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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The Academy of American Poets Invites You to Participate in “Shelter in Poems”

April is poetry month!

The Academy of American Poets invites the public to join in a new initiative called Shelter in Poems.

To learn more, please click on the link below:

https://poets.org/academy-american-poets-invites-you-participate-shelter-poems

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Attention: For seniors who have not filed income taxes for 2018-2019 or longer

The Department of the Treasury announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an economic impact payment.  The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 to generate $1,200 economic impact payments to Social Security beneficiaries who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019.

For more information, please visit https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/.

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National Junior Master Gardener Group on Facebook Live 

Junior Master Gardeners

JOIN US for the first ever virtual National Junior Master Gardener Group on Facebook Live beginning April 2nd!

  • Sessions start April 2nd and will continue every Tuesday & Thursday 2:00pm (EST) and last approx. 20 minutes
  • Garden activities will be led by National JMG staff
  • Your kids can earn a Junior Master Gardener “Golden Ray Series” Certification in Plant Growth & Development
  • And, it’s FREE to JOIN US, HAVE FUN, LEARN and EARN certification!

More information and sign up here: http://jmgkids.us/fblive/

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The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead.

Robert Brault

Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, There’s a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

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2020 NEWS BULLETIN FROM THE PINE BUSH AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY!

The first day of April is “April Fool’s Day”.  Don’t be a fool and disregard the life-saving benefits of social distancing (6’ apart from each other) and all other preventative measures to avoid exposure to the Coronavirus. Let’s start the month off with the determination to defeat the spread of this invisible enemy in our community and beyond! Stay informed via legitimate information. Be aware of scams which are already flooding the internet and telephones. 

REMEMBER: We are all in this together!

 

Just because you cannot physically visit with your friends and family, it does not mean you can’t visit with them other ways. You can contact them by phone, text, email, Zoom, Skype, Face Time, Instagram, Twitter and many other apps available on the internet. Let them know you are thinking about them. Check on your elderly neighbors to find out if they can get out to purchase what they need or if they need assistance. See below for phone numbers, etc. for help!

 

Social distancing has been extended to April 30th.

The library will remain closed.

Visit our Free Little Library on the Porch of the Community Room. Free WIFI is available on the Porch, as well!

 

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  • April is “National Poetry Month” …stay tuned for details on an upcoming online event!
  • Your library card can be used for downloadable books and magazines, Rosetta Stone, Consumers Report using LIBBY or OVERDRIVE.  Your pin is the last four digits of the phone number you gave us.
  • No card…No problem. See below.

Go to RCLS.org

Open resources

Go to Resources for patrons

Click on EBooks/Overdrive

Follow instructions – it does require a mobile phone number

  • Apply for a New York Public Library Card & Gain Remote Access

We know the Library is a critical resource for New Yorkers of all ages, which is why we have taken steps to expand access to our online offerings while our branches are temporarily closed.

New York residents can apply for a New York Public Library card through SimplyE to gain access to an array of digital resources, including e-books and audiobooks, as well as databases available from home during our period of closure. Please check the instructions for Android here and for iOS here.

SimplyE is available on the App Store or Google Play.

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  • Your reference questions can be directed to the Newburgh reference librarian 24/7 by leaving a message at 845-563- 3628. You can leave a voice mail at the Pine Bush Library by calling 845-744-3375 ex 1. Your call s will be returned.
  • *This would be a good time to complete your Census. It is now more important than ever to be counted. These figures are used for public funding for the next 10 years.

You may want to try some of these free online resources or ideas while you are at home:

Stay informed    It is important to keep informed about current Coronavirus news.

READ                 READING IS GOOD FOR THE MIND AND SPIRIT!

 Book Discussion Groups   You can still connect online.  Everyone might not be reading the samebook, but why not discuss a book that someone might have recently read.  Different people taketurns making recommendations about their choices.

  • Learn a new craft – knitting, embroidery, sewing, woodworking, painting – find instructions on YouTube!
  • Keep a journal, write a poem or a story
  • Read 15-25 minutes a day. Keep a written record of what you read. Bring it to the library when we open. You may just win a prize!
  • Create an invention. Ask your grandparents if they remember their school days when there was an Invention Convention contest?
  • Learn a new language. Use Rosetta Stone or Duolingo.com
  • Create a scavenger hunt for your kids and they won’t even have to leave your property! Ask them to identify birds and wildlife they see, flowers that are blooming, find different colored rocks, etc. Use your imagination and look around your property to add items for them to look for.
  • Check out all the resources on the Pine Bush Area Library’s web page. There is local history, research, Community info, etc. (See the ribbon just under the picture of the Library)
  • Watch movies at home using a streaming site such as:

www.vexmovies.com

www.lookmovies.ag

Netflix

Hulu

Vudu

Amazon Prime Video

For Help During The Covid-19 outbreak

 General Resources

NYS has set up a COVID Mental Health Hotline, staffed by over 6,000 MH professionals, that people can access to get online or by phone therapy to cope with the stress, anxiety, isolation, etc.  1-844-863-9314S

NYS Department of Health COVID Information Line: 888-364-3065

CDC COVID-19 website:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

NYS Department of Health COVID website:

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

 Food Pantry at the New Prospect Reformed Church (intersection of Rte 52 and New Prospect/Pirog Rd.)

Weds. 10 – 12, Thurs. 5 – 7pm

 Town of Crawford Senior Food and Essentials              Free Service and Delivery.

Non-perishable food or hygiene essentials are available

Call 845-745-0503 for more information. Weekdays between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Senior Shopping hours at Pine Bush Hannaford’s:  Tues., Wed., Thurs., 6 AM to 7 AM.

Check out this site for “Safe grocery shopping”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDuwc9KBps&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR22DA5IaP89MEgorOpImeK-4fJkXzwINO8Wg8d0FVyW_duxjhD_s2-kNoU

Walgreens Drive Thru in Pine Bush will open at 8 a.m., with the full hour from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. dedicated to senior citizens.  This hour is also available to their caregivers and immediate families may also visit the store during this time.

We are offering additional, select products at the pharmacy drive-thru to offer our customers convenience and peace of mind as communities across the country practice social distancing to fight the spread of COVID-19.

More than 60 front-end products are currently available for purchase at drive-thru, including household essentials chosen specifically to support the needs of customers and communities during the pandemic. These additional products include:

  • Cleaning supplies and sanitizers
  • Cough/cold, pain/fever and immunity support
  • Select grocery items
  • Infant formula/adult nutrition
  • Medical supplies/first aid
  • Paper goods

There are numerous phone numbers and websites that Orange County residents can use to get help during the COVID-19 outbreak:

Orange County Crisis Hotline (useful for food service, mental health, and most other crisis needs): 800-832-1200

Senior food concerns: 845-615-3700

Business concerns: 845-360-0231

Employment concerns: 845-615-3629

Consumer Affairs (price gouging concerns): 845-360-6700

OC Government/Volunteer hotline: 845-291-4000

Orange County COVID-19 hotline (open 9-5): 845-291-2330

Childcare Council: 845-294-4012

Orange County COVID-19 website: https://www.orangecountygov.com/1936/Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information for Ulster County Residents:

 

Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline: (845) 443-8888

NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline (888) 364-3065

Link to Ulster County Coronavirus Site:

https://ulstercountyny.gov/coronavirus

Ulster County’s Project Resilience. To learn more about this program to aid residents affected by COVID-19, to make a donation or to request food assistance visit: https://covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/project-resilience/

Ulster County Schools Meal Delivery Plans

Ulster Emergency Food Resources

These Are Pine Bush restaurants and convenience stores that have take out or will deliver:

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IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR THOSE OF YOU DOING YOUR CENSUS ON LINE!

PLEASE….if you have not completed your census online…..you must do it by April 1st, otherwise, you will receive a paper census to complete.

So, if you want to complete your census online,

PLEASE DO IT NOW OR REMEMBER TO DO IT BEFORE APRIL 1st

THANK YOU!

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Check out the Mamakating Library website

Check out this wonderful website belonging to the Mamakating Library:

http://www.mamakatinglibrary.org

If something on the website peaks your interest and Pine Bush Library does not presently offer it, please let us know.

Stay safe and stay healthy

As they say, we are all in this together!

The Pine Bush Area Public Library

 

 

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ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION!!!

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IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

IF YOU ARE COMPLETELY UNEMPLOYED DUE TO THE HEALTH CRISIS, (NOT EMPLOYED WITH REDUCED HOURS), YOU SHOULD FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT IMMEDIATELY!

*FOR FILING ONLINE, GO TO:

*WWW.LABOR.NY.GOV

 

*FOR FILING VIA TELEPHONE, CALL:

*1 (888) 209-8124

*YOU NEED YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, DRIVER’S LICENSE, COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND YOUR EMPLOYER EIN NUMBER, WHICH IS ON YOUR LAST W-2 FORM.

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Here is what you can do while the Pine Bush Library is closed:

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ATTENTION PATRONS: PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE

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POSTPONED: FAMOUS WOMEN IN HISTORY – MARCH 19TH

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