Retirement, that next phase of life, offers so many possibilites and challenges. Come and discuss the numerous aspects of this life change with recent retiree, Sally Pellegrini, and fellow community members during a relaxed and encouraging monthly get-together.
In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women—from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English, to the prostitutes of the city's seedier side.
Join Allison Petrus-Wilkins for a discussion of Jennifer Worth's best-selling memoir.
"Be Red Cross Ready" is a Red Cross preparedness presentation that teaches communities how to Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Stay Informed before and during a disaster such as a snow storm, flood, fire, and other hazards, strikes our region. The presentation is about half an hour long, and it covers topics such as sheltering in place, evacuation, emergency kit preparation, setting up a meeting place, and many more.
Olga Wallace (845) 673-5693
Registered voters who are residents of the Warwick Valley Central School District are eligible to vote on the Library's 2013/2014 tax levy proposal. Voting takes place in the Community Room on the lower level.
Combining the spirit of Earth Day and National Poetry Month, poet Mary Makofske will read here thirteen part poem, "An Inward Bruise" accompanied by whale song, music and photos of these magnificent creatures. "An Inward Bruise" won the Lullwater Review Poetry Prize and appears in Traction (Ashland Poetry Press), Makofske's latest book and winner of the Richard Snyder Prize.
Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York’s Lower East Side, to Seattle’s Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia.
What is a decision? Claude Prevots, a system architect and ethicist, will discuss the position that a decision is a theme to be tested. Using the situations of Hamlet and Galileo, he will engage the participants in an entertaining discussion of the science of decision making.