Princeton Public Library is launching a series of events and activities in support of the Mayors Wellness Campaign focusing on the mental wellness of families, children and individuals of all ages in Princeton.
Events are being added throughout the series so check back for more.
September 21, 2022 | Book Discussion | Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
The discussion will be led by the library’s adult programming manager, Janie Hermann, and Dave Errickson, executive director of Corner House.
11am | In Person | Hinds Plaza
7pm | Virtual | Google Meet
Presented in partnership with Corner House.
October 22, 2022 | Workshop | Make your own diffuser lava bead bracelet
11am | In Person | Registration required
Design and make three stretchy bracelets with a variety of diffuser lava beads, real semi-precious stones, crystals, and accent beads.
October 1-15 2022 | Take and Make | Coloring Mandalas
Can’t attend a program but still want to explore your creative side? Pick up some of our take and make flower mandalas at the Welcome Desk on the first floor to color at home.
If you like to color and would like more options, cardholders can find an array of coloring books through Hoopla.
November 17, 2022 | Book Discussion | Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
7pm | In Person & Virtual | Registration required to attend in person
The discussion will be led by Kristin Friberg, reader’s services librarian and Whitney Ross, executive director of Trinity Counseling.
Presented in partnership with Trinity Counseling.
December 3, 2022 | Card-Making Workshop
Participants will learn techniques to create four unique cards that can be sent at any time of the year and stay in touch with loved ones. Registration is required
January 18, 2023 | Book Discussion | Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
1pm | In Person & Virtual |
The discussion will be led by a library staff member and Billi Charron of the Princeton Senior Resource Center.
Presented in partnership with Princeton Senior Resource Center.
September 10, 2022 | Storytime | Mindful Moments at Community Park North
10:30 am (rain date Sunday, September 11 at 10:30 am)
Join us for an outdoor storytime connecting with nature, your mind, body and emotions. We will share books, songs, rhymes and activities focusing on different aspects of mindfulness and nature for children ages 3-8 and their families. After storytime, families are encouraged to explore the nearby walking trails in Community Park North in Princeton.
Special Edition Storytime Shorts
Join us in the Virtual Storyroom for a series of special edition Storytime Shorts as we share books, songs, rhymes and activities focusing on different aspects of mental wellness and emotional literacy for young children and their families. Storytime shorts are always available on the PrincetonPL YouTube channel.
September 15 | 10am | Releases on PrincetonPL YouTube
Hurry Up! A Book About Slowing Down by Kate Dopirak
For one busy boy, life is all hurry up, hurry down, hurry round and round and round! That is until he takes a big breath…and a big break…and slows down to see all the wonderful things in the world around him.This playful yet powerful picture book reminds us to be present, to be mindful, and to appreciate each moment.
October 1, 2022 | 11 am | Kids Hooping Class
Angela Reitter of Color Me Hoopy leads this high energy and interactive class designed for kids ages 8 and up. Class will be followed by an all-ages Hoop Party on the Plaza. Registration required.
October 1, 2022 | 12 pm | Hula Hoop Dance Party
Hoop it up on Hinds Plaza with us for World Hoop Day. Angela Reitter of “Color Me Hoopy” will provide the music and the moves to inspire everyone to get up on their feet and join the fun.
October 13, 2022 | 10am | Releases on PrincetonPL YouTube
When Sadness Is At Your Door by Eva Eland
A comforting primer in emotional literacy and mindfulness that suggests we approach the feeling of sadness as if it is our guest.
November 10, 2022 | 10am | Releases on PrincetonPL YouTube
One Thursday Afternoon by Barbara Dilorenzo
When Granddad picks Ava up from school one Thursday afternoon, she’s quiet. She doesn’t want to talk about the lockdown drill that has stirred up her worries. How can she be so afraid in a place that has always felt so safe?
There are a number of databases and resources that are available through the library that may serve as guideposts to explore different learning paths toward mental wellness.
Access LinkedInLearning for resources on mental health, mindfulness, and wellness.
Creativebug offers many opportunities to decompress by exploring your artistic side, such as the Daily Practice Series.
This section is under construction
Princeton Health Department offers a roadmap to services for uninsured and underinsured community members.