128 Canal Street, P.O. Box 1167, Port Ewen, NY 12466 | Phone: 845-338-5580 | Library website: www.esopuslibrary.org

Welcome to our website! If there is anything you feel we are missing or something you would like to see on the website, by all means contact us, either by calling the Library or e-mailing Michele.


Unfortunately, a member of our group, Mary Saksa, recently passed away. She was a part of the Needlework Group for several years and we all enjoyed her very much. We'll miss you Mary!


The Town of Esopus Library Needlework Group is comprised of knitters, crocheters, rug hookers, stitchers of all types, and we welcome any type of needleworker to our meetings. Membership is free, and anyone can casually drop in whenever they like. All skill levels are represented, and if a beginner needs help, we will try our best to help them. We also have a nice supply of yarn and knitting needles for those who don't yet have supplies but would like to give knitting or crocheting a try!

We have been an active group since 2003, and have enjoyed each other's company while we sit and knit, spin, crochet, hook rugs, embroider, needlepoint or cross-stitch. We have a wonderful time talking and laughing while we work: we show and tell what we've been working on and share techniques, books, patterns, stories, etc.

On occasion we take field trips: we carpool to visit local yarn shops and farms, or wherever we would like to go. Each year members create and donate items which are sold during the Library's "Holiday Boutique" in December. All proceeds benefit the Library, and are used to buy books, DVDs and other items that we feel the Library should own (suggestions welcome!).

We meet each Monday at 1:00pm downstairs at the Library. We do not meet when the Library is closed for holidays or weather-related reasons. We welcome all newcomers to our group, so don't be shy–we'd love to have you! If you have any questions, call Michele DelPriore at the Library at 845-338-5580, or e-mail her at micdelp@gmail.com.

Directions to the Library

From Kingston: 9W South, cross bridge over Rondout Creek. One block after 1st traffic light make left onto Canal Street. First left into library parking lot.

From Highland, Ulster Park, points south: 9W North to Port Ewen, go through to end of town; one block before traffic light make right onto Canal Street. First left into library parking lot.


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