Thursdays at 3:30pm.
Crafts and socializing. Break out your knitting, craft projects, or mending and join us conversation, questions, and new friends. Drop in any week.
Join Zoom Meeting (link should work for recurring Crafternoons.)
Meeting ID: 221 116 293
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,221116293#
When: By appointment
What: Develop basic computer skills, learn internet search techniques, explore social media options and library resources, and much more!
How: Call ahead (548-2303) to book an appointment. Please let us know the nature of your need so we can hit the ground running. We will accommodate walk-ins as possible.
Five Animal Qigong
On hiatus for the winter.
Wednesdays at 3pm through October.
On the library lawn. If raining, at the Community Building, 42 Prospect St, Searsport (former Lions)
Donations appreciated but absolutely optional.
All ages welcome, children to seniors.
A fun and friendly introduction to Turtle, Snake, Crane, Tiger, and Dragon, lead by Dean Anderson.
If there is enough interest, we will continue into October and beyond. Donations are appreciated but the library encourages everyone who would like to attend. Thanks to funds from a federal pandemic relief grant, the library is able to fund the first few months of the series as a pilot program. Qigong offers gentle movement, stress relief, and a bit of social contact while out in the fresh air.
The Five Animal Qigong Form is a traditional Qigong form used throughout China with regional variations; this is the Wudang Mountain form. The animals come from Chinese legends and observations of animals in the wild, Turtle, Crane, Snake, Tiger, and Dragon. Dean learned the form from Master Zhong Xue Chao when he visited our area in the last five years. Most of the time Dean Anderson practices the Yang Family Style Taiji forms taught by his teacher, Mike Shunney, who practices and teaches out of his studio in Rockland. Dean has been practicing Taiji and Qigong for 14 years and hopes to continue for the rest of his life. They have a weekly drop-in class on Saturday in Belfast and Dean co-teaches a class on Tuesday and Friday mornings in Stockton Springs.
Historical Sailmaking Demonstration
We will definitely try to reschedule the Historical Sailmaking Demonstration, probably around Independence Day 2022.
At the Yard in the Yard, Penobscot Marine Museum
Dayle Ward of Traditional Rigging Co. will demonstrate traditional sailmaking techniques. Learn about how a capstan is used to haul ropes, or try your hand at caulking.
Dayle first went to sea at age 17, sailing in Niagara, Pride of Baltimore II, and Spirit of Massachusetts, among others. She is one of a handful of sailmakers familiar with cotton sailcloth, and that will hand finish a sail using centuries-old techniques that stand the test of time.
Carver Memorial Library
12 Union Street / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974
M. 10-5, T. 10-6, W.-F. 10-5, Sat 10-1