Community Health

Community Health focuses on the health and well-being of all Brooklynites by providing programs, services and resource collections to the public.

Programs and Events

Join us for programs focused on the health and wellbeing of all Brooklynites by providing programs.

Programs and Events

Consumer Health Resources

Find reliable, trusted resources for health & wellness management, medical research tools and more.

Consumer Health Resources

 

More Health & Wellness Services from BPL

Schedule an Appointment with the Social Work Program Coordinator

Social work support and referrals are available at bklynlibrary.org/social-work-appointment for:

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

The Social Work Program at Brooklyn Public Library is funded in part by the generous support of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and NYC Health + Hospitals Test and Trace Program. 


Free NARCAN® (naloxone) kits are available at Greenpoint Library

NARCAN® (naloxone) can reverse overdose from opioids. Pick up a free NARCAN® kit anonymously at Greenpoint Library. 

Trained staff will be on hand with instructions for safe use, including how to administer NARCAN® and help our community stay healthy.


 

Upcoming Events

SNAP Assistance

Fri, May 31 10:00am
Brighton Beach Library

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Food Stamps/талон на еду/糧票/Cupones de Alimentos   

Brighton Beach Library will be offering mobile SNAP assistance for qualifying patrons through NYCommon Pantry.

SNAP enroller, Anna Yuen, will be available for assistance with SNAP enrollment and renewal from 10:00AM…

Sit and be fit

Fri, May 31 11:00am
Rugby, Meeting Room

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Chair exercises may be beneficial for individuals with reduced mobility. This may include older adults, people using wheelchairs, or individuals with cognitive conditions. Chair exercises may help improve a person's quality of life, flexibility, and mobility.

Tai Chi & Ki Gong

Fri, May 31 11:00am
New Utrecht, Auditorium

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This class combines Yoga, Tai chi and Meditation and is rooted in Korean Sun Do Healing Martial arts practice.

Sessions will include warms ups for the core, meridian stretching, joint exercise, body tapping, practice of an easy 12 step Qi gong form and relaxation that can be in a…

Blood Pressure Screening

Fri, May 31 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. 

Yoga for Beginners

Sat, Jun 1 10:30am
Brooklyn Heights Library, Multipurpose Room

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Whether you’re seeking health and joy or peace and love, whether it’s success in the world or inner exploration you’re striving for, these simple practices are designed to help you cut through the struggle and walk through life with ease. Learn 7 powerful yet simple practices which…

Health and Wellness: Yoga

Sat, Jun 1 2:00pm
New Lots Library

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  Are you looking for a way to relieve stress?Join us on Saturdays for an afternoon of relaxation and rejuvenation while practicing Yoga.Yoga has origins dating back over 5,000 years in India and yields proven benefits with consistent practice.  A few advantages of…

Blood Pressure Screening

Mon, Jun 3 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. 

Free Narcan Kit Office Hours at Greenpoint Library

Tue, Jun 4 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…

Yoga with Nicole & ShapeUp NYC

Tue, Jun 4 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…

Brighton Beach Movement Dance Class

Wed, Jun 5 11:00am
Brighton Beach Library, Auditorium

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Registration Required in person or by phone each session, first come first served.

 

Get moving, increase your energy and feel great dancing the most popular Latin Social Dances including Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia & Bachata.

A weekly hour program dedicated to your body,…

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.