Adults

Change Your Words, Change Your Life

This is an introductory presentation in Compassionate Communication, also known as Nonviolent Communication, developed by mediator and clinical psychologist, Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.  Learn to speak up when it's scary, break the cycle of destructive self-talk, get along with others in more satisfying ways, let go of judgments about ourselves and others, and resolve conflicts that do occur peacefully--and happily. 

And, you will learn one way to start using it now.

Presenter Diane Diller, Compassionate Communication Trainer, has been learning and practicing it since 2004 and teaching since 2009.
 
This program is free and open to adults and teens ages 15 and up.
 
Registration is appreciated, but not required.  Seating on a first come basis.
 
Dr. Rosenberg's book will be available for purchase
at the discounted price of $15. 
 

Use It or Lose It: Keeping Your Brain Fit

It takes exercise, nutrition and mental stimulation to keep your brain fit.  Join Ann Anzalone as she teaches exercises to improve thinking, develop memory and maintain focus.

Instructor Ann Anzalone is a nationally known, dynamic teacher, speaker and experienced trainer.  Listed in the "Who's Who in American Education," she has conducted workshops for educators, as well as for businesses and corporations.

Program is free and open to adults ages 18 and up.

"We all need to kick the rust out of our brains." ~Ann Anzalone

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Beginning Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Twist and turn your way to personalized jewelry...

This beginner class teaches the basics of wire wrapping.  Artist Donna Kuszpa has dealt with jewelry and gem stones since 1972.  A member of the Bruckner Gem and Mineral Club, she has taught wire-wrapping since 1993.  She is also skilled in making bead earrings and faceted stone settings.

Reservations are required by calling 937-748-3200.

Ages 18 and up.

This program is free with all materials provided.  An optional jewelry making kit is available for $35.

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The Big Read

The Big Read community reading project is back by popular demand ... and it is WILD, literally!

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed is the Big Read book for 2014. This book takes the reader along on a physical and emotional journey that is equal parts outdoor adventure tale and a personal memoir of grief and healing.

The Big Read is all about communities reading the same book, then getting together to talk about it. The six-week reading event is sponsored by local libraries and books&co. A committee from these organizations selects a list of possible titles each year. They not only look for a great read but one that could spark discussion. Each fall, a vote on those titles at area libraries, books&co and on this website.

The Franklin Public Library will host a Big Read for our area on March 27th from 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Join your friends, neighbors, book and nature lovers to read and talk about this compelling book!

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