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      When Roosevelt took office in March 1933, the nation was on the verge of financial collapse. The Great Depression was one of the greatest economic downturns of the world history, much like today’s economy due to Covid 19. This online program explores the dramatic actions taken by FDR to prevent the collapse of America’s banking system during his first week as president.

      Jeffrey Urbin, Roosevelt Library Education will discuss how the role of banks played in keeping the economy stable for investments. Bank failures can have a large impact on individuals and communities. What is the goal of Glass-Steagall banking reforms and the importance of savings rates?

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Livingston Free Library 90County Rt. 19 Livingston, NY 12541 ( 515 ) 851 – 2270

      Trout season starts April 1st, get ready by participating in this online program with Rebecca Pollmateer, team leader for Family and Consumer Sciences program area of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties who will discuss the publicly accessible bodies of water in Columbia County and what fish are safe to eat from them. Rebecca will discuss the preparation of the fish to reduce exposure to harmful contaminants.

      All participants will receive tackle box guides as well as maps of the publicly accessible bodies of water in Columbia County. These items can be picked up at the Livingston Free Library, 90 County Rt. 19, Livingston, NY on M/W/F from 3-7 PM or 9-12 on Saturday.


This program is made possible by generous support from Hudson River Bank & Trust

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eBooks for Kids!

Overdrive 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.

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.

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