Sunday, 22 April, 2018


Being Healthy @your Library

By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


Maybe spring is here? At the very least we can hope it is. To me that means it’s time to put the skis away and turn to riding bikes and running. I like to participate in local races so I’m glad there are several to choose from throughout the spring and summer. Saturday, April 21, Center is having the Sukha into Spring 5km. Saturday, July 14, the 34th annual Timberman Triathlon takes place at Sugar Lake Lodge.  Saturday, August 4, Tall Timber Days 5km occurs and, new this year, Running the Rapids half-marathon and 5km goes off on Saturday, August 25.

The library has several books to help guide you in your preparation for any of the races. Happy training!

“Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists: a Radical Strength-Based Program for Improved Speed and Endurance in Half the Time” by Jacques Devore. “Get Fast!” by Selene Yeager. Author Selene Yeager addresses bike speed from every possible angle, including not only the standard chapters on riding techniques and bike maintenance tricks specific to getting fastbut also stand-alone chapters on fitness and weight loss, stretching, nutrition and supplementation, motivation, and mental attitude.” Bicycling Magazine’s Training Techniques for Cyclists: Greater Power, Faster Speed, Longer Endurance, Better Skills” edited by Ben Hewitt.  “Triathlon 2.0: Data Driven Performance”  by Jim Vance. “The Woman Triathlete” by Christina Gandolfo. “The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition: a Cutting Edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond  “the wall” by Matt Fitzgerald.


Upcoming Programs @ the Library

Monday, April 16. 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.

Tuesday, April 17, 3:30 p.m.:  Lego Club.  Are you a kid who likes to build? Join us for our next Lego Club! Lego Club is open to everybody! Lego creations are displayed in the Children’s Library between programs.  We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination!

Come build with us! 


Tuesday, April 17, 6:00 p.m.: Drums & Percussion of the World. Robin Adnan Anders discusses and demonstrates  percussion instruments from various cultures and countries. He tells stories from over 40 years of travel on 5 continents, and plays solos on different drums. The audience will be invited to participate in a drum circle using the shared instruments.


Thursday, April 19, 4:00 p.m.:  Full Steam Ahead-Spring! Join us for our monthly science program, Full Steam Ahead! This program is best for kids ages 8-12, kids ages 6 and 7 are welcome with an adult helper. Sign up at the Children’s Desk, (218) 327-8823. We will be planting seeds and talking about plants, pollinators, and citizen science projects that you can do all summer! 


Saturday, April 21, Saturday Story Time.  At 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. 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.


Saturday, April 21, 12:30 p.m.  Pot It! Celebrate Earth Day at the Library! Join the artists from the Creativity Tank and create your own pots for planting! We will be making both origami and paper pulp pots. Open to all ages; ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register! (218) 327-8823.