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Gentle Yoga

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We offer two gentle yoga classes every week!

Wednesdays, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

All classes are taught by Meredith K.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required.

You may bring your own mat or borrow one of the library's (while supplies last).

This class is gentle and beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

-What does it cost?
It's free!

-Do I need to register in advance?
As of now, we are not requiring advanced registration. For that reason, it is a good idea to come a few minutes early and secure a spot. It is possible that we will need to require registration in the future.

-Do I have to come every time?
No, just come when you can. That being said, you are definitely more likely to notice the results and rewards of yoga if you do it at least once per week.

-What will it be like?
It is a slow-paced class designed for beginners to intermediate students. We will work on learning the postures of yoga. This is not a cardiovascular exercise class.

-What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable, with a little give. Make sure to wear a top that is appropriate for inverted poses. It is best to practice yoga barefooted, but if you prefer, you can wear socks. I don't recommend wearing shoes.

-Do I have to buy a yoga mat?
It's nice to have one-- you can usually find inexpensive ones ($12-16) at many retail stores. If you do decide to buy a mat, I recommend a thinner style. The thick mats seem like an attractive option but they are not very good for balance.

-Am I flexible enough to do yoga?
We hear this a lot, but it's a silly question. You practice yoga in order to increase flexibility. If you're inflexible, you're a perfect candidate!

-Is yoga a religion?
No, it is not. Yoga is a philosophy, science and art that comes from India and is estimated to be 5,000 years old.

Additional tips:
-Try not to eat during the 1.5 hours leading up to class time.
-Bring a bottle of water.
-If you are prone to feeling cold, you may wish to bring a small blanket or a towel for final relaxation.

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Second Floor Meeting Room
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Thursday, June 9, 2016 -
11:30am to 12:45pm

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga

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Auditorium
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Thursday, June 2, 2016 -
11:30am to 12:45pm

Lunch and Love - Maid for Love by Marie Force

Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she's knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy's Resort Hotel by Gansett's "favorite son," Mac McCarthy. He's back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be "maid" for love.
Join us in the Monrovia Community Center Meeting Room for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at chewitt@hmcpl.org or 256-489-3392.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

Lunch and Love - Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own.
Join us in the Monrovia Community Center Meeting Room for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at chewitt@hmcpl.org or 256-489-3392.

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Monrovia Public Library
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

Harry Potter Day at Monrovia

Enjoy all things Harry Potter with crafts, games, scavenger hunts, door prizes and more at the Monrovia Library. For more information contact Kat Carroll at kcarroll@hmcpl.org or 256-489-3392.

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Monrovia Public Library
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Saturday, July 30, 2016 (All day)

Monrovia Friends of the Library Read-A-Thon Day

Finish summer reading with a bang and support your library by participating in our Read-A-Thon day. Sponsored by Monrovia Friends of the Library, come by and enjoy our programs, sit in the library and read or make a donation to the FOL for the library. For more information contact chewitt@hmcpl.org or call Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392.

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Monrovia Public Library
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 (All day)

Family Movie Night at Monrovia

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Monrovia Public Library
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Saturday, July 9, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

LQ Scheduling Meeting

#LQFALL2016. 10-12.

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Main Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Parenting Classes: Aggressive Behaviors

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Aggressive Behaviors

It can be embarrassing as well as frightening when your child bites, hits, or kicks to get his way. Come learn to understand the underlying reason why your child is acting out and how to help your child find other, non-aggressive ways to solve their problems.

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Main Library
Youth Services
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Thursday, July 28, 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Parenting Classes: Understanding Sensory Processing

United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville will be hosting classes at the library beginning June 2 and continuing through July 28. Classes will be targeted for parents of newborns to 5 year olds.

Understanding Sensory Processing

Sensory processing involves how the brain organizes all of our senses. Young children learn through their sensory systems. Unfortunately problems in this system can occur which can negatively affect child development. Come learn about sensory processing and how parents can help children find their own sensory compensations and encourage their healthy development.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

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