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Live Well - December 5, 2017

Live Well @ Your Library
Live Well @ Your Library

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Live Well @ Your Library is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring news, events, and recommended books and materials about wellness and healthy living.

Winter 2017/2018 Issue

In this issue:

Enroll in Healthcare

Covering Wisconsin has you covered! Their friendly staff will help you sign up for health insurance, including: Employer Coverage, Medicare, BadgerCare Plus, and The Marketplace.

Pinney Library - Saturday December 9, 9:00 am-4:30 pm 



Poetry Meditation

Experience the library as a restful retreat while you practice mindful listening to poetry focused on nature and gratitude. Breathe and let the stress of the day melt away to the resonant, mellifluous voice of our host, Melvin Hinton. Mr. Hinton produces and hosts Radio Literature on WORT-FM/HD Radio. He has directed theater, toured with a gospel music ensemble, appeared at the Overture Center, and taught Spanish, French, and English at multiple universities both domestically and abroad. Bring your yoga mat if you like.

Sequoya Library - Wednesday January 24, 7:00 pm


Upcoming Events

Find a complete event listing in our [../../calendar/search]Calendar.

BadgerCare+ Enrollment
Get 1:1 assistance with enrolling in BadgerCare+, a health care coverage program for low-income Wisconsin residents.
Central Library - Wednesdays, 11:00 am (see library website for 2018 schedule)
West Madison Senior Center Lunches
Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8
Meadowridge Library - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, noon (see library website for full schedule)​
Yoga Sprouts
Join Yoga Sprouts instructor, Katie Muschlewski, for a fun class. For children ages 2-5 years old. This is an interactive class for child and caregiver. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child.
Central Library - Saturdays December 2, 16, January 6, 20, February 3, 17, 10:00 am
Car Seat Safety Presentation
Learn about car seat safety with UW Safe Kids. 
Meadowridge Library - Mondays December 4, 11, 6:00 pm
Little Yoga
For ages 2 & up. Please register online for each class individually to ensure a spot. Drop-in spots available on a first come first served basis.
Pinney Library - Wednesdays December 6, 13, 20, 17, 10:00 am
De-Stress with Yoga
Just in time for the busy holiday season, join instructor Katie of Lotus Roots Kundalini Yoga in a 75 minute introductory level Kundalini Yoga class for adults. Register online.
Pinney Library - Thursday December 7, 7:00 pm [register]
Goodman South Madison Library - Friday December 29, 7:00 pm [register]
Family Yoga
Join Yoga Sprouts Instructor, Katie Muschlewski for a fun class. For children and caregivers of all ages! Please bring a towel or yoga mat for you and your child. No experience necessary.
Goodman South Madison Library - Thursday December 28, 10:30 am [register]
Yoga & Mindfulness with Katie Muschlewski
We are the most kind when we are our best selves. Learn basic yoga poses and meditation practices you can use everyday for a calmer, kinder you. Children 8 and up.
Alicia Ashman Library - Friday January 5, 3:30 pm
Movement in Your World: Family Dance
Join Madison Ballet for a fun Creative Movement experience for the whole family! In this 30 minute class, children (ages 2-5) and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Exercises will focus on body awareness, motor skills and individual expression through movement. Register by phone at 246-4547 or online beginning Monday, January 8.
Lakeview Library, Mondays January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 10:30 am


New Books

Cancer What You Need to Know: Overcome the 10 Common Mistakes Patients Make
by Stephen A. Rosenberg

Dr. Stephen Rosenberg's book, Cancer What You Need to Know, is the definitive guide for patients and families touched by cancer. Information surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in books or on the Internet is often overwhelming for patients and family members. To empower patients and loved ones, Dr. Rosenberg, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, decided to write a book on issues surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In this book, Dr. Rosenberg identifies the 10 common mistakes patients and families make and how to overcome them. His clear and concise writing makes complicated medical terms and concepts easy to understand. If you or a loved one has been touched by cancer, you need this easy to understand resource. For more information please visit Dr. Rosenberg's website at

The How Not to Die Cookbook : 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease
by Michael Greger and Gene Stone

From Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM, the physician behind the trusted and wildly popular website, and author of the New York Times bestselling book How Not to Die, comes a beautifully-designed, comprehensive cookbook complete with more than 120 recipes for delicious, life-saving, plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages.


T is for Transformation: Unleash the 7 Superpowers to Help You Dig Deeper, Feel Stronger & Live Your Best Life
By Shaun T

The fitness celebrity discusses his life and the struggles he endured, emphasizing the need to overcome mental obstacles to achieve wellness, and detailing seven principles that can guide success.


Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
by Matthew P. Walker

The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert--Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab--reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better. Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer's, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses.