Friday, May 27
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fridays at 9:00 am. The Larchmont and Mamaroneck Public Libraries and John C. Hart Memorial Library invites all to join in an engaging program designed to help everyone in these stressful times. BREATH-BODY-MIND™ (BBM) is a program of gentle movement, breathing and relaxation exercises that reduce the experience of stress and anxiety and increase a sense of calm and well-being. These exercises are simple and evidence-based in their impact on an array of populations – including children, adults and individuals with depression or PTSD.
BBM’s simple, effective breathing techniques have been demonstrated to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus and performance.
To join this live discussion on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE
Friday, May 27
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, May 27th at 10:00 am. Watch Mona Lisa Smile anytime before May 27th at 10am on our free Hoopla streaming service or place a hold on a DVD. Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts heads an all-star cast featuring Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Marcia Gay Harden in Mona Lisa Smile, an uplifting and poignant drama about one woman’s desire to enrich the lives of her students. In 1953, a time when women’s roles were rigidly defined, novice art history professor Katherine Watson (Roberts) begins teaching at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College, which despite its academic reputation is an environment where success is measured by how well the students marry. Encouraging these women to strive for a more enlightened future, Watson challenges the administration and inspires her students to look beyond the image of what is, and consider the possibilities of what could be.
Don’t have a Hoopla account yet? Click here to get started with your library card to watch the film.
To join Reference Librarian Paul Doherty for this live online discussion through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE.
Tuesday, May 31
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.
Thursday, June 2
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, June 2nd, 16th and 30th at 11:15-noon on Zoom. 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.
June 2: Theodore Roosevelt, Conservations (Episode 19) Urban Reform: How the Other Half Lives (Episode 20)
June 16: The 17th Amendment: Democracy Restored (Episode 21) Early Civil rights: Washington or DuBois? (Episode 22)
June 30: Over There: A World Safe for Democracy (Episode 23) Upheaval and the End of an Era (Episode 24) The series concludes with these episodes
Episode 19 – Brinkley, Douglas. The Wilderness Warrior. (Put a hold on it) (Download on Libby) (Download on Hoopla) Duncan, Dayton., Burns, Ken. The National Parks. (Put a hold on it) (Download audio on Libby) (Watch PBS film by Ken Burns) Episode 20 – Addams, Jane. Twenty Years at Hull-House. (Put a hold on it) (Download on Libby) (Download on Hoopla) Davis, Allen Freeman. American Heroine. (Put a hold on it) Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives. (Put a hold on it)
Episode 21 – Goegel, Thomas. Government by the People. (Download on Hoopla) Steffens, Lincoln. The Shame of the Cities. (Put a hold on it) (Download on Hoopla) Episode 22 – Bay, Mia. To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells. (Put a hold on it) Lewis, David Levering. W.E.B. Du Bois. (Put a hold on it) Norrell, Robert. Up From History: The Life of Booker T. Washington. (Put a hold on it)
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.