Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    This course will include an in-depth exploration of mindfulness, with an emphasis on how the practice of mindfulness 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 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 separately

    Ruth Landstrom is a clinical psychologist specializing in life coaching, with private offices in Warwick and New York City.  She practices meditation and attends retreats in the insight meditation tradition, under the guidance of Narayan Helen Liebenson, one of the guiding teachers at Cambridge Insight Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society.  Ruth has been teaching meditation in the Warwick area for more than fifteen years.  Her website, which includes a short, guided meditation, can be found at hereandnowcoaching.com.

    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

  • 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    The Thursday Morning Book Group will discuss "Olive, Again" by Elizabeth Strout.  Copies of the book are available at the Library.  All are welcome to join.  

     

    Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,”and she has never done so more clearly than in this book, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine.  Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth at a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire us - in Strout’s words - “to bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can.”

    Location:
    Off Site – see program details
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 9:00am to 9:20am

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

  • 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

     American Religious Communities Seek to Establish Civic Entities will feature 3 panelists who examine the Puritan movement, the Huguenots, the Satmar and the Mennonite communities. The aim is to remind or introduce the audience to our American way of offering religious “freedom” tempered by the American legacy social and political order. The audience will better understand the tension between institutional religious practice and the civil order in which those practitioners must operate.

    Location:
    Off Site – see program details
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

  • 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
    Contact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    My Family Tree - how did I get my name?  Tell me a funny story about our family.  Open a conversation about your family and fill in the family tree.  We'll also hear a story or two, and talk about family trees.  For families.  Register beginning December 19 to reserve your bag of supplies, then watch the video beginning Saturday, March 6.  Supplies will be on the Children's cart starting Friday, March 5.

    Age Group:
    Children
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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

    After a brief warm-up and introduction to the basics of watercolor painting, Pat will offer step-by-step guidance on how to paint a floral bouquet.  Registration is required. You will receive instructions on when to pick up supplies at the Library, as well as the Zoom link to the class. Space is limited.

     

    Location:
    Off Site – see program details
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 9:00am to 9:20am

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