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Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience - 26 Aug 2014

The name says it all. This engrossing collection brings history to life. Popular British blogger, Shaun Usher has selected 125 letters written by entertainers, artists, presidents, queens, and ordinary citizens. Letters of Note includes fanciful, profound, and often surprising letters, like Annie Oakley’s offer to President McKinley on the eve of the Spanish American War, to place a contingent of 50 lady sharpshooters at his disposal.  A companion paragraph, that sets the piece in context, accompanies each letter.  Most communications also include a photograph of the original letter to enhance the reading experience. You’ll find this treat on the New Books shelf (808.86 LETTERS).
Antiques Roadshow - 21 Aug 2014

Antiques Roadshow Insider
Have an interest in antiques?  Do you enjoy knowing the worth of old items so that you can look for them when you go picking?  Then you will love the Antiques Roadshow Insider.  Such an interesting look at dazzling pieces, paintings and framed historical documents.  The July issue covers the current interest in Texas art and the “pioneering painters” who wandered in this part of our country from Germany to paint landscapes and animals .  They gave quite a depiction of life in Texas in the 1800’s. 

June issue has pictures and worth of stunning jewelry pieces for collectors to appreciate and also covers an enjoyable article on “classic comedians”.   If you are looking to have a yard sale anytime soon, there is some very good information on how to proceed successfully.

Auction news and trends are covered in the current August issue so come in, sit down and take a look.  All copies can be checked out except the most current issue.
What is HIIT? - 19 Aug 2014
HIIT is the acronym for High Intensity Interval Training.  HIIT is any workout that alternates short periods of intense exercise with recovery periods.  For example: combining five cycles of one-minute intense periods with two-minutes of recovery will total a fifteen minute HIIT workout.

But any workout has be beneficial (especially if it includes the word "intensity" in the title) or you won't do it.  So, what are the benefits of HIIT workouts?

  1. Efficiency.  These workouts will get you in and out a lot faster than traditional "steady state" workouts. The shorter sessions will burn more calories and get you in better shape than a much longer session on the treadmill. 
  2. Maintain Your Muscles.  Doing a HIIT routine instead of traditional cardio will help you maintain muscle.  And guess what muscle does?  It burns more calories, even at rest.  So if you want to lose weight, HIIT can help.
  3. No Equipment Needed.  This is a body weight only exercise.  Since you are pushing yourself hard, equipment will only get in the way.  You don't have to purchase an expensive piece of equipment that will become a coat hanger in three months - just do HIIT!
Where do you get started with HIIT?  Check out a free DVD from your library, of course! 

10 Minute Solution: High Intensity Interval Training demonstrates five 10-minute HIIT workouts.  They are intense, but remember they are short, so the pain will not last for long.  Each workout has a unique design, so you will have variety with this DVD.

UFit by Cindy Whitmarsh is a hybrid of HIIT, as it incorporates weights.  There are periods of intense cardio, but Cindy uses weights during recovery to perform toning exercises.  There are two 20-minute segments: Upper Body Bliss and Lower Body Blast.

One of the toughest interval workouts is Insanity.  That is because its intensity/recovery intervals are inverted.  The intense work intervals are longer than traditional HIIT, with shorter recovery periods.   For extreme results, millions believe in this method.  Your library has the Insanity 10 DVD set.

Now that you have some options, choose a DVD and HIIT it!

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Fall I 2014 Storytime Non-Cardholder Registration! -
When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - All Day

Non-Cardholder registration starts today for the Fall I 2014 Storytime. To register go to the September calendar and select ONE storytime for your age group. Register once for all 5 weeks!
Crafty Friends -
When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Join the Crafty Friends, a group of our Friends of the Library, who make crafts to sell in support of Library programs. The Crafty Friends meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10 AM. Contact Lisa Hull at the link below for more information about this program and the Crafty Friends.
Busy Bags -
When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Parents only; no childcare. Join the Friends of the Library for $10/year and attend our Busy Bag workshop where you will assemble 12 different busy bags for your child, all housed in a special Friends of the Library tote bag.

No programs for Fri
No programs for Sat
When: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - All Day
Where: All Rooms

When: Monday, September 01, 2014 - All Day
Where: All Rooms

TEEN: Hold for Teen Event -
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - All Day
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Duct tape is awesome and comes in so many colors! Join us for our first ever open crafting time. Create something of your own or use one of our many books to create a unique item.
PAWS to Read -
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 7 – 12. Our therapy dogs love listening to your books and stories. Sign up for 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time!
Introduction to -
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us in Computer Lab B as certified genealogist Betty Warren will teach you how to research your family history using Basic computer skills required. ADULTS ONLY, INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Babies in Jammies -
When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages Birth – 11 months. Babies with their parents will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action playing, a short book, and play time. Even if your baby sleeps through the program, adults will enjoy learning new and old familiar songs while meeting others.
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