July 2018 Newsletter


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Adult Summer Reading Program

There are many different ways to earn points in our adult summer reading program. Earn 25 points and hand in your entry form by August 18 to be entered into a drawing for prizes! .

Click here for more information.

Prizes include gift certificates donated by:

Town & Country Liquors 

Partition Street Wine

Krause's Chocolates

Inquiring Mind

Lucky Chocolates

Stone Pony

Federico's Wood Fired Pizza

Brine Barrel 



Maker Monday

Mondays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm


Drop in and create.

Ages 6 and up.


Number Rumble

Mondays at 6:30pm


Solve math problems and explore science all around us.

Ages 7-12.


The library will remain closed on Wednesday, July 4

in observance of the holiday.

Please have a safe and happy 4th of July!


Teen Tech Tutors

Saturdays, July 7 and 21 from 10am to noon

Have a new device and don't know how it works?


Grab this opportunity to have our teen volunteers answer your questions about smart phones, iPads, tablets, laptops, and more.
Please bring your device with you.


Reading Rocks Book Club

Tuesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm


Ages 7-12


Lego® Club

Thursdays at 1pm


We'll supply the bricks, you bring the creativity! Ages 7-12


Chess Club

Thursdays at 6:30pm

Play Chess

Ages 7-12


Family Fun Nights

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

 7/11 Elephant & Piggie Party

7/18 Summer Buck List Mural

7/25 Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer



Healthy Lifestyle

Thursday, July 12 at 1pm

 Dr. David Howells, Chiropractor will present:


"Health tips I have shamelessly stolen from different health professions."  




Life and Death of the Kingston Post Office 

Thursday, July 12 at 6:30pm 

Hear the inside story! After extensive research and careful restoration of rare, never-before-seen photos, the authors have created a visually-stunning, full-color book about the old post office and surrounding neighborhood in Midtown Kingston, featuring over 250 photographs as well as postcards and artifacts.

Enjoy a lively photo presentation and talk by Stephen Blauweiss telling the intriguing story that begins in 1907 and ends tragically in 1970. The event is free but will include an opportunity to contribute to the publication of the book in return for having your name printed in the book and a free copy when it comes out this fall.



Author Vernon Tejas 

Saturday, July 14 at 2pm

 Vernon Tejas will talk about his new book, Seventy Summits: a Life in the Mountains, and share pictures from his adventures.

Vernon "Vern" Tejas is an American mountain climber and mountain guide. He is the current world record holder in the amount of time taken to summit all of the Seven Summits consecutively, having also previously held the same record. He was also the first person to solo summit several of the world's tallest peaks. Tejas was named one of the top fifty Alaskan athletes of the twentieth century by Sports Illustrated in 2002. In 2012, he was elected to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.



Magical Space Gong Journey with HariPrakaash 

Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30pm

All ages 
Immerse yourself in the sound of the gong.




Tarot Cards

Thursday, July 19 at 6pm

Come hear a talk on the mystery of tarot and its history. Marcy Goulart an intuitive psychic who has been reading the tarot cards for over forty years. Her list of clients would read like the who's who in People Magazine. Among her clients are major industrialists, rock stars, leaders of fortune 500 companies, writers, politicians, and show business greats. If you would like to stay after for a personal reading, you will need to bring cash.



Arm-of-the-Sea Theater




La Cosecha/The Harvest


Saturday, July 21 at 7:30pm

A magical-realist puppet play about an “undocumented” immigrant farm-worker in the fields of America. Featuring Nueva Cancion music of Latin America. Arm-of-the-Sea is an award-winning art & performance ensemble based in Saugerties.

For more info visit

On the lawn behind the library on Division St.



Backyard Herbalism

Saturday, July 28 at 2pm

The class will be an intro level class welcome to all levels of experience. It will be centered around learning to identify some common backyard herbs using botany with the intention of strengthening our relationship and familiarity through observation. I will introduce participants to the idea of using organoleptics (our senses) as a way of strengthening knowledge and awareness of herbs. The presenter will share benefits of the 4 herbs as well as basic ways to use herbs in infused teas, vinegars, oils, and honey.




Tuesday, July 31 at 5:30pm

Be the top blader!

Bring your own equipment.




 Basic Yoga


Tuesdays at 4pm 


This is a beginner yoga class with emphasis on gentle, relaxing, restorative techniques.


Taught by community member Daniel Guzman. Guzman has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years. Wear comfortable clothes. All are welcome.



Read to Zoey

Saturday, July 14 and 28 from 10:30am -12pm 

Read books to Zoey, a certified reading therapy dog.

Drop-ins welcome!


Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Saturday, July 14 from 1-4pm


Come to a free casual Magic: The Gathering card tournament! Bring your own deck, legacy format. (No more than four of one type of card in a deck, other than basic land.) All ages welcome. Booster pack prizes!


Intermediate Tai Chi 

Third Tuesday of every month at 3pm 


Ulster County Office of the Aging is sponsoring a free intermediate drop-in class Benefits Include:

  • Increase strength
  • Improve balance and posture
  • Help prevent falls
  • Strengthen mind, body and spirit
  • Reduce stress and support relaxation

These drop-in Tai Chi classes are intended for seniors who have already attended the 8-week intro class to continue their practice.

Please call OFA for more information: 845-340-3456


Visit Area Museums


The SPL is proud to offer a museum pass program that provides free admission to museums in the region. SPL card holders can visit these participating institutions using museum passes borrowed from the Library. The Friends of the SPL generously provide funding for the museum pass program.



Step Class

Thursdays at 3:30pm

Fitness Hour

Mondays at 4:30pm

Thursdays at 4pm 


Fitness Hour is an aerobic warm-up followed by a combination of band and body work. There will be an emphasis on core strengthening, working both back & abs. It will end with a relaxing stretch.

Classes are instructed by Connie Scuitto. Connie is an RN and certified Reiki Master. Since 1995 she has been certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Cardio-strength instructor and has worked in the fitness industry for 40 years.


Puzzle Swap

The library has jigsaw puzzles upstairs in the alcove by the elevator that patrons may swap!


Kindle Paperwhites


Patrons who are 18 or older who live in Saugerties with $5 or fewer in fines can check out a Kindle Paperwhite for two weeks with one renewal. Just see a staff member at the Information Desk and sign your eReader Loan Agreement.


Do you have a Saugerties Public Library card and haven't checked out Universal Class yet?


All you have to do is log in with your library card and create a free account. You will have access to hundreds of online classes for FREE.

Earn Continuing Education Credit for free!


Saugerties cardholders have access to concerts provided free to the residents of Ulster County through the support of the Ulster County Government! Click learn more to create a free account and you are ready to watch!


Date Due Reminders


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Saugerties Oral History Project on StoryCorps Website


The Stories of Saugerties Oral History Project is a collection of oral history interviews with people who have lived or worked in Saugerties. The interviews began in the summer of 2017, organized by oral historian Lisa Polay. The first round of interviews is now on the StoryCorps website and part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. These interviews were collected by community volunteers.
Links to the interviews are also available on the library's website.


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