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   Tuesday, March 31, 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.


6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Buying/Leasing a Car, Investing on Your Own, And a Number of Other Ways to Stretch the Dollar
Event Location: The Hub
Contact:    845-772-7586

*Program in The Hub

Richard Nathan (Educator and Consumer Advocate) will bring his popular program to Port Jervis. The program, which has been presented at many libraries, colleges, and universities in the Mid-Hudson Region, is designed to reveal many lesser-known methods to save money when buying a car, investing in mutual funds, or everyday purchases of food, clothing, prescriptions, and other necessities. Each year the dollar loses ground to inflation and other price increases.Learn how to stretch yours so you will get the most products and services for each one you spend.

Facilitator: Richard Nathan, Charge: Free

Educator and Consumer Advocate




   Thursday, April 02, 2015
6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Pajama Story Time
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
Fun for the whole family!  Come in your PJs!  Hear some great stories!  Have a bedtime snack!  Registration required. This special story time is sponsored by the Rotary/Interact Club of the Port Jervis High School.




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


   Tuesday, April 07, 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.


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



   Friday, April 10, 2015
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
The Next Step: An Early Book Discussion
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    845-856-7313
For kids in grades 3-5.  Scranimals by Jack Prelutsky.  
Let your imaginationrun wild on Scranimal Island, where the line between plant and animal has become hilariously blurred.  Who or what are these strange creatures?  Join us at the library for a fun discussion followed by a creative activity.  Pick up a copy of the book and read it prior to the discussion.  Copies are available in the Children's Room.  Registration required.




   Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:30 AM- 3:30 PM
FREE Tax Preparation Service for New York Seniors & Low Income Residents
Event Location: Story Hour Room - 2nd floor
Contact:    Please call 2-1-1
**PLEASE CALL 2-1-1 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT**
For the first time, the Port Jervis Free Library is able to offer FREE tax preparation services to  New York residents through the AARP Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service. This program has a particular focus on preparing taxes for those ages 60 and older and low- to moderate-income residents in New York.

Tax-payers are asked to bring the following records to the site:

  • photo identification
  • Social Security card (and cards for any dependents)
  • a copy of last year’s return
  • all tax-related forms received, such as W-2s from each employer, 1099Rs for pension or annuities, Social Security 1099, or other 1099 for interest or dividends
  • unemployment compensation statements
  • state income tax refund statement
  • documentation relating to any tax adjustments or credits you may be entitled to such as tuition statements, child and dependent care expenses, real estate taxes, car excise tax, mortgage interest, charitable donations, home energy efficiency item purchases, and year-end statements from investment accounts



   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
7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Women's Book Discussion
Event Location: Reference Room
Contact:    845-856-7313
We will be discussing the book The Chaperone, by Laura Moriarty.  Books are available at the library on the second floor.



   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.



   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, 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.



   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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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.