Nancy's Notes - January 22, 2009
We have stayed quite busy at the library during all the recent storms. When people can't leave town or go out they like to have a good book or video. The library has closed early on a couple of the evenings when the snow was piling up and the winds were blowing. You might want to call ahead in inclement weather to check our hours for that particular day.
Annette Synder from Wright Medical Center has volunteered to hold a short presentation on Saturday, January 31. She will stress nutrition for a healthy heart. February is Heart Awareness month so this will give you a chance to turn over a new leaf in the new year and improve your diet. There is no charge or pre-registration, simply show up at the library by 10:30 that morning.
This week we received the book, "Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets"-about the family of Jon and Kate Gosselin. If you don't have cable you may not know they are probably the hottest show on TLC. This is the most requested book we've had, other than the Twilight series, in quite some time. The couple had fertility problems and received In Vitro fertilization to become parents. They delivered twins with their first attempt. Kate decided she wanted just one more child so the twins could have another sibling. They once again had In Vitro and became the surprised parents of sextuplets only three years later. The book discusses their decision to risk Kate's health and the chance of survival of the babies by not using selective reduction. They also have many pictures as well as a glance inside their everyday life.
As long as we're talking about parenting, you might want to read "I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Parent" by E.D. Hill. The book was written to help you raise responsible, confident, successful children. The author states, "No one can be a perfect parent, but anyone can be a very good parent if willing to take the time and make the sacrifice it requires." The book will encourage you to reclaim control and meet the needs of your children. The author sites real-life examples and gives practical advice the importance of manners, handling tantrum, giving allowances, sportsmanship, clothing issues, and more.
My final book of nonfiction today is "Conquering Stroke" by Valerie Greene. The author is a stroke survivor whose recovery surpassed the most optimistic expectations. At age thirty-one, Greene was paralyzed by a stroke which left the left side of her body useless robbing her of speech and most of her hearing. Doctors predicted that she would never walk or talk again. Using a combination of medical treatments and determination, she achieved a 90% recovery. She now uses her knowledge of the illness to inspire stroke survivors and act as an advocate for potential stroke victims.
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