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Creating a Family Health History

At your next family reunion or gathering, consider discussing a different type of family tree — your family health history. Knowing what diseases and health conditions run in the family can give you, your children and grandchildren clues about your risk factors. It can also be a useful tool for health care providers to assess a family member’s health risks and recommend preventive steps. Find out how to collect, organize and use information about your family’s health at Creating a Family Health History available on the NIHSeniorHealth Web site.
[Photo courtesy of Gary H. Spielvogel on flickr]

Tweeting For Business Success

Our Summer School for Small Business series continues with Twitter For Business on Thursday, July 22nd from Noon-1:00PM. Learn how to use Twitter to connect with customers, build relationships and engage potential customers. No registration is required but you must have an existing email account.

Summer Reading Fun!

Looking for a fun, easy, free activity for summer? Sign up for our annual Summer Reading program. We've got something for babies through adults. Complete your reading log by August 11th for a really fantastic prize!

Sequels, Trilogies, Series

Sequels

Eventide : a novel by Kent Haruf — Sequel to Plainsong

Trouble in paradise by Pip Granger — Sequel to Not All Tarts Are Apple

A good yarn by Debbie Macomber — Sequel to The Shop on Blossom Street

Ooey Gooey Oobleck!

Children, grades 3-4, try your hand at making this strange substance and see for yourself! Is this gooey concoction a solid or a liquid? This program takes place July 28 from 2:00-2:45 PM. Register now!

Michigan Frogs and Toads

Learn about Michigan frogs and toads from the experts at Crosswinds Wetland Preserve. See and hear live frogs and toads and learn to imitate their sounds. All ages welcome! Registration begins July 14.
Program Date: July 28, 7:00-8:30PM

More Chic Fic

Savannah blues : a novel by Mary Kay Andrews — Antique “picker” “Weezie” Foley is still angry that ex-husband Talmadge got her painstakingly restored Savannah townhouse in the divorce. So finding the dead body of Talmadge’s new girlfriend casts suspicion on her.

Slave to fashion : a novel by Rebecca Campbell — Katie Castle has the perfect flat (her boyfriend’s place) and the perfect job working for a fashion designer (her boyfriend’s mother). But she can’t help wanting one last fling. If you liked Confessions Of A Shopaholic, try this one.

Stress Management

The complete idiot's guide to managing stress [electronic resource] by Jeff Davidson — A revised and updated edition to managing the number-one cause of chronic illness — stress.

Good stress, bad stress : an indispensable guide to identifying and managing your stress by Barry Lenson — Lenson’s book is based on the theory that a certain amount of stress is necessary in order for humans to reach their potential.

Lawnchair Adventures

Real Life Exploits.

In the land of white death : an epic story of survival in the Siberian Arctic by Valerian Albanov ; preface by Jon Krakauer ; introduction by David Roberts ; Alison Anderson, translator ; with additional material from William Barr's translation from the Russian — In 1912, 11 Russians tried to walk to survival when their ship froze in the Artic ice.

The darkest jungle : the true story of the Darién expedition and America's ill-fated race to connect the seas by Todd Balf — An account of the tortuous expedition in search of a place to build the Panama Canal.

Reality Chicks

Selected Nonfiction written by women.

Queen of the oddballs : and other stories from a life unaccording to plan by Hillary Carlip — A pop culture obsessed childhood — starting with dressing as Holly Golightly in 3rd grade.

The between boyfriends book : a collection of cautiously hopeful essays by Cindy Chupack — A writer for Sex and the City offers her tales of serial dating.

International Documentaries

They all have English subtitles!

Akihabara geeks [videodisc] by NEP for NHK

Amando a Maradona [videodisc] = loving Maradona

Antonio Gaudí [videodisc] by produced by Noriko Nomura ; directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Beyond hatred [videodisc] by a film by Olivier AMeyrou

Helpful Medical Reference Books

Physicians' desk reference 2010 — Data on more than 4,000 drugs by brand and generic name (both in the same convenient index), manufacturer, and product category.

Nutrition

Nutrition almanac by John D. Kirschmann and Nutrition Search, Inc — A comprehensive book that includes information regarding the best foods to eat for certain health conditions.

The 150 healthiest foods on earth : the surprising, unbiased truth about what you should eat and why by Jonny Bowden — Readers will find out what nutrients each of the 150 featured foods contain and other helpful information.