March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme for 2011 is "Eat Right With Color". National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the American Dietetic Association. It is designed to help us make informed food choices and improve our eating and physical activity habits.
Their Dietary Guidelines encourage us to eat more:
If you are lucky enough to have letters or memoirs passed down to you from your family, consider writing a book similar to this one by Gord Skinner. This book is filled with letters written by William H. Skinner to his family during the Civil War. He includes the images of the letters with a typed transcription on the page next to it for comparison. Other items are included such as pictures of the people he was writing to and his service records placed throughout the letters during the corresponding times. It was very interesting to watch the timeline unfold.
March may have rolled in like a lamb this year – but most won’t expect it to stay too tame. Two words: SPRING BREAK.
For many college students nationwide, spring break is the best time of year; rambunctious men and women dressed to impress, guzzling drinks until a series of bad decisions are inevitably made (and promptly forgotten). Rinse and repeat.
My son recently sent me a link to a YouTube video of the 600th anniversary celebration of the astronomical clock in Prague, Czech Republic, and what a celebration it was! Using a technology called video mapping, images were projected onto the clock that were breathtaking. Here is the video for you to enjoy.
March is National Nutrition Month. The library has a wide variety of books and videos to help you get healthy. MCPL has cookbooks, magazines and a variety of programs to help you get healthy. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any exercise or diet program. Getting outside, stretching your legs, and taking a walk around your neighborhood is a great way to get in shape. You can also pick up lots of gardening ideas from your neighbors’ yards while you’re exercising and thinking about diet.
It’s almost spring. Time to start thinking about getting your garden ready. The library has lots of books on planting, everything from fruit trees to vegetables. MCPL also has plenty of books on subjects from container gardening to how to take care of your flower gardens. And, MCPL carries a wide variety of how-to videos. MCPL offers programs on building a sidewalk garden. If you can imagine it, MCPL probably has something to help.
I read my first Nancy Drew book, The Mystery of Shadow Ranch, when I was in second grade, and after that I was hooked. Over the course of the next few years, I read every Nancy Drew book I could get my hands on. Now almost 20 years later, I get to host a program at the library celebrating my favorite detective, and I couldn’t be more excited! Hypers!
Most everyone I know uses Facebook to keep in touch with family and friends. If you are a Facebook user, check out our new Facebook page under Riverside Branch-Mid-Continent Public Library and "Like" us. Our Facebook page is a great way to get information about upcoming events and happenings.