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PPLC Program Guide

Libraries — Part of a Healthy Lifestyle
By Casey McPhee, Director of the Largo Public Library

A brand New Year signals it's time for change. Do you make New Year's resolutions as the ball drops in Times Square, only to forget about them by mid-January? If you're thinking about improving your health as 2016 begins, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (PPLC) member libraries can give you the support you need to achieve results. Libraries have a long history of meeting the demand for consumer health information, nutrition, and exercise. There are many ways for patrons to utilize library resources to start the New Year feeling great.

Library computers are often used to research health and wellness issues. All PPLC libraries provide access to the Internet via computers or through wireless service that allows users to bring their own devices to search for information. Library staff is available to guide patrons in the use of databases such as the online Health and Wellness Resource Center and in web searches for reputable health sites and medical resources.

Health literacy and awareness are an important part of a community's information needs. PPLC libraries materials collections include books, audio books, magazines, and DVDs. Subject areas such as, nutrition, diet, exercise, organic gardening, just to name a few, help keep resolutions on track.

Library events and classes play an important role in improving health literacy too. Check the pages of this monthly program guide for local library programs titled: Eat Vegan for $4 a Day, Canning Basics, Feel Better with Yoga, Self-Hypnosis for Stress Management & Personal Change, and Your Health is Your Wealth.

Current Program Guide
January

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for past issues.

For some people, healthy living begins with a vegetable garden in their backyard. Libraries' gardening books and programs are a great start. Several PPLC libraries have "seed libraries" to get you growing, including: Dunedin, Gulfport, Safety Harbor, and St. Petersburg. Seed Libraries help nurture gardeners of all levels.

Support for health and wellness is of the utmost importance in our communities. Your local public library with its collections, online resources, events, and classes is a great place to make this the year to embark on a healthy lifestyle!

 

Special Events at the Pinellas Talking Book Library

Low Vision Support Group — Thursday Jan. 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Pinellas Council of the Blind. Low vision meets at the Talking Book Library

Click here for more information on this event.

 

Library Closings for January, 2016

New Year's Day — Friday, January 1, 2016

All Public Libraries are closed on New Year's Day.

Please click here to see the complete listing of closings and time changes.

 

PPLC Monthly Program Guide

Current Program Guide - January

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