Adult Programs

Yoga & Meditation

Join us at the Franklin Library for an hour-long class of yoga and meditation suitable for all levels.  Our certified instructor will guide you through a gentle and invigorating yoga practice that involves movement, breathing techniques, and meditation.  Chairs are available for those who need to modify positions.  

Dates:  August 7, October 2, November 6, December 4 (No class in September)
Time:  6:30-7:30pm
Location:  Franklin Branch
Free.  No registration required.  Ages 16 & up.  All abilities are welcome.  Please bring a mat and water.

 

Beginners' Pilates

In this Pilates class you will learn basic Pilates principles, how to change your posture to improve pain syndromes, strengthen the entire body and core muscles, and improve flexibility.

Dates:  July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23 (No class in November and December)
Time:  6:30-7:30pm
Location:  Springboro Branch
Free.  No registration required.  Ages 16 & up.  All abilities are welcome.  Please bring a mat and water.

 

Adult Stretch

Adults ages 16 and up are invited to an afternoon session of stretching and more!

Donna Gambino is owner of Infinity Health in Centerville, a licensed physical therapist, certified Pilates instructor, and fitness author with over 30 years experience.   DONNA’S STRONGEST BELIEF is that if you perform the correct exercises with the right mind work, your body will respond by changing its presentation to the world via changes in your posture, thus allowing pain syndromes to lessen or dissipate completely. Your issues are in your tissues, and through the therapeutic power of awareness you can heal yourself. 

Dates:  September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
Time:  1:00-2:00pm
Location: Springboro Branch
Free.  No registration required.  Ages 16 & up.  All abilities are welcome.  Please bring a mat and water bottle.

 

Bigfoot in Ohio?

Mark your calendars for the Ohio Night Stalkers, a group of cryptozoologist that do research on the phenomenon known as the Sasquatch.  Founders Michael Feltner and Mike Miller have been on National TV, Terror in the Woods, Coast to Coast AM, and more.   They do research in Adams County and in multiple areas throughout the state of Ohio.

Date:  Saturday, November 9, 2024
Time:  1:00-3:00pm
Location:  Franklin Branch
Free.  No registration required.  All ages.

 

Finding Records Using the Resources on FamilySearch

Many records exist online and in repositories.  Learn how to use the resources on FamilySearch to find them.  Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM) specializes in lineage society applications, publishing family books, and Midwestern research – specifically Ohio. In addition to her client work, she is part of the Mayflower Silver Books team, and lectures at RootsTech and the National Genealogical Society (NGS) conferences.

Date:  Tuesday, October 29, 2024
Time:  6:30-7:30pm
Location:  Springboro Branch
Free.  No registration required.  Ages 16 & up.

 

Finding Your Family in the U.K.

Come learn about the abundance of genealogy records in the U.K. and be successful connecting your family.  Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM) specializes in lineage society applications, publishing family books, and Midwestern research – specifically Ohio. In addition to her client work, she is part of the Mayflower Silver Books team, and lectures at RootsTech and the National Genealogical Society (NGS) conferences.

Date:  Tuesday, November 19, 2024
Time:  6:30-7:30pm
Location:  Springboro Branch
Free.  No registration required.  Ages 16 & up.

 

Social Security

Join Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Theresa Busher as she shares Social Security essentials and updates, including:  using your mySocialSecurity account, early vs. late retirement options, how work affects Social Security benefits, and much more.

Date:  Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Time:  10:00-11:30am
Location:  Springboro Branch
Free.  No registration required.  Ages 16 & up.

 

The Blue Ribbon Kitchen

Simplified mornings, nutritious meals, and uncluttered countertops.  Good things happen when your kitchen is organized!  Lori Firsdon, owner of Forte Organizers, has been organizing professionally since 2006.  She is a regular Dayton Daily News columnist, and has been featured on national television shows focused on organizing, including on A&E Television's popular Hoarders.  Besides being an entrepreneur, she is the mother of five children, which gives her valuable insight on what organizational challenges more people face in trying to balance home and work life.

Skills gained include:

  • Organize items in your kitchen for maximum efficiency.
  • Refrigerator and freezer tips for daily use.
  • Gather everyone to the table by simplifying your meal planning.
  • Find your recipes when you need them.
  • Steamline your trips to the grocery store.
  • Simplify your coupon system.
     

Date:  Thursday, November 14, 2024
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Location:  Springboro Branch
Free.  No registration required.  Ages 16 & up.