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  • Adults

    PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AT THE
    IRVINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Meet the Artist, Doris Mady

    “Salt Marsh” by Doris Mady

    Reception: Tuesday, January 9th, 7:00 to 9 p.m.

     

    Gentle Yoga with Nicole of YogaWorks, Irvington.

    A group of people engaging in yoga meditation during a yoga class

    Registration a must for each class you plan to attend. Register online
    at <irvingtonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/>
    or telephone (914) 591-7840
    Wednesday, January 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m.
    Please note change of day:
    Monday, January 22, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    Monday, January 29, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    Monday, February 5, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    Monday, February 12, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    No class February 19
    Monday, February 26, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

     

     

    Memoir Writing Workshops with Catherine Wald.

    Catherine Wald will offer writing exercises and suggestions
    to help you to write a memoir that others will actually want to read.  Please try
    to make every class.  Registration required. Telephone (914) 591-7840 to register
    or register online at: <irvingtonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/>

    Fridays, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    January 5
    January 12
    January 19
    January 26

     

    Tea and Chocolate Pairing

    Tea and Chocolate Pairing

    Saturday, January 13 at 2 p.m.

    Tea and chocolate – what could be more delicious?  Carolyn Pocanto, an Ayurveda practitioner and online
    purveyor of Vital-A-Tea will share the traditions and benefits of tea, as well as its cultivation and proper preparation.
    Attendees will taste three different teas (black, white, green), paired with four very different organic chocolates.
    For teens and adults. Please register online at <irvingtonlibrary.evanced.info/signup> or telephone (914)591-7840
    to ensure your choice of chocolate samples!

     

    Thursday Evening Book Club is reading
    Swing Time by Zadie Smith

    The group will meet to discuss this title on
    Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Local History Room.

    Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Irvington Library circulation desk.
    All are welcome to attend.

     

    Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m.
    History of the Carnevale of Venice, Italy

    Medico Della Peste mask

    Please join Toni McKeen as she describes a typical Carnevale in Venice, Italy.
    She will explain how it originated in San Marco Square.  She will show you examples of Carnevale masks she has brought home as souvenirs
    and will explain the part played by masks in these carnivals.  Some Venetian masks are beautiful and elaborate; others are quite frightening.
    Please register ahead here,  or telephone the library at (914) 591-7840.

    Find the Power of Your Voice with Dominique Hellsten

    Saturday, February 12 at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday, March 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    There is NO SUCH THING as “ I can’t sing!”
    Dominique Hellsten, a singer and voice coach invites you to explore YOUR voice during 3 free workshops.
    Contrary to what you may think, professional singers are not born with amazing voices.
    They must work hard to develop the range and timbre ( color ) to their voices, and to expand their breathing.
    You CAN learn to improve your singing voice and in the process, you may lower your blood pressure,
    elevate your serotonin levels, improve your posture, feel more confident and joyful!
    So have the courage to try!  Experience is not necessary and you don’t need to be able to read music.
    All you need is the courage to open your mouth and make a sound!  Please click on the dates you plan to attend, to register.
    Wear comfortable clothing to each workshop.  Best results will be achieved if you attend all three workshops.

     

    W.E.B. Du BOIS, A MAN FOR ALL TIMES
    February 17 at 2 p.m.

    Brian Richardson as W.E.B. Du Bois

    Brian Richardson gives a gripping performance as W.E.B. Du Bois in a play written by Alexa Kelly and produced by Pulse Theatre Ensemble,
    in conjunction with M&M Performing Arts Company.  Approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, born just after the Civil War, was the first black man to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University.  He authored the seminal work, The Lives of Black Folk,
    ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate, co-founded the NAACP, participated in the founding of the United Nations, fought tirelessly for Civil Rights for all people, and for anti-lynching laws.
    He was a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.  He lived to see segregation declared unconstitutional, but died on the eve of King’s March on Washington, at the age of 95.  Martin Luther King told
    us, “History cannot ignore W.E.B. Du Bois.”

    Please register here.

     

    Tuesday, February 27
    Wine and Food Pairing Workshop with Andrea Kish

    Learn more about fine wine!  Andrea Kish is a Master Gardener and a certified oenologist.
    She and her husband, Tony Russo are owners of Aries Fine Wine & Spirits in White Plains, New York.

    Andrea Kish and Tony Russo

    Andrea will teach you how to smell, taste and recognize the subtleties of flavors in a selection of wines.
    Find out how soil and weather affect how a wine tastes.  Learn how wine is made, how to store it and serve it.
    She will give you tips on what to serve with what type of wine.
    Appropriate cheeses will be served as palate cleansers and to demonstrate food and wine compatibilities.
    You MUST register to attend this workshop.
    No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.  Free.  Register here.