Final session of 123 Explore.
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am
10:00 AM to 11:00 AMLocation:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Children
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:15am to 11:45am
11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Yoga helps balance and concentration,and it's fun! Hear a story and practice related poses. For ages 3-5.Location:Activity RoomAge Group:Children
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
This is non-instructional, but an opportunity for experienced adult ukulele players to meet other musicians and make music together! Please bring your own ukuele, music stand, and any music books/sheet music you would like to share with the group. No registration required. Contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Make a planter from a recycled can then help us plant our patio garden. Take home a native plant! For ages 3-10.Location:Activity Room, Children's Patio & HelipadAge Group:Children
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
02:00 PM to 04:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
The Mt. Hope Chinese Association is proud to present an afternoon of traditional Chinese performing arts and culture. Enjoy classical Chinese dance, solo instrumental music, vocals, calligraphy, and tea tasting. Suitable for ages 8+.Location:AWPL Community Room, River Birch PatioAge Group:Adult, Teen, Tween
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
03:00 PM to 04:00 PMContact: Teen Advisor Emily Wilson at email@example.com
Anime Club meets once a month to watch anime, talk about manga, and make anime projects! New members are always welcome!
May: DIY Perler Bead creationsLocation:Activity RoomAge Group:Teen
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
02:00 PM to 03:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Join Ensemble Aubade - Peter H. Bloom (flute and alto flute), Francis Grimes (viola), and Steven Sussman (piano) – as they take the audience on a fascinating tour, from the salons of Vienna and Paris to the concert halls of New York.
The program will include:
The lush and thrilling Trio Opus 45 (1856), by the great 19th century composer Louise Farrenc, famous in her time but seldom heard today. Farrenc was professor at the Paris Conservatory, an esteemed composer, an acclaimed pianist, and a successful music publisher.
The lyrical Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498 (1786) by Mozart, performed on alto flute, viola and piano. Bloom’s alto flute playing has been called “wonderfully smoky and mysterious” (EarRelevant).
Seven Postcards to Old Friends (1966), a witty and exuberant chamber work by the legendary Broadway arranger Robert Russell Bennett who orchestrated hits like Show Boat, Oklahoma, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and South Pacific.
Ensemble Aubade’s extensive career includes concerts for The Saint Louis Art Museum, The Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series (NY), The Master Arts Series in Knoxville, Saugerties Pro Musica (NY), The Nixon Centre for Performing Arts (Atlanta area), The Morton Arboretum Chamber Series (Chicago area), The Foothills Piano Festival (AL), and The Nielsen Series in Des Moines, to name a few.
Peter H. Bloom, flute and alto flute, whose playing has been called “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe), performs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand; is featured on 48 recordings (Sony Classical, Newport Classic, Sono Luminus, other labels); is contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music; and is a winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award. Bloom has performed in London, Bangkok, Canberra, Ottawa and other world capitals, and in hundreds of cities across 40 states and four continents. He has concertized with distinguished artists including Ensemble Chaconne, The Henning Ensemble, D’Anna Fortunato, The Makrokosmos Orchestra, and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (50th season). Bloom has given lectures and master classes at colleges and universities across the globe, and has performed numerous recitals for the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He holds an MM with distinction in flute performance from New England Conservatory of Music, and a BA (philosophy) from Boston University.
Francis Grimes, viola, is an esteemed chamber musician, orchestral player and educator. He has performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Opera, Masterworks Chorale, Sinfonova, Boston Ballet, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and other premier ensembles. He toured nationally with the Star Wars Orchestra and performed with choral groups in Italy, England and the Czech Republic. He serves regularly in the orchestras of Boston’s Colonial and Schubert Theatres. He served on the faculties of Milton Academy, All Newton Music School, Community Music Center of Boston, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He attended Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and completed his BM at Indiana University as a student of William Primrose. He also studied with Roman Totenberg, Bernard Kadinoff, Eugene Lehner, and members of the Fine Arts Quartet at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Steven Sussman, piano, is acclaimed as a soloist, accompanist, chamber musician and orchestral member, performing classical music, jazz, and musical theater in New England and across the United States. He is the director of Opera Presto, toured previously with Brown Bag Opera, and was staff accompanist at the Berklee School of Music. An experienced educator, Sussman serves on the faculty at The Rivers Conservatory of Music, teaches at the St. Marks School, and maintains an active private teaching studio. He earned a Master of Music in performance from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University, where his principal teachers were Enrica Cavallo-Gulli and Jorge Bolet.
Funded by a generous gift to the AWPL Foundation
Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
06:30 PM to 08:00 PMContact: Call the Help Desk 845 986 1047 option 4 with questionsA Revolution of Her Own!™ Deborah Sampson”
Join Judith Kalaora of History At Play ™, LLC for a living history performance chronicling the life of Deborah Sampson; the first woman to enlist, fight, and be honorably discharged from the American Military during the Revolutionary War. This event is given at Founders' Day on the grounds of the Old Stone House Inn, the Gen. John Hathorn historic site, 21 Hathorn Rd. Note: This event is given rain or shine under an event tent. Severe weather location (thunderstorms) will be at the library. No registration is required, seating is first come, first seated.Deborah Samson [Sampson], the first woman to enlist, fight, and be honorably discharged from the American Military captivates audiences in an hour-long program chronicling her life.Location:AWPL Community Room, Off Site – see program detailsAge Group:Adult, Teen, Tween
Monday, May 22, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
01:00 PM to 03:00 PMContact: The Help Desk 845 986 1047 Ext 4
The Starling (2021) Stars Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd and Kevin Kline. Lilly and Jack Maynard, a married couple, suffers a tragic hardship, leading Jack (O’Dowd) to head off to deal with his grief while Lilly (McCathy) remains in the "real" world, dealing with her own guilt. As if Lilly's troubles weren't bad enough, a starling that has nested in her backyard begins to harass and attack her and she becomes comically obsessed with killing it. Lilly eventually finds guidance from Dr. Larry Fine (Kline), a quirky psychologist-turned-veterinarian with a troubled past of his own. The two form a unique and unlikely friendship as they each help the other to explore, acknowledge and confront their problems. Rated PG-13: 1 hour 42 minutes.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
10:00 AM to 01:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Come and meet new friends and join in on a game that is played all over the world. Mahjongg enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to play every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm. The sessions are open-ended and participants can play as many or as few games as they wish. Players with mahjongg sets are encouraged to bring them, as the Library has a limited number to loan. This program is free, ongoing and open to players from all communities.
Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult