Understanding Shakespeare: “Richard III”

Thursdays, October 25th – November 29th at 6:30 pm (no class November 22nd)
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 history play Richard III. 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 Richard III will be available at the circulation desk. Please have Act One read for the October 25th discussion.  Register online. 

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Free Legal Clinic

Thursdays at 5:30 -7:00pm
Main Library

The clinic will provide legal consultations in various areas of law. The consultations are free, but you must call the Legal Project at 518-435-1770 to make an appointment.

Upcoming schedule for 2018:

  • December 6th

The consultations are free, but call the Legal Project at (518) 435-1770 to make an appointment.

 

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Introduction to Qigong

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Saturdays, September 15th, 22nd, 29th, and October 6th at 10:30 am
Main Library

QiGong is an ancient Chinese art that empowers you to help yourself by activating your inner resources for self-healing and reducing stress through breathing techniques, postures and mindful focus. This program will be presented by Diana Wells, certified QiGong teacher, in a series of 4 introductory classes.  Classes are free but space is limited so registration is required.  Register online.

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Pottery Workshop with Bianca Dupuis

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Wednesdays, October 17th and 24th at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Local potter Bianca Dupuis will conduct a two-part Hand-Building Pottery Workshop.

If you enjoy creating objects with your hands you will love this workshop! Our first session will consist of hand-building clay objects for decorative use (vase, plates, etc.). In our second session we will finish our surface by decorating with colorful under-glazes. Come and enjoy all that clay has to offer! You must attend BOTH classes to complete the project.

Register online.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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Guided Meditation

meditation class

Tuesday, September 25th to November 27th at 5:00 pm
Main Library

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help your reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome.

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!  Register online.

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Doodles and Watercolor Workshop

watercolor doodle

Tuesdays, October 9th – 30th at 5:30 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

In this four-part class, led by artist Joy Ting, participants will learn doodle and basic watercolor techniques. In this class we will be creating colorful and expressive backgrounds using watercolor washes. Students will layer different types of doodles/drawings on the colorful pieces. No experience necessary!  Register online.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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