Join the Library's new Walking with Books walking group. Join other walkers every Saturday morning for a stroll around the Library grounds and adjacent areas. Group will meet outside the Library near the front door.
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
03:30 PM to 04:30 PMContact: Teen Advisor Emily Wilson at email@example.com
Join us for the start of our new Anime Club! In the first meeting, we will talk about what shows we want to watch and what activities we are interested in! Then we will watch one episode of a show (to be determined)!
Registration required. We will be meeting the second Saturday of the month for now.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Teen
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
02:00 PM to 03:30 PMContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Local author Danielle Henderson will talk about her memoir, answer questions, and sign copies of her book, The Ugly Cry.
Abandoned at ten years old by a mother who chose her drug-addicted, abusive boyfriend, Danielle was raised by grandparents who thought their child-rearing days had ended in the 1960s. She grew up Black, weird, and overwhelmingly uncool in a mostly white neighborhood in upstate New York, which created its own identity crises. Under the eye-rolling, foul-mouthed, loving tutelage of her uncompromising grandmother — and the horror movies she obsessively watched — Danielle grew into a tall, awkward, Sassy-loving teenager who wore black eyeliner as lipstick and struggled with the aftermath of her mother’s choices. But she also learned that she had the strength and smarts to save herself, her grandmother gifting her a faith in her own capabilities.
With humor, wit, and deep insight, Danielle shares how she grew up and grew wise — and the lessons she’s carried from those days to these. In the process, she upends our conventional understanding of family and redefines its boundaries to include the millions of people who share her story. -- Amazon.comLocation:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
01:00 PM to 03:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
(2021) Starring Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish. Veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz meets New York street singer Emma Payge when she wins him in an auction. They later form a unique bond that starts when he brings her to the E.R. after a food allergy incident, and the doctors mistake them as a father-and-daughter tandem. As Emma gets to know Charlie's life, she takes it upon herself to help him fix things before it's too late for him to achieve his last life goals. Rated PG-13; 117 min.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. SEATING LIMITED TO 30 ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASISLocation:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:00am to 11:45am
11:00 AM to 11:45 AMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Relax and melt away stress with the power of Breath and Sound Meditation. In meditation the mind-body system experiences deep rest as it transitions from an active state to a more relaxed and restorative state. While there are many forms of meditation, sound meditation is a practice used for centuries for physical healing, clarity of mind and deep meditation. In this form of meditation we will simply connect with the breath and soothing sound vibrations of Alchemy Crystal bowls to relax the mind and body. Join this 8 week sound meditation program to quiet your mind and learn to switch off the external noises and connect with your inner self. Please register for each individual class.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
05:30 PM to 06:30 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Diabetes can be a serious condition and something as small as a cut, blister, or open sore on the foot can develop into a larger problem. Many of these lower extremity complications can be prevented with early detection of any problems and proper foot care. Join Dr. Bruce Fischer for this informative and educational program.
Dr. Bruce Fischer is a graduate of New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and New York State Podiatric Medical Association.Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
06:00 PM to 07:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Stanley Kunitz was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress twice, first in 1974 and then again in 2000 when he was ninety-five years old, still actively publishing and promoting poetry to new generations of readers. In the New York Times Book Review, Robert Campbell noted that Kunitz's selection as poet laureate—the highest literary honor in America—"affirms his stature as perhaps the most distinguished living American poet."
About his own work, Kunitz has said: “The poem comes in the form of a blessing—‘like rapture breaking on the mind,’ as I tried to phrase it in my youth. Through the years I have found this gift of poetry to be life-sustaining, life-enhancing, and absolutely unpredictable. Does one live, therefore, for the sake of poetry? No, the reverse is true: poetry is for the sake of the life.”
Join poet Laurie Byro for a discussion of one of the most treasured and distinctive voices in American poetry. Click here to print out a selection of Kunitz's poetry or stop by the Help Desk for a copy.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult