Sunday, December 28, 2014
We all know that New Year's resolutions are well-intentioned, yet are easy to break. Your resolutions will be easier to stick with if you tell others about them, or write them down. If you can make it through January, your chances of success lasting throughout the year are much better. Somers Library has a wealth of resources to help you get started with your New Year's resolutions.
Trying to lose weight? Books on on weight loss plans are located in 613.25. Need a great exercise DVD to complement your weight loss plan? The library has a considerable collection...look for 613.7 in the DVDs.
How about getting out those knitting needles, or learn how to sew? There are all kinds of craft books in the 745.5 area. You will find books on quilting, decoupage, candle making, soap making, embroidery, crochet, wood carving, scrapbooking, origami, polymer clay crafts, painting and photography, just to name a few.
If you want to get organized or adopt a simpler lifestyle to have time to do more meaningful things, check out the 648.8 section. In this area you will find a wealth of books on organizing, and tips to help you take charge of your life.
Perhaps you would like to cook at home more, and eat out less. The library has a wealth of cookbooks to help you become inspired to learn new recipes in the 641 section. Are you itching to try some new desserts? Tips on baking can be found in 641.518. Books that teach you how to can or preserve are located in 641.42. How about learning how to prepare French dishes? Look for books on French cookery in the 641.5944 area.
One of the library’s largest collections is of self-help books, located in the 158.1 area. You will find information on how to deal with abusive relationships, overcoming the need to be perfect, living in the present, discovering your purpose in life and changing things for the better, and mastering the art of manifesting your wishes.
Take advantage of all the library has to offer you in addition to books and movies -- free lectures, concerts, educational programs, films, and story-times. You can find a calendar of events by clicking here. While you are at it, check out our Pinterest boards by clicking here. Each board covers a specific theme or genre and showcases a variety of books on that topic.
We wish you all a very Happy New Year, and may your resolutions be realized in 2015!
Posted by Valerie Herman - Somers at 12:23 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
So many books, so little time. With longer winter evening hours, there is more time for reading, so now is a great time to catch up on some of the bigger books you have always wanted to read! The following list features fiction titles about books that seem intimidating in their length, but are so very worth the time it takes to read..
►Anna Karinina by Leo Tolstoy
►Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
►Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
►Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
►Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
►War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
►Mary Queen of Scotland & the Isles by Margaret George
►The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
►And Ladies of the Club by Helen Santmyer
►Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
►Coming Home by Rosamind Pilcher
►Somerset by Leila Meacham
►Hawaii by James Michener
►Penguin Book of Irish Fiction by Colm Toibin
►Drood by Dan Simmons
►The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
►The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
►Vanity Fair by William Thackery
►Game of Thrones by George Martin
►Name of the Rose by Eco Umberto
►I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
►Winds of War by Herman Wouk
►The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
►London by Edward Rutherfurd
►Sophies Choice by William Styron
►Underworld by Don DeLillo
Posted by Valerie Herman - Somers at 11:04 AM