|News from the Gardiner Library|| May 2013|
Children's Summer Programming
Our children's librarian Amy has been hard at work scheduling a vast array of fun stuff for the kids this summer. Check out the Children's Corner below for the dates and times, and stay tuned for all the details.
NEW! Weekend Warrior Yoga
Fridays, May 3, 10, 24
4:30 - 5:45 PM
Sundays, May 5, 12, 19, 26
2:30 - 3:45 PM
$70 for 7 classes or $12 drop-in
The month of May, flowers and all, can take a toll on our bodies leaving them weary and sore from yard work, gardening, and Spring cleaning. The Weekend Warrior Yoga Workshop Friday class is designed to guide you in preparing your body for the bending, reaching, digging, and hauling of your weekend Spring cleanup efforts. Sunday afternoon classes are designed to restore and reward your body for all its good work. The Weekend Warrior Yoga Workshop is offered by certified Kripalu Yoga teacher Laura Faye Walls. Kripalu Yoga is a contemporary approach to yoga practice designed for mainstream people leading active lives. Kripalu Yoga revitalizes the body, calms the mind, and deepens self-awareness. Anyone can do Kripalu Yoga.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Friday, May 17
4 - 8 PM
For fifth grade and up
The class covers: the responsibilities of the sitter, the responsibilities of the parents of the children they are sitting for, emergencies and safety, playing, and infant care. Handouts will be provided. All students will be required to complete a simple final test and certificates will be issued. Instructor Denise Schirmer has been teaching babysitting classes for 29 years. To pre-register stop by the library or call 255-1255.
Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 18
10 AM - 2 PM
The Friends of the Library annual spring plant sale features Herbs, Annuals, and Perennials. There will also be children's activities on site. The sale takes place on the library grounds.
Chronic Disease Self Management Program
Wednesdays, May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, and July 3
1:30 PM - 4 PMFree
The 6-week Healthy Ulster workshop is a peer-led health education program for people with any type of ongoing health condition and compliments the healthcare that person may already be receiving. Program content includes: fatigue management, cognitive management of pain and stress, making informed treatment decisions, using prescribed medication appropriately and lots more.
Living Healthy workshops utilize the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program curriculum developed at Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center.
For further information contact Janet Caffo, Director, Continuing Care Services at 340-3259 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting Wednesday, May 29
6:30 PM - 7:30 PMFREE
Free Adult ESL classes will be held every Wednesday beginning on May 29th. In cooperation with Ulster Literacy Association and the Agri-Business Child Development Center at New Paltz.
GRATIS DE INGLES Los Miércoles 6:30 -7:30 PM En la Biblioteca de Gardiner 133 Farmer's Turnpike, Gardiner NY 12525
Friday, May 31
4 PM - 7PM
The weekly Greenmarket returns on Fridays! Every Friday from May 31 until Autumn, the farmer's market will be outside the library, weather provided. If the weather does not provide, we will have the market in our community room. Stop by and check out the local produce! Don't know what to do with it after you've bought it? Stop in the library and peruse our vast selection of cook books.
|NEW! Ayurveda Workshop
Saturday, June 1
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $50 (includes materials)
The Ayurvedic system is a traditional medicine approach native to India and practiced in other parts of the world. In the Ayurvedic system, prevention of all types of disease have a prominent place in treatment, including the restructuring of one's lifestyle to align with the course of nature and four seasons.
This workshop will focus on determining one's Prakruti, or original constitution, which will be expressed through the predominating dosha (one of three bodily humors that make up one's constitution) or dosha combination. Once determined, students will then be able to serve their Prakruti and attain balanced health by balancing one's diet and lifestyle appropriately. Herbal and nutritional recommendations will be made as appropriate to each dosha.
Pre-registration is required. Please call the library at 255-1255, or contact instructor Lorraine Hughes at email@example.com or at (845) 416-4598. To find out more about Lorraine, visit her web stie at www.empoweredbynature.net
Book Club - Sugar in the Blood by Andrea StuartThursday, June 63 PM
The book for June 6 will be Sugar in the Blood
by Andrea Stuart. In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart's earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. Stuart uses her own family story-from the seventeenth century through the present-as the pivot for this epic tale of migration, settlement, survival, slavery and the making of the Americas.
The book for July is Into the Beautiful North
by Luis Alberto Urrea. There are almost no men in nineteen-year-old Nayeli's Mexican village. They have all ventured north in search of work, leaving the village undefended from drug gangsters who want to take the town over. Inspired by The Magnificent Seven
, Nayeli ventures north herself to recruit her own "Siete Magníficos" to protect the town.
Teen Tech Tutors
Thursday, June 6
5 - 7:30 PM
Sign up for one-on-one computer help with one of our teenage computer wizards. By appointment only. Call the library at 255-1255 to set up.
For information on our ongoing classes and events listed below, please see the ongoing classes section of our web site.
Yoga 11 AM
Zumba 6:45 PM
3rd Tuesday - Friends of the Library 6 PM
Tai Chi 11 AM
Yoga 6:30 PM (This class will end on May 22)
Yoga 11 AM
Group Guitar 5 PM
Zumba 6:45 PM
1st Thursday Book Club 3 PM
1st & 3rd Thursday Library Knitters 7PM
1st Thursday Teen Tech Tutors 5 - 7:30 PM by appointment only
Madrigal Singers 2:00 PM
3rd Saturday - Green Market 11:30 AM - 2 PM
NEW! Super Special Story Time: FLOWER POWER
Wednesday, May 29
1:30 - 2:45 PM
Join special guest Laura Conner, Environmental Educator at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, and Children's Librarian Amy Laber, to learn about flowers. We'll read books that feature flowers and we'll learn what makes these plants so special. Each child will be given their own nature journal that they can decorate. Then, we'll head outside to look for flowers around the library. When we find a flower we really like, we can stop to make a picture of it in the journal! This program will take place during the normal story time for four and five year olds, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please call the Gardiner Library at 845-255-1255 to pre-register.
Wednesday, May 29th
Mid-Hudson Valley Snapology provides a fun environment for children to learn math, science, technology, engineering, and literacy concepts using LEGO bricks and other similar building tools. Children will build models such as a windmill, rubber band car, or catapult. Working in teams of two, children will discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles through observation, reasoning, prediction, and critical thinking. This class is designed so that children of all ages and building abilities can build together.
Go to www.snapology.com
for more information.
We'll be having a 6-week Snapology program later in the summer; see above in our summer programming list.
NEW! Upcoming Summer Children's Programs
We have a whole lineup chock full of fun stuff for the kids coming up this summer. Please note that included in this list will be the summer story time hours. The last day for the current days and times is June 11th and 12th. We'll be taking a break until July 9th, when the new story time schedule begins and goes until August. The usual Wednesday afternoon story time will be on Thursday mornings instead. Check out some of the amazing things we're got on the way:
Summer Story Times:
Bouncing Baby Story Time
Tuesdays, July 9 - Aug. 13
Community Playspace Tuesday, July 9 - Aug. 13
Terrific Twos and Threes Tuesdays, July 9 - Aug. 13
Great Fours and Fives Thursdays, July 11 - Aug 15
Tuesday, June 11th
5:30 - 6:30
Preschool-elementary school ages
R.E.A.D. to Dogs Wednesdays, June 19, July 17, August 21
4:30 - 6:00pm
Call to sign up; see below for further details
Here, There, & Everywhere- Animals Around The World
Wednesday, July 10th
4:00 - 4:45pm
Ages 6 & up
Making Time For Nature Series With Laura Conner & Amy Laber
Session 1: Storytelling and Music
Tuesday, July 16th
10:00 - 11:30am
Session 2: The Wonders of Insects
Tuesday, August 13th
10:00 - 11:30am
Tuesday, July 30th
5:30 - 6:30pm
Group Guitar Lessons
Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00pm
$30 per month (2 lessons)
Tuesdays July 9th-August 13th
3:00 - 5:00pm
Snapology - Lego Camp "Let's Get Movin'"
Thursdays, July 11-August 15th
2:00 - 3:30pm
$10 per class
... and more to come! Stay tuned to the upcoming newsletters, our website, and our Facebook page for further announcements. You can always check out the Gardiner Library Children's Corner for more information.
| Spanish Club for Youth |
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Practice your conversational Spanish in a fun, relaxed atmosphere through games and other activities. This club is open to youth ages 10 and older. Great for those of Hispanic heritage who want to keep up the language of their culture or those who are studying Spanish.
READ To Dogs
April 17, May 17, June 19, July 17, August 21
starting at 4:30 PM
Call to sign up
The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. But not just any dog. R.E.A.D. dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their handlers as a team going into schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children.
Dates from March through May are full.
Playspace for Tots
10 - 10:45 AM
After the laptime storytime head on over to the community room for an hour of free exploration with friends. The room will be set up with rugs, stuffed animals, books and toys. Everyone welcome.
TUESDAYS 9:30 -10 AM
Bouncing Babies Story Time
Laptime stories, songs and fingerplays
10 am - 10:45 AM
Terrific Twos and Threes
Books, action rhymes, music and crafts
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Great Fours and Fives
Children hear stories, explore books and create related crafts.
Coming in May, New Paltz student art show.
Glass snail collection, courtesy Jackie Myers
Gardiner Library Hours
Tuesday 11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 8 pm
Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
Friday 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday 11 am - 4 pm
Sunday Noon - 4 pm
133 Farmer's Turnpike, Gardiner, NY 12525
845 - 255 - 1255