Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy 'Noon' Year!

What fun the last day of 2015 was at the Gordon-Nash! Children were treated to a special Storytime, where we read favorite books from this last year, then made noisemakers and hats to celebrate the 'Noon" Year!

We read If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen, the book that won the NH Ladybug Award last year. This book models creativity as the boy in the story plans the house of his dreams. Afterward we each talked about our favorite room in his futuristic house. Next, a funny book called A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham, about Mouse, who bakes a cake for his friend Bird but meets with problems along the way as he goes to deliver it. I love this book because it has the most unexpected surprises on each page but it all comes to a very satisfying conclusion by the end of the story. At the end of our session, we read Brandie's favorite, Really Rabbits by Virginia Kroll, about two pet rabbits who help their family members at night while everyone's asleep. We thought it was so funny that they cooked and cleaned and folded the laundry!

For our crafts, we first decorated party hats, then we began to make our 'Noon" Years noisemakers! We designed covers for paper towel rolls, glued them on, then added crepe paper streamers to one end. We made funny noises as we held them up to our mouths. Quickly, some of us realized we could add our party hat to this noisemaker to make fireworks or a rocket!

We also decorated two paper bowls, then put beans in one. A grown up hot-glued the other bowl to the top so the beans wouldn't come out. When we held the bowls, we could rattle it a little for anice quiet sound, or a lot for a LOUD sound!

Just before noon, we sat together in front of the clock, and watched the two hands creep closer and closer to the 12. Then we counted down: 15...14...13... all the way to 3...2...1 - and then we threw our streamers in the air, sounded our noisemakers, and yelled "HAPPY NOON YEAR"!
HAPPY 2016!

Before we went home, we all shared goodies brought by parents - juice boxes, animal crackers, cheese sticks, fruit snacks, Rice Krispie treats, cookies! Yum! It was a great 'Noon' Year's Eve party! Many thanks to the parents and  the kids who made it possible, and to the library patrons who came to join in the fun!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Gordon-Nash Holiday Gift Shop will open on 
November 28th for 
Small Business Saturday
with a 
Open House
December 2nd.
Refreshments will be served!
for all your
holiday needs
and support local artists
and artisans!

Our Yoga Instructor Shannon
Shannon is a trained RYT 200 Hour Yoga Instructor and Piyo Instructor.
She has worked with adults, children, athletes and seniors throughout her practice.
Her classes are gentle and compassionate, understanding that yoga benefits the student only when the student is allowed to practice with authenticity.
Classes include stretching, strengthening, and meditation, connecting Mind Body and Spirit.
Come and put aside busy lives and everyday stresses.
Take time for yourself  and enjoy a beautiful experience
just for You.
Piyo Tuesday Mornings at 9:00 A.M. 
Yoga on Tuesdays & Thursdays With Shannon 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
A good exercise for both mind and body – Yoga! Excellent for all ages led by an experienced instructor in the mornings.
Kids Yoga With Shannon 12:00 on Thursdays
  Yoga (Kids):  The minds of children are expansive and inquisitive.  Let yoga help develop your child’s self esteem and confidence by learning about their True Inner Self at a deeper level.  Through the movements of yoga, awareness of breath and meditation your child will begin to understand about their True Self.  
Give your child the gift of self awareness and over all health.

Free Meditation Class
6:00 to 7:00 Every Tuesday 
Yoga with Shannon
7:00 to 8:00
Tuesday Evenings
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