Tagged Health

The Breast Cancer Journey Illustrated Through Graphic Novels

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , a time to learn about prevention and treatment. However, I think it's also a time where we can agree that breast cancer is very rude. According to recent studies, about 1 in 8…

The ABCs of CBD

If you've been in Center City recently, you can't walk 10 feet without finding Cannabidiol or CBD advertised on merchandise ranging from lotions and potions to patches and pet supplies.  It's all the…

A Library Card Keeps You Movin’ and Groovin’

Thanks to the Free Library’s huge selection of digital media , most of our patrons know that their library cards gain them access to books, music, movies, and more that travel with them—on the trolley, around the…

Overdose Awareness and Prevention

International Overdose Awareness Day is Saturday, August 31. The aim is to raise awareness and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or suffered injury as a result of a drug overdose. As…

Simplify Your Life with the Free Library!

Did you know that the first week of August is Simplify Your Life Week ? It’s true! In the spirit of clearing your mind and making your life simpler and more organized, we put together a few helpful tips that you can take advantage…

International Day of Yoga

Today, Friday, June 21, is recognized as the International Day of Yoga and organizations around the world are preparing fun ways to engage their communities through yoga practice. Many people, however, are intimidated by yoga. It is…

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Community Engagement

Chera Kowalski is the Assistant to the Chief of Staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia and a participant in Cohort 1 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries trainings. The Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May, among other things, is Mental Health Awareness Month —so this is a great time to discuss and reduce the stigma around mental illness. Millions of people in the United States and around the world cope with depression, anxiety,…

LEAP Spotlight: Training on Trauma Informed Approach

LEAP , the Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program, is continuously looking for ways to better serve youth in Philadelphia. On January 25, LEAP hosted training for staff on Trauma Informed Approach, led by Michael O'Bryan, the…

Get Pumped Up for American Heart Month!

February has been named American Heart Month , to raise awareness of how heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States while still being the most preventable. The average heart beats 100,000 times a day and pumps…

Senior Strength Training Big Success at Fumo Family Library

It’s 11:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and nearly a dozen seniors at the Fumo Family Library are stretching, strengthening, and sweating to Funk, Disco, and Soul tunes. While it’s not unusual to see seniors at the library…

Health Support at the Free Library

Do you need help finding healthcare or signing up for federal benefits? Do you have questions about resources for free or low-cost food? Are you worried about the mental health of a family member? Find support and get your questions…

Grip, Philadelphia's Pet Raven

One of the most popular items in the Rare Book Department that resonates with visitors the world over is not what you would expect. It is not a rare manuscript or a printed book from one of our spectacular literary or historical…

The Free Library is Here for You During Health Literacy Month!

Medical information changes rapidly with new research, and when new information is delivered to you during a stressful medical appointment, it can be tough to remember everything you were told. Differing levels of education; access…

Hypnosis & Your Health

Hypnosis, using its power to heal or influence others, has captured our public imagination long ago. It is a popular and often misunderstood technique that has been used for a variety of things, such as for quitting smoking , curing…

Library Card Signup Month | You Can Get WHAT at the Free Library?

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, DVDs, and audiobooks from our catalog , we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight…

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week takes place this week, from April 2-8. But what is "public health", you may be asking? Public health promotes and protects the health of all people and the communities where we live, learn, work,…

7 Tips to a Healthy National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month . Here are 7 Healthy Tips to put your best fork forward... Include a variety of healthy foods in your diet, from all of the food groups on a regular basis. Eat more fruits and vegetables . Be mindful of…

Heart Health at the Free Library

February is American Heart Month , so it’s a great time to learn about making heart-healthy choices every day and to use your neighborhood library to help improve your heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for…

Meatless Mondays at South Philadelphia Library

If you walk into the South Philadelphia Library meeting room on a Monday afternoon between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., you’ll find a group of children, teenagers, and adults chopping, grating, and peeling fresh veggies to learn about vegan…

Pop-Up Cooking Classes 2020

Stop by once a month for Keisha Prosser’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to…

Pop-Up Cooking Classes 2020

Stop by once a month for Keisha Prosser’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to…

Pop-Up Cooking Classes 2020

Stop by once a month for Keisha Prosser’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to…

Pop-Up Cooking Classes 2020

Stop by once a month for Keisha Prosser’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to…

Pop-Up Cooking Classes 2020

Stop by once a month for Keisha Prosser’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to…

Pop-Up Cooking Classes 2020

Stop by once a month for Keisha Prosser’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to…

Kids Can Cook!

Kids and Teens are invited to join us select Tuesdays during the school year (approximately every other week) to help prepare and enjoy a health-conscious meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka…

Kids Can Cook!

Kids and Teens are invited to join us select Tuesdays during the school year (approximately every other week) to help prepare and enjoy a health-conscious meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka…

Pop-Up Cooking Classes 2020

Stop by once a month for Keisha Prosser’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to…

Kids Can Cook!

Kids and Teens are invited to join us select Tuesdays during the school year (approximately every other week) to help prepare and enjoy a health-conscious meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka…

Kids Can Cook!

Kids and Teens are invited to join us select Tuesdays during the school year (approximately every other week) to help prepare and enjoy a health-conscious meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka…

Pop-Up Cooking Classes 2020

Stop by once a month for Keisha Prosser’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to…

Kids Can Cook!

Kids and Teens are invited to join us select Tuesdays during the school year (approximately every other week) to help prepare and enjoy a health-conscious meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka…

Spring Mixer

You've seen those salads in a jar, right?  Come make one with us; we'll show you how to mix up a healthy salad.  You can use a variety fo salad bases along with many different toppings.  We'll even show you…

Spring Mixer

You've seen those salads in a jar, right?  Come make one with us; we'll show you how to mix up a healthy salad.  You can use a variety fo salad bases along with many different toppings.  We'll even show you…

Kids Can Cook!

Kids and Teens are invited to join us select Tuesdays during the school year (approximately every other week) to help prepare and enjoy a health-conscious meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka…

Self Care for South Philly | Grow Microgreens and Sprouts

Start your year with self-care make and take workshops at your library! Nutritious and delicious! By growing your own tiny greens, you can save money and have something super fresh and healthy to snack on or add to your salads,…

Pop-Up Cooking Classes 2020

Stop by once a month for Keisha Prosser’s Pop-up Mobile Cooking classes. Bringing the fun back into the kitchen! Lessons include: knife skills, team building, cooking and baking principles, food safety, healthy choices, and how to…

Kids Can Cook!

Kids and Teens are invited to join us select Tuesdays during the school year (approximately every other week) to help prepare and enjoy a health-conscious meal! All classes are supervised by ServSafe certified chef Keisha Prosser, aka…

Perfect Paraits

Want an excuse to eat a yummy treat?  Come make your own delicious and nutritious parfait with us.  There will be a variety of ingredients to choose from (all healthy of course) and you will be making them in a reusable mason…

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…