Welcome to the Bright Lights blog from the Waltham Public Library. Bright Lights is a new program at the library designed to promote lifelong learning. Dr. Matthew Raider was our first presenter, speaking to an audience of fifty nine people about the art of meditation. Our second Bright Lights event was a memoir workshop taught by Elisabeth Carter, a Waltham writing teacher. In January, we’ll be having more programs in which you can share poetry and learn cake decorating. We will also be featuring lectures to ease your worries about retirement. We are most excited to debut our daytime book club starting in April. Check out our website and the library events calendar as more programs become available. These programs are free so sign up now!

posted by Laura


  1. Comment by ramesh
    February 26, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

    I meditate sometimes.Due to busy schedule of profession many a times even if I have a strong desire to meditate it is not possible for me many times.A strange thing happens to me when I meditate.Electric current like wave starts from my anal region & goes towards the brain.I feel very energetic & fresh afterwards.The whole day engagement will not bringe any tiredness after that.Is it good?
    Dr.Ramesh.Please answer & give a scientific explanation.

  2. Comment by Louise
    March 20, 2009 @ 6:28 am

    Dear Ramesh,

    I would suggest that you check out some of the materials that I listed on the meditation webography. I suspect that there are several authors who have written about the scientific explanation of meditation’s benefits.

    Please feel free to see one of our Reference Librarians for more help finding materials. I am so glad that you are benefiting from your meditation practice!

    Sincerely yours,

    Louise M. Goldstein
    Waltham Public Library

  3. Comment by Davinder singh
    June 6, 2009 @ 3:53 pm

    i am 45 years i want technique of meditain my position is one hour like 15 minute i am enjoying from many years
    Davinder singh

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment