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Description
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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
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Microbiology Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Science
This class has a lecture and a lab component. We are surrounded by, infiltrated, and even share our genes with microbes. Are they friend, or foe? Are you on a quest to annihilate your best allies? Patrons will be introduced to the world of beneficial microbes and how they protect us and promote our health. Patrons will learn about different classes of microbes, their morphology, and learn how to culture petri-film, and test pH of various experimental mediums. Would compliment nicely with a reading of Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, or Rodney Deitert's The Human Super-Organism. Suitable for 2019 summer reading programs.
$101- $200
Sprague, Lindsay (Lynn) Traveling Farm Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Winterberry farm is a fully operating sustainable farm located in Binghamton, NY. Our animals participate in an on farm petting zoo and have toured several libraries and schools around the state. I bring a miniature horse, sheep, goat, angora rabbit, goose, turkey, chicken, duck, and guinea hen; along with anything else that is new or fits in the trailer. Most of our animals are heritage breeds, there is an explanation of the history of the breed, how the animal benefits the farm, what products come from the animal, and general care and management. Kids can pet the animals learn to handle them. This program is suitable for the 2019 summer reading program.
$201- $350
Feingold, Richard How to Buy a Car Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Stop being hassled when you shop for a car. Learn about hidden incentives such as factory-to-dealer rebates and holdbacks that enable you to buy your next car at dealer invoice or less. Savvy consumers use the internet to force dealers to bid for their business when buying a car—you can, too. We will discuss sources of FREE information on dealer invoice costs, how to make an offer, selling/trading in your present car, and controlling the negotiations. Rick Feingold is a consumer advocate with over 30 years experience presenting this seminar. MBA, Penn State University. BA, 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
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) THE VANISHING POLLINATORS AND OUR FOOD Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening
Learn how the phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder is threatening the existence of Honeybees and Monarch Butterflies. Gary Feldman, consumer food educator and innovator in the retail nutritional supplement field, will talk about these life-sustaining members of our ecosystem and what their purpose is. Learn the connection between a class of pesticides and the decimation of our precious pollinators. We will discuss how the decline of these keystone indicator species will greatly affect the availability and cost of food throughout the world. Find out which food growers use the least toxic pesticides. Learn the fruitful things we can do to work with nature to keep the honeybees buzzing and the butterflies flourishing.
$201- $350
Feingold, Richard Travel to Cuba History,
Life Skills- Finance,
Other
Recent changes by the Obama administration now make it legal to travel to Cuba under “People to People” tours. We will discuss the recent diplomatic changes between Cuba and the United States (the Cuban Thaw), arranging a visit to Cuba, pre-revolutionary Cuban history, the Ernest Hemingway tourist sites, Cuban baseball, classic Cuban music, world renowned Cuban cigars, and places to stay and eat. to stay and eat and the unique Cuban economic system. Rick Feingold, published travel writer for Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor. He has traveled to Cuba seven times since 2001 and lectured at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Cuban-American baseball. MBA, Penn State University. BA, Rutgers University.
$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
Feingold, Richard Buying on EBAY Life Skills- Finance,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
Do you know of others who enjoy searching EBAY for bargains on popular or hard-to-find items? Learn from an EBAY PowerSeller how to buy successfully. Topics include: How to register as a new EBAY user, How to search for the item you want, Pricing and Bidding strategies, How to check the seller’s reputation using EBAY feedback, Paying for your item safely, Tracking your bids and purchases in My EBAY, and much more. Rick Feingold is an Education Specialist trained by EBAY. He operates an online EBAY store and is an EBAY PowerSeller. MBA, Penn State University. BA, Rutgers University.
$201- $350
FELDMAN, GARY (ORGANIC FOOD/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS) NATURE’S RX Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Nature- Environment
Join Gary Feldman for an eye-opening program about our food choices. Learn the connection between industrial agriculture’s departure from nature and the decline of our well-being. Gary will teach you the fundamental differences between organic and conventional food. Learn about organic standards and how organic food is grown. Find out the correlation between how conventional food is grown and why so many of us develop brittle bones. Gary will show you the various organic certifications to look for on food labels, how to decode produce stickers and the most reasonably priced and nutritious food choices. Gain a new perspective on the food we eat. Gary Feldman has over two decades in the nutrition field. He created an innovative nutritional supplement specialty retail catalog and is a continuing education instructor in food and agriculture.
$201- $350
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