Who doesn't want to get more active in the New Year? Have you ever heard a song that you couldn't help moving around to? The library's collection of CDs will inspire you with multitudes of peppy tunes. "Pink Friday" by Nicki Minaj, "I am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance" by Ke$ha or any of the Music Now CDs will get you moving. Your time on the bike or treadmill will seem like mere minutes while enjoying these CDs.
And why stop at the CDs, in the 641 area of non-fiction, you'll find cookbooks that range from raw vegan cuisine to decadent baking recipes. In the 613 area of non-fiction, you will find fitness guides and information on health and nutrition. In the 613 area of non-fiction DVDs, you will find work out DVDs. The library is packed with materials to help you find your new "you."
Did you receive a new kitchen appliance over the holidays? The library probably has a cook book specifically for your new toy. I received a Dutch Oven. I requested, "The Dutch oven cookbook: recipes for the best pot in your kitchen" by Sharon Kramis. The varied recipes range from appetizers to soups, stews and even deserts, like Beignets; I feel that I am on the right track with using this new appliance in my kitchen. The library has cook books specifically for slow cookers, rice cookers, even cook books devoted to smoking meat.
So if you are like me, you'll put on an upbeat CD and sit on the couch, read the excellent cook book you checked out from the library while watching the work out DVD (on mute), thinking, "Wow, that looks rather painful." Just remember: the only painful thing about how much the library has to offer is carrying everything you checked out to your car.
--Erin C., Mid-County Branch