You don't want to miss these January programs...
January 2018 Newsletter
Common New Year’s resolutions focus on personal wellness, like new diets and exercise routines. But what about your financial wellness? Do you have an emergency fund? A plan to pay down debt or save for a mortgage down payment?
 
January is designated as National Financial Wellness Month, and it is a great time to pay attention to the health of your finances, as well as your body and diet. The 2016 Federal Reserve Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households stated that 44 percent of adults surveyed would not be able to cover an emergency expense of just $400 without borrowing money or selling something to come up with cash.
 
Just like a new health regimen starts one step at a time, so does your journey to financial wellness. Your library and other organizations are here to help you through the process.
 
Be sure to read the information in this newsletter about the financial programs the Wyomissing Public Library is doing in partnership with Visions Federal Credit Union.
Yoga for Kids
Saturday, January 6
Join yoga instructor Amy Sharkey for our FREE yoga classes. Class sizes are limited; registration is required.
Mommy and Me Class
@ 10:00 a.m.
Bond with your child while you experience yoga together! For ages 3ish to 5ish and a parent or guardian. Remember to bring two beach towels or yoga mats. (Daddies, Nannies, Aunties and Uncles are also welcome to attend.)
Family Yoga Class
@ 11:00 a.m.
Twist and stretch together during Family Yoga! For ages 6+ and a parent or guardian. Remember to bring a beach towel or yoga mat for each participant.
Nursing Mothers Group
Monday, January 8
9:30-10:30 am
Led by Jenny Reichenbach, Registered Nurse and International Board certified Lactation Consultant. No registration required.
Finances for New Families
Monday, January 8, 2018
@ 1:00 p.m.
Getting married and having kids are natural progressions in life for many, but they also present new financial situations. This workshop will help families discover, prioritize and design a workable plan for their goals and lifestyles.

Presented by Ian Paisley of Visions Federal Credit Union.

Registration is requested. Please call the main desk or register online below.
Monday Night at the Movies
Monday, January 8
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Our feature film is Apocalypse Now.
Rated R.

Bring your dinner and enjoy a show! We'll provide the popcorn.
Yoga for Everyone
Led by yoga instructor Amy Sharkey. Join us for some Vinyasa style yoga in the library's community room. All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is one hour long. No registration is required, and drop-ins are welcome!
Yoga classes meet at the following times:
  • Thursday night @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday night @ 6:45 p.m.
The cost is $12 per class, or 10 sessions for $100. Questions? Please call the main desk or e-mail Amy Sharkey
Block Party
Saturday, January 13
@ 10:30 a.m.
Come build with us! We'll have Legos, Lincoln Logs, Magna Tiles, and of course classic wooden blocks. There's a little something here to please just about everyone! All ages are welcome.

Registration is requested. Please call the main desk or register online here.
Veteran's Speaker Series: Teresa Messineo
Saturday, January 13
@ 1:00 p.m.
First-time author Teresa Messineo will talk about her new novel, The Fire by Night. Messineo, a graduate of DeSales University, set her novel in two very different locations during World War II. Though worlds apart, there is an enduring relationship between two young military nurses as they cope with war. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Registration is requested. Please call the main desk or register online here.
This program is sponsored by:
Family Movie Matinee:
Monday, January 15
@ 2:00 p.m.
It's more fun to watch a movie when you can share it with others. We'll have the popcorn ready! No registration required.

This month's feature movie will be
Cars 3 (rated G). Recommended for children age 6 and up.
Tail Waggin' Tutors
Tuesday, January 16
@ 6:00 p.m.
Pick a spot in the library, grab a book, and hang out with our adorable furry friend, Trixie.
 
Dogs as reading tutors? Our furry friends are non-judgmental listeners that won’t laugh when a child makes a mistake or stumbles over a word. Instead, these pups lay next to the children and enjoy the story being read to them.
 
All ages are welcome to attend.
No registration required.
Build a Better Budget
Wednesday, January 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Everyone wants control over their financial lives, but how do we get it? In one word: BUDGET. It is the most powerful weapon to gain a more secure future. In this workshop, participants will identify their short- and long-term goals, and learn how to design realistic spending and savings plans to reach those objectives, including options for getting out of debt and staying there.

Presented by Lindsay Kennedy of Visions Federal Credit Union.
Registration is requested. Please call the main desk or register online below.
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