Healthy Communities

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.

This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number U24LM014070 with the University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, and the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

Upcoming Events

Blood Pressure Screening

Mon, Apr 22 11:00am
Kings Bay Library

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You can get your blood pressure checked for free at the Kings Bay Library. Kings Bay library in partnership with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNS) offers taking blood pressure. It is done by a Registered Nurse. 

Sound Healing & Meditation

Mon, Apr 22 3:00pm
East Flatbush Library

health and wellness Healthy Communities mental health

Join us at the East Flatbush Library for a Sound Healing & Meditation class.

Sound Healing combines different healing sounds, music, and instruments to improve our well-being by creating an experience where our body, mind, soul, spirit are gently awakened.

This series…

Brooklyn Supports

Tue, Apr 23 1:00pm
Greenpoint Library

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Join us for coffee and connections to social support resources and benefits assistance.

Services will cover housing, employment, substance recovery, and more.

All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Free Narcan Kit Office Hours at Greenpoint Library

Tue, Apr 23 1:00pm
Greenpoint Library

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Did you know...

that Naloxone (Narcan) can reverse the effects of opioid overdose?

that New York State law allows anyone who has received training at a pharmacy or community program to carry and use naloxone?

The New York State Good Samaritan Law protects you when you call 911…

Latin Dance Class Series

Tue, Apr 23 1:30pm
Rugby, Meeting Room

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Join Rugby Library for a free three-week dance class this spring in partnership with Brooklyn-based non profit, Dancewave. Get moving, increase your energy and practice some of the most popular dances from across Latin America.

The series will feature the following dance styles:

Salsa…

Yoga with Nicole & ShapeUp NYC

Tue, Apr 23 5:30pm
Kings Bay Library

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Connect with yourself in Yoga with Nicole, a class to be enjoyed by all. Experience a fun and light-hearted, mid-intensity flow that connects breath to movement as you flow through poses, with modifications for everyone. Class will focus on mobility and stability to ensure you leave feeling…

Yoga with Jack @ Fort Hamilton

Tue, Apr 23 6:00pm
Fort Hamilton Library

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Join us for Yoga at Fort Hamilton Enjoy the pleasure of moving your body, safely, under expert guidance. Feel your blood move and your heart beat. Laugh and have fun learn new things and make friends in a safe and relaxing environment.   

Bring a yoga mat, towel or…

Yoga with Nicole & Shape Up NYC

Wed, Apr 24 12:00pm
Kings Highway, Meeting Room

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“Connect with yourself in Yoga with Nicole, a class to be enjoyed by all!"

Experience a fun and light-hearted, mid-intensity flow that connects breath to movement as you flow through poses, with modifications for everyone.

Class will focus on mobility and stability to ensure you…

Social Work Walk-In Hours

Thu, Apr 25 10:00am
Central Library, Civic Commons Partner Office

Healthy Communities social services

Brooklyn Public Library's Social Work Program will be available to assist with referrals for:

Housing Assistance Food Assistance Employment Assistance Health Insurance Assistance Mental Health/Counseling

Appointments are free and limited to 30 minutes.  The last…

One-on-One Financial Counseling

Thu, Apr 25 10:00am
Brownsville Library

adult learning finance health and wellness

Recieve FREE and confidential one-on-one financial counseling at the library!

Provided by experts from NYC Financial Empowerment Centers, you'll meet one-one-one to reach your goals. Work with a counselor to:

Create a budget.Establish or improve credit.Set up a…
Contact Us

We are available to connect everyone to health resources and social services in Brooklyn. If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a community partner, then please call 718.230.2768 or email HealthyBKLYN@bklynlibrary.org.