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Cholesterol and Dementia - Are They Linked?

A new study by Kaiser Permanente has discovered that there may be a link between high cholesterol and dementia. Are you concerned about your cholesterol levels? The library has many books regarding high cholesterol and diet. Check one out today!

Exploring Genealogy at the Westland Public Library

Are you new to genealogy and would like to know the basics? The Westland Public Library will be hosting a program for genealogy newbies on Thursday, August 6th at 7 pm. Kris Rzepczynski, genealogy librarian and expert from the Library of Michigan, will be presenting. Register by calling the adult reference desk at 734-326-6123.

National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Month. Most people think that only children need vaccines, but did you know that adults need to be immunized too? Check the immunization schedules on the CDC website to see what vaccines are needed at all stages of life. For more information, read The Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults by Randall Neustaedter.
[Photo courtesy of eLibrary.]

Riveting Medical Thrillers

Medical thrillers come in all genres!  If you like Dean Koontz and Michael Chrichton, give these books a try:

Love In the Time of Fridges

What do you get when you cross the absurd humor of Kurt Vonnegut with a bunch of talking fridges, one spin-dryer and a paranoid city government?  You get the hilarious and offbeat novel Love In the Time of Fridges by Tim Scott.  Ex-cop Huckleberry Lindbergh finds his way back to New Seattle and into a whole heap of trouble after eight years of being away. 

Who Knew? Swearing Can Be Good For You!

That curse word that you blurt out when you hurt yourself may be more than just using bad language.  A recent English study suggests that swearing after an injury actually helps you handle the pain.  That just might explain why swearing has survived so long.  For an in-depth look at cursing, read

Toxic Chemicals on Our Pets

An April, 2009 paper by the National Resources Defense Council found that certain flea and tick pet collars have such a high concentration of toxins that they may cause cancer and other health disorders. These chemicals are especially dangerous to young children who are more likely to ingest them than adults.
For natural alternatives to pet care, read Pets and the Planet by Carol Frischmann.

Michigan Genealogist

Are you an avid genealogist who likes to keep up on current genealogy in Michigan? The friendly librarians at the Library of Michigan publish the Michigan Genealogist newsletter quarterly, and it's a wealth of information! The current issue features the upcoming Abrams Genealogy seminar, historic newspapers, and more!

More Ammunition For the Battle of the Bulge

Many Americans are concerned about the link between belly fat and heart disease. As a result, much has been written regarding how to lose that belly with diet and exercise.

Cherry Hill's Church On the Ridge Turns 175

Cherry Hill United Methodist Church shares its 175th birthday with the township this year. This congregation was home to some of Canton's first pioneers, who may have found their way here down the Sauk Trail, which is now Michigan Avenue. For more church history, read Time In Its Flight: The Community of Cherry Hill and the Church on the Ridge by Madelyn C. Bastian.
Photo courtesy of the Canton Historical Society.            

Art Is In the Eye of the Reader

Master the Art of Reading this summer with these art related titles!

Fiction (Read these titles for the Expressionism category or listen to them for Postmodernism).

Road Rage in the Motor City

A recent study ranked Detroit as number three in a list of top cities for rude, aggressive driving.  Not only is this dangerous to a driver's health and car, implications are that it is psychologically damaging as well.  For more information on the habits of drivers, read Traffic: Why W

A Pick From Pearl

On the face of it, Warren St. John's Outcasts United is the story of a boys soccer team and its female coach, but since the coach is Jordanian and the boys are refugees from a veritable United Nations of countries, it is also a story of immigration. I found St.

Robots and Greek Gods and Space - Oh My!

Explore the diverse landscape of science fiction and other planets with these books, featuring robots, Greek mythology and alien life.

Strong Women, Able To Leap Any Obstacle in 500 Pages Or Less

What do these books have in common? They all have storylines of strong women who overcome obstacles and struggles. Empower yourself and give them a try!