Fast facts about diabetes:
Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages
8.3 percent of the U.S. population
18.8 million people
7.0 million people
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
Jan Lazarus is a certified diabetes educator who works with local hospitals. She was gracious enough to answer some questions about diabetes. For more information, attend her presentation on Friday, November 18 at 10:30a.m. at the Amelia Branch. You can register for the program by calling (513) 752-5580.
Q: What’s the biggest misconception about being diagnosed with diabetes?
A: That you have to give up everything you love to eat.
Q: What’s the one thing that has the biggest impact on your health once your diagnosed?
A: Get moving, exercise is one of best ways to not only keep your
blood sugar down but to aid in weight loss.
Q: Do you have any favorite websites related to diabetes?
A: One of my favorite websites is dlife.com, great recipes and good
Q: Do you have a favorite website for recipes and cooking tips?
A: The ADA (Amerincan Diabetes Association) is a great website and
they also off good cookbooks.
Q: The holidays are coming up – what’s your suggestion for dealing with all of the food pitfalls?
A: Have a plan for the holidays and stick to the plan.
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month — the perfect time to stop by the Humane Society or other animal shelter and bring home a furry friend. If you need help and encouragement once you’ve adopted a new canine companion, check out one of our books about raising a puppy or training a dog.
The library staff wants to help you find new authors to enjoy! To help, we’ve created an extensive list of readalikes for the most popular authors among our adult, teen, and child patrons. What’s a readalike, you ask? A readalike is one author that is similar in writing style to another author. For example, if you like Terri Blackstock, you might also enjoy reading Dee Henderson. If your child is a fan of Matt Christopher, then he should give Mike Lupica a try.
Where to find these readalike lists? You have two options! Visit our Books, Music, Movies section of the website and follow the readalikes link. Alternatively, in the branches, keep an eye out for our new shelftalkers. Hanging from the shelves near your favorite authors, you’ll find little cards that provide readalikes. Each card also has a QR code. Scan the QR code with your smartphone and you’ll have the readalike list stored right there on your phone for easy reference.
What if we haven’t made a readalike list for your favorite author? Come talk to our reference staff at the Information Desk; we’ll be happy to provide suggestions! Also, check out the Novelist database, which is easy to navigate and offers a wealth of reading suggestions.
We hope to expand this project in the future. If you have any feedback, please share it here in the comments section or with the staff at your local branch.
It was the day that brought about the beginning of the end in World War II–D-Day, a victory that cost the lives of more than 9,000 Allied soldiers. On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops charged the beaches of Normandy and paved the way for the subsequent march to liberate Paris. Learn more about D-Day.
Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space on April 12, 1961.
From Funk & Wagnalls - After graduating from technical and vocational schools, he enrolled at the Soviet air force cadet training center at Orenburg, graduating as a pilot in 1957. On April 12, 1961, Gagarin, then a major in the air force, became the first man to travel in space when he rode aboard the earth satellite Vostok (later referred to as Vostok 1) on a 27,400 km/hr (17,000 mph) single orbit of the earth. The flight lasted 1 hr 48 min, on an elliptical course having an apogee of 327 km (203 mi) and a perigee of 180 km (112 mi). He was killed in the crash of a test airplane.
April Fool’s Day is defined as “A day of practical jokes intended to make fools of unsuspecting people.” Unlike other holidays that have a clear origin, many stories of when, where, how and why April Fool’s Day is celebrated abound, lending to the foolishness of even trying to be serious about the day!
Watch out for pranksters, practical joksters, jesters, humorists or anyone looking to play a hoax on someone. You may end up being a noodlehead of their wit and humor when you least expect it!
“The first day of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year” – Mark Twain
The rising cost of oil has once again grabbed our attention (and our wallets!) Are we running out of oil, who really controls the supply, and how do foreign affairs affect the prices at the pump? Checkout these resources to get a better understanding of the dynamics of the world of oil: