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Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, February 13 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion January 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, January 18 at 7:00 P.M.  in the Community Room to discuss:



Go set a watchman by Harper Lee. Scout's homecoming to Maycomb to visit her father becomes a struggle when personal and political issues involving Atticus, her small Alabama town and society at large challenge her own beliefs.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, January 16 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

The saga continues in a galaxy far, far away on December 18. Until then, stop by the display to check out Stars Wars past and present and may the force be with you.

Ultimate Star Wars by written by Patricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace, Ryder Windham

Star wars trilogy. Episodes I-III [videodisc] by Lucasfilm Ltd. ; 20th Century Fox ; produced by Rick McCallum ; written and directed by George Lucas

Star wars trilogy. Episodes IV-VI [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox ; Lucasfilm, Ltd. ; produced by Gary Kurtz ; written and directed by George Lucas

Star Wars: the essential reader's companion by Pablo Hidalgo ; illustrations by Jeff Carlisle

The making of the empire strikes back: the definitive story by J. Rinzler

200th Anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma. Stop by our display and check out All Things Austen!

Emma: a modern retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

The Jane Austen Quilt Club: a novel by Ann Hazelwood

Jane Austen's first love by Syrie James

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Jane Austen's England by Roy and Lesley Adkins

Undressing Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos

Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen ; foreword by Cathleen Schine

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know Americans consume 20 teaspoons of sugar a day? Too much sugar in your diet can lead to an assortment of health issues including diabetes. Almost 10 % of the population in the U.S. is diabetic. In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, here's some food for thought.

 

Sugar smart express: the 21-day quick-start plan to stop cravings, lose weight, and still enjoy the sweets you love! by Anne Alexander, editor at large for Prevention and New York times bestselling author of The sugar smart diet ; with Julia VanTine ; foreword by Holly Phillips, MD, CBS news medical correspondent

JJ Virgin's sugar impact diet cookbook: 150 low-sugar recipes to help you lose up to 10 pounds in just 2 weeks by J.J. Virgin, CNS, CHFS ; New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet

The addictocarb diet: avoid the 9 highly addictive carbs while eating anything else you want by Bruce Roseman, M.D

Bentley, the world's largest dog?

Great Danes are a big breed, but Bentley could be the world's largest dog. A family in Throop, PA is in the process of applying for that status in the Guinness World Records book. Standing tall at 38 inches, 5 year-old Bentley weighs 228 pounds. He has a great parlor trick too; getting ice cubes from the fridge's ice maker.

[Photo shared by WNEP.com]

Alice in Wonderland 150th Anniversary

In 1865, Lewis Carroll published one of the most beloved stories of all time, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The tale of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a strange world of fantastical characters and adventure. A hundred and fifty years later, Alice continues to inspire popular culture and literature. Join us on November 3 at 2:00 PM in the Community Room for fun games and crafts to commemorate the 150th anniversary. The Lewis Carroll Society of North America has a listing of worldwide events and exhibits. Check out all things Alice at our Mad Hatter tea party display!

Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there by Lewis Carroll ; introduction by Charlie Lovett ; illustrated by John Tenniel

Alice's adventures in Wonderland, decoded by David Day

26th Annual Tail Wagger's Bowl

Love to bowl? Love to help animals? The 26th Annual Tail Wagger's Bowl fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Woodland Lanes in Livonia. Tail Wagger's is a non-profit organization that provides affordable preventative and wellness clinic services for pets. They also accept donations and offers the area's only pet food assistance pantry. Please register by November 1 online or call Tail Wagger's (734-855-4077) to save your spot.  





Special Needs Storytime

Please join us on Saturday, November 21 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:



Leaving time by Jodi Picoult. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother's whereabouts.

Celebrating Learning Disabilities Month

"It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum." - Temple Grandin



A parent's guide to high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: how to meet the challenges and help your child thrive by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, James C. McPartland

Unlocked: a family emerging from the shadows of autism by Susan Levin ; afterword by Donna Gates

Understanding Autism: The Essential Guide for Parents by Williams, Katrina/ Roberts, Jacqueline

When Fraser met Billy: an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections by Louise Booth

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Susan Love's breast book by Susan M. Love, M.D. with Elizabeth Love and Karen Lindsey ; illustrations by Marcia Williams

The new generation breast cancer book: how to navigate your diagnosis and treatment options—and remain optimistic—in an age of information overload by Elisa Port, MD, FACS, Chief of Breast Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Co-director of the Dubin Breast Center

Turning off breast cancer: a personalized approach to nutrition and detoxification in prevention and healing by Daniella Chace, MS, CN

Pilates for breast cancer survivors: a guide to recovery, healing, and wellness by Naomi Aaronson, Ann Marie Turo

The silver lining: a supportive and insightful guide to breast cancer by Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW ; photographs by Elizabeth Messina

Macarthur Genius Grant Winner Ta-Nehisi Coates

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and institutions committed to building a better world. The Fellows Program recently announced the 2015 "Genius Grant" recipients who had shown extraordinary dedication and originality to their creative pursuits. One of the winners is national correspondent of The Atlantic and author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, of the bestselling book about race relations, Between the World and Me.