Limited to 8 participants. A $25 fee will be due at time of Registration.
The Governor’s budget proposes a +3% increase in education funding, but cuts library aid by -4%. These cuts would leave library funding at year-2000 levels, and for the eleventh consecutive year, would leave library funding far short of what Education Law mandates.
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Take a few seconds – tell Albany NO MORE CUTS TO LIBRARY FUNDING!
Laurie will be offering 1:1 assistance to adults who need help using computers. Limited half-hour sessions will be available each month and registration is required.
The schedule for January 2018 is as follows:
Tuesday, January 16th – 11:30pm, 12:00pm, 12:30pm
Tuesday, January 23rd – 11:30pm, 12:00pm, 12:30pm
Tuesday, January 30th – 11:30pm, 12:00pm, 12:30pm
Give us a call if you’d like a spot!
A haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea’s ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il’s reign
Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields—except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a walled compound where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room, and where Suki has gone undercover as a missionary and a teacher. Over the next six months, she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them English, all under the watchful eye of the regime.
Life at PUST is lonely and claustrophobic, especially for Suki, whose letters are read by censors and who must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but from her colleagues—evangelical Christian missionaries who don’t know or choose to ignore that Suki doesn’t share their faith. As the weeks pass, she is mystified by how easily her students lie, unnerved by their obedience to the regime. At the same time, they offer Suki tantalizing glimpses of their private selves—their boyish enthusiasm, their eagerness to please, the flashes of curiosity that have not yet been extinguished. She in turn begins to hint at the existence of a world beyond their own—at such exotic activities as surfing the Internet or traveling freely and, more dangerously, at electoral democracy and other ideas forbidden in a country where defectors risk torture and execution. But when Kim Jong-il dies, and the boys she has come to love appear devastated, she wonders whether the gulf between her world and theirs can ever be bridged.
Without You, There Is No Us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life in the world’s most unknowable country, and at the privileged young men she calls “soldiers and slaves.”
Herbalist Margo Mullein will prepare for you a delightful journey of the senses! This is a touch and taste workshop where you will learn to make an Herbal Chai Infusion using fresh, dry plant material. As we sip the prepared infusions, we’ll discuss the many roles which tea and plant infusions have played throughout history. Register today!
Shamanism is the world’s first spiritual tradition, dating back at least 100,000 years. It helps us to get direct guidance from our helping spirits. In this 60 minute seminar by Shamanic Teacher Garrett Jackson, you will learn what Shamanism is, what the Shamanic journey is, and the classic Shamanic Healing Methods. Garrett will also take you on a guided Shamanic journey, and teach you how to find reputable Shamanic training workshops.
There is a $5 Fee to attend this event, which is payable the night of the event. Registration will be required. Stop in or give us a call to reserve your spot!
All are welcome!
Over the years, things and memories accumulate. Is it time to get organized and downsize? You may want to do this ‘just because’ or to move to a smaller space. Join us to learn tips and pare down and simplify.
Please call us at 518-664-4646 to register.
In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph–a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.
From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France.
It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love–with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter.
Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father’s reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.
Friends Group Meets Wednesday, January 31st at 6PM
AARP Tax Appointments will begin Saturday, February 10th 2018.
All taxpayers must bring:
Social Security Cards for all household members
Federal and State income tax returns for 2016
Proof Of Health Insurance coverage for all household members
Call to make an appointment today!
Ages 5+ are invited to paint a canvas – We will have some examples if you need some inspiration. Registration is required. Give us a call at 518-664-4646 or stop in!
Crochet & Knitting Group – Monday, February 5th at 6pm
New members always welcome!
Ages 11 – 15 are invited to join our Teen Advisory Group Monday, February 5th at 6:30pm for friends, fun, and planning future programs. Stop in!
To schedule an appointment, visit REDCROSS.ORG or call 1-800-RED-CROSS
Wednesday, February 7th at 6:30PM
Laura Marchese of Young Living Essential Oils will lead the class to craft a Luscious Lip Scrub – All Materials provided. $3 Fee
Know a little sign language? Want to meet up and practice with others? Join us the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30.
No registration required!
Compete in fun challenges to win chocolate!!
Soul retrieval is a classic Shamanic healing method. In this 60 minute seminar led by Shamanic teacher Garrett Jackson, you will learn what soul loss and soul retrieval are, the difference between soul and spirit, the forms of soul retrieval work, and how to find high quality soul retrieval trainings. Garrett will teach you how to keep your soul healthy by making healthy adjustments in your life.
(Note: This class teaches about the concept of soul retrieval, and does not train participants to conduct soul retrieval.)
There is a $5 fee to attend this class.
We are looking for new members with an interest in digital photography – No need to own your own camera! Come in and learn about photography and see others’ work. No registration required.
What is it like? How do I get there? What happens when I die?
Let’s look at what the Word of God says.
Bring a Bible if you wish and join in the discussion.
The Friends Of The Mechanicville Library will be hosting a bus trip this Spring to Quincy Market in Boston, MA on Saturday, April 28th. We will depart from the Library at 7AM and leave Quincy Market at 7PM, returning to Mechanicville around 10PM.
The cost will be $40 per person, payable upon registration.
Parents & Children ages 6 – 12 years of age are invited to attend this special Essential Oils Make & Take. We will discuss the oils we are using and craft diffuser bracelets and rollers for ourselves.
The cost to attend this event is $5 per participant. Please register today!
11:30 am – 12:30 pm : PreK- 3rd Grade
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm : Grades 4-8
Check out his books here : https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Jude-Miller/e/B00X7RP7ZQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1
Reserve A Copy Today!
A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite!
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe’s life is ever the same.
Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran–and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.
As Joe writes about Carl’s life, especially Carl’s valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory.
Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?