Tagged Health & Fitness

Gentle Yoga with Roots to Rise

Roots2Rise is bringing yoga to the South Philly Free Library this fall! Join Becca for a gentle flow, suitable for beginners and older adults. We will have some mats handy for those who do not have their own. Class is free to attend and…

Gentle Yoga with Roots to Rise

Roots2Rise is bringing yoga to the South Philly Free Library this fall! Join Becca for a gentle flow, suitable for beginners and older adults. We will have some mats handy for those who do not have their own. Class is free to attend and…

Gentle Yoga with Roots to Rise

Roots2Rise is bringing yoga to the South Philly Free Library this fall! Join Becca for a gentle flow, suitable for beginners and older adults. We will have some mats handy for those who do not have their own. Class is free to attend and…

Gentle Yoga with Roots to Rise

Roots2Rise is bringing yoga to the South Philly Free Library this fall! Join Becca for a gentle flow, suitable for beginners and older adults. We will have some mats handy for those who do not have their own. Class is free to attend and…

Gentle Yoga with Roots to Rise

Roots2Rise is bringing yoga to the South Philly Free Library this fall! Join Becca for a gentle flow, suitable for beginners and older adults. We will have some mats handy for those who do not have their own. Class is free to attend and…

Gentle Yoga with Roots to Rise

Roots2Rise is bringing yoga to the South Philly Free Library this fall! Join Becca for a gentle flow, suitable for beginners and older adults. We will have some mats handy for those who do not have their own. Class is free to attend and…

PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Independent readers are invited to read with one of our therapy dogs , Louie or Nora. Share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space. Siblings are welcome.  

Gentle Yoga with Roots to Rise

Roots2Rise is bringing yoga to the South Philly Free Library this fall! Join Becca for a gentle flow, suitable for beginners and older adults. We will have some mats handy for those who do not have their own. Class is free to attend and…

Gentle Yoga with Roots to Rise

Roots2Rise is bringing yoga to the South Philly Free Library this fall! Join Becca for a gentle flow, suitable for beginners and older adults. We will have some mats handy for those who do not have their own. Class is free to attend and…

PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Independednt readers are invited to read with one of our therapy dogs , Louie or Nora. Share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space. Siblings are welcome.  

New Year... New Goals

Let's start our new year resolutions strong by learning how to get started on your fitness journey.  Our Certified Trainer, and her assistant, will walk you through setting SMART fitness goals, share ideas for effective and…

Health & Social Resources Fair!

This is Parkway Central Library's second Annual FREE Community Health & Social Resources Fair. Start the new year in a healthy way! Come for free health screenings, free hair cuts, hygiene kits, and other giveaways. Visit with…

PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Independednt readers are invited to read with one of our therapy dogs , Louie or Nora. Share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space. Siblings are welcome. 

New Year... New Goals

Let's start our new year resolutions strong by learning how to get started on your fitness journey.  Our Certified Trainer, and her assistant, will walk you through setting SMART fitness goals, share ideas for effective and…

PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Independednt readers are invited to read with one of our therapy dogs , Louie or Nora. Share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space. Siblings are welcome. 

Tai Chi

Based on Chinese soft-style martial arts, modern T’ai Chi is best known as a gentle slow-motion exercise that improves balance, leg strength, relaxation, deep breathing, calmness, focus and alertness. Please wear comfortable…

PAWS for Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog

Independednt readers are invited to read with one of our therapy dogs , Louie or Nora. Share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space. Siblings are welcome. 

Self-Care Saturday

12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. in the Field Teen Center, Ground Floor. Come take time for yourself as we explore efforts and crafts to help meet our physical, emotional, and mental health needs.   Program for teens ages 12-18 only. Contact…

Movement Saturday

Come join us each Saturday as move, play, and have fun.  We will be doing activities like Simon Says, Obstacle Courses, Dance games with the PS4, Yoga, Balloon Games, and Hot Potato.  Meet us in the downstairs meeting room.

Yoga Storytime with Ms. Becky

Join us for yoga stories, yoga songs, yoga games, and yoga adventures for children and their caregivers! FREE! Ms. Becky is a Children's Librarian and the Head of the Parkway Central Library Children's Department. She has over…

Electronic Health Literacy Resources

Check out these electronic sources to learn more about health literacy and how it can affect you!

Health Literacy 2016

Check out these resources to learn more about health literacy and how to best communicate health information!

Student Resources In Context

"Thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of 800 magazines, over 10,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio…

NewsBank Hot Topics

Trending news and hot topics for your next assignment! Hot topics covers Current Events, Business & Economics, Civics, Government, & Politics, Social Issues, Science, Technology & Health, Sports, Arts & Literature, and People in the News.

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find…

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical,…

Kids InfoBits *

Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids…

HealthCare.Gov

Official guide to the health care, health insurance and the Affordable Care Act

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. The material contained in this Resource Center…

René Redzepi and David Zilber | The Noma Guide to Fermentation

René Redzepi is chef and co-owner of Copenhagen’s Michelin two-star restaurant Noma, recognized an astounding four times as the best in the world. He is one of Time ’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and the subject of two…

Sandeep Jauhar | Heart: A History

Exploring little-known, behind-the-scenes work in hospitals and the all-too-human lives of doctors, Dr. Sandeep Jauhar is a practicing cardiologist and author of two bestselling medical memoirs, Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation and the…

Leslie Jamison | The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

In conversation with Marty Moss-Coane, host of Radio Times on WHYY Leslie Jamison is the author of the bestselling essay collection The Empathy Exams , a personal and probing look at pain and how we understand others’ suffering, praised…

Bob Roth | Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

Counting Fortune 500 CEOs, veterans with PTSD, Michael J. Fox, inner-city youth, and Oprah Winfrey among his eclectic student body, Bob Roth is one of the world’s most respected teachers of Transcendental Meditation. For more than 45…

Caitlyn Jenner | The Secrets of My Life

Watch the video here . In conversation with Buzz Bissinger , Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of four books, including The New York Times bestsellers 3 Nights in August and Friday Night Lights . Caitlyn Jenner, formerly…

Jessamyn Stanley | Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get On the Mat. Love Your Body

Watch the video here . An internationally acclaimed yoga teacher whose body-positive approach encourages students to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?,” Jessamyn Stanley has been featured on Good Morning America, Shape,…

Misty Copeland | Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You

Watch the video here . In conversation with Tracey Matisak The first African American principal dancer in the 75-year history of the elite American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is one of the world’s most accomplished and recognizable…

Dr. Willie Parker | Life’s Work: From the Trenches, a Moral Argument for Choice

Watch the video here . In conversation with Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. MSNBC Contributor An outspoken Christian reproductive justice advocate, Dr. Willie…

Leading Voices: Mo Gawdat | Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy*

Watch the video here . In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak The Vice President of Business Innovation Google’s [X], Mo Gawdat is a serial entrepreneur who has founded more than 20 businesses, started…

Melissa Clark | Dinner: Changing the Game

Watch the video here . In conversation with Maureen Fitzgerald, Food Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer One of America’s most beloved food writers, Melissa Clark writes the New York Times column “A Good Appetite” and hosts its weekly…

Simone Biles | Courage to Soar

In conversation with Tracey Matisak A member of the formidable U.S. female gymnastics team nicknamed the “Final Five” at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Simone Biles won a record-setting four gold and one bronze medals for…

Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby | V Street: 100 Globe-Hopping Plates on the Cutting Edge of Vegetable Cooking

“Leaders in a food revolution that sees mainstream chefs putting vegetables at the center of the plate” ( Associated Press ), Philly natives and husband-and-wife team Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby are co-owners of Vedge, a local mecca for…

Elizabeth Vargas | Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction

In conversation with Tamala Edwards The co-anchor of ABC’s long-running flagship news show 20/20 , Elizabeth Vargas became an inspiration for others fighting addiction from the moment she told interviewer George Stephanopoulos, “I am an…

The American Presidency | Richard Levinson | The Hidden History of Presidential Health

Parkway Central librarian and presidential history buff Dick Levinson sheds light on desperately ill and dying presidents who deceived the public to remain in power. Join us to hear tales so wild they could only be true.  Introduced by…

Catherine Price | Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food

An “absorbing and meticulously researched history of the beginnings and causes of our obsession with vitamins and nutrition” ( New York Times ), Catherine Price’s Vitamania tells the fascinating story of the 13 dietary chemicals…

Lesley Stahl | Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting

One of America’s most experienced and respected broadcast journalists, Lesley Stahl recently celebrated her 25th year as a correspondent for the venerable 60 Minutes . Prior to this she was CBS’s White House correspondent during the…

Barbara Bradley Hagerty | Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife

Journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty was an NPR reporter for nearly 20 years, first covering the Justice Department and later becoming the network’s religion correspondent. Mapping the intersections of faith, politics, law, science, and…

Health

What are your health questions? The Free Library can connect you with resources to help you live a healthier lifestyle, including research tools, cooking classes, resources to help you quit smoking or increase your exercise, and…

Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month, a month dedicated to promoting the importance of understandable health information. The month was first honored as an annual worldwide event in 1999 and continues to be an important initiative in…