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Spring into Health & Wellness at Your Library!

It's suddenly spring! With the winter behind us, milder temperatures and longer days ahead, this is the perfect time to enjoy the sunshine and take  time to focus on our heath and wellness needs. Thanks to a generous grant from the National Library of Medicine, our libraries have free programs and resources in March and April to help you do just that. Physical activities such as walking, tai chi, yoga and dance encourage us to move our bodies more, while others such as art therapy, anxiety and stress management help us to be mindful of our mental and emotional health and improve our awareness of medical research in these areas. Many of our programs take a holistic approach. Whatever your priorities are, and wherever you are on your personal journey to health and wellness, our nine libraries have something for everyone in Providence.

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Knight Memorial Library: Providence Community Acupuncture April 13, 20, 27 and May 4


Smith Hill Library: Art for Grown Ups March 23, 30, April 13, 27 

Rochambeau Library: Adult Paint Night with Khamry Apr 14

Caring & Safety

Fox Point Library: Online Safety April 14 3:30pm

Smith Hill Library: Screen Safety for Youth and Parents April 19 

Knight Memorial Library Safe Sitter Certification Class Apr 21

Cooking, Food & Herbs

Virtual Event: Tea & Community April 7

Washington Park Library Hybrid Event: Tea, Comunity & Coloring Club April 7

South Providence Library: Cooking Demonstration April 11

Washington Park Library Cooking w/Mr. Kevin April 18

Fox Point Library: How to/ hands on herbal activities: Making lip balm April 28 4;00pm


Olneyville Library: Latin Dance Class  March 2, 16,30, April 13 and 27

Washington Park Library: BAILANDO CON RAÍCES / Dancing with Roots! Apr 14, April 20 and April 28

Mental & Emotional Health

Washington Park Library: Why Poetry? A Six-Week Course Thursdays, March 3rd through April 7th, 6pm-8pm

Mount Pleasant Library: Why Poetry? A Six-Week Course Tuesdays, April 5th through May 10th, 6pm-7:30pm

Knight Memorial Library: Memory Training Program Online March 28

Knight Memorial Library: Anxiety Support Group April 12

Smith Hill Library: Connecting with the Community: A Virtual Presentation on Mental Health for Youth & Parents April 20

Smith Hill Library: Connecting with the Community: A Virtual Presentation on Mental Health for Adults April 20

Fox Point Library: Connecting with the Community: Parents & Children (virtual) April 25 6:00pm

Nature & Environment

Rochambeau Library: Nature's Notebook - All week! Weekly in March

Mount Pleasant Library   Globe at Night (for youth) March 29 6:30-7:45

Mount Pleasant Library Environmental Kids: Water Testing and Ecosystems (for Youth) April 5

Mount Pleasant Library Heat and Climate in the City  (for youth) April 12 4:00-5:00

Mount Pleasant Library All About Air Quality (for youth) April 26 4:00-5:00

Tai Chi 

Rochambeau Library: Tai Chi March 19, 26 April 2 and 9

Knight Memorial Library: Tai Chi April 11

Olneyville Library: Tai Chi April 20


Rochambeau Library:  Walking Club Tuesdays in April

Rochambeau Library: Herbal Walk April 9. 2:00pm

South Providence Library:  Walking Club Tuesdays and Fridays March 1 thru April 29

Yoga & Meditation

South Providence Library: Yoga Class Wednesdays March 9 thru April 27

Fox Point Library: Spiritual Mindfulness April 12 6:30pm

These programs are supported by funds from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.