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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Friday, January 21
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
Saturday, January 22
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.
Saturday, January 22
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Saturdays at 12:15pm. Saturday, January 8th & 22nd. Instructor, Damien Germino, guides participants to understanding the poses and breathing techniques that will bring peace and beauty to relieve stress while you stretch. When practiced regularly, yoga can have profoundly positive physical effects.
To join Damien for this live online Yoga class on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE