November 1, 2017

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Healthy Lifestyle
T hursday, November 2 at 1pm
It's Not What You're Eating, It's what's Eating You: The Importance of SELF-CARE

What is self-care?
Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it's a simple concept in theory, it's something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood, reduced stress and overall good physical health. It's also essential to a good relationship with oneself and others. Many people put themselves and their needs last on the "To Do" list and it's time to start to change that habit.

This training will go over the 7 important areas related to Self-Care and how to best recognize and focus on these areas to ensure more positivity in your life.

Barbara Solomon,  LCSWR has a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU and has over 35 years of experience helping people live more fulfilling lives. She has a private practice in psychotherapy in Red Hook, NY and treats adolescents, adults, and couples. She is on the provider panels of most insurances including Medicare.

Mom'ME' Time
Thursdays  from 10-11am

Gather with moms, moms-to-be, and their children, ages in utero to 18 months. Learn, play, grow!
Bring something comfy to sit on!

LEGO® Club
Thursdays  from 6:30-7:30pm.

We supply the bricks, you bring the creativity! Ages 7-12

Gen ealogy
Fridays at 2pm
Learn the basics of genealogy and using genealogical databases and other sources of information. Bring questions about your family.

Town Historian Audrey Klinkenberg will teach this class.

Geek Con
Saturday, November 4 from 10am- 2pm
Join your family and friends for a free day of meeting local artists and authors, games, costumes, panels, kids' crafts, contests, and shows!

At the Frank D. Greco Multi-Purpose Building (Saugerties Senior Citizen Center), 207 Market ST, Saugerties NY 12477

Teen Tech Tutors
Saturdays: November 4 and November 18 from 10am-12pm

Have a new device and don't know how it works?

Grab this opportunity to have our teen volunteers answer your questions about smart phones, iPads, tablets, laptops, and more.

Please bring your device with you.

Naloxone Training
Monday, November 20
7 p.m at Frank Greco Senior Center

Offered by the NY State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, this training is for first responders and other community members likely to witness an overdose.  Participants will be trained to administer Naloxone in order to prevent fatal overdoses. Please contact Skip Zimmerman to register:
Read to Stella
Saturday, November 4                  from 1-2pm

Read to Stella, a certified reading therapy dog. 
Drop-ins welcome. 
Friends of Historic Saugerties
Saturday, November 4  at 2pm

"Extracting the Truth from the Trade: The Delano Family at home and in China"

Recently, historians have begun to explore the Delano family and the evidence of their rise to fame and fortune as the result of their involvement in the opium trade in China.  During this talk we will hear Shannon Butler's  insights into this illegal business venture, including the Delano's experiences during the Opium Wars and what they did with their wealth when they returned to the United States.  Eventually this fortune would trickle down to Sara Delano Roosevelt and her son, the 32nd President, FDR. 

Shannon Butler is a historian, speaker, and writer.  She serve s as a Park Guide of Interpretation at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site.    She has also worked for State Historic sites and the Saugerties Historical Society.    Raised in Saugerties, she earned degrees in History from SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Albany.

All Friends of Historic Saugerties are open to anyone who is interested in history!

Gaming Tuesdays
Tuesdays from 3-4pm

Play board games, card games, video games, and more! Grades 7-12

Ulster County SPCA
Tuesday, November 7 at 6pm

Jill Schintone will give an overview of the Ulster County SPCA and the role it serves in the community. She will dispel any misconceptions about the organization. 

This informative presentation will be for adults.

Read to Zoey
Saturdays, November 11 and       November 25 from 10:30am-12pm

Read books to Zoey, a certified reading therapy dog.
Drop-ins welcome!

Saturday Afternoon Magic  
Saturday, November 11 at 1pm

Come to a free casual Magic: The Gathering card tournament!

Bring your own deck, legacy format. 
(No more than four of each type of card in a deck, other than basic land.)

All ages welcome. Booster pack prizes!

Film Screening- "In Defense of Food"
Friday, November 17 from 10:30am-12:30pm

Best-selling author Michael Pollan starts In Defense of Food with a simple question: What should I eat to be healthy? The answer turns out to be much simpler than he imagined. Today, the typical American diet includes lots of meat, white flour, sugar, and vegetable oils. It's cheap, convenient, and has been processed to taste really good. But its effects on health are not so tasty, including alarming increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes. To complicate matters, recommendations by "experts" about healthier ways of eating seem to change daily. Eat more protein and fewer carbs. Eat less meat. Consume more fiber. Drink less milk. Eggs are bad. Eggs are good. No wonder people are confused. The film follows Pollan on a fascinating journey to discover the truth about food and health. His search for answers takes him from the plains of Tanzania, where one of the world's last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers still eats the way our ancestors did, to Loma Linda, California, where a group of Seventh-day Adventist vegetarians live longer than almost anyone else on earth, and eventually to Paris, where the French diet, rooted in culture and tradition, proves surprisingly healthy. Along the way he reveals how a combination of flawed nutrition science and deceptive marketing practices have encouraged us to replace real food with scientifically engineered "edible food-like substances." In Defense of Food shares the remarkably simple seven-word guide to healthy eating that Pollan discovered on his quest: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. It's an eloquent reflection of the power of common sense and old-fashioned wisdom. And it frees us to rediscover the pleasures of eating while at the same time avoiding the chronic diseases that so often stem from the modern diet. 
Teen Club
Wednesdays from 3pm

Grades 7 and up.

Join fellow teens after school for activities about popular books and movies, writing groups, DIY projects and whatever else you decide we should do..

Thanksgiving Week
Wednesday, November 22 close at 2pm
Thursday, November 23 Closed

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Free Classes
Ready to learn something new? Need continuing education credits?  Universal Class offers over 500 online courses. These courses normally cost $75 each, but Universal Class is FREE to anyone with a Saugerties Public Library card.
Click here to try Universal Class! 
Museum Pass Program

The SPL is proud  to offer a new museum pass program that provides free admission to museums in the region.  SPL card holders can visit these participating institutions using museum passes borrowed from the Library: Mid-Hudson Children's Museum (Poughkeepsie), Museum of Firefighting (Hudson), the U.S.S. Slater (Albany), and the Olana (Hudson).  The Friends of the SPL generously provided funding for the museum pass program.
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Online Magazines!
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