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December 27, 2014
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Community Curriculum

Library announces website design series

CALLICOON, NY — On Wednesdays, July 9 through July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. the Western Sullivan Public Library will host a series of website design workshops at the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon. Workshops will begin with the basics of Word Press, a web-design, template-based tool, and will work through the process of creating a professional website with graphics, subpages, and a modern design. By the end, participants will have built a website. Visit the library on Facebook, Twitter, or at www.WSPLonline.org or call 845.887-4040 for more information or to register.

Summer series on local history

HONESDALE, PA — The Plain Speaking Summer Series is back at the Wayne County Historical Society, located at 810 Main St. Plain Speaking is a summer series of informal talks on Wayne County history by local individuals who have spent years studying their topics. Although the subjects may be serious, the mood is intended to be light. No presentation will take more than an hour and some will be shorter. The talks will take place each Friday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Museum.  Read more

Free summer reading program at E.B. Crawford Public Library

MONTICELLO, NY — The annual summer reading program at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library is right around the corner. This year, the theme for kids is “Fizz Boom Read,” and “Spark a Reaction” for teens.

Every week, the library will have Hebrew and Spanish story times, family read-alouds, weekly science experiments, craft times and book clubs. Teens can join the Steampunk and Sci-Fi book clubs, Teen Advisory Group, be part of the team for the Minecraft Challenge, and sign up for filmmaking and media arts programs.  Read more

Greenhouse & high tunnel series offered at Cornell Extension

LIBERTY, NY — An educational program series for people interested in extending the summer growing season by using a greenhouse or high tunnel will start on July 10, offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale Loomis Rd.

In 2014, CCESC partnered with Sullivan BOCES with support from Sullivan Renaissance to build a greenhouse and high tunnel on site with the goal of actively engaging the community in agriculture through education.  Read more

Relaxing fitness classes for the summer

MONTICELLO, NY — This July, the Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES will offer two fitness classes. All classes are held at St. John Street Education Center in Monticello.

Tai Chi Chuan classes will start on July 2 and run through August 20 on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost of the class is $65. Tai Chi Chuan has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and an unsurpassed form of self-defense. It is gentle and easy to do. It can help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.  Read more

Dog obedience classes begin

SHOHOLA, PA — A new session of classes will begin with orientation on Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m. at the Tri-State Dog Obedience Club (TSDOC) facility at Shohola Business Center. The club offers a wide variety of classes held days and evenings Monday to Friday. Registration prior to orientation is recommended. For a schedule of classes and an application form visit www.tristatedogobedienceclub.org or call 570/296-5594 and leave a message with your address.

Composting & container gardens

PLEASANT MOUNT, PA — On Wednesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. the Pleasant Mount Public Library will host a gardening class with design teacher and Master Gardener instructor Jan-Marie Traynor. Traynor will explain the ABC’s of composting and container gardening. Attendees are asked to bring a pot or container five inches in diameter for a hands-on planting experience. Plants and soil will be provided. A $5 donation is requested. Refreshments and a social time will follow the class.

Quilting for beginners

PLEASANT MOUNT, PA — The Pleasant Mount Quilting Guild is offering a beginners’ class called Quilting 101. Participants will make a simple table runner designed to teach basic quilting techniques. Classes will run three Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Mount Public Library, 385 Great Bend Tpk.

The first class, held on June 26, will cover an introduction to quilting, fabric cutting and making a nine patch. The second class will be held July 10 and covers quilting your piece. At the final class on July 17, quilters will learn how to bind their piece.  Read more

Herbal medicine program at The Port Jervis Free Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at The Port Jervis Free Library will host Nathaniel Whitmore for an introduction to herbal medicine on Thursday, June 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The “Basics of Herbal Medicine” program will be held in the Community Room, which has a capacity of 50.

Learn about the basics of herbal medicines, including wild herbs, herbs from the garden and herbs from the store. Class will cover herb selection, preparation and use.  Read more

Workshop on DIY solar panels

HONESDALE, PA — Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support (SEEDS) will present a free two-night workshop “Do-It-Yourself Solar” on Tuesday, June 17 and 24 at 7 p.m. at the Park Street Complex; 648 Park St. Anyone interested in solar technology or a solar DIY option should attend.

This hands-on workshop teaches you about solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generating panels, the costs and return on your solar investment and how to install the DIY solar panels. No experience is necessary to attend.  Read more

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