EcoChallenge Book Club: “Drawdown”

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Monday, March 25th and Tuesday, April 30th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

In the months of March and April we will be reading and discussing Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, and participating in the Drawdown EcoChallenge. This project provides an opportunity to come together in conversation around science-based solutions that can help individuals take purposeful action, by prioritizing discussions around the 100 most impactful solutions for slowing down climate change.

In our first meeting, get the information necessary to participate in the Drawdown EcoChallenge a 21 day project that incentivizes making small changes in our own lives. Throughout April we will be hosting a number of guest speakers and events focused on climate change and carbon reduction. On April 30th we will have our concluding meeting, to discuss our experiences. Copies of the book are available at the library checkout desk.

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Tween/Teen Art Night

Select Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library
For ages 8 and up. All materials provided and registration is required.
  • suppliesMarch 26th – Paint and Sip
    Come to a paint and sip at the library, where you can try tea or hot cocoa while you paint. Using the art materials provided, you can make a unique painting to take home while you enjoy your warm beverage. Register online. 
  • April 9th – Beaded Bracelets
    Come to our beaded bracelets art night and make a wish bracelet for yourself or make a friendship bracelet for a friend. Follow along with a pattern or create your own design. Register online.
  • April 23rd – Fairy Lanterns
    Illuminate your room with a fairy lantern! Using jars, flameless tealight candles, and fairy silhouettes, we can make enchanting fairy lanterns to decorate our homes and bring a little spring magic indoors. Register online.

 

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Maximizing Your Resume and Cover Letter

Wednesday, March 27th at 6:00 pm
Main Library
resume writing

This interactive program by instructor Dr. Tom Denham, will teach you how to sharpen your resume, business card, cover letter and references. You will learn the rules of resume writing, DOs and DON’ts and how it should be structured. Participants will also learn the purpose of a cover letter, the proper format and the 10 commandments of cover letter writing. Pick up tips to maintain the edge necessary to get ahead.

This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program, in partnership with the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board.

Register online. 

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518 Pregnancy and Birth Support

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Monday, April 8th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

In this educational class we will review the resources in the Capital Region for pregnancy, birth, postpartum and everything in between. Knowing the available options is the first step to set yourself up with the support you need for the birth you want. Topics facilitated in the discussion may be: practice and hospital protocols, interventions in birth, informed consent, birth plans, labor support, normal newborn feeding and sleeping patterns, recovery, healing and bonding. Your questions will lead the direction of our conversation. Facilitated by Christy Douglas, Birth and Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor, Mother Powered Doula Services.

Register online.

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Ukrainian Tradition: Pysanky Demonstration

Saturday, March 30th at 2:00 pm
Main Library

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Local artist, Christine Levy will demonstrate the ancient art of pysanky, a Ukrainian craft and tradition that involves the intricate and detailed decorating of Easter eggs using wax resist and dyes. The demonstration/lecture will show participants how pysanky are made and will give an overview of the history and rich symbolism of pysanky.

A second generation Ukrainian-American, Christine has been working with pysanky for over 40 years. She learned the intricate craft from her family and from her Church where classes were taught. She now teaches pysanky in many local venues including the Ukrainian Church, art centers, schools, and community centers. The pysanky are not only beautiful creations, but they are also sacred expressions of uplifting spirituality! Come and see what this ancient and beautiful art is all about!
Register online.

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Understanding Shakespeare: “King Lear”

Thursdays, February 28th- March 28th at 6:30 pm
Main Library
shakespeareThis will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear. Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time.

This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.

Copies of King Lear will be available at the circulation desk. Please have Act One read for the February 28th discussion. Register online.

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