Marlboro Free Library presents a virtual medicare 101 class

By Tammy Ruggeri
Posted 9/23/20

Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? On Wednesday, October 14 from 6 - 8 p.m., join James Farnham, MS, MBA, Licensed …

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Marlboro Free Library presents a virtual medicare 101 class


Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? On Wednesday, October 14 from 6 - 8 p.m., join James Farnham, MS, MBA, Licensed Agent, virtually as he discusses the basics of Medicare. Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you.

This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you make well-informed decisions and explain what Medicare means for you! This free program is sponsored by the Ulster County Library Association. Additional webinar dates will be held in November and December.

You must register in advance. Please register at 

Votes for Women:

A Portrait of Persistence Exhibition at the Marlboro Library

The Marlboro Free Library invites you to a special exhibition in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s suffrage in the United States. This poster exhibition will also feature a local component, showcasing how Marlborough played a part in this narrative.

This exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. Check for exhibit hours and updates.

Shred Event at Marlboro Library

Residents of the Marlboro School District can protect themselves from identity theft and get rid of those old documents and folders all at one time!  Bring them down to the Library on Friday, October 2 between 9- 11 a.m., to have them put in the shredder truck and destroyed safely in seconds. This event is first-come, first-served, with a three bag/box limit per person.  The shredder truck will be parked in the Library side parking lot.

*PLEASE NO EARLY BIRDS* If you arrive early, park in the front parking lot only. Side Parking Lot will not open until 9 a.m. sharp!  Attendees must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The Great Give Back Food Drive

As part of the Great Give Back this fall, libraries all over New York State will be connecting patrons with opportunities to help their neighbors through donation drives, environmental clean-up events, and other community service projects. Given the rise in food insecurity in our community over the past 6 months, as part of the Great Give Back, the Marlboro Free Library will be focusing on collecting and distributing food to help feed our neighbors from October 5 to October 17.

All items will be donated to Marlboro’s local food pantry at St. Mary’s Parish, who will distribute donations to the people in need in our community. The Great Give Back helps highlight some of the changing ways our library helps support our community every day. We are stronger together, and any contribution you can make to this food drive helps.

If you would like to help, you can drop off nonperishable, non-expired food items at the Library from October 5 to October 17 during in-library and curbside hours. Please check our website for updated hours, as they are subject to change.

Weekly Recipe

Cauliflower Cheddar Fritters


1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon melted butter

1 cup chopped raw cauliflower

1 cup shredded cheese

1/2 cup finely chopped onion


Make a smooth batter with the first 7 ingredients.

Mix in the next 3 ingredients.

For best results, refrigerate for an hour or so (but not necessary).

Drop by spoonful into hot oil and deep fry till brown and crispy.

Sprinkle with salt immediately upon removing from oil.

School Events/Information

Attention, Marlboro students and families! We wanted to offer the following tips for success:

• Stay updated! Check Google Classroom and Gmail daily.

• Stay connected! Reach out to teachers or support staff if you need help.

• Stay charged! Charge your Chromebook daily.

• Stay comfortable! Identify an appropriate and comfortable learning space.

• Stay organized! Use a calendar or planner to help keep track of important dates and assignments.

• Stay present! Actively engage and participate in classes to optimize your learning experience.

Ongoing Events and Reminders:

Do not forget that the Marlboro Snack Shack will be open now through December 23. All school district students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch at this location. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day that remote learning is taking place. It will be closed on weekends and school holidays. If any senior citizens would like to come down and receive a box of food for the week, you are welcomed and encouraged to do so.

Happy Birthday to Trevor Blackett, Shannon Corcoran, Ryan Corcoran, John Marro, Babe Sgro, Tommy Corcoran III, Michael Rodelli, Thomas Sorrentino, MaryBeth Pasquale, Michael Gattuso, Bob Paltridge Happy Anniversary: Mr. & Mrs. Steven Calli, Sr.

As always, any events, announcements recipes or pictures email: or call 845-236-9998.


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