Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Putting Your Garden to Bed

October 20, Friday – 10am

Peter Bowden of Hewitt’s Gardening Center

How to take care of the garden NOW that will pay off in the spring.

This event is FREE and held at the NCFL.  Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member of the library to attend.  Pre-registration is strongly suggested. 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.

Arts & Literature Program: Wild Women of Rensselaer County

October 29, Sunday – 3pm

Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian, Kathy Sheehan, will present an illustrated talk on the “wild women” of Rensselaer County who fought in the women’s suffrage and in the temperance movements, and for improvements in education and in labor conditions.

All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.  We are grateful for the support that makes our programs possible.
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: Energy Efficient Home

November 8, Wednesday 10:00am – noon

Making Your Home More Energy Efficient this Winter

Beginning to think about your heating costs this winter?  Thinking about being more energy efficient?  This presentation will walk you through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Home Performance with Energy Star® program. You will learn about:

  • Applying for a free, or reduced-cost, home energy assessment and receiving a comprehensive report with energy savings recommendations. Most New Yorkers qualify for the free assessment and are under no obligation to install the recommended home energy improvements.
  • Incentives and financing options for middle and low income families and no-cost services for low income households,

The formal presentation will be followed by plenty of time for questions and answers.

Presenter Kathleen Langton,is from the AHP Homeownership, a nonprofit housing organization. AHP is a NYSERDA contractor doing outreach and providing assistance to homeowners participating in the program. NYSERDA is a public benefit corporation, offering objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.

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.

Arts & Literature Series: Robert Zuckerman

November 12, Sunday – 3pm

Robert Zuckerman

All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.  We are grateful for the support that makes our programs possible.
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: Exercise Sampler

Nov 14, Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon 

with Doreen Frank, PT, and Ed Sisk

Try out some easy and safe exercises for the winter.  Participate or watch–your choice.

Ed Sisk  is coming to us from a background in music and believes in am eclectic style “Yoga for Everyone”.

Doreen Frank is co-owner of Columbia Physical Therapy.

This event is held at the Malden Bridge Community Center.

 

This event is FREE.  Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member of the library to attend.  Pre-registration is strongly suggested. More information is available by calling 766-3211.

This program is funded, in part, by a grant form the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.

 

PUSHING THE LIMITS: STRATEGY

November 14th  — 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Session # 3 — Strategy

Stephen DiRienzo, meteorologist NOAA

Odds Against Tomorrow by N. Rich is the book we will consider: the strategies people used and their usefulness to us.

As history has shown, humans are characteristically adaptive. We are uniquely dispersed across the globe because we have figured out how to live in new ways, in new times, and in new places. Now, as we face the growing challenges of a changing climate, we have to change too, by finding ways in which we can all successfully adapt to this new normal and build long-term resiliency. We’re pushing the limits every day to build a viable, healthy, and vibrant future.

 

Pushing the Limits: PLACE is a library hosted reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in underserved and rural communities, made possible by grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Make Your Home Safer

Nov 28, Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon

Smart Strategies for Seniors, their Friends and Families

snow date ( 11/19)

Lauren Harrington, Certified Aging in Place Specialist

Simple and inexpensive changes to make your home safer for seniors and their families.

 

This event is FREE and held at the NCFL.  Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member of the library to attend.  Pre-registration is strongly suggested. More information is available by calling 766-3211.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Holiday Appetizers

Dec 7, Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon

(snow date: 12/8)

Cooking Healthy and Festive Holiday Appetizers

with Maria Cosenza

Make (and then taste) holiday appetizers that can be prepared ahead and then served.

This event takes place at the Malden Bridge Community Center.

This event is FREE.  Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member of the library to attend.  Pre-registration is necessary. More information is available by calling 766-3211.

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

 

 

 

Holiday Party

December 3 – 3pm

Celebrate in Song

Sheri Bauer-Mayorga treats us to a few hours of rousing world music for the season. Join in or just listen.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Bonjour Happiness

Jan 16, Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon

(snow date 1/18)

Finding Joy in Your Life with Jamie (Cat) Callan

The author of the book Bonjour, Happiness!:  Secrets to Finding your Joie de Vive will share how the French enjoy life.

This event is FREE and held at the NCFL.  Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member of the library to attend.  Pre-registration is strongly suggested. More information is available by calling 518 766-3211.
 These programs are funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Get Your Estate in Order

January 30, Tuesday  10am – noon

snow date 2/1

Theodore Guterman, Esq, member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the NYS Bar Association Elder Law Section

What legal documents and records do you need as you age to prevent problems in later life for you, your heirs or executors?  This is not a session of legal advise, but rather a review of what you should be doing now to avoid confusion, difficulty and unnecessary costs later.

This event is FREE and held at the NCFL.  Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member of the library to attend.  Pre-registration is strongly suggested. More information is available by calling 766-3211.
This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.