Easton Library

1074 NYS ROUTE 40 GREENWICH, NY 12834-9518 518-692-2253

October 23, 2014
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Bake & Book Sale

Tuesday, November 4 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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The Friends of Easton Library are busy making plans for this increasingly popular election day event.  Easton has many talented bakers who are already thinking about the delights they will prepare for us this year and a wonderful variety of book donations are now being accepted at the library.  Baked goods may be dropped off at the library throughout the day of the sale, or prior to 9 a.m., may be left in the Burton Hall kitchen. 

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to purchase homemade treats as well as bargain priced books and audiovisual items!   

October 10, 2014
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Construction Grant Brings New Look to Library!

new sign 2While summer went flying by, hammers and drills and saws could frequently be heard at the library!  As a result, the library computer center is sporting a whole new look and can now accommodate 5 public access computer stations.  We are presently awaiting the arrival of a new desktop computer and new task chairs.  Our carpenter will soon return to begin renovations to the public restroom.

And….in case you haven’t already noticed, a brand new sign has sprung up on the front lawn.  Plans are in the works for new outside lighting as well. 

The above was accomplished with Construction Challenge Grant funds awarded to Easton Library by the Southern Adirondack Library System. 

October 10, 2014
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Ancestry.com now on Easton Library computers!

The director and trustees want everyone to know that Ancestry.com is now available on all public access computersThis subscription based genealogy research website and the purchase of a laptop computer are part of a technology grant from the Southern Adirondack Library System. 

Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online resource for family history research.  It has been a leader in the family history market for over 30 years.  It offers an extensive collection of billions of historical records that have been digitized, indexed and put online since 1996.  Ancestry.com is a helpful tool for the most committed family historians as well as those taking their first steps toward satisfying their curiosity about family stories.

For those unfamiliar with Ancestry.com, classes and instruction are being offered.  See article below

October 10, 2014
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Family History Research Classes

October 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m.  OR  October 29, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

This class will cover the basics of researching one’s family tree.  There are many places to look both online and in the real world, from census and church records to maps, wills, deeds, and birth and death records, to find out about family history.  You’ve seen it on TV.  Now learn how to do it yourself!

November 5, 1 – 2:30 p.m.  OR  November 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

This class will focus on the new Ancestry.com software on the library’s public access computers.  This is a hands-on class for both those who attended the first class and for those who have already done some genealogy and want to learn to use Ancestry.com, either for the first time, or in more depth.  Participants should bring a family question to research.

A third class will be offered sometime in late November to further assist patrons in the use of Ancestry.com.  In addition, tutors will be available by appointment to meet with patrons at the library to answer questions and provide continuing help after the initial lessons.

The principal instructor for these programs will be Christina Kelly. Chris has a B.A. in history and an M.A. in history museum studies.  She has been the Schaghticoke Town Historian since 1986 and took the Volunteer Genealogist’s course of the D.A.R.  She has done extensive research and writing on Civil War veterans in Schaghticoke.

These programs have been made possible with Technology Challenge Grant funds awarded to Easton Library by the Southern Adirondack Library System.

October 10, 2014
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Hawks, Owls & Wildlife

Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.  

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You will be captivated by the beauty and endless wonder of these often misunderstood hunters of the sky, while learning about the role raptors play in the environment and the problems they face in our ever changing world.  This program will be held in the library meeting room and is presented by  Michael J. Gaylo, biologist, teacher and director of Hawks, Owls & Wildlife in Buskirk, NY.  Mr. Gaylo has been working with birds of prey for over 35 years.  A licensed falconer, he has been teaching in the field of environmental education for the past 26 years.

October 1, 2013
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Osteobusters

Meets every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

This exercise and education program for older adults encourages participants to take steps to build and maintain strong bones.  It is led by trained volunteers under the direction of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Warren, Washington and Hamilton counties.  To learn more about this program, stop by the library or call 692-2253.  Health forms required for participation are available at the library.

August 29, 2013
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PreSchool Story Hour

Bears readingJoin us each Wednesday morning at 10:00 for a fun-filled story hour for children ages birth to 5 years old.  Simple crafts are included.  Dry snacks and spill-proof cups are welcome.

Story hour follows the Greenwich Central School calendar.  We will not meet when G.C.S. is closed for snow days, holidays or vacations.  If in doubt about library closure, please call 692-7164.

January 23, 2012
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Easton Suffragists

In the fall of 2009 writer and historian, Teri Gay launched her book Strength Without Compromise: Womanly Influence and Political Identity in Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century Rural Upstate New York.  The Political Equality Club of Easton is highlighted and the work of its two most ardent leaders, Lucy Allen and Chloe Sisson, showcases the Easton club members commitment to “votes for women.”

New York Archives magazine, in its Fall 2011 issue, also features the women of the Easton P.E.C. and the unique approch taken by those rural women in seeking to gain the vote.  Stop by the library to borrow this magazine and read The Suffragists of Easton also written by Teri Gay.

"Strength Without Compromise" is part of the Easton Library collection and is available for loan.  Signed copies are available for purchase also at the library.

“Strength Without Compromise” is part of the Easton Library collection and is available for loan. Signed copies are available for purchase also at the library.

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