Library News : Week of September 09 – September 14, 2019

 
Here’s what’s going on at Gale Free Library
 
for the week of
 
September 09 – September 14, 2019
 
 
• Knitting Group
 
No matter your level of expertise
- beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between –
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.
 
Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!
 
 
 Monday, September 9, 2019, and all Mondays the library is open
 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
 Program Room
 
 
• Contemporary Book Group
 
For its September 2019 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group
has chosen
This is How it Always is
by Laurie Frankel.
 
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Program Room
 
 
• English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
 
Our English as a Second Language class
is back from its summer break!
 
Our class is designed for adults who are
non-native English speakers
who want to improve their English language skills. 
 
Registration required: Class is free but there is a limit of
15 people.  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569.  
 
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Program Room
 
 
• Creative Playtime
 
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.  We set up lots of blocks, bricks, puzzles, cars, and toys to create an imaginative play space.  Come meet other families in a fun, casual way. 
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old with caregiver
 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room
 
 
• Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Welcome back to Mindful Moment! 
 
This fall we will be exploring practices to help you develop your own daily mindful pause.  Participants will experience sitting meditation practices as well as gentle mindful walking and movement.  An opportunity to share insights, experiences, and questions will also be provided. 
 
All are welcome, no registration necessary.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
Please note:  the door closes promptly at 6 p.m. to avoid disturbing the session.   
 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Program Room
 
 
• The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, September 14, 2019
 
The Book Cellar,
Gale Free Library’s used book store,
will accept donations
Saturday, September 14, 2019,
from 10 a.m. until noon.
 
We accept
both hardcover and paperback books
in good condition.
 
We do not accept
textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias,
VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or CDs.
 
 
Thank you for your generosity throughout the year! 
 
 
––  A Look Ahead  ––
 
• Writing Workshop – “The News”     
 
Come join us as we look at short published pieces and discuss what makes them successful.  Each meeting features a particular theme, with a focus on helping you apply what you learn to whatever style of writing you prefer.
 
This month we’ll look at
writers’ artistic responses to current events
in local or national news.
 
You will not be required to write or share your own work, but you will have the option to do so in a warm supportive atmosphere at the end of the meeting.
 
No special knowledge or experience is necessary.  All who enjoy reading and writing are welcome to attend.
 
Registration required:  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569. 
 
Monday, September 16, 2019
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Program Room
 
 
• English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
 
Our class is designed for adults who are
non-native English speakers
who want to improve their English language skills. 
 
Registration required: Class is free but there is a limit of
15 people.  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569.  
 
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Program Room
 
 
• Cooking Club – A Taste of Poland
 
Gale Free Library’s own “Chef Magda”
will join us this month
to show us that
there’s a lot more to Polish cuisine
than golabki and pierogi!
 
You’re invited to come see, smell, and taste the delicacy of Polish food as Magda shares some of her family’s recipes, passed down through generations. 
 
There will be many dishes to try and one recipe will be prepared at the Library. 
 
Registration required:  Program is limited to 35 participants. 
To register, stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569.
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Program Room
 
 
• Drop-in Stories
 
We’ll sit on a blanket in the Children’s Room and read some of our favorite stories
with a special emphasis on classic storybooks. 
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Children up to age 5 with caregiver
 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Room
 
 
• Classics Book Group
 
For its September 2019 meeting,
the Classics Book Group
has chosen
Hamlet
by William Shakespeare.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Program Room
 
 
• The Big G:  A LEGO County Fair
 
Come see our LEGO County Fair!  Some of our LEGO kids helped create this fantastic fair to celebrate the American tradition of fall county fairs. 
 
Come see us Saturday, September 21, when all the motors will be running. 
 
Week of September 21-27, 2019
Children’s Room
 
 
• The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, September 21, 2019
 
The Book Cellar,
Gale Free Library’s used book store,
will accept donations
Saturday, September 21, 2019,
from 10 a.m. until noon.
 
We accept
both hardcover and paperback books
in good condition.
 
We do not accept
textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias,
VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or CDs.
 
 
Thank you for your generosity throughout the year!