2018 FCSS Programming
2018 FCSS Programming
Posted on Saturday June 23, 2018 at 02:52PM
The Vilna Library provides the following FCSS programming in the Village of Vilna for 2018:
• Mental Health Colouring Days
• Book Club Java
• Youth Computer, Savvy?
Mental Health Colouring Days
Every second and third Saturday of each month, the library will provide access to colouring books and pens for this program, from noon until 4 pm. This program is for any age group.
Colouring offers a slew of mental benefits. During a CNN interview “Why adult coloring books are good for you” by Kelly Fitzpatrick, Marygrace Berberian, a certified art therapist and the Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Graduate Art Therapy Program at NYU, stated that "Coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness". Groundbreaking research in 2005 proved anxiety levels dropped when subjects colored mandalas, which are round frames with geometric patterns inside. Simply doodling, though, had no effect in reducing the other subjects' stress levels.
Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate anxiety. It can be particularly effective for people who aren't comfortable with more creatively expressive forms of art, says Berberian, "My experience has been that those participants who are more guarded find a lot of tranquility in coloring an image. It feels safer and it creates containment around their process," she adds.
Book Club Java
Are you looking to become part of a book club? We would like to offer a book club once per month, on a Tuesday or Thursday, or as preferred by the group once formed. The meeting would last approximately one to two hours, during which coffee/tea and a small snack would be provided. Please call or email if interested!
Youth Computer, Savvy?
Most youngsters are quite computer savvy nowadays, able to navigate through video games, search engines, forums or chat rooms. We believe that youth, especially early teenagers or younger, need to be made aware of various computer safety tips.
We run this program every first Saturday of each month on a drop-in, on-going basis, for up to one hour of instruction, followed by computer hands-on.
This session is a one-time requirement for youth using our public terminals.
For most of us, technology has become an integral part of our lives that we embrace. It’s become second nature to our youth who can navigate computers before than can even read. It is meant to make our lives easier, but for some of us, it feels quite the opposite.
AVI offers a service for those less technologically savvy to book time with the library manager for help in dealing with common tech issues, such as file transfers, printing, setting up social media accounts/emails, etc…
Please call or email ahead to make an appointment during our opening hours. We also host a drop-in session every other Thursday from 6 pm until closing time, 7:30 pm on a first come, first served basis.
Don't hesitate to contact us for details or with questions.
Author: Vilna Municipal Library