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The Library sends out a weekly email, usually on Fridays, with our upcoming events, digital resources, news and more. If you would like to join our email list, please fill out the Newsletter Signup form here.

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Children’s Storytime, Crafts, and More!

Farm Animals Virtual Storytime: Friday & Saturday, Sept. 24 & 25

It’s time to register for storytime. Check out the Calendar of Events.

Saturday, September 25

11:30am

Author Event with Stacey Tirro

Local author, Stacey Tirro, debuts her new memoir, What Ronnie Sue Knew. Join us for this live event at the Library. There will be an author reading, Q&A, as well as an opportunity to purchase books.

In What Ronnie Sue Knew, Stacey Tirro takes the opportunity to share a list of lessons she learned from Ronnie Sue over the course of her lifetime, inspiring an impromptu interview that unlocked a wealth of memories and recollections. Snapshots of a lifetime flashed across her laptop screen, and a tapestry of personal connections emerged.

Register online.

Monday, September 27

2pm

The Changing Face of Television: YouTube, Streaming and Beyond

Watching television used to be a fairly simple enterprise—you turned on the set, selected one of 500 channels, and enjoyed your program. Now, television is changing in front of our eyes. More and more viewers are cancelling cable television, preferring to watch new online-only channels like Netflix or Disney +. An entire generation of younger viewers has given up on the TV set altogether, and instead watch programs on their laptop or their phones. This presentation will look at these startling developments and explain why the old days of simply “watching TV” are fast disappearing. Presented by Brian Rose via Zoom. 

Register online.

Wednesday, September 29

7:30pm

Divorce: The Most Important Things You Need to Know

Join Dr. Susan Korb Bernstein, Certified Divorce Coach, for a divorce expert hour. Learn the top 10 mistakes to avoid pre, during, and post-divorce, and how to get through a divorce as smoothly as possible by saving time, money and headaches.  Susan specializes in high-conflict divorce and divorce with families that have special-needs children.  There will be a question/answer period. Presented via Zoom.

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Online Databases

Explore Suffern Library's many databases! Learn a new language, take free classes, read world newspapers, research genealogy...and so much more!

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Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room Application

Meeting rooms are available to groups and organizations in the community for informational, educational, recreational, civic and cultural meetings. Please read the policy carefully to see if your group qualifies for the use of our space. During COVID, occupancy limits apply. If you have any questions, contact us either by email or by calling (845) 357-1237.

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Always Available eBooks

Want to download an eBook TODAY? Freading has thousands of eBooks to choose from and they are always available! You can download from Freading onto any eReader including the Kindle Fire (except the basic Kindle, sorry).

Technology at Suffern Library

eBooks, eAudio, Videos

We have THOUSANDS of books, including the most popular bestsellers! If a book is not available, you can place it on hold and you will be notified when it is available to download. These books can be downloaded onto all popular eBook Readers.

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Movies, Music, Audiobooks, eBooks & More

Instantly stream or temporarily download music, eBooks, comics, audiobooks, television episodes and movies! You can access hoopla via your computer, tablet or smartphone. Just download the free hoopla digital mobile app.

Download Magazines

You can now download magazines directly from Overdrive. These are yours to borrow for up to two weeks. Check out the many options available to you today. Call our librarians if you need help.

 

Book Sales

Book Sale Donations:

We are not accepting donations at this time. We will post the dates when we will accept donations on Facebook, on this website, and on our weekly email. Thank you to all who came out to donate on Sept. 19.

Lobby Book Sale

Our Lobby Book Sale is back. We have a couple of carts in the lower level. All books are $.50. Starting in October, we will have a weekly themed sale. We will post the topics each week and you will receive the list in your weekly email. If you have not signed up for the weekly email, scroll up and sign up today to get all of the Library’s news.

Need Help?

Our staff is here to help. Feel free to contact us via email. We continue to answer reference questions via email at askus@suffernfreelibrary.org.