Holiday Hours

Limited Library services on Thursday, December 14 due to necessary hardware and software updates. Details

The Republic Branch Library is closed for shelving renovations through Monday, Dec. 11. The branch will reopen Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Drive-up service continues during the renovations, Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Community Matters, Health & Wellness

Forget the Fads: Make Health Resolutions that Stick in 2010

Start by reflecting on your current state of mental and physical health and decide what it is you want to maintain or change.  Then, set up a short list of very specific, achievable goals to work towards throughout the year.  (Rome wasn't built in a day you know...)

But don't go googling just yet. The Internet can be filled with unreliable, inaccurate and unsafe information about health and diet. Instead, utilize reputable resources within your community and local library to achieve your health goals. 

In the community...

At the library...

It's easy to get bogged down in the plethora of health and diet books available at the library.  Here are a few to get you started and remember, you can always ask a librarian at the information desk to help you find titles containing the information you need.

Now you know -- and knowing is half the battle.  Best of health in 2010!

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