Gardiner Library events underway

Posted 1/8/20

Ukulele club to meetThe Gardiner Library will host another meeting of the ukulele club, the Ukuleleans, led by Jeff Pfeffer on Wednesday January 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. This free monthly club is for all …

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Ukulele club to meet

The Gardiner Library will host another meeting of the ukulele club, the Ukuleleans, led by Jeff Pfeffer on Wednesday January 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. This free monthly club is for all ages of ukulele players, from beginner to experienced. The aim will be to encourage one another along as group members have fun with this uniquely upbeat instrument. Individuals will also be given the opportunity to perform for the group, if they desire, building confidence to perform in front of audiences.

Pfeffer has been playing the ukulele for over 20 years, giving lessons to beginners along the way. He has performed locally in nursing homes and hospitals, as well as open mics and other venues. He particularly enjoys tin-pan-alley, novelty songs, and sing-a-longs, with a focus on performance.

The ukulele club will meet the second Wednesday of the month.

Book Club to discuss The Parade

The Gardiner Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday January 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. to discuss The Parade by Dave Eggers. This suspenseful story follows two foreigners in their role in a nation’s fragile

Read to Fletcher

The Gardiner Library will hold its Read With Dogs program on Saturday January 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Beginning and struggling readers sign up for a 15 minute time slot to read to certified therapy dogs. Come read to “Fletcher”! A fun, relaxed, stress free environment supports children’s learning. Please sign up ahead of time. Spaces are limited.

Gardiner Library presents a graphic design workshop

The Gardiner Library will host a four - week Graphic Design Workshop beginning on January 11, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. This free workshop is open to the public. Participants will need basic computer skills and should be high school age or above. Pre-registration is requested by stopping by or calling the library at 255-1255, however walk-ins are welcome. Different material will be covered at each session, and participants are encouraged (but not required) to attend all four classes. Those with little experience with graphic design software such as Photoshop or GIMP are especially encouraged to attend the first session. The next sessions will take place on Saturday January 18 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday January 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. and Saturday February 1 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Gregory Ortiz has been an avid photographer for 50 years, 15 as a digital photographer. He is an expert level photoshop user, specializing in photo retouching. Gregory was as software design consultant in the Hudson Valley and has extensive experience teaching technology classes on a broad range of topics.

The workshop takes place in the library community room, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike in Gardine.

Those interested in the workshop can contact Wilkin Lai at 313-525-1255 or wlai@ccservicenetwork.org for more info or with questions.

For directions or further information call 255-1255 or visit gardinerlibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page.

Yoga Nidra at Gardiner Library

The Gardiner Library hosts a special Yoga Nidra class for the New Year with Wendy Blair on Sunday January 12 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. This Daring to Rest Yoga Nidra Gathering: Rest Cleanse for the New year is a special 3 hour gathering that will help to slow down to reset your body and mind for the New Year. This class asks for a $20 suggested donation.

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation that uses a combination of intention-setting, guided body scan, breath work and imagery as gateways to reducing mental, emotional and physical tensions. Practiced consistently over time, YN provides a way to reduce stress and anxiety, and increase a sense of calm and emotional wellbeing. There will be a brief check-in to start, followed by intention-setting for the experience (that will be woven into the meditation), a 30-45 minute guided mediation, and will conclude with a short period for feedback.

Wendy Blair, LCSW-R is a holistic psychotherapist, accredited certified Emotional Freedom Technique/EFT “tapping” practitioner, and a Daring To Rest Yoga Nidra Facilitator. For questions, contact Wendy at wblair@wendyfblair.com.

All classes take place in the library community room. Regular Community Rest Circles occur monthly on the third Sunday.

For directions or further information call 255-1255 or visit gardinerlibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page.

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