The delightfully absurd Mad Hatter's Tea Party is beloved by readers of all ages, but the pages of English literature are steeped in tea-time scenes. Join tea expert and author, Elizabeth Knight, to learn about famous fictional characters, their favourite cuppas, and how to brew a proper pot of tea. Please bring your own tea cup to the program.
Wear your very own Mad Hatter's tea party hat for prizes; refreshments will be served. Ages 12 and older.
Eric Person is setting a new standard in sound. For over twenty years, Eric has been committed to composing, recording and performing contemporary American music. He plays the alto and soprano saxophones and flute and is featured as a leader and sideman on more than 30 recordings. Eric studied at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and has been active in the New York and international jazz scene for decades.
A gathering of stories about Hudson Valley area objects associated with paranormal events by Linda Zimmerman, author of the Ghost Investigator series. Her new book Ghost Investigator 13 will be available for purchase.
Join us as we are transported to the time of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of one man -- Judy Cook's great-great-grandfather Gilbert Claflin -- and revealed through the letters he exchanged with his wife, Esther. You will see photos of the day and the letters themselves. Judy, in costume, will read the letters, play the tunes and sing the songs of this era, providing the audience with a fascinating glimpse into home life in Middle America during the 1860s.
August is the time to begin planting for a fall crop. Learn how to extend your harvest by growing plants that will thrive in the cold season. Gar Wang will also talk about different methods of preserving food and saving seeds.
What would you save if your house were on fire? Using excerpts and additional material from the documentary film "Objects and Memory," filmmaker Jonathan Fein raises questions about fundamental human responses to objects and how otherwise ordinary things become transformed into precious conveyors of experience, emotion, and identity.
Do you write stories or poetry? Join our summer creative writing group for a chance to read and share your work. We'll discuss different techniques, from creating strong characters to overcoming writers' block., Open to ages 13 and up.