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Let the New Year Bring You Peace of Mind

January 5, 2023

Mindfullness and relaxation

Are you hoping to start off 2023 with new ways to practice mindfulness and self improvement? We have recommendations, events, and online resources to help guide you to a relaxing and reflective new year.


Our librarians have curated lists of titles for adults, kids, and teens that highlight various self-care and self improvement topics. Place a hold on any title that looks interesting!

Library Events

Illinois Libraries Present: Ross Gay (Virtual Event)

Author Ross Gay Smiling

Wednesday, January 11: 7-8 pm
Kick off your new year with a conversation about joy with best-selling essayist and award-winning poet Ross Gay. He’ll discuss his forthcoming book, Inciting Joy
Signup required.
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Chair Yoga

Woman stretching in chair

Thursday, January 12: 11 am-12:30pm
Instructor Kathy Ruiter will guide you in gentle, non-strenuous chair exercises and meditation.
Signup required.
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Stitch Club

Bundles of material for stitching

Thursday, January 19: 11 am-1 pm
Open to anyone who wants to meet, mingle, and share tips on needlecraft projects. Supplies not provided.
Drop-in event.
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Online Resources

  • Hoopla offers eBooks and eAudiobooks  for anyone who is  looking forward to a mindful new year for them or their families.
  • Kanopy has curated a collection of documentaries and instructional films to help you move forward with intention this year.
  • Teen Health & Wellness provides nonjudgmental curricular and self-help support for teens, and includes the Calm Room, which features resources to help you relax and focus, including guided meditation, relaxing visuals and sounds, and live nature and animals cams (also good for adults!).
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