Teen literary magazine
As Gardiner Library prepares to launch its literary magazine, teens continue to meet virtually via Zoom on Monday September 14 at 7 p.m.
Middle and high school students who enjoy writing poetry, short stories and graphic novels are invited to join in on the fun. Submit work through email and fellow authors will share critiques, suggestions and compliments. The Teen Literary Magazine will be formatted and published from the library website quarterly. Printed copies will also be available at the library.
For those interested in joining or for more information including the Zoom link to access the meeting contact Carolyn Thorenz at email@example.com. Virtual Teen Literary Magazine meetings will continue on the second Monday of each month.
Art and Nature classes
The Gardiner Library will host a four week series of Art and Nature classes with Elissa Rinaldo on Thursdays beginning September 17 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. For children Grades 3-5, each class will inspire a separate work of art. Registration is required by September 10 by emailing Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. The series costs $120 with limited scholarships available. The class will meet at Majestic Park in the pavilion. Masks will be required and all social distancing protocols will be followed.
Elissa Rinaldo studied visual arts at SUNY Purchase and received an Ornamental Horticultural Degree from UCC. She has been a professional Gardener and is a Special Events Floral Artisan through her business Flowers by Elissa and for event venues including the Mohonk Mountain House. Elissa has been organizing and leading workshops throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley for many years, including the Desmond Campus and Mohonk Mountain House. Recently she had the pleasure of teaching children at Sunflower Arts Studios in Gardiner where she has lived for the past 16 years.