Adult News, Reviews & Information
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 2:42pm
Cities for Life
Currently, it is projected that one in three Alabamians born after 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Cities for Life, a diabetes management program in Birmingham, Alabama led by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation with support from Sanofi US, strives to help change these numbers. Birmingham was selected for Cities for Life out of more than 50 cities, not only because Alabama has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the country, but also for its visible commitment to improving the lives of its citizens.
Homewood has two more months of programming focusing on healthy, balanced living which is the best preventative to getting diabetes and the best tool to manage diatebetes if you already have it.
Food Integrated Training With Jennifer Cole Conn, Thursday, August 1, 6pm in the Round Auditorium: Join us as we welcome Jennifer Cole Conn, of Food Integrated Training, manages the Farmhouse a local food and lifestyle forum and market featuring whole and natural foods. She is a Certified Holistic Health Care Professional and Personal Trainer. Jennifer will teach us how to design a program to make long lasting changes as it relates to food and lifestyle. Learn how easy it is to prepare foods at home so that you can control the amount of sodium, sugar, fats in your diet and take back control of your life.
The 5 Essentials of Health with Dr. Krystal: Nutrition, Friday, August 2, at 11am in the Large Auditorium: Having a sound mind/spirit, healthy nervous system, lean and oxygenated muscles, quality nutrition and minimized toxins involves an emphasis on fitness and nutrition. Join us for the first in our series focusing on nutrition with Dr. Krystal Drwencke, a chiropractor from Homewood Friends & Family Chiropractic, shares tips for a healthier lifestyle for a more enjoyable life.
The 5 Essentials of Health with Dr. Krystal: Regulating Your Blood Sugar, Friday, August 9, at 11am in the Large Auditorium: Join us as Dr. Krystal Drwencke teaches us how to regulate your current blood sugar so that you can stop the direction of your health towards disease and bring yourself back to health.
The 5 Essentials of Health with Dr. Krystal: Fitness & Exercise, Friday, September 6, at 11am in the Large Auditorium: Join us as Dr. Krystal Drwencke teaches us the benefits of exercise and how to implement new fitness into your life at any age or state of health. You do not have to spend hours in the gym to achieve great fitness, boost heart health and look/feel good.
Diabetes Survival Skills with Whitney Guin of The Diabetes Store, Thursday, September 12, at 6:30pm in the Large Auditorium: The Diabetes Store is a Durable Medical Equipment Company and a Pharmacy, meaning that they can provide patients with their diabetic testing supplies, pump supplies and diabetic medications at greatly discounted cost. They offer free diabetes education classes taught by a Certified Diabetes Educator 4 or 5 classes a month, educating patients on the meaning, causes, symptoms and complications of Diabetes, and Carbohydrate Counting and Meal Planning. Whitney will be provide information on diabetes management and survival skills for the patient as well as family members.
The 5 Essentials of Health with Dr. Krystal: Toxicity, Friday, September 13, at 11am in the Large Auditorium: Join us as Dr. Krystal Drwencke explores toxicity: how it can be present in our everyday life (from our water to the utensils we cook with), how to recognize it and how these toxins affect our health long term.
Healthy Eating Around the World With Chef “E” – French Cuisine, Monday, September 16, at 6pm in the Large Auditorium: During the third in the series featuring foods from around the world, Chef "E" will teach participants basic fun steps in making and preparing delicious French food. This program elaborates on the slow food movement's philosophy of homegrown ingredients, and family participation in meal preparation. Reservations required. Contact Leslie west, 205-332-6620 or email@example.com
The 5 Essentials of Health with Dr. Krystal: Time & Stress Management, Friday, September 27, at 11am in the Large Auditorium: The fifth essential involves areas such as managing your time, improving and maintaining peaceful relationships with others and getting adequate amounts of rest. Health comes from within, so by addressing these areas you will improve negative attitudes and cultivate a sense of overall peace and well-being.Join us as Dr. Krystal Drwencke teaches us some things we can do to better manage our time and stress levels.
~ Leslie West
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 4:37pm
The following books are scheduled to be released in August 2013
PLACE YOUR HOLDS TODAY!
*RELEASE DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY PUBLISHER*
Blind Justice (William Monk Series #19) by Anne Perry
Compound Fractures by Stephen White
Declan's Cross (Sharpe & Donovan Series #3) by Carla Neggers
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
Holy Orders: A Quirke Novel by Benjamin Black
Hotshot by Julie Garwood
How the Light Gets In (Armand Gamache Series #9) by Louise Penny
The Infatuations by Javier Marias, translated by Margaret Jull Costa
The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth
The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards
The Last Witness by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV
Mistress by James Patterson and David Ellis
Omens: A Cainsville Novel by Kelley Armstrong
Rose Harbor in Bloom (Rose Harbor Series #2) by Debbie Macomber
A Spider in the Cup (Joe Sandilands Series #11) by Barbara Cleverly
Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger
A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
Tragic by Robert K. Tanenbaum
The Truth by Michael Palin
Undead and Unsure by MaryJanice Davidson
Under a Texas Sky by Dorothy Garlock
The Whole Enchilada: A Novel of Suspense by Diane Mott Davidson
Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America by Dan Balz and James Silberman (Editor)
Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877 by Brenda Wineapple
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn
Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, and Dixie's Last Quarter by Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemiensk
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 9:13am
I don’t usually read Stephen King novels, because they scare the heck out of me. When Joyland was announced though, it was billed as a non-horror mystery novel with potential teen or new adult appeal. That sounded like something I’d enjoy.
Joyland is written in the style of a fictional memoir of a long-ago year. The narrator is Dev Jones, a 60-year-old editor of trade magazines who once dreamed of being an acclaimed author. Speaking directly to the audience, Dev takes us back to 1973, the most melancholy – and eventful - year of his life. That year 21-year-old Dev suffered his first ever broken heart, moved to the beach, sold fun for a season, wore the fur, became a hero (twice), lost his virginity, and solved a cold case serial murder.
King’s storytelling is masterful, and the book absolutely flows. It’s not a thriller or even much of a mystery, but the characters are well-drawn and interesting. The memoir-style of the novel did detract from the tension and suspense of the story, as characters mentioned in 1973 are referenced by the older Dev in their later years, letting me know that they were not victims of the serial killer and I could relax about their welfare. Additionally, the meandering in and out of the story by 60-year-old Dev was a bit distracting for me. I liked getting into the 1973 mood and atmosphere, and didn’t enjoy being pulled out of it with more modern references to Dev’s current life, even if the transitions were smooth and well done.
Overall I recommend this book, but to adults, not teens. Not because of the content or language, though that would put this book on an older teen level, but because it would take an unusual teen to get into this coming-of-age reminiscence. One thing is for certain, don’t judge this book by its cover and delve into it expecting something more salacious. It is a good story, though, and I enjoyed it.