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Personal Development

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Civics Lab: Sustainable Citizenship Series
Civics Lab: The Benefits of Buying Local with Andrea Knies of Realize Bradenton
Friday, January 29. 10 a.m.
Email Megan.Robinson@mymanatee.org to register.

Join us for a presentation and conversation about how buying local through small businesses and the Farmers Market stimulates Manatee County’s economy. Participants will be sent a handout of resources and further information on the topic.

Coming up this week!
Mindful Meditation
Friday, January 8, 1 p.m.

Email Kaitlynn.Bosley@mymanatee.org to register.

Join instructor Ruth Fishel to learn how to incorporate mindfulness meditation into your life.
Loom Weaving Workshop
Saturday, January 9, 11 a.m.

Email Rachel.Suntop@mymanatee.org to register.

Create a beautiful weaving using a cardboard loom! This workshop is for ages 12+. Click here for more information on supplies.
Technology and Computer Classes
Windows 10 Basics
Monday, January 11, 10:30 a.m.

Email Stephanie.Katz@mymanatee.org to register.


Learn the basics of using your Windows 10 computer or laptop such how to use the Start menu, add icons to the toolbar, and find your files and folders. The class will be taught by Microsoft employees.

Microsoft Excel Intermediate
Monday, January 25, 2 p.m.

Email Stephanie.Katz@mymanatee.org to register.

Learn intermediate skills for Microsoft Excel to maximize your spreadsheets. The class will be taught by Microsoft employees.

Virtual Book Discussions
Non-Fiction Addiction
Wednesday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.

Email Liz.Williams@mymanatee.org to register.

For January, the discussion will be on "The Little Book Of Lykke" by Meik Wiking. In The Little Book of Lykke, Meik identifies the six factors that explain the majority of differences in happiness across the world-togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust, and kindness-and explores what actions we can take to become happier.

Classics Up Close
Tuesday, January 26, 12 p.m.

Email Mary.Frueh@mymanatee.org to register.

Read and discuss "Atlas Shrugged" this January in our Classics Up Close book discussion. In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error has its value gone unrecognized? In defense of those greatest of human qualities, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike. Is he a destroyer or a liberator?

JUST FOR TEENS
Teen Advisory Board
Saturday, January 9, 4 p.m.

Email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org to register.

Get involved at your library and earn volunteer hours virtually by joining our Teen Advisory Board.

Follow Braden River Teens on Instagram @bradenriverlibrary_teens
Books & Beyond: Manga, Comics & Graphic Novels
Saturday, January 16, 4 p.m.

Email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org to register.

Recommend your favorite books, movies, and TV shows at this low-key book club, featuring a different theme every month!

Library Services: Step-by-Step
Check out our Library Services: Step-by-Step tutorials on our YouTube channel!

Learn how to use the library catalog, access Tutor.com, and how to use our digital content on Hoopla and Libby!


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