BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL) LOOKS OUT FOR COMMUNITY'S HEALTH CARE NEEDS

April 25, 2005

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL)
LOOKS OUT FOR COMMUNITY'S HEALTH CARE NEEDS

BPL to bring committed health care providers together to offer all Brooklynites free screenings and information on the health resources available in their communities.

Brooklyn, NY, April 25, 2005– Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will host BPL: It's A Health Affair! — from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, on May 14 and May 15, 2005, at its Central Library located at Grand Army Plaza.

Free and open to the public, this two-day event will include free health screenings, demonstrations, exhibitions, gift bags, and informative brochures covering a wide array of medical issues. A diverse multitude of BPL’s books and other resources will also be on display, including histories of medicine, medical college texts, preventive medical references, health guides and fitness handbooks.

Certified volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions and distribute information about many health and safety topics, including healthy eating, injury prevention and immunizations. BPL librarians will also provide demonstrations on how to navigate BPL’s online resources: http://www.bklynlibrary.org/eresources#Health/Medicine, a comprehensive database that anyone with Internet access can access at anytime.

BPL: It's A Health Affair welcomes all Brooklyn residents, regardless of their income level or access to health insurance, to get free screenings for and information on:

•Allergies
•Alzheimer's Disease
•Asthma
•Blood pressure
•Breast cancer
•Cholesterol
•Dental care
•Diabetes
•Diet
•Eye and Ear Care
•Heart care
•HIV/AIDS
•OB/GYN
•Parkinson's Disease
•Prostate cancer
•STDs

All heath providers participating in BPL: It's A Health Affair have been licensed by the New York City and New York State health departments. Partnering organizations include New York Methodist Hospital, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center and Caribbean Women's Health Association.

BPL: It's A Health Affair is supported by a generous grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Directions to BPL's Central Library:

Subway: 2/3 trains to Grand Army Plaza or Eastern Parkway, or Q train to 7th Avenue.

Bus: B41, B69, B71 buses to Grand Army Plaza.

Please call 718.230.2100 or visit www.bklynlibrary.org for directions by car.

 

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Brooklyn Public Library is an independent New York City library system serving the borough of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest in the United States. Its Central Library, Business Library, and 58 neighborhood libraries offer free information, programs and computer access to people of all ages. You can reach the Library's resources of over 70 reference databases, catalog information and news 24 hours a day at www.bklynlibrary.org