Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

  • 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Contact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Pumpkin Look and Find!  Find 14 hidden pumpkins with different features and expressions, all hidden on the Library's grounds.  The pumpkins will also have a word on the underside which, when put together, will give you a message.  Mark the pumpkins' locations on your map, then email the map to us (warkids@rcls.org) or leave it in the basket in front of the Library.  Everyone who turns in their map gets a prize!  Maps may be picked up in our curbside cart.  Please do NOT move the rock pumpkins. Have fun!

    Age Group:
    Children
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:20am

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

  • 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
    Contact: Teen Advisor Karen Lee at klee@rcls.org

    Live out your fantasy!  Be chaotic evil or lawful good. Choose to be a barbarian, bard, cleric, druid, fighter, monk, paladin, ranger, rogue, sorcerer, warlock or wizard. Be a dwarf, elf, halfling, human, dragonborn, gnome, half-elf, half-orc, tiefling or choose another race.  Fight monsters!  Find treasure!  Join our expert Dungeon Master and intrepid band of adventurers for an all-new campaign.  Register to get the Zoom link.

    Age Group:
    Teen
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

  • 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
    Contact: Laurie Angle: (845) 986-1047, ext. 3 or langle@rcls.org

    Have you found yourself wondering how to separate fact from fiction, truth from alt-truth?  Does your instinct tell you to mistrust much of what you read or are told by people who dominate the airwaves and screens?  Does it seem sometimes like one person's data contradicts another person's data, making it impossible to form a decision based on facts? 

    Critical thinking is the tool you've been looking for to examine statements and determine their merit.  For centuries, philosophers and scientists have developed a process for evaluating complex issues and reaching a conclusion that fits the facts -- by analyzing the content, recognizing hidden fallacies, paying attention to being manipulated by persuasive choice of language, and more. 

    Come to this series on Critical Thinking and re-familiarize yourself with how to carefully dissect statements intended to steer you toward the speaker's a point of view.  Listen to the methodology of critical thinking and practice it in short workshop settings. You'll leave with tools that protect you away from persuasion and toward tight, rational thinking. 

    Session 1:  Thursday, September 24:  Purposes, history and basic skills

    Session 2:  Thursday, October 1:  Tools and applications

    Session 3:  Thursday, October 8 Rescheduled for Wednesday, October 21Fake news and the “as if” factor

    It is possible to attend individual sessions, but attendance at all three is strongly encouraged for the most comprehensive understanding.  Please register with an email address and you will receive the Zoom link in advance of the session.  Register for each session individually.

    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

  • 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Contact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Pumpkin Look and Find!  Find 14 hidden pumpkins with different features and expressions, all hidden on the Library's grounds.  The pumpkins will also have a word on the underside which, when put together, will give you a message.  Mark the pumpkins' locations on your map, then email the map to us (warkids@rcls.org) or leave it in the basket in front of the Library.  Everyone who turns in their map gets a prize!  Maps may be picked up in our curbside cart.  Please do NOT move the rock pumpkins. Have fun!

    Age Group:
    Children
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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:20am

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:20am

  • 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
    Contact: Children's Dept. 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Mind Matters for Kids - Join Mr. Matt each week for some simple activities, exercises and games that can help increase presence, focus and mindfulness. Available weekly on our children's Facebook page.

    Age Group:
    Children
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  • 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
    Contact: Children's Dept. 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Mind Matters for Kids - Join Mr. Matt each week for some simple activities, exercises and games that can help increase presence, focus and mindfulness. Available weekly on our children's Facebook page.

    Age Group:
    Children
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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

  • 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Join the staff of Albert Wisner Public Library for our Community Read on Thursday, October 22nd at 5:30pm.  Register online and you will receive instructions via email prior to the event. 

    Read or listen to Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me, a New York Times bestseller for nearly two years and winner of the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction. Coates presents a meditation on race in America as well as a personal story.  Beautifully written (and spoken by the author in audiobook), Coates’s seminal work is framed as a letter to his teenage son.

    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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