Fitness with Lisy Espindola LCSW
Monday, June 1 at 5:45 PM via Zoom
Fitness for the community: bilingual class including cardio, strength, coordination, balance, flexibility and stretching. This class is a whole body workout to keep you strong and healthy. Class is for any age and any level of fitness. For this class you will need a mat and a pair of weights.
Virtual Author Visit with Barbara Linn Probst
Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 PM via Zoom
Probst will be discussing her debut book
QUEEN OF THE OWLS
(2020). It's the powerful story of a woman’s search for wholeness, framed around the art and life of iconic American painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Recipient of numerous accolades and endorsements,
QUEEN OF THE OWLS
was selected as one of the 20 most anticipated books of 2020 by Working Mother and one of the best Spring fiction books by Parade Magazine. It won the Bronze Medal for popular fiction from the Independent Publishers Association and was short-listed for the $2500 Eric Hoffer Grand Prize.
Maintaining Good Mental Health in 2020
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM via Zoom
Main Street Counseling is offering this open session to talk about the stresses and hardships that you might have encountered or discovered during this time of uncertainty. Trained professionals will be available to listen and offer advice on during this difficult time.
Yoga Lisy Espindola LCSW
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 8:45 PM
Yoga for the community: bilingual yoga flow for beginners and intermediate students of all ages. We’ll work on the breath or pranayama and the different poses or asanas. Modifications will be given when needed. This class will be relaxing and restorative, but we’ll still work hard trying to obtain correct form and alignment in the different poses. This is an excellent class for anyone that would like to start or advance in their practice. For this class you will need a mat, one strap and two blocks (blocks can be replaced by books or pillows and straps by belts or scarfs).
Cope Center: Mindfulness Parenting
Sunday, June 7 at 1:30 PM via Zoom
We believe that mindfulness is key to successful parenting. With the pandemic, I believe it is essential to survival! We are all feeling so many things right now - anxiety, grief, anger, fear, boredom - that it is easy to be overwhelmed. In order to manage, the first thing we need to do is to be mindful of what we are feeling so that we can act appropriately. Learning to be mindful as parents, and practicing mindful parenting, is only part of the equation. We also have to be able to teach our children how to be mindful, since this will help them deal with all of the changes that have occurred in their lives as well. Giving them (and us) space in which to process the grief, anger and fear we are all feeling will go a long way toward helping us all get through this time.
Virtual Author Visit with Eileen Sanchez
Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 PM via Zoom
Sanchez is a retired teacher with 40 years of experience in public education. She will be discussing her debut book
(2019). She draws on her own remarkable experience as a young, white teacher in the Jim Crow South during desegregation, to write her immersive work of fiction inspired by those events. The result is an unusually authentic exploration of a snapshot in history through the eyes of characters that are relatable and unmistakably human—living lives and navigating relationships against the backdrop of extreme societal upheaval. According to
Kirkus Reviews - "An intermittently potent illustration of the formidable obstacles to equality that remained―and persist―post-Brown v. Board of Education.”
Virtual Author Visit with Deborah Burns
Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 PM via Zoom
Burns will be discussing her
(2019), a memoir about growing up with an unconventional mother. Hailed as a must-read for every daughter who’s ever wondered where her mother ends and she begins, and by Kirkus Reviews as “Devilishly sharp … a masterful balance of psychological excavation and sumptuous description,” this award-winning debut has been recommended by The Hollywood Reporter to be a movie or series.
The Origins of Baseball: Inventing the National Pastime
by Sam Bernstein
Wednesday, June 17 at 2:00 PM via Zoom
This presentation will explore the ways that baseball evolved from bat and ball games in the 19th Century to the game we play today. How baseball became the “National Pastime” and how the myth of Abner Doubleday as the “inventor” of baseball persisted into the mid-20th Century will be part of the discussion.
Virtual Author Visit with Lucy Tan
Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM via Zoom
Tan will be discussing her debut novel
WHAT WE WERE PROMISED
. This book is our originally scheduled book discussion club choice for the month of June. From a silk-producing village in rural China, up the corporate ladder in suburban America, and back again to the post-Maoist nouveaux riches of modern Shanghai,
What We Were Promised
explores the question of what we owe to our country, our families, and ourselves. According to Library Journal - "A novel of class, culture, and expectations; readers who enjoyed works like Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians will likely find Tan's surprising and down-to-earth tale an entertaining read".