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Start September Off with Giving, Get Something Important in October

by Mark Bialczak | 3 months ago

Open our September & October 2022 Program Guide, and you'll easily find that in our Carman Community Room, you can donate blood at the American Red Cross drive on Thursday, Sept. 1 and get your season flu shot at the Fall Flu Clinic administered by Wegmans in the CCR on Monday, Oct. 3.

The important programs and resources available for you put together by our staffers is the subject of this week's community library column for the Eagle News Online/Star Review.

Cover of the library program guide

Find the September & October 2022 Program Guide on the shelves and online.

 If you haven't seen it in newsprint yet, you can read it here.

The September/October 2022 LPL Program Guide is on the library shelves and website (LPL.org/programguide), ready for all ages to discover events and resources to help fill the next two months with learning, fun and opportunity for better health and wellness.
 
September starts with the Red Cross Blood Drive at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Carman Community Room. The American Red Cross hosts this chance to help fill the urgent need in the community. Register at redcrossblood.org.
 
On the receiving end of the health spectrum, the Fall Flu Clinic will be presented with staffers from Wegmans at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the Carman Community Room. Please bring your insurance card to receive the annual flu vaccine. Available will be quad regular doses, senior doses, preservative free or egg free. Register with Wegmans via LPL.org/events.
 
Those curious about navigating Medicare can learn how at Medicare 101 at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Sargent Meeting Room, or by signing up for a personal 15-minute slot during Medicare Resource Center with Michele on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, Oct. 11, 12 or 13 in Collaborate at LPL. Both sessions will be led by licensed Medicare Insurance agent Michele Hawthorne.
 
Kimberly Connell will teach two health and wellness related sessions. Positive Approach to Care for Persons with Dementia, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Carman Community Room, will showcase philosophies from world-renowned specialist Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care. Aging Backward, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Carman Community Room, will show how to integrate exercise, activity and nutrition for successful aging. Contact Connell at 315-435-2362 or KimberlyConnell@ongov.net to register for either event.
 
Wellness coach Gwen McCarroll will combine tranquil yoga and tai chi poses and forms at Yo-Chi, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays on Sept. 13, 20 and 27 and Oct. 4, 11 and 18. It’s for ages 15 and over. Register at LPL.og/events.
 
Excitement always stirs for new events. This season we have plenty.
 
Adults will find Let’s Play Mahjong, a meet-up for the tile-based game started in 19th-century China, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 in the Sargent Meeting Room.
 
Children and families can discover Pajama Story Time at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6, 20 and 27 in the Sargent Meeting Room. Yes, join Miss Amanda with your favorite plush toy … in your PJs. Kids are welcome to attend while their adult goes to one of our many Thursday evening programs. Spanish-speakers can visit Hora del cuento en espanol, Jueves, 15 Septiembre, 20 Octubre, Carman. Una hora de cuentos para ninos de hasta 5 anos y sus familias.
 
Teen Night, at 6 p.m. every Wednesday during September and October, will present the opportunity to hang out with games, art supplies and activities that change each week. Note that teens can celebrate a special holiday at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Studio @ LPL with Spooky Studio.
 
And here are a couple of favorite events that return.
 
The Fill-a-Bag Book Sale will run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, in the Carman Community Room. Drop in to purchase donated and culled-from-our-collecton books, DVDs and CDs at the price of $5 for all you can fit in the provided bag, or five bags for $20.
 
Haunted Garage III will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the underground garage. Drive through with all ages to experience decorations created by LPL staffers and community volunteers. We’ll also be accepting non-perishable items for our food drive.
 
Find more events and registration on our website at LPL.org/events. Find a downloadable version of the program guide at our website program guide page.