Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Improv at the Library

At the 2008 Summer Improv Workshop, Avery Jones gives his interpretation of a flight attendant

instructing a plane load of chained-together convicts on how to exit the plane if it should crash into the ocean.

Improv?? At the Library?????

You bet! As part of our ongoing teen program, area teens are invited to an Actor’s Improvisation class given by Birmingham actor, Jim Aycock which will be offered on President’s Day, Monday, February 16th at 10:00am at Bradshaw Library. Aycock will lead a group in acting exercises and share tips about working as a professional actor. The program will last all day and a performance will be given at 3:30 pm for parents and friends.

Jim Aycock trained as an actor at the University of Alabama and has worked professionally in L.A. as an actor and singer and currently performs his original music at venues throughout the Southeastern U.S. In addition to his music, Jim can also be heard as voice talent on national TV/radio commercials. He is an announcer for Subway and many others. He has had speaking parts in several motion pictures, including a featured role in Walt Disney's "Tom and Huck", as the defense lawyer. Aycock has produced music CDs, performed on television and the big screen in the feature film Tom and Huck.

Lunch will be served. Registration is free, but will be limited to 20. Participants must be at least 13 years old and under 19 years old. Please call the library at 334/768–2161 to reserve a spot in the class.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Scrapbooking with Cathy X 2

If you love to scrapbook and just don't have the room or you need ideas and inspiration, then come join us. We began a scrapbook group Friday, January 16th here at H. Grady Bradshaw Library. It was great! We will meet once a month on the third Friday at 6:30 in the Lanier Room to share ideas and work on our books. If it sounds like something you would like to do, we would love to have you join us. Our next meeting will be Friday, February 20!

A list of basic supplies for beginners is listed below:

Photo splits/adhesives/glue/tape-whichever you prefer
Some type of tote or box to keep your supplies in
Acid free paper
Any type embellishments

If you have any questions call Cathy Wright at 334-768-2161 or Cathy Crosson at 706-518-2038.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Tai Chi Classes to Begin January 13 at Bradshaw Library

Bradshaw Library in Valley will offer a beginning level six-week class in Tai Chi for Arthritis each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning January 13 through February 19 from 2 to 2:50 p.m. Jan Rose Stewart, M.S. in Wellness Management & Exercise Science, will teach the basics of this martial art.

Tai Chi is a flow of gentle movements designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, increase muscular strength and endurance, improve flexibility and balance and ones overall quality of life. Stewart is certified to teach the program created by Dr. Paul Lam of Australia and adapted by the Arthritis Foundation of the U.S.A.

The fee for the six-week session is $30.00. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Each class begins at 2 p.m. and lasts fifty minutes.

Call Bradshaw Library at 768-2161 to register. Registration deadline is January 12.