Decluttering Our Hearts and Homes

New Lenox Library 120 Veterans Pkwy, New Lenox, IL

"I can’t get rid of that!” ….. This statement can be heard in every home, in every business, in every place…. No one is immune from the pull that “things” have on us. Everyone faces the task of decluttering at some point. In this presentation, we look at specific steps to effectively declutter the spaces in which we live and work. We also examine the Why and How behind our emotional connection to things. We conclude with what we can do to embrace emotional and mental connections, without letting them clutter our hearts.

Free

What’s Your Tea Bag Made Of? Handling the Big and Little Stresses of Life

Gail Borden Public Library 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL

Life is full of adventures; some easy, some difficult. To paraphrase Eleanor Roosevelt; “People are like tea bags – you don’t know what they are really made of until you put them in hot water.” What is your tea bag made of? We will look at our strengths and weaknesses and what makes us who we are. Then we will learn some practical strategies (using our strengths and weaknesses) for handling the big and little stresses of life. Finally, we will examine the role of community and how we can help each other; while growing and strengthening our own character in the process.

Free

Organizing 101: Organizing for the Holidays

Wheaton Public Library Virtual

Does just the thought of the holiday season make you feel stressed? Would you like to start the holiday season on a good note - feeling more organized and in control? In this presentation, we give you practical ways to decrease the stress and increase your organization during this crazy time of year. We start by looking at 7 simple ways to CAPTURE the holiday spirit. We then look at organizing in general and learn the 5 Organizing Principles that will help you organize anything anywhere during any time of year. We close with a look at some specific strategies that will help you navigate the holidays in an organized fashion.

Free

Cut the Chaos, Reduce the Stress: The IMPACT of Good Time and Task Management

Indian Trails Public Library 355 Schoenbeck Rd.Wheeling,

How do I get anything done when I am so busy? We answer this question by talking about boundaries and providing simple practical tips for how to manage our time. Next, we look at the variety of tasks that we face and how to concretely and simply manage them day to day. Organization definitely comes into play with Time and Task Management and we help get you on the road to better organizational habits and end with a look at how to maintain those habits over time.

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Organizing 101: Organizing for the Holidays

Prospect Heights Public Library 12 N. Elm Street, Prospect Heights, IL

Does just the thought of the holiday season make you feel stressed? Would you like to start the holiday season on a good note - feeling more organized and in control? In this presentation, we give you practical ways to decrease the stress and increase your organization during this crazy time of year. We start by looking at 7 simple ways to CAPTURE the holiday spirit. We then look at organizing in general and learn the 5 Organizing Principles that will help you organize anything anywhere during any time of year. We close with a look at some specific strategies that will help you navigate the holidays in an organized fashion.

Free

Organizing 101: Organizing for the Holidays

Plainfield Public Library Virtual

Does just the thought of the holiday season make you feel stressed? Would you like to start the holiday season on a good note – feeling more organized and in control? In this presentation, we give you practical ways to decrease the stress and increase your organization during this crazy time of year. We start by looking at 7 simple ways to CAPTURE the holiday spirit. We then look at organizing in general and learn the 5 Organizing Principles that will help you organize anything anywhere during any time of year. We close with a look at some specific strategies that will help you navigate the holidays in an organized fashion.

Free

How to Get Motivated, Stay Motivated, and THRIVE

Niles-Main District Library Virtual

Do you want to get organized? Learn something new? We share practical tips for getting motivated- no matter what you want to accomplish. Then we identify some of the obstacles that often keep us from staying motivated and learn some strategies for overcoming them. We close with a look at 6 Things that will help you to THRIVE in 2022 and beyond.

Free

How to Get Motivated, Stay Motivated, and THRIVE

Plainfield Public Library Virtual

Do you want to get organized? Learn something new? We share practical tips for getting motivated- no matter what you want to accomplish. Then we identify some of the obstacles that often keep us from staying motivated and learn some strategies for overcoming them. We close with a look at 6 Things that will help you to THRIVE in 2022 and beyond.

Free

How to Get Motivated, Stay Motivated and THRIVE

City of Wheaton Virtual

Do you want to get organized? Learn something new? We share practical tips for getting motivated- no matter what you want to accomplish. Then we identify some of the obstacles that often keep us from staying motivated and learn some strategies for overcoming them. We close with a look at 6 Things that will help you to THRIVE in 2022 and beyond.

Free

Time and Info. Management: Organizing in a Digital World

Round Lake Area Library Virtual

“I don’t have time!” We hear this and say this so often in this fast-paced digital world we live in! Can we change this? Yes! While we can’t create more hours, we can be more efficient with the hours we do have. In this presentation, we look at how we receive and manage our time and information…..this will highlight the “why bother” behind learning to use the tools available to us in this digital age. Then, we look at the top Apps/Programs for managing everything from our schedule and tasks to our projects and teams.

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Parenting in a Facebook World: Tips for Managing Technology & Teaching Children to Manage Theirs

Round Lake Area Library Virtual

Technology and social media aren’t going anywhere. So what do we do as parents? In this presentation, we will examine the top social media apps for kids and teens. We will also look at the range of technology available in our world, and how to practically manage and create “tech-free time” in our schedules and that of our children. We will look at texting and social media, and the implications they have in terms of relationships today. Specific tips will be provided on how to help our kids communicate effectively, working with and sometimes around the tools available to them. We will briefly look into the dangers of certain online actions and how to talk to our kids about such things. Practical strategies are provided for monitoring online communications and social media. In addition, we will go over positive ways that we as parents can embrace social media, texting, and email; and use it to improve communication and bolster our relationships with our children.

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How to Get Motivated, Stay Motivated and THRIVE

Three Rivers Public Library District Virtual

Do you want to get organized? Learn something new? We share practical tips for getting motivated- no matter what you want to accomplish. Then we identify some of the obstacles that often keep us from staying motivated and learn some strategies for overcoming them. We close with a look at 6 Things that will help you to THRIVE in 2022 and beyond.

Free