Celebrating a Healthy New Year

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Happiness and good health in the New Year!

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Together, we are doing great things!

EPL programs are a great place to get support for your healthy new year -- just check out the list of EPL's January health programs below! These are a few of EPL's health programs available to the whole community with your financial support. Before the year comes to a close, there's still time to help us reach our goal of raising $400,000. We're almost there...but we need your help by midnight on the 31st.

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As we celebrate a healthy new year, we still have work to do to ensure that this means everyone in Evanston. Knowledge is power, and through a variety of programs, EPL is making health information accessible to all. Together, we are supporting a healthier community.

“Health disparities affect BIPOC communities not just for individual reasons but for systemic ones,” said Irene Williams, EPL Health and Wellness Librarian. “Our goal is to give people more tools to take charge of their own individual health while also highlighting the changes that need to be made on a broader, community level to change health outcomes.” 

Together, we’re reducing health disparity in Evanston. Don't let 2023 leave without supporting EPL's annual campaign, which raises money for our programs and collections that break down barriers and enrich our community.Make your 2023 gift now. 

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year!

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Health programs available at EPL in January:

  • What is Reiki? Learn more about the benefits of Reiki, see a demonstration, and try some relaxation techniques yourself with Dave Rasmussen, a Reiki Master and owner of The Sacred Ways: REIKI in Evanston. Wednesday, January 24th, 11am -12pm 
  • Mental Health is Essential Series: Seasonal Affective Disorder This conversation on Seasonal Affective Disorder will equip you with the tools to identify the signs and symptoms of S.A.D while also providing strategies and resources to overcome S.A.D. Tuesday, January 23rd, 6 - 7 pm
  • Benefits Services for Older Adults CJE’s Benefits Services Specialists can help you with Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, and more. Free and open to everyone. All you have to do is call  773.508.1000 to schedule an Intake to become a CJE client. During your Intake appointment, let us know that you are interested in meeting with a Benefits Specialist at the Evanston Public Library. Tuesday, January 16, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Understanding the Maze of Medicare This event will cover the ‘ABC & D’s’ of Medicare, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage. You'll learn how to get started with Medicare, continuing to work on Medicare, and what is covered or not by the program. Wednesday, January 10th, 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Free Community HIV and STI Screenings Staff from Howard Brown Health will be onsite at the Main Library offering free HIV/STI screening. Tuesday, January 23rd, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

For 150 years, the Library has provided educational, culturally-rich resources for all residents, helped children prepare for school through the joys of reading and learning, celebrated Evanston’s diversity, and helped residents find information they seek. The Library is more than a building of books; it is a place to meet, connect, learn, and explore. To learn more, visit www.epl.org.

Questions? Contact: Wynn Shawver, Chief Development Officer
Phone: (847) 448-8657