Ayurveda 101 with Emileigh Tanner on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at the library.

Ayurveda, literally translating to the science of life and living, is a time-honored health and healing system providing tools to balance one's mind, body, soul and spirit through simple dietary and lifestyle approaches. Ever wonder how you can attain health and well being while being fully self-empowered and living in accordance to nature? In this hour-long discussion, we will unveil the mystery of this ancient medical system and learn the basics to start living a life of balance.
Emileigh Tanner will discuss: Five Element Theory and how the elements manifest in the body; the three doshas, or biological mind-body constitutions; how to identify imbalance in the body and mind; and simple techniques to manage and avoid imbalance to promote maximum health, mental acuity and longevity.

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

A gift from the Library of Congress: Congressman Paul Tonko, second from left, presented 30 books on Tuesday morning to the Rensselaerville Library. On hand for the occasion were, from left, Supervisor Steve Pfleging, Tonko, library Director Kimberly Graff, library Trustee John Gordon, Councilman Jason Rauf, and Assistant Treasurer Tom White.

The Rensselaerville Ramble: Trail Run and Walk is planned for Saturday, June 17. The Ramble is a fundraiser for the Huyck Preserve and the library. Registration is open and increases after June 7.

Museums

The Library has a number of Museum Passes this year. Borrow the USS Slater Family Pass to tour the USS Slater berthed on the Hudson River in Albany. The American Legion Clarke White Post #589 provided the support to obtain the pass. We also have the Clark, The Old Stone Fort Museum in Schoharie and the Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany. Museum passes are available to check out with your Library card for seven days.

Summer hours

During the months of May and June the Library will be increasing our hours. In addition to our morning hours on Tuesday and Wednesday we will be opening at 3:00pm in the evening. We hope that by opening early students will have more access to the resources they need.

Movie night

Movie Night on Thursday, June 15 and 29 at 6:30pm. Please visit the web site for more details. http://www.rensselaervillelibrary.org/movies.html

Trustees meet

The Library monthly Board of Trustees Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20 at 7pm. Board meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday of every month except when noted. All Board meetings are held at the Library in the downstairs meeting room and are open to the public.

Get that interview

On June 28 at 7 p.m.: “How Not to Blow Your Interview.” Join us for an interactive discussion on what to do before, during, and after the interview. Participants will realize there are actually eight types of interviews and nine non-verbal interview skills. Come learn about the 13 toughest interview questions. Presented by Dr. Tom Denham of Careers in Transition.

Registration is Required for the workshop. These programs are supported by funds from the New York State Library's Adult Literacy Library Services Program, in partnership with the Capital Region Workforce Development Board and NYSED's ACCES-VR.

Thank yous

Thank you for supporting the Library budget increase and the Book Sale and annual Cocktail Party fundraisers this month.

Thank you to everyone for making our Annual Library Cocktail Party fundraiser a success. Special thanks to the Carey Center for Global Good for the hospitality, Jeff and Paul of Medusa Moonshine for the music and everyone who attended and shared an appetizer or dessert.

Youth Programs

Summer Reading Program sign up and activities begin on Saturday, June 17, and will go through Saturday, Aug. 5.

As part of the Rensselaerville Ramble Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, June 17 at 10:15 a.m. there will be a children’s program followed by the free 600 meter Wood Duck Dash at 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 1, children will have the opportunity to visit and read with a local Therapy Dog. A good reader takes practice and reading to a therapy dog provides children with a non-judgmental, comforting, furry friend who is attentive to their reading.

Rhymin’ Richie at Conkling Hall on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. Kids will work with Richie Phillips to brainstorm, write, practice and record a song which reinforces positive character traits. Richie Phillips is a veteran radio personality and state certified educator.

 

The Rensselaerville Library is celebrating National Poetry month in April. Once again we will have a Today’s Poem featured on our website throughout the month.

Last year, the Rensselaerville Library’s Poem-A-Day Project netted 1,250 pageviews. Again this year, in celebration of National Poetry Month 2017, the library will feature one poem by a local or not-so-local poet each day for the 30 days of April.

After the poem features, it will remain online for the rest of the month. Visit the library’s web site throughout the month to view a new poem each day.

The Poetry Month Schedule of events at Conkling Hall includes:

— The Favorite Poem Project on Sunday, April 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.: What’s your favorite poem? Come read it at the 12th Annual Favorite Poem Project. People of all ages are invited to participate in this Rensselaerville tradition of celebrating Poetry Month. Or just come listen as your friends and neighbors share poems they love.

Join in an afternoon of poetry, good company, and refreshments, emceed by Claire North. Readers may sign up at Conkling Hall beginning at 1:45 p.m. Communities around the country hold Favorite Poem readings as part of the Favorite Poem Project begun by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky in 1997; and

— Conkling Café Open Mic on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.: Conkling Café and the Library are collaborating during poetry month so bring your poems, sonnets, haikus and lyrics to share. All musical genres, spoken word, and performance art are welcome. Equipment is provided.

Come participate watch and listen to what your friends and neighbors are creating. Sign up at 7pm to perform. Open Mic is free with donations accepted. Open Mic is a monthly event and all ages welcome.

Alzheimer's Disease education program

April 6, 2017 at 6pm. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. An education program by the Alzheimer's association. Please Register for this program. We need at least five participants.

Eat Smart for Brain Health

On Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. join us for a program provided by Karen Roberts Mort of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County. Emerging research shows that what you eat impacts the health of your brain. This presentation will highlight dietary and other health suggestions that are now thought to decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Past participants have found this helpful whether their concern was prevention or in helping to slow the progression in family members. Please register. We need at leasfive registered participants.

Movies

Movies Night on Friday, April 14 and Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.We will also have a movie on Wednesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. Please visit the website for more details. http://www.rensselaervillelibrary.org/movies.html

Job workshops

Find a job now! Over the next few months we will have a series of workshops to support those looking for a new job or for someone wanting to brush up on their skills.

On Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. join us for  Skype for Job Interviews and Beyond. Learn how to set yourself up for successful Skype interviews. Learn and practice the basics of Skype, and get tips for making the long distance interview go as smoothly as possible. Presented by Sarah McFadden of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County.

Dealing with difficult coworkers

On Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. the library presents Dealing with Difficult Coworkers You got the job, now how do you navigate the personalities in the workplace? It's easy to work with those who are easy to get along with. But how do you treat a difficult person, someone you don't understand or can't relate to? Learn strategies to deal with them and make conflict productive. Presented by Evelyn Neale of Colonie Town Library and Milestones.

Interviewing

On Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. come join us for  How Not to Blow Your Interview. Join us for an interactive discussion on what to do before, during, and after the interview. Participants will realize there are actually eight types of interviews and nine non-verbal interview skills. Come learn about the 13 toughest interview questions. Presented by Dr. Tom Denham of Careers in Transition.

Registration is required for each workshop. These programs are supported by funds from the New York State Library's Adult Literacy Library Services Program, in partnership with the Capital Region Workforce Development Board and NYSED's ACCES-VR.

Youth programs

Tuesdays, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. join us for a multi-level Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math program aimed at a variety of ages. The group/parents will select the next week’s topic at the end of each session — the goal is to address the educational needs of children in our community by integrating the disciplines and stimulating young minds.

Story time

StoryTime with Movement & Music – Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., stories, music and movement activities for parents/caregivers and children. This program is designed as an early literacy program aimed at developing and reinforcing the skills that children need to be successful learners. Parents and caregivers this program also provides the opportunity to develop a local social support group.

Craft

Kids stop in and check out the craft table downstairs and discover crafts to work on your own.

Activities

Tween and Teens STEAM activities on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. with a different program each Wednesday of the month.

— On April 5,  Coloring a great way to relax and give your creativity a boost;

— On April 12, Writer's Workshop — Like to write? Spend time working on your stories;

— On April 19, Makey Makey Kits - Invent things with a circuit board, alligator clips, and everyday objects; and

— On April 26, the project is yet to be announced.

Help

Homework Help on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Please see Lee Ackerman-Sawyer or email .

Board meets

The library monthly board of trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Board meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday of every month except when noted. All Board meetings are held at the library in the downstairs meeting room and are open to the public.

Writing group

The Writing Group meets on the second Thursday of the month. On April 13 the group will meet at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room. Come share your work, receive feedback and spend time working on your own project.

Poetry group

Poetry Group meets on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., April 11 and 25. Come share your work, receive feedback and spend time working on your own project. The poetry group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month downstairs in the library.

We have a fantastic opportunity for kids to come into the Rensselaerville Library during the February school break and use robots to learn how to code.

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