- Hermitage, photograph by Georgia Landman
Saturday, November 11, 3 pm
Extreme Weather: Tornadoes, Typhoons, and Other Weather Phenomena
The Bookstore is pleased to welcome meteorologist Al Roker on Saturday, November 11 at 3 o'clock.
The author and co-anchor for NBC's Today Show, will share his new book, written for children ages 8 to 12, that explores phenomena and forces affecting the weather. It covers a wide range of topics, including conditions that create unique weather occurrences like red sprites, thundersnow, and fogsicles. Surprising facts, colorful spreads, and captivating pictures help uncover the mysteries of extreme weather.
Saturday, November 11, 4:30 pm
Our Horses, Ourselves: Discovering the Common Body
Author Paula Josa-Jones will read from her new book and, in conversation with Thomas Chulak, will explain her practice as a movement artist with a goal to help others connect to their own creativity.
The current exhibition of photographs by Ellen Lynch in the gallery is titled "Common Ground," and runs through November 13.
Friday, November 17, 5-7 pm
A Reception with Georgia Landman
"The Soul of Our Soil: Photographs"
A contemporary fine art and freelance photographer, Georgia Landman grew up in The Netherlands and moved to the US in 2001. She moved to Columbia County in 2016.
In the exhibit, which continues through January 21, 2018, Landman documents several farms in Columbia County that share the philosophy of sustainable agriculture. Speaking about her work, she says, "The farming methods shown in the images may seem familiar at first, but it becomes apparent that the land, animals, and people working these farms embody an integrity and wholesomeness that is palpable.
November 11 is also Veteran's Day. With thanks, an excerpt and link to a poem by New York State's current Poet Laureate, Yusef Komunyakaa:
Thanks for the tree
between me & a sniper's bullet.
from Main Street,
Nicole, Thomas, Wendy, Patti, Gloria, Sheri & Adiron