by Dee Hare, Librarian
A new year means a new you! And what better place to start working on the “new you” than your local library? New materials to help you with your search to create a better life include:
If part of your New Year’s resolutions involved maintaining a healthier lifestyle, check out Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions by Tieranoa Low Dog. Written by an expert in herbal medicines, natural healing and home remedies and backed by the publishers of National Geographic magazine, Dr. Low Dog guides the reader in identifying, responding to and caring for common ailments such as rash, digestive difficulties, headaches and more.
If you would like to become more organized this year, check out Organize and Create Discipline: An A-Z Guide to an Organized Existence by Justine Klosky. The alphabetical section of the manual lets you go directly to the section you need help with – everything from medicine cabinets to shoes and clothes. In addition, Klosky outlines successful time management skills, tips for organizing clutter and how to rethink your storage solutions.
If you would like a new hobby, check out Raising Goats for Dairy and Meat by Kim Pezza. This ‘how-to’ book begins by describing the various breeds of goats before it delves into the practical mechanics of housing, feeding, milking and culling your herd. Things to watch out for, such as predators and disease and illnesses, are also described.
What Addicts Know: 10 Lessons from Recovery to Benefit Everyone by Christopher Lawford takes the reader step by step through the process of recovering from any type of addictive behavior. Starting with discovering who you really are on the inside and continuing through maintaining a spiritual practice, Lawford puts forth his strategies for helping a person change themselves for the better.
If you would like to brush up on your culinary skills this year, the library has lots of cookbooks to help you. New additions include Julee Rosso’ The Silver Palate Cookbook, Better Homes and Gardens: Easy Menus for Dining In by David Feder, Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless, Perfect Recipes for Having People Over by Pam Anderson and Crock-Pot: The Original Slow Cooker
We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.