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   Tuesday, April 21, 2015
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Library Board Meeting
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    
Meeting Notice:
The Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00AM in the Community Room.  Members of the community are welcome to attend.



7:00 PM- 8:45 PM
A CIRCLE OF WRITERS
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    845-772-7586
*Program Held in the Community Room on First and Third Tuesdays of each month.*
This writing workshop is for those who want to share their written work, either as a work-in-progress or as a fully developed piece, in a circle with other writers who understand that a good question will do more to help the writer than any criticism. After all, would you squash a seedling for not being a plant yet? After the reading of a piece, the first go-around will be for members of the circle to share with the writer what they think is working; the second go-around will be for the writer to ask his or her own questions – his or her own worries about the piece; the third-go-around will be for members of the circle to ask their own specific questions. All forms of writing are welcome, i.e. short story, poem, script, essay, performance art piece, letter-to-the-editor, journal entry. Writing is a solitary job but it can be a joy to share one's work in the fellowship of other writers in an actively supportive environment. Facilitator: Mikell Zacharia Charge: Free *It is anticipated this workshop will require approximately 10 registrants to be effective* Mikell Zacharia is a full-time writer of poetry, short stories, scripts for stage and screen, who also does performance art pieces and storytelling at open-mics.



4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
THE HUB CROCHET GUILD MEETS
Event Location: The Hub
Contact:    845-772-7586
It is never too late to join.  All are welcome. This club meets twice a month.  Come exchange ideas about projects, chat about your life, exchange yarns and yarn ideas for projects, or non-craft related activities.   The Hub Crochet Guild will provide an atmosphere where beginning crafters can seek assistance from more experienced crafters and everyone will have fun.
Facilitator: Dawn Clune
Charge: Free
Bring Your Own Yarn (BYOY)
From time to time there will also be presentations by special guests



   Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
THE HUB BOOK AND BREW REVIEW
Event Location: TBA
Contact:    845-772-7586

*Meeting Location Will Be Indicated When You Call To Register

Book for April:The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa—a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants—life is about to be transformed as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the "clerk class,” the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances’s life—or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be.

Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize three times, Sarah Waters has earned a reputation as one of our greatest writers of historical fiction, and here she has delivered again. A love story, a tension-filled crime story, and a beautifully atmospheric portrait of a fascinating time and place, The Paying Guests is Sarah Waters’s finest achievement yet.

Facilitators:Kate Gessner & Taylor Sauschuck

Charge: Free except food, beverage and occasionally the book




   Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
BACKYARD SERIES: WILD MUSHROOMS AND EDIBLE PLANTS OF SPRING
Event Location: The Hub
Contact:    845-772-7586

As a wild foods enthusiast and quasi-vegetarian, presenter Nathaniel Whitmore delights in variety. He derives almost all of his nutrition from plant sources and he believes that his success in doing so is largely due to variety. There are many forms of plant life found in nature that can be eaten, including grains, beans, nuts, seeds, buds, flowers, leaves, stalks, shoots, roots, tubers, fruits, berries, seaweeds, fiddle heads, pollen, AND MUSHROOMS.Quoting Nathaniel, "The various tastes, qualities, and energies found in a diet of diversity make for great health. So often the stagnation in our bodies and otherwise in our lives is due to a stagnant diet. It is important to eat a variety of fresh, natural foods. Mushrooms are an important aspect of dietary diversity.In this sense, as part of a wholesome diet, all edible mushrooms are also medicinal.”

Another health benefit of mushrooms is that hunting for them requires walking- one of the healthiest habits there is. Even if you do not find mushrooms during your forays, you will benefit from the exercise, fresh air, and beautiful surroundings. This program will focus on the edible plants and mushrooms that can be found and gathered in the spring. Bring your questions.

Presenter: Nathaniel Whitmore Charge: Free




   Saturday, April 25, 2015
11:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Saturday Happening in the Children's Room
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
Program to be announced. Please check back or call us at 845-856-7313.



   Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10:15 AM- 10:45 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for ages 18 months up to 3 years with a parent or guardian. It will include stories, finger plays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Preschool Story Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for children ages 3 to 5. It will include stories, fingerplays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


   Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
Backyard Series: Wines of Spring and Summer
Event Location: The Hub
Contact:    845-772-7586

JoAnn DeGaglia, a certified specialist of wine, sommelier (a trained and knowledgeable wine professional), and member of the society of wine educators, will present "Wines of Spring and Summer.” This is a 90-minute class that is fun and informative for everyone from novice to wine aficionado. Learn how to get the best bang for your wine buck. Class concludes with a tasting of two wines discussed during the program.

Attendees are asked to bring your own wine glass for tasting.

Presenter: JoAnn DeGaglia Charge: Free Limit: First 22 Registrants

JoAnn has traveled to many of the wine regions she talks about in her program, as well as assisted in the harvest and winemaking in Italy. She is a sought after portfolio consultant and wine educator here in the Hudson Valley.




   Tuesday, May 05, 2015
10:15 AM- 10:45 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for ages 18 months up to 3 years with a parent or guardian. It will include stories, finger plays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Preschool Story Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for children ages 3 to 5. It will include stories, fingerplays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
THE HUB CROCHET GUILD MEETS
Event Location: The Hub
Contact:    845-772-7586
It is never too late to join.  All are welcome. This club meets twice a month.  Come exchange ideas about projects, chat about your life, exchange yarns and yarn ideas for projects, or non-craft related activities.   The Hub Crochet Guild will provide an atmosphere where beginning crafters can seek assistance from more experienced crafters and everyone will have fun.
Facilitator: Dawn Clune
Charge: Free
Bring Your Own Yarn (BYOY)
From time to time there will also be presentations by special guests



   Saturday, May 09, 2015
10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
DOG AND CAT CAFÉ
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    845-772-7586

*Program in the Community Room

In cooperation with the Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society, The Hub and the Port Jervis Free Library announce the new Dog and Cat Café. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and a treat with some very cute and cuddly adoptable pets.Whether you might be considering adopting a pet or just like friendly dogs, cats, puppies or kittens, you will not want to miss this opportunity.

Susan Beecher, Shelter Director, will reveal the mission of the shelter, the guidelines of proper pet care, how to understand what your pet’s actions mean, and how to adopt a pet. Although you cannot take a pet home with you, if while you are there you feel you can make the commitment to be a good pet parent and fall in love with one of the special guests, you may complete an application to start the Shelter’s review process. There will be a limited number of participants, so register today. However, should the event be oversubscribed, we would welcome the opportunity to have another Dog and Cat Café in the future.

Presenter: Susan Beecher, Shelter Director Charge: Free

Limited Seating—Call to Reserve Your Place




   Tuesday, May 12, 2015
10:15 AM- 10:45 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for ages 18 months up to 3 years with a parent or guardian. It will include stories, finger plays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Preschool Story Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for children ages 3 to 5. It will include stories, fingerplays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


6:15 PM- 7:45 PM
Upcycle-Recycle for Summer
Event Location: The Hub
Contact:    845-772-7586
Details to be announced.
Presenters: Ellen Heaney and Jeanne Roucken



   Tuesday, May 19, 2015
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Library Board Meeting
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    
Meeting Notice:
The Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00AM in the Community Room.  Members of the community are welcome to attend.



10:15 AM- 10:45 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for ages 18 months up to 3 years with a parent or guardian. It will include stories, finger plays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Preschool Story Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for children ages 3 to 5. It will include stories, fingerplays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Grow Your Business with Facebook Advertising
Event Location: The Hub
Contact:    845-772-7586

Do you want more people to come in the door of your business? Do you want already-customers coming back time and time again? If you answered yes, then you need to try Facebook advertising. For as little as $1 a day, you can reach hundreds – or thousands – more people.

In this class you will:

  • Learn all the ways you can target Facebook ads to customers – and potential future customers – based on your business goals, such as:
    • Reaching people who are visiting and live in the area;
    • Getting more people to see your Facebook business page posts;
    • Growing your number of Facebook fans;
    • Building your email list;
    • Driving people to your website;
    • Increasing sales, and more …
  • Be provided with examples of businesses, including local ones, who are successfully using Facebook ads.

Cost is $35. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, visit http://www.sohnsocialmediasolutions.com, and click on "Facebook Classes.”

Presenter: Tim Sohn Charge:$35

About the instructor: Tim Sohn is the owner of Sohn Social Media Solutions. Tim helps small businesses and startups in the Tri-States area (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) and around the world grow their businesses through the power of social media. If you have any questions, please visit http://www.sohnsocialmediasolutions.com, or call Tim at (570) 559-7224.




4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
THE HUB CROCHET GUILD MEETS
Event Location: The Hub
Contact:    845-772-7586
It is never too late to join.  All are welcome. This club meets twice a month.  Come exchange ideas about projects, chat about your life, exchange yarns and yarn ideas for projects, or non-craft related activities.   The Hub Crochet Guild will provide an atmosphere where beginning crafters can seek assistance from more experienced crafters and everyone will have fun.
Facilitator: Dawn Clune
Charge: Free
Bring Your Own Yarn (BYOY)
From time to time there will also be presentations by special guests



7:00 PM- 8:45 PM
A CIRCLE OF WRITERS
Event Location: TBA
Contact:    845-772-7586
*Program Held in the Community Room on First and Third Tuesdays of each month.*
This writing workshop is for those who want to share their written work, either as a work-in-progress or as a fully developed piece, in a circle with other writers who understand that a good question will do more to help the writer than any criticism. After all, would you squash a seedling for not being a plant yet? After the reading of a piece, the first go-around will be for members of the circle to share with the writer what they think is working; the second go-around will be for the writer to ask his or her own questions – his or her own worries about the piece; the third-go-around will be for members of the circle to ask their own specific questions. All forms of writing are welcome, i.e. short story, poem, script, essay, performance art piece, letter-to-the-editor, journal entry. Writing is a solitary job but it can be a joy to share one's work in the fellowship of other writers in an actively supportive environment. Facilitator: Mikell Zacharia Charge: Free *It is anticipated this workshop will require approximately 10 registrants to be effective* Mikell Zacharia is a full-time writer of poetry, short stories, scripts for stage and screen, who also does performance art pieces and storytelling at open-mics.



   Saturday, May 23, 2015
8:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Hiking Club
Event Location: TBA
Contact:    845-772-7586
Each month the Group will hike a regional trail, frequently with an Outdoor Educator to enhance the physical exercise with a learning experience. Hike Leader, Elaine Votraw, will describe each hike, the terrain, the length of the hike, the proper attire, and refreshments recommended. This is for both experienced hikers and the novice.The group will separate if necessary to make the pace comfortable for all.

Hike Leader: Elaine Votraw Charge: Free

Pre-registration required for this meeting and hikes. If you have questions, you can reach Elaine at The Hub on Wednesdays.





   Monday, May 25, 2015
5:30 AM
Library closed for Memorial Day
Event Location:
Contact:    
In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.   We will re-open the library on Tuesday, May 26.


   Tuesday, May 26, 2015
10:15 AM- 10:45 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for ages 18 months up to 3 years with a parent or guardian. It will include stories, finger plays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Preschool Story Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for children ages 3 to 5. It will include stories, fingerplays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


   Wednesday, May 27, 2015
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
THE HUB BOOK AND BREW REVIEW
Event Location: TBA
Contact:    845-772-7586

*Meeting Location Will Be Indicated When You Call To Register*

Book for May:  To be announced

Facilitators:Kate Gessner & Taylor Sauschuck

Charge: Free except food, beverage and occasionally the book




   Tuesday, June 02, 2015
10:15 AM- 10:45 AM
Toddler Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for ages 18 months up to 3 years with a parent or guardian. It will include stories, finger plays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Preschool Story Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
This is a story hour program for children ages 3 to 5. It will include stories, fingerplays, and songs. Call 845-856-7313 to register.


   Saturday, June 13, 2015
8:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Hiking Club
Event Location: TBA
Contact:    845-772-7586
Each month the Group will hike a regional trail, frequently with an Outdoor Educator to enhance the physical exercise with a learning experience. Hike Leader, Elaine Votraw, will describe each hike, the terrain, the length of the hike, the proper attire, and refreshments recommended. This is for both experienced hikers and the novice.The group will separate if necessary to make the pace comfortable for all.

Hike Leader: Elaine Votraw Charge: Free

Pre-registration required for this meeting and hikes. If you have questions, you can reach Elaine at The Hub on Wednesdays.





   Tuesday, June 16, 2015
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Library Board Meeting
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    
Meeting Notice:
The Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00AM in the Community Room.  Members of the community are welcome to attend.



   Wednesday, June 24, 2015
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
THE HUB BOOK AND BREW REVIEW
Event Location: TBA
Contact:    845-772-7586

*Meeting Location Will Be Indicated When You Call To Register*

Book for May:  To be announced

Facilitators:Kate Gessner & Taylor Sauschuck

Charge: Free except food, beverage and occasionally the book




   Saturday, July 04, 2015
5:30 AM
Library closed for 4th of July Holiday
Event Location:
Contact:    
In observance of the 4th of July holiday, the library will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.   We will re-open the library on Monday, July 6.


   Monday, September 07, 2015
5:30 AM
Library closed for Labor Day
Event Location:
Contact:    
In observance of Labor Day, the library will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.   We will re-open the library on Tuesday, September 8.


   Monday, September 14, 2015
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Library Board Meeting
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    
Meeting Notice:
The Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00AM in the Community Room.  Members of the community are welcome to attend.



   Monday, October 12, 2015
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR COLUMBUS DAY
Event Location:
Contact:    
In observance of Columbus Day, the library will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.   We will re-open the library on Tuesday, October 13.


   Monday, October 19, 2015
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Library Board Meeting
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    
Meeting Notice:
The Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00AM in the Community Room.  Members of the community are welcome to attend.



   Monday, November 09, 2015
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Library Board Meeting
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    
Meeting Notice:
The Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00AM in the Community Room.  Members of the community are welcome to attend.



   Wednesday, November 11, 2015
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY
Event Location:
Contact:    
In observance of Veteran's Day, the library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.   We will re-open the library on Thursday, November 12.


   Thursday, November 26, 2015
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Event Location:
Contact:    
In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.   We will re-open the library on Friday, November 27.


   Monday, December 14, 2015
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Library Board Meeting
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    
Meeting Notice:
The Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00AM in the Community Room.  Members of the community are welcome to attend.



   Thursday, December 24, 2015
1:00 PM
LIBRARY CLOSING AT 1:00PM TODAY
Event Location:
Contact:    
In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the library will be closing at 1:00 PM today.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  We will reopen the library on Friday, December 26 at 10:00 AM.

Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.




   Friday, December 25, 2015
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Event Location:
Contact:    
In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the library will be closed today.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  We will reopen the library on Saturday, December 26 at 10:00 AM.

Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.




   Thursday, December 31, 2015
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSING AT 1:00PM TODAY
Event Location:
Contact:    
In observance of the New Year's Holiday, the library will be closing at 1:00 PM today.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  We will reopen the library on Saturday, January 2 at 10:00 AM.

Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.




   Friday, January 01, 2016
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY
Event Location:
Contact:    
In observance of the New Year's Day Holiday, the library will be closed today.  No library materials will be due and no fines will be incurred.  We will reopen the library on Saturday, January 2 at 10:00 AM.

Visit us at www.portjervislibrary.org where we are always open.