COVID update: Mt. Washington Branch Library will be closed through Tuesday, January 25th so that staff may be tested after a confirmed positive case. In addition, most events focusing on children ages 5 and under are on temporary hiatus system-wide. This includes Storytime, Family Storytime, and Toddler Time. Our Kindergarten Readiness Workshop scheduled for January 28th has been postponed. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 page.
Library and Curbside Pickup hours are: Monday–Thursday 11 AM–7 PM @Nichols, 9 AM–8 PM @All Other Locations | Friday & Saturday 9 AM–5 PM @All Locations | Sunday 1–5 PM @Ridgway Memorial Only
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Join us to explore a variety of heath and wellness topics with the experts! Journey with us through sessions designed to build strength in mind and body through reflection, movement, relaxation, and other self-care practices.
For ages 18 and up. Enjoy a new video every Sunday morning from the comfort of home via BCPL’s main Facebook page. Can’t make it at 10:00 AM? That’s fine, too. Each session will remain online to view, share, and enjoy for three months after the original air date!
Get ready to face the new year with consideration, imagination, and inspiration! Elaborating on the life lessons she explores in her books, Stephanie Feger will offer guidance and practical steps on how to change yourself and your life in 2022.
Stephanie is an inspiring author, sought-after speaker, and experienced consultant. She strives to help individuals looking to find deeper purpose and to empower teams and organizations in achieving new levels of success. Stephanie is the author of Color Today Pretty and Color Today Pretty Guided Journal, where she shares her secrets to finding true perspective and brings the lessons to life providing readers with personal reflection.
Clear your mind, reduce stress, and gain flexibility! Build strength in mind and body during targeted yoga sessions with Stephanie Jackson of Southern Charm Yoga.
Stephanie is a certified yoga instructor with 10 years’ experience. She began teaching classes at BCPL in 2018, including Yoga, Choga Tuesdays, virtual Chair Yoga sessions during the height of the pandemic, and kids’ yoga classes. You can currently join Stephanie at the library in person at for Chair Yoga or Little Yogis for kids ages 3–5.
We all experience grief, loss, trauma, and disappointments. Join Rev. Jacqueline Hope Derby to reflect and learn techniques for coping, healing, and rejuvenation.
Rev. Jacqueline Hope Derby, MDiv, is an ordained minister, a certified Advanced Bereavement Facilitator, and a national speaker on self care for healthcare staff and foster families. Rev. Derby is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and is now pursuing an MFA at the Spalding University’s School of Creative and Professional Writing. Rev. Derby currently works as a spiritual & grief care coach, where she uses conversation, prayer, meditation, and spiritual-based practices to help aid in healing.
Learn to practice self care by being present and aware in your own life. In these sessions, Bertena will explore the self-care benefits of tea-leaf reading and tarot.
Bertena Varney operates Inner Bliss Spiritual Center in Bowling Green as well as the virtual self-care center A New You Self Care & Wellness Center. She is a multi-published author, a yoga and yoga wellness instructor, a meditation teacher, a self-care coach, and a personal trainer with weight conditioning. She is focused on showing others how to let go of the anxiety of the world and finding the new you. Bertena enjoys teaching techniques to nourish your body, mind, and spirit.
Let nature be your guide! In this bonus-length session, learn how connecting more with the outdoors can help reduce stress, improve focus, and boost self esteem.
Craig Caudill is the Director and Chief Instructor of Nature Reliance School. He regularly teaches first responders, university students, and a variety of corporate and government agencies skills including outdoor survival, wilderness navigation, and tracking. In 2020, he provided online video lessons in our Vital Survival series covering topics like wilderness skills, essential gear, first aid, personal and group security, situational awareness, and more.
Craig is the author of the books Extreme Wilderness Survival and Ultimate Wilderness Gear and co-author of Essential Wilderness Navigation. He has been featured on public education television for the shows Kentucky Afield, Kentucky Life, and Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen. His work can also be seen in Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Backwoods Survival Guide, Self-Reliance Illustrated, American Prepper, Wilderness Way, American Frontiersman, Ballistic, and American Survival Guide. He has a very active blog which contains his podcasts (host and guest spots) and also guest blogs for a variety of popular websites.