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Health & Well­ness
at Queens Public Library 

Astoria  

14-01 Astoria Boulevard
718-278-2220

Shape Up NYC: Perfect Form Bodyweight Boot Camp 
Mondays, January 13, 27 @ 5:30pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Matt leads this fitness class designed to build strength and improve your movement capabilities with just your own bodyweight (and emphasis on perfect form!). Class is structured so you can move at your own pace in order to monitor your progress and do what’s right for your body. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Staying Healthy This Flu Season 
Thursday, January 30 @ 5pm

Come learn from the experts at Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care. We will discuss general flu education, flu shot information, tips to stay healthy, ways to handle the flu at home, when to seek medical care, and more. All are welcome.

Baisley Park   

117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica
718-529-1590

Children’s Nutrition Workshop
Thursday, January 23 @ 4pm

Join us at the library for a fun and informative workshop on healthy eating habits and exercise. Children ages 6-12 will make a nutritious snack at the end of the workshop. Children with food allergies should attend with their parent or guardian.

Bayside 

214-20 Northern Boulevard 
718-229-1834

Shape Up NYC: Yoga for Adults
Mondays, January 13, 27 @ 6pm

This healing session is appropriate for those who wish to finally add the healing qualities of yoga into their lives. Instructor Alice moves the body through the classical poses very slowly, gently, and conscientiously. You will also learn important breathing exercises. Everyone will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. Please bring a yoga mat and water to keep hydrated, and wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Central  

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica 
718-990-0700

Shape Up NYC: Low-Impact Chair Fitness for Adults
Mondays, January 13, 27 @ 7pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Sharen leads this low-impact fitness class that focuses on improving core, upper body strength, and mobility. This low-impact, gentle workout will help you burn calories, tone your body, and increase your heart health. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Corona   

38-23 104 Street 
718-426-2844

Healthy Eating
Wednesday, January 15 @ 3:30pm 

Come learn about the ideal plate for our families and communities. There will also be a food demo. All are welcome.

Healthy Snacks
Wednesday, January 22 @ 3:30pm 

Come learn about healthy snacking and some of the most common traps when you're trying to eat healthy. There will be a food demo and all are welcome!

Douglaston/Little Neck  

249-01 Northern Boulevard  
718-225-8414

Shape Up NYC: Low-Impact Dance Cardio for Adults 
Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25 @ 11am

Shape Up NYC instructor Lucette leads this low-impact fitness class that uses fun music and high energy movement to help sculpt and stretch your body. Beginners and higher levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

All About Tea 
Wednesday, January 15 @ 4:30pm

Learn about different types of tea. Talk about their history, benefits, and preparation.

East Flushing  

196-36 Northern Boulevard  
718-357-6643

Tai Chi
Fridays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 @ @ 11am
Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28 @ 1pm

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, and improve quality of life. This class is perfect for older adults, but all are welcome.

Power Walk Fitness
Mondays, January 13, 27 @ 12pm

Join us in a fitness activity for good health and well-being.

Elmhurst   

86-07 Broadway 
718-271-1020

Tai Qi Class
Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25 @ 10:30am

Come join our Tai Qi Class!

Far Rockaway

1003 Beach 20th Street
718-327-2549

Check Out a Blood Pressure Cuff 
Monday, January 27 @ 1pm 

Participants will have blood pressure monitors that adults can borrow with a library card, as well as a blood pressure cuff that you can use to check your blood pressure inside the library!

Flushing 

41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200

Understand Skin Cancer and Benign Skin Growths (in Chinese)  
Monday, January 13 @ 10:30am

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. However, some common types of skin growths are non-cancerous. Dr. Wai Ping Chan from Association of Chinese American Physicians will help you understand how to recognize common benign skin growths from cancerous ones; what are the causes of benign skin growths and skin cancers; and how benign skin growths and skin cancers are diagnosed and treated.

Flushing Library Life Connection Series #1: Health Insurance Overview & Health Care Access  
Monday, January 13 @ 6pm

Participants will learn how to choose a health plan to meet your needs; how to access health; how to understand the different types of health insurance coverage and options (Medicaid, Essential Plan, Child Health Plus, Qualified Health Plan, Emergency Medicaid, Medicare, etc.) They will also have the chance to meet with certified enrollers. *IRC Conference Room*

De-Stress and Emotional Health Workshop  
Thursday, January 30 @ 5pm

By teens, for teens: Join the conversation about how you can de-stress and maintain your emotional equilibrium. Tips and health organization lists will also be provided.

Forest Hills  

108-19 71 Avenue
718-268-7934

Recovery International
Fridays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 3:45pm 

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free, and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

Fresh Meadows 

193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
718-454-7272

Zumba Gold Workshop
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 6:30pm

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

ShapeUp NYC: Latin Cardio Dance Fitness for Adults
Monday, January 27 @ 6:30pm

Instructor Michele leads this fitness class that addresses muscle strength, flexibility, and endurance while keeping your heart rate up in order to burn maximum calories and tone the body. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Glen Oaks 

256-04 Union Turnpike  
718-831-8636

Meditation Club
Thursdays, January 9, 23 @ 5:30pm

Whether you are experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

Hillcrest  

187-05 Union Turnpike 
718-454-2786

Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics for Adults 
Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25 @ 10:30am

Shape Up NYC instructor Doris leads this chair-based class to enhance strength, flexibility, and cardio. Exercises target both upper and lower body. Participants can work at their own pace based on ability. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Healthy Eating 
Monday, January 13 @ 5pm

We all want to eat healthy foods, but it can be hard! Come learn from the experts at H+H/Elmhurst about what foods are recommended, as well as some tips for success. 

Jackson Heights 

35-51 81 Street
718-899-2500

Healthy Homes   
Wednesday, January 29 @ 11am

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about:
Lead poisoning and sources of lead
How to control pests safely
How to prevent and get rid of bedbugs
All are welcome.

Kew Gardens Hills 

72-33 Vleigh Place
718-261-6654

Zumba Gold Workshop 
Monday, January 13 @ 6pm

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Laurelton

134-26 225 Street 
718-528-2822

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Dance Fitness  
Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25 @ 2pm

Shape Up NYC Instructor Althea leads this fitness class that uses easy-to-follow dance moves geared at increasing cardiovascular fitness, body toning, and burning calories. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Be sure to bring a bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Lefrak City

98-30 57 Avenue, Corona  
718-592-7677

ShapeUp NYC: Whole Body Dance Cardio 
Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25 @ 10:30am

ShapeUp NYC instructor Mellissa leads this fitness class, a mixture of dance, aerobics, and toning all wrapped up into an upbeat environment. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Total Body Workout with Ronald Williams, Get Right Fitness Inc.  
Mondays, January 13, 27 @ 6pm

Instructor Ronald Williams leads this exercise regimen to address muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Long Island City

37-44 21 Street  
718-752-3700

Blood Pressure Screenings  
Thursday, January 16 @ 4pm

We have partnered with The Floating Hospital to offer free blood pressure screenings and information on healthcare services. Preregistration is not required. 

Mail-A-Book


Healthy Nutrition for Seniors 
Friday, January 17 @ 10am

We all want to eat healthy, but what exactly does that mean? In this presentation we will review what makes up a healthy plate, the importance of exercise, and other tips to help you lead a happy, healthy life! This is a teleconference event presented by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. First time callers must register with Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084.

North Forest Park

98-27 Metropolitan Avenue 
718-261-5512

Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics for Adults 
Mondays, January 13, 27 @ 2pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Doris leads this chair-based class to enhance strength, flexibility, and cardio. Exercises target both upper and lower body. Participants can work at their own pace based on ability. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ozone Park 

92-24 Rockaway Boulevard 
718-845-3127

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness for Adults 
Mondays, January 13, 27 @ 6:30pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Frances leads this fitness class where adults dance to an infusion of Latin, hip-hop, reggae, and techno rhythms to achieve a full body workout with high speed interval cardiac aerobics, with modifications and easy-to-follow fun dance routines. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pomonok

158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing  
718-591-4343

Tai Chi 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 14 – January 30 @ 11am

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, and improve quality of life. This class is perfect for older adults, but all are welcome.

Zumba Gold Workshop 
Monday, January 27 @ 1:30pm

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Poppenhusen

121-23 14 Avenue, College Point 
718-359-1102

Introduction to Medical Terminology 
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 @ 6pm

This six-week introductory workshop will cover the basics of medical terminology including spelling, prefixes, suffixes, and word origins. There will be an overview of body structure, systems, diseases, and treatments. This useful skill can be used in medical offices, hospitals, transcription work, and more. Registration and attendance at all six workshops is required.

Queens Public Library for Teens

2002 Cornaga Ave, Far Rockaway 
718-471-2573

Keep Calm and Relax 
Friday, January 31 @ 3pm

Need a mental health day? Come relax with us and recuperate for the new month ahead of us.

Queensboro Hill 

60-05 Main Street 
718-359-8332

Yoga for Adults With Dorothy Ng 
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 6:30pm

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

Nutrition Workshop 
Saturdays, January 11, 18 @ 2:30pm

Cornell University Cooperative Extension presents a nutrition workshop. In this workshop, you will learn to make recipes your family will love, plan meals and menus, read labels, taste healthy snacks, practice food safety, and have fun. This is an eight-session series.

Rego Park

91-41 63 Drive 
718-459-5140

Shape Up NYC: Chair Yoga 
Mondays, January 13, 27 @ 1:30pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Melissa leads this beginner level chair-based class with a focus on getting more in touch with the body through breathing and body flexibility exercises. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Richmond Hill

118-14 Hillside Avenue 
718-849-7150

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness for Adults 
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23 @ 6pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Victoria leads this easy-to-follow cardio dance class that combines high energy and motivating music. This is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories, a good way to improve heart health, and a great way to start your weekend. All levels welcome. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults 
Mondays, January 13, 27 @ 6pm

Instructor Charmain provides a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and water bottle. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Healthy Homes 
Wednesday, January 15 @ 12:30pm

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about:
Lead poisoning and sources of lead
How to control pests safely
How to prevent and get rid of bedbugs
All are welcome.

Ridgewood

20-12 Madison Street 
718-821-4770

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Dance Fitness for Adults 
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 6:30pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Nora leads this fitness class that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardio fitness and mobility and to tone the body. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seaside

116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park 
718-634-1876

Shape Up NYC: Ultimate Cardio for Adults 
Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25 @ 11am

Shape Up NYC instructor Gloria leads this total body workout that incorporates techniques such as kicks and punches that move to a rapid pace. This fitness class is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility using high energy and motivating music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunnyside

43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City 
718-784-3033

Shape Up NYC: Total Body Conditioning Class for Adults 
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 6pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Zarina leads this fitness class designed to assist with your daily activities, from lifting shopping bags to climbing the stairs and pushing carts. Using your own bodyweight, we will incorporate moves like squats and lunges that will build muscle, gain strength, and burn calories. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Windsor Park

79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside 
718-468-8300

Zumba Gold Workshop 
Monday, January 27 @ 6:30pm

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Woodhaven

85-41 Forest Parkway 
718-849-1010

Shape Up NYC: Zumba for Adults 
Mondays, January 13, 27 @ 6pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Annette leads this fitness class designed for adults that includes a combination of high and low impact aerobics and incorporates dance moves to the beat of salsa, merengue, and a variety of music. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Woodside

54-22 Skillman Avenue 
718-429-4700

Woodside 
Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 5:30pm

Cornell University Cooperative Extension presents a free nutrition workshop. In this workshop you will learn to make recipes your family will love, read labels, taste healthy snacks, practice food safety, and have fun. Participants who attend at least six sessions will get a certificate!