NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of May 19, 2020)
Hallock & Nicholl, Washingtonville, N.Y.
HISTORIC POSTCARD JIGSAW PUZZLES
#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s historic postcard jigsaw puzzle features an image of the Hallock & Nicoll Feed, Coal and Lumber building published by Rudolph Brothers around 1915. The complex was located on South Street, near the Erie Depot station, and Fulton Gristmill.
This area of Washingtonville funneled agricultural goods throughout our region via the Newburgh Branch of the Erie Railroad. the structure unfortunately burned down in the early 1960s. Enjoy putting this piece of our history together by visiting our Games and Home Activities page on our Local History Guide.
We’ve all been cooking from home quite a bit more. Whether you’ve got just a few recipes in your repertoire or you’re an experienced home chef, the library can help! With the right resources, cooking can be a fun and healthy activity for the whole family. Each week we’ve been collecting easy and simple recipes to help turn those pantry staples into something delicious. You can also explore our collection of digital cookbooks.
We also know that many people right now are struggling with food insecurity. There are many cookbooks that aim to let people with limited incomes to enjoy nutritious and flavorful food. One of our favorites is Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap – you can get a free electronic version on her website. We’d also like to highlight the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley as a place to go to receive help. And, if you remain secure during this pandemic, a donation there can make a big impact.
NOTICE: The Moffat Library of Washingtonville Board of Trustees has decided not to hold a budget vote for the upcoming fiscal year.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 will hold a library trustee election via absentee ballot, which will be mailed by the Washingtonville Central School District along with their materials to all registered voters in the district.The library trustee election ballot will be a separate ballot in the packet.Please see the WCSD website (https://www.ws.k12.ny.us/) for more information on the absentee vote process.
Thank you and be safe everyone.
-The Board of Trustees of the Moffat Library, 5/15/20
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of May 14, 2020)
Looking West on Main Street, Washingtonville, NY
HISTORIC POSTCARD JIGSAW PUZZLES
Take a trip down Main Street, 105 years ago with this week’s jigsaw puzzle postcard! This image includes several local icons.
On the right is the elm tree, and watering trough, which stood at the corner of Goshen Avenue, and Main Street, the Samuel Moffat Store, and post-office.
On the left is the “Armenian Building” which contained the grocery store of John T. Brooks, Bond’s Drug Store, and the Grange Store, with the National Bank building on the corner of Main, and South Streets.
At this time the Blooming Grove Turnpike (Route 94) was still paved in our area, it would be replaced by a concrete road in 1919.
According to our Local History Librarian, the banner across main street was placed there by a local suffragette club for the upcoming vote to allow women to vote in New York State!
Enjoy this puzzle today by going to our Games and Home Activities page on our Local History Guide today!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of May 13, 2020)
THANK YOU, HEALTHCARE WORKERS!
THANK YOU, EVERYONE, who made cards and posters for our local healthcare workers earlier this month! In total, 42 handmade cards and posters were submitted by Girl Scout Troops 480 & 544, the Moffat Library Teen Advisory Board, and members of our community.
These cards and posters were delivered to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital to show our appreciation to these incredible people. Thank you for helping to brighten up our world, and a big thank you once again to our local health care workers!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of May 12, 2020)
Ancestry.com free from your Library
DELVE THE DATABASES!
Everyone at Moffat Library hopes that you had a pleasant and happy Mother’s Day this past Sunday. Right now, we may not all be able to be as close to our family as we would like. But, near or far, the connections that we have with our families and communities are valuable.
It’s the perfect time to reach out and learn from the memories and experiences of our parents and grandparents. Whether you are just starting to build your family tree or are an experienced genealogist, we have resources to help. Our Ancestry database is available for home use through at least May 31. It’s free with your library card!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of May 7, 2020)
WITNESSING HISTORY PROJECT
Witnessing History Project
As we live through this unique period of our shared history, where schools, businesses, and cultural centers are closed, and citizens are asked to stay home while essential workers continue to serve our communities, we must remember to preserve and document this moment for a broader understanding of how COVID-19 has affected communities and families throughout our region for future generations.
Our local history librarian Matt thought the “Witnessing History Project,” facilitated by Orange-Ulster BOCES presents K-12 students with a unique way to share their stories as part of an ongoing archive of first-person accounts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Hudson Valley.
You can learn more about this resource by going to our new “Citizen Historian” page on our Local History Guide. Here you can view additional local, and national history programs you can participate in!
NEW! - From Your Education & Recreation Resource (as of May 4, 2020)
Gale OneFile Health & Medicine free with your library card
Delve the Databases!
We frequently hear recommendations to wash our hands thoroughly and often. That’s because scientific studies repeatedly conclude that proper handwashing is one of the most effective ways to improve public health.
Even if people did nothing else to prevent the spread of infection, proper handwashing can help reduce the risk of infection of influenza-like diseases by 50%.
Remember that proper handwashing lasts for at least 30 seconds to give the soap an opportunity to destroy germs and viruses, as well as reaching all parts of the hands including under the fingernails, the thumbs, and the wrists.
Explore the science behind handwashing and other valuable insights into public health with our Gale: Health and Medicine database, free with your library card!