Portraits in Watercolor with Anne Gunthner
Thursdays, November 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14 & 21 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm · Station Community Room
Register using code HSA291
In this course, we will cover drawing the basic head (proportions), creating the illusion of solid form with value (light and shadow), painting a portrait in a black and white value study and then converting it to a color value study. To facilitate a better understanding of simple steps to follow when creating a portrait, Anne will demonstrate each step of the portrait process before allowing students to work on their own. We will all be working on the same portrait which Anne will supply. This class requires prior watercolor and drawing experience. Materials needed: Good quality watercolor paper, professional grade watercolors, a variety of *watercolor brushes (various rounds from size 2 to 12), pencil, eraser and a tracing paper pad. Also needed is a water container and paper towels. (*No Artist Loft, please) Registration required. HPL cardholders only.
Restorative Yoga and Reiki with Dorothy Mandrakos
Fridays, November 10, 22; December 1, 8, 15 & 22 • 9:30 am · Station Community Room
Register using code HSA295
Feeling stressed during this hectic time of year? Relax and rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga and Reiki. Restorative Yoga is a restful, healing practice where you will be supported by props. Poses are held longer to create space in the body and encourage deep relaxation. Reiki is a healing modality that encourages a sense of calm and well-being. You will leave feeling refreshed and renewed. A non-refundable payment of $30.00 is due at time of registration online or in person by check or money order made payable to Huntington Public Library. Registration required. Props needed: block, bolster, belt, blanket and an eye pillow or washcloth. HPL cardholders until November 8, then open to all.
We Wish for Peace: A Conversation with Sanford Hinden
Friday, November 10 • 7:00 pm •Auditorium
Register using code HMA299
With a nod to the biblical story “Turn Swords into Plowshares,” Sanford Hinden explores how we move from fighting to living peacefully. The present reality for many is personal agitation, family conflict, community violence, national hate, international war and destruction of nature. So, how do we achieve peace within these areas of our lives? For 45 years, Sanford Hinden has worked with peace gardens, peace museums, the U.S. Department for Peace campaign, as a co-founder of a center for peace and sustainability in Kenya, as a community organizer and trainer in conflict resolution, compassionate communication, and meditation. He is author of 7 Keys to Love – Opening Love’s Door to Joy and Wellbeing (2009). Registration required. Open to all.
Verdi & Puccini: The Epitome Of Italian Opera
Sunday, November 12 • 2:00 pm •Auditorium
Register using code HMA573
James J. Kolb, PhD, presents the historical context in which opera blossomed in Italy in the 19th century and assesses the impact of these composers on the operatic form. When people think of opera, first and foremost Italian opera comes to mind, particularly the work of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) or Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Two of the three most frequently performed operas are Verdi’s Aïda and Puccini’s La Bohème (the third is Bizet’s Carmen). Their work spans nearly a century, with at least two dozen of their works in the standard repertory of most of the world’s opera houses. Registration required. Open to all.
NaNoWriMo! ... continues
Tuesdays, November 14 • 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm •Meeting Room
Register using code HMA808
For National Novel Writing Month, have you accepted the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel, or first draft of one,during the month of November? On October 24, participants met and learned about the project. All are invited to return on November 14 for encouragement or commiseration. Check back with us again on December 13 to let us know whether you met your deadline. Sharing work is encouraged, but not required. Adult fiction writers of all skill levels are welcome. You need not attend all three sessions. Any questions? E-mail librarian Thérèse Purcell Nielsen: . Registration required. Open to all.