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New Storytime Hours Starting October 1

Human Trafficking: Saturday, September 30, at 2pm

New York was the first state in the nation to recognize that youth involved in commercial exploitation and trafficking should not be considered criminals, but survivors who are deserving of services.  Sponsored by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services , the Safe Harbour Program is tasked with  raising awareness and educating about trafficking of youth, conducting outreach, providing prevention education, and linking youth  to services as needed.  This specific training will touch upon on definitions of trafficking with a specific focus on Safe Harbour law and is intended to broaden perspectives of what trafficking looks like among youth. High risk populations will be discussed in addition to the red flags associated with trafficking and how to engage youth in conversations about prevention, safety, and potentially leaving a trafficking situation.

Library Card Sign up Month

Sign up for a free library card in September and be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift certificate for Inquiring Minds or Price Chopper. Must  present ID and proof of Saugerties residency.  Spread the word!

Healthy Lifestyle: Thursday, October 5, at 1pm

Do you find the information on food labels confusing?  Learn more about the food industry’s requirements regarding labels and how you can use that information to make better food choices.   Charlie will explain the information that the law requires food companies to display on food product labels.  In doing so, he will point out some of the most popular marketing strategies the industry uses to prompt us to buy its products. This presentation will include a discussion on food allergies, food intolerances, and the ingredient sensitivities that affect some people.   He will describe how companies are expected to control them and disclose information to consumers. The aim of this talk is to help make us better educated consumers, and to help keep us food-safe, (but not get ripped off.)

Arm of the Sea: Friday, October 6, at 7pm

Read to Stella: Saturday, October 7, at 1pm

Come read to Stella, a certified therapy dog. Walk-ins welcome.

Friends of Historic Saugerties: Saturday, October 7, at 2pm

“The Gunks: (Shawangunk Mountains) Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time.”

Renowned for stunning landscapes, rugged topography, glistening grey-white escarpments, magnificent Victorian hotels, and precipitation-fed lakes, the Gunks are framed by the valleys of the Rondout Creek and the Wallkill River, where one finds New Paltz, one of the oldest towns in America and quaint hamlets like Gardiner, Rosendale, Accord, High Falls and Marbletown.

 Ronald G. Knapp, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus, will present an illustrated talk on this, his most recent book.  The author of more than 20 books, Knapp has been carrying out research on the cultural and historical geography of China’s countryside since 1965.   In recent years, he has turned his interest to the United States including this fascination look at our own local treasure, The Gunks.

Genealogy: Fridays at 2pm

Free Museum Passes!

The SPL is proud to offer a new museum pass program that provides free admission to museums in the region. SPL card holders can visit these participation institutions using museum passes borrowed from the Library: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (Poughkeepsie), Museum of Firefighting (Hudson), the U.S.S. Slater (Albany), and Olana State Historic Site (Hudson). The Friends of the SPL generously provided funding for the museum pass program. Passes check out for 3 days.

Take Home a Kindle!

Borrow a Kindle for two weeks! They come preloaded with the best new titles. The newest additions include:

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Find out more at this webpage.