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on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:53

Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program
Thursday, June 11th, 7:00-8:30pm

This is a free event, presented by the NY National Guard. This program presents citizens with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. A broad range of topics will be covered, such as: developing a family plan; stocking up on supplies; and registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system. Participants will receive a training certificate, a wallet-sized "Z-Card" with emergency preparedness tips, and learn how to make an emergency preparedness kit. Click here to register or call the library at 845-279-6421.


on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:14

Puppet Theater Workshop Series

Saturdays, May 9, 16, & 30 - 10:00-11:30am
Participants in this series of workshops, facilitated by Stefani Gosselink of "Culture Camp," will create sophisticated puppets to fit the story "The Paper Crane," by Molly Bang. At the end of each session, participants will learn how puppeteers communicate expressive and meaningful ideas through puppetry. A storytelling element is added as participants learn and rehearse the entire story; a performance of the story will take place on the final day (May 30th) at 3pm. For ages 7-12; 13 &14 year olds are welcome and can earn volunteer hours by helping the instructor). Click here to register or call 845-279-6421.

Storytime Schedule:

Mondays, 11:00am - Babies and Books Program for ages 6 months +
Thursdays, 2:00pm -  Picture Book Stories for ages 2-5
Fridays, 11:00am - Stories & Puppets for ages 2-5
Saturdays, 11:00am - Picture Book Stories for ages 2-5

Homework Help

Monday - Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm

Adult Book Club

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm. New members are always welcome!  The June meeting will be "Reader's Choice" - come and tell us about the latest, greatest book you've read! Titles for upcoming months include:

July 8th - "Black Boy" and "Native Son," by Richard Wright
August 12th - "Talk Talk," by T.C. Boyle
September 9th - "What is the What," by Dave Eggers
October 14th - "Absalom, Absalom!," by William Faulkner
November 11th - "The Orphan Train," by Christina Baker Kline
December 9th - "All the Light We Cannot See," by Anthony Doerr

Click here to register for reminder emails or texts. 

Check our calendar for other special programs going on for patrons of all ages!


Other Resources

on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 13:32

Brewster Standard On Line 
The Brewster Public Library is pleased and proud to offer the online edition of the Brewster Standard. The Brewster Standard was the newspaper which covered the Village of Brewster and the Town of Southeast from 1870 to 1982 when Emerson Addis, a young printer, came from Appleton, Wisconsin to start a new newspaper.  It not only reported news from Brewster and Southeast, but also Tilly Foster, Sodom, Patterson, Carmel, Mahopac, Somers, North Salem, Croton Falls and Danbury, Connecticut.  Many people eagerly awaited the weekly edition of the Brewster Standard to see if their births, wedding or other events in their lives were printed. Emerson Addis and his daughter, Marjorie, known as “Marj” to all, did most of the writing, editing, printing and delivering of the Standard from 1870 until 1982 when fire destroyed the building on Main Street. Original print copies of the Brewster Standard are being housed at the Putnam County Historian's office located at 68 Marvin Avenue in Brewster. Click here to visit the Putnam County Historian's website.

Putnam County Job Resource Center

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