NORWAY – A One Book One Community program will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Norway Unitarian Universalist Church.

There will be 45-minute workshops on bonsai and tai chi, and participants will alternate in order to attend both. The workshops are free and open to the public, but preregistration is required by calling the library at 743-5309.

Richard Pollock will demonstrate bonsai. He has been studying and growing bonsai for 15 years and has presented workshops at the Cooperative Extension’s Maine Garden Day. He is an avid gardener as well, and he is a clinical social worker with a practice in Norway.

Betsey Foster will lead the tai chi session, leading participants in a few basic movements. She has studied Asian internal arts for 20 years and has taught them since 1993. She has a master’s degree in public health

The Children’s Department will explore the tradition of Chinese storytelling in a program from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Children will listen to several Chinese folktales and create their own painted story scroll.

The program is for children in grades three to six and is part of a series of programs on the history and culture of China offered by Oxford Hills libraries in March for One Book One Community: Oxford Hills Reads.

Space is limited; parents must preregister by visiting the library or calling 743-5308 by Wednesday, March 7. The Norway Memorial Library is at 258 Main St.


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