Library Announces Yoga Book Club At White Rock Branch Library Feb. 9


Los Alamos County Library System staff are pleased to announce  that the second quarterly Yoga Book Club will take place at the White Rock Branch Library. The  program will be facilitated by certified yoga therapist Jacci Gruninger, MS, C-IAYT. The session  will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9th from 6:00 to 8 p.m. The program is suitable for adults of all  ages and abilities. This series is free to the public thanks to the generous support of Friends of  Los Alamos County Libraries.  

Participants can expect to spend up to 45 minutes breathing, moving, and being still, and will  then have the opportunity to engage in discussion about the book The Stories Behind the Poses:  the Indian mythology that inspired 50 yoga postures by Dr. Raj Balkaran. Multiple copies of the  book are available for check out from either library ahead of the program. The discussion title is  also available as an electronic book through both Libby and Hoopla. It is not necessary to have  read the text to participate. Simply attending the program and learning about the concepts  through discussion will help yogis deepen their practice and decide if they’d like to read the book  later. 

Patrons can also check out a limited number of yoga supply kits. Each kit includes a yoga mat,  two blocks, and one 8-foot strap packed into a mesh bag for convenient transport. The yoga kits  are offered in support of the yoga book club but are also as a part of a larger Library initiative  that focusses on making non-traditional library materials available to the community. The  concept is called “Library of Things” and is a trend that is gaining traction in public libraries  everywhere. Patrons should look for more kits in 2023 including several energy efficiency kits  created in an exciting collaboration with Los Alamos Department of Utilities and a brand-new seed library debuting at the Mesa Public library branch in March. The Library already offers  some “Library of Things” items including a telescope available for check out at the White Rock  Branch Library, museum passes, book discussion kits, and circulating framed art.  

Registration for the yoga program is required. Please visit the event calendar at or call (505) 662-8257 for more information.