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One Hamlet, Many Blauvelts
and the library at the heart of it all
One Hamlet, Many Blauvelts and the library at the heart of it all

 I do not want to read books. I want to climb inside them and live there. ♦ Anonymous

Medicare 101 for 2024 with Rockland County NY Office for the Aging

Dana Thiesing of the Rockland County, NY Office for the Aging explains changes in Medicare coverage and protocols for 2024. You may stop the video to study a Power Point slide, as the image share was not set on full screen during the recording.

The Office for the Aging can be accessed at http://rocklandgov.com/departments/aging/

Phone: 845-364-2110 or 845-364-2100
Fax: 845-364-2348
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Email: ofa@co.rockland.ny.us

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Stop by the Blauvelt Free Library for an E-ZPass® tag today!
($25 cash or check). For more info click here.

Judge Blauvelt's Friday Walking Club Goes Both Ways

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.

NY Project Hope | Coping with CoVid

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

Quick Assist Remote Tech Support

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 epena@rcls.org to set up a time to connect remotely and troubleshoot your problems away!

Why the Blauvelt Free Library Is Not Joining the Other South Orangetown Central School District Libraries in their Plan to Consolidate and Form a Special District

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

Five Books

Five Books has asked well over 1,000 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.  

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