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Posted 4/7/22

Upcoming events at the Highland Public LibraryThe Friends of the Highland Public Library are collecting new or gently used books for our upcoming book sale. Book collection dates are April 4 - May …

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Upcoming events at the Highland Public Library
The Friends of the Highland Public Library are collecting new or gently used books for our upcoming book sale. Book collection dates are April 4 - May 18, 2022. If you have books you would like to donate, please deliver them to the Highland Library at the main desk during library hours. Please do not leave the book donations outside or in the drop off box.
In keeping with the new CDC guidelines, masks will no longer be required in the library, however it is recommend that masks be worn in the children’s area.  Ulster County is  currently a low risk according to metrics used by the CDC and we will continue to monitor the guidelines and make necessary adjustments as we have throughout this Pandemic. Social distance policy remains in effect for programs.
Create An  Egg Shaped Card or Curbside Beaver Craft Kits (Ages 8-12). Registration is required. Kits are available through our curbside service until Saturday, April 9. Kits are limited to 10 and registration is required. Please register each child who will be getting a kit. We will have a craft themed book for you to check out if you choose. The book will be checked out to you and will be due in 3 weeks.
Crafts need to be picked up within week of craft.

Pictures of crafts made are encouraged.
Little Acorns story and music time with a take-home craft will be held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. for ages 2 and up. Registration is required. 
Virtual Tai Chi Easy takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Register at Highland
Yoga with Michelle, takes place at the library on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Embark on a journey of mind, body and spirit. Masks must be worn. Registration is required.
Events will be held in the meeting room and space may be limited. Please call the circulation desk to reserve your spot at 845-691-2275 ext, 201 or visit to register.
The library is located at 14 Elting Place. Visit or call (845) 691-2275 for more information.

Dinner Dance benefits Highland Educational Foundation
This year’s Highland Educational Foundation Spring Gala (previously the Snowball) will be held on April 23 from 6 - 10 p.m. at Novella’s in New Paltz. Tickets are $65 each, with a cash bar. There will be dinner, dancing, and a silent auction.
Tickets are available by calling or texting Luke at 845-430-5679. Proceeds will support teacher mini-grants for projects to benefit HSCD students.

Modena welcomes the Easter Bunny

The Modena Ladies Auxiliary will host the Easter Bunny for lunch and kids’ bingo on the day before Easter, Saturday, April 16, 1 - 3 p.m.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
For more information, contact Maryann at 845-802-6789 or Karen at 845-901-4763.
The firehouse is located at 1953 Route 44-55, Modena.

Need a fishing pole? Borrow one from the library

We are fortunate to have some of the finest fishing lakes and rivers in New York State.
The Highland Public Library now has five beginner-level fishing poles with tackle boxes and documentation about how and where to fish and licensing information. These poles are for novice and budding fishing hobbyists and come with configured hooks and leads. Just snap them on, bait them and start fishing.
You must have a waiver on file to check out items from The Library Things.

Plattekill Fire Department hosts raffle
The Plattekill Fire Department is hosting a summer of fun jumble raffle. Tickets, at $40 each or three for $100, are on sale through April 11.

Prizes include a $250 KOA Camping Gift Card that is honored at all KOA locations, cooler, Coleman Camp Grill, two camp chairs and gift cards from Cherry Top Dairy, Stewarts and Hannafords.
The drawing will take place on April 13 on the Plattekill Fire Department Facebook Page.
See any member of the fire company for tickets, or call Dara Kopaskie at 845-224-9041.

Plattekill to host Easter egg hunt
After a two-year hiatus, the Easter Bunny is coming back to Plattekill.

The town recreation department will host an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 10 at 10 a.m. at the Thomas Felten Park. The Easter Bunny will be there and will be available for photos with anyone.
All ages are welcome. No registration is necessary.

USS Slater artifacts on display at Highland Library
During World War II, 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-boats on the Atlantic protecting convoys of men and material. In the Pacific they stood in line to defend naval task forces from Japanese submarines and Kamikaze air attacks. Today, only one of these ships remains afloat in the United States, the USS SLATER.
View the USS Slater artifacts displayed through April in the Highland Public Library Meeting Room.  The library has a membership pass to the USS Slater museum in Albany for Highland residents to check out. All of the library’s museum passes are made possible by the Friends of the Highland Public Library.


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