Adulting 101: Go Analog & Get Organized with Class at Ferndale Library Jan 11

Adulting 101: Go Analog & Get Organized with Class at Ferndale Library Jan 11

FERNDALE, Mich.- “Adulting” is a millennial phrase for when you want to make the mundane tasks of a typical daily grown-up’s obligations more exciting. But on Jan. 11, when Ferndale Librarians Darlene Hellenberg and Michelle Williamson host the first in a series of Adulting 101 courses, they’re inviting any generation to come learn fun, hip life hacks that can enhance several aspects of universal maturity, from housekeeping, to dinner parties, budgeting and beyond.

On Thu., Jan 11, Adulting 101 kicks off with the retro way of refining your daily planning: “Go Analog & Get Organized!” Everyone is attached to their smartphones or dependent upon iPads these days, but this program teaches you how to start your own bullet journal. Bullet journaling is a customizable system of handwritten itineraries, varyingly as a simple to-do list, a schedule or timetable, a sketchbook, a diary, or all of the above. This program will go over the basics and help you chart out a crystal clear New Year.

Local artist and letter design specialist Julia Stephenson will show you how to recover your penmanship skills from grade school, (you know, before we all started tapping out texts with our thumbs). Aesthetics is key to the craft of bullet journaling, because it becomes such a personalized activity–you’re going to want it to be expressive, almost like a work of art!

But Hellenberg and Williamson know all adults like to kick back a bit, even when they’re adulting. That’s why there will be non-alcoholic mocktails served at each event, along with appetizers and door prizes.

Adulting 101 programs will be hosted every other month throughout 2018. “Housekeeping It Real” will show you tips to make your neighbors jealous on March 8th, while “Hair & Make-up Goals” will bring you next level advice from cosmology gurus on May 10th. But don’t miss the first installment, “Go Analog & Get Organized” on Jan 11–registration requested.

Series: Adulting 101

Jan 11 – Go Analog & Get Organized: Bullet Journaling and Handwriting for master planning

Mar 8 – Housekeeping it Real: Low key tips to make your neighbors jealous

May 10 – Hair & Make-up Goals: Next level advice from our gurus

July 12 – The New Etiquette: Manners that never go out of style

Sept 13 – Be Our Guest: Dinner party pro-tips!

Nov 8 – Money Milestones: Budgeting for the big stuff

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