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Dine for a cause at Slice of Italy on Monday, April 9th and 10% of the proceeds will benefit the library!

Great news! Dine in or take out at Slice of Italy on Monday, April 9th and 10% of the proceeds will benefit the library! How incredibly generous is that! No flyer needed. Gluten Free and vegetarian options are available, just ask!

(We are already perusing the menu linked below and planning our staff meal!)

Legal Confusion?

Demystify your legal experience with these online resources!

First, if you’re looking to download documents, NuWave is available through our online resources! You can search the site for specific documents or browse topics like divorce, estate planning, business, and more! If you’re pulling out your hair looking for a form, look no further!

Do you need more information? Try the Ulster County Law Library, as well as They’ve got a ton of legal information available on-site if you’re willing to dig, as well as a librarian standing at the ready for your questions through email, phone, or in person Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4:45 PM. If you want to find legal representation or just want to know your rights regarding a wealth of different areas of law, The Ulster County Law Library and should be your first stops.

Saturday, March 31st – Crusaders in Print Book Club Reading: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Crusaders in Print Book Club

Everyday Heroics: What Defines A Hero?

Reading: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, March 31st


Over the past decade, the superhero genre has basked in a surge of popularity, thanks in no small part to Marvel Studios. This leads to an interesting question: What exactly is a hero?

Do we need Gamma rays and unexplained mutations to be heroic, or, can there be a way to be deemed heroic in everyday life? Join us at the Town of Ulster Library as we explore this question through a variety of mediums.
Welcoming all adults, from sweet sixteen to golden years.



For Ages 12-16, only

Tuesday, March 13th,  5:30 – 7:00 pm


Tuesday, March 27th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Come learn and draw with talented artist Ana!

Ana will give you a theme for the drawing exercise – along with some basic rules — and then you figure out how to bend and break them

to create your own thing!
Call the Library at 845-338-7881 to register

How to carpool

Want to carpool but don’t know where to start?

Try using 511NYRideshare! It’s a ridematching service that helps you find people to carpool with. You register with the service, enter some travel preferences and you’re good to go. No car? No worries, you can register as a passenger.

Online Support Groups

We all need a little help sometimes. dailystrength is here to connect you with people in similar situations. is a collection of online support groups, allowing you to talk to a group of your peers, no matter where you are. You can search for specific groups by keyword (like depression, addiction, or widow/widower) or by a general category search. You can also see how many people are in a particular group, and see how many people are online at any point in time.

It takes a lot of strength to admit you need some help. makes it just a little bit easier.


We’ve got a (small) supply of 1040 Instruction booklets available for checkout!

They can be checked out for one week with your library card. They must be returned to the Town of Ulster library.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

If no copies are available, you can also find the instructions online here.

Become a Phenology Phenomenon!

Phenology is the study of seasonal changes among plants and animals. Who knew?

Scenic Hudson did! And they’ve got a whole webpage dealing with how people like YOU can contribute, using nothing but a smartphone app or data sheet and your keen observation skills!

According to the website, “The data collected by phenology allows scientists to track changes in climate and monitor patterns.  A long-term database would better allow scientists to understand how the climate is changing and how these changes are affecting species and ecosystems.”

Essentially, you take a mindful walk in nature, and the world of science thanks you for it. A pretty good deal, in our opinion.

For more information and to find local events, check out Scenic Hudson’s website!

Photo courtesy of Luke Price on flickr

Hello everyone. Here we go again, with snow all over again!

Hello everyone. Here we go again, with snow all over again! If it stresses you out, please take a moment of respite and enjoy this video of a Snowy Owl Riding An Ice Flow.

And please note that: owing the the Nor’easter forecast for tomorrow, there will be no Field Goods pick up tomorrow. Subscribers will receive an email directly from Field Goods.

The Genealogy Interest Meet Up for Thursday is also being rescheduled, and the date will follow shortly.



Good Morning  – we hope that you all fared well in the storm! The library is open, though the patron computers are down due to a server outage issue. We are working to get that repaired ASAP. The rope on our flag pole snapped in the wind, and the flag became tangled at the top. I spoke with Charlotte at Ulster Hose 5, and they’re going to help us get it down safely. But, for now, Ms Kelley is here and story hour starts at 10:30 am, with special guest Samantha, who will play her violin. Hope to see you!