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Charter Oak is matching donations to Wheeler Library up to $500. The form is here. Thank you for your gift.


Mindful Meditation Classes @ Wheeler Library beginning Monday, September 24th.

These meditation classes, led by Kristin of Skillful Meanz, will present the foundations of a formal mindfulness practice. The classes will cover mindfulness of breath, of body, of thoughts, and of emotions, and will consist of some discussions and some guided meditations. The goal is to get you started on developing a personal practice of your own that you will continue long after the class is over.

Registration is required for this free series of classes; please sign up here or at the library. PLEASE NOTE: When you register, you will be signing up for all six sessions. Class dates and times: September 24th, October 1st, 8th 15th, 22nd and 29th. Class runs from 6:30 to 8pm. The first class is mandatory to attend the series of classes.

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Our popular Tea Towel Class is back featuring Autumn Leaf Prints….

Tuesday, September 25th from 6pm to 7:30. Sue Starr will lead this workshop at the library. $20 per person includes one tea towel. Ages high school through adult. Please pre-register and pay here or at Wheeler Library. Adults may work together with a child on the towel at no extra charge.

 

 

 

 

College Application Essay Workshop: (instructor – Beth Conrad) – Thursday, September 27th @6:30.
Want advice on how to write a college application essay that best reflects who you are as a student and what makes you a suitable candidate for admission in today’s competitive field of applicants? Join us for a free one-hour workshop led by a retired veteran educator offering tips and instruction, including a follow-up session for students looking for help with proofreading, editing, and candid feedback on early drafts or your final copy. Open to students in grades 11 and 12.

Miss Conrad is a North Stonington resident who recently retired after teaching high school English in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, for 20 years. She has taught all levels of senior English, including 10 years of A.P. English Literature and Composition. In addition, she served as senior project coordinator for six years. She welcomes the opportunity to work with local students to improve their writing.
Please pre-register for this workshop by calling the library or signing up here.
 
You can also sign up for the Job Series here
 North Stonington’s 5th Annual Townwide Tag Sale Day, organized by Wheeler Library as a community event, will be held onSaturday, September 29th. Sell at your home or business; or set up your table on the library lawn – you can commit now by filling out the registration form. Fee for being added to the town wide map is $20, whether you are on the library lawn or at your home. Event is held Rain or Shine. The hard and fast deadline for registration is September 22nd. Be a part of one of the town’s favorite days. See the registration form for more information.

Monotype Classes are back –

Sue Starr will help students explore monotypes. Classes meet Tuesdays, Oct 2nd,9th,16th, and 23rd from 6-7:30pm. . Beginners and those who took last winter’s class are welcome; those who took the class last year will work at a more advanced level and create works that incorporate collage as well. Classes are limited in size. Registration is $70 for four engaging, fun sessions with our favorite art teacher. Register online or at the library.

Family Mask Workshop with Sue Starr – Saturday, October 13th from 10:30 to noon – For kindergarten through high school, and beyond! Come make an original, wearable mask!  Your creation can be worn or made to be a display item. You will start with a premade papier-mâché mask form and transform it into a one of a kind original artwork using markers, paints, feathers, jewels and your choice of add-ons from a variety of fun materialsChildren, teens and adults are invited to create a masterpiece in a fun, supportive and creative atmosphere!  Come with an idea in mind for your creation or just let your imagination flow when you get here. Children under 12 must have an adult with them. We’ll take photos of the final masks and display the photos at the library!

There is a material fee of $6.00 per mask due at registration to cover material costs. Please sign up online here  or at the library. Class size is limited.

 

Book Discussions –

We will discuss Chris Cleave’s novel Little Bee on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30. We have copies of the book at the library. Then, we’ll tackle David Copperfield, discussing the first half of the book on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30, and the second half on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30. We will have copies of David Copperfield shortly.