Contain Your Garden

Thursday, May 23rd at 3:00 pm
Main Library

small plantMaster Gardener and Interior Designer Denise Maurer will be presenting a workshop entitled Contain Your Garden prior to Nina’s Hidden Garden Tour.

You can get maxi gardening results in mini spaces. That’s the beauty of growing your favorite perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs or even trees in a container. And, since your garden is smaller, it minimizes the tending time. During the class you’ll learn how to select the right container, the plants that will work best for you and all the “nitty-grittiest” to keep your garden happy and healthy.

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Understanding the Affordable Care Act and What it Means to You

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Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Join us as Health Insurance Navigator, Luis Belman, from the Public Policy and Education Fund of New York State, explains the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and what options you have when enrolling for health insurance.

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Music Fundamentals

music theory

Tuesday, June 4th at 6:00 pm (Tuesdays, June 4 – July 2)
Main Library

Music Fundamentals is a pre-music theory class intended for students applying to music programs or conservatories to prepare them for first-year music theory, for those interested in a general music class, or those who just want to brush up on the basics! Music Fundamentals will consist of 5 lessons featuring music reading and notation, ear and intervals training, constructing musical scales and modes, and other topics.

The Music Fundamentals class is taught by musician and composer Muse en Lystrala. She has studied music at Rhode Island College, the Worcester Academy of Music, the Sibelius Academy Open University, and SUNY Schenectady. Muse directs classical ensemble Geek Musica, a group specializing in the performance of video game and film music, and is the executive director and lead composer at Queenship Game Studio. She lives and works in Troy.

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Yoga Classes

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Mondays, April 1st to May 20th at 5:30 pm
Main Library

This is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress. You will experience traditional yoga poses, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques which will improve your flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness. Please bring your own mat.

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Book Discussion Group: Lansingburgh Branch

Tuesdays at 6:15 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Pile of booksA monthly book group that meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed.  Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

  • May 28th – Darktown by Thomas Mullen
  • June 18th – Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • July 16th – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • August 20th – Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
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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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