Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m.
The failure of common research practices to identify ancestors does not mean they are unfindable. This session will describe and demonstrate nine approaches to locating difficult — to trace ancestors.
Presented for the Capital District Genealogical Society by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, who has pursued his ancestry since 1963, is an award-winning author, editor, educator, and researcher focusing on methods for challenging genealogical problems.
Bob Dylan Revisited: What A Song Can Be
Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m.
Jewish and folk music historian Robert Cohen has been here many times with his lectures/presentations on different aspects of many genres of music — from klezmer to doo-wop to folk songs to the history of our national “anthems.”
His latest program is titled “Bob Dylan Revisited: What a Song Can Be.”
From Robert: “Bob Dylan has been absorbing influences from uncounted musical and literary sources since he was a teenager, and has in turn influenced over a half-century of songwriters that followed him, as well as the society and culture of his time. We’ll listen to some songs that we know from Dylan’s own singing or from others, consider some of the sources of his lyrics and music and some of the impact he’s had on others’ music, and hear how this iconic American troubadour expanded the boundaries of what a song can say, and mean.”
Robert has lectured and taught at the New York Public Library, the New England Conservatory of Music, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Abigail Adams Smith Museum, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the New School — where he worked with Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Richie Havens, Elizabeth Swados, and other notable musicians. He has also been a consultant to musicians and radio hosts.
Crafts after dark
Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
Friday, May 24 at 2 p.m.
Craft a bevy of beautiful magnets for your fridge at this easy craft for adults 18 and over. Bring photos of pets or family members for a personalized touch (we’ll photocopy and reduce the size to make them fit,) or use our selection of papers and images.
This craft is mildly messy so please dress accordingly.
Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314.
Death with Dignity, Albany
Tuesday, May 21 at 12:15 p.m.
In this time of the medicalization of the dying process, families often search for ways to help their loved ones have a “good death.”
Palliative care and Hospice can play important roles, but sometimes the emotional and spiritual aspects are given short shrift. Death Doulas can fill that gap in care.
This specialty refers to a non-medical professional who is trained to care for a terminally ill person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs during the dying process.
Guest Speaker Jennifer Hoit is a registered nurse and a certified Death Doula.
She will discuss how Palliative Care, Hospice, and Death Doulas can care for the dying with management of symptoms and with heart.
Rising high school seniors
Wednesday, May 22 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Mrs. Heeyeon Chung, the Director of ABLE Enrichment, will be presenting an interactive, hands-on common application workshop with the goal of helping students complete their common application efficiently and effectively prior to the start of senior year.
This workshop will take a tremendous amount of pressure off of students and parents.
By the end of the workshop, students should have completed all parts of the common application that link with Naviance and have a good understanding of senior year application timelines/deadlines. Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314.
You can also sign up for our upcoming “College Q & A Panel for Juniors and Seniors” on Wednesday, May 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. We’ll have a panel of recent high school graduates now attending SUNYs, private colleges (big and small,) community colleges, and military schools.
They are eager to share their experiences with finding, applying to, attending, and adapting to a variety of post-high school opportunities.
Ask all of your questions in an informal Q&A session. Check the www.colonielibrary.org for a calendar and registration information.
TED Talk: Art at Scale
Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy watching an inspiring TED Talk or (two or three) and then discuss. This month we’ll explore the creation of large scale artworks in both urban and natural environments. Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314.