Nourish Yourself

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

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With over 2 million books, magazines, and DVDs checked out last year, we can’t deny that people in the Library District are consumers of information. Ever-popular are resources about cooking, diet, exercise, and gardening. To help quench our member’s thirst for lifestyle resources, our staff frequently writes blogs about these topics, sharing personal experiences and providing links to additional resources in our collection.

We want to support the well-being of people in our communities. So we are always looking to find ways to share resources and knowledge to help you, take care of you.

But all these resources available at your fingertips can be a little overwhelming, paralyzing people with even the best of intentions. However, when all that we do contributes to how we feel as a whole, it’s an empowering thought that even the littlest change can have a large impact.

With that in mind we felt spring—as nature’s time of renewal—is the perfect time of the year to present a series of classes to stimulate your mind, energize your body, and renew your spirit. Our upcoming Nourish series gives you opportunities to try something new or revisit the old, with wellness ideas and practices for everyday living.

Possibly your goal is to focus on your body and mind. We have a variety of exercise classes with routine to help stretch tight muscles, calm your busy mind, or center your being. Once the ball is rolling, stay on track with your health and fitness goals with our class compiled of online resources and apps.

Maybe connecting with the earth is more what you need. For that we have organic vegetable gardening and therapeutic horticulture taught by knowledgeable master gardeners from WSU. Additionally, we are excited to tap into the amazing collective of home gardeners with the new seed library in Otis Orchards. Don’t want to get your hands dirty? Learn to record the beauty in nature with tips and stories from local photographer Craig Goodwin.

Perhaps nothing nourishes us more than the food we eat. Explore with us, the health benefits of fermented foods or your afternoon cup of tea. Chef Joshua Martin will come to talk about his experience with cooking locally and give a cooking demonstration. We have pulled together an easy guide of all the local farmer’s markets, so you can go to get the freshest local ingredients.

It’s the smallest pebble that can start a landslide. So pick a pebble from your library; and, take care of you.

Watch for the Nourish program brochure to arrive in your mailbox the week of March 16th or click here to view the programs online.

 

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