Thursday, August 25, 2016

Health and Wellness at the Arch

Kick off your Labor Day weekend with friendly librarians at the Gateway to Well-being Festival next Saturday!

Brought to you by Yoga Buzz, "[t]he purpose of the Gateway to Well-being Festival is to connect local expert professionals and specialty businesses with the community so that St. Louisans are empowered to live healthier, happier lives."


Monday, August 22, 2016

Magazine Monday: Gluten-free Living

This week's installment is Gluten-free Living, a magazine that focuses on living happily and healthily without gluten.  The magazine features healthful meals and snacks, and contains many recipes.  The most recent issue has additional information about research and restaurants, moving and parties, and what to look out for when going out for ice cream.

Don't forget to look at the ads.  They might be equally helpful for readers looking for gluten free products.

Find it for reading at the Central Library and for checkout at the Buder Branch.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Power of Mindfulness: A Deeper Look

The three week series The Power of Mindfulness: A Deeper Look starts in a week!  It will take place Thursdays August 25, September 1, and September 8 at 10:00-11:30 AM. The program is free and open to anyone affected by cancer (patients, family and friends, bereaved).  It is brought to you by the Cancer Support Community and will be held at Mercy David C. Pratt Cancer Center.

This 3-week series will help you get started with mindfulness and meditation by
  • providing information on the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for the body and brain
  • allowing you to experience and participate in mindfulness exercises, breathing meditations, and guided imageries
  • offering tips to help you establish your personal practice and skills to reduce stress and increase the experience of peace and well being in your life.
To RSVP and for more information, contact the Cancer Support Community at 314-238-2000, or sign up online at

Monday, August 15, 2016

Magazine Monday: Consumer Reports On Health

This week's magazine feature is Consumer Reports On Health.  They "contact health authorities and medical researchers from across the country" to build their articles; for the August issue that includes professors from universities across the United States and Canada, and a doctor from the Cleveland Clinic.

It includes relevant, reliable health information, with articles on everything from medication to mental health to nutrition.  Stop by anytime to peruse a recent issue.  While copies at Central are for in-Library use only, there are circulating copies at the Kingshighway Branch.  You could place a hold on anybut the most recent issue, and pick it up wherever is most convenient!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Volunteer with Operation Food Search

Operation Food Search is seeking volunteer Nutrition Instructors, Culinary Instructors, and Class Assistants to teach a Cooking Matters nutrition-based cooking class.

Classes meet for 2 hours once a week for six weeks.  Cooking Matters provides curricula, kitchen, supplies, and staff support.

  • Empower working families to prepare simple, nutritious, and delicious recipes
  • Help people make the most of their food choices on a limited budget
  • Expose kids, teens, and adults to new foods and tasty ways to eat nutritiously
  • Have fun, gain experience leading a group, fine-tune your teaching skills, and make a difference!
For more information including job descriptions and links to get started, click here.  You can also get more information from Danielle by email or by phone at 314.726.5355x27.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Magazine Monday: Clean Eating

Clean Eating is a magazine that focuses on healthful cooking.

The latest issue contains articles on barbecue, tacos, affordable meals for your family, and lots of recipes.  If you're looking for fun new ideas for delicious recipes that are good for you, this is the magazine for you!

You can find current and past issues in the Science and Technology Room at Central Library.  This magazine can go anywhere in the Library, but does not leave.  Stop by to read it (and use the handy photocopier just steps away to scan and email articles to yourself -- for free!) and get some great ideas about recipes and ways to fuel your body healthfully.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Yoga at the Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden, in partnership with Aetna, brings free yoga classes to the public during the month of August.  Every Wednesday morning at 7:30, join other yoga enthusiasts for a free class that is open to the public.  There are also classes Tuesday evenings for Garden and Aetna/Coventry members.  More information can be found here.  That page also includes a link to a walking meditation tour that is free to download and enjoy.