We are so grateful to Girl Scout Kirsten Lyons for bringing her Girl Scout gold award project to our library.  It is significant that Kirsten, who lives in the Washington D.C. area, would create a coloring book for children regarding hurricane preparation.  We congratulate Kirsten for her initiative and for her hard work, including fundraising to come to Puerto Rico. 26 adults and children joined us for this special event.   We are truly honored to have played a part in this exciting project!

Happy Back to School New Year!  As our loved ones return to school, our library has returned to our regular hours: Mon-Wed 10 am – 5 pm, Thurs. 10 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday 10 am – 3 pm.

Our regular schedule of classes is also under way. Times for Chess, Yoga, Art, Piano, and Exercise Your Memory class are:

Chess for all ages with our Olympian chess champion Jonathan Torres starts August 5. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday from 3 pm – 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 12 pm.  For more information and to register, please call Jonathan at 787-455-1546.

Yoga begins again with Giglia Tonini on Wednesday mornings from 10:15 am – 12 pm.  Taught in the Kundalini yoga tradition, our teacher welcomes your calls at 787-579-5505.

Art classes on Saturday with our teachers Cuca and Tuti Torrech begin Saturday, August 17 and run to October 5.  This 8 week series has been inspirational for many students over many years.  Our parents tell us that they love these classes that offer different mediums, themes and encouraging attention for every student.  Please call Cuca at 787-633-5787 for registration details.

Art classes during the week begin Tuesday, August 13 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm for children ages 5 – 8.  The Thursday art class begins August 15 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm for ages 9 – 15 years of age.  Drop-ins are welcomed, but we love the idea of having fun and learning with art over a month’s period of time (or more!).    Please call our teacher Cuca Torrech for registration details at 787-633-5787.  

Piano classes for children and adults will begin this month, too!  YES!!  We have a wonderful piano in our conference room.  To set up a time for your chance at 88 keys, call Kirine Báez-Rossi.  To set up your class time, please call Kirine at 787-487-2515 and enjoy playing the piano! 

Exercise Your Memory offered by Dr. Rosalyn Ortiz: This program is for adults over 60. Learn techniques to improve your memory and have fun at the same time. Tuesdays 10:30 am – 12 pm. To register please call 787-598-3112.

Back to School Book Sale: Saturday, August 24 we are hosting a Book Sale from 10 am – 1 pm.  All books in our sales area will be 50% off.  

At 11 am we welcome members from the American Association of University Women.  They have generously created and donated to our library a collection of new books we have entitled “Stand-up Women”.   Stay tuned for more details!