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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Saturday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. Summer Reading Kickoff at Miller Branch! Join us for face painting & crafts; Wii games for teens; and instant prize drawings for adults. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library System. HCLS Signature Event. Monday, June 1, 10:30 a.m. The Columbia Orchestra Presents… at Miller Branch. Listen to child-friendly music while learning a little about families of instruments and how different instruments produce their sound. Families; 30 min. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before...

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Picture books to Inspire Little Explorers

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Reviews | 0 comments

May is almost over, school is coming to a close, and it is heating up out there. After the winter we had, everyone is excited to be out and about, but be careful! It’s easy to get dehydrated and overdo it. My recommendation, take frequent reading breaks. It’s his Big Day; Bulldozer can’t wait to invite all his friends to his party. He starts with Digger, “Guess what today is!” But the big machine isn’t interested in guessing, “I don’t need to guess, kid. Today is a scooping day.” Dump...

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Whoop! There It Is: What you need to know about the cough that is on the rise

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Health | 0 comments

Whooping cough is on the rise. Vaccination starts in infancy but booster shots are needed several times throughout your life. Decrease your odds of catching it.

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Non-fiction That’s Good for You: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Reviews | 0 comments

It begins one Halloween night, in the emergency room of a San Francisco hospital. A drunk, but stable victim, still in costume, is brought in with a stab wound to the belly. Triage begins with a head to toe exam, a monitoring of pulse and pressure, consciousness, a call to the blood bank – just in case, and so on. Finally, he’s wheeled into an operating room to confirm that his bowel’s intact. In the end, it’s to be stitched up. No biggie, and no need for the worst-case scenario: a trauma team’s “crash into the operating room,...

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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Sunday & Monday, May 24 & May 25: Howard County Library System Closed in Observance of Memorial Day Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 p.m. Invitation to the Ballet at Central Branch. Students of Misako Ballet perform classical ballet and contemporary dances. Children from the audience may learn a quick piece and perform it. Register online or by calling 410-313-7883. Wednesday, May 27, 7:00 p.m. Food for Thought Book Discussion on Ellie Krieger at Glenwood Branch. Borrow a cookbook from HCLS by the chef of the evening, prepare a few recipes at...

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Do you hear what I hear? Or could it be tinnitus?

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Health | 0 comments

Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can cause stress and interfere with your life. Read about tinnitus symptoms and find tips for relief from a Johns Hopkins specialist.

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Older Americans Month

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Health | 0 comments

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA, initially passed in 1965, supports a wide range of home and community-based services that promote healthy aging and independence. These programs and services such as Meals-on-Wheels, caregiver support, job training and elder abuse protection are vital because the population in the United States is growing older. This May in honor of the anniversary of OAA, the Administration for Community Living’s theme for Older Americans Month is “Get into the Act.”...

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Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Classes, Events | 0 comments

Saturday, May 16, 2:00 p.m. I’m Going to Be A Big Brother or Sister at Elkridge. Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding your baby. Resources for parents, too. Families; 30 – 45 min. In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Well & Wise event. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class. Monday, May 18, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30...

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Streaming Fitness

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Fitness, Reviews | 0 comments

  Did you know that exercise videos are just a click away? We want to get in shape and have fun doing it. Variety keeps us motivated as well as taking on all aspects of fitness, including aerobic capacity, endurance, strength, toning, balance, and flexibility. If you have a computer and a Howard County Library System card (special 75th anniversary edition available right now), you can stream health and fitness videos. While you’re at it, download energizing music to keep you moving on your walk or select an inspirational audiobook...

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Itchin’ for Allergy Answers? Get Your Remedy with our Local Allergist

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Health | 0 comments

Allergies can affect quality of life as much as many other chronic diseases. Read on for tips to best manage your allergies this season.

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