The new year has arrived, and during January at the Mill Pond Library in Kingston new classes will be starting. On Jan. 7th & 8th instructor Jan Saecker, of Markesan, will begin teaching a new Tai Chi class. On Tuesday evenings, classes will be held at 5:15pm, and on Wednesday mornings classes will be at 9am. Jan has taught several different forms of Tai Chi at the library so far: Beginning Tai Chi, a Relaxation protocol, and QiGong exercises to name a few, and in January she will begin a new class. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi documented by research are improved muscle strength, balance, and flexibility. How? One way is better proprioception, which is the ability to sense the position of one’s body in any space. Proprioception declines with age. Tai Chi helps train this sense, which is a function of sensory neurons in the inner ear and stretch receptors in the muscles and ligaments. You don’t need anything special for the Tai Chi classes, simply wear comfy clothes that allow you to move. Get your Tai Chi on in January at the Kingston Library!
Did you ever get a homemade card in the mail, and think “Oh I wish I could make something like that?” Well, on Wednesday, January 15th, at 10 am, you can come to the library to take a class on how to make homemade birthday cards. Marlene Kohn and Carol Zanto will be here to show you some of their work, and then will teach the class how to make a card of their own. You can sign up for the class the next time you are in the library, or call 394-3281 during open hours to have us add your name to the list.