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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sommerstad, Patricia All the Little Italys Multicultural- Other,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
When it comes to celebrating, don’t we each have a little Italian in us? Why not celebrate your “inner Italian” with a trip to Italy right here in New York! Between 1880 and 1920, over four million Italians entered the United States. Learn how those who settled in New York’s neighborhoods made their cultural imprint on the city. With four Little Italys to visit in New York’s boroughs, there’s plenty to see and do. We’ll take a “tour” through each one, with an in-depth look at attractions, restaurants, markets, bakeries, shops; all that makes them uniquely Italian. Plus, we’ll “tour” another Little Italy in a city only two hours from New York. Complete itineraries, thorough information about each neighborhood and directions for car/public transportation/parking will all be provided. And, of course, prizes for all! Buon viaggio!
$201- $350
Lang, Diane Positive Parenting Life Skills- Parenting,
Other
The Positive Parent We all want to be the best parents we could be but how? Using Positive Psychology as its foundation, we can raise our kids to be more optimistic and resilient. Learn what traits can be learned? What should you be teaching your child? What types of environment nurtures a child towards a positive life style? Are you a positive role model? Learn ways to encourage your child to be the best they can be and become the role model you want your kids to follow. Remember, Happy parent = Happy children This workshop is good for parents who have kids ages 2- 13 years old.
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) THE FOOD MONOPOLY Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Other
So, you think you have food choices? Join Gary Feldman, consumer food educator and innovator in the nutritional supplement retail field, when he focuses on who owns our food and how corporate conglomerates are impacting our food choices. Learn about the Non-GMO Project, a movement by the natural food industry whereby hundreds of food companies are informing consumers about how their products adhere to a new, higher standard. Gary will shed light on a Bill known as the “Dark Act,” which would deny Americans the right to know what is in our food. We will discuss how to preserve our food choices.
$201- $350
Kamran, Annelies Places in the News History,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Short courses in the background of places in the headlines: learn about the history, politics, economics, and culture of countries in crisis and rising powers. Each one and a half hour class session will cover a different country. In keeping with public libraries’ educational mission, the objective of the series is to equip citizens with the information needed to understand news coverage (or lack thereof) as well as to evaluate U.S. policy and policymakers. Guest speakers for question-and-answer sessions will be introduced as available/appropriate. Countries in the series will include North Korea, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, India, and China. (Sessions on other countries can be developed on request.) Special attention will be paid to explaining the aims and impact of U.S. policies vis-à-vis other countries: executive agency actions, federal legislation, and local impact here on Long Island. Perfect for current events discussion groups!
$201- $350
Herscovitch, Lara Workshop - Wingspan: Building Creative Confidence and Courage Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Other
(Women & Wingspan: same workshop with female-only participants) To be human is to be creative. Even so, many of us have trouble connecting to, nurturing and prioritizing our creativity. In this engaging, interactive, values-centered workshop, participants will learn strategies to connect to their internal compass and harness their innate wisdom, patience and tolerance for taking creative risks. Through individual writing and reflection, individual and group exercises, live and recorded music, and group discussion, we will cover: debunking the myths of process and perfection; sources of inspiration; embracing fear and the vulnerability of creative connection; letting comparison be inspiring instead of toxic; identifying and overcoming stumbling blocks; letting go of achievement-driven art and embracing intrinsic, soulful expression regardless of outcome; connecting one’s art to purpose; and allowing one’s unique perspective and voice to shine. No matter from which creative arena – painting, drawing, pottery, poetry, photography, music and beyond – each participant will have protected time and space to re-discover and re-commit to expressing their creative core.
$351- $500
Rudock, M. Photog., Cr., Bill Our National Parks its Beauties and its Beasts Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Other
A photographic and educational journey through our national parks. Highlighting best times to travel, how to plan your trip, what to expect, fun facts about our park system ending with a multi media slide show highlighting the beauty of our national parks
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) ARE WE PART OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST EXPERIMENT? History,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
This program will focus on corporate monopolies, biotechnology, big pharma, and what we are told by the media. Find out how all living things, through corporate ownership, are becoming what is called “intellectual property.” You will be surprised to learn what corporation governs our daily existence. Discover how the most powerful biotech corporations are transforming our food supply. Learn how bills such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and The DARK Act could change life, as we know it. We will discuss what all this has to do with our freedom, and positive things we can do.
$201- $350
Feingold, Richard John Jacob Astor – From Furs to Real Estate History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Born into poverty in Germany, John Jacob Astor came to the United States and built the American Fur Company by trading manufactured goods from Asia and Europe with Native Americans. Once fur hats went out of style he invested in Manhattan real estate and earned a fortune as European immigrants came to New York City seeking a better life. Join us as we discuss the North American fur trade and the growth of New York real estate in the early 1800s. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
Villa, Anna Maria JAZZ STANDARDS Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
ANNA MARIA VILLA IN CONCERT: JAZZ STANDARDS Accompanied by extraordinary jazz musicians, the Italian-born, singer and entertainer will be performing Jazz, Standards, Swing, the Great American Songbook and Pop as well as a selection of International Classics sung in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Her style of singing has been described as smooth, elegant, soothing and smoky. Her entertainment approach is sophisticated and fun. In addition to her music career, she is also an actress appearing on numerous TV shows and Film productions. Artist URL: www.AnnaMariaVillaOfficial.com
$501- $1000
Cavanaugh, Deb Get A Clue Music,
Other
Specially designed for the 2007 Summer Reading Program, children play a musical game of Clue using the clues they hear in a variety of songs to eliminate people, places and things.
$201- $350
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