Mondays, 5:30pm and Saturdays, 12pm
Bring your mat and spread out in our community room for virtual-yoga instruction. Walk-ins welcome.
Senior Yoga with certified instructor, Bill Skinner. Walk-ins welcome.
Experience meditation in motion. The class will be led by Nicholas Hancock from Balance and Harmony in Chittenango. All skill levels welcome.
Coffee with a Librarian
Friday September 10th, 11am
Enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with our new librarian about books, program ideas, and her favorite boy bands. All are welcome.
Monday September 13th, 1pm
Join us for a showing of Land. Robin Wright stars as a local hunter who brings a grieving lawyer back from the brink of death after she retreats to the harsh wilderness of the Rockies.
Local Author Talk: Dierdre Sinnott
Thursday September 16th, 6pm
It’s 1835 and Utica is a city divided; a coordinated effort is underway to destroy the Abolitionists’ plan to create a state-wide Anti-Slavery Society. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Helen has recently married Augustin Galway, a wealthy and much older pillar of the community who believes the best place for the formerly enslaved is in Liberia. Just as Helen is adapting to her new life, in her tool shed she finds a heavily pregnant Imari and her young son, both runaway slaves from Virginia. Legally she’s bound to turn them in; morally she cannot find it in herself to abide by the law.
Deirdre Sinnott, a native of Utica, NY, and a lifelong civil rights activist has dedicated her life to fighting institutionalized racism. She has spent years researching the novel, down to the smallest detail. Most recently Sinnott has been a historical consultant for the National Parks Service’s survey of Oneida County’s Underground Railroad sites. This project of the Ft. Stanwix National Monument, headed by historian Judith Wellman, has identified over 70 sites in Oneida County. The report is due to be published in 2022.
Put your Disney knowledge to the test at our monthly Trivia Night. Snacks, fun, and the winning team takes home a gift certificate to the movies! Walk-ins welcome!
Check ‘Em Out Book Club
Monday September 27th, 7pm
At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.
The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.
Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives, they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.