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OrangeREADS Events @ Your Orange County Library
From lectures to workshops, come to one of the many programs listed below.

September 21
Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables...”Fall” for Beans & Fiber


Cornwall Public Library

Monica Cieslak Morgan, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef and JSY educator working with the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, combines her passion for cooking with her love of educating folks on how to incorporate healthy food choices into their diets.

September 22
Shed Your Stress with Zentangle (Art/Craft Program)

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Woodbury Public Library

Give yourself a chance to take a break! Jennifer Wilken will lead us in a session of Zentangle - a drawing technique designed to relax the mind and nourish the spirit. All materials will be provided and no prior artistic experience is needed.

September 28
Medicare 101: Parts A, B, C, D

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cornwall Free Library

It’s time to compare plans and make sure you have the right health and prescription drug coverage.

This program is essential for current Medicare subscribers (open enrollment ends 12/7) and for those enrolling in 2022.

September 29
Stay Ahead of Prostate Cancer

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cornwall Free Library 

In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, join us as we partner with Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall for a free virtual seminar on prostate cancer and men’s health, presented by Dr. Praneeth Vemulapalli.

October 3
"Growing Beautiful Food" Gardening Lecture

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Woodbury Public Library

Whether you're a gardener, farmer or chef, you will be motivated by the message of self-sufficiency and beautiful food that's a local as your own backyard! Join us in welcoming Matthew Benson, proprietor and educator, from Stonegate Farm in Newburgh... Copies of his book will be for sale at the event and one attendee will receive a free copy in a random drawing.

October 7
Parents: Helping Kids Transition to School in a Covid World

6:30 pm - 8:00pm

Cornwall Free Library

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted some unique vulnerabilities of our children. This program is geared to helping parents understand common emotional and behavioral warning signs and how to support your child or teenager to be resilient and successful.

October 17
OrangeREADS Meet the Author Event: Bill Bryson via ZOOM from England!


The Body: A Guide for Occupants with Author Bill Bryson in Conversation with Gerald Howard via Zoom

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October 21
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the latest research!


Tuxedo Park Library 

Presented by Janet Syversten, Senior Director of Community Engagement, Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley. This workshop covers for areas of lifestyle habits affiliated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet/nutrition, and social engagement.