The Sawyer Free Library is presenting an engaging and informative virtual educational series to help patrons learn ways to support their health and wellness this winter-and all year long.
The program featuring some of Cape Ann’s best certified natural health care practitioners, offers the community an opportunity to connect virtually while discovering the benefits of yoga, meditation, acupressure, natural heath and energizing local hikes.
Thursday, February 11 at 7 pm: Learn about the benefits of Natural Health and Acupressure with GRETA WILLIAMS, Licensed Acupuncuturist. Register for vitural event at SawyerFreeLibrary.org.
Be sure to also mark your calendars for these upcoming classes in the Winter Wellness series:
Monday, February 22 at 7 pm: Gentle Yoga, Stretch and Meditation with Janet Green Garrison, Certified Yoga Instructor (M.Ed., R.Y.T., CADAC)
Monday, March 8at 7 pm: Learn about Hiking Cape Ann with Taylor Ann Bradford
For all programs, register on the Library Calendar at SawyerFreeLibrary.org. The Zoom link will be emailed to you.
WHAT: In response to the continued state-wide limit on large gatherings, the Cape Ann Museum is pleased to offer a new monthly program, the CAM Virtual Lecture Series. The series kicks off with “Building an Exhibition in a Pandemic” featuring CAM Librarian/Archivist Trenton Carls and CAM Curatorial Assistant Leon Doucette as they lead virtual attendees on a tour of the Museum’s newest exhibition, CAM (Re)Connects, live on Zoom.
The exhibition features many of the objects and works of art spotlighted in the Museum’s virtual outreach shared over the first six months of the pandemic under the name, CAM Connects. The hosts will discuss the massive pivot that the Cape Ann Museum, along with fellow cultural institutions, took in 2020 and how the pandemic combined with creativity to give birth to this exhibition.
This new virtual lecture series builds off the Museum’s successful online book launch of Paul St. Germain’s “Saving Straitsmouth Island” last November. The monthly program offers participants around the world the chance to engage deeply with the Museum’s extensive collection from the safety of home.
WHO: CAM Librarian/Archivist Trenton Carls and CAM Curatorial Assistant Leon Doucette will lead the first virtual lecture live on Zoom.
LEAP for Education is running a FREE 2020 Summer Internship Program for Gloucester Youth and Young Adults, and those from surrounding towns!
Work virtually on a project with a mentor/company where you will gain important workplace skills
Start to build a resume for college and future endeavors – examples of projects include website design at a communication company; marketing project with a Vice President of marketing; teen council representative for a local nonprofit, positions at the Sawyer Free Library, teller positions at BankGloucester, and many more.
Receive school credit and a salary or $500 stipend
Attend regularly scheduled Zoom workplace skills workshops on topics such as job interviewing, job hunting, and resume writing
For more information, to set up an interview to discuss your interests, or to register, please email JoAnn Leavitt, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to the community’s incredible generosity, the Sawyer Free Library not only reached, but greatly exceeded its 2020 year-end fundraising goal!
This year the Library was thrilled to welcome many new contributors and grateful that several returning donors increased their giving. No matter the amount, your support means so much, especially during a year that has been challenging for all.
YOU, the community is at the core of our work. With your help the Sawyer Free Library has met this uncertain moment with certainty, expanding digital services, helping readers of print books to embrace e-books, giving parents resources to support at-home learning, connecting job-seekers with local networking opportunities, bringing world-renowned speakers into homes and so much more.
Thank YOU for making it possible!
Your support of the Sawyer Free Library empowers individuals, strengthens families, and makes our great community a better place to live, for which we are deeply grateful.
This Saturday, January 23 the Sawyer Free Library’s GLOUCESTER LYCEUM will kick off a new monthly virtual series “Exercises for the Quiet Eye”presented by art historian and museum educator, Annie Storr. This interactive, creative program is designed to open the moment when someone can fully see the art in front of them. It aims to suspend attention, to quiet the drive to “figure out” and “move on.”
Storr developed “Exercises for the Quiet Eye” to encourage patient reflection, appreciation, and an attempt to avoid the rush to understand, or determine a set interpretation for what we see. It guides participants to use art to embrace ambiguity, intellectual exploration, and personal reflection.
This special virtual program will take place from 2-4pm on Saturdays: January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24 and May 22
Please be sure to register to join and receive the Zoom link.
Backyard Growers‘ Community Garden Applications are now open for the 2021 growing season. Come grow your own vegetables in a community garden at Burnham’s Field, McPherson Park, Pond View Village, Poplar Park, Riverdale, or Willowood. Gardeners receive a raised garden bed, access to a garden mentor, and free or subsidized vegetable seeds, seedlings, and gardening and cooking workshops.
Check your eligibility and fill out or download an application here.
Applications are due by March 15.
Prefer to grow your own food at home? Stay tuned for 2021 Backyard Garden Program Applications – coming soon!
GLOUCESTER , MASS. – Gloucester Education Foundation has partnered with the Gloucester Police Department to fund school-based activity of “Ace” the Department’s new Community Resource Dog.
With support from the Dusky Fund and other local donors, Gloucester Education Foundation has awarded $5,000 to the Community Resource Dog program. This funding will make it possible for Ace the dog to spend additional time in classrooms helping students cope with social-emotional needs and challenges presented by the pandemic.
“Supporting our kids’ mental health and well-being during this incredibly challenging year is a priority for us at Gloucester Education Foundation” said Aria McElhenny, Executive Director of the local nonprofit. “Ace brings joy, smiles and comfort to our students, and, we’re thrilled to partner with the Police to help make sure as many kids as possible will benefit from this wonderful program.”
In addition to more classroom time for Ace, the grant from Gloucester Education Foundation also provides funds for a new interactive storybook about Ace that will be gifted to local classrooms, along with “Ace” golden retriever stuffed animals that will remain with students as a continued source of comfort when Ace is not able to be with them in person.
“The Community Impact Units’ Kops-n-Kids program is proud to collaborate with the Gloucester Education Foundation to support “Ace” and our Community Resource Dog Initiative,” said Lieutenant Jeremiah Nicastro. “With our new partnership, Ace will be able to visit all elementary classrooms in the Gloucester School system where his handler, Officer Sutera, will read the interactive book to the children and leave a book and a stuffed animal in each class.”
In addition to the therapeutic benefits that Ace brings to kids, his presence in schools helps to establish positive relationships among kids and the Gloucester Police.
GMGI’s free, virtual lecture series The GMGI Science Hour returns for the new year, and we are thrilled to kick off 2021 with Dr. Vincent Pieribone, Vice Chairman of OceanX!
Please join us on Thursday, January 21st at 7:30pm via Zoom to hear Dr. Pieribone discuss the fascinating adventures of OceanX and what it means for the future of Ocean Science. Registration is required — register today! A live Q&A session will be held after Dr. Pieribone’s talk, and will be moderated by GMGI’s Donald G. Comb Science Director, Dr. Andrea Bodnar.
Let food be one less thing to worry about. The Open Door is hosting a Special Drive-Thru Food Pantry on Saturday, January 16, at Pathways on Emerson Avenue in Gloucester from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Bags include all the basics and milk, eggs, meat, produce, coffee, olive oil, baking mixes and more.
The Drive-Thru Food Pantry is open to anyone who registers–it might be your first time, or you may have already used the pantry. We are asking for a registration so we know how many people are coming. https://bit.ly/3i0wqrI (FOODPANTRY.org) 978-283-6776