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Cure For the Winter Blues
It’s that time of year again. For some people, the winter months are a welcomed time of year…a time of celebrating the holidays with family and friends, fun filled snow days, and relaxing by a cozy fire with a good book. For others, winter can bring about mood changes, a lack of energy, and often depression. If you are one of those people who dread the winter months, you may have what is commonly known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the “winter blues.”
Highlights From Our Newest Poetry - January 18, 2019
Robert the Devil, trans. by Samuel N. Rosenberg
Page one of this poem started “Now hear this, young and old: / Once there was, in days gone by, / A noble duke in Normandy.” By page two, his wife was childless and crying, “God, you must hate me … Satan … help me, I pray!”
It won’t surprise you to hear that the son they end up with is the titular Robert the Devil. I’d never heard of it before – apparently this is the first modern English translation of the 13th-century Robert le Diable. The plot moves forward quickly, the language is nice and clear, and I’m definitely looking forward to reading the rest of it; sometimes, in a world where almost all poetry published is lyric, it’s nice to go back to a good old narrative poem.
The book "The new essentials cookbook" provides a large variety of recipes from breakfast to dinner. It also gives you helpful tips and lessons on each recipe. Not sure how to take those pesky bones out of salmon? This book has a great tip on page 371!
These are a few of our new winter picture books! Stop in and check some out, they are great for a cold winters day. We have plenty of holiday books to pick from too!
Early Lliteracy Begins with You
Mead offers Early Literacy programs such as a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and our interactive storytimes.
Help your child get ready to read by calling Youth Services 459-3400 ext. 3404 or visit us and chat with a librarian.
Hoopla is an awesome digital resource that is FREE with your library card! Hoopla offers immediate access to not only e-books and e-audiobooks, but also movies, music, and a great selection of graphic novels. You can access this service online at www.hoopladigital.com or by downloading the Hoopla app on your Apple or Android devices.