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Learn about animation, talk about books at North Brunswick Library

PHOTOS BY KELLY GIULIANO

The North Brunswick Public Library announced its August 2021 adult programs.

 

  • Understanding Perspective in Art with April Zay, 7 p.m. Aug. 2
    Zay will cover 1- and 2-point perspective drawing for buildings and interior drawings. Supplies you’ll need are pencils, drawing paper and a ruler.

 

Register in advance for this Zoom program at https://forms.gle/Buy1pgyBAbeGkRAz7

 

Any questions, email librarian Barbara at belieff@northbrunswicklibrary.org

 

 

  • Virtual author visit with S. Kirk Walsh, author of “The Elephant of Belfast” at 7 p.m. Aug. 5

 

Join Walsh for a reading from and conversation about her first novel. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a young woman zookeeper and the elephant she’s compelled to protect through the German blitz of Belfast during World War II.

 

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrde-vrTItHtwZJulYZdlLb9mV8LnFhwpc

 

All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a free signed copy of the book.

 

Any questions, email librarian Ryan Miller at rmiller@northbrunswicklibrary.org

 

 

  • Virtual Fiber Arts Club, 10-11 a.m. Aug. 6 and 20

 

Work on a current project (embroidery, cross-stitch, knitting, crocheting, weaving, etc.) and enjoy the company of others.

Register in advance at https://form.jotform.com/203075873192155

 

Any questions, email librarian Barbara at belieff@northbrunswicklibrary.org

 

 

  • Outdoor Tai Chi, 10 a.m. Aug. 7 and 21

 

Participants age 16 and up are invited to join teacher Vikram Sarath for safe and free Tai Chi sessions on the library’s lawn, 880 Hermann Road. Beginners are welcome. Social distancing will be observed. Appropriate face coverings are preferred until class begins.

Sessions are weather permitting.

No registration is required.

 

Any questions, email librarian Ryan Miller at rmiller@northbrunswicklibrary.org

  • Introduction to Character Design, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 10

 

During this virtual workshop, participants will join instructor David Torres and learn the art of character designing, including the basics of how to communicate personality and thematic purpose through visual design.

 

Whether you’re a fan of comics, anime, film, manga or any form of storytelling – all are welcome. Basic drawing and observational skills will be covered to provide participants the necessary tools for expressing their vision.

No prior drawing experience is required.

For ages 16 and up.

 

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsf-CvrTkiE9Nt84WOn2-RhdPb2tEIrpQw

 

Any questions, email librarian Ryan Miller at rmiller@northbrunswicklibrary.org

 

 

  • Virtual author visit with Stephanie Thornton Plymale, author of “American Daughter,” 7 p.m. Aug. 17

Join Stephanie Thornton Plymale for a virtual conversation about her bestselling book, a moving memoir tracing a childhood fraught with neglect, hunger, poverty, homelessness, ongoing sexual abuse, and a deeply troubled mother-daughter relationship, to eventual transcendence and redemption. Stephanie’s story is unique but its messages are universal, offering insight into what it means to survive, to rise above, to heal, and to forgive.

 

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpceivqD0qG9HGXNVc6L3BzNG5tHRbmjuV

 

All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a free copy of the book.

 

Any questions, email librarian Ryan Miller at rmiller@northbrunswicklibrary.org

 

 

  • Book Talks with Barbara, 1 p.m. Aug. 19

 

This is a new book club that will meet monthly to share books that you are reading.

Register in advance at https://forms.gle/2ohvSUfAcGWq95Sj6

 

Any questions, email librarian Barbara at belieff@northbrunswicklibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Introduction to Animation, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 24

 

During this virtual workshop, participants will join instructor David Torres and learn how to create animation, including the basics of limited and full animation, and making your own style of movement come alive.

 

As a means of making this workshop open to everyone interested, Torres will use the free program Pencil 2D Animation, which is easy to download.

No prior drawing experience is required.

 

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrc-qrqDorH9ZVKzd7ISzWo6IoBU9LPPwc

 

Any questions, email librarian Ryan Miller at rmiller@northbrunswicklibrary.org

 

 

  • Mindfulness Meditation, 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and 16

 

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation.

Taught by Dr. Siobhán Gibbons Ed.D. a licensed psychologist in the State of New Jersey.

Sessions will be held on the library’s lawn facing Hermann Road. Bring a lawn chair and mask.

Register in advance at https://form.jotform.com/210256432646149

 

Any questions, email librarian Barbara at belieff@northbrunswicklibrary.org

 

 

  • Virtual Zumba with Colleen, 10 a.m. Aug. 11 and 25

 

Participants age 16 and older are invited to join 45 minutes of dance fitness that feels much more like a party than an exercise class.

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucuygqjIuHtfiiD_iFAbxZnrZWfHlhS-t

 

Any questions, email librarian Ryan Miller at rmiller@northbrunswicklibrary.org

 

 

  • Watch & Roll: Movie/TV Discussion with Barbara, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

 

Movie and TV addicts will meet monthly to talk about movies and television series that they are watching.

Register at https://forms.gle/CMXaQEJhc4ynTcFc8

 

Any questions, email librarian Barbara at belieff@northbrunswicklibrary.org

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