PUSHING THE LIMITS: – Orientation

August 30th – 6pm

‘Book Club meets Science Cafe’.

Orientation, pick up your copy of: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingslover.

The North Chatham Free Library will host a three-part reading, viewing, and discussion series titled Pushing the Limits beginning Tuesday September 19th, 6:30 – 8pm.

  Explore and get involved in ideas about building resiliency and adaptation strategies in the face of extreme weather events and a changing climate in a three-part reading, viewing and discussion series.  Discuss Pushing the Limits with fellow community members in this monthly Tuesday evening series. Stephen DiRienzo, NOAA led series

 We want to be stronger, smarter, and more resilient, but how and why do we Push the Limits? How do climate change and severe weather events affect our lives every day?  Get involved in these questions in a new reading, viewing and discussion series. Discuss ideas about building resiliency and adaptation strategies in the face of climate change with fellow community members .

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.

Matt Crane: Cast Iron Contemporary Sculpture

September 10, Sunday – 3pm

‘A Brief History of Cast Iron and Its Current use in Contemporary Sculpture.’

 
Please call the Library for more information.  All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet, and unless otherwise noted, FREE.

 

 

Children’s Art: Emily Dickinson

September 16, Saturday 11- 12

Art School of Columbia County

PreSchool – age 8

Intersections: inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem “The Railway Train”, we will follow the path the train takes and create illustrated scrolls with our own poem.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Medicare 101

September 19, Tuesday 10am

Medicare 101

with Kim Martens, Columbia County Office for the Aging

Learn about how to enroll, to add or change your Medicare supplemental options.

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.

PUSHING THE LIMITS: CLIMATE – COMMUNITY

September 19th      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Session #1 -How can we in upper New York/Columbia County prepare/respond as a Community for the changes we are witnessing?

Steven DiRienzo, meteorologist National Weather Service (NOAA Federal) out of Albany will be with us.

Short video of ‘real people’ adapting to change and community making plans, and discussion of book Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

Light refreshments / beverage will be served.

Pick up your free lending copy of the second book in the series. Climate Changed: My Personal Journey Through the Science by Phillip Squarzoni

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.

Village Movement Committee

September 22, Friday – 10am – noon

Continuing discussion on this vital issue.

17th Annual Traveling Dinner

Saturday, September 23

Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. at “the Creamery,” Dinner at 7 p.m., followed by desserts at the Library

Price:  $55 for cocktails & dinner; $30 for cocktails only

Reservations required:

call Joan at 766-0020 or buy a ticket at the library.

Memoir Reading

October 15, Sunday – 3pm

Readings by members of the 2 memoir groups.

PUSHING THE LIMITS: CLIMATE CHANGE

October 17  — 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Session #2  CHANGE

‘Book Club Meets Science Cafe’

Climate Changed: My Personal Journey Through the Science by Phillip Squarzoni

Stephen DiRienzo, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service Forecast Office, NOAA Federal will be helping us with his expertise to answer our questions.

Pick-up your free copy of the third book – Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich.

Light refreshments

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.  The program is the work of a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers from organizations including Califa Group, Dartmouth College, Dawson Media Group, and Goodman Research Group.

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 20, 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: Make Your Home Safer

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

Smart Strategies for Seniors, their Friends and Families

snow date ( 11/19)

Lauren Herrington, 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: Energy Efficient Home

November 8, Wednesday 10:00am – noon

Making Your Home More Energy Efficient this Winter

James Kopp of saveenergyhudsonvalley.org

The presentation will walk you through NYS’s residential energy programs.  Most of us can receive a free home energy audit.  He will also suggest simple tips you can do yourself to reduce your heating costs and be more ‘green’.

 

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: 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.