Library to help keep those resolutions with programs

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Posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:05 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

Sump Memorial Library is offering events designed to support New Year’s resolutions to be stronger, healthier, more tech-savvy and more creative.

The events, running this month, are part of the library’s “New Year—New You” campaign. All programs are free and open to the public. Some require registration by visiting the library or calling. More information can be found at or by calling 402-597-2040.

The program events are:

• A Video Creation Workshop will teach how to turn simple home videos into something worth saving. The class will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

• The library will host its first author fair on Jan. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. A panel of local authors and publishers will speak about the publishing process. More than 30 local authors will be available to discuss, sell and sign books.

• Monday at the Movies will show “Ping Pong,” a film featuring seven players who compete in the more than 80 age bracket of the World Table Tennis Championships. Popcorn and soda are provided. This event is a collaboration with Point-of-View, an award-winning nonfiction film series on PBS. The event will be Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.

• Women’s self-defense classes are being brought back by popular demand. Classes are led by martial arts master and combat veteran Greg James from Agoge Martial Arts Academy and Lt. Chris Whitted of the Papillion Police Department. Registration is required. The hour-long classes will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14, Jan. 28 and Feb. 11.

• Craft for a Cause will bring together new and experienced needle-workers to knit and crochet hats, scarves and mittens for children at Project Harmony. This month’s meeting will be on Jan. 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

• Facebook for Beginners will help those looking to start personal Facebook accounts and learn tips and tricks for sharing favorite photos and videos with friends while keeping information secure from strangers. The class will be Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Cooking for One or Two will offer tips on healthy, quick and affordable meals. Participants will make a recipe to take home and enjoy. This is hosted by the Sarpy County Extension Office on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.

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