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A message from Nicole Lane, Library Director
Especially during the past two weeks I have used the Gardiner Library community for friendship, support and connection. Thank you for being there.
The Gardiner Library staff continues to develop ways to connect and serve you while the library is closed. This newsletter includes links to programs we will now offer remotely as well as some excellent resources we wanted to share. I have enjoyed hearing from many of you and answering your questions.
Please contact me anytime at nlane@rcls.org.
For Adults
Italian Conversational Class with Dr. Ornella Mazzuca
Wednesdays
5:30 - 6:30 PM


The Gardiner Library is continuing to offer our free weekly Italian Conversational Class online, via Zoom, until further notice. The link to join is https://zoom.us/j/976818818. This weekly class is designed for people who have some knowledge of the Italian language and would like to improve their conversational skills.
Click here for more information.

Slow-stitch and Knit/Crochet Groups
We have started an email chain to stay connected to fellow textile artisans. Each week we'll share an email with inspirational news, a website or project to share. If you'd like your email added, contact cthorenz@rcls.org

Celebrate National Poetry Month
Visit our Gardiner Library Poets Facebook group! April is National Poetry Month. We will be posting a poem a day and other poetry related goodies throughout the month. Please contribute by posting your own original works or favorite poems here.
All ages welcome.
Did You Know.....
You can save your reading and viewing checkout history in your library account. This is a
great service when you can't remember that book you read years ago or the movie you
watched last month.
Click into "my account" from here. Click "my preferences" and check the box "Record my checkout history."
Scroll to the bottom of the checkout tab to see history.
For Kids
Virtual Story Time with Miss Amy
Tuesdays, starting March 31
10:00 AM
Appropriate for preschool-aged children.
Join Miss Amy for stories and songs via Zoom until we can meet again at the library. Follow the link:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/483229614?pwd=Q2hudnVuT1RxUXNGcEJDK2hGOFNBUT09

Battle of the Books with Carolyn Thorenz
Book discussions and meetings through Zoom coming soon.
If you are in grades 7 and up, enjoy reading and would like to compete Jeopardy-style against other libraries consider joining the team. Discover new authors, make new friends, free books and community services hours are some of the perks.
Our first book discussion will be The Prince and the Dressmaker
by Jen Wang. Time and date to be announced.
Find this book on Overdrive or Libby.
Contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org for more information.

Teen Online Literary Magazine
Middle and high school students who enjoy writing poetry, short stories and graphic novels, join us as we launch our first online literary magazine.
Submit work through email and fellow authors will share critiques, suggestions and compliments. Once there's enough material and we feel as a group it's ready to go, the magazine will be formatted and published from the library website.
Contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org for more information.

Historical Miniature Gaming Club
Even though the library's temporarily on hiatus, the games must
go on! While we wait to battle Wings of Glory in person, here are some websites you may want to check out to keep that gaming spirit alive:
www.vassalengine.org - build and play online adaptions of board and card games.
www.juniorgeneral.org- templates to print out soldiers from a variety of eras and rules for different battles. From the American Revolution to WWII, there are soldiers waiting to form a brigade. All you need is cardboard, glue and mini-washers to mount them. A great site to familiarize yourself with basic building and game strategy. Contact cthorenz@rcls.org for tips on decorating basics and weekly emails on what the club has coming up.
Just a Reminder
2020 Census
Respond online, by mail or by phone.
1-844-330-2020
The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
It's about fair representation. Your time and effort make
a difference.
Gardiner Library Remote Resources
We know everyone is feeling overwhelmed, however we think these resources are worth checking out. Each week we will provide an updated and expanded list.
We hope you enjoy them.
Contact Nicole at nlane@rcls.org with any questions.
Kanopy and Kanopy Kids
Click here for more information.
Kanopy is an excellent video streaming service that provides quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, children's programming and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.

Overdrive and Libby- RCLS
Click here for more information.
Overdrive provides access to over 30,000 ebooks and audiobooks. Use an e-reader, tablet or a phone. No fines. Easy to use.
You can enjoy many titles immediately online or download them for offline use.



SimplyE - New York Public Library Card
Available to all New York State residents

Apply for a New York Public Library library card through SimplyE to gain remote access to over 300,000 digital resources, including e-books and audiobooks, as well as databases available
from home.

Free Online Tutoring through NYPL
Families can access these tools with a NYPL library card.

Through Brainfuse, kids and teens in grades K–12 can now access free, remote, one-on-one tutoring in a wide range of subjects and levels—from first-grade math to advanced algebra.
Tutoring is offered seven days a week from 2 PM to 11 PM via chat. Services are available in both English and Spanish.

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