All programs are held in the Palisades Library Community Room. The Library, which will be closed on President’s Day, February 19, is located at 861 Alma Real.
FEBRUARY 9: BRIDGE AT THE LIBRARY
The duplicate bridge group is going strong the second and fourth Friday of every month. The next game is from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Friday, February 9. The organizer has requested that people try to find a partner to join them. If you don’t have one, contact the organizer firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited so come early. It is first come first seated! You must arrive before the game starts in order to play.
FEBRUARY 10: UCLA GLUCK TROMBONE QUARTET
A trombone quartet from the UCLA Gluck School will entertain at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 10. The program is free, and the musician’s repertoire represents a wonderfully eclectic selection of songs, ranging from the classical canon to popular music and jazz.
FEBRUARY 12: MINDFUL MONDAYS
Join us for a morning of mindfulness and meditation AT 10:30 p.m. on Monday, February 12. Taught by Silvi Winthrop, a certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor. Please RSVP in advance to email@example.com. The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a cushion to class if they wish to sit on the floor or use the cushions provided. Otherwise, regular seating will be provided.
FEBRUARY 12 and 26: SENIOR WRITING GROUP
A senior writing group will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month (except for holidays). Kathy Katims, founder of Saved By A Story, will be leading an ongoing writing group for seniors. New members are welcome to all sessions. Seniors may write to prompts, share (if you want), connect with fellow seniors in the neighborhood, hone one’s writing skills, while discovering one’s story. No RSVP is required. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 569-3492. If you let her know in advance, you will receive a welcome packet, guidelines and a reminder the day before the meeting.
FEBRUARY 14 and 28: KNITTING/CROCHET GROUP
The Knitting/Crochet group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. There is no fee and anyone 18 years or older who already knits, or crochets is welcomed. This is a gathering for knitters and crocheters to share their work and visit while working on projects. Organizers wrote, “We invite people to bring their current project to share with all.” For more information email: email@example.com. Note: this is NOT a class for people who don’t know how to knit.
FEBRUARY 17: PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS
Local artist Martha Meade will once again hold an oil-painting class from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. The class is free and space is limited to 15 people and to reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Reference Desk at the library.
This free class is for adults and no previous experience is required. Students will work in acrylics on an 11” by 14” canvas, which they will be able to take home at the end of the class.
“We’ll be working with acrylics and all materials will be provided for you,” Meade said. “Be sure to wear something you wouldn’t mind getting paint on.”
FEBRUARY 20: MYSTERIOUS BOOK CLUB
The Mysterious Book Club will discuss Heaven, My Home, by Attica Locke at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20. The story revolves around Darren Matthews, who has another case down Highway 59, in a small lakeside town where the local economy thrives on nostalgia for ante-bellum Texas and some of that era’s racial attitudes still thrive as well. A local boy’s disappearance on the lake has links to Darren’s last case, and to a wealthy businesswoman – the boy’s grandmother – who seems more concerned about the fate of her business than that of her grandson. New members are welcome.