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.
Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement with you! Over the 1½ - 2 hours, you’ll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals. Following the presentation, a powerful telescope will be set up outdoors for viewing the craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn and other beautiful objects in the night sky, weather permitting.
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.