Events & Classes

Naples Library Events Calendar – February 2020

February Calendar at a glance

February 2020
Art Gallery: Featured Artists – Kris Knight.   Permanent Installation – Peter Blackwood, photography.

Mondays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Youth Club: Tweens and teens are invited to hang out after school and participate in cool activities, have a snack and socialize. Activities will promote STEM learning and encourage kids’ self-esteem. Kendyl Litwiller and Ally Sick will lead the activities.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Bone Builders: Bone Builders is a free exercise class for senior citizens that will help strengthen your bones, improve your balance, and increase your range of motion. Each session will incorporate the use of light hand and leg weights which will require a doctor’s written consent. Pending clearance, participants can exercise without weights. This program is a collaboration with the Ontario County Office of the Aging and will be led by Pauline Preston, certified instructor. Call the library with any questions or concerns. 374-2757

February 4 & 18 : Tuesday 10:30 am – Noon
Naples Library Lounge: The lounge meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30 AM to noon and provides a place where adults can gather, socialize, play board and card games, read newspapers and magazines, and enjoy coffee, tea and light refreshment. Conversation Table open to all.

Tuesdays from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Naples Library Archives – Open Hours: The Naples Library Archives is staffed with local volunteer experts who are available to answer your questions about Naples history or genealogy. Please call ahead if you have a specific question that need additional research. 374-2757

Tuesdays from 3 – 4 PM
Tech Help Tuesdays: You’ve got tech questions, we’ve got answers! Join us on Tuesday afternoons for an hour of informal questions and answers about using a computer. Topics will range from setting up an email to using Google applications, job searches and more. Call 374-2757 to reserve a spot. Space is limited. The library will provide computers but folks are welcome to bring their own as well. Starts in January 2020

Wednesdays 2 – 4 PM
Play Mah Jongg: Similar to the card game rummy, American Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation. The game is played with a set of tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. This group meets every Tuesday afternoon to play Mah Jongg. If you would like to join, please call 374-2757 for details.

Fridays at 10:30 AM
Pre-school Story time: Parents and preschoolers are invited to come and listen to stories, sing songs, dance, play with puppets, do a simple craft and more every Friday morning at 10:30 AM.

February 4: Tuesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Elder Fraud and Scam Protection: Lifespan is offering elder scam and fraud prevention outreach to the Naples Community. Older adults are a favorite target for con artists and swindlers. Typically, these criminals use personal information, persistence and intimidation to swindle money from their victims. Unfortunately, scam victims may be too embarrassed or fearful to admit doubts to family or friends. Con artists usually appear to be trustworthy and sincere, and one can easily be taken in by an offer that seems too good to resist, especially from someone who sounds like a nice person. Lifespan can help if you suspect a scam or fraud. Lifespan can also help you avoid or handle unscrupulous contractors and telemarketers.

February 4: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Evening Book Club: Read the featured book and enjoy a lively discussion. Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny is February’s selection. Copies are available at the circulation desk upon request.

February 6: Thursday 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch Time Book Club: Read the featured book and enjoy a lively discussion. Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny is February’s selection. Copies are available at the circulation desk upon request.

February 6: Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Wineries of Naples – A Local History Talk with Wayne Buchar: Wayne will take you through an hour presentation of the history of grape growing and wine making in the Finger Lakes – with a focus on the Naples Valley – from the beginning in the early 1800’s through to the 1960’s. Wayne and his wife Christine joined the Naples Community seven years ago with the purchase of the Maxfield Inn. Wayne is currently the President of the Naples Historical Society.

February 13: Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Make a Watercolor Valentine with Tina Newton: Create a one-of-a-kind watercolor greeting card or painting with local artist and owner of Coffee and Canvas Tina Newton. Registration is required. Call 374-2757 or visit the library. This class is FREE and open to those ages 17 and up.

February 20: Thursday 6-7 PM
Documentary Movie Night: Sea of Shadows. The vaquita, the world’s smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the “cocaine of the sea.” Environmental activists, Mexican navy and undercover investigators are fighting back against this illegal multi-million-dollar business.

February 26: Wednesday 5 PM
Naples Library Board of Trustees Meeting:
Public is welcome

The Naples Library will be closed on February 17 in observance of Presidents Day

For a full listing of events go to our FACEBOOK page.