Spring into Wellness

We’re ready to refresh and rejuvenate this spring by focusing on wellness. Whether you want to focus on your physical wellness, emotional wellness, environmental, intellectual, social, spiritual, or financial wellness, the library has resources and programs to help you achieve your goals. Over the next few months we’ll be highlighting these within the Library, on our website, and in social media. Check out the programs and resources below to help you Spring into Wellness!

Programs

Floor Yoga 
Join Arlene Capron for a floor yoga class. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Click the date to register for each class. March 20 | April 3 | May 15

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for this informative session presenting by Erie Family Health Center that will help you bridge that ever difficult conversation with your kids. Please contact Erie Health to register for this class. 312-432-4588

Health Information Online Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn about reliable sources for health information online. Find trustworthy places to look up information about conditions, medicine, and doctors. Register

Iron Chef: Healthy Foods Tuesday, March 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to be an iron chef? Form a team of 3 and design 2 courses of healthy foods for our judges to sample and battle to the win to claim your culinary title. For those in grades 3-6! Register

Chair Yoga  
Join Arlene Capron as she guides you through a one-hour session of gentle exercise. Chair yoga is done entirely in the chair or standing next to the chair, and is great for those with limited mobility. With the slow yoga stretching, Arlene will inform you about your body and breathing, while focusing on flexibility and the relaxation of body and mind. Arlene is certified in Kriya Yoga and has been teaching for over thirty-five years, including at Gottlieb Health & Fitness. Click the date to register for each class. March 27 | April 10 | April 24 | May 8 | May 22

Downsizing and Decluttering Monday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Is your stuff controlling your life? Are you paying for a storage space? Is your house filled with furniture you don't want or need? Anna Glielmi can help you. Learn why we hold on to excess stuff and how to get rid of it. Register

Kids Yoga 
Join us for a special Yoga and Story Class at the Library. This class is for kids ages 7-10. Click the date to register for each class. Registration opens on the first of the month. April 24 | May 22

Teen Yoga 
Join us for a special Yoga and Story Class at the Library. This class is for kids ages 10-14. Registration opens on the first of the month. April 25 | May 23

Essential Oils 101 with Goshia Stepien Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Join Goshia Stepien of Doterra Essential Oils as she explains the benefits of using essential oils in our everyday lives. Register

Online Resources

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Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, medical dictionaries, reports, popular reference books, fact sheets, and magazine articles. 

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on travelers' health, emergency preparedness, healthy living, workplace health, environmental health, and more are available. The CDC is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Greatist: Find recipes, fitness, body, and lifestyle information on this site.

Healthline: Find a doctor, identify a pill, check your symptoms, and find health information on this site.

Healthy for Good: This site aims to help people get into the habits of eating smart, exercising, and being well.

Kids Health: A group of sites for kids, teens, and parents which offers health information in plain language.

Mayo Clinic: Learn about conditions, tests and procedures, medications, research, and more. Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization.

Medline Plus: Find information about conditions, medications, treatments, and more. This site is run by the National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Merck Manuals: An independent source of medical information which has been publishing for more than 100 years.

Mindful: A non-profit organization and bi-monthly magazine focused on engaging people with mindfulness.

National Geographic: Learn about the environment and nature from the long-running magazine.

National Institutes of Health: Learn about health services, talking to your doctor, science education for kids, and more from the country's medical research agency.

This Emotional Life: Mental health information from the creators of the PBS series This Emotional Life.

Unstuck: A free app to help people when they feel stuck. It uses questions, tips, and tools to frame situations in different ways.

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