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

Sincerely, Maureen Garcia ~Director


Join us for an Author Meet & Greet with Janet Johnson Schliff Saturday, Sept. 22nd at Noon!!


Got Anxiety?

Anxiety Management Presentation

Come learn the how’s, why’s and what’s of “anxiety”.

Is my anxiety “normal”? What is an anxiety “disorder”? Can anxiety be “healthy”? What can I do when I feel anxiety is interfering in my life?

This presentation aims to help you understand anxiety and provide you with information on how best to treat and manage anxiety symptoms.

Tuesday, September 25 – 10:30am-12:00pm


Thursday, September 27 – 5:00-6:30pm


Presented by Mel Bennett, M.A., L.P.C.

Ms. Bennett is a cognitive behavioral therapist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety spectrum disorders such as generalized anxiety, OCD, phobias, panic attacks and the like. She has worked in a private practice setting treating individuals suffering with anxiety as well as in a college counseling center and a trauma based center teaching clients the skills necessary to overcome disabling anxiety. 

Sponsored by the Mountain Top Library and the Kaaterskill United Methodist Church


Town of Hunter Draft Comprehensive Plan is Complete and Ready for Public Input

Tuesday, September 25th at 6:00pm

The Town of Hunter Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a public hearing on September 25th, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Mountaintop Library in Tannersville to hear comments on the Towns draft comprehensive plan.  All are encouraged to review the plan and offer comments to the committee.  To see the full plan visit the Town office or download the plan at


Senior Citizen Wednesday! Join us for Chair Yoga at 11:30 am followed by Tea, Coffee, and Snacks!


Thursdays at 3:30pm

Everyone is Welcome!!


The Superintendent’s Rulebook: A Guide to District-Level Leadership

by Patrick Darfler-Sweeney

Author Talk Saturday, Sept 29th at 12:00pm

The Superintendent’s Rulebook is a must read for anyone who works in public education. Not only does it provide valuable information to those thinking about the superintendency as a career, but it also provides insight into the day-to-day thinking of a school superintendent. In this day and age, when understanding each other is so vital, the book provides a blueprint to understand the complex job of school superintendent.”
Charles S. Dedrick, Executive Director, New York State Council of School Superintendents 

Patrick Darfler-Sweeney is a retired Superintendent of Schools of Hunter-Tannersville CSD and an Adjunct Instructor for SUNY Oneonta


Mountain Top Library Writing Group

Open Forum

Tuesdays at 11:00am

Everyone is welcome to attend our new Writing Group! Please note that this is an informal group for those of us who are interested in further developing our literary ideas. Please feel free to bring something that you are working on.



with Nancy Haines McGowan

The Story of My Ancestor Samuel Haines, Who Settled in Tannersville in 1779-1780

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Tuesday, October 2nd at 4:00 pm

Please join us for this local history round table discussion about one of the first settlers in the Town of Hunter who is usually identified as a “Tory Cowboy” in the history books.


The Book Club Hosted by the Mountain Top Library and Hudson-Chatham Winery

Thursday, October 4th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Hudson-Chatham Winery in Tannersville

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson

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 Request your copy of The Feather Thief at the Mountain Top Library available in Print, Ebook, or Overdrive audiobook format!



Friday, October 5th from 7-10pm

The first Friday of every month at the Mountain Top Library

All ages welcome, no prior experience needed!

Bring instruments; some percussion instruments will be available for sharing

For more info Contact: Olympia 516-242-5206




Discovering Johannesburg Jazz With Saxophonist McCoy Mrubata & Pianist Paul Hanmer

Friday, October 12th 7:00 – 8:15PM

McCoy Mrubata and Paul Hanmer stand as two of the most important and influential musicians in South African Jazz today. This year, Mrubata and Hanmer celebrate the 30th anniversary of their working relationship. As they tour and perform together, they reflect back on their different upbringings in the apartheid era, the role music played in their development and political awakenings, and the changes they’ve seen in South Africa’s music scene.

Free admission & All ages welcome!!



Discovering Nazareth Featuring Pianist Ehud Asherie

Friday, October 19th 7:00 – 8:15PM

 23Arts returns to the Mountain Top Library with this free community concert featuring pianist Ehud Asherie as he interprets the works of the legendary Brazilian pianist and composer Ernesto Nazareth. Asherie, named “a master of swing and stride” by The New Yorker, has performed at venues from Smalls to the Rainbow Room, from Lincoln Center to The Village Vanguard, and has worked with a broad range of musicians including Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon, and Clark Terry.

Free admission & All ages welcome!!


Peace Village Workshop and Meditation

Turn Anxiety into Peace

Thursday, October 18th from 6-7:30pm

Are you often anxious? Fear and worry seem to be constant companions for many of us these days. However, our original state of being is truly one of inner peace and serenity. We will explore how meditation enables one to create a sense of personal control and mastery

Join us to find out how to seize the reins of your mind, put worries in perspective and calm your anxiety.


New Additions to our OverDrive Ebook & Audiobook Collection for Mountain Top Library Patrons!  

OverDrive doesn’t have what you are looking for?? Let us know through OverDrive, or in person at the Library, and we may purchase it for you!



Every Saturday at 10:30 am


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…

DROP-IN CRAFTS Every Saturday

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



ESL (English as a Second Language) every Monday 3:00PM

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!



Thank you to Stewart’s Shops and the Bank of Greene County for all of their support!

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.