January 26, 2013 | madame librarian
According to a September 2012 study by Pew Internet of older adults who are online, 50% of adults ages 50-64 report being active on a social networking site. An even more substantial increase in social media use this year were older adults ages 65 and older, which reported being active on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. More so than in 2011, 34% of seniors are now using social networking sites which was up from 26% in 2010.
Computers for seniors for dummie [Large print] by Nancy Muir
Using the internet safely for seniors for dummies [Large print] by Linda Criddle and Nancy Muir
January 25, 2013 | daviscrl
On Thursday, February 14 at Noon we will be discussing:
Lives like loaded guns: Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds by Lyndall Gordon — In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother Austin began a passionate love affair with Mabel Todd, a young Amherst faculty wife, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. The feud that erupted as a result has continued for over a century. Lyndall Gordon, tells the riveting story of the Dickinsons, and reveals Emily as a very different woman from the pale, lovelorn recluse that exists in the popular imagination. Gordon digs deep into the life and work of Emily Dickinson, to reveal the secret behind the poet's insistent seclusion, and presents a woman beyond her time who found love, spiritual sustenance, and immortality all on her own terms. An enthralling story of creative genius, filled with illicit passion and betrayal.
January 23, 2013 | daviscrl
Trying to keep to that New Years' resolution to eat healthier? Try drinking healthier with our books on making juices and smoothies.
The juice lady's big book of juices and green smoothies by Cherie Calbom
The joy of juicing: 150 imaginative, healthful juicing recipes for drinks, soups, salads, sauces, entrées, and desserts by Gary Null, PhD, and Shelly Null
Cooking Light Chill: Smoothies, Slushes, Shakes, Juices, Drinks & Ices by Cooking Light Magazine (COR)
Juicing & smoothies for dummies by Pat Crocker
Green Smoothies for Every Season: A Year of Farmers Market-fresh Super Drinks by Miles, Kristine
January 22, 2013 | madame librarian
January 20, 2013 | madame librarian
The reality of our planet is we are an aging society. Soon over half the global population will be over the age of 50. This is unprecedented in human history. What will this mean to society? A new PBS documentary is in the works, Coming of Age in America. It will look at where we live, how we work, and what impact will this have on the world. Watch your local PBS station for broadcast times.
January 17, 2013 | barkerm
H&R Block's Tom Stires will walk us through the tax filing basics including withholding status, exemptions, life changes and tax code changes in Michigan. Also learn what the Affordable Care Act and other government mandates mean to you and your taxes for 2013, 2014 and 2015. Come learn the best ways to save on Monday, February 25th at 7:00 PM.
January 17, 2013 | barkerm
Local Chef Tom Lin will share his extensive culinary skills with a Chinese cuisine cooking demonstration. You will learn knife skills, cooking techniques and maybe even get a bit of a taste of some great food. Chef Lin owns several local Chinese restaurants and is well-known and respected among his peers. Adults only please on Sunday, February 3 at 3:00 to 4:30 PM. Registration required.
January 15, 2013 | barkerm
Join us Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 PM as we celebrate Black History Month and the 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks' birth with speaker Gregory J. Reed, Esq. Mr. Reed, an attorney, author and advocate, has helped preserve and tell the Rosa Parks story, as well as garner proper recognition for Ms. Parks' acts as a true hero of the equality movement. He has a special tale to tell of advocating on her behalf to get her proper recognition via the Medal of Freedom and the new postage stamp being issued in her honor this month. Mr. Reed will sign copies of his book, Quiet Strength: the Faith, the Hope and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation.