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Healthy Living Suite

PGCMLS fosters the wellbeing of our community by connecting you to trusted health information resources, programs, and opportunities. Through the Healthy Living page, we hope our community will gain access to pathways towards a balanced mind and body. All of the healthy living resources on this page are intended to support individuals in making informed and empowered decisions about their health and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.

There are many National wellness weeks and months throughout the year. For example:

  • February: African Heritage and Health Week 
  • March: National Nutrition Month
  • April: National Minority Health Month
  • May: Mental Health Month
  • June: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
  • August: National Immunization Awareness Month
  • September: Suicide Prevention Month
  • October: Mental Illness Awareness Week 
  • November: American Diabetes Month

children's mental health matters

OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, all free with your Prince George's County Memorial Library System library card. Check out up to 10 items per customer, checked out at any time.

Access to nearly 300 consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Prevention, and Vegetarian Times.

Experience over 150 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors from the Great Courses Library Collection, including their Health, Fitness and Nutrition collection.

Live and on-demand classes and videos promoting well-being and personal development.

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

OverDrive’s collection offers hundreds of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks on physical and mental wellness. Access materials on your computer or through the Libby app.

Sports Team Partnerships

Healthy Living Booklists

Additional PGCMLS Pages

Featured Videos

Guided Meditation

An easy guided meditation designed to be calming, stress-reducing, and to promote personal connection.

Community Conversations: Let’s Talk about Mental Health!

Join special guest Stacy L. Smith from National Alliance on Mental Illness as we discuss one of the most prevalent topics among our community: Mental Health. September spotlights Suicide Awareness and Prevention and October spotlights Mental Illness Awareness Week (Sun 4th Oct - Sat 10th Oct 2020) Today's conversation will provide our community with resources on seeking help and helping others.

Readers Advisory: Mental Health

Library staff and special guests convene weekly to share book recommendations and chat all things books!

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Children and Teens

Tiffany Thomas from the Mental Health Association of MD joins us to discuss youth mental health, suicide prevention, and local resources.

Health and Wellness Resource Fair

Looking for info on Health and Wellness? Explore great library resources that you may not have known about!

Head Games: Teen Gaming and Mental Health

Hear from a licensed counselor and Esports commentator about supporting your mental health while gaming.

Yoga for Kids

PGCMLS Yoga for Kids returns, just online this time! Kids and their families are invited to join a fun yoga class from home with Miss Kathryn who leads Yoga at the Bowie Branch. Kids and families welcome.

Yoga and Healthy Living Ep. 1

Learn new tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy lifestyle through yoga ! Taught by Joy Levine. Thursday at noon, Jan 14, 21, 28, and Feb 4. No experience necessary.