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Free Adult Activities
Go to Calendar of Events for more information.

Book Club
1st Wednesday of the month, 3:00 PM

Check the library website or call for more information. All are welcome.  

Community Reiki
First Sundays of the month, noon - 2 PM
Members of the Hudson Valley Community Reiki group are providing 20-minute individual Reiki sessions, free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis. HVC Reiki group members are all seasoned practitioners from the community. They have been doing events like these in the region since 2010. Visit to learn more.

Conversational Italian Class
Tuesdays, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (will resume in the Fall of 2018)

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. She has published various articles on Italian and Latin American authors. She is delighted to be given the opportunity to join and facilitate the conversational class in Italian at the Gardiner Library.

Hearing Loss Group Meeting
2nd Thursday of the month, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (no meeting in July and August)
Our goal is to provide information and support to those who have or live with someone who has hearing loss. Hearing loss can be an isolating condition. We want to provide strategies for maintaining and improving the quality of life for hard of hearing people in our area. Florence Butler and Alice Tenuto are also members of the Hearing Loss Association, a group that provides support and resources for people with hearing loss and their families.

Library Knitters
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM
Come sit and knit in the beautiful Gardiner Library. Chat with other knitters.
All levels welcome.

Madrigal Group
Saturdays, 2:30 PM

Madrigals are a secular form of a cappella music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance sung in parts that harmonize. Open to all levels and interests. Taught by Mary Ann Osgood.
Please email Andy at for further information.

Slow Jam
Third Sundays, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Are you new at playing an acoustic instrument and would like to practice with some friendly, local musicians?  Participants play at a slower pace so everyone will have a chance to learn the songs.  Play Old Time, Folk songs, Bluegrass, Western and other home spun type songs. All musicians and acoustic string instruments are welcome.  No audience, no pressure, just lots of fun.

Adult Classes
Go to Calendar of Events for more information.
Part of the fees benefit the Gardiner Library
Tai Chi with Joseph Bergin

Mondays 11 - 12:30 PM & Wednesdays 11 - noon
$12 drop-in, $40 for 4 classes

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese, defensive martial art, now practiced
primarily for its health and exercise benefits.
Beginners can start on the first Wednesdays of the month.

Wabi Sabi Yoga with Anne Rogers
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 - 12:30 PM
$12 drop-in, $40 for 6 classes

Wabi-sabi appreciates the "imperfect, impermanent and incomplete." Strengthen the body, calm the mind, and awaken your spirit. Though experienced practitioners can enjoy this class, it is geared towards beginners.

Zumba! with Emily Heimbender and Jenny Delfini
Thursdays, 6:45 PM
$12 drop-in, $40 for 4 classes, $80 for 10 class card

Zumba incorporates Latin inspired movements like salsa, Cumbria, samba, reggaeton, and merengue along with styles from all over the world like hip hop, bellydance, and African to create a fun, easy to follow, dynamic and effective dance fitness program! Beginners and experienced are welcome!