Library will be closed Tuesday January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! Seasons Readings.

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Friends Fall Speaker Series concludes Saturday November 17 at 1:00

Discover Meditation

With Kadampa Buddhist nun

Kelsang Chogo

Meditation is a powerful and creative tool that brings balance, peace, and clarity to our life.  Research shows that meditation positively affects our health and our relationships.  Join us to learn about the many benefits of meditation and all the basics you need to start a meditation practice.  Everyone can learn to meditate!


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Friends Fall Speaker Series continues Sunday November 4 at 2:00 PM

Mary McDonnell, a local artist, will give a talk on the life and artwork of Christiane Gourrier Geffers. Christiane (b. Paris, France) lived in Barryville since the 1970’s. Her life centered around Sunshine Hall Free Library’s French Club, painting and cooking. Christiane’s paintings will be on display.


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John Conway presents Ghostly Tales and Hauntings of Sullivan County October 28 at 2:00

A number of great ghost stories have been set in Sullivan County. But, not all Sullivan County ghost stories are fictional. John Conway examines some venerable ghost stories that are based on actual historical events.

John Conway is an author, and the Official Sullivan County Historian. He has published a regular column in the Times Herald-Record and several titles with the Purple Mountain Press.

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Meet the Author

Friends of Sunshine Hall Free Library proudly present

Gray Basnight

Author of – Flight of the Fox

Sunday, October 21 at 2:00



“Flight of The Fox”  is a fast paced thriller that begins in Bethel, N.Y. on the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock when an innocent math professor is forced to run for his life, as a  group of mini-drones attack him and a team of hitmen try to prevent the publication of their government’s dark history. This is a well written, Must Read Thriller you won’t be able to put down.



Gray Basnight worked for almost 30 years in New York City as a radio and television news producer, writer, editor, reporter, and newscaster.  Gray will be reading from Flight of the Fox.



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Book Signing Friday October 12 at 6:30

Helena Clare Pittman,  author, illustrator,  and educator, presents the new edition of her famous children’s book:  A Grain of Rice.  Now with a fresh design, this classic mathematical folktale tells the story of a clever farmer who outwits the Emperor and becomes the wealthiest man in the world – all starting with one grain of rice.



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Extended Hours for 2018

We will now be open from Noon until 8:00 PM every Friday. Our hours for the rest of the week remain the same. There’s never been a better time to visit the library!

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