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Maria Steinberg
Library Director
(845) 279-6421
(845) 279-0043 Fax
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Library Hours:
Monday 9-7
Tuesday 12-7
Wednesday 9-7
Thursday 12-7
Friday 9-4
Saturday 10-3
Sunday Closed

Freegal is here-Downloadable music for free with your Brewster Public Library card.  Just enter your library card number to download up to three songs per week --  156 songs per year  --  that you can keep forever. Songs are downloaded in an MP3 format (compatible with everything), so they can be saved to any computer, mobile device or MP3 player, including an iPod or iPhone.  There are no digital rights management restrictions, and no special software is required. Choose from hundreds of thousands of songs in over 100 genres of music from the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, through the Freegal music service.

                                      New At the Library for 2014
Hoopla:
The Brewster Public Library continues to expand its  offerings with Hoopla Digital -- a service that offers on-demand digital content for free and all you need is a library card. Through the service, card holders are able to download movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music. Click here to start the fun  https://www.hoopladigital.com/home.

Roku Streaming Media Players, purchased by the Friends of the Brewster Public Library, are available to borrow  by Brewster Publiic Library card holders. Roku 2 and Roku 3, digital media players, allow you to access  internet streamed video or audio services through televisions with your  library card. Come in and check one out.

Use the  "Cardstar App" on your phone to borrow items from the library.

Museum Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Brewster Public Library, we now have vouchers or passes to the Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim Art Museum and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in NYC, Katonah Museum of Art, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT and discount tickets to the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium and Mystic Aquarium. Town of Southeast library card holders in good standing may borrow the passes for a three day period. Call the library to reserve your passes and for more detailed information about this service.

Good Dog Foundation

Volunteers from The Good Dog Foundation will visit the library on Saturday mornings  to give children experience reading aloud to a certified therapy dog! This is a wonderful  opportunity to build a special bond with a therapy dog and to give struggling or reluctant readers an opportunity to gain confidence and improve reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Bring a favorite book of your choice. Reading sessions are available by appointment only. Call the library to register.

Upcoming Programs:
Book Discussion Group meets second Wednesday of the month at 1pm. Cl lick here for titles.
Library Board Meeting,  5pm, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Friends of the Brewster Public Library Meeting,
TBA.
Zumba  Gold Classes, Thursdays, 9:15-10am. Call library for more information.
Homework Help for grades K-8, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 4-6pm.
Reading Buddies Program, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 4-7pm.

AMAZON:
Are you planning to shop on line? Make your purchases and help the Brewster Public Library at the same time. Click here and a percentage of your Amazon.com order will be donated to the Brewster Public Library. With Amazon’s wide selection of products and no additional charges, helping the library couldn’t be easier! Please remember the Brewster Public Library only receives this donation if you enter Amazon through our web site and purchase items within 24 hours.

In the event of inclement weather, please listen to WHUD-FM - 100.7, or WPUT-AM - 1510.  Call the library before you leave your home or office.

 

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Free Zumba Classes will be happening at The Brewster Public Library. Classes start on Thursday, April 3rd continuing to Thursday, May 8th(6 sessions) from 9:15 to 10 am. Space is limited- call the library@ 279-6421 to register.

MEDICARE HELP
Learn the ins and outs of Medicare at a free seminar on Friday, May 2, at 11:00 AM.  Topics to be covered are Medicare and Planning for Long Term Health Care.  Seating is limited.  Please call the library at 845-279-6421 to register.

In the event of inclement weather, please listen to WHUD-FM - 100.7, or WPUT-AM - 1510 or go to WHUD Storm Center.  Call the library before you leave your home or office.

Tax Season is Here!
During tax season, many of the forms you need to complete your tax return are available at the library. Also you can download and print federal forms at http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html and state forms  at  http://www.tax.ny.gov/forms. If you have questions about how to complete your tax forms, you will need to contact the federal or state offices at one of these numbers:
IRS 1-800-829-1040
NYS 518-457-5181

HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE
NOW OPEN: www.healthcare.gov
                       www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov

DOWNLOAD Audiobooks & eBooks
Enjoy titles on your cell phone, iPod® or eBook reader

Brewster Standard On Line
The Brewster Public Library is pleased and proud to offer the on line edition of the Brewster Standard. The Brewster Standard was the newspaper which covered  the Village of Brewster and the Town of Southeast  from 1870  to 1982 when Emerson Addis, a young printer, came from Appleton, Wisconsin to start a new newspaper.  It not only reported news from  Brewster and Southeast but also Tilly Foster, Sodom,
Patterson,Carmel, Mahopac, Somers, North Salem, Croton Falls and  Danbury, Conn.  Many people eagerly awaited the weekly edition of the Brewster Standard to see if their births, wedding or other events in their lives were printed. Emerson  Addis and his daughter, Marjorie, known as “Marj” to all, did most of the writing, editing, printing and delivering of the Standard from 1870 until 1982 when fire destroyed the building on Main Street.

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Book Club in a Bag -Everything you need to help you run your own book discussion group! Click here for information

Chiltons Car Repair Manual: Do-It Yourself Auto Repair Information: Maintenance and repair information for domestic and imported automobiles, with monthly updates.

Tumble books are animated, talking picture books which teach children the joy of reading.

Practice Tests and Education Reference Center

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We are all deeply saddened by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.  The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has online resources to help you and your children cope with the violence and related anxiety. Some other helpful links are: 
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx
http://www.nimh.nih

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