This summer, Baright is hoping to provide a place where visitors can work both their bodies and minds.

Every Monday at 9 to 10 a.m. from June 3 to July 1, Baright Public library, 5555 S. 77th St., will offer free Tai Chi taught by a registered nurse.

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that is practiced for defense training, reducing stress, balance improvement and overall mental well-being.

Baright staff member, Melissa Young, said she is excited to offer the program to the Ralston community.

“This is a way to encourage people to see the library as a place they can come not only for reading, but for trying new things. Being active is a great benefit,” she said.

The program is open to people ages 19 and over and is specifically geared toward people ages 50 and over.

All those looking to participate are encouraged to show up early to fill out a health history form and sign a waiver.

“Anyone curious about Tai Chi or wanting to start exercising more should try it out,” Young said. “It’s a great exercise for people of all abilities.”

Young said she looks forward to the program and providing attendees with a fun new exercise.

“We really hope that this will encourage people to be more active — not only with their bodies, but also in their local library programs,” she said.

Email: ashley.quintela@bellevueleader.com Phone: 402-537-4849

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