Celebrate our 10th year in our new building with a walk through our beautiful grounds and adjoining Veterans' Memorial Park. Sign up for a family fun walk - rain or shine! - beginning on the Library's River Birch patio and looping through Veterans' Memorial Park. All are welcome! We ask that children under age 12 be accompanied by an adult or older teen. Refreshments served at the finish line.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
10:00 AM to 12:00 PMContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop will cover the basics of drawing birds, stressing proportion and anatomy. We will work from photos to learn the essentials, with the aim of working from life. We will start from the very beginning, so the workshop is suitable for all experience levels. James Van Gelder has been drawing and painting from life and in the studio for over 40 years. He has been an avid outdoorsman his entire life, and his artistic pursuits have led to his passion for keeping a nature journal.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:AdultA $5 refundable deposit is due at the time of in-person registration at the Help Desk.
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
11:00 AM to 12:30 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough science
Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives and transmit deadly infections. Each one of us has roughly nine pints of it, yet many don’t even know their own blood type. And for all its ubiquitousness, the few tablespoons of blood discharged by 800 million women are still regarded as taboo: menstruation is perhaps the single most demonized biological event.
Rose George, author of The Big Necessity, is renowned for her intrepid work on topics that are invisible but vitally important. In Nine Pints, she takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to the breakthough of the "liquid biopsy," which promises to diagnose cancer and other diseases with a simple blood test. She introduces Janet Vaughan, who set up the world’s first system of mass blood donation during the Blitz, and Arunachalam Muruganantham, known as “Menstrual Man” for his work on sanitary pads for developing countries. She probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions, in which the US is known as the “OPEC of plasma.” And she looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you.
Spanning science and politics, stories and global epidemics, Nine Pints reveals our life's blood in an entirely new light.
Books are available at the Circulation Desk; new members always welcome!Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
01:00 PM to 04:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
(2018) The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. Rated R: 1 hour, 53 min. Discussion and refreshments to follow.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
10:00 AM to 01:00 PMContact: Kathleen G. or Siobhan at 986-1047, ext. 5.
Are you interested in playing this ancient game based on Chinese characters and symbols? Call us at the Library so that we may arrange for you to join a group.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
07:00 PM to 09:00 PMContact: Rosemary Cooper - email@example.com; (845) 986-1047, ext. 6
The Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Board Room. The public is welcome to attend.Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen