Roswell Public Library

Library Topics
October 13, 1998

Address: 301 N. Pennsylvania
Phone #: 622-7101
Hours: Sunday 2-6
Monday and Tuesday 9-9
Wednesday through Saturday 9-6

    Today is the birth anniversary of "Molly Pitcher," heroine of the American Revolution, a water carrier at the Battle of Monmouth where she distinguished herself by loading and firing a cannon after her husband was wounded. Wednesday is National Train Your Brain Day. Sponsors encourage us to clean out the cobwebs, blast through the barriers, and click on the light bulbs to expand our mental capabilities by learning new thinking tools and techniques. Wednesday is also Be Bald and Be Free Day, a day to go "shiny" and be proud!
    Thursday is My Mom Is a Student Day, a day that kids can show their support to moms who have returned to school by fixing them a school lunch with a supportive note inside! Thursday is also National Grouch Day, just in case you're looking for an excuse! Friday is Dictionary Day and National Boss Day, and Sunday is National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day.

WHAT'S HAPPENING?
    Wednesday's 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. storytimes feature porcupines in stories and a take home porcupine sign and mask. Saturday morning's 10:00 storytime goes "bats" with make a bat hat, pop-up bat, and bat mobile crafts.
    The Friends of Libraries U.S.A. is sponsoring the Readers' Choice Awards. Readers will choose what books published in 1998 they enjoyed reading the most. Pick up your ballot at the library and vote for your favorites in a variety of categories. Ballots must be returned to the library by December 1.
    The Friends of the Roswell Public Library with the Roswell Community Little Theater are sponsoring a Halloween dinner theater production of "Murder at Midnight" on Saturday, October 31, at the library. The evening includes hors d'oeuvres, a gourmet dinner, fun mystery production, and prizes. Although costumes are encouraged, they are not required. Cost for the dinner and play is $40 per person, and proceeds will go to the library expansion fund. Seating is limited, so make your reservation early at the library!

BOOK TALK
    Librarian Rosie Klopfer provides this week's book information. Thirteen million adults in the United States are diagnosed with Type II diabetes, and thirty-four million are overweight. They could be suffering from a hormonal imbalance called insulin resistance, which can be successfully treated with proper diet and lifestyle changes.
"The Type II Diabetes Diet Book" by Calvin Ezrin and Robert Kowalski describes a clinically tested, safe, and effective diet that decreases insulin production. Recipes, exercises, food brands, and mood changes are also covered in this inspirational, motivational approach to a positive lifestyle.
Other books dealing with diabetes, sugar, and diet in the library's collection include "When Diabetes Complicates Your Life," "A Touch of Diabetes," "Fast Food Facts," "Cooking Healthy with the Kids in Mind," "Sugar Was My Best Food," "Type II Diabetes: Your Healthy Living," "One Year of Healthy, Hearty & Simple One Dish Meals," "The Diabetic Male's Essential Guide to Living Well," "The Type II diabetes Sourcebook," "Women & Diabetes," and "Exchanges for All Occasions: Your Guide to Choosing Healthy Foods Anytime Anywhere."

DID YOU KNOW?
    Here are some more "totally useless facts" found on the Internet. For instance, did you know that Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book published in every major Dewey Decimal category. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. The most common name in the world in "Mohammed," and the name "Wendy" was made up for the book "Peter Pan." Al Capone's business card said he was a furniture dealer!

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: "Opportunity has been described as a bald headed person with a lock of hair in front. If you don't grab it as it approaches, you can't grab it at all." (Unknown)

JUDY ARMSTRONG, 624-7276

Address: 301 N. Pennsylvania
Phone #: 622-7101
Hours: Sunday 2-6
Monday and Tuesday 9-9
Wednesday through Saturday 9-6


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