The Marcellus TWP Wood Memorial Library will be closed for the holidays December 24 – December 26 a December 31 – January 2, 2023. Happy Holidays!
Reading a variety of books is enjoyable and keeps the mind healthy and active. Reading broadens our understanding of the world and exposes us to new ideas, cultures, and people. According to best selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, “If you only read books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” Jeanette Winterson, a British author, wrote that “books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.” Variety makes life and reading interesting, and the books below are sure to appeal to many.
Accidental Kindness: A Doctor’s Notes on Empathy by Michael Stein, MD. Stein, a primary care physician and behavioral scientist, examines the often conflicting goals of patients and their doctors and explores whether the patient’s expectation of kindness within this relationship is realistic.
The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves by Alexandra Horowitz. The author explores what it is like to be a puppy by spending a year examining her own puppy’s daily activities and researching the science of early dog development. She focuses on the puppy’s point of view and notes similarities between her dog’s first year and that of the growing child. New puppy owners will find this book essential to successfully navigating the exciting and challenging first year of their puppy’s life.
My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin Hill. While preparing to sell his home, Clint Hill, a retired Secret Service agent now in his nineties, discovered a trunk filled with memorabilia and photos from his worldwide travels with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. He takes the reader on an incredible journey as he recounts the adventures he shared with one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic women.
The Name She Gave Me by Betty Culley. This young adult fiction book is a deeply emotional story about an adopted teenager exploring the meaning of family, friendship, and love in all of its many forms as she attempts to reconnect with her biological family.
Upcoming Library Events:
Preschool Story Hour: Stories, music, and movement for babies, toddlers and their caregivers! Wednesdays, November 30-December 21, 2022 at 10:15 AM.
Game Nights will be held on the last Wednesday of each month. You’re invited to gather, play games and socialize while enjoying coffee, tea and charcuterie. December 28, 2022 at 6:00 PM.
First Thursday Book Club: Join us to discuss what you’ve been reading this month and gain new recommendations from friends! Thursday, January 5, 2023 from noon to 1:00 PM.
Yoga with Dave Sivley: Cost is $5 per class. Bring a yoga mat, water and a towel. Mondays, January 9-February 27, 2023 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.