Orange Library Association presents OrangeREADS: a book discussion and author event with bestselling author Bill Bryson. Bryson, in his book The Body: A Guide for Occupants, takes us on an extraordinary journey through the human body. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Library. This is a virtual program on Zoom. All registrants will receive, via email, the link to the discussion in advance of the event. Please register, making sure to provide your correct email address. Registration is through Tuxedo Park Library. Click here to register for the event.
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 10:15am to 10:45am
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
11:00 AM to 12:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
When we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms. But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree. Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustains nearly all living systems. Fungi provide a key to understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways we think, feel, and behave.
In Entangled Life, the brilliant young biologist Merlin Sheldrake shows us the world from a fungal point of view, providing an exhilarating change of perspective. Sheldrake’s vivid exploration takes us from yeast to psychedelics, to the fungi that range for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet, to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the “Wood Wide Web”, to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precision.
Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They are metabolic masters, earth makers, and key players in most of life’s processes. They can change our minds, heal our bodies, and even help us remediate environmental disaster. By examining fungi on their own terms, Sheldrake reveals how these extraordinary organisms - and our relationships with them - are changing our understanding of how life works.
We will be discussing this book at our September and October meetings. Books are available at the Circulation Desk for checkout. New members are always welcome!Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 11:15am to 11:45am
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
01:00 PM to 03:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Starring Tom Hanks. War veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd embarks on a new mission five years after the conclusion of the Civil War: he goes from town to town to share news about presidents, queens, catastrophes, feuds, and other interesting affairs from all around the world. In one of his stops, he meets Johanna, a 10-year-old girl who has been living with the Kiowa people for the last six years. When she is ordered to return to her biological aunt and uncle, Kidd decides to accompany her. Rated PG-13; 118 min.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. SEATING LIMITED TO 30 ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASISLocation:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:15am to 10:45am
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 11:45am
11:00 AM to 11:45 AMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Relax and melt away stress with the power of Breath and Sound Meditation. In meditation the mind-body system experiences deep rest as it transitions from an active state to a more relaxed and restorative state. While there are many forms of meditation, sound meditation is a practice used for centuries for physical healing, clarity of mind and deep meditation. In this form of meditation we will simply connect with the breath and soothing sound vibrations of Alchemy Crystal bowls to relax the mind and body. Join this 8 week sound meditation program to quiet your mind and learn to switch off the external noises and connect with your inner self. Please register for each individual class.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult