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Posted on: January 30, 2024

NSB library plans adult programs for March

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The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, offers a variety of programs to help adults learn new skills and make new friends in March.

The library is open from 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 

Genealogy Assistance. 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, 4, 11, 18, 25 in March.  Learn how to use the library’s free databases, which include Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, America’s Historical Newspapers and Fold 3.  

Master Gardener Plant Clinic. 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 5. Discussion topic: Sustainable Landscapes. Stop by our clinic with your plants, flowers, vegetables or any questions you have about your garden or lawn.

Women in Jazz. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 5. Join Galen, an extraordinary flutist and riveting speaker for Women in Jazz, a combined lecture and music performance. Galen will highlight the recordings and achievements of artists such as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. 

Introduction to Computers. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 6.   Adults will learn the parts of a computer, as well as simple computer operations. 

Learn about Parkinson’s 11 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 7.  Gain a better understanding of health and wellness for yourself and loved ones. Connect with Anne S. Tracy, R.N., the Community Relations Coordinator of Halifax Health for a monthly conversation. This series encompasses a different health and wellness topic each month. March's topic: Parkinson’s Disease. 

Get your game on. 5:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 11. Bored? Get your game on – board game, that is. Available games include Abducktion, Blank Slate, Ticket to Ride, Fluxx, Codenames, Scrabble, and others. This event is for adults looking for tabletop fun. Library staff will offer an overview of setup and gameplay. 

Knit and Crochet Club. 2 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 14.  All are welcome to come and learn how to knit and crochet.  All levels of experience are welcome. Yarn and needles are provided. 

Jewelry Maker’s Club. 10 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 21. Create unique jewelry and share tips.  Participants should bring their own materials and tools. Jewelry and supplies cannot be sold, but swapping and sharing are encouraged. 

Understand your credit score. 3 p.m. Monday, Mar. 25. Is your credit score something you abhor? Does being in debt make you sweat? Don’t fudge it – budget! Kristie Rodriguez, Financial Education Coordinator of Launch Credit Union, discusses understanding your credit score. Whether you are planning for the future or repairing past money matters, understanding your credit score can help. Join Kristie for a monthly discussion of finances. While these discussions are intended for adults, teens and young adults may also benefit. 

Book club. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 26. The Select & Reflect Book Club meets for respectful discussion of Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen. Newcomers are welcome to participate in this no-pressure book club! 

Learn about estate planning. 12 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 26. Wills, trusts, probate, power of attorney and advanced directives can be dizzying. Get yourself on solid ground. Lisa Hamilton, Extension Agent from University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, offers advice to ensure your financial arrangements are in order. Help your loved ones by planning for the future today. 

Women Who Kept the Lights. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 27. Join Jackie Mann, Docent at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum for Women Who Kept the Lights, a first-person interpretation and history of women lighthouse keepers across the country. 

Qigong: For Health and Well Being. 5:30p Wednesdays, Mar. 27. Certified Instructor, Ann Minoff, will lead Qigong classes throughout February. Qigong (chee gong) is an ancient practice that dates back at least 4,000 years. It is considered a cornerstone of Chinese medicine. With gentle physical movements, mental focus and meditation, Qigong reduces stress, relieves pain and discomfort in muscles and joints resulting in an increased sense of wellbeing.

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