Welcome to the Port Jervis Free Library's public access computer center staffed with technology trainers to provide services and instruction to the general public. The center is known as "The Hub,” a technology term that also captures the earlier canal and railroad heritage of the City.
The focus of the "The Hub” is to advance the use of E-services for training, employment, digital literacy, and education. Whether you are a beginner user or you wish to improve your skills on the computer, the Hub offers one-on-one individual instruction or group classes.  New classes are added each month.  These current topics are sure to be a hit so check out the CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND CLASSES for program details and register today.

The Hours for the Hub are as follows:
Mon, Tues & Thurs - 10AM - 7:45PM
Wed & Fri - 10AM - 5:45PM

Saturday - 10AM to 2:00PM
Sunday - CLOSED

Contact the Hub staff by calling 845-856-7313 ext. #5 or emailing thehub@portjervislibrary.org.

Budding artists give glassware personal touch
By Pat DeMono
For the Gazette
(Posted Apr. 28, 2016 at 4:34 PM)

It wasn’t a “Sip and Paint” (where you BYOB to a painting party), but the “Paint Your Own Glassware” class at The Hub of the Port Jervis Free Library offered much of the same allure (minus the alcohol, of course), and at a fraction of the typical cost.
For a $5 fee, attendees each received two wine glasses plus supplies needed (design templates, paints, paintbrush) to turn dime-store goblets into objets d’art.

Co-presenters Kate Gessner and Taylor Sauschuck guided the group through the process of selecting patterns and paints to preservation and curing of the final product.

Elaine Heinsman and Barbara Martens are retired Middletown School District teachers who came to class “to learn something new,” said Martens, working on a classic grapes and vines motif. Heinsman, who’d attended the first glass-painting workshop at The Hub in March, at first planned to duplicate her earlier floral-etched glass in order to have a matching set, but opted for a more eclectic pairing, where “everyone can have something different.” That way, someone in the class offered, “you don’t need a charm for the glass.”

A junior at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, Erin Sauschuck took a break from the study of forensic chemistry to create a matching pair of bold four-leaf clovers on her stemmed glassware. “I’m not Irish in any way,” she commented, “but my birthday is on Patrick’s Day!”

Darlene Clarke came from Shohola, Pa., to try her hand at painting on glass. “I doodle; I love drawing,” she said, putting the final touches on a black-capped chickadee. She achieved the feather effect by happenstance, she said, while experimenting with brushstrokes. Turning the glass with a critical eye, Clarke admitted she was quite pleased with her homage to the songbird which is a routine visitor to her front yard each February.

The Hub, a public access technology center, offers a calendar of instructional programs each month, including a crochet guild, adult coloring club, book discussion, and effective parenting classes.

The miscellany of how-to workshops is a perfect fit for someone who likes to try this craft and that, said Heinsman. She and fellow retiree Martens, she said, continue their quest to become “Jacks of all crafts and (even) masters of some.”
Contact The Hub at 856-7313, ext. 5, or by email at the hub@portjervislibrary.org.
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