Tuesday, January 18
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, January 19
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday, January 5th & 19th 9:30 am. Join María-Cristina Sánchez and hone your Spanish skills. Ms Sánchez will propose discussion topics in Spanish for each session, providing participants with the opportunity to clarify pronunciation and meaning of words and expressions in an informal and relaxed environment. Participants should speak Spanish at an intermediate to advanced level and not be native speakers of Spanish. Ms. Sánchez is a native Spanish-speaker originally from Ecuador and has studied languages in Quito, Boston, Paris and Vienna.
Thursday, January 20
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Thursday, January 20th and February 3rd at 11:15am NEW TIME. 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.
January 20: 1865: “Bind Up the Nation’s Wounds” (Episode 1) The Reconstruction Revolution (Episode 2)
February 3: Buffalo Bill Cody and the Myth of the West (Episode 3) Smokestack Nation: The Industrial Titans (Episode 4)
(Episode 1) Beatty, Jack. Age of Betrayal. (Put a hold on it) Painter, Nell Irvin. Standing at Armageddon. (Put a hold on it) ( Download audio in Hoopla) Twain, Mark and Warner, Charles. The Gilded Age. (Put a hold on it) (Download book or audio in Hoopla) (Download book in Libby)
(Episode 2) Blackmon, Douglas. Slavery By Another Name. (Put a hold on it) (Put a hold on the DVD documentary) (Download documentary on Hoopla) (Download book on Libby) Foner, Eric. Reconstruction. (Put a hold on it) (Download on Hoopla) (Download book or audio on Libby) Foner, Eric. A Short History of Reconstruction.(Put a hold on it) (Download on Hoopla) Richardson, Heather Cox. West From Appomattox (Put a hold on it) (Download on Hoopla)
(Episode 3) Philbrick, Nathaniel. The Last Stand. (Put a hold on it) (Download book on Libby) Warren, Louis. Buffalo Bill’s America.(Put a hold on it) West, Elliott. The Last Indian War. (Put a hold on it)
(Episode 4) Chernow, Ron. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (Put a hold on it) (Download audio on Hoopla) (Download book or audio on Libby) Morris, Charles. The Tycoons. (Put a hold on it) (Download book on Libby) Stiles, T.J., The First Tycoon. (Put a hold on it) (Download book or audio on Libby) Strouse, Jean. Morgan. (Put a hold on it) (Download audio on Hoopla)
These episodes are available for viewing using the library’s streaming service Kanopy. 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.
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Thursday, January 20
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, January 20th at 6:30 pm in the Village Center. CANCELLED. Wes Anderson’s THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in the fictional 20th-century French city of Ennui-sur-Blase. With an all-star cast that includes Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson, this vibrant film is a funny, moving celebration of journalism. Masks are required while watching this movie and please follow all NYS health guidelines. RATED R.