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  For Your Health
BY MATT WILLIS, Library Director
   We all know the challenges of taking care of our health and wellness, especially in our busy lives. But the library can help with that. Willard Library serves not just as a space for stimulating the intellect but also as a venue for promoting physical fitness, mental calm, and overall well-being.
Zumba. There’s no need to choose between a dance party and a workout when you can have both! Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a novice, Zumba caters to all levels of fitness while having fun.
Nourish your body:
Eating well is just as crucial as staying active, and the library has partnered with registered dietitian
and health educator Tina Guajardo
of Bronson Healthcare for a “Food Smarts” class series. Learn how to
eat for your health goals and how to prepare delicious and nutritious meals on a budget. Feel empowered to make healthier food choices, discover new recipes, and boost your culinary skills. Plus, taste a new and healthy recipe each week.
Nurture your mind:
Move and Groove:
No matter your age or fitness level, the library has an opportunity for you.
Teens may practice mindfulness and meditation through a weekly partner- ship with Karma House, as part of the library’s after school program. Learn how to manage stress in a healthy way through yoga and breath exercises. In addition, the YMCA instructs young people in yoga, zumba, pilates, and more.
called “meditation in motion,” the practice is effective in helping to main- tain strength, flexibility, and balance through its gentle, flowing movements.
For adults and seniors, find peace in motion with T’ai Chi Chih. Sometimes
If you are looking for something a bit more upbeat and energetic, try
For those seeking a different kind of wellness through creativity, the library’s creative services classes are a treasure trove of inspiration. Whether you’re naturally creative or have never picked up a paint brush, these classes offer a safe and welcoming space to explore your artistic side. We offer everything from a weekly knitting and crochet club to a 3D printing class. Creating and crafting can be therapeu- tic activities that allow you to express yourself, relieve stress, and find joy in the process of creating. And there’s no pressure!
Stay Well With
Willard Library
If writing is more your speed, join the library’s Willard Writers Group and hone your craft, seek support from other writers, and be inspired by the creativity around you.
Willard library is more than a
place for books and information; it’s
a resource for enhancing your overall quality of life. Visit us today to nurture your physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and maybe even discover something new about yourself.
For information on all Willard Library programs and events, visit us online at or call us at (269) 968-8166.

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