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National Tell a Joke Day banner
Guest Blogger, August 16, 2018

What is the tallest building in the world? The library, because it has the most stories. Happy National Tell a Joke Day!


This drawing, by Valley Times staff artist Bob Hyde depicts a "hot" dog suffering during the hot Nevada summer.
Tina Lerno, August 06, 2018

It's another So Cal scorcher, and you really need somewhere cool to go. Why don't you head over to your local library? We have 73 locations around Los Angeles that function as cooling centers.


Fruits and vegetables graphics
Ana Campos, June 12, 2018

What you eat has a great impact on your overall health. For better or for worse, your body responds to everything you put into it. Many chronic conditions are linked to the types of foods we eat.


Lotus Flower and Yoga silhouette
Hilda Guerrero, June 06, 2018

When we mention yoga in Western society, many of us envision young leggings-clad men and women in a yoga studio getting into impossible postures. While this may be the reality in some yoga classes, it’s actually a very narrow representation of the many forms that yoga can take.


Positive Thoughts headline over rainbow graphic
Ana Campos, May 15, 2018

Integrative health is about incorporating lifestyle changes that will encourage and maintain total wellness. Making different lifestyle changes and choices can be very difficult and sometimes frustrating.


coffee cup and croissant
Caroline Zakarian, April 20, 2018

The “best coffee in town.” That’s one of the comments overheard when we recently stopped by our weekly Coffee & Conversation Life Skills Group.


game show tote-board
Tina Lerno, December 31, 2017

January is the month for resolutions; making them, revising them, and keeping them.


Red ribbon and text that reads World AIDS Day
Rudy Ruiz, December 01, 2017

December 1st is World AIDS Day. Today is dedicated to raising awareness of HIV and AIDS, to support those living with HIV or AIDS and to commemorate those who have died.


Alzheimer’s disease Awareness Day
Caroline Zakarian, January 23, 2017

I have to admit, before I started working on this program I did not know much about Alzheimer’s disease.  I basically knew that it was a disease that affected the brain and that older people tended to get this illness.  Though these facts are true, there is so much more that I have lear


YA Services, October 03, 2015

Ever wondered if there are alternatives to the food you eat? Some people consider changing their diets because they want to be healthier, while some hear about the environmental impact of our dietary patterns in the U.S. and seek a more responsible path.


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