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Our LEAVES of wellness! 


Wellness Volunteer Application (word)

Wellness Volunteer Application (pdf)

To offer a class or activity at the library, please submit a program proposal. You can view our guidelines at the program guidelines pages

Program Proposal (word)

Program proposal (pdf)

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  • ADHD Support Group

    11/21/2019 @ 7:00pm - 8:45pm Offsite Offsite

    Educational presentations on ADHD topics and a time for sharing about experiences.  

  • Walk with a Doc

    11/23/2019 @ 10:00am - 11:00am Meeting Room A Main Branch

    This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is FREE and all are welcome!

    Walks will be held monthly. Presented in partnership with Lotus Health Foundation.

  • Olmsted County Social Workers/ GPS available

    11/26/2019 @ 9:30am - 11:00am Wellness Corner Main Branch

    Social workers available to connect you with community resources and help with accessing services.

  • Warming Center Meet & Greet

    11/26/2019 @ 9:30am - 11:00am Library Lobby Main Branch

    Stop by and get the scoop on the new warming center, opening mid-December. Find out about staying there or how you can help.

  • Rapid HIV Testing

    12/02/2019 @ 9:30am - 3:30pm Meeting Room B Main Branch

    Free, confidential rapid HIV testing to individuals ages 13+. Educational materials and condoms will be available. The first 100 who participate in testing will receive a gift card. 

    Presented by Olmsted County Public Health.


  • Health Screening

    12/03/2019 @ 11:30am - 8:00pm Wellness Corner Main Branch

    Drop-in for non-invasive health screenings: blood pressure check, height/weight, foot check. Ask questions on health topics. Open to anyone. Presented by Winona State University Nursing students.

  • Pharmacy Health Fair

    12/14/2019 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm Group Study Large Main Branch

    Games and health information!

    · Blood pressure checks

    · Diabetes risk assessment

    · Immunizations and poison control info

    Presented by Mayo Clinic Pharmacy interns.


  • The Landing MN's Saturday Supper

    12/14/2019 @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm Auditorium Main Branch

    We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

    The Landing MN, Inc. and its volunteers provide a meal for those facing homelessness through their Saturday Supper event. Join The Landing MN as they distribute supper, snacks, shoes, and other items to friends in need.

  • Taxes for Retirement

    12/16/2019 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm Auditorium Main Branch Registration is required. Registration starts: 06/19/2019 12:00am Registration end: 12/16/2019 12:00pm


    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act took effect in 2018. This $1.5 trillion tax-reduction package fundamentally changes the individual and business tax landscape.

    Some of the tax changes are permanent, while others expire after 2025. Whether you will pay more or less in income taxes depends on a variety of factors unique to your situation. So the more you know about the tax law provisions, the better prepared you will be.

    Are you going to get your share of taxpayer savings?

    • Understand the official new tax reform rules and their impact on your retirement
    • Changes to marginal income tax brackets and the alternative minimum tax
    • Limits on common itemized deductions, such as home mortgage interest and taxes
    • Increases in standard deduction amounts
    • Elimination of personal exemptions
    • Child tax credit rules
    • 529 savings plan enhancements
    • Federal estate and gift tax provisions
    • Additional provisions affecting business owners

     Information will be presented by Nathan Tiarks, Gene Hackett, and Andrew Tiarks of Tiarks, Becker, & Hackett Financial. Space is limited. Please register at 507.356.8357 or online


  • Get Healthy, Go Plant Based!

    12/16/2019 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm Meeting Room B Main Branch

    Are you already committed to a vegan or whole foods, plant based lifestyle or do you want to learn more? Meet up Plant Based Rochester to talk about recipes, cooking techniques and living a plant based lifestyle. 

  • Senior Advocate available

    12/18/2019 @ 10:30am - 12:30pm Wellness Corner Main Branch

    An Olmsted County Senior Advocate, familiar with the long-term care system, will be available to help complete forms, answer questions on medicare, provide assistance to accessing services, and referrals to other agencies.

  • ADHD Support Group

    12/19/2019 @ 7:00pm - 8:45pm Meeting Room B Main Branch

    Educational presentations on ADHD topics and a time for sharing about experiences.