WELCOME, AWPL Families and Friends!

We have consolidated the Library's wealth of online resources  in one place.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email or call us at:  warref@rcls.org or 986-1047, ext. 3 (adult services department), warkids@rcls.org or 986-1047, ext. 4 (Children's department).  If you're unable to use your library account for any reason (lost your card, forgot your PIN, your account is blocked) please call the Circulation Department at:  986-1047, ext 2.  Don’t have a library card?  Click here to fill out an online application.

Upcoming Online Library Events:

OngoingJob search help:  free one-on-one Zoom appointments are available with career consultant Gregg Knowles.  Gregg can assist with all aspects of job searching, including networking, resume writing and interview skills.  Please email  warref@rcls.org or call the Library at 986-1047, ext. 3.  Leave a message with your name and phone number, and you will be contacted to arrange an appointment.

Virtual Community Read:  Summer by Edith Wharton - Monday, August 3 at 11:30am:  join the staff of Albert Wisner Public Library for our Community Read.  Register online here with your email address and you will receive instructions prior to the program. 

Read or listen to the novel Summer by Edith Wharton.  The e-book and e-audiobook are both available on HOOPLA, or you can get a free digital download through Project Gutenberg.  If you would like a printed copy of the book or a physical version of the book on CD, please call the Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 for assistance.

Edith Wharton, a peerless observer and chronicler of society, tells the story of a naive girl from a humble background who meets an ambitious city boy, and a torrid romance ensues.  With its frank treatment of a woman's sexual awakening, Summer created a sensation upon its initial publication.  The Pulitzer Prize-winning author declared Summer a personal favorite among her works. 

Virtual Movie Discussion:  The Dinner (2014) - Thursday, August 20 at 5:30pm:  join Laura Ford to discuss The Dinner (I nostri ragazzi), the Italian film based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Herman Koch.  The Dinner tells the story of an ordinary meal among family that turns into a taut morality play as the limits of polite society are tested, and two brothers discover just how little they know about one another.  The movie is available for viewing on Hoopla and on Kanopy; a copy of the DVD is available to be placed on hold through the Library as well.  Register here and instructions will be provided prior to the event.


Digital Books, Movies, News, Education and Research:             

  1. Explore this RCLS guide of free digital resources for children, teens and adults.  The guide provides downloading instructions, too.   
  2. Download the RCLS Overdrive app onto your mobile device from the Apple or Google Play store.  Overdrive offers a huge selection of digital e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines to download onto your device(s).  Use your library barcode and PIN to log into the app, then explore, download, place holds to your heart’s content.
  3. Research your family history using Ancestry Library EditionThrough September 30, 2020, Ancestry Library Edition is offering free remote (in-home) access
  4. On the Library’s website, under Books, Movies & E-Content, explore:

hoopla:  hoopla is another source of e-books, movies, audiobooks, comics, television shows, music and more, offered with no wait lists.  Download the hoopla mobile app or stream directly.  If you don’t have a hoopla account yet, just grab your AWPL library card and get started.  And if you DON’T have an AWPL library card, hoopla will allow you to create an account anyway.  Try it!

New York Times Digital subscription:  through an arrangement with the Library, patrons are able to enjoy unlimited 3-day subscriptions to the New York Times.  Click the link to get started!

BookPagebook reviews and recommendations for all ages.  This is the digital version of the free magazine distributed monthly in the Library.

Kanopy Films and Documentaries:  an enormous collection of classic movies, documentaries, as well as access to The Great Courses.  Setting up a Kanopy account is easy with your library card. 

Universal Class:  learn something new!  Take a self-paced course on any of hundreds of different topics.

Learning Express Library:  need to prepare for an upcoming high school, college or graduate school entrance exam, or have you been meaning to learn a new type of software?  Learning Express Library is a few clicks away.

Rosetta Stone:  learn (or brush up on) practically any language you can think of on Rosetta Stone.  Grab your library card to set up an account, so that you can easily log in and resume where you left off.

Staff Recommendations and Staff-Created Content

Library Out Loud:  Barbara Fink interviews famed actress Elaine Bromka:   Elaine performed her solo show Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty at the library on March 6, 2020. This funny, touching, and thought-provoking show chronicles the behind the scenes lives of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford. In the interview Elaine relates stories from her long career on stage and screen along with the creation of her solo show.

Anti-Racism Resources - compiled by Family Central, June 2020.  Materials suitable for all ages are included in Family Central's recommendations.

Best Books to Read and Films to Watch on Race and Racism (July 2020)

Allison's Book Corner:

Laura's Movie Recommendations

Jody's Guide for Book Ideas

Your Next Favorite Book

From Sue Gardner, local history librarian

Local Image Virtual Jigsaw Puzzlesthe local history department has set up local history image virtual jigsaw puzzles at: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/AWPLLocalHistoryDept/warwick-new-york-history

From Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)

Summer 2020 Forthcoming Bestsellers