Growing Up in the 1960's and '70's
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Growing Up in the 1960's and '70's

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From JFK and LBJ to Nixon and from Kent State to Watergate  

Presented by local Steven Sharoff, who remembers Kent State because he was there. Steven Sharoff grew up in Monticello and was a child of the ‘60s.  He witnessed the Kent State shootings of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard at a mass protest against the U.S. bombing of Cambodia in May 1970. A college professor in American History, Steve will discuss his personal experiences in those turbulent times.

 

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Adult Gaming Club
May
24
1:00 PM13:00

Adult Gaming Club

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Spend your Friday afternoons at the library with other adults (21+) playing a game with friends, or make new friends while playing card games such as Canasta, Rummy, Bridge, Scrabble or Mahjong.* If you’d like to play something else, bring a game from home to play with others.


The Friends of the Library have generously purchased card tables to use during this event. 


*Those interested in playing MahJong please bring your own sets of tiles.

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Monthly Mindfulness
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Mindfulness

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This is an on-going experiential, fun class presented by Pamela Zaitchick, RN where you will learn to use various forms of meditation to attain the benefits of being mindful. The act of Mindfulness - being present in the moment and doing so in a group setting can be very comforting and rewarding.   

Whether you’ve had mindfulness practice before or are just a beginner, over time, we will explore and answer the many questions that come up during classes so you can build a practice that is just right for you.

  Attendees may stay an extra half hour afterwards to chat or ask personal questions. You will not be required to attend every month, but promptness is a must and space for this program will be limited. 

 

 

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Open Your Heart & Home to a Youth - Host Family Programs Panel
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Open Your Heart & Home to a Youth - Host Family Programs Panel

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Come learn about three different programs that provide opportunities to make a difference in the life of a child.

Dispute Resolution Center - Foster Care

Foster Homefinding Services of Sullivan County is need of Foster Care homes. Training is provided.

The Fresh Air Fund

Share your home and community with a 7 to 12 year old child from New York City for one week during the summer.

USA Immersion

Consider serving as a host family for an international summer program. Youth, generally from Spain or France, take part in Camp Immersion, for ages 12 to 15, and Total Immersion, for ages 14 to 17. Families host youth for 3 to 4 weeks.

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Tech Support
May
21
10:30 AM10:30

Tech Support

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If you are having issues with email, Overdrive, your phone, or anything else technology-related, bring in your portable devices and Jonathan will do his best to help!

Available hours are Tuesdays 10:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 We can NOT help with repairing or replacing hardware.

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A Yiddish Circle
May
21
10:30 AM10:30

A Yiddish Circle

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Do you know a few Yiddish words or more? 

Enjoy discussions on language and culture with Leora and friends. Hear from Sages, writers and humorists about topics such as: Customs, History & Folklore, Traditions, Ethics, Language Arts, Poetry, Folk Sayings, And More!

 

 

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In the Footsteps of the Goddess
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

In the Footsteps of the Goddess

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A Journey through Patriarchy to a New Human Consciousness

What do you know about Shamanism? It is an ancient healing tradition and way of life, connecting with nature and all of creation. Hana Marritz, a Shaman practitioner, will give a slide presentation that looks at art and artifacts of matrifocal societies to see how our ancestors interpreted their work, and what it reveals about us. Discover more about Shamanism in this program; many of us know so little.

 

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CANCELLED - Retirement Planning for Women
May
14
4:30 PM16:30

CANCELLED - Retirement Planning for Women

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Women need to be aware of special considerations and strategies to “be ready” for retirement when it comes.  Women have natural strengths and talents they can use toward building a plan, but need to prioritize getting themselves on track.  This seminar helps educate women on the importance of putting themselves first, offers simple steps to retirement planning, and describes the ways a financial professional can help. 

Please register for this workshop with Andrea Brown, Financial Advisor at andrea.brown@voyafa.com or call (845) 325-6123.

To be re-scheduled at a later date.

 

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Foreclosure Prevention Seminar
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Foreclosure Prevention Seminar

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Are you facing foreclosure?

Attend a foreclosure prevention seminar to learn more about the free services available. Presented by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services  to eligible homeowners.

For an intake, call Luz Ledesma at 845-569-9110, ext. 216.

*A Defendant (Homeowner) appearing at a first settlement conference on or after Dec. 20, 2016 has the right to serve and file an answer within 30 days of this conference. By timely answering the complaint, you preserve your defenses to the foreclosure and avoid a default judgment.

 

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Book Discussion
May
13
1:30 PM13:30

Book Discussion

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Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Lyric and sensual, D.H. Lawrence's last novel is one of the major works of fiction of the twentieth century. Filled with scenes of intimate beauty, explores the emotions of a lonely woman trapped in a sterile marriage and her growing love for the robust gamekeeper of her husband's estate. The most controversial of Lawrence's books, Lady Chatterly's Lover joyously affirms the author's vision of individual regeneration through sexual love. The book's power, complexity, and psychological intricacy make this a completely original work—a triumph of passion, an erotic celebration of life

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Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in NYS: Fight Hate, Protect Democracy and Defend Justice
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in NYS: Fight Hate, Protect Democracy and Defend Justice

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Join Shannon Wong, Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Lower Hudson Valley Chapter to learn about our local and state advocacy efforts. An overview of NYCLU’s advocacy priorities will be provided and ways to get involved will be discussed. Topics will also include criminal justice reform, supporting immigrants, ending discrimination and increasing access to the ballot box.

 

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American Sniper
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

American Sniper

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Join us for this event presented by prolific author, Jim DeFelice, co-author of American Sniper, an autobiography of the most lethal sniper in American history.  This book was written by Navy Seal Chris Kyle with Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice. Born in New York City, Jim DeFelice lives in the Hudson Valley River region.  He has had 15 books on the New York Times Bestseller List.

 

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Poetry Reading by Members of the Alchemy Club
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Poetry Reading by Members of the Alchemy Club

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Please join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month for a night of spoken poetry from members of the Alchemy Club, a group of local poets and writers that has been in existence for over 70 years.  An open reading from attendees will be welcome as time permits.  Light refreshments will be available.

For more information about the club and/or to schedule a requested reading please call Marilyn Laufer at 845-292-6628.

 

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Community Wellness Circle
Apr
27
1:30 PM13:30

Community Wellness Circle

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Deep Rest is something so important and so healing, yet most of us struggle to get it right now, or even prioritize it. In order to get where we want to go, we need to find it. Learn how to find relaxation when in high stress with guidance from trained Community Health Champion Shanita Artson and Bianca Valdez, owner & founder of Find the Mind Pilates.

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Chess Club
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Chess Club

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Chess Club is for all levels of chess players. All are welcome to come and learn or play with others of your level. Bring your friends and play together or come solo and make new friends. Registration is not required.

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NY Baby Carrier Monthly Meeting
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

NY Baby Carrier Monthly Meeting

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Join us for a FREE Babywearing meeting! Bring your babies, your baby carriers and all your questions.

Try out new carriers from our learning library and receive hands on help from one of our Babywearing educators.

All caregivers, expectant parents and children of all ages are welcome to attend.

 

 

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Oxford Depot
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Oxford Depot

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Join us for a night of music with local Hudson Valley bluegrass band Oxford Depot. Playing a mix of bluegrass styles ranging from traditional to modern with some original music too.  The band has performed live on WTBQ and WJFF and at festivals like the Grahamsville Fiddle Festival and the Warwick Valley Apple Blossom Bluegrass Festival.  Don’t miss out on this fun event!

 

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Painting with Chris Parrow
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Painting with Chris Parrow

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Join artist Chris Parrow in learning about color, composition, technique and the spontaneity of watercolor paint.

No previous experience is necessary, all levels are welcome for group and individual instruction, and everyone will go home with a masterpiece of their own. Space for this program is limited and a $5 cash only materials/registration fee will be collected.  Please call (845) 794-4660 x 2 to register.

 

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Growing Microgreens for Fun
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Growing Microgreens for Fun

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Presented by the Friends of the Garden Sullivan County

Microgreens are a tiny form of young edible greens produced from various kinds of vegetables, herbs or other plants. Despite their small size, microgreens can have very strong flavors, and are packed with nutrients. Come to this class and taste a microgreen salad, then plant your own microgreens to take home, and place on the kitchen counter to grow.

Space for this program is limited and a $5 cash only materials/registration fee will be collected. Please call (845) 794-4660 ext. 2 to register.

 

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Shorts & Sweets
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Shorts & Sweets

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Join us for an evening of wild and crazy jokes and short stories for an adult audience.  Big Sky Productions Artistic Director Carol Montana will provide the readings, and special guest Patti Greco Sunshine will treat the audience to some silly (and perhaps a few risqué) songs. De Lois House will also make an appearance. Following the show, enjoy some sweet treats provided by the Friends of the Library.

 

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Resources for Clean Energy Projects
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Resources for Clean Energy Projects

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Save energy and money for your home or business!

Sean Welsh, Community Energy Advisor presents:

  • Improving energy efficiency of your home or business

  • Upgrading systems in your building

  • Utilizing loans and other financing options

  • Home energy assessments

  • Question & answer opportunity

Register at sullivancce.org or (845) 292-6180.

Learn more at midhudsonenergychoices.org

Community Energy Engagement Program is a partnership between Cornell Cooperative Extension in Dutchess and Sullivan Counties.

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