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Description
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Lang, Diane Positive Psychology - Finding your happiness Health & Fitness- Other
Positive Psychology - Finding your happiness We all want to be happy but what truthfully makes us happy? What are the myths of happiness? Can we be happy- is it in our control? What changes can we make in our life to be happier and healthier? Learn new ways of thinking and behaving that will make your life happier like expressing gratitude, setting life goals, random acts of kindness, etc. Make small changes now that will help you to live a more positive and resilient lifestyle. Learn the steps that you can take that will make a HUGE difference in your life Join Diane Lang, MA for an informative discussion
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) PARENTS’ GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE FOOD Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Life Skills- Parenting
Are you raising your kids on biotech food? Is their fast food nano-tech? Gary, consumer food educator and innovator in the nutritional supplement retail field, will take you on a virtual tour from seed to plate. Learn the crucial differences between conventional, organic, and GMO (genetically modified organism) food. There is no requirement for GMOs to be disclosed on food product labels. Are you unknowingly filling your shopping cart with GMOs for your kids’ meals? Gary will give you the knowledge you need to identify GMOs when shopping. We’ll discuss the vital role of our food pollinators. There are profound connections between today’s “food” and DNA changes, allergies, chronic health conditions and disease. Learn the effects your food choices have upon people, animals, and the ecosystem – even the human genome. Gary created a first of its kind retail catalog of name-brand vegetarian supplements and cruelty-free personal care products.
$201- $350
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Viking Food Preservation Health & Fitness- Other,
History,
Life Skills- Food
How did people keep their food through the winter before there was refrigeration, or even before Napoleon invented canning? Learn how to make sauerkraut and other homemade foods preserved by using lacto-fermentation, an ancient preservation method used by Vikings. Unlock not only vitamins and minerals, but also enhance gut health by incorporating probiotics into your diet! Participants can watch their choice of fermentation project at the library and taste the final product when complete. They will learn the skills to make their own at home, and try a variety of Viking foods at the end of the presentation. This program pairs well with “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon
$101- $200
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) SURVIVING CLIMATE CHANGE Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Environment
Climate change is causing loss of life, drastically diminishing many species (including humans), the #1 commodity in the world (food), and what will be available to us on supermarket shelves. Nutrition specialist Gary Feldman will show you how to recognize many life-threatening dangers in our atmosphere caused by geo-engineering, and how to help strengthen your defenses. Learn aspects of atmospheric alteration that have severely dummied-down the population and contribute to MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA and ALZHEIMER’S disease. Find out new reasons for allergies, asthma, new viruses, and cancer. Bring your questions and be part of this enlightening, life-sustaining program.
$201- $350
Cain, Ron Ron Cain's Olymp-Trick Games Magic Show Health & Fitness- Sports,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Central New York magician Ron Cain takes young readers on an imaginary journey to ancient Greece. His Olymp-Trick Games Magic Show highlights the 2016 summer reading program theme, On Your Mark, Get Set. . . READ! The 45-minute program combines an Olympic-style emphasis on sports with Greek myths and legends. Cain tells the audience he needs help finding the ultimate champion of his Olymp-Trick Games. The contenders are Greek gods, goddesses and heroes. Each must perform a magic trick related to an Olympic event. Children volunteer to play the contestants during the show. Will Heracles (Hercules) best everyone in illusions involving feats of strength? Is Artemis faster at sleight-of-hand than her twin brother, Apollo? Can greedy King Midas magically win the gold in any event? Cain is a former history teacher who recently traveled to Greece to visit Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The ancient Greeks valued physical fitness and sports, which prompted them to create the Olympic Games more than 2,700 years ago. They also were great thinkers and writers. Cain hopes his show will inspire young people to visit their local library to read about Greek history and mythology.
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) PRESCRIPTION FOR FOOD Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Life Skills- Food
Learn to recreate the course of your health and longevity. Gary will explain the correlation between today’s food system and the degradation of our well-being. Synthetic and chemical-laden food is not the recipe for sustainability. Learn the Rx for food so you will know how to avoid chemicals, additives, and synthetics by recognizing them on labels when shopping the grocery aisles. Find out strategies for deciphering what is not disclosed on the labels (GMOs). Learn to decode produce stickers. Come away understanding how to identify the food categories and choose wisely. Gary teaches about nutritional supplements, food, the ecosystem and sustainable living. He was an innovator in the nutritional supplement field with a first of its kind retail catalog of name-brand vegetarian supplements and cruelty-free personal care products.
$201- $350
Guerrero, Richie World Beat Rhythm Ensemble Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Me and my following of hand drum students set the rhythms for everyone to join in and make some dynamic ensemble rhythms from West Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean! A brief history on each rhythm will be given as well as all the drum, shaker and bell parts to be played. Drums and percussion will be available for those who need them. No experience necessary. All ages welcome.
$201- $350
Stock, Judy Reading, Rhythm and Rhyme Health & Fitness- Other
Over 30 years of experience providing educational and entertaining music programs focusing on the joy of reading and songs that go with this summer's reading theme.
$501- $1000
Linthwaite, Dara Libraries Rock! Strike Up the Band! Health & Fitness- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
Strike up the band! The children will be part of The Library Band as they explore the fundamentals of making music: Stop/Go, Fast/Slow, Loud/Soft will be some of the topics covered in this fast-paced hands-on music session. Pick from a variety of percussion instruments and join in while Dara plays guitar. Even the youngest child can participate in creating music!
$101- $200
P., L. Yoga & Meditation Program Health & Fitness- Sports,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
Yoga is a superb form of physical exercise balancing strength, flexibility, endurance and relaxation/stress management skills. Many postures are designed to stretch, tone and strengthen particular parts of the body, and students are encouraged to respect their own particular strengths and weaknesses while exercising. The ancient healing arts of yoga and meditation can help people to bring more balance into all aspects of their lives and thus, to experience radiant health and well-being. This program may be offered to students once or on an on-going basis.
$101- $200
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