02 17, 2020

What should you do if you have depression?

By |2020-02-17T06:00:06-05:00February 17, 2020|

Have you or a loved one experienced mood swings or angry outbursts? Are you not interested in things you once loved to do? When someone experiences loss, it is natural to be sad, but if these feelings impair your daily life, it could be an indication of depression.

Jennifer McClellan Johnson, an impairment prevention educator from the Cleveland Clinic, discussed risks, symptoms and treatment options of depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) when she visited our library earlier this month. Like any other disease, depression is treatable. Learn how you can understand your sadness and when to seek professional help!

By the way, the library has hundreds of books and videos on the subject of depression that you can borrow. That having been said, they may be informative and helpful; but they are not a substitute for professional help, if that’s what you need.

01 29, 2020

Healthy Eating on a Budget

By |2020-01-29T06:00:55-05:00January 29, 2020|

Registered dietitian Melinda Wivell will explain how to eat healthy on a budget during a special program on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at our Main Branch.

Registered dietitian Melinda Wivell will explain how to eat healthy on a budget during a special program on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at our Main Branch.

It’s difficult to stick to a budget. It’s tricky to eat healthy. It can be tortuous to do both at once.

Fortunately, Registered Dietitian Melinda Wivell will offer advice on how to eat healthy while on a budget during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at our Main Branch.

Wivell will explain how she plans healthy meals while following a budget. She’ll also share grocery store hacks, simple swaps and budget-friendly nutritious foods that can help you eat healthier without the hefty price tag.

This program is free to attend. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up to attend online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, if you’re looking for money-smart ways to be healthy, we’re offering free introductions to Reiki and yoga this February at our Main Branch. There’s no cost to attend either program. We only ask that you RSVP beforehand.

01 21, 2020

Registered dietitian offers advice on cutting sugar from diet

By |2020-01-21T06:00:20-05:00January 21, 2020|

By now, you know that too much sugar is unhealthy. But it’s difficult to cut sugar from the diet when it’s often lurking in supposedly healthy food.

Registered dietician and author Melanie Jatsek explains how addictive sugar is. Then she provides healthier, satisfying alternatives to the sugar-sopped foodstuffs that fill our pantries.

If Jatsek’s talk interests you, we also have some books in our collection that you’ll want to check out:

01 2, 2020

Jumpstart Your Healthy Diet

By |2020-01-02T06:00:06-05:00January 2, 2020|

Jumpstart your healthy diet with help from a registered dietitian

Jumpstart your healthy diet with help from a registered dietitian on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Mentor Library’s Main Branch.

Nearly a third of all New Year’s resolutions involve staying fit and healthy. If that’s your resolution (or if you just want to eat healthier,) we want to help.

Registered dietitian Melinda Wivell will offer advice on how to jumpstart a healthy diet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at our Main Branch. She’ll explain how to find a diet that sticks. She’ll also discuss popular diets like Keto, and talk about their effectiveness and safety. Bring your questions!

The program is free to attend but registration is required. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, we also have a registered dietitian visiting us earlier this month to discuss the sugar in our diets. Melanie Jatsek will discuss the dangers of sugar at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at our Main Branch.

Jatsek will explain how sugar is hidden in nearly all foods, the effects of sugar on the body, and just how addictive sugar is. Jatsek is also a blogger for Heinen’s grocery stores, and she’ll be joined by wellness consultants from Heinen’s.

This program is free and open to all. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

12 26, 2019

Spa Day for teens at Mentor Library

By |2019-12-26T06:00:17-05:00December 26, 2019|

Teens can enjoy a free Spa Day on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Mentor Public Library's Main Branch.

Teens can enjoy a free Spa Day on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Do you know a stressed out teen? Give them an afternoon off, and tell them that they’re invited to our Spa Day at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at our Main Branch.

Teens (ages 11-18) will enjoy warm foot baths, nail polish, face masks and more in a relaxing setting. Refreshments will also be provided.

Our Spa Day is free to attend. Of course, due to limited space, registration is required. You can sign up online or call the library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, we’re hosting several health and wellness programs in January. So if your New Year’s Resolution is to feel better and live healthier, you may want to check out:

  • Kicking the Sugar Habit with registered dietitian Melanie Jatsek at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at our Main Branch. Discover how sugar is hidden in many foods, its effects on the body, and just how addictive sugar really is.
  • Jumpstarting a Healthy Diet with registered dietitian Melinda Wivell at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at our Main Branch. She’ll explain how to find a healthy diet that sticks. She’ll also discuss popular diets like Keto, and talk about their effectiveness and safety. Bring your questions!

You may also enjoy streaming these Great Courses series, which are free to watch with Kanopy and your library card:

 

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