Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Tips on Care-giving

March 27, Monday   10am – Noon

Debi Buzanowski-Stowell, MA, CDP, CAADCT Eddy Alzheimer’s Specialist

29% of the US population provides care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend.  This presentation will  discuss some myths and truths about caregiving, coping skills for caregivers and how/when to reach out for help as a caregiver.  It will also cover some ideas on long-distance caregiving and handling people who resist your efforts to help.                                                      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.

WINE TASTING – 15th Annual Fundraiser

April 1,  Saturday   5:30  to 7:30 pm

South African Wines

Karen Kaczmar, owner of Chatham Wine and Liquor leads this very popular event.  She has had extensive experience with wines starting with classes at the New School in 1978.

Held at the Trolley Station, 580 Co, Rt. 32 North Chatham,

Cost $30.00 per person prepaid.

Reservations required.  Call the Library 766-3211 or stop in.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Where Have All the Monarchs Gone and What We Can Do About It

April 5 , Wednesday      10am – Noon

Maraleen Manos-Jones

The iconic migrating monarchs are endangered, as are all our pollinators. In an illustrated lecture, Maraleen Manos-Jones,  The Butterfly Lady, will share updates on the flight and plight of the monarch butterfly and efforts to save them. She will discuss the vital importance of providing habitat for butterflies and other pollinators, who are all in peril.  She’ll offer garden tips and inspiring stories and ways for you to become a pollinator protector.

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.

Pysanky-Ukranian Egg Dying

Saturday April 8, 10:00 am

Join Marie-Claude Giroux, one of our favorite artists and practice this traditional Easter Ukrainian art of egg dying.  It uses wax, dyes and then the melting of the wax off with a flame.  Wear old clothes.

Register early as this program fills up quickly!

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 encourage enjoyment of the outdoors and sensible development and behaviors to enjoy bicycle use.  They will explain bicycle fit to the rider and their bike.   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 9 participants. Register by 4/10

Make a cool pillowcase!  No sewing experience needed.  Quilt even if you have never used a  sewing machine.  Machines provided.

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.

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

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 Knowledge: Apple iPad & Computer

April 26, Wednesday       10am – Noon

Maria Cosenza teaching – part 4   Intermediate level

Managing email & contacts

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.

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.

BOOKS, BLOOMS & BRUNCH

May 20th Saturday 9 am – 1 pm

Our original fundraiser.  Blooms – Lots of plants made possibly from local producers.  Brunch – a delightful assortment of dishes. Books – also games, music CDs. Children’s activities.  The very Best raffles including a handcrafted quilts made by the Sew ‘n Sews quilting group meeting at the Library.

Everyone is welcome.  Donations of plants can be dropped off at the Library the week previous.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Locavore Eating

May 23, Tuesday         10 am – Noon

Mary Nelen of Old Chatham, a writer & photographer who teachers farm to table cooking at Stanton Home in Great Barrington.  She is the author of “Feast or Fascism:Recipes for the Emergency”, to be published in Spring 2017 by Levellers Press.

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 very 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.