Friday, 19 January, 2018


By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


The Library will be closed Monday, January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Well, it’s that time of year again! The time of year people reflect on the past year and make resolutions to change something for the next year. According to Maristpoll: “Among Americans who plan to make a resolution, 12% report they want to be a better person, and the same proportion (12%) say they want to lose weight. Exercising more, eating healthier, and getting a better job each garners 9% while 7% want to improve their overall health. Six percent of U.S. residents resolving to make a change want to kick the smoking habit, and another 6% plan to spend less and save more money.” If some of these sound like things you’d like to change for next year I think the library can help. Check out these materials!


Lose Weight

Mayo Clinic Diet.Presents a weight loss and dietplan engineered to help readers lose up to ten pounds in two weeks through a reevaluation of nutrition and daily exercise, in a book that includes meal planners and healthy recipes.

The 20/20 dietturn your weight loss vision into reality: 20 key foods to help you succeed where other diets failby Phil McGraw. Pt. 1. Fundamentals of the 20/20 diet-- pt. 2. Prepping for success -- pt. 3. The three phases of the 20/20 diet-- pt. 4. Your body's capacity for change -- pt. 5. Protecting your weight loss for a lifetime.

Primal cuisine: cooking for the paleo diet.Nourishing and innovative paleo recipes to delight your family, impress your guests, and inspire your culinary talents while improving your health




The rock climber's exercise guide training for strength, endurance, flexibility, and stabilityby Jordan Metzl.

Provides climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design and execute a comprehensive, personalized exerciseprogram

The exercisecure: a doctor's all-natural, no-pill prescription for better health & longer life. A motivational guide to the strategic application of therapeutic exercisefor medicinal benefits provides an A-to-Z list of maladies and specific exerciseprescriptions for each, outlining customizable workouts and a complementary doctor-approved eating plan for weight loss.

Strong: nine workout programs for women to burn fat, boost metabolism, and build strength for lifeby Lou Schuler. A groundbreaking strength and conditioning plan for women, from the authors of The New Rules of Lifting for Women.



Eat Healthier

Quick keto meals in 30 minutes or less 100 easy prep-and-cook low-carb recipes for maximum weight loss and improved healthby Martina Slajerova.  Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less gives readers 100 delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner (and even snacks) that are quick, easy, varied, and delicious.

The Sioux chef's indigenous kitchen by Sean Sherman.

The whole30 fast & easy 150 simply delicious everyday recipes for your Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig. The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbookfeatures 150 totally compliant, delicious recipes perfect for weeknight cooking, lunches in a hurry, and hearty breakfasts that still get you out the door on time.



Upcoming Programs @yourlibrary

Saturday, January 6, Saturday Story Time. At 10:15 and 11:15 it’s time for Saturday Story Time! Join ECFE teachers in the Story Circle for books and songs, then move to the Community Room for a snack, a craft, and a time to play and visit. Families may earn one Baby Steps coupon for attending this Story Time.

Monday, January 8, Book Time: At 9:30 and 10:30 it’s Book Time! Join ECFE teachers in the Story Circle for books, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and all other sorts of fun! Then move to the Community Room for a snack, a craft, and a time to play and visit.