New Year’s resolution program series at Polk County Library

Published 10:00 pm Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year from the Polk County Public Library! It’s January, which means it’s time to refresh and restart. The library is here to support you with a special event series at the Main Library in Columbus. Five resolution-themed programs will help you make positive lifestyle changes that will last through 2016 and beyond.


The program series kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. with a brown bag lunch and nutrition discussion led by health advocates Amy Clouse and Melissa Holland. Amy and Melissa will lead a discussion focusing on making healthy food choices and give tips on making your 2016 resolutions successful throughout the entire year. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to this event.

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Other events include a budgeting seminar with financial advisor Matt Aldrich on Thursday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m.; a beginner yoga class with instructor Lisa Corda on Thursday, Jan. 21, 12 p.m.; tips on eating healthy without dieting with N.C. State Cooperative Extension Agent Jimmi Buell on Friday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.; and a class focusing on natural health with essential oils taught by wellness advocate Jessica Orr on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m.


The library’s Cookbook Club will have a “healthy eating” theme at their Jan. 11 meeting as well. The group meets on second Mondays at 12 p.m. Select a theme-related cookbook, prepare a dish from the book, and bring it to the meeting to share. Other upcoming themes include Asian in February and vegetarian in March.


Polk County Public Library has a Main Library in Columbus and a branch in Saluda, as well as outreach services. PCPL offers books, movies, music, audiobooks, downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, public computers, and wireless Internet access. To learn more, visit