May 24, 2017

Adult Summer Reading

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Summer reading is for adults too!

Why participate? You can win prizes, find a new author to love, and inspire your friends and families to read!

This year we have created Book Lovers Bingo! Pick up a Bingo Card (or DOWNLOAD card one and card two here) and hand it in for great prizes every week! Each bingo card will also enter you into the Grand Prize Drawing for a $50 card to Toadstool.

(By the way, the Youth Service’s Department has created an awesome line-up for Kids and Young Adults. You can find the schedule here.)

Here are our Summer Reading Events:

Stacks: Saturday August 5th from 6-8pm. Our new monthly after-hours event features live music, snacks, and a laid back vibe for families and friends to mingle and hang out. We will be featuring art created at the MAXT makerspace and have yummy snacks. This is all ages!

CookBook Club: Meets the first Thursday of the month all summer long (Please note we are meeting June 8th for the June meeting)! Pick up a cookbook anytime during the month and prepare a dish that inspires you. Bring your dish to share with our growing group of cooks and foodies! Library provides all cutlery/napkins/sparkling water.

Wellness Lunch and Learn: The public is invited to bring a lunch and join in the conversation.  All programs begin at noon and are held at the Library.  The series is free and open to the public. The Wellness Lunch and Learn is brought to you in collaboration with The Cornucopia Project.

June 8 – The Lean and Clean Cleanse – Ruth Clark, RD,LD,MPH

Are you feeling sluggish and achy? Are you struggling with your weight? Has brain fog and moodiness become a way of life?  This workshop may be the answer.  Ruth will introduce you to a safe, gentle, effective approach to cleansing and detox. Designed with busy people in mind, the program makes it easy for virtually anyone to achieve better vitality, more energy, and a leaner, healthier body.

Ruth Clark is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Public Health and over 35 years experience in the health and wellness field.  She lives in Sharon with an office in Peterborough and sees clients in Keene (Jeni’s Skin Care).  Ruth specializes in mid-life women who are struggling with weight, mood and fatigue to regain their energy and vitality.

June 22 – Cooking what you know with vegetables you may have just met! – Paige Lindell

Several short films by renowned chef Jamie Oliver will be screened and followed with a talk by Paige Lindell about strategies for using local foods in recipes and how to address the challenges and rewards of seasonal meal planning. Paige has been working in restaurants and kitchens near and far for 12 years. She believes in the power of food to shape communities and is working to find ways to be more neighborly through nourishing food.

July 6 – A Taste of Mindfulness – Pam Erdmann, M.Ed

This workshop will begin with an experiential adventure with Mindfulness.  Following, we will discuss what Mindfulness is and isn’t, its origins and current applications and touch on some of the benefits of Mindfulness as evidenced in the most current research.

Pam has taught Mindfulness in both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Correctional Systems, in hospitals, schools, corporations and the U. Mass. Clinic.  Currently she supervises MBSR teachers at U. Mass, Southern California University at San Diego and the University of Wales, Bangor, Wales.

July 22 – Healthy benefits of pasture-raised meat, milk, and eggs – Dan Holmes

Don’t miss this eye-opening and informative talk by farmer Dan Homes of Four Winds Farm in Peterborough. He will discuss the nutritional difference between pasture raised meat and dairy and those raised conventionally (grain-fed in massive feedlots). Formerly with Sunnyfield Farm, Dan and his wife Ruth have been farming for more than 30 years and are devoted to providing their community with healthy alternatives to mass-produced meat and dairy.

August 3 – Living in Harmony with the Seasons: An Introduction to the Five Elements – Kate McCarthy, Lic. Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)

For thousands of years, Chinese philosophy has held that good health is a result of five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) being in harmony. It’s also a powerful way to think about how our bodies work. Learn how to find better balance – in your body and your life – and feel more connected to the natural world throughout the seasons. For those interested in experiencing acupuncture, Kate will also offer a 20-minute group session focused relaxation and stress-reduction. Free!

Kate McCarthy, Lic. Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) practices Five Element Acupuncture at Rooted Spirit Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in Peterborough, NH.

August 17 – Food as Medicine for 60+ – Presenter To Be Announced

Learn how our nutritional needs change as we age and how food can nourish our bodies for a greater sense of well-being and overall health. Presenter to be announced.

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Author: Corinne Chronopoulos
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