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A sampling of a Peanuts collection. Everything from Christmas to baseball Charlie Brown style.
The Library recently received a gift of cookbooks from a patron and her family. Drop in at the Library and maybe find a new family favorite.
It is Dr. Seuss’s birthday!!! Born Theodore Geisel in 1904. Geisel went to work with his father, a zookeeper, the future Dr. Seuss ran around in cages with baby tigers, etc.. Seuss was his mother’s maiden name. Dr. Seuss felt young reader’s needed books that brought fun not the dull “see spot run”. A publisher challenged him to write a book a 1st grader could not put down. The Cat in the Hat answered the challenge. “Every word has to count” Dr. Seuss said.
Story hour returns today Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m.
Come, have fun!!!
There will be no Story Hour this Saturday, February 23, 2013. Story Hour will return next Saturday, March 2, 2013. See you there!!!
George Washington, born in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1732, was elected President as the unanimous choice of the 69 electors in 1788, serving two terms in office. His inauguration speech was 133 words long, lasting 90 seconds. Instead of a powdered wig like other fashionable people, he put powder on his own hair. “Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.”
Signing on for a two month part-time job at the Laguna Honda hospital in San Francisco, Dr. Victoria Sweet became mesmerized by the place and stayed for 20 years. As the last almshouse in the country, a facility charged with the extended care of those who have fallen on hard times, Dr. Sweet discovers a place where a different kind of medicine was practiced.
Laced with stories of patients and the struggles of changes in the health care system, Dr. Sweet’s book provides a surprisingly fascinating account that questions how health care is practiced in this country today. As she watches the shift from patient care to implementation of more and more management, she makes a case for what she calls “slow medicine”. Medicine where time is spent listening to a patients’ concerns and symptoms – evaluating the entire person – rather than throwing multiple expensive tests their way. Medicine that spends more on clinic care by nurses and physicians instead of management.
Sound dry? It isn’t! The San Francisco Chronicle writes: “You might not expect a book about San Francisco’s most downtrodden patients to be a page-turner, but it is. With its colorful cast of characters battling the tide of history, God’s Hotel is a remarkable journey into the essence of medicine.”
Join us, Monday, February 25 at 6 pm at the Oswego Public Library as our book club discusses “God’s Hotel”. Stop by to reserve your copy, or download it for reading on your e-reader. “God’s Hotel” is a “must read” for anyone in the health care profession from management, clinical or patient. The discussion is sure to be lively!