Health and Wellness Programs

October 2017 - March 2018

Health and Wellness Programs at Commerce Library

Join us in our six month health initiative where we bring you an array of health related programs to a Commerce Library near you.

OCTOBER

Thursday, October 19 – 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Laughter Rhythm @ Rosewood Library

Laughter truly is the best medicine! Join us for Laughter Rhythm, with David Zucker, for a session full of laughter and energy. From stress relief, to boosting your mood, laughter can improve your day in many ways, so come laugh with us!

Wednesday, October 25 – 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fitivities @ Bandini Library

Come have fun with this game that moves you! Team up and challenge your friends, family or staff.

NOVEMBER

Wednesday, November 8 – 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fitivities @ Rosewood Library

Come have fun with this game that moves you! Team up and challenge your friends, family or staff.

Thursday, November 9 – 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tasty Tea @ Rosewood Library

Come, hear and learn about teas from Herbs of Mexico an herb expert! El programa será bilingüe.

Monday, November 13 – 6 p.m.
Healthy Smoothies @ Rosewood Library

Learn how to make healthy smoothies and how to read food labels. Learn from Todo Verde founder, Jocelyn Ramirez, a vegan cook, yoga instructor, and advocate for healthy food access in her community. Limited to 25 people. El programa será bilingüe.

Wednesday, November 15 – 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fitivities @ Veterans Library

Come have fun with this game that moves you! Team up and challenge your friends, family or staff.

DECEMBER

Wednesday, December 6 - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fitivities @ Bristow Library

Come have fun with this game that moves you! Team up and challenge your friends, family or staff.

Monday, December 11 – 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brain Games @ Bandini Library

Enjoy an evening of Sudoku, coloring sheets and other games to exercise your mind.

Tuesday, December 12 – 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brain Games @ Veterans Library

Enjoy an evening of Sudoku, coloring sheets and other games to exercise your mind.

Monday, December 18 – 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brain Games @ Rosewood Library

Enjoy an evening of Sudoku, coloring sheets and other games to exercise your mind.

Tuesday, December 19 – 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Brain Games @ Bristow Library

Enjoy an evening of Sudoku, coloring sheets and other games to exercise your mind.

JANUARY

Food Smart Workshops

Tuesday, January 9 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Rosewood Library
Tuesday, January 16 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Bandini Library
Tuesday, January 23 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Bristow Library
Tuesday, January 30 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Veterans Library

A total of six workshops are a great way for kids, adults and seniors to develop the cooking skills and acquire the nutrition information that empower them to eat more fresh, whole foods and to live healthier lives. A different topic will be discussed each week. Certificate of completion will be given to all that attend all six workshops. Sign-up at any Commerce Library. El programa será bilingüe.

FEBRUARY

Monday, February 5 – 5:00 p.m.
“Life Simple 7” Heart Health Awareness

Month Program with the American Heart Association in Spanish @ Bandini Library  February is Heart Health Month so come learn 7 simple ways to keep your heart healthy from the American Heart Association.
 
Food Smart Workshops
Tuesday, February 6 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Rosewood Library
Tuesday, February 13 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Bandini Library

A total of six workshops are a great way for kids, adults and seniors to develop the cooking skills and acquire the nutrition information that empower them to eat more fresh, whole foods and to live healthier lives. A different topic will be discussed each week. Certificate of completion will be given to all that attend all six workshops. Sign-up at any Commerce Library. El programa será bilingüe.
 
Wednesday, February 7 – 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mommy and Me Yoga @ Rosewood Library

Listen to stories and learn stretching moves with your child. No experience necessary. Parent must participate with their child. Dress comfortably.
 

Thursday, February 8 – 6:00 p.m.
“Life Simple 7” Heart Health Awareness Month Program with the American Heart Association @ Rosewood Library

February is Heart Health Month so come learn 7 simple ways to keep your heart healthy from the American Heart Association.

MARCH

Tuesday, March 6 – 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mommy and Me Yoga @ Bristow Library

Listen to stories and learn stretching moves with your child. No experience necessary. Parent must participate with their child. Dress comfortably.

Thursday, March 8 – 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mommy and Me Yoga @ Bandini Library

Listen to stories and learn stretching moves with your child. No experience necessary. Parent must participate with their child. Dress comfortably.

Monday, March 12 – 5:00 p.m.
Teen Obstacle Course @ Rosewood Library

Teens will complete a variety of physical obstacles courses.

Monday, March 26 – 6:00 p.m.
Container Gardening Workshop @ Bristow Library

No space? No problem! Come learn how to start a small container garden and you’ll always have fresh vegetables available to you. You’ll even receive a small vegetable plug to start your own garden (while supplies last). Programa sera en Español.

Enjoy Brain HQ online!
BrainHQ is a suite of online brain fitness exercises designed to help adults think faster, focus better, remember more, and enjoy life. Use BrainHQ on your computer, tablet, or smartphone!

For more information on these programs, please call 323-722-6660.

Commerce Libraries
Bandini Library
2269 S. Atlantic Blvd.
323-780-1176

Bristow Library
1466 McDonnell Ave.
323-265-1787

Rosewood Library
5655 Jillson St.
323-722-6660

Veterans Library
6134 Greenwood Ave.
562-927-1516

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