Greenwich Library hosts health programs in January

This month, Greenwich Library will co-sponsor a program on toxins in the home, including tips for reducing exposure. The Technology Training Center will host a Health and Technology presentation, focusing on food and fitness, with Lance Pendleton.

The Greenwich Library Health Information Center provides privacy and access to resources and information on a variety of health related topics. The Center houses more than 100 reference books, 40 periodicals, four medical databases, a health-focused bulletin board and two dedicated printer-enabled workstations. A full-time Health Librarian is available to help patrons utilize Library resources.

Tuesday, January 12 from 7-9 p.m., Safer Homes, Healthier Families: Reducing Exposure to Flame Retardants & Toxins

Find out what you should know and what you can do to make your home safer and your family healthier. Renowned scientist and advocate, Arlene Blum, PhD, will educate us on common household toxins, particularly flame retardants, harming our environment and putting our health at risk. Sponsored by Greenwich Library, Greening Our Children, Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center, Lillian August, YWCA Greenwich, The Northeast Organic Farming Association of CT, ConnFACT and Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT. Open to all at no charge, in the Cole Auditorium. For more information contact Rozalyn Paupaw at[email protected] or call (212) 824-7370.

Saturday, January 23 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Trending Monthly: Health and Technology

Separate myth from reality within the food industry. Come learn how to use technology to track and maintain your health while having fun at the same time. Instructor Lance Pendleton. 

Regular Health Programming

  • Every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (January 4, 11, 25) free blood pressure screenings are conducted by a registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital in the Health Information Center on the first floor. No appointment necessary.
  • January’s Health Information Center Book Display, (a topical selection of Library resources curated by the Library’s Health Librarian), will be “New Year, New You”. This will include books on diet, fitness and some winter sports.

For more information about health programming or resources, contact Health Librarian Sandra Chan at [email protected], call (203) 625-6549, or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/health.

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