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  • Songwriter Circle-Hudson Valley Music Collective
    Wednesday March 20
    6:30 – 8:00 PM
    Meets Bi-Monthly
    $10 Suggested Donation

    These songwriter circles hosted by the Hudson Valley Music Collective (HVMC) will give musicians the chance to share with each other the successes and pitfalls of composing.

    This will not be restricted by any genre and will give creators the chance to learn from one another, hone their craft, and share new work.

    Click here for more information.

  • Yoga Nidra: Guided Meditation for
    Anxiety and Stress Relief with Wendy Blair
    Saturday 4/20 & Tuesday 4/30
    3:30 – 4:30 PM

     
    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.

    Wendy Blair, LCSW-R is a holistic psychotherapist, accredited certified Emotional Freedom Technique/EFT “tapping” practitioner, and a Daring To Rest Yoga Nidra Facilitator.

  • Ukuleleans-Gardiner Library Ukulele Club
    Second Wednesdays of the month
    7 – 9 PM

    Free.

    All ages welcome, from beginner to experienced. Our aim will be to encourage one another along as we have fun with this uniquely upbeat instrument. We’ll also give individuals the opportunity to perform for the group, if they desire, building confidence to perform in front audiences.


    Jeff Pfeffer has been playing the ukulele for over 20 years, giving lessons to beginners along the way. He particularly enjoys tin-pan-alley, novelty songs, and sing-a-longs, with a focus on performance.

  • "In the Footsteps of the Goddess, a Journey
    through Patriarchy to a New Human Conciousness"
    Presentation by Hana Maritz
    Saturday April 27
    1 – 2 PM

    Join Hana Maritz for a slide presentation that looks at the art and artifacts of matrifocal societies to see how our ancestors interpreted their world, and what that reveals about us.

    Hana Maritz is a retired NYC high school art teacher, a working artist, a student of the Goddess, and award winning author of seven children's books. She is also a Reiki master and shamanic practitioner.

  • Escribir Borracho, Editar Sobrio ("Write Drunk, Edit Sober")
    Writing Workshop with Steven Lewis
    Saturday, May 4
    12:00 – 2:30 PM
    Pre-registration required.

    This workshop is about writing without bloodshed-and without alcohol. It's about breaking through writer's block and the virtues, the challenges, and the exhilaration of letting the story tell itself. Discover how to unblock the story you've been longing to tell.

    Steven Lewis is a former Mentor at Empire State College, current member of the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute faculty, author and longtime freelancer. His work has been published widely, including in The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Spirituality & Health and a biblically long list of parenting magazines. His latest book, A Hard Rain, was published in 2018 by Codhill Press.


     
Battle of the Books 2019
Sign up at the library.
Grades 7 and up.
Contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org for
more information.

 
Compete against other public libraries in this Jeopardy-style match. Buzz in. Answer. Victory! A moderator asks 17 questions per round concerning eight pre-selected books.

Join now and prepare for the regional battle in September! Community Service hours, monthly team meet-ups at the library April through June and weekly over the summer. T-Shirts, prizes and more.