Library News for October 17, 2017
Come and enjoy the beautiful piano works of beloved legendary greats such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and George Gershwin on Wednesday, October 18th at 12:00 p.m. in the library’s Cumberland Meeting Room. Our own fine pianist, Annetta Deck, will bring this music to life in what she calls A Rapsody of Classics Concert. Admission is FREE!
On Thursday, October 19th at 12:00 p.m. in the same room, join us as we present Felicia Keyes from Crab Orchard in her debut concert featuring a selection of gospel and country music.
Kristine L. Soly, MD, FACC, from the Holistic Cardiology Learning Center, will present a free health seminar entitled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: Getting the Pain to Go Away on Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Come learn about what causes these disorders, how you can be appropriately diagnosed, and what you can do to holistically manage your symptoms.
Great New Books! (All Non-Fiction This Time)
Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon by Henry Marsh
An international bestseller, Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Following the publication of his celebrated New York Times bestseller Do No Harm, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In Admissions he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. Reflecting on what forty years of handling the human brain has taught him, Marsh finds a different purpose in life as he approaches the end of his professional career and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.
The Chicago Cubs: the Story of a Curse by Rich Cohen
This is a captivating blend of reportage and memoir exploring the history of the Chicago Cubs. When Rich Cohen was eight years old, his father took him to see a Cubs game. On the way out of the park, his father asked him to make a promise. “Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win,” he explained, “and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations. That team will screw up your life.” As a result, Cohen became not just a Cubs fan but one of the biggest Cubs fans in the world. In this book, he captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days. A mix of memoir, reporting, history and baseball theology, this book, forty years in the making, has never been written because it never could be―only with the 2016 World Series can the true arc of the story finally be understood.
Grant by Ron Chernow
Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero.” Chernow’s probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.
Libraries = Information!
Here are some guidelines for effective parent child relationships: 1) Set aside time on a regular basis to do something fun with your child. 2) Both parents should have an equal share in the responsibility of discipline as much as possible. 3) Remember that your behavior serves as a model for your children’s behavior. 4) Make it as clear as possible what the child is to expect if he or she performs the undesirable behavior. 5) It is not enough to say, “Your room is messy.” Messy should be specified, like: “You’ve left dirty clothes on the floor, dirty plates on your desk, and your bed is not made.” 6) Reward desirable behavior as much as possible.
Stingy Schobel Says . . .
Get reimbursed for ATM fees. Most online banks and some traditional banks will reimburse you for fees incurred when you use another bank’s ATM. But you have to ask. It could be a savings of up to $4.50 per transaction.
Quackers Joke of the Week!
Q. What kind of nails do carpenters hate to hit?
Tuesday, August 22, 2017