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Expand yourself personally to help you meet life's challenges. Gain skills to set and achieve goals. Meet life prepared and engaged, at every stage.


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This workshop is designed to help create a balanced lifestyle by relieving stress and anxiety. Learn the signs of “burnout” and the impact of stress and anxiety on your body. We’ll discuss ways to simplify your life by using realistic, simple techniques/tips that can help you feel less stressed, more balanced and optimistic. This workshop will help educate you on what really makes us happy and learn ways to feel more empowered, motivated and healthy.  

410171

Instructor : Diane Lang 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 5/22/2017, ending 5/22/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Loss is an inevitable part of life and grief is a natural part of the healing process. Dealing with loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. This workshop is designed to help those living with a significant loss. Topics covered will include: 1) reactions to grief and recognizing the damaging effects of unresolved grief 2) coping 3) strategies for grieving effectively that promote healing 4) helping yourself thru grief and how to support others who are grieving

410209

Instructor : Diane Lang 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 5/18/2017, ending 5/18/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Forgiveness is one the most important tools for self-growth that often gets overlooked or dismissed. Release yourself from the pain rendering you stuck in a place of hurt and/or anger. Learn to heal, grow, and become stronger through forgiveness. During this interactive class, discover how to take back your power, forgive yourself, understand the lessons forgiveness teaches you, and ultimately allow yourself to feel the pain and let it go.

410234

Instructor : Christa Zamel 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/12/2017, ending 6/12/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Your Next Step:  Finding and connecting naturalization papers, ships manifests and census records. For both new and experienced researchers, this session continues to build your genealogical researching skills. This session will address:  What do those numbers mean?  How do I find and use census records, naturalization papers to locate ship’s manifests and vice versa.   No prior experience needed.

410228

Instructor : Randi Koenig 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 5/31/2017, ending 5/31/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Getting Started:  Finding and interpreting census and vital records.   For both beginners and more experienced researchers wanting a refresher course, this session will address the basics of genealogical research.  What are the first steps?  Where do you find birth, marriage and death records?  What can you learn from federal and state censuses? What’s online and what requires a trip to the archives? 

410227

Instructor : Randi Koenig 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 5/17/2017, ending 5/17/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Many individuals are looking to identify ways to improve our country/world and/or the organization in which they work during these turbulent times.  This class will expand on information in www.workforthecommongood.com in a way that will allow participants to identify common good employers and know how to approach them for either full-time, part-time or volunteer positions.  Specific ways to positively impact people you lead or interact with based on Dr. Daniel Goleman's work on emotional intelligence will also be presented.  At the end of the class you will begin to create an action plan if you so choose.

410231

Instructor : Peter Prichard 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/14/2017, ending 6/14/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Learning to live in the moment can bring self-acceptance and peace, allowing you to discover your purpose and path in life. Your journey toward self love and joy starts here.

410186

Instructor : Diane Lang 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 4/26/2017, ending 4/26/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Boost your vitality and stamina, strengthen your immune system, and improve your overall health. Learn how to regain your focus after a stressful event or a bad night, retain peak performance under stress, enhance your professional image and confident appearance  and communicate better with audience and colleagues. Techniques will be demonstrated on volunteers and practiced by the class.  

410230

Instructor : Marie Christine Lochot 

Tuition: $35.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM; 2 sessions; starting 6/1/2017, ending 6/8/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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People take life far too seriously. We give too much credence to incidences of little value and in turn cause ourselves grief and heartache. Discover the secrets to laughter, it's benefits, how it dissolves anger, and how to develop a "laughable lifestyle". Come prepared to share some of your funniest moments.

410232

Instructor : Janet Pfeiffer 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 6/1/2017, ending 6/1/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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 Everything in life can be negotiated...prices, agreements,retail, jobs. This class presents strategies for negotiating everything!

410184

Instructor : Laurel Bernstein 

Tuition: $20.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 4/26/2017, ending 4/26/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Perception dictates how we see everything in our lives. But is it real or made up? During this class, you will come to understand the varying levels of perception, their effect on you, how to identify your cognitive distortions and how you lose or miss information because of them. Learn how your perception contributes to your reality, correlates to the treatment of yourself and others, and how to change it.    

410225

Instructor : Christa Zamel 

Tuition: $39.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 5/1/2017, ending 5/8/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Public speaking is generally not on most people's list of favorite activities, yet it is a skill that sets people apart. This workshop will provide techniques for overcoming your fears and offer guidance into developing your own unique speaking persona. You will learn to understand the key elements for becoming an effective public speaker: how to bring your story to life and deliver it with style.

410229

Instructor : Corinna Sager 

Tuition: $39.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 5/16/2017, ending 5/23/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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