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Health & Well­ness

Virtual Programs

at Queens Public Library 

All programs are happening virtually.

To see our full schedule of virtual programming, visit the calendar.

Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, September 1 @ 10am

We’ve all been doing our best to stay healthy - avoiding large gatherings, social distancing, and wearing face coverings. We may also have put off a visit to the doctor or an annual cancer screening. As we navigate this new normal, let’s stay well-informed with virtual education from the Breast and Prostate Cancer Education Program of New York-Presbyterian Queens. Visit https://queenslib.org/2Oq0wXR to attend this program.


Health & Wellness for Job Seekers: Be Well/Resiliency

Tuesday, September 1 @ 2pm

Challenging times can expose weaknesses. Some people are more resilient than others under adverse circumstances. So how do they do it? Learn how with Health and Safety Specialist Shanthy Hughes, who will take questions and offer tips on becoming better equipped to handle the curve balls that may come your way.  Join here: https://queenslib.org/30W4uhT Password: WELLNESS


Virtual Tai Chi

Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 3pm

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that involves graceful flowing movements accompanied by deep breathing. Each posture flows into the next to ensure constant motion. This series might help relieve pain, reduce the risk of falling or reduce your stress. All are welcome to join by clicking the links below. 
9/1: https://queenslib.org/2CF24uh
9/8: https://queenslib.org/3euZJ3b
9/15: https://queenslib.org/2BIBekl
9/22: https://queenslib.org/2Z7Jl2g
9/29: https://queenslib.org/3dtctWM


Mail-A-Book: Guided Meditation

Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 1pm

This is a virtual program led by Jill Akiron Moses. Join us for this series of guided meditation classes. Through the use of introductory meditation techniques, guided imagery, and exercises, we will create an accessible practice. Each session will explore breathwork techniques, methods for stress reduction, and ways to connect with your inner wisdom. All levels are welcome. To join, email mailabook@queenslibrary.org to obtain the Webex link.


Wellness Wednesdays

Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 5pm

Join Queens Public Library's Community Health Educator Fiona Harvey for Wellness Wednesdays! This weekly series is designed to foster the development of healthy habits and lay the foundation for you to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle. The conversation on health and wellness begins here! Watch live on our Instagram account, @QPLNYC.


Virtual Chair Yoga

Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 10am

Certified Yoga Instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses will lead us through a series of yoga poses that can be done in your chair! We will explore both seated and standing poses using the chair. Modifications and variations will be offered. All are welcome! Join by clicking the links below.
9/8: https://queenslib.org/2BtRQwI Event number: 129 015 0069, Event password: 2020
9/15: https://queenslib.org/314ppxX Event number: 129 022 2183, Event password: 2020
9/22: https://queenslib.org/32N4WQL Event number: 129 900 7608, Event password: 2020
9/29: https://queenslib.org/3k3hnhR Event number: 129 754 0865, Event password: 2020


Mail-A-Book: Health Chat for Seniors

Tuesdays, September 8, 29 @ 2pm

RN Kathy Moran leads this health chat. Email mailabook@queenslibrary.org for access codes. This is a teleconference.


Health & Wellness for Job Seekers: Handwashing & COVID Safety Guidelines

Tuesday, September 8 @ 2pm

Washing your hands the right way is easy, and it is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.  Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another. Learn proper handwashing techniques and other COVID safety guidelines to keep you and those around you healthy. Join here: https://queenslib.org/33WGRaN Password: WELLNESS


IPV 101: When Home is Not Safe

Monday, September 14 @ 2pm

You’re warmly invited to join experts from the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV). Come learn about resources to support yourself and loved ones through difficult times. Join at https://queenslib.org/3eW9p60 for slide presentation or call 1-408-418-9388, access code 129 937 6830 if you want to just listen.


Health & Wellness for Job Seekers: Caretaking and Returning to Work After COVID

Tuesday, September 15 @ 2pm

Inter-generational households and/or individuals having to balance their work lives with caretaker responsibilities are more common than ever. JBA partners with PSS Circle of Care, a free grant- funded program available to New Yorkers who look after aging adults with a chronic issue or cognitive impairment. Join here: https://queenslib.org/2Y2z0F4 Password: WELLNESS


SWEAT Therapy Virtual Zumba

Thursdays, September 17, 24 @ 7pm

Come join the party! Our incredible Zumba instructor Maxine will lead a fun Zumba dance workout that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home. Click this link to register and join the program: https://queenslib.org/33DEMQX


Newborn and Infant Safety

Monday, September 21 @ 2pm

Come learn from Jennifer Pintiliano-Gemmo, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, and associate director of pediatrics at H+H Elmhurst Hospital. Dr. Pintiliano-Gemmo’s guidance will help us learn how to keep our babies safer and healthier in their first years of life. All are welcome to join this virtual program at https://queenslib.org/30RecAR.


Staying Safe While Staying Home (In Spanish)

Monday, September 21 @ 6pm

English: Learn About: 1) Increased risks for unintentional poisonings while staying at home during COVID-19 -Cleaning products -Medicines 2) Free services at the NYC Poison Control Center -Treatment advice for exposures -Questions about products and medicines 3) Available Resources Join us at: https://queenslib.org/2CBvJF2



Spanish: Aprenda Sobre: 1) Los riesgos asociados a los envenenamientos involuntarios en el hogar durante el COVID-19 -Productos de limpieza -Medicinas 2) Servicios gratuitos en el Centro para el Control del Envenenamiento de la Ciudad de Nueva York -Recomendaciones para tratar un envenenamiento -Preguntas sobre productos y medicinas 3) Recursos Disponibles Únase a nosotros en: https://queenslib.org/2CBvJF2


Dealing with Hearing Loss

Tuesday, September 22 @ 2pm

This is a teleconference program on hearing loss with audiologist Emily Esca. First-time participants should contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 or email mailabook@queenslibrary.org for access numbers.


COVID-19 Community Conversations: Mental Health, Equity, & Resilience

Monday, September 28 @ 2pm

The COVID-19 pandemic is a worldwide shared traumatic experience that disrupts and affects our families, friendships, and communities. In NYC and nationally, people of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. This program will discuss grief, trauma, resiliency, relevant coping skills, and available resources. Please register for the program here: https://qcl.timetap.com/.