Thursday, September 29, 2016

Library Programs for October!

So pleased to be hosting a talk by celebrated author Katrina Kenison on Thursday October 20th! But until then we've got lots of wonderful programs. Please join us!

Wednesday October 12th at 7:00 pm
Essential Oils 101 with Heidi Schultz

Are you hearing the buzz about essential oils and want to learn how to use them to support your mental, emotional and physical wellness? Have you tried essential oils but want to understand how to choose quality oils and integrate them into your wellness routine? Join Heidi Schultz for this informative class. Heidi Schultz began her wellness journey as a pre-teen, when she was labeled with an inflammatory arthritic condition that could not be explained. Almost thirty years later, she was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease, causing years of pain, inflammation, and other debilitating symptoms. In her journey to treat her condition, Heidi has explored many alternative therapies, which include the use of essential oils, to manage her symptoms. Heidi received a Masters of Health Administration/MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994, and has created a life dedicated to balance and healing, which consists of yoga practice, good nutrition and wellness support. Heidi recently completed 60 hours of herbal instruction with Blue Crow Botanicals. Free and open to all.

Thursday October 20th at 12:30 pm
Books Sandwiched In

Join us to discuss this month’s book club choice, Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick. Bring your lunch!

Thursday October 20th at 7:00 pm
Moments of Seeing: Reflections from an Ordinary Life with Katrina Kenison

In this long-awaited collection of essays from her popular blog, Katrina Kenison gives voice to the simple joys and private longings of women everywhere. Here are the deeply felt and beautifully articulated moments of life as it is really lived – family dinners, the poignant arrivals and departures of growing children, the triumphs and tumult of parenting, the ups and downs of friendship, the challenges of marriage, the delicate balance between solitude and intimacy, the fleeting beauty of the seasons, the death of loved ones, the march of time. Join us as we welcome Katrina Kenison, who will read from her latest work. Ms. Kenison is the author of three books tracing the seasons of a woman’s life, perhaps best known for The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir. From 1990 until 2006, Kenison was the series editor of The Best American Short Stories, published annually by Houghton Mifflin. The mother of two grown sons, she lives with her husband in rural New Hampshire. Her YouTube video The Gift of an Ordinary Day has been viewed more than two million times. Free and open to all.

Thursday October 27th at 7:00 pm
From Blue Ribbon to Code Blue with Jennifer Field

In 1992, as Jennifer Field lay in a coma after a near-fatal car accident, one doctor after another said she would never walk, or talk, or be able to take care of herself again. But Jennifer and her mother believed something different. They never gave up hope that Jennifer would regain a normal life. And she did. This memoir, told in interweaving stories by Jennifer and her mother, Joanne Field, follows Jennifer’s journey from world-class equestrian to trauma patient to world-class survivor. “My opinion is that you can never think your injury and disease has won,” writes Jennifer, who was a high school student and Olympic hopeful before the car crash that nearly took her life. Her training in the riding ring, her discipline, and her competitive spirit kept her focused on her recovery. As did her mother, who was steadfast in seeking out the treatments and therapies that would help Jennifer regain her life. “Maybe I was living in false hope,” Joanne writes, “but it paid off.”
From Blue Ribbon to Code Blue is the story of a mother who refused to give up and a daughter who defied the odds through guts and determination. This is a compelling narrative threaded with memories from people who helped along the way—medical professionals, friends, and family. It’s a great tribute to the human spirit and the power of love. Jennifer Field, a magna cum laude graduate of Wheaton College, is a sought-after motivational speaker for corporate, nonprofit, medical, and academic audiences across the country. She is the president of the J. Field Foundation, which focuses on providing aid, hope, and inspiration to families of brain injury victims, and writes a monthly inspirational newsletter. Free and open to all.

From the Children’s Room
Jennifer Wood, Children’s Librarian

Tuesday October 4th 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lego Club

Join us for a free build session here at the library. We provide the Legos, you provide the creativity. All ages welcome!

October Art Series with Melody Russell

Melody Russell will be teaching 3 classes this October. Each class is limited to 12 students so sign up is required for each class.
          October 11th @ 3:30 Zentangles
          October 18th @ 3:30 Contour Drawing
          October 25th @ 3:30 Animal Portraits

Wednesday October 12th 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tween/Teen Advisory Board

Join us! We will be working together to find out what we should add to the collection and what programs you want to see at the library. This is your chance to have a say in how things work! This group is for ages 10-18 yrs old. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person please feel free to join the email list and give your input and feedback through email.

Wednesday October 19th 6 pm – 8 pm
Family Game Night with Pizza!

Space is limited. Please sign up to reserve your spot and your pizza! A variety of snacks and games will be provided. You may also bring your own. All ages welcome!

Monday October 3rd and October 17th @ 3:30pm
Paws to Read with Coffee

Come by the library and practice your reading with Coffee the Chihuahua! Coffee, a registered reading therapy dog, loves when kids practice their reading with him or tell him stories.  Also, if you bring 3 non-perishable items for the Food Pantry, you get to choose a free stuffed animal graciously donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys!

Every Thursday @ 10:30 Family Storytime

This storytime is open to all ages. Come listen to some stories and sing some songs!

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