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Herbs and Essential Oils Can Change Your Life

You probably know that peppermint can do wonders for your breath, but did you also know that it can relieve migraine headaches, ease nausea and calm anxiety as well? Ever wonder how the soothing aroma of lavender has the power to deeply relax you? You may already be familiar with some of the amazing potential health benefits of herbs and essential oils, but the more you learn about them, the more you will better understand your own healing process. The following compilation of books will get you started on your holistic journey.  

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Meditation

A Tool to Balance Your Life

Do you feel like there is not enough time in the day?  Do you find it difficult to balance your work and personal time?  Have you tried meditation?  On Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will be offering a free event entitled: Meditation: a Tool to Balance Your Life.  This life changing event is offered by David Newcomb. Mr.

Stillness Speaks, by Eckhart Tolle

A Moment of Happiness

Books to help you live a more fulfilled, peaceful life

From time to time, we all need a little bit of motivation, a little bit of spirituality, and a little bit of peace to enjoy, if not every moment, at least most of the moments of our lives. This is not new. Since the dawn of time, we've been searching for ways to achieve inner peace and fulfillment, and "being in the present moment" is a phrase that I'm sure you've heard before. Sages throughout history have considered this moment - the here and the now - as the only moment in which life exists, in which life breathes, in which we are.

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National Park Week

April 15 to 23, 2017

Did you know: National Park Week is April 15 to 23, 2017! Plan your visit by what you want to do or where you want to go. Here are some highlights during National Park Week:  

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Eat Your Way to Better Health

Looking for some inspiration to kick your junk food binges and poor eating habits to the curb? A healthier diet not only promotes improved overall health, but you will feel better as well, both mentally and physically. Have you been wanting to eat healthier but are unsure where to begin? Or perhaps you’ve already incorporated healthy eating habits into your lifestyle and are in search of new recipes? Either way, a cleaner way of eating need not be complicated nor overwhelming.Here are six books to help with your “clean eating” journey.

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Winter Wellness at Georgetown

Have a Healthy Holiday Season with GEO!

The upcoming holiday season: a time of joy, laughter, and celebration, right? That's often the case, but the truth is, the winter holidays can also be a stressful, busy, and tiring time -- to say nothing of the sniffle-inducing potential the colder weather brings. That's why the Georgetown Neighborhood Library is bringing you Winter Wellness Workshops this November and December: a series of free drop-in programs designed to help you relax, re-balance, and reclaim your mental and emotional well-being. Interested yet? Click the links below to learn more, or send us an email! 

The Healing Power of Meditation

The Healing Power of Meditation

Featuring David Newcomb

 David Newcomb, who has been practicing meditation for over 40 years, discusses how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. This evening you will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth. Join David for this engaging and transformative workshop. Thursday November 3, 2016  7 p.m.   

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The Reading Brain

...and How Digital Media Is Rewiring It

How is your experience reading these words different than if you were reading them on paper? In what ways does the printed word—and in particular, book reading—alter the mind and human culture? How is digital media rewiring the brain and changing the way we think, imagine, and experience life? These are the kinds of questions the books below explore through perspectives from neuroscience, history, linguistics, media studies, literature, and personal stories.

PKL Youth Advisory Now Forming

Earn Community Service Hours as a Library Youth Advisor

Teens!  Are you a respectful, responsible young adult aged 13-19 and interested in sharing your ideas about how the Parklands-Turner Library can meet your needs and the needs of other young people in our community? Visit the library today or phone 202-645-4532 and ask to speak with Ms. Auset for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new group.

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2016 James Beard Foundation Award Winners

Some of the Best of the Beards

It’s that time of the year again when the Beard Foundation Awards have been given out to the top chefs, restaurants, media and food literature. Here is a list of some of this year’s winners in the various cookbook categories. This is not a complete list but rather a spotlight on some of my favorites. To see the complete list of winners visit James Beard Foundation.  

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