Today was the first session of the “Print, Prose and Recycle” Creative Aging Workshop. Participants already created some beautiful hand prints from recycled materials. There’s still room if you’d like to join us!
We had a record-breaking turnout for our budget vote yesterday, and the budget was approved! Thanks so much to all our library supporters!
Today is our first meeting of the “Friends of the Library” at 6:30 p.m. We’re forming this group to have fun and work on projects to benefit the community and the library. All library advocates are invited to come to help us brainstorm; we’ll be meeting in the Simmons Memorial Room.
We are very pleased to offer a FREE workshop, “Print, Prose and Recycle” as part of a grant for Creative Aging in New York State Libraries.
This workshop is open to anyone who is 55 or older, and is designed to encourage participants to combine social interaction, art, prose, recycled materials, and life experiences. Participants will make an art book from handprints they create from recycled and found materials using an Eastern, non-toxic, abstract printmaking technique paired with short descriptive prose vignettes based on their everyday lives. The emphasis is on social interaction, and having fun!
The 8-week workshop will take place on Thursday mornings (May 16 – July 11, 2013) from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room (lower level) of the library. The Teaching Artist is Nadia Korths (http://nadiakorths.com/). The workshop will have a culminating reception on July 11, for which participants can invite family and friends to share one of their writings and discuss the themes that emerged in both the prints and the writings.
The workshop is free to participants because of a grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Contact Peg Mauer, Librarian to register.
National Library Week is April 14-20. Are you taking advantage of all that your library has to offer? Come in and get your FREE library card! See the Library Value Calculator to learn the value behind the services that are available through your library. If you’re not familiar with some of these services, just ask! We’re here to help you find the information that you’re looking for.
The class on Downloading eBooks was very popular! Join us this Friday for a class on Intro to the iPad.
See Events for more details on these classes and upcoming storytimes.
You asked for it!
In addition to the class on “Downloading eBooks” this Thursday, April 11th, we’re offering a class on “Introduction to using your iPad” next Friday, April 19th. See Peg to register for one of these classes.
And we’re offering more storytimes on April 20th and April 27th.
See Events for more details on these storytimes and classes.
We now have a new phone number for our FAX machine: 518-795-9608. Be sure to give out this new number if you need to receive a FAX at the library.
Creative Aging Workshop: offered to our patrons over 55, to keep those creative juices flowing! It starts on Thursday, May 16th and will run for nine Thursdays (from 9:30 – 11:30am). The workshop is called: “Print, Prose and Recycle” and the Teaching Artist is Nadia Korths. It will run until July 11th.