This Week's Events

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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading old ones. ♦ Joseph Joubert

The 2020 U. S. Census

The Blauvelt Free Library is proud to support the 2020 United States Census by providing resources, both online (see bottom of page) and onsite at the library. We will also provide computers and WiFi*.  

If you have questions, please take a look at our CENSUS INFO PAGE, stop by or give us a call at 845-359-2811. Although we cannot legally help you complete the questionnaire, our Reference staff can help with general questions and information or point you in the right direction.

* Please note our wireless network is OPEN and therefore not secure. You are welcome to use your own devices, but do so at your own risk.

Five Books

Five Books has asked well over 1000 authors, academics and public figures to
recommend the best five books in their field – and to explain their choices in an
interview. These lists have been created by readers using their interactive tool. Browse
them all, or make your own.

How to find a lost or stolen cellphone

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.  

Library to host Veterans Writing Workshop

The Blauvelt Free Library is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a free Veterans Writing Workshop on Monday nights at 6:30 pm, beginning on February 3 and running 8 sessions through March 30th (no class on Presidents' Day, February 17th). Both military veterans and currently serving personnel are welcome.

The course is open to writers of all skill levels. New authors can benefit from weekly peer review and support from more seasoned scribes. The workshop is moderated by David Surface, an editor who brings over 20 years of experience as a writing instructor to the project. There are no rules regarding subject matter -- whether it be military experience, life afterward or on any other topic.

Following the final session on March 30th, writings will be collected and published in an anthology by the Veterans Writing Workshop. On Monday, May 4th at 6:30pm, there will be a reception and reading by the authors in the Library's Mary Behringer Wing. Family and friends are invited, and refreshments will be served.

If you are interested in learning more, please come to the Introduction/Q&A with Mr. Surface on Monday, January 27th at 6:30pm. He will explain what the Veterans Writing Workshop is and how it works. Several short videos will be shown. Registration is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

This workshop is presented by the Veterans Writing Workshop in association with Bridges Independent Living Center, and partially funded by a grant from the Ramapo Catskill Library System.

Please call us at 845 359-2811 or email to register for the 8-week course. Spots are limited.


Latest Posts to "Boone Appetit," our Food Blog

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.

Fresh Produce? We Got It!

The Blauvelt Free Library is now available as a pick-up spot for fresh produce and artisanal foods from small local farms. We've partnered with FIELD GOODS -- a food distributor representing Hudson Valley farmers -- to bring you the freshest vegetables and fruit from the region. Once you register with Field Goods online, you will be able to pick up your weekly bag (prices start at $16 for individuals and $32 for families) from the front vestibule of the library on Thursdays any time between 4:30 and 9pm. Support local agribusiness and feed yourself and your family in style. Click here to get started: FIELD GOODS

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