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Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
01:00 PM to 03:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3Age Group:Adult
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Something different to make or do during part of your school break.
Tuesday - Puzzles; Wednesday - Games; Thursday - Craft.
For families with children.Location:Activity RoomAge Group:Children
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
06:30 PM to 07:30 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 4
Magical realism: a style of literary fiction that paints a realistic view of the world while also adding magical elements, often blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.
Join the Library’s new book group and embark on a literary adventure like never before! Each month, we explore a fresh and exciting genre delving into captivating stories that span the literary spectrum. Come share your thoughts and discover your next favorite read with us! This month we take a look at Magical Realism. Browse our display items or choose one of your own!Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am
10:00 AM to 11:30 AMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 4
Have you ever wondered why some birds are more colorful than others? Why is our planet green? How do living things produce and exhibit different colors? And why would a bird or any animal want to stand out anyway? Please join us for a new and informative program about color in nature. Presented by SUNY Orange Professor Walter Jahn.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
02:00 PM to 03:30 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Join Raj Pandya for a preview of the solar eclipse, with information on different types of eclipses, including how and why eclipses occur.
Raj Pandya earned a BS in applied Physics from RPI in 2006 and MS in Astronomy from SDSU in 2008. He became the Director of the John R. Kirk Planetarium and a full time lecturer in the department of Physics and Astronomy at SUNY New Paltz in fall 2011. He now teaches introductory and upper level courses in astronomy, and physics I and II labs. As Planetarium Director he develops, organizes, promotes, and presents live planetarium shows for the campus community and the regional public. He is also the faculty advisor of the student astronomy club at New Paltz, the “Cosmic Club”. Raj is originally from Westchester, New York and currently lives in New Paltz.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
02:00 PM to 03:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 4
Irish music has been around as long as almost any genre, and is as loved today as it was centuries ago. Spend some time with Barry Wiesenfeld, Brian Conway and Sheila Noonan as they explore and perform this glorious art. In the olde days in Ireland, instrumentals were written and performed on traditional instruments like the fiddle and the tin whistle. In recent generations, and with Irish culture making its mark in the new world, Irish American Folk Music was born. We’ll speak of the fascinating background of the art form, tell related and sometimes personal stories, and perform some of this wonderful music.
Barry Wiesenfeld is an internationally recognized award-winning musician, a published author and is on the music faculty of SUNY and Ramapo College. He has accompanied Grammy-, Tony- and RMI- winning artists, performed on three continents and has played on numerous recordings, radio and TV.
Brian Conway, premier Irish-American fiddler, performs with a skill, grace and force that are steeped in tradition but distinctively his own. Well-known in the Irish/Celtic community, Conway has won numerous All-Ireland fiddling competitions, and has been called one of the best fiddlers of his generation.
Singer/songwriter Sheila Noonan was raised in a home filled with music, and that music is in her genes. She’s the daughter of renowned Irish accordionist, the late Paddy Noonan, and has been on stages both in the U.S. and internationally since she was a young girl. Sheila continues to entertain - with her own band, as a freelance vocalist, and now, joining her colleagues Barry and Brian in bringing Irish music and its history to new audiences.
Funded by a generous gift to the AWPL Foundation
Glenn P. and Susan D. DickesLocation:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
In Honor of Black History Month: A Ballerina’s Tale (2015) Documentary on ballerina Misty Copeland: the iconic Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater; examines Copeland’s prodigious rise, her potentially career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. More than just a ballet success story, it is a hugely inspirational and universal tale of perseverance. Not Rated – 1 hour 25 minutes.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
10:00 AM to 01:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 4
Come and meet new friends and join in on a game that is played all over the world. Mahjongg enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to play every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm. The sessions are open-ended and participants can play as many or as few games as they wish. Players with mahjongg sets are encouraged to bring them, as the Library has only a limited number to loan. This program is free, ongoing and open to players from all communities.
Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult