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Picks of the Litter(ati), March 8th

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So many good books! I wish I had the time to read all of them. Here’s what caught my eye today:

The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads, by Ammon Shea

High Society: The Central Role of Mind-Altering Drugs in History, Science and Culture, by Mike Jay

Check out new books at your local library! And be sure to browse our “New and Notable” section for new books, music and movies!

Picks of the Litter(ati), March 7th

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On Mondays, I always gravitate toward our shelf of new books. I’ve usually been relaxing over the weekend, and on the first day back to work, I crave some intellectual stimulation. Here are some books that called out to me today:

  • 33 Men: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners, by Jonathan Franklin
  • the mesh: why the future of business is sharing, by Lisa Gansky
  • Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women, edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre
  • The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul, by Dave Bruno
  • Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, by Gabrielle Hamilton

Stop by your local library for a huge range of new books!

Mind, Body, Spirit, Success!

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Central Library’s recent Mind, Body, Spirit Weekend was a great success, with each program drawing over 100 participants! With programs on happiness, mindfulness, herbs, spirituality, and more, this was a weekend that inspired a huge number of Calgarians!

Craving more information? Visit your library and stock up on books, CDs, MP3s, or DVDs. Or, download e-books from our e-library! We’ve got a huge range of books, and health and wellness is one of our most popular topics. Browse for books on massage, diet, yoga, exercise, happiness, emotional health, spirituality, alternative health and tons more!

Also, let our information desk staff assist you in finding academic material through our e-library. Locate reputable, current, and peer-reviewed information about chronic conditions, medications, alternative health and medicine, and more.

Some time ago, I watched a TV program about people who were trying to make dramatic improvements to their health. One of the procedures that each person had to endure was colon hydrotherapy. I wondered about whether this could possibly be effective (after all, some variation of it has been practiced since ancient Egyptian days…), and so rather than googling, I searched our e-library for scholarly articles on the subject. I’ll never forget having my research interrupted by a somewhat shocked looking co-worker, who kindly ignored my red face, and pretended as if nothing was out of the ordinary. Note to self: these articles are available from home!

What’s the healthiest response to life in general mortification in particular? Just breathe.

Stay well!

Say “Ahhhhhhhhhh…………….”

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A new book caught my eye this afternoon: “The World’s Best Massage Techniques: The Complete Illustrated Guide”, by Victoria Jordan Stone. It features innovative bodywork practices from around the world, and includes lots of helpful images.

And now…I’ve got plans for the weekend! I’m going to grab my guy, light some candles, and get ready to have my meridians thoroughly stimulated! “Ahhh….”

This book covers Swedish, Thai and hot stone massage techniques. It also discusses Shiatsu, Tantsu and Lomi Lomi. I’ve never even heard of some of these, but I’m excited to learn more!

If you’ve got an interest in massage (and who doesn’t love a good rub-down?!) then drop by your local library and browse section 615.

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