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Register Now for Library Advocacy Day in Albany: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Library advocates are faced with an uphill battle in the aftermath of the Governor’s proposed cuts to both library aid AND construction aid.

Library Advocacy Day in Albany is the chance to make a BIG impression on decision makers in Albany at a critical time before the budget is finalized.

Be an activist. Join hundreds of library advocates from around the state on Wednesday, March 1st in Albany. It’s an experience every library supporter should have at least once in their life. March through the halls of the Legislative Office Building with like-minded community members, speak face-to-face with legislators and their staff, join the Rally at noon to make some noise and cheer on those legislators who are actively supporting libraries.

p.s. Don’t wait until March 1st to reach out to your legislators. They need to hear from you NOW!

A Message from Morton

Well it is certainly still winter in the Hudson Valley.  If you are worried about the weather, please check cancellations.com, our website, and or our Facebook page to make sure that we are open and that programs are taking place at the appointed times.

Thank you to all who came out for the Community Forum on Thursday.  There was a lot of enthusiasm and some great ideas that we will work on implementing  to make Morton the library and community center that we all envision.  Stay tuned for specifics and please keep sharing your ideas with us.

Note:  The meetings of the Morton Board are held on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m.  The public is always welcome.

TUESDAY’S TIP – Black History Month: February 21, 2017

As we close out another Black History Month, we try to focus on some of the lesser-known stories or individuals who have offered amazing contributions to America and the world. Below are a few titles from our collections to introduce you to figures you may not have been aware of, or help you learn more about their story. Click on the cover to request a copy!

If you don’t have time to read an entire book, the New York Times ran a feature earlier this month entitled “Un- Published Black History,” focusing on a trove of never-before-seen photographs from their archives. Check their amazing images out here:

Morton Board Meeting Dates

The meetings of the Morton Board are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m.

January 7, 2016, February 4, 2016, March 3, 2016, April 7, 2016, May 5, 2016, June 2, 2016, July 7, 2016, August 4, 2016, September 1, 2016, October 4, 2016, November 1, 2016, December 6, 2016.