Events & Classes

Naples Library Events Calendar – July 2019 

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July 2019

Art Gallery: Charlie Kingsley and Evelyne Albanese. Evelyne Albanese is an abstract painter and mixed media artist living and working in South Bristol, New York. Her work explores painting as well as a unique photo transfer technique used in her mixed media pieces. Albanese is a nationally renowned artist, she has been actively showing and selling her work for over 20 years. Charlie Kingsley’s creative journey started more than 30 years ago learning glassblowing at the Naples Mill School If Art. In the 90s he started experimenting with recycled metal sculpture in an attempt to use less fossil fuels. The last few years he changed direction again, delving into 2D artwork using inks and a touch of acrylic, reactive of his odd sense of humor and whimsical view of nature.

Every Tuesday morning in July 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 needs additional research. 374-2757

Every Tuesday afternoon in July 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 July 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.

Every Monday through Thursday in July from 1-2:30 PM
Summer Reading Program – See separate schedule

Every Monday – Thursday in July from 1-2 PM
Free Meals for ALL Kids and Teens – 18 and Younger No Application Needed. Meals must be eaten onsite. Sponsored by the Prattsburgh Central School.

Tuesday and Thursday mornings in July 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

July 3 & 17: Wednesdays in July 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.

July 2 & 16: Tuesdays 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.

July 2: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Naples Library Evening Book Club: Black River by S. M. Hulse is July’s selection. Copies are available at the circulation desk upon request.

July 11: Thursday 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch Time Book Club: Read the featured book and enjoy a lively discussion. July selection is Black River by S. M. Hulse.

July 11: Thursday 6-7 PM
Eco-Friendly Beeswax Wraps: Join us for a hands-on workshop to make your own reusable beeswax wraps – perfect for wrapping sandwiches, fruit, veggies, bread, and desserts. Made with 100% natural cotton, pine resin and jojoba oil (a natural anti-bacterial), you’ll learn how to make and care for your eco-friendly wraps. Beeswax wraps are a sustainable, reusable alternative to plastic wrap. Presented by Lynn Thurston and Drury McKenzie. Call the library at 374-2757 to register.

July 10 & 24: 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.

July 15 : 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.

July 16: Tuesday 6PM
Movie “First Man”: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Launch. First Man starring Ryan Gosling tells the story of NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong as he rigorously trains to become the first man to walk on the moon. This film is rated PG-13

July 17: Wednesday 5 PM
Naples Library Board of Trustees Meeting:
Public is welcome

July 18: Thursday 6-7:30 PM
Art Reception: Charlie Kingsley and Evelyne Albanese.

July 21: Sunday 5:30 PM
Community Square Dance with Aaron Lipp & The Mount Pleasant String Band at Hollerhorn Distilling, 8443 Spirit Run, Naples, NY 14512. Grab your dance partner, kids and neighbors and come on down to Hollerhorn Distilling for an evening of merriment. Kick up your heels to the music of Aaon Lipp and the Mount Pleasant String Band featuring Cap Cooke, and Doug & Bobby Henrie with the spirited calling by Petra Page-Mann. Admission is Free! Food and Beverages available for purchase. All-Ages event. **

July 23: Tuesday 6-7:30 PM
Learn Basic Chords and Songs with Aaron Lipp: Learn basic chords and songs on the ukulele (or bring your own stringed instrument) from Naples musician and songwriter Aaron Lipp. Class size is limited. Participants must register by calling the library at 374-2757. **

July 25: Thursday 6-7:30 PM
Basic Songwriting with Aaron Lipp: Learn from Naples musician and songwriter Aaron Lipp how to start with your title and hook, develop your theme, find your melody and chords, work collaboratively on the parts of your song, and work on finishing touches. Class size is limited. Participants must register by calling the library at 374-2757. **

July 30: Tuesday 6-7:30 PM
The Meaning of Song with Aaron Lipp: Join Naples musicians and songwriters Aaron Lipp and Jack Jones for an evening of song sharing. Aaron and Jack will share songs that are meaningful to them and invite folks from the community to talk about, share, and perform their favorites. Bring an instrument or your voice if you feel inspired to play a tune, sing, or just tell a story about your memorable song. **

** These programs are made possible through a generous grant from the Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants 2019

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