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Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. ♦ John Steinbeck
Beginning on June 17th and running through Labor Day, the walk can be started from whichever direction you choose. This is an accommodation to those who might prefer to walk the "uphill" leg from Orangeburg first, and experience an easier "downhill" return on the way back from Blauvelt. Every individual can make his or her own choice.
The Walking Club meets at the Blauvelt Free Library and ambles from 10 - 11am on Friday mornings (unless, of course, you start at the Orangeburg Library end).
We will take note of how the program went at summer's end, and evaluate it for the fall protocol.
We hope to resume our 66-hour regular schedule after Labor Day, but watch this space for the latest on our open hours.
MON TUE THUR from 9 to 6
WED from 9 to 8
FRI 9 to 5
SAT 11 to 3
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Mental Health Association (MHA) of Westchester is providing a free counseling service in Rockland County for persons having difficulty coping with all things CoVid. They offer free one-to-one sessions with a crisis counselor as well as referrals to essential mental health services.
Project Hope Crisis Counselor Hotline at 845 580-2022
Email or call Project Director, John English > Englishj@mhawestchester.org > 914 317-2503
If your computer runs Windows versions 7 through 11, we can offer you remote help for some technical issues via a program called Quick Assist that is already installed on your computer (it is part of Windows). Quick Assist allows a remote user to view or take control of your computer using a code that is emailed to you. If you are looking for help with technical matters related to your desktop computer or laptop, please email Emmanuel at email@example.com to set up a time to connect remotely and troubleshoot your problems away!
Some of you may have heard about a plan to combine the libraries in our school district into a single entity with each existing library building becoming a branch of the new organization. The Blauvelt Free Library is opposed to this consolidation because we will lose our autonomy as a non-profit and would have to adopt a civil service model, which would limit our ability to provide the personalized, responsive (and sometimes miraculous) services that are a hallmark of our library. Please click HERE for a more detailed statement and to gain a better understanding of our position. -- Laura Grunwerg, Library Director
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Ever wonder what might happen if you lost your smart phone or worse, had it stolen? There are actually a few things you can do to help locate your phone -- all from your computer (or borrowed smart phone / device that connects to the Internet). Click HERE to learn more.
Charlie Boone, our resident food blogger has been pretty active since we last checked in. Visit his page to see what he's been up to!
Charlie is the "full Monty" as a foodie -- he loves to bake and cook, loves restaurants and is curious about new, untried things.
Read his post at the link below, but take some time to scroll down to read more of his ruminations on edibles and potables.
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Mon 9 - 6 | Tue, Wed, Thu 9 - 8 | Fri 9 - 5 | Sat 11 - 3