Yoga, Movies, Art Show, and Poetry!

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    For those who can’t get by without their in-person or Zoom Chair Yoga sessions, take heart: you’ll have three more to look forward to in March — on Friday March 4th , 11th and 18th (snow cancellation make-up) beginning at 10:30 a.m. Remember, there’s a 20-person limit for the Community Room, and if you haven’t already registered, you still can do so either at the Circulation Desk or by calling the library at 856-665-9595, ext. 3. The other option of course is to Zoom, so if you’re doing the workout from the comfort of your home, click on this link to connect:

    Our other regular monthly event, Munch and a Movie, meets again on Tuesday, March 15th from 1 p.m. till the movie is over. Say it with me now: bring your lunch and the Friends will supply snacks and a beverage, not to mention a first-rate movie to watch while you’re eating. Masks will still be required while you’re not eating, and of course we’ll maintain safe distances. You can check out what’s playing by calling the library’s Circulation Desk before the 15th. Otherwise, just come prepared to enjoy the show.  

    Speaking of shows, let’s hope you’ve narrowed down what you’ll be submitting for our Art Show and Sale coming up April 25th to the 30th.  It’s our first show in two years, and we want to make it special. Brochures are available at the front desk in the library explaining everything you need to know about the show and how and what to enter.  Our “Meet the Artists” get-together on Saturday, April 30th from 2-4 p.m. is an opportunity for the public to chat with your favorite artist and make a purchase if you so choose.

     As a supportive lead-up to our Art Show week, we’ve scheduled a watercolor workshop on Saturday, March 12th from 1 – 3 give participants a chance to show their creative side. The maximum number of attendees is 20, and all participants get to use a set of paints we’ll furnish. The instructor, Fran Bennett, plans to cover basic techniques, then help participants finish a unique spring landscape to take home with them. Who knows? Maybe some of our participants will enter their paintings in the show! (As usual, it’s advisable to call the library’s Circulation Desk to sign up to make sure you have a slot.) We’re still busy putting together another pre-show workshop for April 9th, but more about that next month once it’s finalized.  

    Next up, our Annual Poetry Contest. Flyers and application forms will be available at the library’s Circulation Desk. The contest is open to all Pennsauken and Merchantville residents from kindergarten to adults, and applicants cannot have won in the previous two years. All entries must be original and not previously published for print or electronic publication. Entries are due by 6 p.m. Friday, April 29th either through the mail or electronically. You can get all the how-to details in the flyer. This year we hope to return to an in-person awards ceremony on May 18th, but as with all things these past few years, we’ll have to wait till closer to the date to see it that will be possible. Fingers crossed.      In the meantime, you have a lot to do: movies to watch, lunches to pack, artwork to be created, and poetry to be written. Have fun and remain safe.

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