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Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

The Old Forge Library is pleased to offer a three session virtual travel program through ZOOM featuring Costa Rica.

All are invited to attend one or all of these sessions to explore and learn about Costa Rica from the comfort of your own home (and without needing a passport and sunscreen!)

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

The sessions will be led by certified naturalist tour guide Alejandro Cano of Enjoy Virtual Tours. Alejandro has more than 20 years experience and is looking forward to guiding folks from the Adirondacks on these live trips.

The Costa Rica Zoom Series will be held on Tuesdays February 20, February 27, and March 5 at 5 pm. The itinerary is

  • February 20 ~The San Jose City Tour;
  • February 27 ~ The Flavors of Costa Rica Pacific Beaches, and
  • March 5 ~ The Coffee Farm Tour.

Please call the library (369-6008) or e-mail (oldforge@midyork.org) for a link to the virtual tour.

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

All employers, employees and many non-profit board members across New York State must fulfill an annual sexual harassment prevention training requirement.

The Old Forge Library offers this service free of charge. The training will be held via Zoom and several sessions are scheduled to accommodate as many as possible.

Sessions are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, May 29 at 12pm
  • Wednesday, June 26 at 5pm

Please call the library 315 369-6008 or e-mail oldforge@midyork.org for the link to the on-line training sessions.

At completion, a certificate is signed for those who complete the training, verifying their attendance. Depending on the group size, training takes approximately one hour. Some participation is required from attendees, and those taking the training will take turns reading the training slides. The group as a whole will answer true and false questions together. The material will be familiar to previous attendees, as the presentation is based on state recommendations for organizations.

Because it is a Power Point presentation, participants CANNOT join via phone call, and MUST ATTEND WITH VIDEO to satisfy the participation requirements.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

The Old Forge Library is pleased to offer a three session virtual travel program through ZOOM featuring Costa Rica.

All are invited to attend one or all of these sessions to explore and learn about Costa Rica from the comfort of your own home (and without needing a passport and sunscreen!)

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

The sessions will be led by certified naturalist tour guide Alejandro Cano of Enjoy Virtual Tours. Alejandro has more than 20 years experience and is looking forward to guiding folks from the Adirondacks on these live trips.

The Costa Rica Zoom Series will be held on Tuesdays February 20, February 27, and March 5 at 5 pm. The itinerary is

  • February 20 ~The San Jose City Tour;
  • February 27 ~ The Flavors of Costa Rica Pacific Beaches, and
  • March 5 ~ The Coffee Farm Tour.

Please call the library (369-6008) or e-mail (oldforge@midyork.org) for a link to the virtual tour.

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Writers Workshop at the Old Forge Library

Writers Workshop at the Old Forge Library

A Writers Workshop at the Old Forge Library Takes place from 5:45pm until 7:45 pm beginning on Wednesday July 3, 2024 at the Old Forge Library located at 220 Crosby Road, Old Forge, NY.

Writing Workshop Old Forge Library, Image provided by Old Forge Library.Star Livingstone will lead the Old Forge Library’s 2024 Summer Writers Workshop. The 5-session workshop will take place on Wednesdays, July 3 through July 31 at 5:45 pm. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Participants are asked to attend all 4 sessions. Each year there is a full class, please call or email to reserve your spot.

This 42 year tradition is a summer favorite. The workshop welcomes all levels of writing experience and all genres. The workshop title is “Playing with Words”, in keeping with the Old Forge Library’s summer themes of lightness and fun. Registrants are requested to come to the first meeting bringing a brief sample of a favorite piece of writing by any author.

About Star Livingstone

Livingstone, writer, naturalist, and educator has enjoyed an eclectic career sharing the challenge and mystery of language through teaching, tutoring, editing, leading writing groups, and creating poetry workshops for both adults and children. She has directed the West Falmouth library summer science school, the Easton Day Camp in Massachusetts, and shared her tree stories with the combined Falmouth schools’ Arbor Day assembly. Star has long been involved with the Old Forge Library Poetry Contest both as a poetry judge and as the leader, for several years, of the pre-contest adult workshop.

Star finds inspiration from both the natural world and human nature and, personally, finds poetry the most useful way to express the experience of being.
She is the author of Harley, an early reader book and true story. She practices the principles of permaculture and poetry on a two-acre homestead in Woodgate, New York.

Weekly Workshops

Weekly workshops will culminate in a public open mic where participants and others can share polished work. The Open Mic Night is scheduled for Wednesday August 7 at 6 pm. The public is invited to come and listen to our local writers. Registrants are asked to attend all sessions. Please call the library at 315 369-6008 or e-mail oldforge@midyork.org to register.

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

The Old Forge Library is pleased to offer a three session virtual travel program through ZOOM featuring Costa Rica.

All are invited to attend one or all of these sessions to explore and learn about Costa Rica from the comfort of your own home (and without needing a passport and sunscreen!)

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

The sessions will be led by certified naturalist tour guide Alejandro Cano of Enjoy Virtual Tours. Alejandro has more than 20 years experience and is looking forward to guiding folks from the Adirondacks on these live trips.

The Costa Rica Zoom Series will be held on Tuesdays February 20, February 27, and March 5 at 5 pm. The itinerary is

  • February 20 ~The San Jose City Tour;
  • February 27 ~ The Flavors of Costa Rica Pacific Beaches, and
  • March 5 ~ The Coffee Farm Tour.

Please call the library (369-6008) or e-mail (oldforge@midyork.org) for a link to the virtual tour.

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Writers Workshop at the Old Forge Library

Writers Workshop at the Old Forge Library

A Writers Workshop at the Old Forge Library Takes place from 5:45pm until 7:45 pm beginning on Wednesday July 3, 2024 at the Old Forge Library located at 220 Crosby Road, Old Forge, NY.

Writing Workshop Old Forge Library, Image provided by Old Forge Library.Star Livingstone will lead the Old Forge Library’s 2024 Summer Writers Workshop. The 5-session workshop will take place on Wednesdays, July 3 through July 31 at 5:45 pm. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Participants are asked to attend all 4 sessions. Each year there is a full class, please call or email to reserve your spot.

This 42 year tradition is a summer favorite. The workshop welcomes all levels of writing experience and all genres. The workshop title is “Playing with Words”, in keeping with the Old Forge Library’s summer themes of lightness and fun. Registrants are requested to come to the first meeting bringing a brief sample of a favorite piece of writing by any author.

About Star Livingstone

Livingstone, writer, naturalist, and educator has enjoyed an eclectic career sharing the challenge and mystery of language through teaching, tutoring, editing, leading writing groups, and creating poetry workshops for both adults and children. She has directed the West Falmouth library summer science school, the Easton Day Camp in Massachusetts, and shared her tree stories with the combined Falmouth schools’ Arbor Day assembly. Star has long been involved with the Old Forge Library Poetry Contest both as a poetry judge and as the leader, for several years, of the pre-contest adult workshop.

Star finds inspiration from both the natural world and human nature and, personally, finds poetry the most useful way to express the experience of being.
She is the author of Harley, an early reader book and true story. She practices the principles of permaculture and poetry on a two-acre homestead in Woodgate, New York.

Weekly Workshops

Weekly workshops will culminate in a public open mic where participants and others can share polished work. The Open Mic Night is scheduled for Wednesday August 7 at 6 pm. The public is invited to come and listen to our local writers. Registrants are asked to attend all sessions. Please call the library at 315 369-6008 or e-mail oldforge@midyork.org to register.

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

The Old Forge Library is pleased to offer a three session virtual travel program through ZOOM featuring Costa Rica.

All are invited to attend one or all of these sessions to explore and learn about Costa Rica from the comfort of your own home (and without needing a passport and sunscreen!)

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

The sessions will be led by certified naturalist tour guide Alejandro Cano of Enjoy Virtual Tours. Alejandro has more than 20 years experience and is looking forward to guiding folks from the Adirondacks on these live trips.

The Costa Rica Zoom Series will be held on Tuesdays February 20, February 27, and March 5 at 5 pm. The itinerary is

  • February 20 ~The San Jose City Tour;
  • February 27 ~ The Flavors of Costa Rica Pacific Beaches, and
  • March 5 ~ The Coffee Farm Tour.

Please call the library (369-6008) or e-mail (oldforge@midyork.org) for a link to the virtual tour.

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Herbal Study Group at the Old Forge Library

Due to the popularity of the 2023 sessions of Wild Infusions Herbal Study, the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., will be hosting Jessica Maureen Hinsdill of Wild Soulstice, LLC with new sessions of the study group.

These herbal study group sessions will focus on plants that many think of as weeds and are found throughout the Adirondacks. The first three sessions will be held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of May, June and July.

At the May 21 session, the group will discuss the Dandelion. The leaves can be used to stimulate the appetite and help digestion. Dandelion’s flower has antioxidant properties and also improves the immune system. Discussion may include plant identification, medicinal usage, herbalism terminology and more.

On June 18, the group will discuss Plantain and it’s uses and health benefits.

The July 16 study session will focus on Mullein. Additional sessions are planned for August, September and October.

Jessica has been her family’s herbalist, healing scrapes and colds with herbal medicine and holistic living. When diagnosed with Lyme Disease, she took a break from college for Holistic Nutrition to heal, finding herbs to support the path back to wellness. Now studying with Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, she started Wild Soulstice, LLC to provide herbal education and Lyme Disease support to the community. The study group session is a great avenue to create a circle of support, a place to reawaken a culture of wellness and rekindle the confidence to “nourish ourselves, our families, and our community”.

Participants should bring their prior knowledge to enhance the conversation or come to learn. All experiences and ages are encouraged.

All are welcome to attend the free Herbal Studies but group size is limited. Call the library, 315-369-6008, or email oldforge@midyork.org to register.

Wild Infusions Study Group

Evening Summer 6 Week Multi Level Wheel Class with Andre Short

Evening Summer 6 Week Multi Level Wheel Class with Andre Short

In this 6 week class instructor, Andre Short, will teach beginners the basics of wheel throwing while intermediate students will learn to make larger pieces and more unique forms.

Individuals will gain knowledge of techniques with demonstrations each week and can create self-selected items with individual tutoring and tips during class.  Classes will consist of 3 hours of interactive instruction with 2 hours of supervised practice/open studio time before or after class.

No previous pottery experience is required.

$260 for Members; $280 for Non-Members

Supplies included.  Additional firing tickets may be required.

Evening Summer 6 Week Multi Level Wheel Class with Andre Short

Writers Workshop at the Old Forge Library

Writers Workshop at the Old Forge Library

A Writers Workshop at the Old Forge Library Takes place from 5:45pm until 7:45 pm beginning on Wednesday July 3, 2024 at the Old Forge Library located at 220 Crosby Road, Old Forge, NY.

Writing Workshop Old Forge Library, Image provided by Old Forge Library.Star Livingstone will lead the Old Forge Library’s 2024 Summer Writers Workshop. The 5-session workshop will take place on Wednesdays, July 3 through July 31 at 5:45 pm. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Participants are asked to attend all 4 sessions. Each year there is a full class, please call or email to reserve your spot.

This 42 year tradition is a summer favorite. The workshop welcomes all levels of writing experience and all genres. The workshop title is “Playing with Words”, in keeping with the Old Forge Library’s summer themes of lightness and fun. Registrants are requested to come to the first meeting bringing a brief sample of a favorite piece of writing by any author.

About Star Livingstone

Livingstone, writer, naturalist, and educator has enjoyed an eclectic career sharing the challenge and mystery of language through teaching, tutoring, editing, leading writing groups, and creating poetry workshops for both adults and children. She has directed the West Falmouth library summer science school, the Easton Day Camp in Massachusetts, and shared her tree stories with the combined Falmouth schools’ Arbor Day assembly. Star has long been involved with the Old Forge Library Poetry Contest both as a poetry judge and as the leader, for several years, of the pre-contest adult workshop.

Star finds inspiration from both the natural world and human nature and, personally, finds poetry the most useful way to express the experience of being.
She is the author of Harley, an early reader book and true story. She practices the principles of permaculture and poetry on a two-acre homestead in Woodgate, New York.

Weekly Workshops

Weekly workshops will culminate in a public open mic where participants and others can share polished work. The Open Mic Night is scheduled for Wednesday August 7 at 6 pm. The public is invited to come and listen to our local writers. Registrants are asked to attend all sessions. Please call the library at 315 369-6008 or e-mail oldforge@midyork.org to register.