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Annual Halloween Party – Friday, October 27th, 6-8 PM

Join us for our Annual Halloween Party on Friday, October 27th, 6-8 PM! Wear your costume! Prepare to eat treats! Play games! And have fun!

Keeping Congress Ac(Countable)

Want to get involved in politics? Do you know how your representatives are voting?

Try Countable! A website and free app for iPhone and Android, Countable explains bills, allows you to track them going through Congress and shows how your representatives voted. You also have the option of calling your representatives or sending a video message right from the app! You can communicate with other users and/or post to Facebook. It’s perfect for any concerned citizen who wants to keep their representatives accountable for the decisions they make, or anyone curious about the political process.

You can go the website or download the app for free on the iPhone/iPad app store or the Google Play store.


Exploring Higher Education

Are you or someone you know looking at higher education? Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure what kind of school you want? Wondering what your payment options are?

Poughkeepsie Library has some comprehensive resources to help you out:

  • Explaining different types of higher education (community, trade, private, etc.)
  • Planning for college and college application process
  • Selecting a school
  • Financing college
  • Facing life after college

Read to Zoey Cancelled Monday, October 16th

Something came up, and Read To Zoey can’t make it today. She wants us to tell you that she is looking forward to seeing all of her wonderful Town of Ulster Public Library reading friends soon! 🐾🍂📚🙂

Swift Playground

Want to learn how to code, but don’t know how to get started? Are traditional coding classes intimidating?

Try Swift Playground!

Available for free on the Apple Store for iPhone and iPad, Swift Playground gives you the opportunity to learn an easy coding language in a fun and enlightening environment. Through simple exercises, you can teach yourself the fundamentals of coding and even create your own games!

Don’t have an iPhone or iPad at home? No worries! We’ve got Swift Playground downloaded on the iPads here at the library, ready for use anytime!

Smoothie Saturday with Holly Shelowitz, Culinary Nutrition Educator 10/14, 11-1230

Stop in between 11-1230 to meet Holly Shelowitz, a certified nutrition counselor and natural foods chef for a smoothie workshop & tasting! Smoothies are a fabulous way to get great nutrition into your body all year long. Holly will show you how to make fantastic combinations loaded with powerful super foods and you will get to taste them and take away a packet of recipes so that you can make healthful treats at home!

Free Ukulele Group – age 10 & up Monday, October 9, 5:30- 7:00

Mental Health and Wellness Services

October 1-7th is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental Illness is a tragically under-diagnosed and underrepresented problem in our society. You never know who around you might be affected.

For local resources, try They’re an Ulster County-based organization dedicated to promoting wellness and recovery for any who need or want it. Their website contains several hotlines and links for various issues, including crisis center information, addiction services, a trans lifeline, senior services, mental health services, and more. It should be your first stop in case of emergency. is a national service dedicated to educating the public, fighting stigma, and providing support for those suffering from mental illness.  From their website, you can find mental health services as well as learn about ways to help those in need.

You can learn more about Mental Illness Awareness Week here.

Disaster Detector

National Preparedness Month may be ending, but there’s no bad time to become more knowledgeable about natural disasters and how cities prepare for them.

Disaster Detector is a free app on the iPad App Store and Google Play that allows you to take the role of a city disaster detector. Your job is to predict and prepare for upcoming disasters while staying within your budget. Get an idea of the tradeoffs cities face when preparing and how their approval ratings withstand the storm.




Monday, OCTOBER 9th at 5:30 pm
(the library is closed that day, but the Meet Up still happens)
The first of the Autumn/Winter evening Ukulele Meets Ups

is Monday, OCTOBER 9th at 5:30 pm and will meet every

other Monday night following through the end of the year.

Please enter through the rear door of the library.

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 sign up for notifications, information on weather closings etcetera.

Other libraries in the program include Olive and Phoenicia.

For more information, visit