An Evening of Hygge: Winter Comfort and Crafting

Have you ever heard of “hygge” (pronouced “hugh-ga”)? Hygge is a Danish concept that has been rising in popularity in the U.S. over the past few years. It refers to an atmosphere and experience of comfort and cheer, of coziness and contentment, whether you are with loved ones or alone. Because these feelings are often lost in the busy holiday season, your Library is creating an atmosphere of hygge for adults on Wednesday, December 11 from 6-8 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room.

You’ll find a cocoa and tea bar along with a selection of books and a quiet space in which to read. There will also be space to work on your personal holiday craft projects, or you can participate in a guided card-making craft in which the materials are provided. Please dress for comfort and bring your coziest blanket!

Adult Services Librarian Lisa Krekelberg says an event based on hygge is especially important this time of year “because the holiday season can be so stressful. We think people will enjoy this opportunity to relax, socialize, or read in a friendly atmosphere, and perhaps find a good winter book.” Your Library will offer another hygge event on Wednesday, January 8 focused on de-stressing. It will feature a guided meditation led by Adah Watson from Universal Holistics.

For more information on our hygge events, call the Adult Services Department at (423) 434-4454 and follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram. If you’d like to learn more about the concept and practice of hygge, search “hygge” in the catalog search bar on our website.

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