Health & Wellness

The Library has returned to in-person programs.

Many of the Library’s programs and events returned to in-person! Check the detailed event listings for more information.

Many of our events require registration.  Registration opens for Mahwah cardholders four weeks before the date of the event.Those without a Mahwah Library card are welcome to register two weeks before the event.

June 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wednesday June 1
Thursday June 2
Friday June 3
Saturday June 4
Sunday June 5
Monday June 6
Tuesday June 7
Wednesday June 8
Thursday June 9
Friday June 10
Saturday June 11
Sunday June 12
Monday June 13
Tuesday June 14
Wednesday June 15
Thursday June 16
Friday June 17
Saturday June 18
Sunday June 19
Monday June 20
Tuesday June 21
Wednesday June 22
Thursday June 23
Friday June 24
Saturday June 25
Sunday June 26
Monday June 27
  • 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Summer Yoga for Kids
    5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

    Stretch your imagination and your body! We will learn basic yoga poses, create a story, and have fun! Simple breathing techniques and guided visualizations are also taught. Yoga is a great way to bring calm and focus into your child’s life through movement and breath. Parents are welcome to join in. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Yoga mats are encouraged but not required.

Tuesday June 28
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday June 29
Thursday June 30

July 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Friday July 1
Saturday July 2
Sunday July 3
Monday July 4
Tuesday July 5
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 6
Thursday July 7
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Little Bookworms: Yoga Story Time + Craft
    10:30 am – 11:00 am

    For ages 18 months – 5 years. Come explore the wondrous world of stories with Bendy Bookworm Yoga. Feed your child’s curiosity and joyful energy as we play, imagine, and learn together! After Yoga, there will be a fun craft.

    July 7: Sea Shell Craft

    August 4: Hermit Crab Craft

    ***Children will participate in Bendy Bookworm Yoga at their own risk. Bendy Bookworm Yoga, LLC is not responsible or liable for any injury or harm a child may sustain as a result of their participation in the Little Bookworms Yoga program.***

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday July 8
Saturday July 9
Sunday July 10
Monday July 11
  • 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Summer Yoga for Kids
    5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

    Stretch your imagination and your body! We will learn basic yoga poses, create a story, and have fun! Simple breathing techniques and guided visualizations are also taught. Yoga is a great way to bring calm and focus into your child’s life through movement and breath. Parents are welcome to join in. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Yoga mats are encouraged but not required.

Tuesday July 12
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 13
Thursday July 14
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Bendy Bookworms: Yoga Story Time + Craft
    10:30 am – 11:15 am

    For grades K-3. Get your child moving AND spark their creativity in this Yoga and Craft after school program. Children will learn funky yoga poses that will promote a lifelong love of reading and healthy lifestyle habits. In this class we use our bodies and our Imaginations.

    July 14: Jellyfish Suncatcher Craft

    August 11: Make Your Own Aquarium

    ***Children will participate in Bendy Bookworm Yoga at their own risk. Bendy Bookworm Yoga, LLC is not responsible or liable for any injury or harm a child may sustain as a result of their participation in the Little Bookworms Yoga program.***

  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Building Better-for-you Smoothies!
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Come join Melissa Dawson, the Dietitian at the ShopRite of Ramsey in making fun and nutritious smoothies, while learning about the benefits of healthy snacking!

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday July 15
Saturday July 16
Sunday July 17
Monday July 18
  • 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Summer Yoga for Kids
    5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

    Stretch your imagination and your body! We will learn basic yoga poses, create a story, and have fun! Simple breathing techniques and guided visualizations are also taught. Yoga is a great way to bring calm and focus into your child’s life through movement and breath. Parents are welcome to join in. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Yoga mats are encouraged but not required.

Tuesday July 19
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant Cancelled
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 20
Thursday July 21
Friday July 22
Saturday July 23
Sunday July 24
Monday July 25
  • 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Summer Yoga for Kids
    5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

    Stretch your imagination and your body! We will learn basic yoga poses, create a story, and have fun! Simple breathing techniques and guided visualizations are also taught. Yoga is a great way to bring calm and focus into your child’s life through movement and breath. Parents are welcome to join in. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Yoga mats are encouraged but not required.

Tuesday July 26
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 27
Thursday July 28
Friday July 29
Saturday July 30
Sunday July 31

August 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday August 1
Tuesday August 2
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant Cancelled
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 3
Thursday August 4
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Little Bookworms: Yoga Story Time + Craft
    10:30 am – 11:00 am

    For ages 18 months – 5 years. Come explore the wondrous world of stories with Bendy Bookworm Yoga. Feed your child’s curiosity and joyful energy as we play, imagine, and learn together! After Yoga, there will be a fun craft.

    July 7: Sea Shell Craft

    August 4: Hermit Crab Craft

    ***Children will participate in Bendy Bookworm Yoga at their own risk. Bendy Bookworm Yoga, LLC is not responsible or liable for any injury or harm a child may sustain as a result of their participation in the Little Bookworms Yoga program.***

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday August 5
Saturday August 6
Sunday August 7
Monday August 8
Tuesday August 9
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 10
Thursday August 11
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Bendy Bookworms: Yoga Story Time + Craft
    10:30 am – 11:15 am

    For grades K-3. Get your child moving AND spark their creativity in this Yoga and Craft after school program. Children will learn funky yoga poses that will promote a lifelong love of reading and healthy lifestyle habits. In this class we use our bodies and our Imaginations.

    July 14: Jellyfish Suncatcher Craft

    August 11: Make Your Own Aquarium

    ***Children will participate in Bendy Bookworm Yoga at their own risk. Bendy Bookworm Yoga, LLC is not responsible or liable for any injury or harm a child may sustain as a result of their participation in the Little Bookworms Yoga program.***

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday August 12
Saturday August 13
Sunday August 14
Monday August 15
  • 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Blood Drive
    1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    You’re Somebody’s Type O- O+ A- A+ B- B+ AB- AB+

    Donate blood! People can’t live without it!Did you know there is no substitute for human blood and each donation can help save up to three lives?

    2 seconds: How often someone needs blood

    56 days: How often you can donate blood

    45 minutes to 1 hour: How long it usually takes to donate blood

    Saving a life is priceless! Please give blood!

    Please bring phot ID or your NYBC donor card. Eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

    Appointments encouraged at

    https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/304398

    or by text: (917) 699-9073.Walk-ins welcome! Snacks for all donors! Masks recommended!

Tuesday August 16
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 17
Thursday August 18
Friday August 19
Saturday August 20
Sunday August 21
Monday August 22
Tuesday August 23
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 24
Thursday August 25
Friday August 26
Saturday August 27
Sunday August 28
Monday August 29
Tuesday August 30
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant Cancelled
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 31

September 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Thursday September 1
Friday September 2
Saturday September 3
Sunday September 4
Monday September 5
Tuesday September 6
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday September 7
Thursday September 8
Friday September 9
Saturday September 10
Sunday September 11
Monday September 12
Tuesday September 13
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday September 14
Thursday September 15
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mahwah Health Series: The Newest Techniques to Treat Your Varicose Veins
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Did you spend your summer feeling conscious about your varicose and spider veins? Now is your chance to learn the newest techniques and options to finally treat your varicose and spider veins.

    Speaker: Daniel Char, MD, FACS

    Registration is by calling 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or online by going tohttps://www.valleyhealth.com/eventsIf after you register, you need to cancel please email us at CommunityHealth @ValleyHealth.com.In light of current circumstances, The Valley Hospital will use Zoom to hold this seminar virtually. You will receive a reminder e-mail the day before the event with the link to join the virtual meeting as well as step-by-step instructions on how to join.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday September 16
Saturday September 17
Sunday September 18
Monday September 19
Tuesday September 20
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The world is a hectic place (even more so now), meditation has been known to reduce stress, relieve pain, and recharge mind and body. Many people are enjoying the benefits of meditation: companies like Google, Proctor and Gamble, Target, General Mills, organizations like the United States Marine Corp, the Chicago Bulls (under Coach Phil Jackson), some public schools, and even a U.S. Congressman. Leena Unnikrishnan and Nirmal Mukhi have over 20 years experience practicing Sahaja Meditation. No registration is necessary.

Wednesday September 21
Thursday September 22
Friday September 23
Saturday September 24
Sunday September 25
Monday September 26
Tuesday September 27
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday September 28
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Salad: More Than Just Iceberg Lettuce
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    A good, healthy salad can be something other than iceberg lettuce. Join Amy Kanarek as she prepares a quick tasty salad and dressing using fresh ingredients.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom.

Thursday September 29
Friday September 30

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