DRIVE-THRU PICK-UP SERVICE AVAILABLE NOW! Call (845)496-5483 x 324 for assistance. DRIVE-THRU ENTRANCE located on ROUTE 208 between 1st Presbyterian Church & Route 94. ATTN: PEDESTRIANS - CURBSIDE PICK-UP is available, also! Please CALL when you arrive & wait at the bottom of the ramp near the BOOK DROP. We will come out to you. Outside book return is NOW OPEN! Drop off your library materials anytime.
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Moffat Library of Washingtonville
6 West Main Street
Washingtonville, New York 10992
Fantasy has a long history. And one of its most notable traditions is the idea of worldbuilding, or imagining a fictional collection of nations, cultures, languages, and histories to inhabit an imagined geography and ecology.
It’s a rich and fascinating opportunity to explore all manner of topics or just imagine and share new marvels. J.R.R. Tolkien distinguished “fairy-stories” from other forms of speculative fiction by emphasizing how its author shares with readers a distinctive, marvelous world, separate from our own which still remains consistent and credible.
The fantasy map is one of the most widespread ways that we can explore imaginary realms. There may be few spaces left on modern maps for explorers to fill, but there is always another fantasy map to chart new possibilities.
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 11, 2020)
QUEST FOR THE DRAGON’S EGG!
Complete the quest to be entered into a dragon-themed mystery raffle!
Open to kids and teens Grades K – 12. Two dragon prizes will be raffled off to those who complete the Quest: one prize for kids and one for teens/tweens.
Complete any 7 of 21 activities required to earn the Dragon’s Egg badge on Beanstack. Visit moffatlibrary.beanstack.org to record your completed challenges or download the Beanstack Tracker app for Android or iPhone.
When you earn the Dragon’s Egg badge on Beanstack, you’re entered into the raffle!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 10, 2020)
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW HOBBY?
Check out this recorded presentation by our reference librarian Matt and learn about the hobby of tabletop wargaming! This pre-recorded program is based on a Zoom presentation that was hosted in May, 2020. Click the preview to view!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 7, 2020)
COMMUNITY READING GOAL
Moffat Library patrons have read almost 2,000 books so far in the Summer Reading Challenge! There are 24 days left in the challenge. Help us reach our goal of reading 5,000 books by August 31st by participating in Summer Reading!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 6, 2020)
This week’s Moffat Library Movie of the Week is the 2012 film “Blancanieves,” a retelling of the classic fairytale “Snow White” set in 1920’s Spain and filmed as a silent movie! Watch the introduction video below to learn more about this film from our reference librarian Matt, then head to kanopy.com to log into your Kanopy Account to view the film on your own!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of August 5, 2020)
We know that travel is especially difficult, uncertain, and stressful right now. But we can always explore the world and discover hidden wonders through maps, books, and photographs.
Come take a trip with us through destinations both remote and closer to home and enjoy the beauties of the world we share. And then take a look at these journalism websites dedicated to travel, history, and urbanism – free to the public!
Welcome to the finale of the Page Turner Adventures series! Check out the Moffat Library Page Turner Adventures group on Facebook to join the fun! Videos will be shared all week and will be available on the group until September 1st!
Pirate Week Schedule Monday 8/3: David Engel’s Pirate School: Marooned Together Tuesday 8/4: Craft Day Wednesday 8/5: Author Day with Melinda Long (How I Became a Pirate) and Tom Lichtenheld (Everything I Know about Pirates) LIVE SHOW Wednesday 8/5 @ 3PM: Page Turner Adventures Facebook Live Party with PageTurners! https://www.facebook.com/pageturneradventures/ Thursday 8/6: Tween Crafts Friday 8/7: The Legend of Captain Book and the Book-A-Neers!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of July 31, 2020)
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of July 28, 2020)
Summer Reading Raffle Packages
SUMMER READING RAFFLES
Did you know that reading this summer could win you prizes? When you log your books on moffatlibrary.beanstack.org or on the Beanstack Tracker app on Android or iPhone, you have a chance to win a prize at the end of the summer!
No tickets needed–once you log a book, you’re automatically entered into the raffle!
Need an offline method to log your reading? Call us at (845) 496-5483 x 324 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a Paper Log! Please note that Paper Logs must be returned to the library by August 31 to be eligible for any raffles.
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of July 27, 2020)
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of July 23, 2020)
THE SEVENTH SEAL
Our second film of our Summer Movie Series for Adults is the 1957 classic “The Seventh Seal,” directed by Ingmar Bergman. Watch this short introduction to the film to learn more about it from our reference librarian Matt.
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of July 22, 2020)
Illusion and magic exist in the real world. You just have to be creative and diligent about where you look. Chimerical colors are one kind of impossible colors that our eyes cannot normally see due to either the way our cone cells react to light or the way our visual cortex interprets those reactions. They demonstrate intriguing paradoxical effects like normal colors appearing darker than black, brighter than white, or deeper than pure, fully saturated colors.
Physicists, biologists, and philosophers use chimerical colors to help understand exactly how our eyes work and what that means for how we subjectively experience color. Whether you want to just enjoy the magic of seeing impossible colors or dive deeper into how colors work, your library has got you covered this summer.
Come check out the Moffat Adult Summer Reading Program for more resources, games, and ideas to help you imagine your story!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of July 17, 2020)
Wear Your Mask!
TAKE SUMMER READING HOME WITH YOU!
Pick up a To-Go Kit for Kids at the Library Drive-Thru!
Each To-Go Kit contains bookmarks, prizes, and a “Read & Bead” kit to help kids see how much they read this summer.
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of July 16, 2020)
BUILDERS OF ALL AGES!
WATCH THIS WEEK’S FANTASY INSPIRED LEGO BUILD CREATED BY A MOFFAT LIBRARIAN! Use the step-by-step video to build a fantasy castle in “micro-scale,” or use it to inspire your own “Imagine Your Story” build!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of July 15, 2020)
These past few months have been tough for everyone. But our Great Beginnings Book Club has still been running and connecting people with some great stories.
If you are looking for an opportunity to read more or to have some safe social interaction from the comfort of your home, consider borrowing a digital copy of our latest selection and joining us during our regular Zoom meetings.
The Great Beginnings Book Club reads a broad variety of books, so there’s always something new to explore. Book club picks will never have any wait times, so you can always get started right away. Everyone is welcome!
(And, yes, you can borrow the book without attending the meetings. We’d be happy for you to just enjoy a good book alongside us.)
Our next meeting is scheduled for July 21st at 7:30 pm. Please register at the link below if you would like to attend. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help borrowing ebooks or using Zoom.
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of July 1, 2020)
TURTLE DANCE MUSIC KICKS OFF SUMMER READING
It’s the first day of Summer Reading, so get ready to dance and sing with Mr. Matt Mazur from Turtle Dance Music!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of June 30, 2020)
DELVE THE DATABASES!
Wherever you go, libraries offer the same learning, entertainment, and serenity.
Come expand your horizons and voyage through the languages of the world with Rosetta Stone! Free with your library card, Rosetta Stone has been trusted for over 20 years by schools, libraries, and organizations around the world to offer immersive language learning skills.
First time visitors will be prompted to create a free account with Rosetta Stone so that you can save your progress and track your specific learning goals. Whether you’re looking to study for school or work, explore a particular culture more deeper, or just keep you mind sharp, Rosetta Stone makes language learning fun, easy, and effective.
NEWS!! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of June 26, 2020)
DRIVE-THRU PICK-UP SERVICE AVAILABLE NOW! Please enter from Route 208 & follow the road to the drive-thru window
For assistance with placing holds or finding items, please call the library at (845)496-5483 x 324 or email us at: email@example.com
After a hold has been placed please wait for a call from the library that your item is ready to be picked up before heading out. Drive-thru pickup service is available during our regular library hours.
The Moffat Library Building remains closed. However we are now offering selected services including, photocopying, faxing & notary service BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. CALL (845)496-5483 X 324 to set up an appointment.
Drive-thru Pick-up Hours are: MONDAY-THURSDAY 10 AM – 8 PM, FRIDAY 10 AM – 6 PM, SATURDAY 10 AM – 5 PM, SUNDAY 12 NOON – 5 PM
Registration Opens July 1
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of June 25, 2020)
Erie Station and Fulton Feed Store, Washingtonville, NY
HISTORIC POSTCARD JIGSAW PUZZLES
This week’s historic postcard jigsaw puzzle is based on a 1915 postcard from Rudolph Brothers. It shows the Erie Station and Fulton Feed store. The Erie station depicted was constructed in 1879, following the destruction of the earlier station built in 1850.
The station remained in operation until freight services were discontinued in 1972. The building was consumed by fire in 1992, however Fulton’s is still standing and is presently a beverage store.
NEWS!! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of June 22, 2020)
DRIVE-THRU PICK-UP SERVICE AVAILABLE NOW! Please enter from Route 208 Call (845)496-5483 x 324 for assistance
Outside book return is NOW OPEN! Drop off your library materials anytime. NO LATE FEES WILL BE CHARGED.
UPDATE: Moffat Library FYE21 Vote (as of June 19, 2020)
FYE21 LIBRARY VOTE RESULTS
NOTICE: The Moffat Library of Washingtonville Board of Trustees decided NOT to hold a Budget Vote for the upcoming fiscal year (2020-21). Therefore, 2020-21 Moffat Library funding levels will remain the SAME as the current year (2019-20).
As per the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Moffat Library held a library Trustee Election via absentee ballot, which was mailed by the Washingtonville Central School District along with their materials to all registered voters in the district.
6/19/20 UPDATE: TRUSTEE ELECTION RESULTS
The voting inspectors finished counting this morning and the results are in! The following candidates have been elected to the Moffat Library Board of Trustees, effective as of July 1, 2020:
James Casazza (5-year term – July 1, 2020-June 30, 2025) with 2929 votes
Tanya Bray (5-year term – July 1, 2020-June 30, 2025) with 2924 votes
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of June 16, 2020)
Delve the Databases!
Issues In Society:
Have you ever struggled to understand how someone could have such a different opinion than yours on a social issue? Are you looking for a good faith overview of a controversial topic? Or are you helping family and friends understand a particular debate?
Gale’s database Opposing Viewpoints in Contextis for you! Explore hundreds of current or complex issues and see why people might disagree. Opposing Viewpoints features articles and reports representing different perspectives on an issue, related primary and secondary sources, infographics, and audio and video clips to help you explore the various sides of an issue. Cut through some of the noise and find informed, differing viewpoints to help you draw your own conclusions.
OUTSIDE BOOK RETURN IS NOW OPEN!! You can return items anytime!
Please note that we will continue to go FINE-FREE, so please don’t rush to return your library items!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of June 11, 2020)
Main Street, Washingtonville, N.Y. (Looking East)
HISTORIC POSTCARD JIGSAW PUZZLE
Throwback Thursday: This week’s historic postcard jigsaw puzzle is based on a 1915 postcard of Main Street, Washingtonville by Rudolph Brothers. Although cars and trucks were beginning to supplant horse-drawn wagons and buggies, many local residents still used horses to deliver goods and people in this mainly rural area.
In the center is the Washingtonville Elm Tree, which was purported to be as old as the village itself, as well as the watering trough, which provided drinking water for horses. The Elm tree was unfortunately removed in 1935 after succumbing to Dutch Elm disease, and the road has since been re-aligned.
However the buildings behind it on Goshen Avenue, as well as the drug store, grange store, and Armenian Building to the right still exist today! To try solving this, along with the other jigsaw puzzles inspired by our archival collections, visit our Games and Home Activities page on our Local History Guide.
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of June 8, 2020)
SUMMER FUN WITH PAGE TURNERS ADVENTURES!
Join us for a summer of virtual activities, author visits, and performances by Page Turner Adventures! June 8 – June 12 is Space Week! To join in the fun, click HERE to visit Moffat Library Page Turner Adventures on Facebook and request to join the group.