The Greenwood Lake Public Library, located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake, has planned a number of upcoming events for adults in the community. The Library will present Ken Lelen and his “Tin Pan Alley Cats” on Sat., Mar. 3 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Ken will play the songs and tell the stories behind the music of Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Jimmy McHugh, Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart, Frank Loesser, Richard Rodgers, Johnny Mercer, and Jules Styne. Ken plays these classics on his vintage acoustic guitars, giving an authentic, “back-in-the-day” sound. His guitar collection includes a 1933 Martin that was once owned by the poet Carl Sandburg.
Previously a reporter for The Washington Post, Ken left his job in 1999 to pursue his passion of becoming a professional musician, putting together “Tin Pan Alley Cats.”
An Evening of Irish Music
The Library will present a concert of Irish music on Thurs., Mar. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. with fiddler Brian Conway and guitarist John Walsh. Brian Conway is a leading exponent of the Sligo fiddling style, made famous by the late Michael Coleman. Walsh was born in the Bronx but the family moved to Ireland when he was 10. Richly influenced by Kilkenny’s rich musical heritage, he began playing guitar. Eventually, he moved back to New York and began performing solo and with a variety of bands.
Yoga for All Ages
The Library will present yoga classes for adults with Sara Gallman on Fri., Mar. 16, Fri., Mar. 23 and Fri., Mar. 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Gallman has been teaching yoga and fitness in the northern NJ area for the last 28 years. Gallman is a trained and certified Reiki Master, Reflexologist and Raindrop Technique practitioner.
Local instructor Gunnel Greenfield will bring her Mindfulness and Yoga to children and young adults at the library every Wednesday in March starting on Wed., Mar. 7. Originally from Stockholm, Gunnel has also been a registered nurse for many years, working at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. Class for children ages six to nine will run from 4 to 4:40 p.m. and the program geared to ages 10 to 13 will run from 5 to 6 p.m.
Basics of Garden Design
The Library will present horticulturist Jane Barba on Thurs., Mar. 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jane will teach a class on the basics of garden design. Educated in Landscape Design at the New York Botanical Garden and Garden Restoration and Preservation at the Art Foundation of LaNapoule in the South of France, Jane is another local resident who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to prepare and work with the conditions that exist in any particular setting.
Painting with Watercolors
Diane Ouzoonian, a Warwick resident and landscape painter, will teach a class in painting in watercolors on Sat., Mar. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To help fight that cabin fever, adults may explore their artistic side with Diane as she guides participants through a lesson in watercolors. The non-refundable cost is $5 per person upon registration.
To register for these programs call the Library at 477-8377, ext. 101.