At the Chandler Public Library, we believe that healthy bodies are just as important as healthy minds. So we have plenty of resources to help you with both!
Starting with our streaming video service, Kanopy, there are plenty of films and documentaries for you to stream on your internet ready device, all for free with your valid library card. Choose from Hungry for Change or Beyond Food and learn about the connection between health and food choices.
RBdigital is our online collection of downloadable magazines, and we have many mainstream and holistic periodicals to choose from. Whether you're looking for workout tips, healthy recipes, or meditations, you can find just about anything in RBdigital's Health & Fitness collection.
Do you like to get your information face-to-face? This month we're offering the following programs at our library locations:
Keep It Simple: Healthy Snacks on a Dime!
Creating healthy and affordable snacks for yourself or your family can be challenging at times. It may seem easier to grab whatever is convenient when you're busy and on the go. Keep it simple with Kara Boley, Wellness Coordinator with the City of Chandler, as she provides some valuable information on how to create delicious and budget friendly snacks both you and your family will love.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Basha Library
FRANK Talk: Eradicating Global Hunger, Is Genetically Modified Food (GMO) a Solution?
Technological innovations in the early 21st century have promoted the development of genetically modified seeds and foods, as a potential solution to the crisis of world hunger. Eighty percent of the corn, soy, and cotton cultivated in the U.S. today, is genetically modified. Is GMO seed and food production the best solution to address hunger and food shortages? What are the environmental and agricultural consequences of pervasive GMO seed cultivation in the U.S and abroad? Are GMO's dangerous? Do GMO's affect our health and welfare today? Join us for an exploration on the impact of technology on our food and future.
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:30am - 12:00pm, Sunset Library
Can Your Food Choices Save the Planet?
How can one person influence change in the face of such a problem? Farmers who raise animals on a managed pasture provide a beacon of hope and a way in which your food choices can save the planet!
This program is provided by a Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Sunset Library
Stroke Prevention: What You Need to Know
Can you spot a stroke FAST? Join representatives from Mercy Gilbert's Stroke Team and learn the signs & symptoms of a stroke, what your risk factors are and what you can do to prevent a stroke from occurring. Feel free to bring along your questions.
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Basha Library
Some programs may require registration. Please click on each link for more information.