Ongoing Adult Classes & Events
Meditation Circle with Anne Rogers
|Chair Exercise with Anne Rogers
9:30 - 10:15 AM
Register on the online calendar. Cost: $60 (for 8 classes)
Classes do not need to be taken consecutively - attendance will be recorded by instructor.
All ages and abilities welcome.
A forty five minute class for anyone looking to strengthen and relax, and improve joint mobility, posture and balance. Whether you are interested in maintaining healthy movement without needing to get on the floor, or rehabbing an injury , chair work can help give you life long tools you can use for any anytime in your life.
Anne Rogers has shared the beauty and benefits of yoga and movement for forty years. She received a degree in physical education and health and became certified in yoga, thai yoga massage, plant based nutrition, and reiki. She also practices qigong, meditation, breathwork and loves to dance. If we can learn to listen to our bodies Anne believes we can gain strength safely , and find the fluidity in our movements to release pain and tension.
Mah Jongg, Mexican Train and Scrabble Group Meet-Up
Mah Jongg is a 2,000 year old Chinese tile game of skill and chance for all ages and genders. The game is sociable, competitive, addictive, and FUN!!! It’s also known to help to improve your memory skills.
Virtual Conversational Italian Class
This weekly class is designed for people who have some knowledge of the Italian language and would like to improve their conversational skills. The group is facilitated by Dr. Ornella Lepri Mazzuca, a native speaker of Italian. She graduated from the University of Urbino, Italy, with a Doctorate in English, French and Italian. She later earned an MA in Spanish and Linguistics and a PhD in Spanish Literature from the University at Albany.
Slow Stitch Club
Pack up your thread, needles, yarn, or hooks and join the slow stitch revolution. Any portable project qualifies: quilt, knit, crochet, felt, sew, embroider and more. Enjoy some "me time", a bit of socializing, show and share while artfully stitching a favorite project. Be privy to library tutorials and helpful services.
Community Drum Circle
Drum can provide healing and freedom as you experience the joy of drumming and dancing. Brenda Marie and Assane Badji Sylli, Master African Dance and Drum teacher, will lead the drum circles. After leading drum circles around the Hudson Valley, Brenda is excited to share this wonderful experience in the community. As a Special Education teacher for many years Brenda can attest to the power of drumming for kids with special needs. Don't miss the opportunity for all needs! To offset the cost of percussion items, a $10 donation is appreciated.
Local Knit and Crochet Circle
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Al‑Anon is a mutual support program that welcomes people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. The best place to learn how Al-Anon works is at an Al-Anon meeting. Personal contact is an important element of the Al-Anon program.
Additional Al-Anon meetings are listed on www.al-anon-ulster-sullivan-ny.org and www.al-anon-orangecountyny.org.
Nature Walks with Minnewaska State Park Educator Nick Martin
Join Nick Martin, Minnewaska Park Educator, for a nature wa
Peg's Reading Circle - Book Club
Bluegrass Jam with Deb Murphy
Interested in playing bluegrass with other local musicians? Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 for a Bluegrass Jam. All are welcome to share songs, learn new tunes and make new friends in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere.
Community Reiki: Individual 20 Minute Reiki Sessions
HV Community Reiki has been providing Reiki sessions to the public since 2017 at the Gardiner Library. When the pandemic began, the group continued to send distant Reiki to one and all, each month. H.V. Community Reiki practitioners possess multiple certifications that can include Reiki I and II as well as Master level certifications in various styles including Usui/Tibetan, Komyo, Karuna, and Animal Reiki.
Reiki practitioners and clients will remain masked at all times. Reiki tables will be spaced a safe distance apart and windows will be open for airflow. Reiki tables will be sanitized between clients, and practitioners will begin each session with sanitized hands. All practitioners are fully vaccinated and boosted.
Genealogy Help "Desk" with Alexis Graham
Alexis has over twenty-five years of genealogy and family history experience and excels in English-based (or it could read English language) field, archival, and internet research. She is a Boston University Genealogy certificate recipient; has served on the board of the Capital District Genealogy Society, and assisted East Greenbush and Colonie library patrons in researching their family histories. Currently, she is working on a 10-generation manuscript documenting her maternal ancestor’s journey from Scotland to Ireland and eventually to the Colonies.