Tagged Health

Celebrate International Literacy Day with the Free Library!

Happy International Literacy Day ! Literacy is, of course, very near and dear to our hearts here at the Free Library, and a core tenet of our mission to serve Philadelphians. And while everyone knows libraries are literacy hubs, what…

Health Lending Library Now Available in South Philadelphia

The South Philadelphia Library has added a new collection: the Health Lending Library . The first items in this new collection are electronic blood pressure monitors and food scales. These items will now be available for checkout in…

Health Resources for World Hepatitis Day

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day . The goal of this day is to raise awareness about hepatitis. You can do that by reading this blog and checking out health resources at the Free Library! The South Philadelphia Library will be hosting a…

Summer in the City: Heat & Your Health

This summer, we’re bound to have sunny, hot, and humid days. We may even experience extreme heat, when daytime temperatures reach the 90s or 100 degrees or above, along with high humidity and hot nights. This will affect residents…

Summer Thyme Cooks - Apply Now!

The Culinary Literacy Center is excited to present Summer Thyme Cooks, a fresh approach to learning about cooking, collaboration, and cost. Summer Thyme Cooks is a FREE , four-part summer cooking program for kids and teens entering…

Good Food for All: What Does Hunger Look Like To You?

As we gear up for the 3rd Annual Good Food for All Conference with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger on May 11 at the Parkway Central Library , the Culinary Literacy Center wants to know – what does hunger look…

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month was started in 1992 to increase public awareness of the causes and cures for chronic stress. Stress is the body’s response to a person’s perception of a threat to their well-being. A stressful event…

We <3 Hearts: A Heart Healthy Family Day

The Free Library of Philadelphia, American Heart Association , and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will come together at Parkway Central Library on Saturday, February 18 in honor of American Heart Month to host We <3…

What's the HYPE?

Get HYPE Philly is a city-wide initiative for youth development, funded by GSK and brought to youth by several organizations including The Food Trust and the Free Library of Philadelphia. At Parkway Central Library and the North…

Pennsylvania Teen Health Week

Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017 takes place January 9-13. The second annual state-wide week of awareness is unique in that it focuses on a holistic view of teen health and seeks to raise awareness of the health issues facing…

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Starts November 1, 2016!

The United States is about to enter its fourth year of Health Insurance Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017. In order to be insured on January 1,…

For the Love of Avocado!

Get HYPE Philly! team and teen participants alike learn new things all the time about the benefits of different foods and how to prepare them. At a recent HYPE program with culinary educator Lauren Nixon , participants learned about the…

October is 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…

Cavity Busters!

Learn the importance of caring for and brushing your teeth.  Ms. Jeana and friends will be here to help you discover how healthy food habits =  strong teeth.   This program is designed for preschoolers and each child…

Teen Tuesday with Get HYPE!

Join us for a special Teen Tuesday with our friends at  Get HYPE Philly!  This Teen Tuesday will feature a cooking element where we learn to make healthy food and snacks! This program will be located in Room 108. Get HYPE!…

Healthy Storytime

Learn about different health topic each month through stories and activities. For Pre-K aged children. Presented in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This program is held the third Tuesday of every month.

Monthly Mobile CPR Project

Learning CPR can help keep you and your family safe. The Mobile CPR Project will offer FREE hands-only CPR training on the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm. This class will train you how to recognize a cardiac arrest and how to…

Monthly Family Health Fairs

Join us at the South Philadelphia Library for a family-friendly health fair, including snacks and a nutrition lesson with Matthew Whipple, RD. Each month, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about health resources for your family…

Teen Tuesday with Get HYPE!

Join us for a special Teen Tuesday with our friends at  Get HYPE Philly!  This Teen Tuesday will feature a cooking element where we learn to make healthy food and snacks! This program will be located in Room 108. Get HYPE!…

Healthy Storytime

Learn about different health topic each month through stories and activities. For Pre-K aged children. Presented in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This program is held the third Tuesday of every month.

Cavity Busters!

Learn the importance of caring for and brushing your teeth.  Ms. Jeana and friends will be here to help you discover how healthy food habits = strong teeth.  This program is for preschoolers and each child will receive a free…

Monthly Mobile CPR Project

Learning CPR can help keep you and your family safe. The Mobile CPR Project will offer FREE hands-only CPR training on the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm. This class will train you how to recognize a cardiac arrest and how to…

Monthly Family Health Fairs

Join us at the South Philadelphia Library for a family-friendly health fair, including snacks and a nutrition lesson with Matthew Whipple, RD. Each month, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about health resources for your family…

Teen Tuesday with Get HYPE!

Join us for a special Teen Tuesday with our friends at  Get HYPE Philly!  This Teen Tuesday will feature a cooking element where we learn to make healthy food and snacks! This program will be located in Room 108. Get HYPE!…

RE-designing Your Plate with Lankenau Medical Center

Join Lankenau Medical Center for a seminar titled "RE-designing Your Plate: understanding the plate and how to implement simple changes to improve what you eat".

Healthy Storytime

Learn about different health topic each month through stories and activities. For Pre-K aged children. Presented in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This program is held the third Tuesday of every month.

Monthly Mobile CPR Project

Learning CPR can help keep you and your family safe. The Mobile CPR Project will offer FREE hands-only CPR training on the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm. This class will train you how to recognize a cardiac arrest and how to…

Monthly Family Health Fairs

Join us at the South Philadelphia Library for a family-friendly health fair, including snacks and a nutrition lesson with Matthew Whipple, RD. Each month, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about health resources for your family…

CityLife Clinic: Adult Nutrition Workshop

This workshop, led by a registered dietitian, is being offered by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's Adult and Senior Nutrition Program in conjunction with CityLife Clinics. The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a…

Teen Tuesday with Get HYPE!

Join us for a special Teen Tuesday with our friends at  Get HYPE Philly!  This Teen Tuesday will feature a cooking element where we learn to make healthy food and snacks! This program will be located in Room 108. Get HYPE!…

Exercise DVDs

Try a new workout or an old favorite with these DVDs.

Health for Kids

Check out some health-related books for kids and teens at the Free Library.

Health

Here are some of the health books on the shelves of the Free Library.

Diabetes

Learn more about diabetes and how to manage it.

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…