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Walking

Books on one of the most basic (and important) activities

For most of us, walking is one of the basics of life: it’s a milestone in our development when we’re infants, the means to get from point A to point B, something mostly taken for granted… until, due to injury, age, or other incapacity, we have difficulty doing it. But walking is also an end in itself, one of the basic pleasures in life.

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Baby Yoga ABC

Instructor Stephanie led 26 virtual yoga sessions in 2021. Inspiration flowed from consecutive alphabet letters. Each 30-minute practice featured a book & concept. Enjoy the A to Z schema of stories & stretches!   A: Awareness Jan. 7, 2021

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Mental Health Awareness

  Mental health issues are a growing concern in the US. These books help explain stress, trauma, the brain’s responses, and the treatment advances occurring in the field. 

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Mental Health Month Reads with the Washington Mystics

Adult NonFiction Titles for Mental Health Month

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month we will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme.

Eat a Little Better

“Food Justice” and the Smithsonian’s Food History Weekend 2020

The 2020 Smithsonian Food History Weekend which takes place Oct. 15 -17 will explore historical and systemic injustices with people who are working to make a difference by creating alternative models of empowerment within their own communities or by helping others make fundamental changes toward equity.

Mending Life

Mending Clothes & Ourselves

Inspirational and Instructional Books on Mending

As Elizabeth Cline explores in Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, our overconsumption of textiles is ecologically disastrous, contributes to labor and human rights abuses, and is bad for our souls.

The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook

Egg-cellent Backyard Chickens

Highly Recommended Books on Raising Chickens

Interest in chicken-keeping and sales of chicks have risen dramatically since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. If you too dream of raising chickens or just want to learn more about what is involved in such an endeavor, the books below can assist and inspire you. One day you may delight in freshly laid eggs, enjoy the company of feathered friends, and achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Meditate with Me

Mindfulness & Meditation for Kids

We live in stressful times, and while adults may feel it acutely, children are not immune to the stressors of school, family, friendships and internal pressures. Whether toddler or tween, kids can benefit from mindfulness practices, meditation and yoga.

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Clean your Quarantine Away

Some decluttering books to help you relax

You might be using your time stuck at home to catch up on TV, but maybe now is the time to clean your closet or go through your bookshelf! If you want to clean, but need some help, here are a few experts writing on the subject of clean, happy homes. They will give you the tips, steps and tricks to getting your home in ship-shape by the time you return to your normal routine. 

Collards

Chef Quarantine

Collard Greens Salad with Fried Plantain and Sumac

Did you ever think collard greens could taste so good?  Try this any time of the day salad to complete your meal.  This recipe will bring the family together to relax, converse and have fun in making a tasty springtime dish. May 2020 edition. of Bon Appetit Magazine, p.84 & 85 Collards Greens Salad w/ Fried Plantain and Sumac Stay tuned for next week's incredible recipe See you in the kitchen!

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