Conflicting nutrition information in the modern media has turned the simple act of eating into a maze of confusing dietary advice and passing fads.  EAT YOUR WAY TO HEALTH breaks through the haze with practical, straightforward information about how food affects health and what simple changes can be made to eat better, live better and enjoy a vibrant lifestyle.


Presented by local food blogger and wellness consultant Theresa “Sam” Houghton, EAT YOUR WAY TO HEALTH is a series of four classes based on the Bauman College Wellness Program.  Each session focuses on one particular area for a complete picture of what it means to be healthy.


Classes will be as follows:


Food Demystified

September 25th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

A straightforward overview of what it really means to eat healthy.


Plant-Based Proteins and Fabulous Fats

October 2nd, 6:30pm-7:30pm

The truth about these much-misunderstood nutrients and the best sources for getting them.


Are Carbs Really Evil?

October 9th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Learn the difference between whole, unprocessed carbs and refined food products and why it matters.


Sustainable Nutrition: The Future of Food

October 16th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Can daily food choices really affect the future of the world’s population?


Please call the library (674-5050)  in advance to register for the classes.





Join us for Lego Club on Thursday, September 25 from 4:00-5:00 PM.  Imagination required!  Ages 4+



Join us on Saturday, September 20th at 1:00 PM for a lecture and demonstration featuring David Louis, Animal Communication Specialist.  Mr Louis has been an Animal Communication Specialist since 2001.  His vast array of experience with dogs, cats, horses, birds and more has given David a unique perspective which he enthusiastically shares with audiences everywhere.  His heartwarming stories will help you understand how the animals you see every day experience their world and their relationships with you.  David’s presentation will conclude with a demonstration of his technique.


To learn more about his work, check out his website at


Friday, September 18th is Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Bring the kids for crafts and pirate fun between 3:30 and 5:00 PM!  Everyone has permission to say “Yarrghh” as much as they’d like!

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Join us at the library Thursday, September 18th at 6:30 PM for an artist reception in honor of Patricia Carley and her late son, John.  The “Heart to Heart” art show is on display here at the library through the end of October.  Come meet Patricia and enjoy some light refreshments while checking out the artwork.


Patricia Carley is both poet and painter.  She began writing as a young girl and painting as an adult.  Her recurring theme of Native America Spirit Guides is influenced by the work of Susan Seddon Boulet.  Many of her watercolors are accompanied by her poetry.  She lives in Troy and on Glass Lake.


Patricia’s son John attended the ARC of Rensselaer County programs from 2001 until his death in 2012 at the age of 31.  He began flourishing as an artist under the guidance of Carolyn Adams at the Art Project at Brunswick Center Services.  He enjoyed various mediums and designs, eventually settling on themes with Oriental Flair.


The title of the show comes from the book Heart to Heart: Our Journey as Mother and Son, Patricia wrote and published in 2010.  Visit her website at

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