Tuesday, May 17
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am. No registration required. Join certified QiGong teacher Steve Goldstein and learn about the ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Steve has trained with some of the leading experts in the fields of Energy Medicine, Reiki, Shamanism, Qigong, and Acupressure.
To join Steve Goldstein for this live event through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE.
Wednesday, May 18
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, May 18th at 10:00 am in the Village Center. In these unforgettable novels and memoir, we meet several unfortunate souls who are frustrated and isolated in worlds where they struggle to survive. Be it an alcoholic parent in Glasgow, a hospital in the same city, a NYC apartment or a Cuban prison – all face situations that require courage in order to endure and survive.
May 18: The 100 Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin (Put a hold on book or Large Print ed) – A 17 year old and an 87 year old both terminally ill, form an unusual close relationship in a Glasgow hospital. Even when facing death friendships can flourish. This is a beautiful, tender story that celebrates friendship.
June 8: The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton (Put a hold on it) (Download book or audio in Libby) – In this historical novel, inspired by real events, we meet 17 year-old Evangelina, a Cuban imprisoned in a Havana jail and two women who fight for her freedom.
Copies of the book will be available on the Book Group Shelf 3 weeks before each meeting
This series is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities New York.
Ileen Gottesfeld will be in the Village Center conducting this program. At this time masks are recommended but not required in the Library.
Click here to register for all of the meetings (As part of the grant we need to take attendance)
Thursday, May 19
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, May 19th at 11:15-noon to join Zoom discussion. Step back in time with Professor Edwin O’Donnell as we explore six innovative decades from the Gilded Age (1865 – 1900) through the Progressive Era (1900-1920). Marked by economic, political, social, and technological upheavals, the U.S. went from an agrarian, isolationist country to the greatest industrial power and a nascent geopolitical superpower. Meet inventors, conservationists, robber barons, civil rights activists, and industrialists, who together forged a new nation.
May 19: Trust-Busting in the Progressive Era (Episode 17) The 1911 Triangle Fire and Reform (Episode 18)
(Episode 17) McGerr, Michael. A Fierce Discontent. (Put a hold on it) (Download audio on Hoopla) Weinberg, Steve. Taking on the Trust. (Put a hold on it) (Download audio on Hoopla) (Episode 18) Salvatore, Nick. Eugene V. Debs. (Put a hold on it) (Stream on Hoopla the movie American Socialist a documentary on Eugene V. Debs) Von Drehle, David. Triangle. (Put a hold on it) (Download on Libby) (Download on Hoopla)
For those participating via Zoom you can watch the episodes before on Kanopy and then join the discussion at 11:15 via Zoom. A link will be sent out the day before to everyone on the Great Courses email list. If you have not previously created an account with Kanopy, first set up your account through the library’s website so you have a free subscription.
If you have previously signed up for a Great Courses program you do not need to register, as you are already signed up. Register here for the Zoom link and to be added to the Great Courses email list.
Thursday, May 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Find out how to be a bird friendly neighbor. Learn the best ways to attract and benefit birds with this multimedia program featuring images, sounds and video of local backyard bird species. Discover the best choices for bird feeders and seed, native plants, water features and bird houses to improve backyard bird habitat.
Anne has served as Executive Director since 2004. She is now working together with four staff members and dozens of volunteers to maintain eight wildlife sanctuaries, offer over 200 free public programs & field trips annually and help connect people with nature.
You can choose to attend this program on Zoom or you can come to the Village Center to watch this simulcast. Please note the presenter will not be at the library. At this time masks are recommended but not required in the Library.
To choose to watch this live on Zoom, click HERE