- Walk for 30 minutes, 5x a week
- Quit drinking soda for (at least) one month
- Find and join a local martial arts group and attend at least 3 meetings
52 weekend decorating projects: a do-it-yourself guide to adding style to your home by edited by Jean Nayar
Refresh your home: simple projects and tips to save money, update, and renovate by editors of the Family handyman
On Thursday, July 12 at Noon we'll be discussing:
Beloved: a novel by Toni Morrison — According to the publisher, Random House, the book can be described as "Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history in a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
On Thursday August 9 at noon we'll be discussing:
Waterland by Graham Swift — Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, England and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving… Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity… A fine and original work."
Into the wild by Jon Krakauer
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
The family Fang by Kevin Wilson
The tiger's wife: a novel by Téa Obreht
In Zanesville: a novel by Jo Ann Beard
This year you write your novel by Walter Mosley
Fiction writer's workshop: the key elements of a writing workshop: 2nd edition by Josip Novakovich
Use the drop-down menus on the Kids Book Lists page and May We Suggest blog to generate suggestions for a brand new read. Try a graphic novel, audiobook or ebook for a fresh reading experience. If you're feeling brave, combine a new format with a genre you've never read before to truly conquer this badge.
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The reasons for being there, and what you do once you're there, will vary from business to business, but there are plenty of good reasons to create and run a page for your company. Learn why and how to best use Facebook to meet your business goals from Mike McClure, president of Social Media Club Detroit and Executive Creative Director at The Yaffe Group on Tuesday, July 10, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.
OnTuesday, July 17 at 10:00 AM, join acclaimed photographer, Rick Lieder, as he treks around the library grounds in search of creatures to "capture" on film. The library will provide disposable cameras or you may bring your own. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn to "capture" images of your own. This program is geared to patrons aged 9 and up. Space is limited, so register today.
The United States Constitution: a graphic adaptation by written by Jonathan Hennessey ; iIllustrated by Aaron McConnell — It's a good year to revisit the Constitution, and this book is full of explanation and historical tidbits that entertain as well as inform. Some of the concepts, like the 3/5 compromise, are illustrated in very thought-provoking ways.
[Domino Effect by Smabs Sputzer is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]
Since the dawn of time, man has dreamed of traveling through the heavens. Today's students are tomorrow's astronauts! Explore the wonders of the night skies on Saturday, July 28 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. In the comfort of their large inflatable Starlab Dome, Dynamic West Assemblies bring the star-filled presentation to you. An awe-inspiring program that is fully interactive, this one is not to be missed!
We will repeat the same show several times within the two hour program time beginning at 10:00 AM. Please be aware that space is limited.