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Used (and New) Sports Equipment Wanted
Gardiner Library Fundraiser
Sale on Saturday, June 19
10AM - 3PM
Now accepting sporting gear including mitts, bats, weights, roller blades, ice skates, balls, rackets, paddles, lawn games, bicycles, fishing gear, golf clubs, etc....
No treadmills or exercise bikes. Thank you for your support.

NEW: Movie Match Advisory Service
Personalized movie/TV series recommendations.
Fill out our Movie Match survey and get a list of 3 movies and/or TV series within 7 days.
Let us help you find your next great movie!

Our librarians will send you a personalized list of recommendations based on your responses to our Movie Match survey.

Links to the library catalog included to place holds on items quickly and easily.

Great news! Our doors are unlocked!

Browsing limited to 30 minutes.
Computers available to use without an appointment.
Pick-up window always open.
All COVID protocols remain in place.
For Adults
Dementia Related Behaviors Virtual Presentation
Wednesday, May 12
11AM – 12PM
Contact Nicole at to register.
This program will help attendees identify common triggers for behaviors associated with the middle stage of dementia and learn strategies for addressing common dementia-related behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia.

Slow Stitch Club
10AM - 12PM
Meets in person in the community room. Masks required.
Due to COVID-19 registration is required by emailing Carolyn at

Come join the Slow-Stitch Revolution! Hand sewing as a form of meditation, relaxation and socialization. Bring a portable hand-sewing project and enjoy some "me" time while artfully stitching a favorite project. Hand-quilting, embroidery, crewel, linen, ribbon, even crochet!

Gardiner Library Walking Club for Seniors
Thursdays, weather permitting
11 AM

Meet in the upper parking lot at the library

Want to get some fresh air, enjoy the spring/summer foliage and meet new people, all while getting some exercise? Join
the club!

Slow Jam at the Gardiner Library
Sunday, May 16
3:30 - 5:15 PM
Meets third Sunday of the month
Meets behind the library on stage, patio and grass area

Are you new at playing an acoustic instrument and would like to practice with some friendly, local musicians? Join the Gardiner Library Slow Jam and play Old Time, Folk songs, Bluegrass, Western and other home spun type songs. Participants play at a slower pace so everyone will have a chance to learn the songs. All musicians and acoustic instruments are welcome. No audience, no pressure, just lots of fun.

Participants will be required to wear masks and/or maintain social distancing.

On Track with a Healthy Back with
Anneliese Mordhorst (virtual class)

Mondays, May 17 and 25
6 - 6:30 PM
Cost: $8 per class

Contact Nicole at to register and for more information.
All registrants receive recordings of the class(es).
This 2 part series is focused on reducing back pain and maintaining mobility for all ages and abilities. Both classes will include gentle exercises, movement strategies, tips and inspiration. This compilation of exercises can be done as a daily routine in support of maintaining an agile, healthy back. By weaving the current science with embodiment techniques, these classes will give us a whole-body approach to healthy movement and mobility.

Pet Portrait Workshop with Elissa Rinaldo
Sunday, June 6
10 - 11:30 AM
This class will meet outside the library. Masks will be required. All social distancing protocols will be followed.
Cost: $30
Bring an 8x10 printed image of your pet.
Pre-register by May 30. Email Nicole at to register.

Using a picture of your pet each participant will begin by tracing their pet’s image and transferring it to watercolor paper. Watercolor paints will then be added to the drawn image. No experience necessary.

Birding Walks with Minnewaska Park Educator
Nick Martin

9 - 10:30 AM
Fridays in May
Attend one or all Friday programs.
Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
Contact Nicole at to register and to receive
a confirmation.
All participants must wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Meet at the Gardiner Library parking area.

Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? We will take an approximately one-mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes, bring binoculars, a birding field guide or a smart device with a field guide installed.
For Kids and Teens
MISS AMY TIME: Episode Three
Miss Amy has a new show on YouTube!
Miss Amy Time Episode Three is now available to watch on YouTube! Sing Lizard’s Song with Miss Amy and Buddy and pretend you’re a bunny! Click here to watch and join the fun! Please subscribe to the channel to see more episodes as they are added. You can also follow Miss Amy on Facebook and Instagram (@missamytime) to stay connected. Thank you for your support!
This program was made possible by New York Library's State Family Literacy Library Services Grant and the Ramapo Catskill Library System.

Role-Play Gaming Summer Institute
"A Tale of Two Towns" Dungeons and Dragons Campaign
Presented in collaboration with HMGS Next Gen, Inc.
7th - 12th graders welcome
4 Mondays, July 5th - July 26
6:30 PM (2-3 hours each evening)
Free course. Limited spots available.
Contact Nicole at for more information.
Each virtual gaming session will read like a story, with players taking an active part in building the narrative through their decisions, ideas, and other thoughts. Games will be facilitated by a college-aged student with vast experience in running role-play games for other students.
Mentoring the program will be Jared Fishman, a history teacher and game-based learning specialist from the Hackley School in Tarrytown. He is also the co-founder and director of HMGS Next Gen, Inc, and teaches game-based learning courses throughout the year.

Write On! Teen Creative Writing Workshop
Monday, May 10
7 – 8 PM
Meets 2nd Mondays of the month.
Contact Carolyn at for more information, to register and to receive the Zoom link.

What stories do you enjoy reading? Have you ever thought of writing your own? Build a story and your confidence with:
Writing prompts, story share and feedback, character development and guest author visits.

Your story could be published in the next edition of the library's YA literary magazine, Gardiner Ink!

Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) Meeting
Sunday, May 16
2 - 3:00 PM

Ages 13 - 18
Contact Carolyn at for more information and to receive the zoom invitation.

We'll be discussing summer programs and volunteer opportunities. Earn community service hours helping to facilitate programming through July and August. In-person and virtual opportunities available. Come join the discussion and share your thoughts.

Virtual YA Book Club with Carolyn
Monday, May 17
7 - 8:00 PM
Contact Carolyn at for the meeting link and more information.
For ages 13+
Meets the third Monday of the mont
The book club pick for June is Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson.

Read the 1st issue of our YA Literary Magazine Gardiner Ink!
Read the first issue here.
Learn more about the magazine and how to get involved here.

Gardiner Library is proud to present our first YA Literary Magazine, Gardiner Ink! A year in the making, a group of creative young adults who love to write and were ready to share their work with the world stepped up to bring something new and positive to their community.
Gardiner's Virtual Library Resources
Check out all the resources here.
Below are a few to get you excited!
Overdrive - eBooks and eAudiobooks
Access here:

Overdrive provides access to over 30,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks. Use an e-reader, tablet or a phone. No fines. Easy to use. You can enjoy many titles immediately online or download them for offline use.

Consumer Reports
Access here.

Consumer Reports' flagship website and magazine publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center.
Free Library Services
BookMatch Reader's Advisory Service
Personalized reading recommendations.
Fill out our BookMatch survey and get a list of 8 books
within 7 days.

Our librarians will send you a personalized list of recommendations based on your responses to our
BookMatch survey.

Links to the library catalog included to place holds on items quickly and easily.
Let us help you find your next great read!

Mohonk Preserve and Empire State Passes
Loan period: 3 days
Check out at the library or reserve in advance by calling 255-1255.

Mohonk Preserve passes allow admission for one adult each.
Empire State pass allows free entry for one vehicle with unlimited passengers.

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