Stoughton Public Library announces upcoming schedule | #elderly | #seniors | #execrise
Stoughton Public Library recently announced its upcoming schedule for the month of May.
For more information and to register for programs, visit the Events Calendar at http://stoughton.org/library or call the library at 781-344-2711.
Welcome Back: The Stoughton Public Library building is open to our patrons for browsing and computer use, by appointment, the following hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. Same day appointments can be made by calling the library at 781-344-2711. Please enter the building through the front door only as all services and collections have been contained on the first floor.
Database and Online Services News: The Stoughton Public Library is now offering free online access to The Wall Street Journal. Visit our website for details on how to set up an account. Ancestry Library Edition has extended remote access to Stoughton library card patrons through June. With its Community Read initiative, Overdrive has donated collections of simultaneous use ebooks and audiobooks to libraries around the world. For more details and to register for programs, visit the Event Calendar on our website http://stoughton.org/library or give the library a call at 781-344-2711.
Library Virtual Art Gallery Features Delores Staton and Nancy Wluka: Delores Staton started painting to offset the stress of the real estate world. Her study of watercolor was enhanced through classes with Nancy Sargent Howell, Carla Carey and Beverly Rippel. Her study of French Literature instilled in her a love for French Impressionism. She believes that art should not dictate but open the way for personal revelation. For Delores art is an expression of feeling, an emotional out-pouring. She loves vibrant color. Nancy Wluka is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design Adult Education and New England School of Art and now explores watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography and collage. She invites viewers of her art to experience a new world through vision and touch and indulge themselves in the emotions of each piece.
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Virtual Book Discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. May 5. This month’s selection is “An Elderly Woman Who Is Up To No Good” by Helene Tursten. The book is available at the library, through the Old Colony Library Network as well as electronically on the library’s free Libby App. It is also on the library’s circulating Kindles that are available for check out. Registration required.
Virtual Card making with Christine: 10 to 11 a.m. May 8. Create greeting cards together on Zoom. The library will provide the supplies for registrants via its Front Porch Pickup.
EasyFitness with Carolina: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. May 3. Join Certified Personal Trainer and exercise instructor Carolina Pokraka as she shows participants how to stretch and strengthen using dumbbells or common household objects. Registration via the library’s Event Calendar is required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link prior to the class.
Zumba with Carolina: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. May 4, 11, 18. Join Certified Personal Trainer and exercise instructor Carolina Pokraka for a high-energy Zumba class. Registration via the library’s Event Calendar is required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link prior to the class.
Your Consumer Rights: 6 to 7 p.m. May 19. A member of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Community Engagement team will speak about our rights as consumers, including: retail rights, debt collection, credit information and fraud. Registration via the library’s Event Calendar is required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link prior to the class.
The Year in Film: 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 26. “1981, A 40-Year Retrospective of Swan Songs, Sequels, and New Beginnings.” Stoughton’s own film historian Frank Mandosa takes a look back at the films of 1981. Registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants one day prior to this event.
Gentle/Chair Yoga with Karen: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays throughout May. Join Karen for morning yoga sessions that are gentle and can be done in a chair. Registration is required. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to their first session that is good for all yoga classes.
All Ages Yoga with Karen: 11 a.m. to noon Fridays throughout May. Appropriate for all levels of skill and experience. Registration is required. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to their first session that is good for all yoga classes.
PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
Virtual Coffee with Chewbacca: 2:30 p.m. May 1. Draw Chewbacca step-by-step, with the instructor, then paint a portrait of the galactic furry with brewed coffee or paint. Bonus: Printable PDF of “Wash Your Hans” to color at home. This program is for teens in grades sixth through 12th and adults.
Virtual Brush Lettering DIY, part three of four: 3:30 p.m. May 11. Learn the basic techniques of brush lettering with Wanita to build upon one’s drawing skills. This program is for teens in grades sixth through 12th and adults.
Teen Advisory Board: 3:30 p.m. May 12. Join TAB for volunteer and leadership experience. Register for the meeting link and more information. Open to teens in grades sixth through 12th.
Virtual Gnome Desk Buddy: 2:30 p.m. May 15. Using objects in the craft kit, participants will make a stuffed Gnome to park on their desk or nightstand. There is no sewing involved in this craft and the mess will be minimal. This program is for teens in grades sixth through 12th and adults.
Baby Yoda Finger Puppets: 4 p.m. May 19. Join Mandy from Wicked Good Henna where she will teach participants how to make a Baby Yoda finger puppet. Space is limited; sign up for the zoom meeting link and kits. This program is for teens in grades sixth through 12th.
Virtual Cooking with Chef Julie, Chocolate Chip Cookies: 3 p.m. May 21. Attendees will need a large microwaveable mug, a microwave, and to get ingredients for the recipe in order to participate from home. Open to teens in grades sixth through 12th.
Virtual Sculpt a Sloth: 4 p.m. May 24. Attendees will sculpt a sloth with air dry clay. This program is for teens in grades sixth through 12th.
Virtual Brush Lettering DIY, part four of four: 3:30 p.m. May 25. Learn the basic techniques of brush lettering with Wanita to build upon one’s drawing skills. This program is for teens in grades sixth through 12th and adults.
Virtual Teen Book Club: 3:30 p.m. May 26. Join the library for its new Teen Bookish Book Club inspired by the Teen Advisory Board. Open to teens in grades sixth through 12th.
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Virtual Family Star Wars Trivia for ages 6 and up: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 3. Join host Olivia Chartrand, of Virtual Games Girl, as she hosts a family friendly Star Wars Trivia event. Teams can be individual or include the whole family. Questions are geared for ages 6 years and older, but all are welcome. This is a low pressure, for fun only, trivia event and no prizes will be awarded.
Virtual Family Storytime: 10 to 10:30 a.m. May 4, 11, 18 and 25. Join Ms. Amy and Ms. Stacey for family storytime over Zoom. Participants will listen to stories, sing and dance. Stories are geared towards ages 2-6 but all ages are welcome. Weekly sign-up required. Register online and an email with the Zoom Link will be sent one hour prior to the event.
Virtual Zumba for ages 4-8: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 5. Certified Personal Trainer and Zumba Instructor Carolina Pokraka will lead children in an engaging exercise class filled with music. Please have children wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and have water nearby. Parents are encouraged to join. This is a Zoom event and registration is required. Sign up once for all three sessions. The Zoom link will be sent out one hour prior to the event.
Virtual Pajama Storytime: 6:30 to 7 p.m. May 5. Join Ms. Amy & Ms. Stacey for bedtime stories and songs. Stories are geared towards ages 2-6, but all ages welcome. This is a live Zoom event and registration is required. The link will be emailed one hour prior to the event.
Storytime in Halloran Park: 10:30 to 11 a.m. May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29, weather permitting. Halloran Park is located on Pierce St., Stoughton. Take a blanket to sit on or an umbrella for shade. Attendees are asked while attending storytime that masks are used and social distancing is observed. No sign up required.
Curious George Storytime Series: 1 to 2 p.m. May 6, 13, 20 and 27 in Halloran Park for 3–5-year-olds with Carol Carver, of Self Help Inc. This is a four-week session. Register by contacting Carol Carver at 508-559-1666, ext. 1811 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is for ages 3-5 and their caregivers.