Get Healthy & Motivated with Walk Kansas

Walk Kansas 2014 is coming — March 16 – May 10. Form a team of 5-6 people who will track minutes of physical activity and food choices during the 8-week challenge. Can’t find a team? Join Health Information Librarian Lissa Staley’s team by the March 7th early-bird deadline.

Alzheimer’s Association Family Caregivers Series

Family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can attend any or all of the six-part series from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter.  Download the “Alzheimer’s Series flyer” for more information about each session in the series. Speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter will present […]

Free HIV Testing and Health Fair on June 27th

Positive? Negative? Not sure? Take the Test. Take Control. At the Free HIV Testing and Health Fair on Thursday, June 27 from 11:00 am—2:00 pm visit the FREE health fair booths in the Library Rotunda for confidential HIV tests, STD clinic nurses & counseling, resources for safer sex, mental health, drug abuse, and personal health information from community experts, plus lots of free goodies!
Sponsored by the Library’s Health Information Neighborhood, along with Positive Connections, Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) and the Shawnee County Health Agency.

Nationally recognized health workshops offered at library

Attend six sessions sponsored by Kansas Department of Health and Environment for caregivers, friends and individuals with a chronic condition to learn how to manage their emotional, physical and social challenges. To register, call 785-580-4540 or estaley@tscpl.org. The next 6 week series begins Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 5:30-8 pm in Hughes Room 205.

Consider safety when choosing gifts for children

It would be too easy as a librarian to just recommend: “Buy all of the kids on your shopping list some wonderful age-appropriate books!” While preventable injury isn’t a happy holiday topic, it is an important one. The Health Information Neighborhood partnered with Safe Kids Kansas to promote safe toys for kids with an eye-catching display […]