Calendar of Events
Upcoming Event Spotlight
Is your yarn stash overflowing? With many new craft and arts programs on the way, the Library can put all those unused skeins you’ve accumulated to good use. For one day only we will be accepting donations of clean yarn in good condition in our Activity Room.
Do you brace for the worst every time you launch your Facebook account? Are you never quite sure what to believe in a “post-truth” age? Are your devices and gadgets driving you nuts? Find a newfound zen in your digital life with sanity-saving tips from resident technologist Rebekah Jarvis-Girtler. From addictive interfaces and sleep-disrupting blue screen light, to scams, glitches, anonymous harassment, and deceptive ads, you’ll learn practical strategies you can use to dial down the intensity level, take control of your media diet, and eliminate the clutter that is holding you back from enjoying your digital life.
If you make things with yarn, cloth, or fiber, or want to learn how, join us for a twice monthly fiber arts meetup group, facilitated by the library. Every skill level welcome! Bring your current projects and fiber arts questions, and enjoy music, snacks, and conversation while you work. The library’s resident “crochet mentor” Rebekah Jarvis-Girtler will be on hand for crochet lessons and assistance, and can also help you get started with basic knitting and felting.
To meet the needs of all schedules, we offer both a regular daytime meeting and an evening meeting - you may attend one or both! Stay for the full session, or just hang out for part of it.
Evening meetups: 6-8pm, every 2nd Monday of the month
Afternoon meetups: 2-5pm, every last Tuesday of the month
Please register below for the afternoon sessions. If you would also like to join us for the evening sessions (or prefer evenings only), click here to register.
Dreaming of owning a Tesla or another all-electric vehicle? A representative from NYSERDA will discuss all the options available through New York State that can help make that dream a reality! Learn about rebates available for electric vehicle purchases, infrastructure for EVs in New York, upcoming funding opportunities in the clean transportation sector, and a quick tour of New York transportation policy goals for 2018. Bring your questions for the Q&A.
Take a guided tour of the century-long history and evolution of horror films with Elliot Passantino. Learn about the genre’s gothic literary foundation in the Grand Guignol, the early silent film achievements of Thomas Edison, Georges Melies and Louis Fuillade, and the classic films of the Universal, Val Lewton, William Castle and Hammer era. Extensive movie clips and still images will enrich this spotlight on the careers and films that defined the genre, and capitalized on the low-budget innovation of dedicated movie-makers over the genre’s long history.