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Laughter Health headline over rainbow graphic
Ana Campos, August 23, 2018

One of the greatest joys of being human is laughter. Laughing not only feels good, but research has found laughter to be good for your physical and mental health. Our Integrative Health Specialist, Dr.


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!


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.


Cindy Holsey (bottom right) and teen volunteers from the Northridge Branch Library
Margaret Trtryan, June 07, 2018

Look out Los Angeles because our volunteens are making a difference around the Southland!


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.


Luis Antonio Pichardo
Catherine Sturgeon, May 14, 2018

DSTL Arts is a nonprofit arts mentorship organization based in Los Angeles that “inspires, teaches, and hires emerging artists from underserved communities.” The acronym in DSTL Arts stands for Develop Skills and Transcend Limits through the Arts.


blue text lawyers in the library
Caroline Zakarian, April 26, 2018

Did you know that you can get free legal help at two of our branch libraries?

It’s true. Twice a month lawyers from the legal aid organization Public Counsel, visit our Vermont Square and Benjamin Franklin branch libraries.


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.


 Dr. Desmonette Hazly in the kitchen
Ana Campos, April 06, 2018

Beginning in April, Central Library will be offering an Integrative Health and Wellness Series presented by Dr. Desmonette Hazly. We wanted to learn more about what integrative health is and how Dr.


Jesus Reyes
Patricia Tarango, February 11, 2017

En las tres bibliotecas localizadas en Boyle Heights: Benjamin Franklin, Malabar y Robert Louis Stevenson, se presentan


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