Welcome to the Mountain Top Library!


Thank you for visiting our website, please come and visit our beautiful new library as well! We are very excited to be at this great new location and even more enthused about the ability to offer wonderful programs and classes now too. Just check out the list below to find out about Upcoming Events at the Mountain Top Library. You can also e-mail us to request to be placed on our e-mail mailing list: tanmttoplib@aol.com, this way you’ll always know what is going on. Want to get involved? Just ask how you can easily become a ‘Friend of the Mountain Top Library’. Thanks again for visiting, please come and see us soon, because the Mountain Top Library is truly ‘More than Books!’

Sincerely, Maureen Garcia, Library Director



An archaeological exhibit of original gold sculptures on ancient Scythian themes, all created by Tannersville resident and sculptor Adrian Bryttan.

Adrian Bryttan is a professional violinist and opera/symphonic conductor. During the past several years he has created a series of 20 different sculptures based on his trips when performing with symphonies and operas in Ukraine.

Mr. Bryttan will exhibit his large sculptures, demonstrate how he creates them and also present a slide show about the history of Scythians and the newest discoveries of archaeology.

Saturday, October 8th at 3:00PM




Our like-to-like self-help support group comforts and guides those who have lost a friend or loved one on their journey through grief to healing and a normal, productive and fulfilling life once again.

 Will meet every first Saturday of the Month at the Mountain Top Library

The next meeting is October 1st at 2:00 PM  


Peace Village Workshop



Thursday October 6th 6:00 -7:30PM

In the world of constant demands, where everything appears to happen at lightning speed, people want to learn the pathway to freeing themselves from the variety of tensions they face, find inner peace and power to bring about balance in their lives.

During the workshop you will: Learn to make inner peace a real part of your daily life; discover your eight spiritual powers and how to apply them in situations; gain tools to begin or strengthen your mediation practice; take a break, restore, and recharge.  

These workshop is brought to you by the teachers at Peace Village Learning & Retreat Center, Haines Falls


The Village of Tannersville Commences Its


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A Hands-On Series of Community Workshops to Revitalize the Village and its Waterways

Everyone is welcome to come and participate during any or all of the following key events that will be held at the Mountain Top Library.


Public “Walk and Talk” tour of the village and the Lake: Wednesday, October 5th 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. –The tour will leave from the library.

Gooseberry Creek Visioning Workshop: Envision the future of Tannersville’s waterways. Wednesday, October 5th 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


OPEN HOUSE: Talk with the designers and comment on emerging ideas. Friday, October 14th 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.


COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: Discuss the revitalization concepts. Saturday, October 15th 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information or questions regarding the workshops please contact: Anne Jakubowski, The Hunter Foundation INC. anne@hunterfoundation.org 518-589-5050 ext. 10





The speaker for this program is Kirsten Carle ND from the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine in Delmar NY

Learn how to manage side effects that result from cancer treatment. Management is important because if you feel better, you are more likely to complete your planned treatment. Learning the facts can help you better cope with them.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Lunch will be provided. These programs are open to any breast cancer survivor and the public. To register: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com or 845-339-4673

Saturday, October 22nd at 12:00pm at the Mountain Top Library

Breast Cancer Options’ priority for these information and supportive workshops is to address the challengers of women living with metastatic breast cancer in Columbia and Greene counties. See our wesite for all our services  http://www.breastcanceroptions.org


Check out these Noncredit Courses offered through CGCC at the Mountain Top Library!!!

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Fall 2016 Course List:

AR 16350-1Z Beginning Digital Photography 

Begins: October 18, 2016            Fee: $ 57.00

AR 16452-1Z Watercolors From Nature  

Begins: September 28, 2016      Fee: $ 65.00

AR 16454-1Z Fall Photography in the Catskills    

Begins: October 15, 2016 only   Fee: $ 75.00

For Noncredit Course descriptions, please visit CGCC at:


To Register, please visit the Noncredit Information page of CGCC:


**Please register ASAP—Class numbers are limited!!**



Adults and Kids Welcome to Participate!


Participants will be given 3 words to write a short story or essay. Submissions can be as little as 50 words–but please no more than 500 words! Check out our website or ask the Circulation Desk for this month’s words.

The staff at the Mountain Top Library will read the submissions and decide the winners! One winner from the Junior category (13years of age and under) and one winner from the Adult category (14years and over) will be selected.

The winners will receive a bag of books of their choosing from our book sale—FREE!!


**Please have your submissions in by Friday September 30th. Include your name, age (only for the Junior category!), and phone number.**


friends of the lib

 “The Friends of the Mountain Top Library” is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the library and keeping the love of reading alive in our community.  We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7PM in the Library and our activities include a book donation to the pre K and K classes of HTCSD Elementary School; the Dennis Lucas JR annual scholarship for best essay to a HTCSD Senior; High Tea and Silent Auction and  Book and Bake Sales.

Membership is $10 for single and $20 for family.

 Please make checks payable to “The Friends of the Mountaintop Library “, PO Box 427 ,Tannersville NY, 12485 or drop off your membership fee at the Library. Please include name, address and email address with check or cash for our records and mailing list for events and notifications.



Check out these weekly and biweekly FREE happenings as well…

Computer Assistance every Wednesday 2:00-6:00PM

Have any questions about computers, information technology, or about your personal tech devices? Stop by and ask our very talented Patron Technology Assistant James Farley! Please make an appointment beforehand so that  he can better assist you — call or stop by the circulation desk to signup! 518-589-5707

Mahjong Club meets every Tuesday at 1:00PM

Let us know if you are interested in running your own game club!



ESL (English as a Second Language) every Monday 5:00-7:00PM

All are welcome! Please stop by if you are new to the area. No need to register beforehand.        


FREE Health Care Assistance at the Mountain Top Library by Appointment

Two different local agencies available to assist you with your health insurance needs

To schedule your appointment or for more information, visit http://www.columbiahealthnet.org/programs/navigator/ or http://allianceforpositivehealth.org


Shop on AMAZON.COM and Help Support the Mountain Top Library!

Next time you shop online, visit

Choose “Mountain Top Library” as your charity organization and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to your favorite library!



Pictures of our newly renovated library are up!

After eight years, our renovations are finally complete!

Pictures of our new renovation are online, and they can be found in our About Us section.

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Tannersville Website

Visit the highest incorporated village in the Catskills, and the home of our library: http://tannersvilleny.org/

Online Catalog Help Center

Check out the newly updated Online Catalog Help Center with new information and video guides for downloading eBooks and Audiobooks, Reading History, Advanced Searching and much more.

tumblebooksTumbleBooks are electronic versions of kids’ favorite picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !

Need to repair your car?

Wondering if your car has a recall? Get the full Chilton Manual for any car through our website! With your library card you get anytime, anywhere access for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.