheduled open from 10 AM – 3 PM today. The winter weather warnings take effect for the most part after we close, but if you have any concerns, we always recommend that you call the library at 845-338-7881, check back here at the website at townofulsterlibrary.org, visit the Library’s Facebook page or cancellations.com,  for information on Library closings or cancellations. Wishing you a safe and happy weekend from all of us at the Library.