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ADULT PROGRAMS – SEPTEMBER 2017
ONE-ON-ONE RESUME ASSISTANCE AND CAREER COACHING – Sat., Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. R
Get help writing or updating your resume, exploring career options, applying for jobs online, preparing for interviews, or learning how to use LinkedIn. Presented by career coach Gregg Knowles. Registration with the presenter is required. Please call 845-325-9240 to register.
ADULT COLORING CLUB – Saturday, Sept. 9 at 12 p.m.– Main Library
Sat., Sept. 23 at 12 p.m. – Town Branch
Join other adults in this increasingly popular and relaxing hobby. Coloring sheets, pencils, and markers provided.
SATURDAY MATINEE @ THE LIBRARY – GUARADIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 – Sat., Sept. 9 at 2:15 p.m.
Join us for a free showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. Rated PG-13.
INTRODUCTION TO THE WORDPRESS CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)
Mon., Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. R
A CMS is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website, to include memberships and even e-commerce transactions. This first workshop will introduce you to CMS terminology, the WordPress CMS, and show you how easy it is to use. You will also learn how to find resources that can help you with your website. Registration suggested.
WHEN FREEDOM CALLS: THE HISTORY OF THE ALSDORF FAMILY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Mon., Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. R
Local resident Tashae Smith will focus on the Alsdorf family, one of the most prominent African-American families in Newburgh, taking a look not only at the family’s successful musical lineage but also their secret participation on the Underground Railroad. In addition, the program will focus on other key individuals in Newburgh who were involved in the Underground Railroad or with the abolition of slavery.
SCHOLAR’S PICK BOOK DISCUSSION
Wed., Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
Join Dr. Jess Gerson for a lively discussion of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead.
TECH SUPPORT– Thurs., Sept. 14 at 3 p.m.
Bring your device or laptop for one-on-one help. Learn how to borrow e-books and/or how to use your device more effectively. No registration required.
THE ARTIST’S PALETTE FLOWER SHOW
Fri., Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.
The Community Garden Club of Marlborough will present this
Small Standard Flower Show reflecting the colors of an artist’s palette. Horticulture will be displayed and judged.
UP AND RUNNING WITH WORDPRESS – Mon., Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. R
In the first workshop, we discussed the principals of a CMS and the resources at your disposal. In this workshop, we put into practice what we’ve learned and will create a fully functional website using the WordPress CMS. All the tools and resources you need to create the site will be provided, at absolutely no cost. Registration suggested.
LAS VILLAS OF PLATTEKILL AND ULSTER COUNTY – Tues., Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. R
Ish Martinez, author of a new book, Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County, will take you on a nostalgic journey back to a time when “Las Villas” were the most popular vacation resorts for Latinos in the Northeast. Described as the Spanish Alps, Las Villas was a lively enclave of Spanish, Puerto Rican, and other Hispanic summer resorts in Plattekill, New York, and the Catskill Mountains from 1920 to 1990. Registration suggested.
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP – Fri., Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. R
Our Great Books Discussion Group focuses on carefully selected readings and questions from anthologies published by the Great Books Foundation and follows the Shared Inquiry Method promoted by the foundation. New members are always welcome but must register before attending their first meeting. For more information and to register, call 845-563-3629.
This month’s book: Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking.
ERIC PERSON TRIO IN CONCERT – Sun., Sept. 24 at 3 p.m.
Eric Person and his band return to the library to give us an afternoon of blues and jazz. For over thirty years, saxophonist Eric Person has been committed to composing, recording and performing contemporary American music. He’s featured as a leader and sideman on more than 50 recordings. His broad range of experience with Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Chico Hamilton, Houston Person, John Hicks and many others have all contributed greatly to his mature alto and soprano sound and his skills as an arranger and composer.
CUSTOMIZING YOUR WORDPRESS – Mon., Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. R
In this workshop you will learn more about the themes, widgets, and plugins that are available to you in WordPress and how easily they can be added to your site. Though this may sound daunting, be assured that in keeping with the ease of use principal of a CMS, no coding is involved and is almost completely point-and-click and drag-and-drop…honest. Registration suggested.
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY
Mon., Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a free showing of “The Big Sick” starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter & Ray Romano. Rated R.
Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.
GRANT FUNDING FOR LOCAL ARTISTS – Tues., Sept. 26 at 1 p.m.
This information session will cover details on the grants of up to $5,000 that are available to support projects by local artists/organizations including exhibitions, workshop series, performances, festivals, screenings, readings, folk arts and more. Learn more about the program, get tips on how to develop a competitive proposal and learn what steps are needed to apply. Grants are due by Nov. 15, 2017. Presented by Merritt Minnemeyer, grants and funding manager from Arts Mid-Hudson.
BOOKS & BREWS: THE GLASS CASTLE –
Thurs., Sept.28 at 6:30 p.m.
This program is open to anyone looking for a great book discussion. We will meet at 2 Alices Coffee Lounge in Newburgh for discussion and beverages. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk at the Main Library and the Town Branch one month prior to the event. Please call 845-563-3632 for details. The discussion will be led by Librarian Heather Gorman. Look forward to seeing you there!
EASY, FUN, RAW FOOD FOR A HEALTHY DIET –
Thurs., Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. R
Discover some simple reasons why people should add more raw foods to their daily diet in an interactive discussion including recipes. Presented by Professor Johanna Sophia, the founder of Green Conscious Kids and Johanna’s Raw Foods. Registration suggested.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Sometimes photos may be taken in the library and at library programs and events.
If you do not wish to have your picture taken, please avoid the camera or tell the photographer.
Otherwise, your participation at this library implies consent to be photographed.
For more information on programs for adults, call the Newburgh Free Library,
845-563-3619 or 845-563-3545.