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Resources from Baby Board Book Bonanza!

We had so much fun at today's Baby Board Book Bonanza! Here are the names of the books that Laura mentioned:

Concept Books:Blue Hat, Green Hat, by Sandra BoyntonFreight Train, by Donald CrewsOllie, by Olivier DunreaJane Foster's Stripey Tiger Pattern Book, by Jane FosterAlphablock, by Christopher FranceschelliBlack on White, by Tana HobanBlack Bird, Yellow Sun, by Steve Light

Books with Great Stories…

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Check Consumer Reports Online Before You Shop

Planning some online shopping? Did you know you could check in with Consumer Reports Online before you order? You'll find articles on everything from how to create your own backyard oasis to cleaning your coffeemaker in addition to product recommendations on gas grills and sunscreen. Go to the MCLS Databases page, click on Consumer Reports, and log…

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Books We Love Virtual Discussions

Find your next favorite book! HPL staff will tell you about some of their favorite cookbooks (May 7), cozy mysteries (May 12), and memoirs (May 21). Then we'll open up discussion to hear about your favorites! Please register using our online calendar. The Books We Love Series will meet online using Zoom. Some basic knowledge of how to…

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Zoom Exploration Sessions

Are you intimidated by Zoom? Well, here's your chance to test-drive the video conferencing platform in a small-group setting under the guidance of an HPL staff member. Zoom Exploration Sessions are mini-classes, meaning they're just 30 minutes in duration--we won't be diving deep into the Zoomiverse. HPL staff will provide basic instruction and a safe environment for participants to practice using…

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Introduction to Mindful Eating

Mealtimes can be busy, rushed affairs but taking some time to enjoy your food in a quiet space has been proven to aid in digestion and prevent overeating. Mindful eating is simply the act of staying present during meals. In this class, we will take an in-depth look at the practice and learn how mindful eating can benefit our lives…

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Answers to Your Questions

Need help getting ebooks? Or maybe you're tying to figure out Zoom? Are you searching for learning resources for your kids or trying to figure out a library account issue? Our librarians are busy working from home and are ready to answer your questions. Email them at henrietta.information@libraryweb.org, and we'll reach out to you via email or by phone to help…

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Health Insurance Navigators Available to Help You

Do you need help applying for health insurance? An experienced Health Insurance Navigator from LawNY can help you explore your options and enroll in coverage through the New York State of Health Marketplace (NYSOH). Individual appointments are available on Thursday, May 7 from 1-4pm. Appointments are offered in one-hour increments and registration is required. During the stay-at-home order, appointments will be conducted…

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Meditation for Beginners

The benefits of meditation have become widely recognized. What's holding you back from starting a practice? Certified Health Counselor Lori Goldsmith, owner of Upstate Wellness, will explain what meditation really is, the effects it can have on the body, and how you can incorporate meditation techniques into your daily life. She'll lead participants through a guided meditation which will leave you…

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Move It or Lose It

Your body isn't a renewable resource; it requires routine care - especially when you continuously use it in repetitive, job-specific ways. Join us for a lunchtime learning opportunity with Licensed Massage Therapist Monique Golossi on Tuesday, April 28, from 12-12:45PM, that will get you rolling out of your desk chair. You'll leave this 45-minute session with a better understanding of…

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A Virtual Writing Workshop with Jen Case

We’re excited to offer one of our popular classes to you via Zoom, a free web meeting platform! Jen Case has led themed writing workshops at HPL in the past and is bringing her Stories That Haunt Us workshop online. In this two-session online workshop on April 23 and 30, we’ll read and discuss some spooky tales and generate and…

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