JEAN’S RAVE REVIEWS

Rave Reviews by Jean E. Eustance

I love Green Beans! I mean, I love the picture book, Green Beans, by Elizabeth Thomas and illustrated by Vicki Jo Redenbaugh. It is in the picture book section of the Children’s Department of the Pine Bush Area Public Library.  With gardening season starting, it is the book to read.

Dorothea and her Daddy and Gramma lived together and Gramma was a great gardener. She was also very strict. She did not just talk to her flowers and vegetables, she told them what to do, with no nonsense about it!

Vicki Jo Redenbaugh’s illustrations are perfect. They show Gramma, thin and tall, and in command. She looks suspiciously like a master gardener whom I know in Pine Bush. Every time I see “Gramma” working in her garden, I see—woops, better not tell you.

“She loved her garden. She planted it with pink roses, gold zinnias, yellow snapdragons, purple pansies and green beans…There was no lollygagging, she told them. Most of the plants were obedient. The beans were another story.”

The green beans would not grow, no matter what Gramma did. This irked her because she liked to be in control. Finally it was time for her yearly vacation and she had to leave her garden in Dorothea’s hands. When she came back, she found the house a mess, and Dorothea and Daddy out in the garden, astonished!   The beans had grown! Without help!  Without Gramma!

Eventually they had green beans for supper. And Gramma relaxed a little. She listened to a different kind of music on Saturday night. She ate some grapes without cutting them with the grape snips. Even Gramma could change, and all because of Green Beans.

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Pandemics in History Part 2

Our latest YouTube video is NOW LIVE!!!!!!Part two of our four part lecture series exploring pandemics and their effect on human history, presented by Joseph Britto, Adjunct Assistant Professor SUNY Orange & Professor Emeritus SUNY New Paltz

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HAPPY EARTH DAY EVERYONE

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WATCH OUR LATEST YOUTUBE VIDEO

Part one of our four part lecture series exploring pandemics and their effect on human history, presented by Joseph Britto, Adjunct Assistant Professor SUNY Orange & Professor Emeritus SUNY New Paltz.

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History of the Pine Bush Area One Room Schoolhouses

Join Town of Crawford Historian Joanne Keillor as she takes you on a walk through the history of one room schoolhouses in our area.

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Spring Contest

The Easter Bunny came on Easter and delivered all his goodies. He over estimated how many jelly beans he needed and had extras. He dropped the extras off to the Pine Bush Library. We put them in a jar.

How many jelly beans do you think are in the jar?

Come into the library and fill out the ticket or send us an email (pbl@rcls.org) with your name, phone number and guess or message us on

Facebook @PineBushPublicLibrary !

Prize awarded on

April 16th

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The Library Will Be CLOSED April 2d and 3d

The Pine Bush Library will be closed April second and third. We will reopen on Monday April fifth.

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Tapping Maple Trees

Watch as Richard Schirrmann shows you how to tap maple trees.

If you have and questions or ideas for future videos feel free to reach out to us PBL@rcls.org.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PineBushPublicLibrary.

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A Nature Walk With Richard Schirrmann

Come take a walk with lifelong area resident Richard Schirrmann as he discusses a variety of topics related to local flora and fauna.

If you have and questions or ideas for future videos feel free to reach out to us PBL@rcls.org.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PineBushPublicLibrary.SHOW

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Take and Make Crafts

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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From the pen of our Adult Program Coordinator Sandy D.

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UFO Unfiltered Part 1

Take a few minutes to watch our latest YouTube video.

If you like what you see and want to see more subscribe to our channel.

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2021 Vegetable Planting Guide for New York

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CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American History in a variety of fields. 

Here is just a small sampling of the women who we are celebrating for their achievements! 

There are so many more wonderful women who have contributed so much!

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Please join us for the 21-Day Read Aloud Challenge in March!

 Read Aloud 15 minutes, is challenging parents and caregivers to commit to building a daily read aloud habit by accepting the 21-Day Read Aloud Challenge. Stop by the Children’s Section to pick up a Daily Chart, and a Tracker to mark your progress.  Bring your completed challenge back to the library for a PRIZE!

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Jean’s Rave Review

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Falcons and Falconry

An in depth interview with local falconer Nate Storaska where he introduces us to the ancient art of falconry. Make sure you watch all the way to the end to see his hawk Blaze in action.

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Get to Know Your Local Animals

Want to know what those tracks you see in the snow belong to? Use this handy guide and get to know the animals in your backyard.

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