Events & Classes

Naples Library Events Calendar – April 2019 

2019 calendar

April 2019
Art Gallery: The artwork of Clint Simmons and the photography of Larkin & Trevor, Opening & Reception April 11

Every Thursday afternoon in April 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 April 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 morning in April 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 April 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. Once a month Pet Connections from the ARC of Ontario County provides Tales for Tails, a youth reading program.

Every Tuesday afternoon in April 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. Once a month Pet Connections from the ARC of Ontario County provides Tales for Tails, a youth reading program.

Every Thursday evening in April 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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays in April (Beginning on April 4) 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Bone Builders: Beginning on Thursday, April 4, the Naples Library will be offering Bone Builders, 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

Every Wednesday in April 2:00-3:00 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 every Wednesday from 2-3 PM for a relaxing guided meditation in a peaceful environment. No registration is required for this free program, which is for ages 18 and up.

Mondays in April 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.

April 2 & 16: 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!

April 2: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Naples Library Evening Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann is April’s selection. Copies are available at the circulation desk upon request.

April 4: Thursday 1:00 – 2:00 PM (Note new time)
Lunch Time Book Club: You bring your lunch, we’ll provide the dessert and beverages! This 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. April selection is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

April 9: Tuesday 5:30-7:30 PM
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Workshop: Join Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District, Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County at the Naples Library as we welcome Charlotte Malmborg from the NYS Hemlock Initiative for a presentation about research updates and management of hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA). In this talk you’ll learn about the importance of hemlocks on our landscape, the threat of HWA, the present and future of HWA management in New York, and how you can be involved in slowing the spread of HWA in your area. Hemlock trees are a foundation species in our forests and are threatened by the invasive HWA. The New York State Hemlock Initiative addresses this threat through research, management practices, and outreach. This workshop is intended for all, including beginners just learning about hemlock trees and HWA, as well as those with intermediate knowledge and/or skill looking to stay updated and engaged.
Attendance is free, but please let us know you are coming so we can plan accordingly. Participants are encouraged to bring note taking supplies. Snacks will be provided! FOR REGISTRATION or more INFORMATION: or call Yates County Cornell Cooperative Extension at (315) 536-5123

April 10 & 24: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month by Appointment
Ontario County Health Insurance Navigator: 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.

April 13: Saturday 10 AM – 12:00 PM
Nature JournalingPhenology; recording seasonal changes: Join local writer, educator and environmentalist Angela Cannon as she invites you to celebrate the emergent world with pen, paper, and a sense of wonder. Join us to practice nature observation and recording. We will be interpreting signs of spring, especially tree budding and bird arrivals. Learn more about how to participate in citizen science programs and contribute your valuable information to our understanding of the natural world and seasonal changes.

April 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.

April 16: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Taking Baghdad Book Signing and Author Talk with Aaron Grant: Taking Baghdad: Victory in Iraq with the US Marines is one of the few histories of Operation Iraqi Freedom written by a Marine who actually served in the war. It covers the twenty-two-day push to Baghdad in 2003, which was one of the most efficient conflicts in the annals of warfare. This book is for soldiers and civilians, for historians and the young who need to understand war. So much more than facts and figures, Taking Baghdad is a dynamic account of the real struggles of war. Corporal Grant illuminates the success in Iraq for those who see Iraq for what it became afterward: a war in which America lost heart. Written on sand-covered pages during the invasion and after, the author guides us step by step on a journey through the desert, through war and peace.
Join author Aaron Grant, 2008 retired Staff Sergeant United States Marine Corps, for a book talk and signing of Taking Baghdad. Grant was commander of a local VFW and is commandant of a growing Marine Corps League detachment in his hometown in upstate New York. He is the author of Shaping the Colonies: Essays on Early American History and The Non-Commissioned Officer’s War: Combined Action Doctrine that could have Saved Vietnam. He received his bachelor’s degree in American history at Empire State and holds a master’s degree in military history at Norwich University. He currently teaches American history using intellectual, economic, and military perspectives at John 15 Leah Homeschooling Group in Middlesex, NY. Mr. Grant resides in quiet upstate New York with his wife and children.

April 18: Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Blackout Poetry with Edgar Brown: Blackout poetry, simply put, is what is left after you’ve “blacked out” all the non-essential words on a printed page. The words chosen can also inspire visual imagery that complements your chosen text. The words on your page become creative writing prompts. You make the magic happen when your personal thoughts and experiences are found, expressed in the hidden language of your printed page. Naples Public Library will be hosting a Blackout Poetry workshop with Edgar Brown in honor of Poetry Month. All materials will be provided, but if you have some favorites, you’re welcome to bring them. After a short introduction you will try your hand at creating found poems and imagery to go along with it. We’ll share our poems at the end of the evening. Edgar Brown is a frequent contributor, a NYS certified art teacher, and an instructor at Writers&Books Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat in Naples, NY. For more information, call the Naples Public Library at (585) 372-2757.

April 23: Tuesday 6:00-7:30 PM
Introduction to Project Drawdown with Angela Cannon: Learn how to be a Change Maker for our beautiful Naples Valley. Understand how all citizens can offset carbon emissions with just a few simple choices. Draw Down 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. This is an inspiring presentation that will leave you feeling empowered. Naples Library and Angela Cannon will join Summit in the Valley for this informative presentation. NCS Students will share their research on sustainability. This event will be held at the Naples High School Cafeteria.

April 24: Wednesday 5 PM
Naples Library Board of Trustees Meeting:
Public is welcome

April 27: Saturday 10:30 AM – 3 PM
Ontario County Master Forest Owner Workshop and Woods Walk: Workshop will take place at the Naples Library and the woods walk will be at Camp Cutler. The Master Forest Owner program provides private woodland owners of New York State with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forest holdings wisely. Over 140 experienced and highly motivated volunteer MFOs are available statewide, ready to assist neighbor woodland owners with the information needed to start managing their woodlands, through free site visits to landowner’s properties. FOR REGISTRATION or more INFORMATION: or call Yates County Cornell Cooperative Extension at (315) 536-5123

April 30: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Environmental Literacy Book Club : Join local writer, educator and environmentalist Angela Cannon as she discusses the poetry of Mary Oliver. Pulitzer Prize winning poet, and one of the most popular poets in America. Her work is deeply tied to the natural world and a sense of wonder.

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