Rave Reviews by Jean Eustance June 2020

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Pine Bush Library May 2020 News Bulletin Edition #2

Below please find our 2nd news bulletin for the month of May. The bulletin contains many interesting facts and lots of activities for the kids!

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May 2020 Bulletin

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Celebrate Memorial Day 2020

MEMORIAL DAY 2020 CELEBRATION INFORMATION | Wyckoff NJ

“Taps”

https://youtu.be/WChTqYlDjtI

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2020 occurs on Monday, May 25.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Early Observances of Memorial Day

The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries.

By the late 1860s, Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.

Did you know? Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. And some records show that one of the earliest Memorial Day commemorations was organized by a group of freed slaves in Charleston, South Carolina less than a month after the Confederacy surrendered in 1865. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo—which first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

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May is “Get Caught Reading” Month – Our staff “GOT CAUGHT”

Get Caught Reading is a nationwide public service campaign launched by the Association of American Publishers to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. May is officially Get Caught Reading month, but the celebration lasts throughout the year. Get Caught Reading is supported by hundreds of celebrities, including LL Cool J, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, and the newest addition, Olivia the Pig.

Our staff “Got Caught“…can you guess who is behind the mask? Some of us “Got Caught” at home on our porches or just sitting and reading…

Celebrate “Get Caught Reading” month – let people see you (from at least 6′ away – social distancing, people, remember!) with a book, newspaper, magazine, kindle, etc., in your hands, so you, too, can “Get Caught Reading!”

 

Get Caught Reading

The Get Caught Reading website offers resources for teachers, librarians, and kids. Look for literacy fact sheets, artwork, and information on getting involved.

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Another Rave Review by Jean E. Eustance May 2020 Edition 2

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Pine Bush Library May 2020 News Bulletin

Pine Bush Area Public Library May 2020 Bulletin (1)

Please click on the link to download the bulletin.

Lots of great things for the kids and parents….Enjoy!

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Happy May Day!

 

 

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Reading Joy in the Time of Coronavirus

No motivation to read while quarantined?  Please click on the link below for suggestions…

http://www.slj.com/?detailStory=reading-joy-time-of-coronavirus-distraction-donalyn-miller

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Listing of Orange County Farms selling fresh products!

15 Healthiest Vegetables - Best Vegetables to Eat DailyRaw Milk Questions and Answers | Raw Milk | Food Safety | CDC

Check out the link below for Orange County farms

in the area selling fresh produce, 

dairy products,etc.

OCT-Farms-List-r2

Help support our farmers in these trying times….buy local!

 

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Online Poetry Reading Collaboration – We are still accepting poems!

We are still accepting poems for the Online Poetry Reading Collaboration!!   Send your poems to:  gwinterpoetry@gmail.com

On April 23rd, the poems will be posted on a dedicated webpage or separate Facebook page.

 

Let’s see where this goes! 
As always, please ask if you have any questions or comments. You may use the same email address as your submission. 
I hope that you are healthy and managing well. My hope is that we will be together for the Summer Poetry Reading. I look forward to hearing from you. 
Be well! 
Gloria
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Check out DK findout!

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DK Find Out!

 

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Sign up to receive lesson plan ideas and newsletters from DKfindout! Packed with engaging content that supports the curriculum, download worksheets on core topics for students to practice and reinforce their learning in class or for homework. Access ebooks on all topics from DK as source material for your lesson plans. Try a sample for free!

Check out the website!

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Rave Reviews by Jean Eustance May 2020

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Hey kids…..it’s the Reading Song! Listen……

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Important “NYS MENTAL HEALTH HOT LINES”

Mental health 'warmlines': Not hotlines, they help before a crisis
The New York State Office of Mental Health has created a mental health hotline for those in need.
Hotlines:
Crisis Text Line:
New York State has partnered with Crisis Text Line, an anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy. Text GOT5 to 741741.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Domestic Violence:
If you or someone else is in a relationship is being controlled by another individual through verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, or other tactics, please call: 1-800-942-6906
Crisis Services:
Suicide Prevention
If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call (800) 273-8255, 24/7.
Information from NYS Office of Mental Health Website: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/bootstrap/crisis.html
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Spring 2020 Bestsellers

Please click on the link below for the Spring (April, May, June) Bestsellers list!

https://www.libraryaware.com/1328/Posts/View/cd922a3f-e82f-4e03-ae61-4ac30dd0665d#page=1

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Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Online Poetry Reading Collaboration – We are still accepting poems!

We are still accepting poems for the Online Poetry Reading Collaboration!!   Send your poems to:  gwinterpoetry@gmail.com

On April 23rd, the poems will be posted on a dedicated webpage or seperate Facebook page.

 

Let’s see where this goes! 
As always, please ask if you have any questions or comments. You may use the same email address as your submission. 
I hope that you are healthy and managing well. My hope is that we will be together for the Summer Poetry Reading. I look forward to hearing from you. 
Be well! 
Gloria
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Visit Wizarding World – the home of Harry Potter

Official home of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts. Discover your Hogwart’s House, create a Wizarding Passport & unlock more magic with Wizarding World Gold

To visit , please click on the following link!

https://www.wizardingworld.com/

Harry Potter

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A letter from James Clinton to his brother, Governor George Clinton, in 1778 regarding the spread of infectious disease

Provided by Kieran O’Keefe:
The spread of infectious disease was always a concern in early Newburgh. This letter was written by James Clinton to his brother George Clinton in 1778. George was then the governor of New York and later became Vice President under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
A man named Birdsall fell sick with smallpox in Newburgh, causing many in the community to panic. A few began to inoculate their families. Inoculation involved intentionally infecting a healthy person with a mild form of smallpox, which was unlikely to kill them and would give them immunity to the disease the remainder of their life. But as you can see in this letter, inoculation was controversial, with many believing it was reckless and dangerous to purposely infect people with such a deadly disease.
“Feb’y 26th 1778
D’r Brother, I think it proper to Inform you that one Birdsall who was taken prisoner and brought to Poughkeepsie goal, but had Liberty to Come to New Burgh to his Brothers, some way other has got the small pox upon which Isaac Bellknaps and two other families Innoculated in that Neighbourhood, near the Dock, a Little to the South’d of the Continental ferry; as soon as I heard of it I Endeavored to prevent it, but I Understand their Committee has Consented to it though they have Promised to not suffer any more to be Innoculated in Newburgh town or near it where’ the troops might be Exposed, but I am Informed they have not Complyed with that promise. Doct’r Igby is the person who Innoculates and I am Just Informed that Mr. Ellison’s family Is going to Innoculate which would Occasion all the Inhabitants in New Windsor to Do the same, though I am Determined to prevent it till your pleasure is known; if I Should be Oblidged to Confine the Doct’r I need not tell you the Damage it will to the Publick both on the acc’t of the ferry and the work that is going on at New Windsor. I wait Impatiently to have your Oppinion or orders about the afair. I am Yours James Clinton.”
Public Papers of George Clinton, volume II, page 808.
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Orange County Semiquincentennial Commission Conference Open to the Public Friday, April 17th from 2-2:40PM

Orange County Semiquincentennial Commission to Convene on Zoom Video Conference
On Friday, April 17th from 2-2:40PM, members of the Orange County Semiquincentennial Commission and interested members of the public are invited to attend a discussion about plans for upcoming programs related to the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution.
The meeting will be held in a Zoom video conference. You can make a free account on https://zoom.us/
Topic: Orange County Semiquincentennial Updates
Time: Apr 10, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
We will be discussing ways to mark April 19th as
“Orange County Revolutionary War History Day”
in this year (thru social media) and especially in the future as the target years of the commemoration approach.
Meeting ID: 360 365 8280
Password: revolution
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