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Film Club at Central Library and Archives – The Moderns

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Be among the first to ever watch a film in the new Media Store. Explore the newly-built venue with clearer screen and true surround sound.

Showing on Wednesday 21 March, 2:00pm-4:00pm will be ‘The Moderns’.

Directed by Alan Rudolph this is a dryly comic kaleidoscope set in the birth of modern art in Paris, featuring Keith Carradine as a laconic artist commissioned to copy masterpieces and getting caught up in love and the business of fine painting.

Admission is FREE but since seating is limited, you will need to book a ticket – either by phone or in person from Central Library and Archive

Janet Jones, author of Happiness Millionaire at Central Library and Archives

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Feeling stressed, anxious and just simply not as happy as you would like?

Have you been made redundant, broken up from a relationship, lost your business or frankly, just lost your way in life and would like to learn to dream again? Perhaps you would like to gain more clarity and certainty that things will change for the better.

Janet Jones, author of Happiness Millionaire: Positive Images for a R.I.C.H and Powerful Life is a Happiness Expert. On the 20 March, 6:30pm-8:00pm she is coming to Halifax Library to share practical advice and scientific evidence about how to use the visual part of your brain to kick-start a new chapter in your life.

In the year 2000, six years after Janet’s father committed suicide, Janet had a breakdown and was saved from a prescription of antidepressant pills when a piece of direct mail arrived that changed her life. This introduced her to the power held in her mind to turn her life around permanently. It wasn’t an easy journey, as she faced, what she calls the three D’s, death, divorce and depression, but with each of life’s knocks Janet learned how to become stronger and make her life better than it was before.

Janet is a breath of fresh air and an inspiration to anyone who is faced with life’s challenges.

In her book, she shares her ups and downs and the time-tested system she used, and continues to use, to turn her life around. She is now living a life she created rather than one she merely accepted.

What was your turning point? ‘When I realised my happiness was up to me. That was a very empowering moment.’

Knowing what you know now, what would you do differently when your dad died? ‘I would forgive him for taking his life and forgive myself for not being able to help. I spent too many years in limbo not knowing what to do and I was lost. It was that that caused my depression. I believe my dad felt lost too. Feeling lost and lonely are killer emotions but using the power of your mind to change that is an amazing experience.’

Have you always been optimistic? ‘Not always. I lacked a lot of self-esteem as a child. I was always picked on for having red hair, freckles and was regularly told I was stupid. After a while you start to believe what you are told. When I discovered non of this was true, I was set free to be happy and to live the life I chose and I am still choosing!

Tickets for this FREE event can be booked through Eventbrite.