Fun in the Library When it Rains

On a rainy day, visit a local library to see what they have going on. They usually host lots of events that promise fun for the whole family… See if any catch your interest!

On Tuesdays, the Cape May County Library usually has a Pilates class that begins at 10 am.When you do this exercise, it helps to build posture, gives relief to spinal problems, increases abdominal strength, and improves balance. On Wednesdays, they host a Scrabble game beginning at 5 pm, and the whole family is welcome. Make sure to bring snacks, but coffee and tea are provided.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to line dance? Now you can at the Sea Isle Library on Fridays at 2pm. Jennie Ayres has taught line dancing for the past 20 years. She has also been in line dancing competitions and is part of the local dance group “The Dancing Divas”.

On Friday’s beginning at 12:30 you can join in on “Fearless Watercolors” – a workshop that Sue Rau teaches. There is no experience necessary and you can use all the vibrant, fun watercolors that you want. The workshop takes place at Cape May Court House Library. This is a great workshop for everyone to enjoy and ends at 3:30 pm.

The libraries offer plenty of cardio and exercise work during the week. If you check their event schedules, you can find that there is Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba, Am-Qigong and much more. They also have different classes for the elderly to enjoy.

Avalon Free Public Library offers story time at 10 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The kids really enjoy getting read to and the librarians always pick the best books. On Fridays, the library offers video game time from 10:30 am to noon. All ages are welcome and the kids have a lot of fun. There are always classes being offered, mostly free. Sometimes some of the events, such as ballroom dancing on Thursdays, require registration before the class begins.

On September 9th, there will be a workshop called “Monarchs and Milkweeds” presented by Pat Sutton. During this time, Monarch butterflies will be migrating and you will get a lesson on the Monarch’s life cycle and journey from Mexico to the United States. Their futures depend on milkweed plants, so by planting them in your gardens you will be supplying them with good food and it will benefit them greatly.

There are many different libraries and so much to do. Get out there and have some fun on a rainy day!

By Brittany Cassidy