Are you a non-medical person interested in improving your family members’ or community members’ end-of-life experience? Or perhaps you’re a healthcare professional who wants to hone your skills in caring for the dying? Then End-of-Life Doula Training, a four-hour session starting at the Library on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. is for you. This, and the concluding session on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., will introduce you to the concept.
Presenter/trainer Jennifer Hoit has 10 years of experience in homecare nursing, and currently works for Eddy Senior Care PACE in Schenectady.
Please register for this class by calling 518-456-2400 ext. 3.
This holiday season, are you thinking about gifting a Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire stick? How about Amazon Alexa, or a HDTV antenna? Get some hands-on experience with these amazing gadgets at the Library during Try It Before You Buy It! on Friday, November 9, between 2 and 4 p.m. We’ll have gadgets from our collection set up for you to try, and staff will be on-hand to answer simple questions.
Please note that this is not a formal presentation – rather, it’s a self-guided demonstration of gadgets with help from the staff.
Tai Chi & QiGong
If you’re looking for a low-impact exercise that can strengthen and relax muscles and joints, come to the Library on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., for the first of four Tai Chi and QiGong sessions, with Rich Goodhart.
QiGong, and its related form Tai Chi, is a form of gentle exercise that emphasizes deliberate, careful, almost dance-like movements. Developed more than 1,000 years ago in China, it helps improve muscle tone and has been found to be excellent for fall prevention.
Rich Goodhart is a certified Tai Chi/QiGong instructor, and has taught at both the Omega Institute and the Kripalu Center, in Lenox, Mass.
Space is limited. Participants are encouraged to attend all classes, as instruction is cumulative! The follow-up sessions are all on Thursdays at 11 a.m.: Nov. 15, Dec. 13 and 27.
Please register by calling 518-456-2400 ext. 3; wear comfortable clothing that permits freedom of movement.
Capture the Stars
Read, imagine, and create at our new Picture Book Art Club that starts Friday, Nov. 9, at 3:30 p.m. You’ll read a story and use your imagination to create a masterpiece based on the book. Dress for a mess! For kids in grades PreK – 2. Please register by calling 518-456-2400 ext. 4.
Film: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’
The Library will present this moving documentary which takes a fittingly patient and honest look at the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, a television pioneer whose work has enriched generations on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 1 p.m. (2018) PG-13 • 1 hour, 34 minutes • MLUSA
The Library will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.
— Mark Curiale
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