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Carpenter, Margot "The Heart Knows Better": Changing Prejudice to Kindness Life Skills- Other,
Media- Film,
Multicultural- Other
Learn where racism begins and how it can end, during a film and talk presentation by award winning filmmaker Ken Kimmelman. View 3 short films by Mr. Kimmelman, the Emmy Award winning public service film "The Heart Knows Better"; "Brushstrokes," an anti-prejudice film commissioned by the UN; and "What Does a Person Deserve?" a celebrated film against homelessness and hunger. The films are part of an interactive presentation about how the philosophy Aesthetic Realism, founded by American educator Eli Siegel, can change prejudice to kindness. His statement is the basis for "The Heart Knows Better": "It will be found that black and white man have the same goodnesses, the same temptations, and can be criticized in the same way. The skin may be different, but the aorta is quite the same."
$101- $200
Feingold, Richard John D. Rockefeller – The Richest American Who Ever Lived History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Asked how he became so rich, Rockefeller replied, “God gave me my money.” Rockefeller was in the oil refining business early after the Pennsylvania oil rush began in 1859. He built state-of-the-art refineries and bought out his rivals. Rockefeller negotiated secret rebates with the railroads and formed what would become the Standard Oil Trust. Eventually the Supreme Court declared Standard Oil a monopoly and ordered it be broken up. But the individual oil companies were worth more separately and Rockefeller would go on to enter a second life of philanthropy which lives on to today. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
$201- $350
Feingold, Richard 2008 Financial Crisis – Too Big to Fail History,
Life Skills- Finance
Lehman Brothers, the 4th largest investment bank in the world was considered too big to fail. Wall Street expected the federal government to bail out Lehman like it did Bear Stearns a few months earlier. Then Lehman went bankrupt causing a ripple effect in the worldwide economy. Banks stopped lending. Mortgages went into default. People lost their homes. We will examine the “too big to fail” theory and the 700 billion federal bailout package. The program features the critically acclaimed PBS Frontline documentary Money, Power and Wall Street.
$201- $350
Cavanaugh, Deb Be Creative: Create a Song! (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
After warming up our voices and creative juices with rhyming songs such as Down By the Bay and others, we will work collaboratively to create our own song.
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora Multiply To Music Life Skills- Finance,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Are your students struggling with their times tables? I wrote these songs for my own son and they really work! If your students respond well to music watch their skills improve after participating in this program. And they DO participate! Each child is given a lyric sheet to sing along. Props and costumes are used as children come up on stage. Music styles include pop, reggae, rock, swing and jazz waltz. There’s even a cheer! CD’s are available to reinforce learning. This educational material will reach out to your students reinforcing the powerful connection of math and music
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) FROM GREEN TO GENE: THE RE-CREATION OF OUR FOOD Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment
Join Gary Feldman for an eye-opening program about GMO (genetically modified organism) food – not created by Mother Nature. Learn vital facts about GMOs and the fundamental differences between conventional, organic and GMO food. Are your shopping carts being filled with GMO food? Know how to decipher the foods that contain GMOs. Gary will explain the correlation between today’s food system and our health and the well-being of all life on earth. Be empowered by this life-sustaining information. 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
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) VANISHING BEES, BUTTERFLIES AND BATS Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening
Vanishing Bees, Butterflies and Bats Bees are vanishing from the face of the earth! The Monarch Butterfly is becoming extinct. The saying, “going batty” will be a thing of the past as well. Bats are declining rapidly. Why should we care? Gary Feldman will show you why we need these life-sustaining members of our ecosystem more than you think, what their purpose is, and why we can’t live without them. Learn when the phenomenon called colony collapse started and what is wiping the bees out of existence. What will happen without them? Will our ecosystem and people change? Learn what the impact will be at our supermarkets. Learn how you can keep the “buzz” still humming, keep the butterflies flourishing, and why we all need to go batty to save the bats.
$201- $350
Lynda Folk, Little Folk's Music! Little Folk's Music Life Skills- Parenting,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
***Lynda Folk and Little Folk's Music has returned to Long Island! New tales of a Western Adventure!** Little Folk’s Music is a natural approach to Language Acquisition, through multicultural vocal improvisation with the use of hand instruments comforted by physical rocking that sets a tempo. • Little Folk’s pedagogical based approach, discusses the four steps involved in this technique: (1) develop familiar, routine, singing patterns; (2) use a question and answer format; (3) use of daily motherease sounds (4) begin physical improvisation. • The class activities included yoga breath exercises that are developed around six categories: aural skills, rhythm activities, natural sound, vocal training, body percussion, dance technique. The structure: Beat; melodic phrasing; sound, time organization. • Music is a natural product of physical and intellectual learning. The patterning of a breathe with movement, Sounds become Little Folk’s accelerator. • Analytical of human communicative, sounds and behaviors, Little Folk’s Music guides families together with laughter and joy of family participation. A four-week class, that promotes Language Acquisition, Speech development, through Musical patterning which opens the cognitive window for literacy. Birth thru 5 years old.
$201- $350
Montanye, Jeff A Beginers Guide to Windows 10 class Life Skills- Other
New computers are now shipping with Windows 10. Microsoft is also offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 if you already own Windows 7 or 8. This class will show you how to install the update and will help you transition smoothly from your previous version of Windows. Microsoft has been struggling to switch to the new start screen and apps with much resistance from their customers. Windows 10 introduces yet another option for accessing your programs. In this class you'll learn the new features of Windows 10 and the difference between Applications and Programs. We'll also show you how to make your Windows 10 computer look and work like the older versions you are more familiar with. You will even learn how to keep the Windows 8 start screen if you prefer that interface. This class will take you through the basics and point you in the right direction. This is a lecture class only with demonstrations on an over-head projector. You are encouraged to bring your own Windows 10 laptop if you wish to follow along.
$101- $200
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Biophere Projects! Growing Food on Mars and Beyond! Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
In the late 1980's, scientists began hypothesizing about growing food in space in preparation for the international space station and colonizing other planets. Biospheres were built and humans volunteered to live in them for 1-3 years at a time to mimic missions to other planets. Scientists studied nutrient requirements of plants, interpersonal relationships between participants, and environmental controls within these closed systems to explore scenarios astronauts might face when colonizing new planets. In this program, the library will build and host its own biosphere so students can learn about these closed systems in real time, and conduct experiments as if they were in space. This program is suitable for the 2019 Summer Reading Program.
$201- $350
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