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Which Diet is Right for You? - 29 Jan 2015


With the aid of health experts, U.S. News has evaluated and ranked 35 diets.  You can find the full article here.  They rated the diets based on several criteria: Short-term weight loss, long-term weight loss, easy-to-follow, nutrition, safety, diabetes health, heart health.


To help you reach your weight-loss goals, your library has resources from three of the top-rated diets.


#1 is the DASH Diet. 


DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.  This diet received the top scores for Safety and Nutrition.  The basic formula of this diet is:

·         Consume potassium, calcium, protein and fiber by eating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy

·         Shun calorie- and fat-laden sweets and red meat

·         Cut back on salt


This diet started as a means to cut high blood pressure, but also works to reduce weight.  That sounds like a win-win.

Follow this link to your library's resources for the DASH diet.


The next two diets tied for #3.


The Mayo Clinic Diet


The first part of this diet is “Lose it!” and it focuses on 15 key habits, some to initiate and some they’ll advise you to stop.  This part restricts sugar except for those found in fruits and vegetables.  


After two weeks, you go into “Live it!”  In this part, you learn how many calories you should eat to either maintain or lose weight.  The good news is that no food group is off limits.  

The Mayo Clinic is a great source for health information.  Take a look at our Mayo Clinic Diet resources.


Weight Watchers Diet


Weight Watchers diet came out as number one for best weight-loss diet, as well as the easiest to follow.  Weight Watchers Points Plus was launched in 2010.  It gives every food a point value.  Choices that fill you up the longest “cost” the least.  You can eat whatever you want as long as you keep within your points target. 

For the most up-to-date information, we subscribe to the Weight Watchers magazine.  We also have several Weight Watchers cookbooks.  You can see what we have here

The world of dieting can be confusing.  A good way to get information is at your library.  In this article, we've only listed three diets, but we have information on many more. Come visit your library to find the one that's right for you.






It’s Food for Fines Time! - 28 Jan 2015


Always needed: Canned meats, Soup & Cereal!

February 1 – 28 is a great time at the Library, it's the month our customers can erase their overdue fines and benefit local families in need.

During the month of February, each non-perishable food item donated at one of our Circulation Desks can be used to erase $1 in overdue fines* owed to Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.  *Please read our small print below!   

All donations will benefit the Zionsville Food Pantryat Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St. 

Launched by the Library in 1997, our Food for Fines event can’t help but make everyone involved smile. The generosity of Zionsville residents is demonstrated each year, and mounds of food are donated for the needy! 

Over 600 families seek assistance from the food pantry annually, and Zionsville residents play a key role in providing some of the thousands of bags of food used to fill that need.  Now is the best time to donate. 

With numerous food drives occurring in the fall and spring, pantry shelves can become bare during February when donations drop off.  Yet, pantry volunteers must plan ahead for the Spring Break holiday when requests for assistance increase from families who normally receive some meals at school. 

Needed items include canned meats, boxed dinner mixes, canned meals, cereal, peanut butter, rice mixes, fruit juices, and baking supplies including oil, flour and sugar. Consideration is also given to families with food allergies, so any items that are gluten free, or do not contain nuts or dairy are also welcome. Click here for a full list of suggested donations. 

All area residents are invited to drop off donations at the Library, erase their overdue fines, and help the numerous families within our community who need assistance feeding their families! 

*Here's our small print: Only overdue fines owed to Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library can be erased during this program.  Lost, damaged and collection fees are not eligible.  Fines owed to other Evergreen libraries cannot be paid with food donations. We cannot accept expired food, sample sizes or items in glass containers.  Please check expiration dates before donating any food items. 

Coming Soon: 2015 Newbery and Caldecott Awards - 27 Jan 2015
The Library will be celebrating more than Groundhog Day on Monday, February 2 this year because the much anticipated Newbery and Caldecott Awards, along with many other awesome Youth Media Awards will be announced.  If you are as excited as we are, you can listen to a live webcast from home beginning at 8:00 AM! 

The Newbery Award is awarded for distinguished literature.  Brown Girl Dreaming has received a lot of buzz about winning the Newbery Medal this year, and it has been flying off of our shelf!  Check out other Newbery contenders on Pinterest.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished picture book of the year.  Take a peek at your local Librarian's picks for the 2015 Caldecott Award.
Miss Caitlin's prediction for the 2015 Caldecott Award is Winter is Coming illustrated by Jim LaMarche.


Miss Kelli's prediction for the 2015 Caldecott Award is The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
Miss Danielle's prediction for the 2015 Caldecott Award is The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat

Miss Julie's prediction for the 2015 Caldecott Award is Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson

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Romp and Stomp -
When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Lora Hussey Room

Family Program. Join us at the Library as we get wild with music and movement!
Reading is Filling -
When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Parent/Child Chess Club -
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Family program. Join the Parent/Child Chess Club at the Library on Saturday mornings to challenge your mind! Kids and parents can spend quality time together learning the game of chess. It doesn't matter if you are a chess expert or don't even know how the pieces will move, we will find a place for you!
Reading is Filling -
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
Reading is Filling -
When: Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
Wonderful Ones -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 23 months. The one-year-olds' program focuses on a theme and uses books, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, puppets, songs and a craft.
Terrific Twos -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 24 - 35 months. Two-year-olds are exploring the world around them and their storytime covers a wide range of themes using books, puppets, songs, fingerplays, complete with a craft.
Books 'n Babies -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages birth to 11 months. Babies will enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, action playing, a short book and play time.
Reading is Filling -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
Toddler Zone -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
eTots- Apps for iPads -
When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Parents. Did you get a new iPad and want to learn how to use it with your child? Bring your own iPad. We will discover music and education apps. We will download free trial apps, share tips and research on appropriate use of the iPad with young children.

Toddler Zone -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 to 35 months. This active and fun-filled program uses books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and nursery rhymes to foster a familiar environment for little ones where they feel comfortable to learn.
PreSchool Pals -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Three to six year-old children are introduced to longer stories and will enjoy various interactive activities, fingerplays, use of the flannelboard, songs and a craft.
Reading is Filling -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
PAWS to Read -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 7 – 12. Read for 15 minutes to a therapy dog.
Just The Facts Nonfiction Book Club -
When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to discuss a different nonfiction book on the first Tuesday of each month, in the Conversation Corner on the second floor. Please register to get a reminder phone call or email. February's Pick will be "Travels With Charley" by John Steinbeck.
Wonderful Ones -
When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 12 - 23 months. The one-year-olds' program focuses on a theme and uses books, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, puppets, songs and a craft.
Terrific Twos -
When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Mayfield North and South

Ages 24 - 35 months. Two-year-olds are exploring the world around them and their storytime covers a wide range of themes using books, puppets, songs, fingerplays, complete with a craft.
Reading is Filling -
When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you want anything more than books or chocolate? The Library will give you both when you pick up a Challenge Sheet at the second floor reference desk between Jan. 5 and Feb. 28. Simply fill out your name and your Challenge, and you’re good to go. No computers, no passwords, easy as pie. Your Challenge is up to you. In years past, people have gotten themselves to tackle that stack of magazines that has been piling up, or read a few books outside of their comfort zone. Maybe there are a few classics you’ve always wanted to crack open, or perhaps you’d like to buckle down and try some nonfiction. Or, you can simply vow to devote more time to books, such as reading during every lunch break or always listening to audiobooks on the way home. Whatever the challenge, now is the time to conquer it. Return your Challenge Sheet by Feb. 28 for a shot at a gift bag.
TEEN: Game On! -
When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Get moving with the XBox or Wii in the Teen Area. No registration is needed, just come in and have fun. TV not on? Just ask the friendly librarian! For students in grades 6-12 and college.
TEEN: Teen Council -
When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lora Hussey and Olive Hoffman Rooms

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to help change how we do programming. Registration not required, just show up.
Health Care Book Club -
When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conversation Corner, second floor.
Doctors and nurses aren’t perfect. Nor are the systems in which they work. Fortunately, consumers now have access to lots of information about how health care works. In our Health Care Book Club, we’ll discuss books, periodicals and online resources about health care so you have the information you need when you or a member of your family becomes a patient.
For more information, call Bob 317 694-5906.
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