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August 19, 2016 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “The ABCs of Vitamin D” from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available.

Speaking at the Herrick Library will be Kathy Quinn, library director. She will discuss the role of Vitamin D in our bodies. She also will discuss the pros and cons of how our bodies receive Vitamin D, including diet, supplements and through our skin. “Vitamin D is a popular topic in the news,” said Quinn. “It helps your body absorb calcium, one of the main building blocks of bone. It also has a role in nerve, muscle and immune systems.”

Quinn, with a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in the Chicago area, has served as director of the Herrick Library since 2007.


The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit

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