The Journaling workshops originally scheduled to begin on Monday, September 25 at the Elmo Willard Branch Library have been postponed until January 8 from 4pm to 5pm.  The workshops have been postponed because of the problems Hurricane Harvey has created in the community.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may create for you.

The library is offering a Journaling Workshop series for adults and teens because it has been found that by journaling you gain a deeper understanding of how you feel.  It can help you to understand your point of view and may help you to understand someone else’s point of view; possibly helping to resolve disagreements more quickly.  By journaling you are telling your life story as no one else knows it.  It may help you to see your own value.  People have found that journaling helps them to gain more knowledge of who they are; what they like and dislike.  Journalers can pass their writing on to others – family and friends.  Journaling can reduce stress by writing about anger, sadness and other painful emotions; it may actually release the intensity of these feelings.  Journalers may find that they may solve problems more effectively.  Many people journal because it is a fun way to write about their day and experiences.  Travel journals are a great way to remember a fabulous vacation that was taken.  There are many reasons for journaling and many different ways to journal.  We will be exploring a variety of ways and styles of journaling.

The Willard Library will provide a notebook for journaling to each person attending the first workshop.  Participants will receive the notebook after the presentation and can start adding entries to their own journal that very day.  Special materials will be provided for use in the library during workshop hours.

  • Monday, January 8 – Journaling Basics, notebooks for journals
  • Additional Topics:
    • Journaling on your own with supplies & a prompt provided
    •  Bible Journaling
    •  Journaling on your own with supplies provided
    • Mixed Media Journaling
    • Journaling on your own with supplies provided

Questions can be addressed to Geri Roberts by calling 409-892-4988 or by stopping by the Willard library.