Tai Chi, Southwest Branch

A form of martial arts, Tai Chi uses slow, controlled movements to regulate breathing and build stamina. By focusing the mind on moving through a series of poses, a state of mental calm and clarity can help improve coordination, relaxation, and general health.

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Book Discussion Series: From Page to Screen: The Handmaid's Tale, Southwest Branch

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

In a not-too-distant future dystopia, a new regime has control of what used to be the United States, now known as the Republic of Gilead. Human rights dwindle and women’s rights have disappeared altogether.  They now serve as handmaids to the elite class of Commanders, there only to bear the upper echelon’s children, a task that has become necessary due to the growing infertility in society. Books will be available at the reference desk.

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Book Discussion Series: From Page to Screen: Looking for Alaska, Southwest Branch

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Attending a boarding school for his junior year, Miles “Pudge” Halter meets Alaska, a wild, beautiful, and unpredictable girl.  Pudge, Alaska, and their group of friends pull off a series of pranks against the Weekday Warriors, a rival group of students, and celebrate their success.  But when one of their own dies in an accident, the group flounders in the aftermath, and they struggle to come to terms with guilt and their own mortality.  Books will be available at the reference desk.

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Book Discussion Series: From Page to Screen: Ready Player One, Southwest Branch

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

In the future where global warming and economic crisis has created widespread poverty, the virtual reality world OASIS gives respite from everyday gloom and hope to a new generation.  Known as “gunters,” individuals and groups search for clues and solve obscure pop culture trivia on the hunt for an elusive Easter Egg granting the winner sole control of OASIS.  Books will be available at the reference desk.

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U.S. Citizenship Preparation Classes, Plesant Valley Branch

This informative seven-week program is free and open to everyone interested in preparing for their citizenship test.  Registration is required for this class.  Space is limited; to register, please call 801-337-2690.

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