Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge – Exercises for Senior Health

January 10 Tuesday 10:00 – Noon

Exercises for seniors: Helping to Prevent/Reduce Back and Joint Pain.  Doreen Franks, PT co-owner of the Columbia Physical Therapy (Valatie & East Greenbush) presenting.  Find out what you can do in your own home to keep your bones and joints as healthy and pain free as possible.

Event Location – Malden Bridge Community Center

(Snow date 1/12)

Please call the Library to register.

All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.  These programs are funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.  We are grateful for the support that makes our programs possible.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge – Healthy Food from Italy & India

January 24,   Tuesday   10:00 – Noon

Event location –  Malden Bridge Community Center

Maria Cosenza & Pinky Khullar will instruct and of course, eating the dishes is a most delightful part of the class.  Add to your culinary skills and vary your healthy vegetarian meals and snacks.

(Snow date 1/26)

Please call the Library to register.

All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.

These programs are funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.  We are grateful for the support that makes our programs possible.

Fundraiser – “Chase the Chill” Party

January 27, Friday     5:30pm – 7:30pm

Let warm conversation, cocktails and delicious nibbles banish the chill of winter while you support the library. Held at “the Creamery “.  Prior reservations are required, which can be made at the Library.

$30/person

snow date 1/28

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Apple iPad, iPhone & Mac for Beginners

February 1, Wednesday         10 am – Noon

Maria Cosenza leading –  Part 1 of 3 Beginners

Settings, apps, notifications, clearing memory, iTunes, soft and hard boot, plus …

snow date 2/3

More information and registration is available by calling 766-3211.

Events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and  FREE.

These programs are funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.  We are grateful for the support that makes our programs possible.

Arts & Literature: Art of Cut Paper – Scherenschnitte

February 5,        3 pm

Pamela Dalton

Scherenschnitte is an art tradition of paper cutting founded in Switzerland and Germany in the 16th century, and brought to colonial America in the 18th century by immigrants who settled primarily in Pennsylvania.

This program is made possible from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Drug Addiction Epidemic

February 6, Monday           10 am – Noon

This program will present Ted Talks on the subject of drug and alcohol addiction — understanding its tyranny, what treatments are available to do battle with it and perspectives on the recovery process.

The program will include 2 guest speakers:

Frank Marshall, CASAC works for the Addiction Care Center in Albany to talk about the problem in our own backyard and actions being taken to address it.

Chief Peter Volkmann, Chatham Police Department, will discuss the “ChathamCares4U” program.

Discussion will be moderated by Dottie Cummings.

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.
snow date 2/13

Please call the Library (766-3211) to register or for more information.

Events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.

These programs are funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.  We are grateful for the support that makes our programs possible.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Apple iPad, iPhone & Mac

February 15, Wednesday               10 am – Noon

Maria Cosenza teaching – Part 2 of 3 Intermediate level –

iTunes, the Cloud, syncing with a Cloud or other computer, spotlight, and organizing by grouping or folders

snow date 2/17

This event is FREE and held at the NCFL.  Please call ahead to register.  More information is available by calling 766-3211.

This program is funded in part with a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.   We are grateful for the support that makes our programs possible.

 

 

Memoir Group Readings

March 12, Sunday   3 pm

Memoir group members will be sharing.  This was so popular last year that we had to have more writers share their work.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Apple iPad & Computer

March 15, Wednesday       10am – Noon

Maria Cosenza teaching – part 3 of 3  Intermediate level

Managing automatic Downloads, setting up and organizing emails and contacts, sharing and taking pictures

snow date 3/16

To register and get more information, please call 766-3211.  This event is FREE and held at the NCFL.

This program is funded in part with a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Arts & Literature: Hip-Hop

March 19, Sunday    3 pm

Event location – Malden Bridge Community Center

Anthony Molina workshop for ages 12 and up at any level of experience.  Participants will learn hip-hop dance moves, mixing learned steps with freestyle dancing set to hip-hop music.  Anthony is our youngest ever artist.

Please call the Library for more information – 766-3211

This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Tips on Care-giving

March 27, Monday   10am – Noon

Debi Buzanowski-Stowell

So many of us care for an older, dependent relative or friend either at home, or nearby.  Others worry about care-giving long distance.  Get many helpful and practical ideas from an expert in the field.

snow date 3/29

This event is FREE and held at the NCFL.  Please call to register.  More information is available by calling 766-3211.

This program is funded in part with a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Protecting Monarchs

April 5 , Wednesday      10am – Noon

Maraleen Manos-Jones

Learn about the wonders of monarch butterflies and other pollinators as  well as tips for enticing them to your own garden.

snow date 4/6

Please call the Library to register or for more information – 766-3211

Events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and, FREE.

This program is funded in part with a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.  We are grateful for the support that makes our programs possible.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Biking & Hiking

April 12, Wednesday  10am – Noon

Maureen & Ed Gardner (sports store owners for 30 years) and Nate Davis (Columbia county Land Conservancy)

It is never too late to take up hiking or biking.  Ed says he sold a bike to a 90-year-old earlier this year.  Ed and Maureen will discuss the types of bikes, maintenance and getting into the sport safely.  Nate will also discuss the ‘hows’ and wheres to go hiking.

Get moving outside! there are many local places to enjoy fresh air exercise.

This event is FREE and held at the NCFL.  Please call to register.  More information is available by calling 766-3211.

This program is funded in part with a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Youth Quilting vacation week program

April 18 & April 20, Tuesday & Thursday 10 – noon

Ages 9 – 14 Class is limited to 6 participants. Register by 4/10

Make a cool pillowcase!  Quilt even if you have never used a  sewing machine.

Don’t get bored this vacation. Come to the Library and work with experienced quilters.  High student to youth ratio.

Contact Dottie Cummings 766-2768 to sign-up or to get more information.

 

Arts & Literature: Universe Hangs on Sound with Steve Gorn

April 23, Sunday   3 pm

Steve Gorn is a master of the bansuri flute of classical Indian Music.  This performance/talk combines Steve’s music and personal story with an exploration of ‘nada yoga’ (the yoga of sound). The music offers a unique sonic landscape for healing arts, yoga and meditation, and is also a fascinating resource for today’s improvising musician.

Please call the Library for more information – 766-3211

This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

 

Enriching Life, Increasing: Antiques Road Show

May 1, Monday                10 am – Noon

Event Location – Malden Bridge Community Center

All About Antiques Road Show with Dan Farrell

The consulting producer of Antiques Roadshow who is also an art appraiser will share his 21 years of experience with producing his show.  A bonus: a brief presentation on antiques weather vanes.

This event is FREE and held at the NCFL.  Please call to register and for more information is available by calling 766-3211.

This program is funded in part with a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Locavore Eating

May 23, Tuesday         10 am – Noon

Mary Nelan

Event location – Malden Bridge Community Center

Local food“, “local food movement” or “locavores” are a movement which aims to connect food producers and food consumers in the same geographic region, in order to develop more self-reliant and resilient food networks; improve local economies; or to have an impact on the health, environment, community, or society of a particular place. (Wiki)

Get savvy about the concept and benefits of locavore eating. Learn about local grains, break making and experience a cooking demonstration featuring waffles made from local grain.

This event is FREE.  Please call to register and for more information – 766-3211.

 

This program is funded in part with a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.  We are grateful for their support.

Enriching Life, Increasing Life: Healthy Appetizers

June 6, Tuesday    10 am – Noon

Event location – Malden Bridge Community Center

Maria Cosenza demonstrates making some healthy appetizers.  It will be a fun time preparing these and tasting them.

Please call the Library at 766-3211 for registration.  Events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and FREE.

These programs are funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation. We are grateful for their support.