Calendar

Please be sure to visit our Facebook Events Calendar which is most current and also contains family friendly events from all over the community.


PAST EVENTS:

“Putting Family First” Book DiscussionFamilyCentral-seal

Presented by:  Family Central
Date:  Monday, Jan 18
Time:  6:30pm
Location:  Albert Wisner Library
Description:  Beverly Braxton will lead a discussion of Putting Family First by William Doherty and Barbara Carlson. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Albert Wisner Library Help Desk: 986-1047
Registration Link:  http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/content/family-central-parenting-book-discussion


“Building Immunity” PresentationFamilyCentral-seal

Presented by:  Family Central
Date:  Monday, Jan 25
Time:  6:30pm
Location:  Albert Wisner Library
Description:  Discover simple habits and essential foods that will help you and your children nourish your body and brain, while boosting your immunity.
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Albert Wisner Library Help Desk: 986-1047
Registration Link:  http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/content/family-central-building-immunity


Online Parenting Class “Turning Conflict into Cooperation:  The Skill of Problem Exploration

Presented by:  Center for Parenting Education
Date:  Tuesday, Jan 26
Time:  8:30 – 9:30pmpm
Location:  Online
Description:  Explore how you can use problem exploration to help your children see themselves as part of the solutions to challenges in the home rather than as part of the problem. This empowering tool can be used in conflicts between you and your children, and you can also teach your children to use it when resolving conflicts with siblings and peers.
Cost:  Free
Contact:
Registration Link:  http://centerforparentingeducation.org/online-parenting-workshops-2/online-workshops/

“Begin Within: Sharing Strategies for Dealing with Stress” WorkshopFamilyCentral-seal

Presented by:  Family Central
Date:  Sunday, Feb 28
Time:  1:00 pm
Location:  Albert Wisner Library
Description:  Join school counselor Teri Mack for a workshop that includes information on the impact of stress on the brain as well as simple strategies to reduce unwanted stress.
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Albert Wisner Library Help Desk: 986-1047
Registration Link:  http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/content/family-central-begin-within-sharing-strategies-dealing-stress

 

“Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids” PresentationFamilyCentral-seal

Presented by:  Family Central
Date:  Wednesday, Mar 30
Time:  6:30 pm
Location:  Albert Wisner Library
Description:  Learn the principles behind parenting emotionally healthy kids and how to encourage and foster qualities of positive self-esteem, empathy, respect and self-discipline.
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Albert Wisner Library Help Desk: 986-1047
Registration Link:  http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/content/family-central-raising-emotionally-healthy-kids

“5 Simple Tools for a Peaceful Summer”FamilyCentral-seal

Presented by:  Family Central
Date:  Sunday, June 14
Time:  1 -3:30pm
Location:  Albert Wisner Library
Description:  This workshop will address setting limits, being the parent you want to be and everyday life stress-management by Julika von Stackelberg.  Julika, is a parenting coach who gives workshops and seminars for parents who want to experience close, authentic and life-long connections with their children. This workshop is designed to support parents, teachers, and other caregivers of children of preschool through middle school age.
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Albert Wisner Library Help Desk: 986-1047
Registration Link:  http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/content/family-central-forum-4

Zero to 1: A New Parents’ Support Group (recurring event)

FamilyCentral-sealDates:  Monday, June 8, 10am-11am  (every 2nd Monday)
OR
Tuesday, June 23, 2015  (every 4th Tuesday)
Location:  Albert Wisner Library
Description:  Family Central invites all new and expectant parents to join this support group to learn about infant care. Topics include feeding, sleeping, soothing and development in addition to the adjustment to parenting and balancing family life. Led by two experienced maternity nurses who are certified in childbirth education, lactation counseling and parenting education, this group will provide a place to meet other new parents and to learn the latest research information on infant care and child development.

Paula Spector is a registered nurse with an M.S. in Health Education. She has over 30 years of experience and is a certified childbirth educator ICEA, a certified lactation counselor and NYSPEP Parent Educator Level II.

Ellen Mahony is a registered nurse with an M.S. in Child/Maternal Health. She has over 30 years of experience and is a certified Childbirth Educator (Lamaze) and a certified counselor IBCLC.

Contact:
 Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
Cost:   Free

Inviting Nature’s Pollinators

Sponsored by:  Sustainable Warwick
Date: Sun, May 10, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: Lewis Woodlands, Warwick, NY 10990 (map).  Located on Robin Brae Road; parking is on Robin Brae and on both sides of Maple Avenue. There is limited space for parking – please carpool if possible. Please do not block residents’ driveways.
Description: Come help members of The Warwick Valley Gardeners and Sustainable Warwick plant perennials and wildflowers to invite pollinators. Bring gardening gloves, sturdy shoes and a notebook (if you would like to take notes).   
Contact: Gert Galligan 986-8611 or Jane Hamburger 987-8289

“OFamilyCentral-sealver-scheduled and Pressured: Reclaiming Childhood in a “Hurry-Up” World”

Presented by:  Albert Wisner Library and Family Central
Date:  Sunday, May 17 (Note date change from May 10)
Time:  1-3:30pm
Location:  Albert Wisner Library
Description:  Mary Krauze of Conscious Parenting will discuss how the busy and competitive pace of contemporary American life affects parents and children and provide insights into how to reclaim time to be together as a family. This workshop is designed to support parents, teachers, and other caregivers of children of preschool through high school age.
Cost:   Free
Contact:  Albert Wisner Library Help Desk: 986-1047
Registration Link:  http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/content/family-central-forum-3

Level I Leadership TrainingFamilyCentral-seal

Presented by:  Family Central
Date:  Two Saturdays, April 11 & 25
Time:  9:30 – 12:30pm
Location:  Albert Wisner Library
Description:  The Level I Leadership Training will focus on the basic skills and guidelines needed to become an effective facilitator for FC discussion groups. This workshop will be led by Beverly Braxton.
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Albert Wisner Library Help Desk: 986-1047
Registration Link:  http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/content/family-central-level-1-leadership-training-2-session-workshop


Warwick Gardening, then and now – Professor Richard Hull will discuss Nature and Gardening In

Presented by: The Warwick Valley Gardeners, Warwick Historical Society, and Sustainable Warwick
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: A.W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Avenue, Warwick NY
Description: Professor Richard Hull will discuss nature and gardening in. Come to also hear about how YOU can be a part of the community summer project for families to plant a “Welcome to Lewis Woodlands Pollinator Garden”!
Cost: Free
Contact: Gert Galligan 845-986-8611 or Jane Hamburger 845-987-8289
Registration: Go to http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org. Click on “Programs & Exhibits” and look for April 30 events or call contacts above.

Advocacy Training Workshop for Parents of Children with Special Needs – A Six-Session Workshop

Presented by:  Westchester & Putnam Independent Living Centers
Date:
  Begins Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time:  10am – 2pm
Location:  Albert Wisner Library
Description:  If you have a child with special needs who has an IEP or 504 plan, or whom you feel needs special education services, please take advantage of this six-part workshop to enable you to play an essential role in your child’s journey through the education system.  At the end of all six sessions, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Cost:  n/a
Contact:  Albert Wisner Library Help Desk: 986-1047
Registration Link:  http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/content/advocacy-training-workshop-parents-children-special-needs-six-session-workshop
Brochure:  http://www.wilc.org/edu-advocacy/workshops2015/Ed_Adv_brochure_mar-pils2015.pdf

“Getting Ready for the Teen Years”

Presented by:  Cornell Cooperative Extension
Date:  Four Tuesdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24
Time:  7 – 9pm
Location:  Warwick Middle School
Description:  Designed for parents and caregivers of children and young teens, ages 9-14, this series will help explore the changing dynamics in families with teenagers and teach helpful skills for working through these transitional years.
Cost:  $40/family
Contact:   Call 845-344-1234
Registration Link:  TBA
Brochure:  Getting_Ready_for_Teen_Years_March_2015 (pdf)

2015 Preschool Fair

Presented by:  Albert Wisner Library
Date:
 Saturday, March 7th (snow date March 14)
Time:  10am – 2pm at
Location:  Albert Wisner Library
Description:  Families exploring options for preschool are encouraged to come to the Library to meet representatives of many area preschools, including ones from Warwick, Florida, Greenwood Lake and Tuxedo Park. Free craft and activities for the children!
Cost:  Free
Contact:
 Albert Wisner Library Children’s Dept. 986-1047 or warkids@rcls.org
Registration Link:  http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/register.php?eventID=4189

Parenting in a Media-Saturated WorldFamilyCentral-seal

Presented by:  Family Central
Date:
 Sunday, March 8th
Time:  1-3:30pm
Location: Albert Wisner Library
Description:  A Family Central workshop focused on media and technology with the goal of shedding light on the challenges and solutions to parenting in our media-saturated world.  Family Central will provide some highlights of the current research on this topic, followed by a short question and answer session. Participants will then meet in small groups to begin addressing their concerns and sharing information, ideas, and strategies. Each small group will report out to the larger group, and next steps will be identified.  Participants seeking to meet on a more frequent basis or create some way of continuing this conversation will be provided the time to discuss the formation of a parenting support group.  Pre-registration strongly recommended.
Cost:  Free
Contact:  Albert Wisner Library Help Desk: 986-1047
Registration Link:  http://www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/FORMS/register1.php?eventID=4404

JAN 11, 2015:   Family Central Work Session
Albert Wisner Library Community Room, 1:00 – 3:30pm

This meeting will be structured as a work session. ALL ARE WELCOME. We will meet in small groups by issue area and will begin to address some of the interests and concerns submitted by participants from our November 2nd meeting, including:

  • parenting support
  • the invasiveness of media technology
  • academic pressures
  • understanding child development
  • reducing family stress
  • adolescent challenges
  • parenting skills
  • creative play and free time

NOV 5, 12, 19:  Discipline is Not a Dirty Word

at Cornell Cooperative Extension,  6-8pm

A program for parents and caregivers of children ages 2-12.  A fun and interactive three week series designed to help adults practice seven principles of positive discipline.  Participants will also learn about: parenting styles, why children behave the way they do, effective communication and conflict resolution skills, how to set realistic limits and providing natural and logical consequences.

Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Avenue-Third Floor, Middletown, NY 10950
$30 family fee, certificates provided upon completion of the series.
Registration & questions directed to Suzan Sussmann at 845-344-1234

OCT 23, Over-scheduled and Pressured: Reclaiming Childhood in a “Hurry Up” World
Albert Wisner Library Community Room:  6pm – 7:45pm

Join educators, Beverly Braxton and Mary Krauze of Conscious Parenting for an evening of information and conversation. Learn how to reclaim and preserve “family time” in our families and community.

NOV 2,  Family Central Community Forum:
Albert Wisner Library Community Room, 1:00 – 3:30pm

Join our community forum to hear the latest research on trends challenging children, teens and families. Share your concerns and your hopes for what we can do together. Help establish a community-wide parenting resource network. Call the library to register: 845-986-1047 or online.


OCT 21, SUNY NEW PALTZ:  Richard Louv
http://www.newpaltz.edu/speakerseries/
Nature-rich cities, nature-rich homes, nature-rich schools and more.” Richard Louv identifies seven basic concepts that can help us reshape our lives. By tapping into the restorative powers of nature, we can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds.