TONIGHT!! Lecture and Presentation with Francis X. Driscoll


_______________________________Thursday, August 24th from 6:00 to 7:30pm



Last Class!! — Thursday, August 24th at 2:00 pm

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All materials will be provided– Bring your friends for some grown-up time!! No pre-registration is required, but it is always welcome!



Presentation with Local History Enthusiast Jim Planck

Friday, August 25th at 6:00pm

Was the Mountaintop the absolute Terra Incognita of wilderness that is often used to describe it, or had inroads of knowledge and travel already been made by the middle of the 1700s? If so, who made them, why did they come, and where? Who were the earliest settlers to enter that wilderness and make homes?

Local history enthusiast Jim Planck will provide some of those answers in his presentation sponsored by the Zadock Pratt Museum. The focus of the talk will include the pre-Revolutionary Dutch and Palatine settlements of Schohariekill and Batavia, early mapping of the Mountaintop, and downstate Tory refugees who settled portions of Hunter when the war turned against the Loyalists.

Planck is Vice-president of the Greene County Historical Society and Vice-president of the Zadock Pratt Museum, has written countless history articles for area newspapers during a 30-year career from which he is now retired, and is a direct descendent of Palatine immigrant Johannes Planck, who came to West Camp in 1710, and a few years afterward relocated to the “old Katskill” area near Leeds.



SLIDELUCK CATSKILLS Saturday, August 26 at Stony Clove in Lanesville, NY at 7pm!

Slideluck is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building the community through food and art! The evening begins with a couple hours of mingling, music and dining on the home cooked delights of those who attend, and when the sun goes down, the crowd is hushed, and a spectacular slideshow of 25 local artists commences. We’ll be featuring a slideshow of 25 Catskills-based artists, amazing musical guests, refreshing beverages and a dazzling array of raffle prizes from local businesses to benefit the Slideluck Youth Initiative and three nearby Fire Departments and Libraries– including the Mountain Top Library!!!


Mountain Top Drum and Dance

 Community Jam Friday, September 1st 

 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



 You can take a Non-Credit Course through Columbia-Greene Community College HERE!! at the Mountain Top Library!

Enrich you life!! Register for one of these classes this Fall…

Contact the office of Community Services at 518-828-4181 ext. 3342 or visit the CGCC website for more information or to register.


Show Some LOVE for Your Library!!

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

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 “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.



at the Mountain Top Library!

 Everyone is Welcome!

Every Friday at 10:30 am



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 http://www.columbiahealthnet.org/programs/navigator/ or http://allianceforpositivehealth.org


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