Sep 202017

Huntington Memorial Library and The Green Toad Bookstore are pleased to bring Public Scholar Neil Maher, Associate Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology & Rutgers University to speak on Space and the Women’s Movement. Join us on October 6th at 7:00pm at Foothills Performing Arts Center for his talk Heavenly Bodies: “Manned Space Flight” and the Women’s Movement.  He will explore the history of Sally Ride’s historic flight and the important role played by the feminist movement during the ‘60s & ‘70s in pressuring NASA to admit women to its previously all-male astronaut corps. Neil Maher’s presentation, which includes group discussions of both political cartoons depicting these women’s protests and a TV interview with Sally Ride herself, will help participants better understand the unexplored role of the space race in the history of the modern women’s movement. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through support of Humanities New York. Continue reading »

Aug 282017
Do you have a craft or vintage item that you want to sell online? Knitting? Beauty Products? Photography? Jewelry? or something else? Well take this workshop to become an expert at selling your craft online using Etsy!  This is a FREE workshop held on 5 Saturdays this Fall from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  Apply online at  With Expert Instructors you will learn: How to set up and create an online shop, How to manage an online shop – pricing, basic bookkeeping, shipping, etc., How to develop a brand that clearly defines your business, How to create photographs and descriptions that really sell your product and The best ways to promote your products and business digitally and on social media. Don’t delay apply today!
Aug 222017
Join us this fall in marking the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State.  Facilitator Susan Goodier will lead us in a Reading and Discussion series every other Wednesday, starting August 30th at 6:30 pm. The history of the women’s suffrage movement in our state and nation spanned seventy years, from the 1848 meeting convened by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls to the tactics wielded by Alice Paul, and includes overlooked stories and actors such as the African-American suffragists. Our book selections — which include history, biography, and fiction Continue reading »