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Albert Wisner Public Library is the community's favorite place to meet, discover, learn and connect.

Library Hours

Monday:  10am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:  10am - 7pm
Friday:  10am - 5pm
Saturday:  12pm - 5pm

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Library Announcements

* Annual Appeal 2020/2021Keeping Us Together While We Are Apart  Thank you for considering a donation to AWPL's annual appeal, which supports the Library's programs and collections.  To contribute, please click the link above to print a donation form, or simply use the gold Donate button at the top of any page. 

* AWPL Foundation College Scholarships 2021:  for the fifteenth consecutive year, the Library Foundation will award 3 college scholarships based on an essay competition.  Here are the essay topic and submission guidelines

* Chair Yoga Continues!   Why not add chair yoga to your fitness routine?  Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing while using the chair for support.  It is beneficial if you are a beginner or have limited mobility.  Sara Gallman is a health and wellness professional who has been teaching yoga and fitness classes for 35 years.  Please register: Wednesday, 1/27 from 9am - 10am.)

* The Many Facets of Judaism:  on Thursday, February 4 at 6:30pm on Zoom, the four major sects of Judaism will be represented by rabbis of each denomination and an academic scholar of Judaism. They will discuss the traditions, the central tenets, and how each sect differs from the others.  Major points under examination will be their core beliefs, beliefs unique to each and the current position of women in their congregations.  Register here.  A Zoom link will be emailed in advance.

* Black Family History:  Digging Down and Owning Up:  finding the roots of Warwick's African American ancestors can be a challenging but rewarding pursuit.  On Saturday, February 6 at 4:00pm on Zoom, join three researchers who are exploring the lives of African enslaved persons connected to their family tree.  Researchers include Leah Rogne, Professor Emerita of Sociology at Minnesota State University who is researching a runaway slave from the Seward family; Sherri Bruen, whose Florida area Coe connections are gradually coming to light; and David Dolson, who is tracing and coming to terms with his slave-owning ancestors.  Register here; a Zoom link will be emailed in advance.

* Mindfulness:  Steadiness in the Midst of Change:  in three weekly sessions, this course will provide an in-depth exploration of mindfulness, with an emphasis on how its practice can help steady us when life feels unstable.  With a steadier mind, we can begin to relax into each moment, free from regret and worry.  Each Zoom class will include guided meditation practice, teaching and Q & A, as well as optional homework.  It is recommended, though not required, that you attend all three classes if possible.  Please register for each session individually:  Wednesdays:  February 10, February 17, February 24 - all from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  A Zoom link will be emailed in advance of each session.

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