Events & Classes

Naples Library Events Calendar – November 2019 

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November 2019
Art Gallery: Featured Artists – Dahlia Elizabeth Wist and Paul Mitchel.  Dahlia Elizabeth Wist has studied and produced art since she was a child.  She’s been making abstract paintings and mixed media collages since 1996. In this showing, Dahlia uses a pour and flow technique to create paintings that celebrate elements and forms in nature.  She relays this technique to wood backdrops in her mixed media plaques, with scrap metal or hardware in the foreground. Paul has been involved with photography long enough to see the transition from a silver based process to the digital world of today. As a much younger man he studied photography at a school in Sacramento, California. Paul then operated a portrait, wedding and commercial studio here in the Finger Lakes Region for several years. Following that, he embarked on a career in Nursing while maintaining his interest in photography. Paul retired in 2018 after over thirty years as a Nurse Practitioner. As a lifelong resident of Middlesex, the hills, lakes, and farmland are ingrained in his psyche. He is currently exploring perspective and abstraction while recording the beauty of landscapes. Permanent Installation – Peter Blackwood, photography. Peter is best known for his nature, landscape, event, wedding, and portrait photographs.

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 will lead the activities.

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

Wednesdays 2 – 4 PM (Notice day change from Tuesdays)
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.

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

Thursdays 6:00- 9:00 PM
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ (formerly GED®) Preparation Classes are available to adult students who prefer classroom instruction to gain the skills necessary to prepare for and pass the TASC test. This FREE class is offered on Thursday evenings from 6-9 PM. Call 585-785-1544 or 585-785-1431 for more information or email

November 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.

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.

November 5: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Evening Book Club: Read the featured book and enjoy a lively discussion. Educated by Tara Westover is November’s selection. Copies are available at the circulation desk upon request.

November 7: Thursday 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch Time Book Club: Read the featured book and enjoy a lively discussion. Educated by Tara Westover is November’s selection. Copies are available at the circulation desk upon request.

November 7: Thursday 6-7 PM
Acrylic Painting Techniques with Tina Newton: Tina Newton owner of Tina’s Coffee and Canvas will demonstrate how to create a painting using the string pull method. The technique is really simple, and can be used to create a fluid acrylic background, and floral like forms by simply dragging string through the paint. Call the library at 374-2757 to register. Space is limited.

November 9: Saturday 10 AM
Naples Weaver’s Guild Monthly Meeting

November 12: Tuesday 6-7 PM
Author Talk & Book Signing- South of Little Rock by G.R. Adams: A powerful story of race, family, and small town life in the South in the 1950s. When the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis sends shock waves across the nation in 1957, widower Sam Tate, a white merchant and councilman with two young children, faces new questions of conscience, belief, and child-rearing in tiny Unionville, Arkansas. Becky Reeves, an unmarried northerner who has come south to teach while hiding a secret past, must decide how to approach current events in her seventh-grade class without getting fired.
*Next Generation Indie Book Award for Regional Fiction (US and Canada)
*National Indie Excellence Award for Regional Fiction (Southeast)
*Independent Publishers IPPY Bronze Medal for Regional Fiction (South)

About the Author
George Rollie Adams is president and CEO emeritus at Strong National Museum of Play, author of General William S. Harney: Prince of Dragoons (a Finalist for the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Book Award), coauthor of Nashville: A Pictorial History, and coeditor of Ordinary People and Everyday Life: Perspectives on the New Social History. He is a native of southern Arkansas and a former teacher and holds graduate degrees in history and education.

November 19 & 21: Tuesday and Thursday 6-7:30 PM
Printmaking – Holiday Card Workshop with Jessie Olney: Try your hand at printmaking — a fun process that begins with carving a design into linoleum, and then transferring the design onto paper. Instructor Jessie Olney will take you through the process and you will have a beautiful handcrafted print to take home with you. Participants are welcome to bring blank stationary to use as holiday greeting cards. This class is limited to 13 adult participants so registration is required. Call 374-2757 or stop in to register.

November 20: Wednesday 5 PM
Naples Library Board of Trustees Meeting:
Public is welcome

The Naples Library will be closed November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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