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November is National Family Caregivers Month, but the following resources are relevant 12 months out of the year. Whether you are caring for a chronically ill, aged or disabled loved one, you, as caregiver, will also need support. We hope this collection of books, videorecordings, websites and community resources will assist you.
Books and Videos: Nonfiction
Many of these books address specific illnesses or circumstances, such as Alzheimer's or aging. However, most of these selections also address the needs of any and all caregivers.
The American Medical Association guide to home caregiving by Angela Perry, medical editor
Southern Peanut Growers, representing southeastern peanut farmers, started the celebration as Peanut Butter Lovers Day on November 4, 1990. November 4 marks the anniversary of the first patent for peanut butter, applied for by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg on November 4, 1895. It grew to a month-long celebration in 1995 when peanut butter celebrated its 100th birthday!
And furthermore [Large print] by Judi Dench as told to John Miller
Bringing Adam home [Large print]: the abduction that changed America by Les Standiford with Det. Sgt. Joe Matthews
Team of rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Bad things happen by Harry Dolan
Myrna Loy: the only good girl in Hollywood by Emily W. Leider
Once upon a river: a novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell
A trick of the light by Louise Penny
Black diamond by Martin Walker
October 28 is National Chocolate Day so bake something special for your special someone. You'll find lots of wonderful cookbooks dedicated to chocolate at the library.
Chocolate epiphany: exceptional cookies, cakes, and confections for everyone by Francois Payard; with Anne E.
On Tuesday, November 29 TNT introduces Mystery Movie Night with six films based on the works of Scott Turow (11/29), Sandra Brown (11/30), Lisa Gardner (12/6), Richard North Patterson (12/7), April Smith (12/13), and Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark (12/20). Three additional films will be announced in 2012.
Innocent by Scott Turow
Ricochet by Sandra Brown
[Photo Courtesy of AP Images.]
But will the planet notice?: how smart economics can save the world by Gernot Wagner
The unexpected patriot: how an ordinary American mother is bringing terrorists to justice by Shannen Rossmiller; with Sue Carswell
The Michigan Humanities Council invites you to a special reception honoring the legacy of Dr. Ossian Sweet. Get a taste of the 1920s with 2011-2012 Great Michigan Read Arc of Justice author Kevin C. Boyle on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
The Detroit Reception will be held in the rotunda of the museum. Following the Fundraiser reception, author Kevin C. Boyle will discuss his book, Arc of Justice. Tickets are available for $35 and can be purchased online through Eventbrite, or by contacting the Michigan Humanities Council at 517-372-7770.