Buena Vista Library a Hive of Activity in January – by Ark Valley Voice Staff

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Come Tuesday, January 3, the Buena Vista Library will be awash in programming options both for children and adults. The classes include the reading and activity programs you’d expect, as well as music, meditation, story times, and even a  new winter “sowing and seeding” exchange.

Buena Vista Public Library. Courtesy image

Adult Programming:

Beginner Ukulele
10:00 a.m., Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28.
Learn to play the ukulele in this four-week skill-building class, then hang around for the kanikapila (jam session) after. Ukuleles are available for checkout.

5:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 and 23
Qigong involves using exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit.

Bilingual Yoga
10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 and 24.
Calm the mind and strengthen the body in this beginner-friendly class. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

**New** Pilates/Meditation
12:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 and 27
Deepen the mind/body connection in this spin on traditional Pilates. Begin with breathwork and guided meditation, then move into mat Pilates to improve strength and flexibility. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Meditation Practice
5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 and 17
Explore and discover various approaches to meditation. Discuss and practice meditation in a group setting.

The Artist’s Palette — Porcupine Quill Earrings
1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18
Limit 12. Registration required.

**New** Winter Sowing and Seed Swap
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21
Winter blues? Dream of Spring and get a head start on your garden! Learn techniques to sow seeds in winter, and exchange seeds with your neighbors.

Botanical Illustration: Color Layering **New**
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1
Explore color layering and blending techniques, learn about color theory, and create a color menu to enhance botanical illustrations in this two-part class. Registration required.

Great Decisions **New**
4;30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26
Energy Geopolitics: Access to oil and gas has long held an influence over geopolitics and international relations. As more countries move toward sustainable energy, and supply chain shortages affect the availability of oil and gas, how will this change the way in which the United States interacts with the outside world.

Youth Programming:

Kids and youth have their own areas to hang out at the BV Public Library. Image courtesy of Instagram.

Destination Story Time: In Bank
106 N. Court St, Buena Vista
10:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6
Audience: All Ages
After story-time, tour the bank and see the big vault! Afterward, play money games with friends and watch the change machine in action.

Tunes for Tots (No class Jan. 16)
Every Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Audience: Ages 3 to 5
Play, sing and move with music! Kids learn to sing on pitch, keep a beat, and play instruments in this active hour of fun.

Kids Into Learning Things (KILT)
10:00 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 3, 17
Elementary students explore a wide variety of topics. January includes introductions to Biology and Chemistry.

Beginner Recorder **New**
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays
Jan. 10 to Feb. 7, 2023.
Audience: Ages 7 to 11 years old.
In a highly engaging, beginning recorder class, kids play the recorder, read music on the staff, including rhythms, notes and articulations. Limit 15. Registration required. All materials provided.

Reading to Rover (R2R)
3:30 p.m. every Wednesday
Audience: All Ages
Reading to dogs boosts children’s reading skills while also supporting social and emotional skills. Please call 719-395-8700 to sign up.

Wiggles and Giggles
10:00 a.m. every Thursday
Audience: 0-5 years old
Unstructured, free play and socialization for littles and caregivers.

Story Time
10:00 a.m. every Friday (except First Fridays)
Audience: Ages 2 to 5, siblings welcome
Introduce little ones to the lifelong love of reading, the enjoyment of books, and the fun of visiting their local library.