Get out of the cold and try new things with Fresh City Life My Branch! Come explore the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi, or learn how to make your own homemade soup.
Maybe you want to move your body in a new way in the cold weather. Try Tai Chi at the Bear Valley Branch Library on Saturday, January 22, 3:00 p.m. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese system of exercises used to build energy (qi) and vitality for improved quality of life and longevity. These exercises are accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Come explore the benefits of energy based exercise and learn daily movements from Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Dao Yin. Wear loose clothing that allows movement.
Want to learn more about Tai Chi? Try some of these books and DVDs:
Discover Tai Chi (DVD)
Illustrated Elements of Tai Chi, Angus Clark
The Big Book of Tai Chi, Bruce Frantzis
T'ai Chi for Dummies, Therese Iknoian with Manny Fuentes
The weather outside may be frightful, but inside can always be delightful with a pot of homemade soup! Learn the preparation & enjoy the sampling of some savory soups on Monday, January 24, 6:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library. Bring your appetite and prepare to be warmed up!
Want more ideas for great soups you can make? Try these:
Soups, Stews & Chilis, The Editors of Cook’s Illustrated
Love Soup: 160 New All-Vegetarian Recipes, Anna Thomas
Saved by Soup, Judith Barrett
Soup for Every Body, Joanna Pruess
Every Day Soup, Anne Sheasby