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Thank you for visiting our website! Please come and visit our lovely library too!

Sincerely, Maureen Garcia ~Director


 Mountain Top Library Short Story Contest

**Adults and Kids Welcome to Participate!**

Participants will be given 3 (or more!) words to write a short story or essay. Submissions can be as little as 50 words–but please no more than 500. The staff at the 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.

Please have your submissions in by Wednesday, May 31st. Include your name, age (only for the Junior category!), and phone number.

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


In Celebration of the 8th Annual Schoharie Watershed Month

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The Mountain Top Library is hosting the Greene County Soil and Water Student/Amateur Art Exhibit

Each year, students from schools around the mountaintop are invited to display their films, sculptures, photographs, and other artwork for this annual art exhibit. This year’s theme, “Now Streaming: Life in the Schoharie Watershed,” is intended to represent the beauty of the mountaintop region and the life-giving and sustaining role that water plays in our lives.

Exhibit runs through the month of May!  


23Arts Initiative FREE CONCERT

Deconstructing Beethoven

Deconstructing Beethoven

This free event continues 23Arts ‘Deconstructing…’ series, which aims to educate and illuminate audiences on lesser known compositions through the lens of passionate contemporary artists.

Featuring a trio led by pianist and Music Director of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Yates, in a talk and performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D Major, op. 70, no. 1, popularly called the “Ghost” Trio.

Beethoven wrote the two piano trios of op. 70 in Vienna in 1808, the first of the two popularly called the “Ghost” Trio in allusion to the mysterious atmosphere of the second movement’s meter, tone, and unsettled harmonies.

Friday, June 2nd from 6 to 7pm at the Mountain Top Library


Mountain Top Drum and Dance

 Community Jam Friday, June 2nd 

 Jam Session is from 7:00-10:00pm

All ages welcome and no prior experience is needed! Bring your own instruments; some percussion instruments will be available for sharing

For more info Contact: Olympia 516-242-5206 or Sonia 518-263-3709


The next Bereavement Support Group will meet June 3rd at 2:00pm


Local Flood Analysis Public Meeting

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A presentation and open forum on the Local Food Analysis process  by the Tannersville Flood Advisory Committee.

Residents are encourage to attend with photographs, videos and stories of the their experience to provide input on their flooding experience within the village.

Thursday, June 6th at 7:00pm at the Mountain Top Library



at the Mountain Top Library!

 Everyone is Welcome!

Every Friday at 10:30 am


CGCC Noncredit Course offered HERE! at the Mountain Top Library

Photograph the beauty of spring with award winning photographer Francis X. Driscoll

We will hike to a waterfall and/or a panoramic overlook to capture the fall foliage. Hands on instruction with camera settings, lenses, filters, exposure, depth of field, composition, HDR, stitched panoramas, etc. will be provided. We will return to the Mountain Top Library to review, post process and discuss our images. Following that, we will again photograph at another location until the light fails.
Students should feel comfortable with manual exposure.
An SLR camera is recommended but not required with tripod if you have one. Students must have their own transportation to photographic shoot locations.

One Class. Saturday, June 10th from 7:30am to 5:00pm  $75.00 FEE

Please contact CGCC to register or visit:



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“What the oil and gas companies don’t want you to know about fracking: An unflinching investigation of the toxic influences polluting our democracy”


Visit the website for more information:  




Friends of the Mountain Top Library is holding a HIGH TEA & SILENT AUCTION

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Sunday, June 25th at 2:00pm at the Washington Irving Inn

Price: $25.00 per person

This event is to support the on-going work of The Friends within the community of supplementing library services, raising public awareness, helping to expand programs to encourage the love of reading and the discovery of knowledge in our children.

The Friends of the Mountain Top Library is a non-for-profit organization. Fees and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Come and enjoy the fabulous food homemade by Stefania Jozic, sample delicious teas and other libations and bid on a vast range of items in the silent auction. There is something for everyone! This year the Friends once again encourage all attendees to wear HATS!!



FREE Restorative Movement Class at the Mountain Top Library

Annie Borgenicht teaches Classes based on the Feldenkrais Method.

Come to experience comfortable movement using this innovative and fun way to learn how to move with more ease. Participants often feel less stiff, more comfort, improved balance, less pain and general well being after attending this class.  

Annie has been teaching the Feldenkrais method for over 20 years.  She lives on the Mountaintop 6 months a year and offers public classes and private sessions in Hunter.   

FRIDAY, June 23rd from 6pm to 7:30pm


THANKFUL THURSDAY Series hosted by Peace Village at the Mountain Top Library

Join us a the Library for Peace Village’s “Thankful Thursdays” an uplifting  series of meditative and inspirational workshops this summer

Thursdays– June 29th, July 27th, and August 17th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm



23Arts Initiative Lecture Series

Artist Talk: Birth of the Big Band

Artist Talk: Birth of the Big Band  

For an authentic look back at the Birth of the Big Band, join Giordano for this artist talk that brings the joyful syncopation of the 1920s to the Mountain Top Library. Giordano will discuss his dedication to a 1920s revival and demonstrate the music of such essential bandleaders as Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Jean Goldkette, and others.

Co-presented with the Catskill Jazz Factory in part with this year’s 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival in Tannersville, NY.

Friday, July 14th at 6:00pm at the Mountain Top Library


Come see local entertainer Marcia the Musical Moose at the Mountain Top Library!

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Get ready for a musical sing-a-long, some silly magic, and a puppet show!

Everyone is welcome!

Friday, July 21st at 10:30am


23Arts Initiative Lecture Series

Artist Talk: The Magic of Mahalia

JAZZ @ HATHAWAY: The Magic of Mahalia

Kicking off the 2017 JAZZ @ HATHAWAY series in Tannersville, Brianna Thomas, the “best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation” (Wall Street Journal), draws on two titans of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson and Thomas Dorsey, in this modern take on the remarkable songs that reshaped America’s sacred music.

Join us at the Mountain Top library for a free pre-concert Artist Talk before the concert at Hathaway (across from the Deer Mountain Inn).

Co-presented with the Catskill Jazz Factory in part with this year’s 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival in Tannersville, NY

Friday, July 21st at 6:00pm at the Mountain Top Library


23Arts Initiative Lecture Series

Artist Talk: Walking Distance

JAZZ @ HATHAWAY: Yardbird to Freebird

Sharing their passion for bebop and the music of master saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, the ever-dynamic and vanguard jazz quartet Walking Distance present this Catskill Jazz Factory debut of their upcoming sophomore release, Freebird.

Join us at the Mountain Top library for a free pre-concert Artist Talk before the concert at Hathaway (across from the Deer Mountain Inn).

Co-presented with the Catskill Jazz Factory in part with this year’s 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival in Tannersville, NY

Friday, July 28th at 6:00pm at the Mountain Top Library


Show Some LOVE for Your Library!!

Ask your representatives to stand up for an increase in library aid.

Contact your Legislators at:


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 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM 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; our annual High Tea and Silent Auction; as well as several book and bake sales.

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

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



Check out these weekly and biweekly FREE happenings as well…

LEGO CLUB! Every Tuesday 4:00PM to 5:00PM

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


NUTRITION AT NOON meets Wednesday at 12PM

Support and information for weight management and nutrition related ailments


DROP-IN CRAFTS Every Saturday

Get Crafty! Every Saturday from 10am to 5pm we offer a free kids craft!


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 or


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:

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.