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Nancy's notes - September 18, 2014

Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave and Rachel Ramsey, Positive, a memoir by Paige Rawl, The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin, PhD.

This week has been a good time to read. Reruns are still on television and it’s too wet and cool for some of the favorite summer activities. If you are settling into a fall routine add our book club to the calendar. We meet at noon on the fourth Thursday of each month at the library. 

If you’ve wondered how to educate your children on money related issues try, Smart Money Smart Kids,by Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel. The financial experts   will help parents know how to teach their children ways to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into larger issues like avoiding debt for life and paying cash for college Dave and Rachel present a common-sense approach.
Bullying has become a huge issue in the past few years. We have recently purchased, Positive, a memoir written by Paige Rawl. Paige has been HIV positive since birth, but growing up she never felt like her illness defined her. One day in middle school, she told a friend about her HIV-positive status and within hours the bullying began. From that moment forward Paige was never sure when or from where the next text, taunt, or hateful message would come. Then one night, desperate for escape, fifteen-year-old Paige found herself in her bathroom staring at a bottle of sleeping pills. But instead of ending her life she started a new beginning by choosing action and compassion over complacency and cruelty.
Today’s technology is drowning us with a deluge of data. At the same time, we’re expected to make more and faster decisions about our lives.  Somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time.

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