Library News Article for February 20
As Heart Month is underway, we’ve got a few suggestions for getting and keeping in shape. They’re dubbed “Life’s Simple 7” by the American Heart Association and involve: eating better, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, quitting tobacco, managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol and reducing blood sugar. The Library has numerous books to help in all these areas. Come check them out.
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Great New Books
Leftover in China by Roseann Lake
Part critique of China’s paternalistic ideals, part playful portrait of the romantic travails of China’s trailblazing women and their well-meaning parents who are anxious to see their daughters in traditional wedlock, Leftover in China focuses on the lives of four women to show how these “leftovers”-women who have decided to postpone or not marry at all-are the linchpin to china’s future.
Wallis in Love by Andrew Morton
Acclaimed biographer Morton offers a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne, in all her vibrancy and brazenness. This book goes beyond Wallis’s infamous persona and reveals a complex, domineering woman striving to determine her own fate and grapple with matters of the heart.
Our Damaged Democracy by Joseph A Califano
This authoritative and passionate primer on the three branches of government reveals the changes-political, cultural, constitutional, technological, institutional - that render our government completely dysfunctional, and the urgent need to fix our democracy before it’s too late. The longer we wait to fix these problems, the more dangerous our situation will become. This book is the rallying cry we need to get our country back on track.
White Houses by Amy Bloom
This is a love story inspired by one of the most intriguing relationships in history- between Eleanor Roosevelt and “first friend” Lorena Hickok. From Washington, D.C. to Hyde Park, from a little white house on Long Island to an apartment on Manhattan’s Washington Square, Amy Bloom’s new novel moves elegantly through fascinating places and times, written in compelling prose and with emotional depth, wit, and acuity.
Poison by John Lescroart
Lescroart never ceases to amaze his fans. The wit, the timing, the dialogue-everything combines to give this author yet another bestseller and provide readers with a fast-paced, memorable thriller. With its razor-sharp dialogue, intricate plotting and relentless pacing, Poison is a nail-biter that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman
The #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of the psychological thriller makes all the right moves in this novel of spellbinding suspense. Alex Delaware is called upon to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. As the investigation ensues, it becomes clear that this well-to-do suburban enclave has its share of curious eyes, suspicious minds, and loose lips. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, there’s enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins, including the deadliest.
Satisfying social network may be one key to healthy aging. A study out of Northwestern University looked at a group of so-called SuperAgers—that is, individuals 80 and older with cognitive abilities of people in their 50’s and 60’s. In general, the SuperAgers reported having more satisfying relationships than their “average” peers in the control group. The researchers concluded that maintaining positive and trusting friendships could be the key to a sharper memory and a slower decline in cognitive function as we age.
Stingy Schobel Says---
You could save a good deal of money on your next car or truck by saying no-thanks to the built in navigation system. Most automakers are integrating Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software into their vehicles. You connect your phone with a USB cord to your car’s infotainment system, and driving appropriate apps appear on the car’s infotainment screen. In addition you can receive phone calls, see texts, and select music playlists.
I childproofed the house but they still get in.
Monday, February 05, 2018