Weekly groups at library slated

FORT PLAIN — Fort Plain Library, 19 Willett St., has scheduled weekly groups for meditation, textile arts and crafts, and creative writing.

Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., Tibetan Buddhist monk Harold Rolls of Fort Plain facilitates a workshop that incorporates meditation and discussion and provides guidance in meditation. “Meditation is universal,” he said. “Fundamentally, it’s a spiritual journey. It’s not something you do, it’s a practice. It becomes a way of life.”

Rolls, who was based at Pullahari, Nepal, for more than 20 years, said the workshop is for beginners.

Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., makers of traditional textile arts and handcrafts such as embroidery, needle felting, crocheting and knitting, gather for the free and casual creative textile fibers group. Each week, participants share patterns, advice, ideas, laughter, and friendship as they work on individual projects.

That is followed from 3 to 5 p.m. by participants of the creative writing group facilitated by published writer Joan Caska. Wordsmiths from varied writing backgrounds, genres, interests, goals and experience levels share their work in a non-threatening setting. In addition to memoirs, participants work on novels, short stories, poems, and more. Each free session features constructive feedback in a friendly and supportive setting.

All of the groups are free and open to the public.

Call (518) 993-4646 or visit the library for more information.


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