“Slow Flow Yoga” is a meditative flow that practices slowing down by using our breath, holding postures with ease and transitioning smoothly with grace from one pose to the next. Participants will also be guided through a variety of yogic meditative techniques while encouraging centering and connecting with nature – ourselves.
This 4 part series (August 4 – 25) will progress week to week by gradually building on beginner friendly yoga poses and cultivating meditation awareness. Led by certified yoga instructor, Marysue Baker.
*Registration requested. Please call the library at (309) 243-5716 to reserve your spot.
Attend one, two, three, or all four weeks!
Covers drone selection, federal and local regulations, flying safety, and what unlicensed, recreational drone pilots may legally do. Weather permitting, watch an outdoor flying demonstration. Presented by educator and commercially licensed drone pilot Dean Poignant.
*Registration requested. Please call the library at 309-243-2329 to reserve your spot.
Volatility has heated up the financial markets recently. Takes a look at the current economy and recent activity in the stock market. Covers how to prepare for continuing volatility and opportunities in today’s market. Also discusses personal asset allocation and portfolio diversification.
***Registration requested. To reserve your seat, please call the library at (309) 243-5716.
Do you enjoy a light and entertaining read? We do too!
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am.
Our next discussion will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 11:00.
We’ll be watching the premier episode of Grantchester (at noon) after our book discussion which begins at 11:00. Join us whether you’ve read the book or just want to see this jazz loving vicar and his law enforcement ally solve mysteries in this PBS series.
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
It is 1953, the coronation year of Queen Elizabeth II . Sidney Chambers, vicar of Grantchester and honorary canon of Ely Cathedral, is a thirty-two-year-old bachelor. Tall, with dark brown hair, eyes the color of hazelnuts, and a reassuringly gentle manner, Sidney is an unconventional clerical detective. He can go where the police cannot.
Together with his roguish friend, inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney inquires into the suspect suicide of a Cambridge solicitor, a scandalous jewelry theft at a New Year’s Eve dinner party, the unexplained death of a jazz promoter’s daughter, and a shocking art forgery that puts a close friend in danger. Sidney discovers that being a detective, like being a clergyman, means that you are never off duty, but he nonetheless manages to find time for a keen interest in cricket, warm beer, and hot jazz-as well as a curious fondness for a German widow three years his junior.
With a whiff of Agatha Christie and a touch of G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown, The Grantchester Mysteries introduces a wonderful new hero into the world of detective fiction.
Our next read to be discussed on Wednesday, October 4 will be Ghost at Work by Carolyn Hart.
Meets the 4th Thursday of the month, January – October at 9:45 am. Note the earlier new start time!
We’ll gather in the library parking lot at 10:00 on August 24 to walk the trail* while we discuss H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.
*Weather permitting. If the weather is not cooperating then we will meet by the fireplace inside the library.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
When Helen Macdonald’s father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she’d never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk’s fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White’s chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself “in the hawk’s wild mind to tame her” tested the limits of Macdonald’s humanity and changed her life.
Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer’s eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.
–Barnes & Noble