Time has selected "The Guardians" of the free press as this year's Person of the Year.  Hailing them for "taking great risks in pursuit of greater truths" in what the magazine called a "war on truth," the magazine singled out four different journalists or news organizations to be featured on four different covers. Those honored will be murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi; staff members of the Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland: Maria Ressa of the Rappler news site in the Philippines; and Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who have been imprisoned in Myanmar. To read more about the importance of a free press throughout history check here.

Pie and Positivity

The third week of January is officially one of the most depressing weeks of the year. However, nestled right in the middle of that week is a little known gem of a day dedicated to honoring a delicious desert. Wednesday, January 23 is known as National Pie Day (not to be confused with Pi Day which the U.S. Congress recognizes as March 14. National Pie Day, is an annual celebration of pies started sponsored by the American Pie Council) and we have decided to celebrate.

Join us for Pie and Positivity a drop in event designed to chase away the winter blues and help you focus on some of the brighter things in life. Pair your slice of pie with one of our Gratitude Tracker Spark Sheets - part of our Electrify Your Winter 2019 Spark Your Life packet and we will have you feeling brighter in no time.

Join us in the self service area while supplies last. 

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There was an important scientific report released recently. In case you missed it, you can read it here. Another corresponding report can be found here. A new report on the Arctic can be found here.

As one of America's leading geriatric psychiatrists, Dr. Marc Agronin sees both the sickest and the healthiest of seniors. He observes what works to make their lives better and more purposeful and what doesn't. Many authors can talk about aging from their particular vantage points, but Dr. Agronin is on the front lines as he counsels and treats elderly individuals and their loved ones on a daily basis. The latest scientific research and Dr. Agronin's first-hand experience are brilliantly distilled in The End of Old Age--a call to no longer see aging as an implacable enemy and to start seeing it as a developmental force for enhancing well-being, meaning, and  longevity. Throughout The End of Old Age, the focus is squarely on "So what does this mean for me and my family?" In the final part of the book, Dr. Agronin provides simple but revealing charts that you can fill out to identify, develop, and optimize your unique age-given strengths. It's nothing short of an action plan to help you age better by improving how you value the aging process, guide yourself through stress, and find ways to creatively address change for the best possible experience and outcome.

Don't just live longer- live better! Everyone wants to feel fitter, sexier, more energetic, more productive, and younger-but what if the solutions were already here? What if there were already ways to ease the negative effects of aging and prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease from ever starting? What if we could translate all the exotic science and research breakthroughs of today into a practical plan that could help us win the war on aging? Here's the truth- We can. The Fountain is a sensible, comprehensive, and scientifically based anti-aging guide packed with essential information. With actionable advice, biting humor, and savvy insight, Dr. Rocco Monto, a top national health expert and board-certified orthopedic surgeon, explains why we age so poorly now and how the latest breakthroughs in science and medicine can help change this. Focusing on the four pillars of science, diet, exercise, and medicine, Dr. Monto's findings interlace the clinical and the cultural and suggest that simple choices provide profound results. Debunking long-held diet and fitness myths while highlighting safe, effective therapies backed by cutting-edge research, Dr. Monto includes the diet, supplements, exercise, mental training, and new medications to help us all live longer, happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Much more than a compilation of longevity research, The Fountain is an essential toolkit that will redesign lifestyles and forever transform the way we look at aging. As the book blends fascinating stories with new research findings, illustrations, infographics, and exclusive interviews, it also educates you on how aging really works and provides practical ways to hack the system.

The first book to open up a real conversation about aging. What has the experience of getting older felt like for you? It seems that life's milestones pass by in a flash: graduating from school, landing your first job, getting married, having kids. Most people look forward to these events and have some expectations about what each life milestone will be like. But what about when you get older? How can you continue to live fully in your sixties, seventies, and beyond? Linda K. Stroh and Karen K. Brees asked nearly one thousand older people about the challenges and joys of growing older and compiled their collective wisdom into this must-have book! Full of advice and stories from a wide variety of older people, Getting Real about Getting Older examines love, loss, and changing identities, and will help you take control of your concerns about aging and experience wisdom and joy as an older adult.

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Nomination and Election of 2019 Board Officers
  • 4th Quarter Budget Amendment
  • Approve Fund Balance Transfer for Capital Projects
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

 

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Our library is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our users. Protecting your privacy and confidentiality can help protect you against identity theft. Moreover, privacy is essential to your ability to explore new ideas - even controversial ones - without fear of being judged, punished, ostracized, or put under surveillance.  

Protecting your privacy is a team effort, and we can't do it alone; you also have an important role in keeping your information safe. In this last post of our series on privacy, we'll look at one of the most basic steps you can take in securing your online identity: password protection.

Password Complexity

NHS Tutoring: Exam Cram

Exams are upon us! We have scheduled extra tutor time for your studying needs...

National Honor Society students from the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework and study help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line. Please sign up at the Children's desk.

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Volunteer Fair

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all know that volunteering can help people in need and strengthen the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. 

Join us for the 2019 Volunteer Fair and let us help you find ways to give back to your community. Talk with representatives from local organizations in need of people like you.  Participants will include:

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