AMHERST – Are you a seasoned hobbyist, learned linguist or talented trainer?
The Four Fathers Memorial Library in Amherst is looking for people with a passion to share their knowledge as part of its Community Classes @ You Library program. The program, entering its fourth installment after three successful runs, is set to begin in early April, only it’s hitting one significant snag: it doesn’t have enough volunteer instructors yet.
“What I really need is people to teach classes,” Cumberland Public Libraries’ chief librarian Denise Corey said. “Arts, crafts, reading and writing, hobbies. I’d like to see something like explaining bridge. It’s a language in itself… in Springhill we had basic guitar lessons that was really popular, and fly tying. Anyone who has something they would like to teach or share, we’d like to hear from them.”
The shortage of volunteers for the Community Classes in Amherst is a bit of a mystery, Corey said. All of the previous classes garnered praise from participants and each were a success. She’s hoping with the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the start of a New Year underway, volunteers looking to break from their cabin fever will reach out and be willing to share their knowledge.
“We have space here. We could move some things around and offer yoga,” said ChantelleTaylor, youth serviceslibrarian.
Anyone interested in teaching a class can contact the library by calling 667-2135. Corey is hoping to have all class suggestion received by March 14.
Here comes March break
While the library is looking for teachers for its Community Classes, students in the area looking forward to their time away from the classroom can find all sorts of entertainment at the Four Fathers Memorial Library.
On Monday, March 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., there will be an all ages puppet show and story time. Then from 1 to 3 p.m. a Diary of A Wimpy Kid party is being offered for students in Grades 3 to 6.
On Tuesday its science day, starting at 10 a.m. for Primary to Grade 6 students in the afternoon will be a 2 p.m. movie.
Wednesday, at 1 p.m., is build a robot day for ages nine and up.
Thursday, at 10 a.m., will be the Amazing Race for students in Grades Primary to 6. At 1:30, the afternoon is dedicated to Lego.
Finally, on Friday, March 14, it’s Lioness day, sponsored by the Amherst Lioness.
All events require registering by calling 667-2549.