Moffat Library of Washingtonville
3348 Route 208
Building 2, Suite 2
Campbell Hall, NY 10916
Phone: (845)496-5483
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Friends of Library Holiday Season Fundraising

Top: Friends of the Library Gift Baskets. Bottom: Moffat Christmas Ornament.

FRIENDS HOLIDAY FUNDRAISING A SUCCESS
The Friends of the Moffat Library (FOML) are proud to announce the conclusion of a successful holiday fundraising season for the library!

The historic Moffat Library Christmas ornaments were a great hit and are now entirely SOLD OUT! THANK YOU ALL!

If you are looking for some last minute gift ideas, we have a limited supply of EJ McLaughlin historic Moffat Library mugs, as well as, notecard sets of historic Washingtonville scenes. Stop by the Library anytime and support the Friends!

The annual Holiday Baskets fundraiser was a great success!  Winners were announced this past Sunday.

The winners are: Kian Byrons, Laurie Baisley, Jackie Blais, Daniel Byrons, Jose Gonzalez, Polly Allen, Debbie Strelevitz, Cindy Heintz, Marie Temple, Kenneth Allman and Barbara Hultgren. Click here for complete list of winners and the baskets that each of them won.

The Friends wish to thank everyone
for their fantastic support! 
Happy Holidays to All!

FOML Holiday Gift Basket Fundraiser

FOML Holiday Gift Baskets Fundraiser

FOML (Friends of Moffat Library) are holding a fundraiser to benefit the Moffat Library.  

Stop by the library in December and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a beautiful basket filled with books, gift certificates to local merchants, and other goodies.

The Holiday Baskets will be on display from Sunday, November 20th to Sunday, December 18th.  You can find a list of baskets and information on what each individual basket contains here.

The drawing will take place at the library on Sunday, December 18th @ 2 PM.

See What We Do for more information on FOML’s fundraising activities.

FOML Christmas Ornament Fundraiser

This gorgeous christmas ornament was designed and commissioned by the Friends of the Moffat Library.

FOML Fundraiser to Benefit the Moffat Library

FOML (Friends of Moffat Library) are holding a fundraiser to benefit the Moffat Library.  

These beautiful ornaments, depicting the historic library, will sell for $10.00 (sales tax included) and are available at the Moffat Library and Corner Candle Store in Village of Washingtonville.

Made of baked plastic, the ornament resembles stained glass, and could be mounted on a window or mirror, but who could resist having the historic building right on their Christmas Tree!  

Please consider supporting The Friends of the Moffat Library!

FOML Annual Meeting 2016

Please Join The Friends of the Moffat Library

For Their Annual Meeting

On Wednesday October 19 at 7:00 pm

Moffat Library, 3348 Route 208, Campbell Hall, 845-496-5483the-wild-west-author-photograph

Open to the Public.

Refreshments served.

We proudly present Mr. Michael O’Connor at 7:30pm

Featuring: “The Wild West Meets the Big Apple:

Exploring New York City’s Connections to the Most Iconic Figures of the Old West”

Friends of Moffat 2016 Annual Luncheon

 The Friends of Moffat Library Proudly Present

Meet the Authors Luncheon

Sunday April 10, 2016 12:00 – 4:00p.m.

Round Hill House Washingtonville, NY

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left: William Klaber, right: William Alexander

William Klaber

Author, William Klaber is a part-time journalist living in the Sullivan County town of Fremont, on a hill overlooking Basket Creek.  The farmhouse he bought with his wife, Jean, in 1980 had a connection to a woman named Lucy Lobdell.  William was to find out more about this interesting woman and the legend that surrounded her name when he sat down for breakfast with a longtime local historian.  Listening to Lucy’s story and viewing a leather satchel filled with recollections, newspaper articles, letters about her and a copy of a self-written account of her early life sparked Bill Klaber’s interest.

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell is his fictionalized account of Lucy’s foray into the world of men and her inward journey to a new sexual identity. William Klaber has meticulously researched Lucy’s story and told it with compassion and respect.  The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell won the Ben Franklin Award for Historical Fiction.  It also won an Amelia Bloomer award for feminist content and a Stonewall Book Award for LGBT content.

Mr. Klaber is a graduate of Wesleyan University and is best known for producing the public radio documentary, The RFK Tapes, and co-authoring the book Shadow Play (St. Martins, 1997). The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell is his first foray into fiction.

William Alexander

William Alexander is the author of three critically-acclaimed memoirs.   By day an IT director at a psychiatric research institute, he made his professional writing debut at the age of 53 with the 2006 national best-seller The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden.

His second book, 52 Loaves: A Half-Baked Adventure, chronicled, week by week, his year-long quest to bake the perfect loaf of peasant bread — a journey that took him to such wide-flung and unlikely places as a communal oven in Morocco and an abbey in France — as well as into his own backyard to grow, thresh, and winnow wheat.

Alexander’s feature American Bread, which appeared as the cover story of the May 2012 issue of Saveur, won the 2013 award for best instructional food writing from IACP, the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Alexander’s most recent mission was to become fluent in French, a language that eluded him all his life. In Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart he explores every method of instruction from the Rosetta Stone to immersion study in France.  Does he succeed?

In addition to receiving the IACP award, Mr. Alexander was a Quill Book Awards finalist for Debut Author of the Year. Other honors include selection by the National Book Festival and as an NPR Best Summer Reads.

Proceeds will benefit the Moffat Library Building Fund and the Summer Reading Program

Tickets $35 per person includes buffet lunch. Cash bar available

Cocktail hour begins at Noon. Lunch will be served at 1:00p.m.

Tickets on Sale Now at Moffat Library

Meet William Klaber & William Alexander

EVENT SPONSORS

 

Epic Level: U.W. Marx Construction Company
Epic Level: Standback General Contractors, LLC 
Novel Level: Nancy Schneider, Esq.
Short Story Level: The Dominion House B&B
Short Story Level: Printeks Reprographics

Friends of Moffat 2015 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 21 at 6:45PM

Guest Speaker: Mr. Anthony Musso

The Friends of Moffat Library will hold their Annual Meeting on Wednesday October 21 at 6:45 p.m. at the Moffat Library. After the meeting The Friends are proud to introduce Mr. Anthony Musso as their guest speaker.  Mr. Musso’s presentation will start at 7:15pm.

Mr. Musso talk about his two volume book “Setting the Record Straight: The Music and Careers of Recording Artists from the 1950s and 1960s…in their own words”. Despite having become household names during their respective recording careers, the biographies of some of the music industry’s biggest names are clouded with inaccuracies, conflicting data, and baseless tales. Learn why Buddy Holly and the Crickets decided to disband and how Brenda Lee came to be billed as a 32 year old midget during a 1959 tour of France. Hear why Paul left Paula in the midst of a Dick Clark Caravan of Stars concert tour. Discover how a backstage discussion and handshake immediately transformed a young vocal group from Harlem into the legendary Drifters. And hear first-hand accounts about the trials and tribulations, the joys and tragedies of life on the road during the rock and roll era’s infancy.

Mr. Musso was born and raised in Brooklyn. He has been a resident of the Hudson Valley since 1986.

Friends of Moffat 2015 Annual Authors Luncheon

With Authors Bill Dedman and Lauren Willig

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From left to right: Ruth Manyin (Library Trustee), Mary Ann Marrero (President of the Friends of the Moffat Library), Lauren Willig, (author), Jeanne Versweyveld (Library Trustee) and Bill Dedman (author).

 

Bill Dedman’s investigative journalism won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 while writing for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  He has subsequently worked for NBC News and has written for the New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.  Presently he writes for Newsday, Long Island’s largest paper.  He is the author of the bestselling non-fiction book, Empty Mansions, recounting the life of the eccentric, reclusive heiress, Huguette Clark.

Lauren Willig is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen works of historical fiction. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages, awarded the RITA, Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards, and chosen for the American Library Association’s annual list of the best genre fiction. She has authored the Pink Carnation series, The Ashford Affair and The Summer.

EVENT SPONSORS

Nancy Schneider, Esq.
Advance Testing Company
Dominion House B&B
Charles Quick & Associates