Yoga for Women with Victoria Duranona

Monday, January 23 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Multipurpose Room | Downtown Library

Give yourself 90 minutes to do yoga, relax, and celebrate womanhood. As women we dedicate much of our time to nourish others. Take this time to work out and pick up yogic tips from yoga instructor Victoria Duranona.

See you Downtown tonight!

Women's Health and Fitness Day 2012

Women’s Health and Fitness Day is a community event sponsored by the American Medical Women’s Association at the University of Michigan Medical School. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about health and fitness issues important to women of all ages. Come to Ypsilanti High School on Saturday, January 14 from 8:45am to 2:30pm and attend educational and fun workshops, enjoy a free breakfast and lunch, and win tickets to a UM basketball game among other prizes! You can register today by clicking here, though walk-ins are welcome on the day of the event. If you have any questions, email

Zumba Fitness Party!

Get your groove on and burn some calories with Zumba Fitness on Tuesday November 22! Zumba combines Latin & International music with fun dance and aerobic elements.The choreography incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts and some Bollywood & belly dance moves! Don't miss this fun Zumba session, led by Jane Helzer of the Ann Arbor YMCA. Find a Zumba class near you. Remember to wear comfy dance clothes!

Tuesday November 22, 2011: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Grief Matters For The Holidays

Sunday November 20, 2011: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

You don't have to be alone in your grief during the holiday season. This time of year is especially difficult for someone who is grieving. This special workshop with the staff at Arbor Hospice Grief Support Services, will give you helpful tips for coping with the upcoming holidays.

Find comfort in sharing with others during this time.

Bright Nights Community Forum: Partnering for Research: The Search for New Knowledge in Mental Health Treatment

Tuesday November 15, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Researchers at the University of Michigan are working hard to unlock answers and improve treatment options for mental health conditions, but they can't do it alone. Participants play a vital role in finding better ways to treat depression and other conditions by taking part in research studies. With knowledge gained from research studies, treatment for mental health conditions will continue to improve.

Join us as the U-M Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry present this Bright Nights Community Forum. Dr. Patricia Deldin, professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the U-M and Associate Director of the U-M Depression Center, will present a brief overview describing the process of mental health research. This will be followed by a panel discussion with faculty members from the Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry, as well as community members involved with research.

Online Exercise/Nutrion Program

The National Center for Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) offers a free personalized, online physical activity and nutrition program for people of all abilities. NCPAD’s “14 Weeks to a Healthier You” offers individualized exercise and nutrition recommendations based on your preferences and abilities, plus online or telephone support. It’s like having your own personal trainer at home! The NCPAD motto is “Exercise is for Every body." They believe that everyone can benefit from a personalized exercise routine.

A Doctor's Assessment of Alcoholism

Doctor Herbert Malinoff, MD, shares his view of alcoholism as presented in the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous & updated with the neurobiology of addictive illness. Taking place Tuesday, November 15th at the SJMH Education Center from 7:30-9:00 PM. This is part of a free, ongoing Dawn Farm Education Series.

I'll Go If You Go.....

The U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center and The Prostate Net invite you to attend I’ll Go If You Go, an education program for men and women. This will be held Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM at the Eagle Crest Resort in Ypsilanti. All are welcome. Topics will include breast cancer, prostate cancer, nutrition, and intimacy. This event is free and includes brunch. To register: Call 734.998.7071 or 1.888.477.6763 or you can visit this page & complete the registration form.

Next Week In Booklists

Notable Dates for the Week of November 8 to November 14

November 8 Remember to Vote on Election Day.

November 9 Dia de los Natitas (Day of the Skulls) is celebrated in Bolivia.

November 10 Neil Gaiman’s 51st Birthday

November 11 Singles Day is celebrated in China.

November 12 Celebrate National Gaming Day @ Your Library.

November 13 International Tongue Twister Day.

November 14 World Diabetes Day

Creative Longevity and Positive Aging

Wednesday November 2, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Within the next 8-10 years, 65 year-olds will outnumber children aged five and under for the first time in our history. As we live longer and face the financial, relational, and health factors often associated with longevity, effective coping strategies become increasingly important to the maintenance of creative, healthy lifestyles.

This lecture, by Todd K. Favorite, PhD., will focus on the impact of psychological stressors as we adjust to changes in life after years of dedication to careers and families. The value of close relationships; taking control and living with intentionality; engagement in community and networking; and discovering meaning and purpose in each stage of life are among the timely topics Dr. Favorite will discuss.

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