Chase Away Those Winter Doldrums At The Clark Library

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CLARK – The Clark Public Library is offering fun, interactive programming this winter for people of all ages. Come in from the cold and check out these great events.

Storytime Stage, featuring storyteller-musicians Nora Maher and Erin Lee Kelly, presents Looking For Some Good Clean Fun on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2:30 p.m. This highly interactive program features songs, movement and a healthy dose of imagination for children ages 3 through 8. Celebrate fun food, terrific teeth and bubble baths gone horribly awry in this zany exploration of healthy habits.

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Older children will enjoy an introduction to yoga on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. Certified yoga instructor, Sharon Waldman, will discuss the different types and benefits of yoga. Most of the class will be spent learning yoga poses, so be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or large towel. This program is for children in grades 2 through 5.

There are still openings for the winter storytime session. The library is offering three storytime programs: Stories and More for 3 to 5 year olds on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., Tales for Tots on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Little Lapsit for children under 2 years on Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Teens will want to check out the new anime/manga club that meets every other Friday at 3:30 p.m. The first meeting will take place on Jan. 29. Meet like-minded teens who enjoy reading manga and watching anime. Share and discuss your favorite books and films. Suggest new manga and anime titles for the library and help plan manga/anime events. Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

A variety of interesting programs are offered for adults over the next few weeks. Step back into the past for Sentimental Journey: The Music of World War II and The Big Bands, on Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. Pianist, singer and narrator Fred Miller will perform and talk about the music you love and remember from World War II and the Big Band era.

Elisa Kessler Caporale will lead a basket weaving class on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Create your own red heart-shaped basket for Valentine’s Day. Participants must be over 18 years old.

Sharon Waldman, certified yoga instructor, returns to the library to gently guide adults and teens through basic yoga poses. All you need is comfortable clothing, a yoga mat or large towel, and a positive attitude. Come give yoga a try on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

The word Pirate brings to mind buried treasure, walking the plank, wooden legs, and Jolly Roger flags. How close are these images, though, to the real world of pirates? Who were these men and how did they live their lives?  These questions and others are addressed by Professor Angus Kress Gillespie of Rutgers University in a lively and fast-paced presentation entitled The Golden Age of Pirates on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

Because of limited space, registration is required for all programs. Use the online calendar at www.clarklibrary.org, call 1-732-388-5999 or sign up in person at the library.


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