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Earthwise Book Discussion: "The Year of the Flood"

Date: 
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Mary Makofske will lead a discussion of The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, third book in our Earthwise series. 

Speculative fiction about what happens after a plague almost wipes out the human race.  Bioengineered new "humans" and God's gardeners try to cope with the results.

Amazon.com says, "By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and easily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive."

Copies available at the Library.

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Earthwise Book Discussion: "Garbage Land"

Date: 
Thu, 03/15/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Mary Makofske will lead a discussion of Garbage Land by Elizabeth Royte, second book in our Earthwise series. 


With an engaging style, Royte measures and then follows her garbage to see where, and how, it's disposed of.  In the process, she introduces fascinating facts and people.


Booklist called Garbage Land "downright entertaining."


Copies available at the Library.

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Earthwise Book Discussion: "Strange as This Weather Has Been"

Date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Marry Makofske will lead a discussion of Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake.  Told in several different voices, this novel vividly depicts the impact of mountain-top coal removal on West Virginians pulled between their intimate connection to their land and their economic dependence on mining.


Copies available at the Library

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"Earthwise" Book Discussion Series: Introduction & Overview

Date: 
Thu, 01/26/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

What is our evolving relationship with our environment?  Can we live on Earth withour destroying what supports us?  Mary Makofske will present an introdction and overview of our book discussion series "Earthwise."  The  books to be discussed over the next 4 months include:  Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake; Garbageland by Elizabeth Royte; The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood; Eaarth by Bill McGibben. 

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Holiday Book Sale

Date: 
Sat, 12/03/2011 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens
Children

The Friends and Bookends bookshop at the Albert Wisner Public Library will be hosting a Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 9-3PM.   Choose from our collection of bestsellers, holiday books, children’s books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, library notecards and tote bags.

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Meet the Artists: The Group of Nine

Date: 
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens
Programmer/Name Contact: 
Meet "The Group of Nine" plein air painters. Their show "From the Adirondacks to Warwick and Beyond" is currently on exhibit in the Gallery on the library's Lower Level. "The Group of Nine" painters include Bruce and Lita Thorne, Neil Granholm, Marylyn Vanderpool and Marge Morales. Join them to discuss their art.
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Stitching @ the Library

Date: 
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Do you love to knit, crochet, sew?  Share your crafts, inspiration, and tips with others.  Non-instuctional.

Programmer/Name Contact: 
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Stitching @ the Library

Date: 
Thu, 01/03/2013 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Do you love to knit, crochet, sew?  Share your crafts, inspiration, and tips with others!  Non-instructional.

Programmer/Name Contact: 
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Hot Sun, Black Dirt: History of the Drowned Lands and Pine Island

Date: 
Sun, 01/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

John Ruszkiewicz, president of the Drowned Lands Historical Society, will present facets of the history of the black dirt region and the Pine Island community.  Open to all adult and teen area residents; registration required. In case of snow closure, alternate date will be Jan. 22.  Register below or call the Help Desk

Programmer/Name Contact: 
John Ruszkiewicz 258-4359.
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Warm Memories: A Conversation with New Milford Artist Robert Fletcher

Date: 
Sat, 02/04/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

Come in out of the cold and enjoy some of the stories behind these wonderful paintings of the Warwick Valley and Orange County area in times past.  Noted for his renderings of rural landscapes, lifestyles, and people, Robert Fletcher will discuss some of the works currently on exhibit in the Community Room, and share a few previews of his upcoming book on the wonderful stories of the late Luther Barrett.

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