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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Take a Break this Month at Your Lewis & Clark Library!



CONTACT: Patricia Spencer, Public Information Officer



Take a Break this Month at Your Lewis & Clark Library!

January 30, 2018 (Helena, MT)—Take some time to relax and enjoy doing something fun during February at the Lewis & Clark Library. During February the Library is hosting several events designed to help you relax, enjoy your creative side, and spend time with the family and friends.

Learn a new language, or polish your skills at the Spanish Conversation Group. The group meets the first and third Saturday of the month at 10AM. On Saturday, February 3rd the group will meet in the Mezzanine Meeting Room and on the 17th they will meet in the Small Meeting Room.  ¿Cómo está? Practice your Spanish in this casual conversational setting. We'll discuss easy topics to encourage simple and interesting conversation.

Join us on Sunday, February 4th from 1-4PM for DIY Valentines. Adult Services Librarian Suzanne Schwichtenberg explains that “this is a great way to spend time being creative and enjoying the spirit of the holiday.” The first Valentine’s cards were sent in the 18th century, although Valentine’s sentiments go back much further. Revive the handmade symbols of love and romance with your own interpretation. In the first known cards people included flowers, love knots, puzzles or poetry. This program is free and open to the public. Please sign up so we know how many supplies to bring. Call 447-1690 or stop by the Information Desk to register.

The Yoga for Healthy Aging series continues on Thursday, February 15th from 12:10-12:50PM in the Small Meeting Room.  Bring your own lunch and discuss yoga for healthy aging. This is a drop-in discussion group (no physical yoga), and is free and open to everyone.

No matter how old we are, we are all aging! And, none of us are immune to aging's effects. Once a month, the library will host local yoga teacher Anna Bradley, ERYT-200, and a discussion on yoga for healthy aging. Yoga provides us with tools and techniques to take care of ourselves; a well-rounded yoga practice maintains strength, balance, and flexibility in both the mind and body. Throughout this series, we will learn some of the science behind how yoga helps our bodies age well and some tips for integrating yoga into our daily lives.

The topic for February is Yoga for Balance. It's no surprise that our bodies experience physical changes as we age. Unfortunately, some of these changes can make us more susceptible to falls and injuries if we aren't careful. Our muscle fibers change in a way that leads our reaction times to decline, joints and muscles stiffen and reduce range of motion, and our awareness of where our bodies are in space (our "proprioception") becomes limited. Yoga can help us play with skills like controlled physical instability while helping us with balance in other areas of our lives.

The entire family can enjoy Game Night Tuesday, February 27th from 6-8PM. “If you haven’t had a chance to join us for game night, you’re seriously missing out,” explains Schwichtenberg. Each month the library hosts Game Night where families, friends, and co-workers can gather and play a board game. The Library has lots of games to choose from or bring a favorite from home. “Last month we had nearly 30 people playing games and enjoying pizza and soda. It is a great way to relax and have fun.”

Each month the Library hosts a variety of classes and program for all ages. Check the Library’s website at for a complete calendar of events.


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