Winter Wellness programs offered at St. Paul libraries

St. Paul Public Library will host several programs to help encourage the community to embrace winter with laughter, meditation and warm mugs of tea. Programs are free and all are welcome.

Tea 101 with TeaSource will explore the many different types of teas—black, dark, oolong, yellow, green, and white tea—and samples will be provided at each event. Tea 101 programs will be held at Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W Minnehaha Ave., Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m.; at Dayton’s Bluff Library, 645 E. Seventh Street, Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m.; and at St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave., Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.

Participants are invited to discover how meditation can improve concentration and relaxation. Arvind Naik will present simple, powerful meditation techniques to reduce stress. These Meditation for Healthy Living programs will be held at Rondo Community Library, 461 N. Dale St., Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m.; at Arlington Hills Library, 1200 Payne Ave., Thursday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m.; and at George Latimer Central Library, 90 W. Fourth St., Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m.

Laughter Yoga programs are designed to invite more joy, play and well-being into the daily routine. Laughter Yoga does not include any physical asanas and can be practiced by anyone who is willing to be a little bit silly. These programs will be presented by certified Laughter Yoga leader and holistic life coach Katy Taylor at Riverview Library, 1 E. George St., Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m.; at Rice Street Library, 1011 Rice St., Tuesdays, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m.; and at Hayden Heights Library, 1456 White Bear Ave., Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2:30 p.m.

Please call 651-266-7000 for more information, or visit

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