Library Column for January 14, 2022

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The library Icebox Days programming is an outdoor scavenger hunt downtown. Stop by the library before 3pm on Saturday to pick up your hunt and return by 8pm on Tuesday, January 18th for a prize. Limit of one prize per family.

A Friends of the Library book sale will be held on Saturday, January 15th from 11 am – 1pm. All sales by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends support of library programming. Stop by and see what is available.

The library has a lot of cookbooks. If you are looking to eat healthier, have more fun in the kitchen or just add a new recipe or two to your repetoire then stop by and see what we’ve got. If you are looking to make 2022 a healthier year then try the new The Perennial Kitchen by Beth Dooley for a wide range of recipes for a healthy future or Fitness for Every Body by Meg Boggs to be ‘strong, confident and empowered at any size.’

Raised in the Kitchen by Carrian Cheney is a great title for families as it provides recipes and ideas for spending time with children in the kitchen, building their confidence and independence cooking.

Those with a small kitchen will surely want to look at The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook for ‘strategies and recipes for creating amazing meals in small spaces’ by Anne Mahle.

After the last two years, we might all need a book like Saving Grace by Kirsten Powers. The book seeks to help us ‘speak your truth, stay centered, and learn to coexist with people who drive you nuts.’ Ms. Powers is a policital analyst who seeks to us all navigate the toxic division in our culture without compromising our convictions or our emotional well-being. We can all probably use a little guidance on re-connecting with our communities and being generous and loving to one another.

Another new book about friendship is Better You, Better Friends: A whole new approach to friendship by Glenda Shaw. This book focuses on how to know what conflicts are stressing a friendship and when to work at it and when to let it go.

If you are wanting to view the world from another’s perspective the bestselling book How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith might be one to try. This book is ‘a reckoning with the history of slavery across America,’ by a staff writer at the Atlantic.

And if you want to read about health issues and options then one of these might be helpful. Navigating Life with Chronic Pain by Robert Lavin, Floating in the Deep End: how caregivers can see beyond Alzheimer’s by Patti Davis or The Problem of Alzheimer’s by Jason Karlawish.

The library will be closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday. The library is regularly open Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm, Thursday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday 10 am – 3 pm.

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