There’s a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn’t help. Please join us for this workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that – rather than aiming to persuade – clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.
During the “Better Angels” Skills Workshop, on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., you’ll learn effective ways to communicate with others who differ from you politically.
The workshop format was developed by Better Angels (https://www.better-angels.org). After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice the conversation skills with someone from your side of the political spectrum, who will play the role of someone on the other side. If you fall in the center politically, you can choose a side for purposes of practicing the skills.
To register for this program, call 518-456-2400 ext. 3, or sign-up online at bit.ly/gplbetterangels.
Internet Password Workshop
Sarah McFadden from Cornell Cooperative Extension will give you the ins and outs of successful passwords. Come to the Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. to learn the best practices for creating strong passwords, how to keep track of passwords, and how to keep your passwords away from bad people online.
Register for this class by calling 518-456-2400 ext. 3, or online at guilderlandlibrary.org.
Long-Term Care: Preparing, Paying and Protecting
Find out what you need to know about planning for long-term care when you come to this class on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m.
The New York state Partnership for Long-Term Care is a unique New York state Department of Health program designed to assist New York residents in planning for the cost of long-term care. The Partnership between the DOH and private insurers allows individuals to protect their assets from Medicaid through the purchase of a Partnership-qualified, long-term care policy. Find out more about this critical coverage to protect both your health and your financial well-being! Your presenters include an elder-care law attorney, an insurance broker, and the program manager for the New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care.
Please register for this class by calling 518-456-2400 ext. 3, or register online at guilderlandlibrary.org.
Join us for an after-school snack at GPL on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m., and we’ll talk about our favorite books, plan future programs, and do a project to benefit the Library! This is a great program for students in grades 3 – 5. Please register for this class by calling 518-456-2400 ext. 4, or register online at guilderlandlibrary.org.
Rappy Goes to the Library
When Rappy the Raptor’s class goes to the library, it’s all Rappy can do not to be noisy. Can he keep his rapping quiet, or will he start a book riot? To find out, register for this Wednesday, Sept. 26 program – it starts at 6:30 p.m. – come to the library to pick up your free copy of the book to take home and read – and then join us for a book party celebration on that Wednesday!
For children in grades 1 – 2. Please register for this class by calling 518-456-2400 ext. 4, or register online at guilderlandlibrary.org.
Moon Festival Storytime
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with us here at GPL on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m., with a bilingual family storytime in Mandarin and English. Julia Liu, a bilingual early childhood educator will lead this program. Please register for this class by calling 518-456-2400 ext. 4, or register online at guilderlandlibrary.org.
Jacqueline Schwab Concert
In her free concert “I Lift My Lamp: Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America” at the library on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., the pianist celebrates America’s immigrants, their vibrant spirit of community music-making, and their contributions to our heritage. Registration by calling 518-456-2400 ext. 3, or register online at bit.ly/september20schwab
— Mark Curiale