Experience Coherence Meditation
Saturday, Jan. 6 , from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Dozens of meditators are needed for coherence meditation peace research. During this opportunity, participants will hear a presentation about intentional coherence meditation peace research from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and then have an opportunity to learn how to move their bodies into coherence using coherence software. There will be 10 coherence stations available, and seating times will be at 2:30, 3:15, and 4 p.m.
Please email [email protected] to schedule your slot.
Presented by Bethany Gonyea, founder of the Global Peaceful Cities Project.
Death with Dignity — Albany
Monday, Jan. 8 at 12:15 p.m.
This Death with Dignity-Albany program will feature a new Compassion & Choices initiative to encourage local city councils to pass resolutions in support of state legislation for medical aid in dying. These resolutions will become part of the campaign to pass the legislation. Presented by Corinne Carey, director of Compassion & Choices New York and Amanda Cavanaugh, outreach coordinator of Death with Dignity-Albany.
Fiber Club. New for 2018
Monday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.
If you make things with yarn, cloth, or fiber, or want to learn how, join us for a twice monthly fiber arts meetup group, facilitated by the library. Every skill level welcome. Bring your current projects and fiber arts questions, and enjoy music, snacks, and conversation while you work. Sign up for our day or evening sessions – or both.
The library’s resident “crochet mentor,” Rebekah Jarvis-Girtler, will be on hand for crochet lessons and assistance, and can also help you get started with basic knitting and felting.
Are you an advanced level knitter, embroiderer or quilter that loves to teach? Contact: [email protected] for information on becoming a volunteer mentor for the group.
Additional sessions as follows: Afternoon meetups: 2 to 5 p.m., every fourth Tuesday of the month (Jan. 30 and Feb. 27); evening meetups: 6 to 8 p.m., every second Monday of the month (Feb. 12.)
Register online or call the information desk at (518) 810-0314.
Community Solar Arrays: A Solution
Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
New York state is now encouraging Community Solar to help broaden the reach of solar energy. Those who couldn’t go solar before due to shading concerns, roof orientation, or not owning their home, now have an option to utilize the power of the sun.
We will explain the different sections of an electric bill to help you understand what portions of your bill can be eliminated by going solar. Presented by Alan Waters, Garrett Lee and Greta Noble from Hudson Solar.
Registration is required. Register online or call the information desk at 810-0314.
Crafternoons: Holiday Card Bookmarks
Wednesday, Jan 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Turn your stack of holiday greeting cards into beautiful geometric bookmarks to gift or keep with this easy paper folding craft. Bring one or more greeting cards and a sharp pair of scissors to class. Not ready to chop up your greeting cards yet? We’ll have a selection of cardstock on hand and will also supply all the other materials needed for this craft. This craft is not messy.
Registration is required. Register online or call the information desk at (518) 810-0314.