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Shelf Matters@ Whitefish Bay Public Library

Scott Lenski is the Community & Adult Services Librarian at the Whitefish Bay Public Library. Scott shares news about upcoming programs and events for kids, teens and adults happening at the library. Also look for book news and reviews.

Music & Moves @ the Library

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got that spring itch. I’ve been cooped up in the house all winter so I’m ready to get out of the house and do something. The library has some upcoming programs to get you out of the house and get you moving.

Gaelic Harpist
On Thursday, May 1 @ 6:30pm, Gaelic Harpist and storyteller Jeff Pockat returns to the Whitefish Bay Public Library for another performance. Jeff plays traditional and original music on his Ancient Wire Strung Celtic Harp. Between songs Jeff shares some history about the songs and the harp. Jeff is very a talented musician and quite a storyteller. I guarantee you’ll have an entertaining and educational evening. Pick up your FREE tickets at Adult Services.

Qi Gong
Let’s get moving with Qi Gong on Thursday, May 1 @ 10am. Qi Gong means cultivating energy; it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. Qi Gong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions (from the National Qigong Association). This session will be taught by Mary Reynolds. Mary received her Master’s in the Science of Oriental Medicine, and has been a registered nurse for 25 years and an acupuncturist in Wisconsin since 2009. Please register.

 Acupressure 
On Thursday, May 15 @ 10am come and join Mary Reynolds as she shares and demonstrates some acupressure techniques to relieve pain for several common conditions, and the indications for when someone should seek medical treatment for these. Please register.

Yoga
On Saturday, May 31 @ 10am, join us for some Vinyasa flow yoga, which incorporates moving in and out of the asanas (poses) with breath. All levels of experience are welcome, and the instructor will give modifications as needed for those newer to the practice. Please bring your mat, water, and any props that would be beneficial. The instructor is Stephanie Awe, who has been teaching for almost 2 years at the North Shore Wisconsin Athletic Club after receiving her 200-hour certificate from YogAsylum in Brookfield in July 2012. She is currently on her way to a 500-hour certificate to further her studies in Yoga, specifically in Yoga Therapy. Please register.

Please let us know you’re coming!
Did I mention that all of these programs are FREE? All you need to do is let us know that you’ll be joining us. For the Gaelic Harper, stop by the Adult Services desk and pick up your FREE tickets. For our other programs, please call the library at 964-4380 to register. Happy spring!

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