ITHACA— In 2020, Tompkins County Public Library will once again host a Mid-Day Mindfulness Meditation series every Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45 pm, starting January 8. The sessions will take place in the Library’s Tompkins Trust Company Study Room. Facilitated by psychotherapist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Anna Salamone, RN, LCSW, these sessions will encourage participants to shift out of "automatic pilot" mode and observe the workings of the mind, body, and emotions. Mindfulness practice has been touted as a means for reducing stress, improving attention, boosting the immune system, reducing emotional reactivity, and promoting a general sense of health and well-being. Salamone received extensive training from The Center for Mindfulness, Healthcare, and Society founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and has been leading classes in Ithaca since 2007. For more information, visit www.annasalamone.com. These sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Information and Learning Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.