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New Year, New You at the Library

Even though we are in the middle of the joys (as well as aggravations) of the holiday season, it may be a good time to start thinking about the fact that 2014 is TOMORROW, and with that comes the opportunity to reflect and consider making some new year’s resolutions.  At the Erlanger Branch in January, we’re offering a series of events that aims to help you have fun while improving a variety of aspects of your life. January 9, 7pm:  Quick & Tasty Soup Making – If your new year’s resolution is to eat better or just make more time for cooking, then look no further.  Learn to make hearty and delicious soups in this class presented by the Kenton County Cooperative Extension.  Samples will be served! Book Suggestions: Soup by Vava Berry ; photography by Yuki Sugiura Call# 641.813 B534s 2010 Love soup : 160 all-new vegetarian recipes from the author of The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas Call#641.5636 T454L 2009 Cincinnati & soup : recipes from the Queen City and great soup by Cheri Brinkman Call# K 641.59771 B858c 2010 January 14, 7pm: Healthy Weight Loss - Join us for an informative class on how to lose weight by improving your health from the inside out and avoid common mistakes and fitness myths.   Presented by the physician-supervised, Figure Weight Loss Clinic.       Book Suggestions: No-fad diet: a personal plan for healthy weight loss by The American Heart Association Call# 613.25 N739f 2011 You, losing weight: the owner's manual to simple and healthy weight loss by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz Call# 613.25 R741yL 2011 What to eat : the ten things you really need to know to eat well and [...]

One Book, One Community

Since 2007, Northern Kentucky One Book One Community has joined together Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton County Public Libraries in a community-wide reading partnership. With participation from people all around the region, this is a great chance for everyone to read, discuss, and connect over a book specially chosen for this annual occasion. Each year staff from each of the four library systems look at a wide variety of books. I have been part of the selection committee for several years. We read several books, of both fiction and non-fiction, looking for books that have a connection to the area, an interesting and intriguing story, and an author who can come to the libraries for a final feature event. I always love the evenings with the author (David Giffels was just wonderful last year!) - who else out there has been to these nights? Do you have a favorite? Well get ready for our 2012 book, Writ of Mandamus, a fast-paced political thriller from local author Rick Robinson. In the book, Congressman Richard Thompson is about to run for reelection and his only opponent is Sean Sullivan, an eccentric lawyer known for wearing fuzzy slippers in the court room and railing about the temperature of the Guinness served at Chez Nora (one of the many places you’ll recognize). But as Thompson and his wife prepare for a long-awaited vacation in Ireland, Sullivan files a writ of mandamus against him, and Thompson realizes that Sullivan is a more formidable candidate than previously thought. Then someone is murdered and the Thompsons are plunged into an investigation involving Keeneland, an Irish horse farm, an attack on CIA operatives and the smuggling of military aircraft parts to the Middle [...]