(AThe month of May arrives at the library with three new and exciting exercise, craft and cooking programs for adults. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
On Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22, Cardio Toning will be presented at 7 p.m. by librarian/fitness enthusiast Mary Piekarski. Designed for beginners to experienced exercisers, this class combines low impact aerobics with calisthenics to provide a complete workout in an hour. It’s a terrific way to get in shape for the summer.
Participants, who may take one, two, three or four classes, should bring a mat or towel. Weights are optional. Piekarski taught classes at the Piscataway Library for many years and is thrilled to share her love of fitness with a new community. Registration is currently available for Westfield Resident Cardholders only. Beginning April 24, MURAL patrons may register, space permitting.
On Wednesday, May 2 at 2 p.m., librarian Marsha Bryant will present making vases from wine bottles. With just an empty wine bottle and some paint, anyone can make a fun summer decoration. This craft is designed for beginners or experienced crafters.
Bryant has lead crafting programs in many other libraries throughout the course of her career. Most recently she held a popular workshop at the Westfield Library on making stylish scarves from tee shirts.
Due to the hands-on nature of this class, registration is limited. Registration is currently available for Westfield Resident Cardholders only, but beginning April 25, MURAL patrons may register, space permitting.
Making Chinese dumplings is an activity shared with friends and family on special occasions. But on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m., Charlotte Lee will divulge her family recipes to patrons.
From making the dough and filling from scratch to learning the intricacies of wrapping dumplings, this class will introduce participants to the mouth-watering art of homemade Chinese dumplings.
Attendees are urged to bring an apron and a container if they would like to take home their creations.
Charlotte Lee discovered her passion for cooking while spending time in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother. Today she continues this tradition with her own family.
Due to the hands-on nature of this class, registration is limited. Registration is available for Westfield resident cardholders only, but beginning April 28, MURAL patrons may register, space permitting.
MURAL cardholders belong to the 44 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Visit www.wmlnj.org and click on the “About Us” tab to see which libraries participate. To register, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908-789-4090 option 0.
Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”