Take some time to refresh & connect with yourself this May.

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Connect with yourself during “Mind, Body, May”

For many Estes Valley residents, summer is our busiest time. The window of warm weather, wildflowers, and wind-free days is short, so we make the most of it. We burn the candle at both ends in order to take full advantage of the season.

In preparation for what might be a packed schedule, late nights and early sunrises, join us at the Estes Valley Library for “Mind, Body, May.” We’ll be focusing on programs, collections, and services that keep us feeling our best, inside and out.

On Monday afternoons in May, adults and teens are invited to a Mindful Meditation series. This weekly mind, heart, and body practice will help attendees gain awareness and understanding, reduce stress, and navigate challenges. Instructor Judy Ludwig-Keller will teach how to stay in the present moment instead of reliving the past or worrying about the future. No experience is required – just a willingness to pause and breathe.

Join your fellow community members and have some facilitated discussion around the topic of youth mental health. On Thursday, May 18, we’ll gather at the Estes Park Middle School and, with our partners at the Estes Park School District and Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership, talk about how we might better support our young people. Dinner will be served, so make sure to reserve your seat.

Brighten up your home with three fun activities in the Makerspace this month: make bath bombs, create scented beeswax candles, or design a crystal prism suncatcher. Meet Technology Arts Librarian Seph Reed, who will teach you new skills as he guides you through each creation. All supplies are provided. Make sure to reserve your spot, as space is limited.

Stop by the Library in May to browse our “Mind, Body, May” display in the first floor lobby. Take a few moments with the interactive sand pendulum, then check in with a staff member to get your free Estes Valley Library backscratcher (while supplies last). Ahh… the Library is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with yourself.