American Sewing Guild Open Sew
Saturday, Oct. 19 at noon
Members and non-members can bring their sewing machines and sew without the interruptions of home. The American Sewing Guild is a national nonprofit organization which promotes sewing arts through education and activities.
Town of Colonie Historical Society
Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.
On a worldwide scale the most famous Albanian is undoubtedly Father Patrick Peyton, CSC. Yet today he is relatively unknown by the people of Albany and surrounding area. Father Peyton is presently progressing through the rigorous process of being declared a saint by the Catholic Church. Presented by Robert Reilly.
Film Noir Series
Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.
Lenny Zapala – film expert and Director of the Menands Library – returns with his continuing Lizabeth Scott, Queen of Noir film series. Many of Hollywood’s best actresses have given brilliant performances as noir heroines; however, only one actress seemed to be made of noir and noir only – Lizabeth Scott.
Up next: “Dark City” (1950) directed by William Dieterle. One of Liz’s last films. It also introduce Charlton Heston to the world.
Death with Dignity
Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 12:15 p.m.
Death is as much a part of human existence as is life, yet it remains a mysterious, and often taboo, subject. “Passing On” explores death and dying through a series of compelling, personal, and thought-provoking stories that will engage viewers and provide valuable information about planning for end-of-life.
Death with Dignity-Albany presents this film and a following discussion to help take the stigma out of talking about death.
TED Talk: Consciousness
Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
No time to read a book group selection, but love exploring new ideas? Join our Ted Talk Discussion Group. We’ll watch two or three TED Talks, and discuss. This month, we’ll explore one of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe: the “self” (and why it exists.) Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314.