Events & Classes

Naples Library Events Calendar – February 2019 

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Art Gallery: Naples’s artist Darryl Abraham’s work will be on display through the middle of February followed by the artwork of elementary students from Naples Central School and the artwork of Skippy Raines.

Every Thursday afternoon in February from 3 -4 PM
Open Tech Help: Staff will be available to help to answer your technology questions. No registration required.

Every Tuesday morning in February 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 Wednesday morning in February at 10:30 PM
Pre-school Story time with Miss Melissa : 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.

Every Tuesday afternoon in February from 4-5 PM
After School Youth Club: Every week we will meet to either play board games, create and make stuff, paint, learn a skill or craft. Kids are invited to hang out, have fun and enjoy a free snack.

Every Thursday evening in February from 6-9 pm
TASC High School Equivalency Certificate Classes: TASC formerly known as GED Prep classes are being held at the Naples Library. An instructor is available Thursday evenings from 6-9 PM through the Adult Basic Education Program Office of FLCC. Call FLCC Canandaigua Campus at (585) 785-1544 or (585) 785-1431 for more information.!

February 4, 11, 25: 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.

February 5: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Naples Library Evening Book Club: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin is February’s selection. Copies are available at the circulation desk upon request.

February 5: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Environmental Literacy Book Talk : Join local writer, educator and environmentalist Angela Cannon as she discusses John Burrough’s essay on “The Art of Seeing Things” (from his book The Art of Seeing Things) Read it at
February 7: Thursday 12:00 PM (Noon) – 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Book Club: You bring your lunch, we’ll provide the dessert and beverages! The Brown Bag Book Club meets at 12:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month in the library Meeting Room. Read the featured book and enjoy a lively discussion. January selection is The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.

February 13 & 27: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month by Appointment
Health Insurance Navigator for S2AY Rural Health Network: 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.

February 7 & 21: 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 guide you in this musical experience! No prior knowledge necessary, we’ll learn and have fun as we go.

February 9: Saturday 10 AM
Naples Weavers’ Guild Meeting

February: All Month
Nature Journaling: Join local writer, educator and environmentalist Angela Cannon as she leads our nature journalists in an at-home activity on-line with the theme of “Celestial Observations”. There will be instructions on-line via the Naples Library home page, Facebook page and a link through email. We are excited to be trying this method out and looking forward to sharing our accomplishments and observations together. Get on our Nature Journaling in the Time of Climate email list by calling the library at 374-2757.

February 11 : 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.

February 5 & 19: 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. This month we celebrate our 1-Year Anniversary! Join us!

February 19: Tuesday 5:30 PM
Making Earrings with Linda Cass from Loudee’s Jewelry: Learn basic wire wrapping techniques to design and create a beautiful pair of earrings.  All supplies and tools will be provided.  No experience necessary.  There will be a limit of 12 people for this class, so please sign up early! Loudee’s Jewelry is Linda’s nickname-inspired business, and consists of hand-crafted wearable pieces of art, made right here in the Western New York region.

February 13: Wednesday 5 PM
Naples Library Board of Trustees Meeting:
Public is welcome

February 26: Tuesday 6-7 PM
Needle Felted Mittens: Please join local craftsperson Terry Brayman has she instructs a class to needle felt using upcycled sweaters to create mittens or fingerless gloves. Needle felting using wool roving or yarns will allow each participant to embellish their mittens or gloves to create a unique work of functional, wearable art! The upcycled wool sweaters will be provided, but if you would like to bring your own make sure it is 100% wool – washed in hot soapy water (I use washing machine on hot water) and dried in dryer. Your sweater will not be felted (and several sizes smaller) We will have materials needed to needle felt again if you have some special yarn that is wool or alpaca feel free to bring it with you. No experience is needed, but registration is required. Call 374-2757 to register.

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