“A Christmas Carol: A Theatrical Reading” – Saturday, December 10, 2016


Hudson River Valley Artists: 2017 Engagement Calendar and Guide

Available now for $20 at Morton Memorial Library, Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, the Albert Shahinian Fine Arts Gallery, Paper Trail, 100 Mile, Rhinebeck Artists Shop, Hudson Valley Pottery, Rhinebeck, Clove in Red Hook, Red Hook Community Arts Network, Red Hook Healing Arts Center, Migliorelli’s Farm Stand, Tivoli Artists Gallery Cooperative,  Clove & Creek (Roundout, Kingston), The Golden Notebook Woodstock, FDR Library Gift shop, and the Locust Grove Gift shop.

The book is a calendar and local guide, and also includes a folded map.
There are 52 images celebrating each week of the year.
Many of our local area artist have generously contributed images.

Proceeds benefit the Morton Memorial Library & Community House.

A Message from Morton

Local artist and Friend of Morton Michele Stopford designed a beautiful Hudson River Valley calendar and guidebook complete with a folding map.  It is a functional collector’s item filled with the work of wonderful local artists all willing to help Michele help Morton. Please purchase it at the library ($20) or from other local vendors.  Thanks to all who make this fundraising effort possible, especially Michele.
A Message from Joanne A. Meyer:

After 16 years as director of Morton Memorial Library and Community House, I have decided to step down from that position to start my next chapter in life.  When I became director in 1999, there were no barcodes on library items, no computers, no WiFi, no regular library programs, no room called Morton Hall, no Morton Matters newsletter, no series like River Read.  I take great pride in what I have been able to help Morton become:  a buzzing, thriving community center, a full member of the Mid-Hudson Library System, and a destination for those seeking rewarding programming that takes place in a treasured historic building.  Of course, the help of strong Board members, consultants, volunteers, and the participation of citizens far and wide have helped put Morton on the map.  A few years ago, I made an important decision that will help carry Morton into the future:  I hired the talented Sandy Bartlett as assistant director.  I am so proud to now hand the director’s reins to Sandy, and I can’t wait to see what she has in store.  Thank you all for the opportunity I have had to serve you through Morton.  It will continue to be my charming hometown library and gathering place, and I hope to see you there.


Carbon Footprint Calculator December 6, 2016

Interested in finding out what your energy usage amounts to? The EPA has created a very easy to use carbon footprint calculator that can help you estimate your household energy usage, and compare it to the average American household’s carbon footprint.  You can calculate the amount of carbon you are producing through your home & vehicle fuel use, as well as track what materials you are recycling, then you can use their formulas to work on ideas and actions that will reduce your carbon footprint.

Once you have completed all the sections, a report will be generated to tell you the amount of carbon emissions you are responsible for every year, and by how much you can reduce it through concrete changes and moves towards efficiency. Many of these actions can reduce your energy bills, as well, and the calculator provides estimated $ savings for each action. Think Globally, Act Locally!