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The Healthy Communities Initiative focuses on the health and wellbeing of all Brooklynites by providing programs, services and resource collections to the public. The initiative focuses on mental health, maternal health, healthcare access and literacy, nutrition and positive aging. Through public health education, community partnerships, and interactive virtual programming, Brooklyn Public Library is committed to advancing health equity and improving community wellbeing.

The Healthy Communities Initiative is supported by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Upcoming Events

Nutrition Workshop

Tue, Oct 27   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Healthy Communities

Free virtual nutrition lesson that incorporates healthy cooking tips on a budget

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S.E.E. Yourself Healthy Virtual Workshops

Wed, Oct 28   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

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The purpose of these workshops is to educate Older Adult populations with practical approaches to lifestyle modification and intervention. The plan is to change behaviors and lifestyle...

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How to sleep without counting sheep

Thu, Oct 29   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

health and wellness Healthy Communities Virtual Programming

Join Bracha Rupp and Esty Moradi from OHEL Children's Home and Family Services for a 3 week Emotional Well-Being Series every Thursday at 11:00AM:

Thursday, October 15th @ 11:...

You Are Not Alone: An Evening of Survivor Voices

Thu, Oct 29   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Virtual

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Adults and Teens,  join us for a panel discussion to raise awareness of domestic violence and hear stories of survivorship and resilience.

This virtual event is hosted by the...

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Healthy Brain

Fri, Oct 30   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

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Please join for a free workshop on Healthy Brain Aging brought to you by Sleep, Aging, and Memory expert Dr. Ricardo Osorio, NYU Langone Health Center for Cognitive Neurology and the NYU Alzheimer...

Virtual Health Fair: Test + Trace Tuesdays

Tue, Nov 3   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

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This program will provide information on FAQs about COVID-19 and the flu, COVID-19 testing sites and FREE face covering distribution sites.

We will be using Zoom to host this program. You...

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Nutrition Workshop

Tue, Nov 3   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Healthy Communities

Free virtual nutrition lesson that incorporates healthy cooking tips on a budget

Two women shopping for peaches at a greenmarket stand

S.E.E. Yourself Healthy Virtual Workshops

Wed, Nov 4   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

bklyn incubator health and wellness Healthy Communities

The purpose of these workshops is to educate Older Adult populations with practical approaches to lifestyle modification and intervention. The plan is to change behaviors and lifestyle...

Two women preparing healthy meal in the kitchen

Virtual Health Fair: Test + Trace Tuesdays

Tue, Nov 10   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

community partner health and wellness Healthy Communities Virtual Programming

This program will provide information on FAQs about COVID-19 and the flu, COVID-19 testing sites and FREE face covering distribution sites.

We will be using Zoom to host this program. You...

Logo reading Test and Trace Corp Partner. Black background with a T logo and text in blue and orange.

STREETWISE: Pedestrian Safety for Older Adults

Tue, Nov 10   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

health and wellness Healthy Communities Virtual Programming

STREETWISE is a 30-minute virtual traffic safety presentation created by the NYC Department of Transportation Office of Safety Education and Outreach to help older New Yorkers protect...

Past Events

Nutrition Workshop

Tue, Oct 27   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Mindfulness with Mindy

Fri, Oct 23   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Yoga For Everyone

Fri, Oct 23   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

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