IMPROV Your Life

Thursday, May 24, 6-7:30 p.m.

Join Nathan Burkart, Executive
Director of the Janesville
Performing Arts Center, as he
reveals some of the basic
principles of improvisation.

This a great opportunity to let
go and have fun. But, more importantly,it is an opportunity
to adopt a flexible mindset that
will help you respond to the
various challenges life
throws at you.



What is Mindset Matters?
Hedberg Public Library is launching a new campaign to prove the fact that Mindset Matters - and that your library can help you reimagine what's possible with free tools and resources. Mindset Matters uses the concept of growth mindset and the power of "yet" to encourage individuals to challenge themselves - and others - to reach their full potential.

What is Growth Mindset?
The concept of a growth mindset was developed by psychologist Carol Dweck and popularized in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In recent years, many schools and educators have started using Dweck’s theories to inform how they teach students.

Simply put, growth mindset is the belief that anything can be learned with work, practice and effort. A fixed mindset is the belief that ability and intelligence are static. The graphic below illustrates how mindset influences desires, skills, effort, setbacks, feedback and more.

Where Does the Library Come In?
Your library is uniquely situated to provide resources and connections to help you reach your full potential. We believe in the power of YET! We are here to help you change your "I can't" into "I can't yet."

Here are just a few examples:

"I can't get find a job."
Your library can help you search for jobs, write your resume, find free classes and programs to build new skills, and so much more!

"I don't know how to build a deck."
Your library can point you toward great how-to resources, as well as connect you with local businesses and organizations that can help!

"I can't afford a vacation."
Your library can provide resources on money management, vacation planning on a budget, local institutions that provide financial planning, and online tools that will keep you on track. Plus, they can offer ideas for local staycations in the meantime.

The bottom line is that your library can be your first step in reaching whatever goal you've set for yourself or overcoming whatever challenge is holding you back. We make connections to people, places, organizations and resources - all for FREE!



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