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May 2022

Library CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend

May 28 - May 30

In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed from Saturday, May 28th 2022 until Monday, May 30th, 2022. The library will re-open on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience. Have a happy and safe holiday!

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Book of the Day: Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence

May 28

For Mira Williams, the summer is not off to a great start. Her best friend, Thomas, just moved a billion and one miles away from Florida, to Washington, DC. Her dad has been laid off and is feeling down. And Tamika Smith, Mira's nemesis, who's kept her in second place at the school science fair four years running, just moved into Thomas's old house--right down the street from Mira. Things also don't seem right with Mira's beloved cat, Sir Fig…

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Book of the Day: I am Quiet

May 29

Emile is not shy--he is quiet. Emile may seem timid and shy on the outside, but on the inside he is bustling with imagination. While grown-ups and even other kids may see Emile as the shy kid who doesn't raise his hand in class, we know that Emile is actually a high-seas adventurer, a daring explorer, and a friend to wild beasts. This story honors and encourages the beauty of knowing ourselves for exactly who we are.

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Book of the Day: Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves

May 30

Life for Louisa June is changing in big swells, like storm currents in her tidewater Virginia. Days after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Hitler declared war on the US, unleashing U-boat subs to attack American ships. Suddenly, the waves outside Louisa June's farm aren't for  fishing or watching wild swans or sculling her family's boat--they're dangerous, swarming with hidden enemies. Her oldest brothers' ships risk U-boats' torpedo hits. her sister leaves home to weld Liberty boats. And then…

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Book of the Day: Bold Words for Black Women

May 31

Bold Words for Black Women honors fifty modern leaders who have dared to raise their voices and persevere through hardship and injustice to become revolutionaries and dreamers, artists, and creators. Featuring women like musical powerhouse Beyonce Knowles-Carter, tennis great Serena Williams, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and activist Angela Davis, this stylish book is perfect for any reader searching for inspired words about grace, courage, strength, and self-love.

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Mindful Movement

May 31 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 31, 2022

Woman in gentle yoga pose

We are again co-partnering with the Long Hill Library and Anita Pacheco of Anita’s Attitude Adjustments, our MMT yoga and Walking Meditation instructor, to offer “Mindful Movement” Tuesday evenings beginning January 4, 2022 on Zoom. What is Mindful Movement? Our instructor asks us to think of it as gently moving our bodies while calming our minds. Using our breath, imagery and alignment, we will distract the overstimulated mind by changing its focus. With various movements and postures we will release…

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Story Time Ages 2-5

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until June 22, 2022

Join us for stories inside the library! Come listen to stories and make a craft with us. Story time will meet on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings at 10:00am from April 5th to June 25th. For ages 2-5.

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June 2022

Outdoor Qigong

June 1 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 28, 2022

Qigong is a traditional Chinese mindful exercise system for cultivating and strengthening the body’s vital energy. Also known as “Chinese Yoga,” Qigong consists of a series of slow-flowing movements, which gently stretch muscles, tendons and ligaments. Similar to Tai Chi, these low-impact exercises heighten awareness of the mind-body-breath connection. Meditation and visualization are also a part of Qigong practice. Using the mind, the practitioner gathers, guides and circulates internal energy with graceful and precise movements. Qigong can be practiced by…

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Bilingual Yoga: Outdoors/Yoga Bilingüe: Afuera

June 1 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2022

With busy schedules our bodies need deep rest and replenishment. Restorative yoga helps to regulate the nervous system and promote relaxation through gentle floor movement followed by longer-held static poses. Many restorative yoga postures are supported by yoga blocks and bolsters, which can be easily substituted with common household items such as books, pillows, and blankets. This class is accessible to people of all ages, abilities and levels of yoga experience and offered in both English and Spanish. This program…

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