COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
Los Alamos County Library System staff are pleased to announce that the second quarterly Yoga Book Club will take place at the White Rock Branch Library. The program will be facilitated by certified yoga therapist Jacci Gruninger, MS, C-IAYT. The session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9th from 6:00 to 8 p.m. The program is suitable for adults of all ages and abilities. This series is free to the public thanks to the generous support of Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.
Participants can expect to spend up to 45 minutes breathing, moving, and being still, and will then have the opportunity to engage in discussion about the book The Stories Behind the Poses: the Indian mythology that inspired 50 yoga postures by Dr. Raj Balkaran. Multiple copies of the book are available for check out from either library ahead of the program. The discussion title is also available as an electronic book through both Libby and Hoopla. It is not necessary to have read the text to participate. Simply attending the program and learning about the concepts through discussion will help yogis deepen their practice and decide if they’d like to read the book later.
Patrons can also check out a limited number of yoga supply kits. Each kit includes a yoga mat, two blocks, and one 8-foot strap packed into a mesh bag for convenient transport. The yoga kits are offered in support of the yoga book club but are also as a part of a larger Library initiative that focusses on making non-traditional library materials available to the community. The concept is called “Library of Things” and is a trend that is gaining traction in public libraries everywhere. Patrons should look for more kits in 2023 including several energy efficiency kits created in an exciting collaboration with Los Alamos Department of Utilities and a brand-new seed library debuting at the Mesa Public library branch in March. The Library already offers some “Library of Things” items including a telescope available for check out at the White Rock Branch Library, museum passes, book discussion kits, and circulating framed art.
Registration for the yoga program is required. Please visit the event calendar at LosAlamosLibrary.org or call (505) 662-8257 for more information.
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