February 4, 2020 –
If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American romantic drama based on James Baldwin's novel of the same name. Directed and written by Barry Jenkins, the film follows a young woman who, with her family's support, seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged lover and prove his innocence before the birth of their child.
February 7, 2020 –
The Youth Advisory Group at Elting Library is hosting a Valentine's Day craft event on Friday, February 7th at 4 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate in cookie-decorating and several other holiday themed craft projects. The event is free and no registration is required. If you have questions, stop by the library at 93 Main Street, or call 255-5030.
February 18, 2020 –
“Harlem & the Lindy Hop Dance Experience” with Ron Fields, Former Harlem resident, Swing Dance Instructor, Jazz Enthusiast
Long-time community volunteer, Library Board member, and swing dancer extraordinaire, Ron Fields (B.S., CCNY, M.A., SUNY NP), will address New York City of the 1920s, the history and geography of Harlem, the Savoy Ballroom, the birth of Lindy Hop swing dance, the Charleston, and will demonstrate the Lindy Hop with Margaret Stanne (swing dancer and Collections Manager, Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection). Ron will include excerpts from Ken Burns' documentary mini-series Jazz, including a Lindy Hop demo! Jazz (2001) is a documentary miniseries, directed by Ken Burns, and broadcast on PBS. Its chronological, thematic episodes provided a history of jazz, emphasizing innovative composers, musicians, and American history.
February 21, 2020 –
Watch 16 mm films shown on an old fashioned projector. Good for kids 3 to 9 years. The sound on our very old projector is no longer working and it is very hard to find anyone who can fix it. Since there are only 3 more Movie Nights I have chosen to go ahead and show films that have very little or no dialogue and accompany them with a musical background.The movies for tonight are: The Red Balloon and The Remarkable,Riderless, Runaway Tricycle.
February 25, 2020 –
"Back to School with Mr. Cook: Introduction to Black Studies,” with Albert Cook, Social Studies teacher, New Paltz HS
Much-loved New Paltz High School Social Studies teacher, Albert Cook, (Black History I, II, Global, AP American Hist.). Mr. Cook’s presentation will include a synopsis of a lesson that he teaches as a part of his Black History I class entitled "Race and Science.” This includes an exposition on social categorizations often confused with race, the economic function of racial caste, and the problematic history between race and science.
February 28, 2020 –
Watch 16 mm films shown on an old fashioned projector. These films are for ages 3 to 9. Our very old projector is no longer capable of producing sound and it is very hard to find anyone who can fix it. Since there are only 2 more Movie Nights we will go on with the show by watching films that have very little or no dialogue and accompany them with some background music. The films for tonight are : A Boy, a Dog and a Frog ; Frog Goes to Dinner, Golden Fish and Mole in the Desert.
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