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Gardiner "Then and Now" Re-Photographic Local History Project by librarian Jack Murphy
See more pictures, read about local history, learn more about the project and how you can contribute or help here.
This completed project with will be a photographic survey of the Village and Town of Gardiner featuring paired "then and now" views taken from the same viewpoints (image: now 139 Main Street was Moore's Hotel and at one point Odd Fellows Hall).
For Adults
Virtual Webinar - Medicare 101 with Jim Farnham
Thursday, May 28
6 - 8:00 PM
You must register in advance. At the registration page, please fill in your first name only and leave last name blank.
Please register at: https://bit.ly/3cTMgkg
Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Or are you soon to be eligible for Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? Learn about how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. Review and compare Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicare Advantage Plans. Receive the most up-to-date information and simplify the choices you need to make. This program will help you become more well-informed and confident about what Medicare means for you!

Instructor: Jim Farnham, MBA, MS, Licensed Agent

Virtual Wine Tasting Class with Melanie Young
6/17 - Whites, 6/24 - Reds, 7/1 - Rosé,
7/8 - Champagne and Sparkling Wines
7 - 8:00 PM (Tuesdays)
4 classes for $100 (includes materials fee of $5/class) or $30 (includes $5 materials fee) per class.
To register email Nicole at nlane@rcls.org.
Do you enjoy drinking wine but would like to boost your knowledge, expand your palate, and confidently select and enjoy wines with food? This introductory series will cover common terms to know and explore key grapes and styles. We’ll source from local retailers and you can learn and taste in the comfort of your home.
Gardiner resident, Melanie Young is co-host of The Connected Table LIVE weekly radio show and The Connected Table SIPS podcasts. Both shows profile vintners,cookbook authors and chefs around the world.
Visit our calendar for more information about Melanie and the class.

Collage and Sip with librarian Amy Cote
Thursdays
7 - 8:00 PM
Donate to the library here.


All you need are scissors, glue, and whatever you can collect around the house: old magazines, throwaway books, newspapers, fabrics, etc....and something to sip on!
Amy is an art educator, artist and clerk at the Gardiner Library. This get together, exploring various mediums, will be held weekly on Zoom from her art studio in Kingston.
Contact Amy at acote@rcls.org to get the Zoom link.
Did You Know.....
You can save your reading and viewing checkout history in your library account.
Click into "my account" from here.
Click "my preferences" and check the box "Record my checkout history."
Scroll to the bottom of the checkout tab to see history.
Learn to Play Dungeons & Dragons
Mondays, 6 - 10 PM

Registration is limited.
Play begins TONIGHT May 25th via Zoom.
Maximum of 5 players (2 spots open), ages 18 and up.
For more information and to register contact cthornez@rcls.org.
Your Dragon Master awaits- Play Dungeons & Dragons Beyond, digital version, thanks to Wizards of the West Coast. This is a unique opportunity.
For Kids and Teens
Poetry and Prose Writing Class for Teens with local
YA author Phoebe North

Tuesdays 6/2, 6/9, 6/16
5 - 6:00 PM
$45 for series
13 -18 year olds
Contact Nicole at nlane@rcls.org to register.
Writers will explore poetry, fiction, and personal memoir writing. Begin with writing warm-ups, then students will have the opportunity to share and receive feedback from their peers. Casual lectures on topics of interest, from fanfiction to descriptive language to the nuts and bolts of publication, will be given in a supportive workshop setting.
Phoebe North, a graduate of the University of Florida’s MFA program in poetry, is the critically acclaimed author of Starglass and Starbreak, published by Simon & Schuster. A new novel will be forthcoming from HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray in 2021. A Girl Scout leader and vinyl record aficionado, they live and write in New Paltz. Learn more at phoebenorth.com.

Historical Miniature Gaming Club with Carolyn
Even though in-person library programs are temporarily on hiatus, the games must go on! While we wait to battle Wings of Glory in person, check out the teen events and programs page to find tons of ways to bring this activity home and gaming spirit alive.
Contact cthorenz@rcls.org for tips on decorating basics and weekly emails on what the club has coming up.

Virtual Story Time with Miss Amy
Tuesdays
10:00 AM
Appropriate for preschool-aged children.
Donate to the library here.
Join Miss Amy for stories and songs via Zoom until we can meet again at the library.
Contact Amy Laber at alaber@rcls.org for Zoom link.

Teen Online Literary Magazine with librarian Carolyn
Meetings will begin in July (virtually or in-person)
Middle and high school students who enjoy writing poetry, short stories and graphic novels, join us as we launch our first online literary magazine.
Submit work through email and fellow authors will share critiques, suggestions and compliments. Once there's enough material and we feel as a group it's ready to go, the magazine will be formatted and published from the library website.
Contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org for more information.

Magic the Gathering has arrived in Gardiner!
The first 30 people to register will receive a secret code to unlock 3 booster packs. To receive the links and code, register by emailing cthorenz@rcls.org. Limited time offer while codes last.
If you've wondered about Magic cards but never had the time or resources, the time has come. Wizards of the West Coast have generously offered up free entry into the Magic Cards website along with secret codes for a limited time.
Gardiner's Virtual Library Resources
Check out all the resources here.
Contact Nicole at nlane@rcls.org with any questions.
The Great Courses
https://ulstercountyny.rbdigital.com/service/browse/greatcourses
The Great Courses is a series of college-level audio and video courses taught by distinguished and legendary instructors from Ivy League and other renowned schools and institutions. Hundreds of videos and lectures on subjects ranging from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and more.

Rosetta Stone
http://guides.rcls.org/c.php?g=128500&p=841660
Choose from over 30 languages. Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more. Mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go.

Kanopy and Kanopy Kids
https://uclibrcls.kanopy.com/
Kanopy is an excellent video streaming service that provides quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, children's programming and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.

Ancestry.com
https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/ancestry-library-edition

Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

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in crisis, receive mobile testing and more.
Just a Reminder
2020 Census
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1-844-330-2020
The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
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