PCI Webinars – October 2022

All webinars are held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Central time, and are hosted via GoToWebinar. Registration is required. Participants must submit a separate registration form for each webinar you are interested in attending. There is no limit to the number of webinars that an individual can attend.

Meditation: A Tool to Balance Your Life

October 5, presented by Bruce Faithwick

We live in a fast-paced world, filled with challenges and constant demands made on our precious time. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could step back, take a little vacation from all the tension and find a place filled with joy, bliss and peace?”

When we learn how to meditate, we find such a place within our very selves. The practice of meditation contributes to a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool helping people reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life as well as foster greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Join Bruce Faithwick, long time meditator for this engaging program. There will even be a chance to practice this simple technique.

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Launch a Digital Navigator Program at Your Library

October 12, presented by Audrey Barbakov

Your community needs online access more than ever. But people often need multiple types of support to get there – an Internet connection, a computer, and help learning to use technology.

Digital Navigators is a nationally successful model that addresses these complex needs with a one-stop service. Learn how-to start a program at your library and help your community connect.

In this interactive and informative, you will learn:

  • How the library can impact digital equity and digital inclusion
  • The elements of a successful Digital Navigators program
  • Tools and further resources for developing Digital Navigators at your library

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Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Pick Their Own Books (and How to Explain This to Parents)

October 19, presented by Susan Metallo Oliver

As emphasis on standardized testing and anxiety about cut-throat college admissions continue to mount, parents have become increasingly concerned about the “value” of their children’s reading material.

Learn what the research says about the educational value of children choosing their own books (yes, even comic books!) and ways to gently communicate this information to parents.

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Using Graveyard Genealogy for Frightfully Good Results

October 26, presented by Maggie Rose

Did you know that you can learn quite a bit about your ancestors from a visit to their memorial? Cemeteries and the records associated with the death and burial of the deceased are full of information that will help you on your genealogical journey.

Learn how to get the most out of your trip to the cemetery by learning about the types of records available to you, the types of memorials, and the types of cemeteries common in the United States. There is no better way to honor our ancestors than by remembering and preserving their life through our research today.

In this interactive and informative program, you will learn:

  • Types of death, funeral, and cemetery records and how to find them
  • How to use cemetery records to record facts about ancestors
  • The types of American cemeteries, monuments, and records that you will encounter
  • How to plan a cemetery visit and what to do during the visit
  • Resources for monument symbols

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