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Brain Fitness

There have been many studies on brain fitness in the news lately, largely because Baby Boomers and other age groups are interested in keeping their memories and mental accuracy intact into their older years.  This latest study, featured in PsychCentral states that expensive gimmicks and vitamins don't work.&nbs

Looking for Science Fiction and Fantasy News?

If you're a science fiction or fantasy fiction fan and you're anxious for news about your favorite authors, try Locus Magazine online.  Besides news stories about authors and upcoming books, it has reviews, awards information, commentaries and interviews.  It's a great site for the sci fi/fantasy enthusiast!

Tracing Your Roots With DNA

Are you interested in using scientific methods to finding your long, lost ancestors and have money to burn?  Consider DNA testing!  This relatively new genealogical method matches your DNA with a database of other people also searching for their roots.  Recently,  Alex Haley's nephew, Chris, traced the family back to Scotland using this method!  For more information read Tracing Your Roots

Autism Awareness Month

 April is National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM).  Many parents and health professionals, concerned about the rising number of children diagnosed with autism, have combined efforts to find a cure.  Continued research and new therapies are at the forefront of their crusade.  Need more information?  The library has a large collection of

Mangos - the Miracle Weight Loss Fruit?

Researchers in Camaroon have studied the effects of taking extracts from the African mango seed and have discovered that it may inhibit fat production.  Although more research needs to be completed, this discovery may be promising for the increasing problem of obesity.  Are you trying to lose weight?  Check out the library's extensive collection of

Desperately Seeking Michigan? You'll Have to Be Patient...

Did you unsuccessfully try to log onto the new Seeking Michigan web site yesterday?  If yes, you're not alone.

A Pick From Pearl

If you were to ask me how many words there are in Toni Jordan's satisfying debut novel Addition, I'd check the number of pages, count the number of lines on enough pages and the number of words on enough lines to get reasonably accurate averages, and then multip

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The bad news is that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.  The good news is that it can often be prevented with screening and treatment.

Coming Soon To a Galaxy Near You!



The Nebula Awards nominees for the best science fiction and fantasy of 2008 are in!   This coveted prize, given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), will be presented at the 2009 Nebula Awards Weekend, April 24-26,2009 in Los Angeles, California.  Information about the award as well as past winner can be found on the Nebula Awards homepage. 

Irish Genealogy Resources

Griffith's Valuation, carried out between 1847 and 1864, was the first organized valuation of Ireland's property holdings. It's especially helpful to those researching their Irish ancestors because Irish census records prior to 1901 were lost in the destruction of the Irish Public Records Office in 1922.

The Library Made Me Healthier

The March 3, 2009 issue of Woman's Day has a great article regarding four women and how they found resources at their libraries to help them get well. It's another great example of how libraries can change lives!

Getting Healthy Takes Less Time Than You Think

New research shows that even short bursts of exercise a few times a week can be beneficial to overall health.  This is encouraging news for people who don't have the time for the recommended hours of physical activity per week. 

African American Genealogy Resources

African American genealogy can be challenging for many people researching their family histories. African American Genealogy is a special collection designed to help researchers get a start. 

Love Your Heart - it's American Heart Month!

Do you know the symptoms of a heart attack?  How about the best foods to eat to prevent and treat heart disease?  February is American Heart Month and the perfect time to find out how to care for this vital organ.  The American Heart Association has the resources to get y