Library News January 20, 2023

Upcoming story hours will be:

Friday January 27 – Theme: Winter

Friday February 10 – Theme: The Three Bears

Friday February 24 – Theme: Fairy Tale

Friday March 10 – Theme: Opposites

Time for story hour is 10:15 – 11:15 AM. All children 5 and under are welcome to attend, but we do ask that children 3 and under be accompanied by an adult. 

Used book sale will be held Monday, January 16 through Saturday, January 21 during regular library hours.  Prices are fifty cents for paperbacks, $1.00 for hardcover, or fill a bag for $5.00.

Stop by the snowflake station at the library this month and make your own (paper) snowflakes! You can check out the books at the display to learn more: The Secret Life of a Snowflake : An Up-Close Look at the Art & Science of Snowflakes by Kenneth Libbrecht, Studying Snowflakes by Joseph Otterman and Curious About Snow by Gina Shaw.

JOB OPENING:  The Heart of America Library is seeking a Library Director.  This is a full-time salaried position answering to the Library Board.  Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent, library science minor preferred or three years library work with computer and bookkeeping skills.   A full job description is available at the library upon request.  Applications can be submitted to: (Attention Hiring Committee)

New in nonfiction is The Little Book of Rest: 100+ Ways to Relax and Restore Your Mind, Body, and Soul by Stephanie Thomas. The description reads, “Rest is no longer about just getting a good night’s sleep or taking an evening to relax on the couch and watch TV. It’s a radical act of self-care that asks you to take into account all the different aspects of yourself that need to rest and take a break. And The Little Book of Rest has everything you need to get started. In this book, you’ll find restful solutions that will impact each of every part of yourself, including:
-Your body: Yes, sleep is important. But did you know that taking a bubble bath to relax your muscles or practicing foam rolling can also help your body chill out?
-Your mind: Try some activities to help give your mind a break on those days when you’re distracted and unfocused like doing a ten-minute meditation or taking a thirty-minute break from your phone.
-Your emotions: After a stressful, difficult situation, your emotions need some cool down time too! Try cuddling with your pet or even spending ten minutes daydreaming about something pleasant.
-Your spirit: Even something as simple as lying on a beach or sitting outdoors and listening to nature sounds can be enough to give your soul the rest it needs. With insight into why resting—really resting—can benefit you and your community as a whole, this book is your guide to slowing down, letting go, and finding peace and healing within yourself.”

Also new in nonfiction is The Mayo Clinic Guide to Self Care:  Answers for Everyday Health Problems.

If you are a fan of the Wimpy Kid Diary series by Jeff Kinney, check out The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary:  How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood. The description reads, “The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary goes behind the scenes to tell the story of Greg Heffley from the funniest cartoon character ever, to a real live person on the big screen. A full-color diary complete with photographs, script pages, storyboard sketches, costume designs, and more hilarious Wimpy Kid drawings by Jeff Kinney. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary is the perfect companion to the phenomenally bestselling series.”

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