Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

  • 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    As women grow older, they contend with ageism, misogyny and loss.  Yet, as author Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, wise people they have always wanted to be.

    In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways that women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. “If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully,” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives.  If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.”

    This book discussion will be led by Rosemary Cooper, the Library' s Director.  Copies of Women Rowing North will be available at the Front Desk by October 7 for those who register.

    The program is meeting in the Local History Room

    Age Group:
    Adult
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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

  • 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    Please join us for a screening of "Dulce Esperanza: WAMC at 60", produced by Grandvue Productions and filmed under the direction of John Borst.

    The documentary covers the history of the need that arose in the early twentieth century for assistance from migrant farm workers in harvesting and maintaining local area crops.  By the 1960s, farmers saw the importance of taking better care of their hired farm workers; it is from this that blossomed what would become the WAMC (Warwick Area Migrant Committee). The filmmaker talks with the farmers who grew up in the area a well as the migrant workers who have also worked the land for generations.  Catholic nuns who started the WAMC children’s program are also interviewed and discuss how they continue their mission today helping those in need. Finally the documentary touches upon how the WAMC helps the migrant farm worker community today and the importance of its educational programs.

    It is a beautiful and touching memoir about all the people - farmer and farm workers - who make the food on our tables possible through sacrifice, hard work, and community.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

  • 06:30 PM to 07:45 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    If you peel back the layers of American history, you will find roots in Native America.  Many of our foods, tools, medicines, and governmental structures are derived from Ancient America. Join Reuben Fast Horse as he shares his knowledge of the contributions of the people of the First Nations.

    Reuben Fast Horse, born on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, is a traditional Lakota singer, dancer, flutist, drummer, craftsman, storyteller and educator. He has been certified by the Lakota and the North Dakota State Board of Education as an Eminent Scholar, and has taught Lakota culture at Standing Rock Elementary and Grant School in Fort Yates, N.D.  He has also toured the United States, performing and speaking at festivals, colleges, high schools and elementary schools.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Friday, November 8, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Contact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Artist in Residence - Fun with Fountain Faces: Under the guidance of Amy Lewis Sweetman, create a face in the style of ancient water fountains using wood and other materials. Test them on our patio. Ages 6-10 with parental help.  Register beginning Sept. 21 online or in person at the Children's Desk.

    Location:
    Activity Room, Storytime Room
    Age Group:
    Children
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Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

  • 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Join family historian Deborah Sweeton for a one-hour introduction to doing genealogy research using the Library's Ancestry and Fold3 accounts.  Basics of beginning searching will be covered.  The workshop will be followed by individual one-hour hands-on sessions, with additional one-hour sessions offered on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 10:00am -1:00pm, or Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.  This free program is open to all Warwick Valley School District residents, but you must call the Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 to reserve your space for the introduction and a one-hour individual session. (Others may register on a wait list for any unfilled spots.)  Participants should bring their own laptop, if available, so they can save records they find, or a jump drive (USB) to save them to.

    Location:
    AWPL Board Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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