News from the Adult Services Department
Week of August 24, 2020

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You can now visit the library in person. Masks are required. Browse the entire collection, use the computers, or use curbside pickup

2 cups fresh basil leaves (no stems) 
2 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts 
2 large cloves garlic 
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 
½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 

Basil Pesto from the Garden

Combine basil leaves, pine nuts or walnuts and garlic in a food processor and process until very finely minced. 

With the machine running slowly dribble in the oil and process until the mixture is smooth. 

Add the cheese and process very briefly, just long enough to combine. Store in refrigerator or freezer. 

Ideas for Using Pesto - not just for pasta!

  • Mix with mayo for a great sandwich spread
  • Toss with veggies like peppers, onions, eggplant and roast on a sheet pan
  • Fold into omelettes
  • Add to deviled eggs instead of mustard for an Italian flavor
  • Mix with butter and melt over grilled fish

Italian Gelato - Cook Along from Home On Zoom with Chef Rob

Monday, August 24, 7:00 – 8:00 PM 
Via Facebook Live 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream or gelato! Join Chef Rob and learn how to make this favorite summer treat. Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream. Open to all. 
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Small Business Mentoring via Zoom Tonight !

Monday, August 24 6pm – 8pm 

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking business advice? Speak with a SCORE business mentor. 

Individual virtual appointments are available on August 24, from 6pm – 8pm.  


Learn Daily Gratitude Practice for Body, Mind and Spirit

Tuesday, August 25 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
Join local author, Lorraine Miller, as she inspires you to bring gratitude into your daily life with a very simple practice she calls Vitamin G. Spending a few minutes each day to focus on what you are grateful for helps rewire your brain so you can see the positive in every situation. This supports you in making good choices for your health and well being and brings you closer to your true self so your spirit can shine. Learn expert tips on how to get the most out of a daily routine and how gratitude has the power to boost mood, inspire positivity, and build resilience during tough times.

This class is a great refresher if you have attended Lorraine's previous program. You will be able to check in, ask questions, and improve your practice. This virtual event will take place using Crowdcast.

Virtual Beginner Guitar Class - Live with Chris Fury Continues

Tuesday, August 25, from 8:00 - 9:00 pm  
Via Facebook Live 
Chris Fury will be hosting a 4 part beginner guitar lesson series. The guitar series lessons are intended for the absolute beginner or for those who previously took the May guitar classes and want to build on what they learned. 

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Lawns Love Fall Weather - Via Zoom Online

Wednesday, August 26,
7:00 – 8:00 PM 

Early fall is the perfect time to give your lawn a makeover. A Community Horticulture educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension will present a Zoom lecture outlining how to make your lawn a more environmentally friendly green space.

Grass seed features, mowing, watering, and organic amendments will be discussed. Suitable groundcovers and other plantings will be introduced as complements and alternatives to turf grass. 
You must provide us your email to receive the Zoom ID# link to join the session. We will email you the day of the program.  

Tai Chi for Beginners via Facebook Live

Wednesdays, August 26, September 2, 9, 9:30 – 10:30 AM 
Via Facebook Live 

Join our Tai Chi for Health Institute board certified instructor Michele and learn how Tai Chi can help you improve your balance, increase mobility, reduce stress, tone and strengthen muscles, and increase your energy level. This low-impact physical activity includes gentle movements suitable for people of all ages, mobility, ability, and fitness levels. Classes do not require deep bending or squatting, and may be done seated or standing.   

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Gentle Yoga with Krista - Learn from Home On Zoom
Thursday August 27, 10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Gentle Yoga with Krista via Zoom will offer a practice with beginners in mind or anyone looking to find some extra room to breathe and decompress. With a focus on breath awareness, connecting breath and movement, and creating length and strength in the body. Modifications will be suggested for different abilities. 
Helpful props: yoga mat or non-slip surface, chair for support if needed, strap (belt), cushion, and a blanket. 
You must provide us your email to receive the Zoom ID# link to join the session. We will email you the day of the program.  
Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting here: 
Meditation for Stress Relief
Mondays, August 24, 31, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 
Registration going on now
Join Registered Yoga Teacher eRYT500, Amy Perri and learn how meditation can help keep you centered and calm, especially during difficult times. This class will instruct you in the various ways to meditate, including: Breath Awareness, Guided Visualization, and Affirmation Repetition. With Meditation you will find a place of peace and calm residing within you regardless of what is happening around you. 

You must provide us your email to receive the Zoom ID# link to join the session. We will email you the day of the program. 
Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting here: 

Join Us for Body Trivia on Kahoot!

Test your knowledge of fun facts about the human body.  

Access this trivia from the program calendar or the libraries Facebook page. 

Jump in and give it a try!

All day Thursday, August 27 until 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 28. 

Check the program calendar and Facebook for access to this quiz. 
Dungeons and Dragons for Adults

September 5th and 19th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. 
Register now. 

Patrons must register with a valid email address and create an account with The day before the program registered patrons will be sent an email with the link to access the game on 

Artist of the Week:

Mildred Hickey 

We are inviting our local artists to share what you have been working on with us. Do you draw, paint, craft or take photographs? We want to see them! Share your creativity and email a copy of your artwork to librarian Catherine 

Local History Corner with Brad
by Brad Shupe, local history librarian

Website Pick: Visit Prospect Mountain, Lake George

You may have realized that you could drive up to the top of Prospect Mountain at Lake George, but did you know that you could also explore this mountain through the New York State Parks Virtual Tours? Instead of worrying about leaving the house, spending money on gas, or working up a sweat, you can simply tour the mountain online. 

Brad's Ebook Pick of the Week:

Saving Fire Island from Robert Moses [electronic resource eBook] : the fight for a national seashore by Christopher Verga

With its unspoiled, tranquil shorelines, Fire Island has been an oasis for vacationers for more than 150 years. To the polarizing "master builder" Robert Moses, its coastline was ripe for the construction of an Ocean Parkway extension. Standing up to those ambitions were the seventeen individualistic communities of Fire Island, unified in their love for their sun-washed sandy beaches.

To maintain a traditional way of life with limited access to motor vehicles, the community began the fight for federal protection through the creation of the Fire Island National Seashore. Author Christopher Verga presents this triumphant struggle against the Goliath of twentieth-century New York development. 

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