Calendar

May
1
Sat
National Inventors Month Trivia via Kahoot!
May 1 – May 31 all-day
May
11
Tue
Virtual Book Club & Chat
May 11 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Starting in December, registration is required to participate. Your own Zoom account is not necessary, but you’ll need an active email account to to receive the login information. It will be automatically sent after registration. Book club selections will be available as e-books and physical books, and chosen three months at a time.

Haven’t used Zoom, or need a refresher? Let Geeks On Tour show you how.

Limited copies of each book will be available at the help desk or they can be immediately downloaded from Hoopla. Some selections may also be available on cloudLibrary & Overdrive. We’ve also added a Book Chat session, in case you would like to share what other books you’ve been reading lately.

March 8—for Women’s history Month–reading The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
April 13—reading Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
May 11—reading Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman

Register Here!


Bookography links and data courtesy of Goodreads.com
May
12
Wed
Virtual Evening Flow Yoga
May 12 @ 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Virtual Evening Flow Yoga

Instructed by: Anne Hughes

This Slow Flow practice will lead you through a series of yoga poses that focus on strengthening, lengthening, and stretching. Side effects may include a sense of well-being and feelings of peace and calmness!

Recommended props:
1. Two foam yoga blocks
2. A blanket
3. A yoga strap (or belt, towel, scarf)

Register Here

May
20
Thu
Illuminated Letters Series
May 20 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Illuminated Letters Series

Illuminated Letters Series

THIS CLASS WILL MEET IN-PERSON IN THE YOUTH ROOM. MASKS REQUIRED.

Approximate time to complete project: 2 hours

“Illuminate letters, together with other forms of decorations, were used before the invention of the printing press to enrich hand written books, or manuscripts. The illumination art mainly used bright bold colors and gold, illumination actually means “to light up.”

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In this class we are going to create our own illuminated letter in an easy and accessible way, step by step, without the use of professional tools for calligraphy–just using acrylic paint markers.

Materials needed for the class:

  1. Pencil and eraser
  2. Sturdy paper for painting (Mixed media or watercolor paper), approximate size 6X8 inches.
  3. Paint Markers, any brand, 3 colors of your choice, plus GOLD and WHITE. Greta uses Elmer’s Painters Opaque brand.
  4. A ruler (or square and ruler set) to trace straight lines.
  5. Painter’s tape (for clean lines around borders).
  6. Optional: carbon paper to trace the letter. *Greta will share her carbon paper with class, if needed.

 

May
22
Sat
Virtual Saturday Morning Yoga
May 22 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Virtual Saturday Morning Yoga

Instructed by: Sarah Hartwig

Get fit and healthy when you join us for a energizing session of yoga.

Register Here

Virtual Knitting Group via Zoom
May 22 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Virtual Knitting Group via Zoom

Knitting Classes for Beginners w/ Greta Pastorello

Register Here

Project: Coasters Option A/B or both (according to your choice and/or beginning level)

The washcloth in the pictures measures 4X4 inches

Approximate time required: 2 Classes of 1h and 30 min. (It may be required to knit a little bit in  between classes, depending on individual speed and beginning level and if familiar or not with  the needle/yarn handling).

Materials:
– One pair of knitting needles US 7
– 1 skein of 100% cotton yarn for use with US 7 knitting needles. Yarn used in project was Peaches & Crème. Can be purchased at Walmart, Michael’s, JoAnn’s, and other big stores that sell yarn.
– Scissors
– Measuring tape (in case also a ruler will work fine)
Suggested-one crochet hook H8 (or suitable for the yarn size we are using). The crochet hook is useful to help correct mistakes, like when you have a dropped stitch to pick up.
– Optional-Tapestry needle suitable for knitting projects (metal or plastic).

Skills and information you will learn:
Type of yarn and care
Type of knitting needles and useful accessories for knitting
Cast on/Bind off
Knit (garter stitch)
Increase and decrease stitches
Pick up dropped stitches
Weave in ends

May
26
Wed
Virtual Evening Flow Yoga
May 26 @ 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Virtual Evening Flow Yoga

Instructed by: Anne Hughes

This Slow Flow practice will lead you through a series of yoga poses that focus on strengthening, lengthening, and stretching. Side effects may include a sense of well-being and feelings of peace and calmness!

Recommended props:
1. Two foam yoga blocks
2. A blanket
3. A yoga strap (or belt, towel, scarf)

Register Here

May
29
Sat
Virtual Saturday Morning Yoga
May 29 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Virtual Saturday Morning Yoga

Instructed by: Sarah Hartwig

Get fit and healthy when you join us for a energizing session of yoga.

Register Here

Jun
5
Sat
Virtual Knitting Group via Zoom
Jun 5 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Knitting Classes for Beginners w/ Greta Pastorello

Register Here

Project: Please check back later

 

Approximate time required: 2 Classes of 1h and 30 min. (It may be required to knit a little bit in  between classes, depending on individual speed and beginning level and if familiar or not with  the needle/yarn handling).

Materials:

Skills and information you will learn:

Jun
8
Tue
Virtual Book Club & Chat
Jun 8 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Starting in December, registration is required to participate. Your own Zoom account is not necessary, but you’ll need an active email account to to receive the login information. It will be automatically sent after registration. Book club selections will be available as e-books and physical books, and chosen three months at a time.

Haven’t used Zoom, or need a refresher? Let Geeks On Tour show you how.

Limited copies of each book will be available at the help desk or they can be immediately downloaded from Hoopla. Some selections may also be available on cloudLibrary & Overdrive. We’ve also added a Book Chat session, in case you would like to share what other books you’ve been reading lately.

March 8—For Pride Month–reading Southernmost by Silas House
April 13—reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
May 11—reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Register Here!


Bookography links and data courtesy of Goodreads.com