MAKIN’ MOVES with Drums Alive

Start your new year right with an interactive wellness conference from 9am-noon on Saturday, January 10, or come for our featured fitness event, Drums Alive, at 10:45 am.

Check out some motivation

2015 is the year you take your health and fitness seriously. Your first stop on this journey: The library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where you can check out items that will get you motivated.

Know the ABCs of Diabetes

According to the CDC, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes. Since November is National Diabetes Month, it is a perfect time to check out books about diabetes from the Health Information Neighborhood and diabetic recipes from the Cooking Neighborhood!

Get kids out walking this Halloween

Spooky Steps Lead to A Healthier Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time for fun family walking and teaching children safety. Create healthier traditions together, with these tips from Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods and family fitness books from the library.

Photos of kids in Halloween costumes

Candy: The Trick is How You Treat

Small changes teach healthy habits without spoiling the fun for kids. Get ideas from library books and tips from Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods to make your Halloween a little less scary for your health!

Ebola: What You Need to Know

Sensational media headlines can be very scary to read. Are those news outlets providing you with useful and accurate information? Find out how to evaluate health information online!

Help for Families Dealing with Dementia

Family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can attend any of the six-part series from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter, Thursdays at 1:30 pm.

See Artwork Through Different Eyes

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is hosting the traveling art show “Through Different Eyes: Achieving a New Perspective” from September 9-29, 2014 in the Library Rotunda. View the exhibit online This exhibit, curated by Kansas Talking Books, showcases the artistic talents of the blind, visually impaired, and physically impaired Kansas Talking Books patrons. […]

New Resource for Caregivers

There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who  have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers. — Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady and founder of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving A recent article on a new Caregiver Support Group […]

Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day is March 25th. At the library, Shawnee County Health Agency staff will provide a Diabetes Risk Test and provide information on diabetes prevention and treatment.

New Fitness and Exercise DVDs in the Health Information Neighborhood

  Don’t let wintery weather be your excuse! Find these new fitness DVD titles and many more options to inspire your indoor winter workout in the Health Information Neighborhood — plus check your blood pressure and then use the digital scale to check your weight and BMI. Place requests at http://catalog.tscpl.org. 30 Minutes to Fitness. Body Shop Health Information Neighborhood […]