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Yoga Programs at the Library!

As the New Year approaches, you might be considering a resolution for yourself or your children aimed at improving your health, reducing your stress level, or simply picking up a new hobby.

That’s where the latest edition of our ongoing “At the Library” series comes in – as yoga is great way of tackling all three of these resolutions!  

Library Events: Jan-Apr 2018


Yoga for Adults

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga:
New year, new you! Join Malena Caruso, yoga instructor and owner of Toledo Asana Room, to jump start your New Year’s goals with this three-part yoga series. This class will be an introduction to the Ashtanga Yoga style. Everyone is welcome from beginners to advanced. The class will be conducted in a carpeted room but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat.  Registration is preferred.

Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3 | 9 a.m.| Maumee Branch

Yoga and Meditation:
Anne Boyle of Zen in the District returns by popular demand. Join Anne as she leads the group, beginner to intermediate, in her gentle style, including chair yoga where needed. Then unwind as she guides you through stress relieving visualization and meditation.

Feb. 10 and Mar. 10 | 10 a.m. | Oregon Branch


Yoga for Kids

Adventure in Yoga:
Join us for yoga fun! This program builds strength, and confidence in kids, while teaching them healthy breathing and focus techniques. Class presented by Rachna Maheshwari.

Apr. 30 | 3:30 p.m.| Locke Branch

Yoga Storytime:
Join us at the library for yoga, stories, and fun! Listen to stories and songs that incorporate yoga poses and breathing techniques. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Age 4-8.

Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14 | 10 a.m. | King Road Branch

Yoga for Toddlers:
Introduce your toddlers to yoga! This 3-part yoga class creates a wonderful opportunity to find peace in a busy day. Please bring a yoga mat.

Jan. 11, 18, and 25 | 10:30 a.m. | Sanger Branch


Streaming Yoga Videos on hoopla

Would you rather begin your yoga practice in the warmth and comfort of your own home? We can help with that too!

Gaiam’s Ultimate Yoga Collection

Gaiam’s Ultimate Yoga Collection

Gaiam’s Ultimate Yoga Collection brings today’s best yoga instructors together for the first time! Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or just starting to get your feet wet, the Ultimate Yoga Collection combines the best practices and routines from five unique areas: yoga for the morning, yoga for weight loss, yoga for your core, flow yoga and yoga for the evening. Join yoga masters Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Chrissy Carter, Gwen Lawrence, and Kathryn Budig in this Ultimate Yoga Collection, and take your practice to the next level!

Storyland Yoga

Storyland Yoga

A fun-filled adventure that infuses children with an eco-conscious message. Two unique stories, Save the Whale and Condor Trek, engage a child’s imagination through storytelling. Kids learn yoga postures by becoming a part of the story and imitating animals. By connecting with nature and gaining respect for their own health and well-being, children become empowered to create solutions for the health and sustainability of our planet.

Two Fit Moms: Yoga for Beginners

Two Fit Moms: Yoga for Beginners

Meet Laura Kasperzak and Masumi Goldman, the Two Fit Moms – yoga instructors, wellness advocates and Instagram sensations. They’ve designed four beginner yoga practices you can do daily that will help improve flexibility, reduce stress and boost energy levels.

Ultimate Athletic Yoga Collection

Ultimate Athletic Yoga Collection

Join All-Pro NFL running back Eddie George, NBA All-Star Kevin Love, soccer standout Jermaine Jones and Major League Baseball All-Star Giancarlo Stanton along with sports yoga instructor Kent Katich for five dynamic, athletic yoga workouts. These are designed to increase mobility, flexibility, strength and competitive focus.

 

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Spend 2018 at the Library!

Spend the New Year with us! We have the resources, materials and programs to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and so much more. If you’re still searching for some focus in 2018, check out our partner blog A Year Of, featuring a list of memoirs from authors who spent a year doing some creative and inspiring things!

At the Library, you can:

– Learn how to save money
– Improve your health and wellness
– Make new friends
– Find a new job
– Learn to use your new device
– Ace the school year
– Discover a new hobby

The Library events listed below run from January – March 2018.

Save Money
Why pay for monthly video or music streaming services when you can stream them for free using your library card? Access thousands of TV shows, movies, and music through hoopla and Overdrive – You can even download Kindle Books!

Contact our Business, Technology and Sciences Department at 419.259.5209 to learn more about our Living Better Spending Smarter program.

Subscribe to our Read/Watch/Listen list on investing for ongoing book recommendations!

Improve Health & Wellness
Have you resolved to improve your health in 2018? Let’s do it together! We’re offering adult yoga and meditation classes on Jan. 20 and 27, Feb. 3 and 10 and March 10.

Learn about healthy eating at Open Book with Whole30 author Melissa Hartwig on Jan. 9 or join us at one of our Cooking for 1 or 2 programs on Jan. 23, Feb. 2, and March 6, 14 and  26.

Subscribe to our many Read/Watch/Listen lists for ongoing book recommendations on topics including cooking, fitness and self-help!

Make New Friends
Start the New Year by making new friends! We are connecting people who share a love of things like reading, cooking, science fiction, crocheting and knitting and more with groups that meet regularly. See a list of our ongoing groups at ToledoLibrary.org/librarygroups.

We host regular book groups at our Birmingham, Heatherdowns, Holland, Kent, Maumee, Oregon, Point Place, Reynolds Corners, Sanger, Sylvania (currently at King Road), Waterville and West Toledo Locations.

Additionally, we offer adult groups on the following topics and locations: baseball (Sanger), cooking (Waterville), crocheting and knitting (West Toledo), English as a second language (King Road), mysteries (Sanger), science fiction (West Toledo) and writing (Point Place). Contact each location for more details.

Find a New Job
Do you want to start the New Year with a new job? We’re a great place to start on your road to looking for a new career. We can help you with email, online job search and application, how to create and update your resume and more.

At Main Library and Kent Branch, we offer one-on-one meetings to help you get ahead. Our Mobile Technology Center will also provide assistance (by request) at area shopping centers. To make an appointment, call Main Library, Kent Branch or contact Outreach Services at 419.259.5350 for the Mobile Technology Center.

Learn to Use Your New Device
Did you get a new tablet, phone or laptop over the holidays? If you need help learning how to make the most of it, visit our Audio Visual Department at Main Library every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for walk-in device advice!

We also offer a variety of technology training programs on everything from computer basics for beginners to more specific help sessions on programs like Google Docs.

Visit our events calendar for upcoming programs.

Ace the School Year
Does your student need some help making the grade? Join us at our Homework Help Centers, available at 14 of our 20 locations.

View the schedule on our Education page.

Our many educational online databases can also provide help with early literacy, homework, reading, test prep, career, business, science and technology.

Discover a New Hobby
Learn a new hobby or craft in 2018! Learn on your own through book tutorials – check out ongoing recommendations found on our Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Read/Watch/Listen list or join us at one or more of the following craft programs:

Cricut Crafts – Jan. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Oregon Branch
Yarn-It! – Jan. 19 | 4 p.m. | Oregon Branch
Cake Decorating Workshop – Jan. 29 | 6 p.m. | Waterville Branch
Design Basics (business cards) –  Feb. 3 | 2 p.m. | King Road Branch

We always have new programs popping up, so visit our online events calendar for more future fun!

Originally posted at http://www.toledolibrary.org/blog/start-the-new-year-with-yoga-at-the-library by Toledo Lucas County Public Library blogger Heather H.

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