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In order to support Solano County’s goals to build a healthy and well community, Solano County Library will focus programming in 2020 around health literacy.

“Live Well with Your Library” is our year-long health initiative. From circulating blood pressure kits, to flu shot clinics, to yoga classes for kids, and walking book clubs,

the Library will provide resources and programs for physical, mental, and community health.

We offer a variety of resources on different health topics at each of our branches. Our health materials are available in print, online, DVD, and various electronic formats.

 

 

March 2020 Featured Wellness Programs **POSTPONED**

 

Healthy Habits Library Bingo 

       Pick up your Healthy Habits Bingo card and complete the challenges to get BINGO! When you finish, bring the card to the library for a prize.

Each completed card will be entered into a raffle for a grand prize.

There will be 4 separate cards, each card will be a winner for one week.

Rio Vista Library

3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22/2020  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Mindfulness for Kids       

Introduce your child, and yourself, to mindfulness through yoga! Enjoy fun and excitement through movement.

Includes a story, music, and yoga poses. Live well with your library!

Springstowne Library

3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30/2020   9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

 

The Mobile Diabetes Education Center - FREE Blood Pressure and Diabetes Screening 
        
The Mobile Diabetes Education Center from Touro University will be hosting an afternoon game

of diabetes bingo to test our knowledge about diabetes.

Vacaville Town Square 
 Registration is open

3/2/2020   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

 Mindful Movements for Preschool 
       
Storytime, creative movement, and play for ages 3-5.

Fairfield Civic Center Library

3/3/2020  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Roving Readers Book Club 
       
Want a unique book club experience to exercise both your mind and your body at the same time?

Join us at the Roving Readers Book Club!

Each month we will meet and discuss a book while going for a walk outside.

This month's book is: "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones. Call or stop by your favorite library to request the book!

Vacaville Cultural Center

3/11/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Social Security/Early Retirement 
       
Jennifer specializes in educating our community on Social Security options and benefits. Want to retire early?

Knowing which withdraw strategies to elect to take full advantage of a system that you have paid into for most of your life is complicated.

The Rio Vista Library is hosting and you are invited to attend. there will be a light snack and water served.

Join us Saturday, March 14th at 12:30 pm in the June Rowan Room at the library.

3/14/2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Rio Vista Library

 

More Analog, Less Digital: Adult Crafting at the Library
       
The second Saturday of the month means craft time for adults!

Crafting is a great way to focus on one's emotional health and well-being: it's play time for adults!

Crafts are also useful in developing and redeveloping motor skills. This month, we'll learn to make felt flowers!

3/14/2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Fairfield Civic Center Library

 

Teen Color Changing Slime
       
You can't see the ultraviolet (UV) radiation the sun emits, but it can damage your skin. Make color changing slime indoors,

then take it outside to see the effects of UV rays on photo-sensitive slime.

Teen and tweens, remember to wear old clothing or bring aprons since this will be messy.

This activity is offered as part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and

lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. 

3/19/2020  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Suisun CityLibrary

 

 Monthly Cooking Class - Quick & Healthy Meals

Live Well With Your Library with Vacaville Cultural Center's new monthly cooking class!

Each month will have different recipes to try, including a demo of each meal.

This month's topic: Quick and Healthy Meals and Snacks. Can't find time to commit to cooking every day?

Learn how to prepare recipes that are quick, easy, and healthy for you!

Marisa Castaldini, a public health nutritionist from the Solano County Health and Social Services will be

presented a cooking demo of a recipe, plus an overview of kitchen safety basics.

3/19/2020  (3:45 PM) 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Vacaville Cultural Center Library

 

 Rock Painting for Adults 
      
Celebrate the start of the spring season with some creativity!

Join us for a colorful evening of rock painting.

All supplies will be provided.

All you have to provide is a love of color, and become inspired!

3/19/2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vacaville Town Square Library

The program is for ages 18 and up, and online reservations are required.

       * Event is full *

 

 Master Gardeners Workshop 
       
Representatives from the Solano County Master Gardeners host monthly workshops and discussions on the third Thursday of the month.

Each month will feature a different topic regarding gardening in Solano County. Adults of all gardening skill levels are welcome to attend.

This month's topic: TBA.

Further information about the Solano County Master Gardeners can be found at their website: http://solanomg.ucanr.edu/

3/19/2020  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Vacaville Cultural Center Library

 

Mindful Music 

 

This energy-filled class combines music, movement, drumming and creative expression.

It encourages healthy attachment, stress management, and emotional self-regulation for children and their caregivers. Instructor Kathryn supplies the instruments.

Ages 3+ and caregivers/parents are welcome. A final session at the Cordelia Library will be held on 3/30 at 10:30 AM. Sponsored by First 5 Solano.

3/26/2020  6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

3/30/2020 10:30 AM- 11:15 AM

Fairfield Cordelia Library

 

 

 

 
 
Please check the Library's CALENDAR OF EVENTS to learn more about all our programs.
 
 

 

General Health Links

MedlinePlus

Mayo Clinic

National Institute of Health

Centers for Disease Control &  Prevention

 

 

Health eBooks 

Overdrive

cloudLibrary

Hoopla

 

 

Health eAudiobooks

Overdrive

Hoopla

 

 

Health Magazines

Zinio