The New York Historical Society presents this virtual presentation exploring Black Americans' struggle for equality under the law from 1865 through World War I. Learn about both Southern and Northern roles in this dark chapter of our history as well as Black New Yorkers’ organizing and community-building in the face of discrimination. This program is part of a series of virtual presentations by the New York Historical society sponsored by the Columbia County Libraries Association.

Thursday, February 24th at 7PM

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      Stacy Preusser, the Wildlife Biologist with NYS DEC since 2016, overseeing Columbia and Rensselear Counties will share information regarding black bears. Bears have become more and more frequent in the last few years, often seen at bird feeders and bee hives. Learn how you can reduce bear’s attraction to your property and what to do if you encounter a bear.

      Stacy is also the Coordinator for DEC Region 4 Hunter Education Program, working with over 200 volunteer instructors to teach hunter, bowhunter and trapper education courses. Stacy also has been an instructor for the Becoming and Outdoors Woman for 10 years, teaching introductory courses for shotgun handling, rifle shooting, and big game hunting.


Livingston Free Library
90 County Route 19
Livingston, NY 12541

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.

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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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