Friday, July 10, 2020

Southlake Public Library kicks off 2020 with Self-Discovery and Educational Programs

It’s no secret, the Southlake Public Library has always been the hub for impactful educational programs. This New Year, the Library has programs focused on health and wellness, as well as fun filled activities such as celebrating the Lunar New Year. Check out our offerings below.

January
DNA Basics: The Impact of Direct to Consumer DNA Testing
Thursday, January 16 | 6 p.m. | 3CD
Have you ever considered taking a genetic test? The impact of genetic testing goes beyond knowing where your ancestors are from. Your DNA holds a vast ocean of information about you and your health. Learn about the benefits and limitations of genetic testing, what precision medicine is and how DNA is changing society.

Stress Awareness and Management
Thursday, January 23 | 6 p.m. | 3CD
Have you ever asked yourself, how can I lessen the stress I am having? This presentation increases awareness of the health and well-being benefits of physical activity as part of the management and reduction of stress our daily lives.

Lunar New Year Story Time with Southlake Sister Cities
Tuesday, January 28 | 11:15 a.m. | Library
It’s the Year of the Rat and Southlake Sister Cities is hosting a special Chinese New Year Story Time at the Library. Enjoy songs and stories about the New Year as well as fun treats. Best for ages 2-5.

Truth or Trash: Online Health Information
Thursday, January 30 | 6 p.m. | 3CD
With a sea of information available online it can be difficult to know what is the truth and what is trash. In this 45 minute class, learn the barriers to finding quality health information, how to identify truth vs. trash and trusted health resources.

February
Lunar New Year Lantern Workshop & Lantern Walk
Saturday, February 8 | 2-4 p.m. & 6:30-8 p.m. | Southlake Town Hall
It’s the Year of the Rat! Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Rat include 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032… Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Southlake Sister Cities and the Southlake Library as we light up Town Square with light and hope for 2020. First, join us from 2-4 p.m. in Southlake Town Hall for a Lantern Workshop. You can bring your own supplies to make a custom lantern or use our supplies to make a basic lantern. The Lunar New Year Walk through Town Square begins at 6:30 p.m., shortly after sunset. A reception with cake and beverages will be held on the 3rd floor of Southlake Town Hall following the Lantern Walk. This is a free event.