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Upcoming Library Events
A Night Out of Africa- Supper and Tales from Africa. Mike & Karen Austad and Gil & Julie Hoel will offer educational and entertaining stories from their visits to Morocco and Namibia. This is a fundraiser for the library and will be held in the lower level of the library on Saturday, March 14. The evening will begin with a supper at 6:00pm, followed by the presentation. The cost is $10.00 per person. Please call the library at 337-4651 by Friday, March 6 for reservations.
Shared Stories offers a time to share stories of growing up in and around Ontario. Bring your stories, either written or to tell, on Wed. Mar. 11 from 12:30-1:30 pm. Some may even be included in a collection of stories that will be kept at the library. If there is interest, we will meet monthly to share memories.
Play Group on Wed. Feb. 11 at 10:00am. Preschool children are invited to join us for stories, activities, crafts and a snack. If school is cancelled, there is no Play Group. If there is interest, Play Groups will continue each Wednesday at 10:00am through March.
Peace Education Program: Wednesday March 4- May 6 from 5:30-7:00pm. The purpose of the Peace Education Program (PEP) is to help participants discover their own inner resources—innate tools for living such as inner strength, choice, and hope—and the possibility of personal peace. The program is sponsored by Echo Valley Hope.
This is an innovative educational program, facilitated by volunteers, with a curriculum that consists of 10 videos, each focusing on a particular theme. These customized, interactive workshops are non-religious and non-sectarian. The themes are: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment. For more information or reservations call Jan at 608-337-4578
Fundamentals of Tai Chi with Deb Hilt, Tai Chi & Qigong teacher. Classes offered each Wednesday beginning Feb. 4th – March 25th. There is no cost. Learn to relax as you move through simple exercises that increase body awareness. Practicing tai chi can help develop healthy breathing patterns and a calm mind. As a non-impact exercise, it strengthens the body with minimal stress to the joints and improves body awareness, balance, endurance, and strength. All abilities welcomed. Come to any or all classes.
For more information contact Deb at 608-337-4369.
Book Group: Join us for a discussion of East to the Dawn by Susan Butler on Wed. Mar. 11 at 2:00pm. Stop by the library for a copy of the book, if you would like to join us.
Can You Help Us? There are many ways to support the library. Consider these opportunities and give us a call: Deliver books to the homebound. Donate gently used children’s books. Help with the Shared Stories & Community Book project. Help with the Community Garden. Organize and add books to our two Little Free Libraries. Bake cookies or help serve at a fundraising dinner.