By Jeremy Henderson, Army Flier Staff WriterJanuary 27, 2017
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker's Center Library will host a series of information sessions throughout February to help attendees get smart.
The Get Smart brown bag sessions will be held at 11 a.m. every Thursday in February beginning Feb. 2 at with stress management, said Jodi Wilcox, Center Library reference librarian.
"Get Smart is a series of short informational sessions where anyone can benefit by gaining knowledge of how to improve your overall daily life," Wilcox said. "Topics in the four sessions will include stress management and healthy sleep habits, basic nutrition and disease prevention, ways to get active and enjoy it, and Internet and computer safety. Each of the sessions will be led by a speaker who specializes in each of these areas."
Attendees are invited to bring their lunch to the sessions and enjoy a casual learning environment, and are asked to bring easily-contained lunches to avoid possible spills, she said.
"Often, we are so busy in our daily routine that we neglect to take care of ourselves," Wilcox said. "This program aims to help attendees get back on track to living a healthier life or to help them reach their goals.
"Attendees will have a chance for questions and answers at the end of each session, and are encouraged to bring their questions with them," she added.
Each session will be about 30-45 minutes and will allow time for questions, Wilcox said.
Get Smart is open to all authorized library patrons.
The sessions scheduled for February include:
Stress Management -- Feb. 2
Nutrition Basics and Disease Prevention -- Feb. 9
Getting Active and Enjoying It -- Feb. 16
Computer Safety and Tips -- Feb. 23
"Those who attend one or all of the sessions can benefit by having someone face to face while being able to ask questions about specific concerns for these topics," Wilcox said.
Attendees should also take the opportunity to utilize the library's other resources, according to Wilcox.
"Center Library is more than just a building with books," she said. "It is a community-focused service for all ages. With the many programs, such as Tail Waggin' Tutors, Adult and Teen Book Clubs, and Yarn It Darn It, the library strives to serve the post community by supporting (people's) morale and welfare.
"Authorized patrons have access to a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction and audio-visual materials," she added. "In addition, they have the ability to utilize our many databases, to include free e-books, e-audio books, magazines, genealogical data and many more. While visiting for these sessions, we invite everyone to visit our newly remodeled children's and teen rooms."
For more information and to register, call 255-3885.