Creeks, streams and rivers flow through a variety of landscapes from highly altered urbanized centers to scenic rural lands. Areas next to streams are particularly challenging because of their susceptibility to flooding, scouring and erosion. In this presentation, we will look at native plants as some of our best streamside planting choices, for their ornamental qualities as well as their ability to support biodiversity and protect stream channels.
Warwick Valley High School sophomore Faith Wilkins will sign copies of her new book, Wacko Academy. Join us for a reading from the book, a Q & A with the author, as well as a fun contest to win a signed copy!
Greenwood Forest Farms Association will celebrate Black History with a two part program featuring the arts. Filmmaker Patricia DeArcy will preview portions of her new film "The Harlem Cultural Council." Founded in 1964 by Artist Romare Bearden, The Harlem Cultural Council is an African-American arts advocacy group. The film focuses on the Council's innovative use of the "jazz-mobile" and the "dance-mobile" to bring music and dance to the community in the 1960's and 70's. Following the film the Youth Theatre Interactions Inc.
The Library is interested in beginning a chess club for children. We need parents and other interested adults or teens to help us get a chess club started. This program will teach you about the game and give you the skills to teach it to others. We hope that this program will inspire volunteers to begin a weekly or bi-weekly chess club here. This program will be hosted by Michael Kusen, a chess master and author. He belongs to Chess for Teachers. This program is intended for families, and children who attend must be in Kindergarten and up.
To salute Veterans and their spouses, AARP’s Driver Safety Program will waive the normal course registration fee during the month of November. Here is a great opportunity reacquaint yourself with the rules of the road as we say “Thank You” for your service to our country.
Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road and learn defensive driving techniques. Upon completion of the course, you will qualify for an automobile insurance discount given by your insurance company.
Create a video for Banned Books Week! Come in and read a short passage from your favorite banned or challenged book. Need some ideas? Here are the ALA's Top 10 Frequently Banned or Challenged Books of 2010:
And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie