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!
Illinois Libraries Present: Ross Gay (Virtual Event)
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.
Thursday, January 12: 11 am-12:30pm
Instructor Kathy Ruiter will guide you in gentle, non-strenuous chair exercises and meditation.
Thursday, January 19: 11 am-1 pm
Open to anyone who wants to meet, mingle, and share tips on needlecraft projects. Supplies not provided.
- 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!).