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Free yoga at the library...

May 16, 2016

...and dancing, and meditation, and gardening, and more. With Be Well at NPL, we're stepping up as a key player in advancing community health.

Personal wellness is more than going to the doctor and lifting weights. Our health is heavily influenced by social and economic factors, as well as our felt sense of belonging and purpose. In a way, the library has always addressed these issues by connecting you to the information and services you need, and by being a warm and consistent presence in the community. It is only natural we would become an access point for free, direct health services.

“The library is a very relaxed and approachable atmosphere. It is inspiring to be in an environment where people are so friendly and open to pursuing better lifestyles.” -Be Well at NPL participant

We’re collaborating with health professionals, Metro departments, and community agencies to create a wellness initiative in line with the health priorities of Nashville's residents. What will this look like at the library? You'll find more health and wellness classes, such as stress reduction, cooking, and dance, at your branch. And we’ll provide information about useful community services that can help you lead a healthier life.

Come to a Be Well at NPL Program

Check out all health and wellness events happening at a library near you.

We want to hear from YOU!

  • Do you have a suggestion for a health activity at your branch? Leave a comment below or shout out on social media with #bewellatnpl.
  • Are you a community health practitioner, instructor, or healer? Consider sharing your expertise with fellow library-lovers by teaching a Be Well at NPL class. Share your idea.

Be Well at NPL services are expanded thanks to a generous grant by BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation.

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Elizabeth Roth

Elizabeth coordinates the Be Well at NPL initiative. You may spot her walking or biking around Nashville, or asking too many questions at one of the health and wellness programs at your branch.