The Greenwood Lake Public Library, located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake, will present two new programs in May designed for aspiring writers and crafters.
Master basket weaver Robin Ingram will lead a workshop on Sat., May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. which will give participants a chance to create a large multi-use basket for the market, apple picking, etc.
Robin has been weaving baskets as a hobby since 1997, teaching basket weaving since 2011, and is an active member in the Westchester Area Basketmakers Guild WABG. There is a $10 non-refundable supply fee for the “Let’s Weave a Basket” workshop. Payment must be made at the front desk within 24 hours of registration to insure a spot in the workshop.
‘Sparking the Writer in You’
The second program is entitled, “Sparking the Writer in You,” and will be presented on Thurs., May 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Author Alison Ashley Formento returns to the Library with this workshop where she will share her “writing seeds” in the hopes of sparking and growing creative ideas for those writers who are facing an empty page. The class will explore writing processes and prompts as well as a discussion of the craft regarding character, plot and voice. This program is designed for all levels and it is suggested that the participants bring a notebook or laptop/iPad, etc.
For more information on Formento, visit www.Alisonashleyformento.com.
Slateford Creek: The Celtic Voyage
The Library will offer an afternoon of traditional Celtic Folk music on Sat., May 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. with Slateford Creek. Slateford Creek consists of Jeff and Jan Ausfahl and their Celtic program features traditional Irish and Scottish songs, tunes and sea shanties. Instruments used include banjo, guitar, penny whistle, tambourine, various shakers and rattles, and the concertina.
To register for any of these programs visit the Library front desk; call 477-8377, ext. 101; or visit www.gwllibrary.org.