Please join us as Dr. Michael Kane speaks on the subject of "Enhancing Immunity". Dr. Kane has been a naturopath since 1996. He specializes in the areas ofhomeopathy, nutrition, family health care, gastrointestinal issues, asthma/allergies, heart disease- high cholesterol and blood pressure, botanical medicine, and counseling. After his presentation, Dr. Kane will be able to answer questions from audience members.
Patron Holiday Party
Saturday, December 14
Noon to 4:00 PM
Stop by as we thank our patrons with a Holiday Drop-in Party. We will have food, cupcake and cookie decorating, music from H-K students, holiday beading with Laurie and much, much more. You are welcome to stay for the whole afternoon or just a portion of it. We can't thank you enough for being our wonderful patrons!
Tuesday, December 17
6:30 to 7:30 PM
We will host "A Place Called Hope, Inc.", a Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center, which specializes in the rescue and care of Connecticut's wild injured, orphaned or ill Birds of Prey. The goal of this volunteer based organization is to preserve wildlife for the future by protecting wild raptor species and promoting an understanding of how we as humans can lessen conflicts with wildlife in our very own backyards. They will be bringing several birds of prey for everyone to see. This should be a great program for everyone!
The Books You Want, Before You Know You Want Them!
We are pleased to annouce a new program at Brainerd Library, Adopt-an-Author. Select an author(s) whose work you want to read from our Suggested Authors list. Agree to purchase any book your author(s) writes and donate the book to Brainerd Library. (You may cancel at any time.) If you don’t see your favorite author, call Cindy Muhlbach at 860-345-2204 to see if your favorite author is available for this program. If your author is already adopted, the Library will contact you for a different choice. This program ensures that new titles of popular authors will be available in the Library and it frees up funds in the budget for additional material purchases.
We order the books for you, and you receive the Library’s discount, sometimes this can be up to 50% off retail prices.
The book will be placed on hold for you as soon as it is received and cataloged. You will then be the first to read the books and you will be able to receive a tax deduction. Please call Cindy Muhlbach at 860-345-2204 to start!
Do you enjoy reading about health, nutrition, fitness, and emotional wellness? Would you like to share the details of what you’re reading with other like-minded individuals? If so, then please join the Healthy Exchange Book Club.
The Healthy Exchange Book Club meets monthly on the first Wednesday in the History Room of the Library at 6:30 pm. The role of discussion leader rotates among members. Book selection is the responsibility of the current month's discussion leader.
There is no longer any question that consumer products contain toxic chemicals harmful to our families. But how do we protect ourselves, and where do we start?
Toxic Free: How to Protect Your Health and
Home from the Chemicals that Make You Sick
by Debra Lynn Dadd
Wednesday, January 8
6:30 to 7:30 PM
In Toxic Free, Debra Lynn Dadd, hailed by The New York Times as the "Queen of Green," discusses the hidden toxic chemicals already present in our homes, their varying degrees of danger, and precise, proven methods for eliminating them from our lives in a cost- effective, environmentally friendly way.
Are you suffering from unexplained headaches, fatigue, or depression? Are you worried about the link between chemicals in the home and the rising rate of cancer? Or are you just looking to save money (and the planet in the process)?
From tips and do-it-yourself formulas to world-class research and in-depth exploration and explanation, this book provides:
• a basic understanding of how toxic chemicals in consumer products affect your health;
• all the tools you need to remove these toxins from your home and body- starting today;
• and helpful guides on how to immediately save money on home-care products, as well as on the rapidly rising cost of your health care.
—Description from Amazon.
Registration is not required. If you are unable to attend the book club meeting,
please feel free to add your comments about the book on the Library's Facebook page.
Learn how to download OverDrive library e-books for free to your Kindle. The session will be presented by Sarah Eiseman, a University of Illinois MS in Library and Information science student. Sarah lives in Meriden, CT and regularly teaches adults how to use technology in their everyday lives in libraries around the state. This class will cover the basic search, hold, wish-list, and check-out functions, as well as Amazon account management. Please bring your Brainerd Library card and Kindle device to the session. Attendees should already know how to use their Kindle.
Accessing OverDrive EPub E-Books on Non-Kindle E-Readers
Saturday, January 25
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Learn how to download OverDrive library EPub e-books for free to your non-Kindle e-reader. The session will be presented by Sarah Eiseman, a University of Illinois MS in Library and Information science student. Sarah lives in Meriden, CT and regularly teaches adults how to use technology in their everyday lives in libraries around the state. This session will focus on OverDrive Media Console users/ EPub e-readers. These are basically all non Kindle e-readers. This session will focus on using the media console and managing accounts on a dedicated computer using the specific software OverDrive provides. This class will cover the basic search, hold, wish-list, and check-out functions. Please bring your Brainerd Library card and non-Kindle device to the session. Attendees should already know how to use their non-Kindle e-reader.
Do you have some Legos sitting in your basement needing a new home? We are in the process of starting a Legos play group and would love to have them at the Library. Please consider donating them. Thank you!
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