Turn the Page on the Old You

Who knew that your local library can help you carry out your  New Year’s resolution to get more Zen or lead a healthier lifestyle? Here’s a sampling of the healthful January classes available in Bergen: 

1/8: Tai chi @ Englewood Library, 7 p.m.

Novices and experts alike are invited to the library’s MacKay Room for a restorative hour of tai chi, an internal Chinese martial art known for its health benefits. 

1/13: Meditation @ Glen Rock Library, 10 a.m.

Relax and unwind with an hour of Sahaji meditation in the Community Room. The library asks participants to come in comfortable clothing and to register via phone. 

1/16: Pare Down, Cheer Up! @ Englewood Library, 7 p.m. 

This event is the first in a series of self-help classes that will be held at the Englewood Library for free once a month. Coordinator Kathy Schwarz will be discussing the benefits of leading a less cluttered life. 

1/19: Coffee & Coloring @ Oakland Library, 1 p.m.

Stay and color for as long as you’d like during this stress-reducing session at the Oakland Library. The staff will provide the paper, pencils, and coffee—all you need to supply is peace of mind.  

1/22: Raw Food for Busy People @ Hasbrouck Heights Library, 7 p.m.

Author and chef Karen Ranzi will be preparing dishes made solely with raw healthy food and sharing some of her favorite recipes. Class attendees will enjoy samples of Piña Colada Green Smoothie and Zucchini Noodles with Marina Sauce. 

1/24: Healthy Eating Tips for the New Year @ Hillsdale Library, 2 p.m.

Registered dietitian Jaclyn Padovano from ShopRite of Hillsdale will be discussing healthy eating tips and the most popular food trends for the New Year. 

Categories: Bergen Health & Life