Participants discuss selected articles such as profiles of political and thought leaders, stories on scientific, legal and environmental issues, reviews, humor pieces, and, occasionally, fiction and poetry. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month through May, 2020. It intends to be a welcoming, thought-provoking and enthusiastic gathering of friends and neighbors where all points of view are respected. To join the group and get reading assignments, go to this URL: http://bit.ly/mclnewyorker. Alex Anvari leads the group. The discussion group is free and open to Library members; Manchester residents are entitled to a free library membership; non-resident fees apply.
Parlez-vous français? Join French teachers Lizzy Lindenberg and Michelle Emery for some lively conversation en français. The group will meet on Tuesdays, from 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. for six weeks starting March 3. Drop-ins are welcome. The meetings are free and open to the public and presented by Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester Community Library, and Maple Street School. Each meeting will be theme-based; themes will include musique francophone, video clips, poetry, game night, and fromage. Those with an intermediate to advanced skill level will feel most comfortable; beginners are welcome to listen and absorb until they are able to join the conversation.
The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will offer their 2nd annual facilitator training workshop in the use of their signature support tool, SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations (Guide), which helps patients facing serious illness clarify questions, concerns and preferences for care. The one day workshop offers hands-on training in introducing the SpeakSooner® Guide; will help participants to develop strategies to address resistance/challenges one may encounter with the Guide’s content and methods for building collaborative relationships with healthcare and community organizations. The workshop will be led by Bernard Bandman, PhD, the SpeakSooner® Guide's co-author, and primary care physician Michael Welther, MD. At the conclusion of this training, participants will be prepared to use the Guide with confidence, comfort and skill.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning welcomes Rabbi Michael Cohen, who teaches at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Bennington College, to lead an exploration and explanation of the varied use of trees in the Bible. Then Rick LaDue, steward of the Equinox Preservation Trust, will lead an interpretive hike examining our local trees at the base of Mt. Equinox. Please dress for the weather. This is a free event co-sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, the Equinox Preservation Trust, and the Equinox Hotel. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes arts educator Stacy Gates to lead this bead wrap bracelet workshop. Double the fun in this beading workshop by using the new Superduo two-hole Czech glass beads to create a multiple wrap bracelet. Beautiful in its visual complexity, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that the stringing technique is easy for all levels of beading or jewelry making experience levels. Participants will have their choice of three color palettes to choose from to create this stylish and super popular bracelet. The fee is $45 for the workshop and includes all materials. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at www.greenmtnacademy.org.