Events & Classes

Naples Library Events Calendar – June 2019 

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June 2019
Art Gallery: The artwork of Howard Van Buren, a member of the Ontario County Arts Council and an associate member of several national and local watercolor societies. Howard specializes in watercolor painting and has painted house portraits and scenes of historic Canandaigua.  Howard is currently working on a series of barns finishing 6 to date with at least 6 more on the palette.  Several of his paintings are available in print.

Every Tuesday morning in June 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

Every Tuesday afternoon in June from 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.

Every Wednesday morning in June at 10:30 PM
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 Wednesday morning at 10:30 am. This month Pet Connections from the ARC of Ontario County provides Tales for Tails, a youth reading program will also be featured on June 19.

Tuesday and Thursday mornings in June 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

1st and 3rd Wednesday in June 3:00-4:00 PM
Mid-Week Mindfulness: Take a few moments out of your busy day to care for your mental health at Mid-Week Mindfulness for Adults. Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in a peaceful environment. No registration is required for this free program, which is for ages 18 and up.

June 3, 10, 17 & 24: Mondays 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Open Computer Lab: Kendyl Litwiller will be instructing small groups of six on Surface Go computers on Basic Computer Skills, Social Media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, start a Pinterest account and more. Participants must reserve a spot for each class by calling 374-2757. No prior computer knowledge necessary.

June 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.

June 2: Sunday 10:30 AM-Noon
Nature Journaling in the Garden at Fruition Seeds: Join Angela Cannon for a special day of nature journaling at Fruition Seeds.  A Garden Journal is a collage of hopes and plans, a record of planting dates, final and first frosts, the arrival of specific pollinators and pests. The Garden Journal is also a place of meditation, gratitude, and celebration. In this special “Nature Journaling in the time of Climate Change” event, participants will delve into the process of keeping such a valuable garden tool! Those who do not garden can join in to sketch and journal on the nature of nurtured ground. This program is FREE and is supported by a Rochester Regional Library Council Break-thru Grant awarded to the Naples Library.

June 4: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Naples Library Evening Book Club: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks is June’s selection. Copies are available at the circulation desk upon request.

June 5: Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch Time Book Club: Read the featured book and enjoy a lively discussion. June selection is The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks.

June 6: Thursday 6:00-7:00 PM
Dog Bite Prevention with Gail Furst: Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. For children, the injuries are more likely to be serious since the majority of injuries occur in the head, face or neck. Parents should be aware of some simple steps that can prevent dog bites. Presenter Gail Furst, certified professional dog trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and through Animal Behavior Institute is an Animal Assisted Therapy Professional.

June 8: Saturday 10 AM
Naples Weavers’ Guild Meeting

June 12 & 26: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month by Appointment
Health Insurance Navigator for Finger Lake Community Health: Devin Broadwell, Ontario County Navigator, helps individuals and families enroll in Health Insurance through the NYState of Health. Applicants that are eligible for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or the Essential Plan can enroll any time throughout the year. If the client is eligible for a Qualified Health Plan they must enroll during open enrollment unless they qualify for a special enrollment period. The navigator can help clients navigate the process in finding out what they are eligible for and help them enroll. Please call 1(800)346-2211 to make an appointment.

June 17 : Monday  4:00 – 5:00 PM
Adult Writers’ Group: Monthly meeting. Inviting writers looking to gain constructive feedback on their work and improve their craft.  The group will incorporate “craft talks” and readings (examples of good writing, writing that breaks new boundaries, writing across genres) with analysis, occasional writing prompts, info and sharing on publishing venues, and support. No registration necessary.

June 18: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:45 PM
Introduction to Project Drawdown: Learn about a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from Project Drawdown. Understand how all citizens can offset carbon emissions with just a few simple choices. Drawdown written and presented by Paul Hawkins helps us better understand the choices we can make in our daily routines that can improve our Naples Valley. Lynne Westmoreland presenter.

June 19: Wednesday 5 PM
Naples Library Board of Trustees Meeting:
Public is welcome

June 13: Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Ukulele Support Group:
Join your friends and neighbors for an open ended ukulele session. Learn songs together. Library Director Judy will be there to answer questions and help! No prior experience necessary, we’ll learn and have fun as we go.

June 20: Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Balloon Painting for Adults with Tina Newton: Balloon painting is a fun way to get involved in creating art. By using balloons, you have a fun way to apply paint that can make some beautiful textures and patterns. Tina Newton, local artist and owner of Coffee & Canvas, will be your instructor. Please call the library at 374-2757 to register for this class.

June 25: Tuesday 6:00- 7:00 PM
History of “The Elms” Cottage on Canandaigua Lake: Come hear about the story of a family “cottage” on the east shore of Canandaigua Lake. Hear what sources were used to put the history of the locations together, and make a place come alive with its own story. Everyone exists in a time and place, and this location does have quite the back story. Presenter Larry Naukam is a retired local history librarian, President of the Rochester Genealogical Society, and has been going to The Elms since he was an infant.


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