12 Days of Wellness at the Library

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Friday, December 6, 2019
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Has the holiday season got you down?  Feeling stressed?  Need a break?  Check out 12 days of fun wellness activities happening at every Kansas City Public Library location from December 9 -21.  Activities include mindfulness and meditation, arts and crafts, nutrition, workshops on beating the holiday blues, and more. 

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Among the offerings:
 

Birdseed Ornaments

Make birdseed ornaments to hang outside.  A holiday gift for the birds!
 
Thursday, December 19, 2019   |  Noon—2 p.m.
Ruiz Branch
 

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Mindful Coloring

Take a break and enjoy some mindful coloring to reduce stress.
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019   |  3—5 p.m.
Bluford Branch
 

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Friday, December 20, 2019   |  10 a.m.—noon
Central Library


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Cooking Demonstration

Join nutrition program associate Monica Miller from MU Extension as she provides a holiday cooking demo.  Snack on free samples and take home a recipe.
 
Monday, December 9, 2019   |  2—4 p.m.
Sugar Creek Branch


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Saturday, December 14, 2019   | 10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Southeast Branch


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Essential Oils & Better Sleep

Learn about essential oils that promote better relaxation and tips for getting a better night’s sleep.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019   | 2:30—4:30 p.m.
Westport Branch


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Gratitude Cards

Write a thank-you card to someone special.

Monday, December 16, 2019   |  5—7 p.m.
Trails West Branch
 

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Friday, December 20, 2019   |  2:30—4:30 p.m.
Bluford Branch
 

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Holiday Blues Workshop

The holiday season can be a time full of joy, cheer, parties and family gatherings,  but for many people it is a difficult time.  Are you experiencing the holiday blues?  Rachele Hogard, BSE, of Mental Health America of the Heartland, leads a workshop that offers tips and guidance on ways to cope during the holidays. 
 
Monday, December 16, 2019   |  3—4 p.m.
Plaza Branch
 

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019   |  Noon —1 p.m.
Central Library


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Wednesday, December 18, 2019   |  5:30 —6:30 p.m.
Waldo Branch


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Thursday, December 19, 2019   | 4—5 p.m.
Southeast Branch


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Meditation

Meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.  Engage in a guided meditation and presentation by Victor Dougherty, Director of Temple Buddhist Center.
 
Monday, December 9, 2019   |  6—7:30 p.m.
Waldo Branch


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Orange Pomanders

Pomanders were used by medieval herbalists to ward off illnesses or to bring strength and good fortune. Today, we use them as air fresheners, centerpieces, or tree ornaments. In this session, creating your own orange-clove pomander, which makes gifts. Frest fruit snacks provided.
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019   |   4—6 p.m.
Trails West Branch
 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019   |  3:30—5:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch
 

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Spa Hand Care

Take care of tired winter hands, scrub away dead skin and seal in moisturizing cream during a 3-minute pick-me-up session.
 
Friday, December 13, 2019   |  10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
North-East Branch
 

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Mindful Chocolate Tasting

Drop in and mindfully taste a piece of chocolate – taking time to enjoy the smell, texture, and flavors.
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019   |  Noon —2 p.m.
Central Library


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Wednesday, December 11, 2019   | 1—3 p.m.
Westport Branch


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Thursday, December 12, 2019   |  Noon—2 p.m.
Ruiz Branch
 

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Thursday, December 12, 2019   |  3—5 p.m.
Southeast Branch


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Friday, December 13, 2019   |  2—4 p.m.
Bluford Branch
 

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Saturday, December 14, 2019   |  1—3 p.m.
Plaza Branch
 

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Saturday, December 21, 2019   |  10 a.m.—Noon
Trails West Branch
 

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