A frequent (but hard to “stick with”) New Year’s Resolution is to become more organized – and your friends at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library want to help! In the program “Lessons Learned from KonMari”, Library staff will share some practical lessons learned from the popular Kon Mari Method of organization, introduced by Marie Kondo in her book The life changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. Kondo bases her instruction on the principal of whether or not something “sparks joy”, be it clothing, books, papers, or photographs, and then provides a category-by-category system for simplifying and organizing your home once and for all. Using audience participation, before and after photos, and demonstration of featured techniques, “Lessons Learned from KonMari” will provide an overview of the Kon Mari Method and some realistic takeaways to get you started. Participants will reconvene in one month to share their experiences of what they have learned.

This program will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in Strassweg Auditorium, located in the lower level of the Library. Please contact staff member Lori Eskridge at leskridge@nafclibrary.org or 812-949-3523 with any questions about this program, and visit www.konmari.com for more information about author and organizing consultant Marie Kondo and the KonMari Method.

Marie Kondo’s The life changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing is also the January pick for the Library’s Non-Fiction Book Group, which will meet on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Computer Lab. Come discuss The life changing magic of tidying up with our book group on January 4, and then come back and join us for “Lessons Learned from Kon Mari” on January 12. Lessons Learned from Kon Mari