Though we may not always feel we are actively engaging with our communities, they are a valued resource that can bring so much to our lives. A thriving community takes care of one another, whether that be with programs and services, schools, gathering places, or neighbors that look out for one another.
The library's live music performances -- Saturday Sessions -- featuring great local and traveling musicians, has become a downtown destination event. The 2015 season continues next weekend with a concert showcasing Jason Klobnak and Paul Shinn.
Ivory and Brass: Jason Klobnak and Paul Shinn
Saturday, August 22, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall
She was a jetsetter of the first water, dashing around the world making films, storming the beautiful people at Studio 54 or modeling clothes for designers like Halston. She dazzled other great icons of the era, including The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, whom she married in 1971. She's a mother, a grandmother, and a great grandmother. And she is one of the most important voices in environmental justice for the world today. She is Bianca Jagger and she's got a bone to pick with the way we treat the planet and its people.
There's no question that a happier life is a better life. Less stress and more productivity, less loneliness and more meaningful connections, less information overload and more creativity--sounds good to me! But it's so easy to get lost in the doubt of past decisions, the uncertainty of the future, or even the lack of confidence in the present moment. Mindfulness can help.
Here are some mindful strategies for happiness I'm exploring:
Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. See Geocaching 101 for all the information you need to get started.
How long has it been since you've sat for an hour, uninterrupted, and read? Lucky you if it's been recently! Many of us, myself included, find these quiet moments to be a rare and wonderful thing in our busy lives. Our days are filled with endless distractions, screens, and bombardments. It’s time we revolt and take back our time!
Want to enter the world of 3D printing but don't know how to make something to print? Ever since we set up our 3D printers in the ideaLAB, I've seen the same pattern happen repeatedly with people interested in 3D printing: