Were the aged valued and respected in the historical past? Does history have anything to tell us about aging in our youth-obsessed contemporary culture? Come to the five-part discussion series “Aging in Historical Perspective” and find out.
Using readings from history and literature, we will learn just what aging has meant from the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans up to the 20th century. Margaret Lynch-Brennan Ph.D. (author of “The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women In Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930”) will be our discussion facilitator. Readings will be from “A History of Old Age,” “Literature and Aging: An Anthology” and “In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.” Books will be provided.
This series is sponsored by the New York Council For The Humanities. Our reading schedule: Mondays at 7 p.m. on April 25, May 9, May 16, June 13 and June 27.
Registration is required and limited to 15 people; call the information desk at 810-0314.
Solar Power 101 On Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m., PosiGen will present information on solar power technology and how it functions, how it works on a residential home and some of the current federal, state and local tax incentives currently available.
April Knitting Group dates Fridays, April 8 and 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the youth services activity room. Contact Cindy Kinch-Kemp at 783-9382 or [email protected].
Friends of the Library news There are many exciting things happening at the library, and with the Friends, with the 40th anniversary. Also, the farmer’s market will be starting again in May, bringing with it the opening of the Book Nook at the Crossings.
We are always looking for help to make these events a success. If you would like to help the Friends help the library, do consider becoming a Friend of the Library. Applications are available at the library, and you can also find information on the library website.
Remember, the Friends meet the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the youth services activity room. All are welcome.
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