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Rensselaerville Ramble Trail Run Walk
Results have been posted! https://www.raceentry.com/…/rensselaerville-rambl…/view/2018
Please click on the 'Rate Us' button on the results page to tell us what you thought about the race.
Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors for making the event a huge success.
With Jonathan Donald
Friday, July 6, 2018
@ 7:00 pm
Sour Mash, The Long Time Ago Adventures of an American
A novel about a mid19th century rustic American traveling across America, Europe, North Africa, and then across the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam.
Traveler in an Ancient Land.
A fictionalized biography about the 19th century Egyptian explorer Giovanni Belzoni based on his journal. Belzoni was among the earliest explorers of ancient Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. He described the monuments at Luxor and Karnak, the Ramesseum mortuary temple and then went on to discover temples at Esna, Edfu, Philoe and Abu Simbel.
Jonathan Donald has written and produced over 200 programs for television. Including dramas about the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1698 and a mysterious early 20th century murder and on the lighter side an old Fashioned Christmas. He has produced documentaries about American history, the Vietnam War, American Cowboy Culture, 19th Century Railroads, Australian Archaeology, Land Conservation, Japanese Culture, the regional cultures of Brazil, African Politics, Wildlife Adventures including specials on the Great Barrier Reef and Australia’s Man-Eating Crocodiles. He produced these programs for CBS, ABC, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic and Reader’s Digest Entertainment. He has won an Emmy, an Emmy nomination, two Cine Eagles and other awards.
13 – 7pm – Living a Life of Balance: Ayurveda 101 with Emileigh Tanner. Ayurveda is a time-honored health and healing system providing tools to balance one’s mind. Come learn more about this ancient medical system.
With Helen Benedict
Friday, July 27, 2018
@ 7:00 pm
After a hurricane devastates a small town in upstate NY, the lives of three women and their young children are irrevocably changed. Rin, an Iraq War veteran, tries to protect her blind daughter and the three wolves under her care. Naema, a widowed doctor who fled Iraq with her wounded son, faces life-threatening injuries. Beth, who is raising a troubled son, waits out her marine husband’s deployment in Afghanistan, equally afraid of him coming home and of him never returning at all. As they struggle to maintain their humanity and find hope, their war-torn lives collide in a way that will affect their entire community.
Woodstock Book Talk podcast http://woodstockbooktalk.com/episode-182-april-1-2018
Lit Hub article about Catskill Literature https://lithub.com/is-there-such-a-thing-as-catskills-lit/
Wolf Season was also reviewed by Chronogram.
New Job Resource
online resume builder
We still have a collection of used books available. Stop in and make a donation.
The Summer Reading Program registration will begin on Saturday, June 16th and run through August 4. Be sure to check out the calendar for the list of programs.
26 – 6:30pm – Family Program: Design and make your own Domino Game - and then play the game of dominos!
27 – 6pm – Music Make & Play Tambourines: Kids make your own Tambourines from 6 to 6:30pm. Community members are invited to come and share their music with kids and other community members. Everyone is welcome to come on down to the craft room for a relaxing evening of sharing music and fellowship!
3 – 6:30pm – Family Program: Playing with slime is a great sensory and relaxation activity - and an excellent way to explore scientific concepts of states of matter. We do not use borax in our slimes - these activities are safe for a variety of ages, and fun for everyone from toddlers through adults!
10 – 6:30pm – Family Program: Kinetic sticks and chain reactions, STEM concepts of gravity, force, and momentum are the focus as kids set up a course of ramps, pendulums, and hammers for a ball to reach a goal box. Using Kinetic Sticks, create a chain reaction!
11 – 6pm – Music Make and Play Tubaphones: Kids make your own Tubaphones from 6 to 6:30pm. Community members are invited to come and share their music with kids and other community members. Everyone is welcome to come on down to the craft room for a relaxing evening of sharing music and fellowship!
17 – 6:30pm – Pet Care with Eileen DePaula: Do have a pet? Hope to get one? Come meet some pets and learn how to care for them! Eileen DePaula is from Cornell Cooperative Extension 4H program.
18 – 6pm – Music Make & Play Percussion Kids make your own Percussion from 6 to 6:30pm. Community members are invited to come and share their music with kids and other community members. Everyone is welcome to come on down to the craft room for a relaxing evening of sharing music and fellowship!
24 – 6:30pm – Family Program: What is Geology? What is a mineral? How are rocks formed? What about crystals? Find out - and have some fun while you learn!
25 – 6pm – Music Make & Play Rainsticks: Kids make your own Rainsticks from 6 to 6:30pm. Community members are invited to come and share their music with kids and other community members. Everyone is welcome to come on down to the craft room for a relaxing evening of sharing music and fellowship!
31 – 6:30pm – Family Program Papercrafts: There are all sorts of three dimensional model templates available - from the simple to the extremely complex. Want to make a scary mask? A cute animal? Decorations? Anime figures? Find out where you can get free templates, and try your hand at construction.
Wednesday at 4:30 - StoryTime
StoryTime includes stories, music and movement, designed as early literacy instruction aimed at developing and reinforcing the skills that children need to be successful learners.
Special StoryTimes at Lake Myosotis
11 – 4:30pm – StoryTime @ Lake Myosotis picnic area
25 – 4:30pm – StoryTime @ Lake Myosotis picnic area
Monthly Craft Project – kids stop in and check out the craft table downstairs and discover crafts to work on your own.
For more information on each movie visit our movie page.
27 – 10am – Kid’s Movie Morning - Coco: Rated: PG, Length: 1:45, Description: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
28 – 6:30pm – Adult Movie Night - Greatest Showman: Rated: PG, Length: 1:45, Description: Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
18 – 10am – Kid’s Movie Morning - Early Man: Rated: PG, Length: 1:29, Description: Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hog nob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
26 – 6:30pm – Adult Movie Night - Love, Simon: Rated: PG-13, Length: 1:50, Description: Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
15 – 10am – Kid’s Movie Morning – Turtle Tale: Rated: PG, Length: 1:34, Description: Inspired by events that took place at the George C. McGough Nature Park in Largo, Florida - the story of JR the OWL as witnessed and told by the nature park's first inhabitants, 'THE TURTLES'. The turtles, HANK, RAFI and GOLIATH, and their community live in a beautiful pond with nice clean water, lots of food and are witnesses to all the events of the park as they get ready for another busy summer camp season, never suspecting what is about to happen at the park and to themselves.
30 – 6:30pm – Adult Movie Night - Lady Bird: Rated: R, Length: 1:34, Description: In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
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