NORWAY – Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 looking for a healthy approach to managing a busy life can get physical at the Norway Memorial Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.

Yoga instructor Eliza Beghe, a practitioner of Hatha Yoga at the Center for Movement and Meditation in downtown Norway, will lead teens in a guided yoga practice to introduce simple techniques that can help relieve the effects of stress on mind and body.

At the end of the practice, teens will learn how to draw their own Mandela, sample nutritious snacks and browse through information in books and pamphlets about healthy lifestyles and healthy snacks.

Preregister by calling the library at 743-5309, or e-mailing [email protected] Eat a light lunch, wear comfortable, flexible clothes (no jeans, no belts) and bring a lightweight sweater or polar fleece jacket for the relaxation period at the end of the practice.

The program is the second in a series of Get Active @ Your Library! events for teens organized by Young Adult Services at Norway Memorial Library. The first program was a Read-A-Thon in October to celebrate the 2006 Teen Read Week.

For that Saturday program, teens got comfy with their books, reading in 30-minute segments followed by breaks for snacks and games. The library’s multi-purpose room was arranged with brightly colored pillows made by Hilary White, a junior at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Games included READO (aka BINGO) with winners Jalise Cotton and Erica Davis receiving tickets to Oxford’s Flagship Cinema.

The pillows are now located in the young adult section of the library and are available for teen readers to use.


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