Henry County Public Library

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: A Mini-Conference for Families

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October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Families with Children of All Ages are Welcome at this Day Long Learning Experience

Learning is Important at all ages and stages of life.  To support families in their efforts at lifelong learning the library and its community partners has developed this day long event filled with tips, tricks, and new information about leading a healthy lifestyle.

10 am:  Healthy Snacks

Presented by  Mary Ellen Garrison, Henry County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

     You have heard it said, “You are what you eat.” All of us eat snacks so making them as healthy as possible is important.    Mary Ellen will be sharing valuable information about choosing and creating healthy snacks.


11 am: Healthy Habits

Presented by Lauren Wright RDN, LD, CN and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with North Central District Health Department

Lauren will be speaking on healthy eating and how to develop healthy habits for you and for your children.


Noon:  Lunch Provided by the Henry County Public Library

and a Library Scavenger Hunt for the Whole Family


1 pm: Science & More For Everyone

Presented by Suzanne Banta, Henry County Public Library Youth Services Librarian

Complete fun experiments, activities and more during this interactive workshop that shows you don’t need a science degree or fancy lab equipment to inspire a love of science and learning in your family.

2 pm

Fun Activities with Ms. Suzanne in the Children’s Room

Ms. Suzanne will be taking the younger participants to the kids room for some songs, games, crafts, and more.  While caregivers hear a special presentation on

Important Issues Facing Our Families

Presented by Trooper Steven Dykes of Kentucky State Police Post 5

Trooper Dykes will be discussing the current trends and effects of the opioid crisis on Kentucky and Henry County as well as where to get help.  If time permits he will also share information about cyber bullying including how to recognize sign that your child may be either a victim or victimizing others.

 Attend one workshop or all four. 

Please RSVP by calling 845-5682 to reserve seats for the whole family!

**This program will count toward the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers Christmas For Kids Program.**

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