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HPL Health & Wellness Guide-Guía de salud y bienestar de HPL

Use this guide to help our community to further individual and communities’ knowledge of and/or skills related to health literacy, and/or understanding of clinical medical research.

Welcome - Bienvenidos

Hello and Welcome to Hartford Public Library's Health & Wellness Guide. Use this guide to help our community to further individual and communities’ knowledge of and/or skills related to health literacy, and/or understanding of clinical medical research. Use the page tabs on the left hand of this guide for more information. 



Hola y bienvenidos a la Guía de Salud y Bienestar de la Biblioteca Pública de Hartford. Utilice esta guía para ayudar a nuestra comunidad a mejorar el conocimiento y/o las habilidades individuales y comunitarias relacionadas con la alfabetización en salud y/o la comprensión de la investigación médica clínica. Use las pestañas de la página a la izquierda de esta guía para obtener más información.

Creating Well-Being. Together.

This month we are highlighting many of the health and wellness programs at our branches.

Vision to Learn 2024

Health & Wellness inthe Park

Addiction Recovery

On Care Med Station



Self-Care and Wellness Initiative

About Headspace

Subscribe To Headspace


One Pager - Headspace App

Headspace is your lifelong guide to better mental health. We make mental health support accessible to everyone, no matter their background or experience. Through our flagship Headspace app, we provide mindfulness tools for everyday life, including meditations, sleep casts, mindful movement and focus exercises. Our enterprise offerings combine this experience with a human-centered model of care, with coaching, therapy, psychiatry and EAP services under one roof. Our team of experts ranges from mental health clinicians to Emmy award-winning producers and data scientists, working together as one to help millions of people around the world be healthier and more productive. To learn more, please visit

Visit our YouTube channel (@Headspace) to learn “how to Headspace” and sample free meditations and mindfulness exercises.

Headspace is meditation made simple.

  • From waking up and exercising, to eating and sleeping, the Headspace app has 1,000+ hours of exercises to help you live your whole day mindfully.
  • We provide practical mindful-based audio and video exercises, access to a diverse group of secular mindfulness teachers and authentic meditation experts in their fields, all with proven mental health benefits, backed by science.
  • Headspace is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.

What is mindfulness?

It's our ability to be present and free from distraction, fully engaged with whatever task, project, conversation is in front of us, with an open, curious and kind mind.

What is meditation?

Meditation is the training ground for mindfulness. It’s a practice to cultivate awareness and compassion, leading to a calmer, clearer, quieter mind.

We help you look after your mind — bringing benefits to you and those around you.

Mindfulness has many benefits for both mind and body. Headspace has more than 83 research collaborations, more than 50 peer-reviewed studies published, and more than 50 additional studies in progress. Headspace is committed to contributing to the body of scientific knowledge, as it is an important part of demystifying meditation and mindfulness.

One Pager - Headspace App Guide


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Hartford Public Library 

Central Branch:  500 Main Street. Hartford, CT 06103 
Phone: 860-695-6300 | Text: 860-530-4376 | Email: | Chat:
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