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Health & Wellness: Regarding My Son

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501
Sonia Usatch-Kuhn's memorable chapbook, Regarding My Son, takes the reader on a journey through a mother and son's desperate journey to make sense amidst the son's schizophrenia. The author will be available to discuss her poetry and how her poetry reflects her turmoil, love, struggles, and triumphs over mental illness. "I open my eyes/caress your cheek/weave you whole again."

Gail Howard with the Lenoir Memorial Hospital will also reveal a new, cutting-edge initiative that puts your health history at your fingertips. Howard will show you how to set-up and navigate MyLMH patient portal, which provides you the flexibility to view your lab and radiology results, physician notes, and other health history over a secure internet connect.

Antuan Hawkins
(252) 527-7066, ext. 120
ahawkins@neuselibrary.org



Health & Wellness: Stroke Awareness

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501
Registered Nurse and Stroke Coordinator at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Dawn Becker, will lead a discussion to increase Stroke Awareness. Learn the warning signs of stroke and what everyone should know about strokes.

Gail Howard with the Lenoir Memorial Hospital will also reveal a new, cutting-edge initiative that puts your health history at your fingertips. Howard will show you how to set-up and navigate MyLMH patient portal, which provides you the flexibility to view your lab and radiology results, physician notes, and other health history over a secure internet connect.

Antuan Hawkins
(252) 527-7066, ext. 120
ahawkins@neuselibrary.org



Health & Wellness: Patient vs. Doctor

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501
Atlanta-based author, Garry L. Jones, discusses his life-changing misdiagnosis, as discussed in his book, Patient vs. Doctor: Misdiagnosis. In the U.S. approximately 12 million adults who seek outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed each year; this breaks down to 1 in 20 adults. Of those misdiagnosis mistakes roughly 6 million could cause harm and at times death. Patients with conditions such as heart failure, pneumonia, depression, cancer and other health-related issues could have serious problems that remain unrecognized. Unfortunately, a youthful appeal can lead to delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnosis, lack of competent care; ultimately a misdiagnosis.

Gail Howard with the Lenoir Memorial Hospital will also reveal a new, cutting-edge initiative that puts your health history at your fingertips. Howard will show you how to set-up and navigate MyLMH patient portal, which provides you the flexibility to view your lab and radiology results, physician notes, and other health history over a secure internet connect.


Antuan Hawkins
(252) 527-7066, ext. 120



Health & Wellness: Yoga at the Public Library

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501
Yoga in the 21st century is familiar to the general public; however, many people may still have misconceptions about what yoga. At this demonstration from long time Yoga instructor and Founder of Common Ground, Lee Albritton will lead a yoga session and explain its benefits and how best to approach the techniques. Patrons who participate in the demonstration are requested not to eat lunch prior to the session.


Antuan Hawkins
(252) 527-7066, ext. 120
ahawkins@neuselibrary.org



Health & Wellness: Tai Chi at the Public Library

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501
Based on the ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi Chuan, this Tai Chi demonstration will use a series of slow, focused movements and deep breathing patterns to enhance the mind-body concept. These exercises improve balance, posture, flexibility, coordination, and muscle strength and endurance. Studies show that regular practice of Tai Chi reduces blood pressure, mood disturbances, and bolsters one’s immunity through increased T-cell production. It has also been recognized by the Arthritis Foundation as being an ideal exercise for arthritis sufferers. LaVerne Robinson, is an Arthritis Foundation certified exercise instructor and holds national certifications and licenses from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, National Exercise Trainers Association, the YMCA, and Zumba Fitness, LLC. LaVerne Robinson is a group exercise instructor and personal trainer who has served Lenoir and Wayne counties for over twenty years. She is currently affiliated with the Lenoir County Council on Aging, The Woodmen Community Center, The Galaxy Sports Club and the Goldsboro Family Y.

Antuan Hawkins
(252) 527-7066, ext. 120
ahawkins@neuselibrary.org



Health & Wellness: Tai Chi at the Public Library

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501
Based on the ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi Chuan, this Tai Chi demonstration will use a series of slow, focused movements and deep breathing patterns to enhance the mind-body concept. These exercises improve balance, posture, flexibility, coordination, and muscle strength and endurance. Studies show that regular practice of Tai Chi reduces blood pressure, mood disturbances, and bolsters one’s immunity through increased T-cell production. It has also been recognized by the Arthritis Foundation as being an ideal exercise for arthritis sufferers. LaVerne Robinson, is an Arthritis Foundation certified exercise instructor and holds national certifications and licenses from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, National Exercise Trainers Association, the YMCA, and Zumba Fitness, LLC. LaVerne Robinson is a group exercise instructor and personal trainer who has served Lenoir and Wayne counties for over twenty years. She is currently affiliated with the Lenoir County Council on Aging, The Woodmen Community Center, The Galaxy Sports Club and the Goldsboro Family Y.

Antuan Hawkins
(252) 527-7066, ext. 120
ahawkins@neuselibrary.org



Health & Wellness: Zumba at the Public Library

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501
Always heard Zumba but never really tried it. Come to the public library to see what all the hype is about. Area Zumba instructors will lead a low-impact Zumba workout.


Antuan Hawkins
(252) 527-7066, ext. 120
ahawkins@neuselibrary.org



New Bern Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

held in the basement of the Sudan Shriners’ building at 403 E. Front Street, New Bern NC 28560 (entrance on Broad Street)

The New Bern Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will be held in the basement of the Sudan Shriners’ building at the corner of Broad and E. Front Streets in New Bern on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 13, 14 and 15th. The bi-annual sale raises funds to help support special programs and projects for the New Bern Public Library. It is also a great place for the public to purchase books and mixed media for their own pleasure and as gifts --- Grab your Summer Reading! More information can be found by calling the library at 638-7800 or on
the library web page.


Friday, March 13th 9am to 5pm, Saturday, March 14th 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, March 15th 12 noon until 4:30pm.


Information on the book sale, or, regarding donating books and mixed media for the sale, can be found by calling the library at 252-638-7800 or on the library web page at http://newbern.cpclib.org/nbccpl/events.html.


What Happened to the Lost Colony?

Farmville Public Library, 4276 West Church Street, Farmville, NC 27828
The Library will be hosting UNC Wilmington History professor, Dr. David LaVere, on Monday, April 6 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Library, where he will discuss the Lost Colony.

The Lost Colony is one of the great North Carolina mysteries. History professor Dr. David LaVere’s research shows that when the English colonists who were left on Roanoke in 1587 disappeared, they tried to leave clues to their whereabouts. Though John Smith and others would look for them, the Lost Colonists were never seen again by Europeans. Their fate terrified the English and had the potential to derail future English colonization.

This talk explains Roanoke Indian society and politics, English Elizabethan politics and colonial ambitions, who and what made the Roanoke colony fail, and what LaVere believes happened to the Lost Colonists.

This program is free and open to the public.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

David Miller, Library Director
(252) 753-3355
dmiller@farmville-nc.com



Starting Your Own Veggie Garden

Apr 5, 2014 10:00 am until 12 noon

the Swansboro Branch Library
The Swansboro Friends of the Library and Onslow County Public Library hosts Starting Your Own Veggie Garden featuring Master Gardener Marsha Horner

(Onslow County) The Swansboro Friends of the Library and Onslow County Public Library will host Starting Your Own Veggie Garden featuring Master Gardener Marsha Horner. This event will be held Saturday, April 5th from 10:00 am until 12 noon at the Swansboro Branch Library and is free and open to the public.

Horner will discuss specific planting of some common garden vegetables, planting mediums, types of seeds, needs for growth, light, nourishment, ventilation, common mistakes, and special tips for success. Make your own “mini greenhouse” to take home and nourish!

Marsha Horner has been a Master Gardener for over 30 years. She has independently studied greenhouse management and the maintenance of vegetable and flower plants. She has experience in seed starting and growing of vegetables, flowers, fruit crops, berries and root crops, maintaining heirloom seed, harvesting of seed varieties, and propagation. She has completed plant trials using micronutrients, mixtures, and dilution of natural additives in organic gardening, and benefits accomplished. She has also taught the care of succulents and how to blend other plants to make living art forms for over 10 years.

For more information, please visit www.onslowcountync.gov/library or call the Swansboro Branch Library at 910.326.4888.


Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County

Mar 25, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Auditorium at Beaufort County Community College
The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read author, John Corcoran will make an appearance in Beaufort County at 11:00 a.m. on March 25, 2014 in the Auditorium at Beaufort County Community College. The free event is co-sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Washington and Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County. Mr. Corcoran, who read only at a second grade level until the age of 48 managed to graduate from high school and college and to work as a high school teacher and real estate developer without being discovered. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, Tavis Smiley Show and has become a national spokesperson for adult literacy. In 1997 he started his own foundation, The John Corcoran Foundation to make a way for anyone to learn to read. He has also written and published another book A Bridge to Literacy . You can read more about his life and experiences at www.johncorcoran.org He will also be appearing in Raleigh, New Bern and several other North Carolina cities while on this tour. Please bring your friends and join us on March 25, 2014 at 11:00 am at BCCC Auditorium for this inspiring program!

Further information, please contact Pat Lurvey, Literacy Volunteers at plurvey@suddenlink.net; Virginia Jenks, First Presbyterian Church; or newhopeliteracy.org who are arranging his schedule.


Onslow County Public Library hosts Proposal Writing Basics – a free financial aid workshop

Mar 4, 2014 1 pm

Main Library Branch in Jacksonville
Onslow County Public Library is hosting Proposal Writing Basics at the Main Library Branch in Jacksonville March 4 at 1 pm.

Are you new to proposal writing? This class will cover how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process. Learn what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, tips for creating a standard proposal, and what funders expect to see in your proposal. We will discuss how to best communicate with funders during the grant process and we will take a look at sample proposals that earned grant funding.

Onslow County Public Library is a Foundation Center Funding Information Network member. We offer print and digital resources for nonprofits as well as quarterly classes.

Nonprofits are invited to join us Tuesday, March 4 at 1pm. Registration is required.

For more information, please contact Karen Moore at Onslow County Public Library at 910.455.7350 ext. 1421 or visit us online at www.onslowcountync.gov/library.


Onslow County Public Library hosts Dangerous Marine Life with Executive Vice President of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society Mark Joyner

Mar 6, 2014 6:30 pm

Swansboro Recreation Center
(Onslow County) – Onslow County Public Library and the Swansboro Friends of the Library will host Executive Vice President Mark Joyner of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society at the Swansboro Recreation Center on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 pm for a fun and interactive evening learning about what might be swimming below you in our North Carolina waters.

Bring the whole family to learn about sharks, stingrays, venomous and toxic fishes, stinging jellyfish & electric rays! Learn the natural history of these animals & how to avoid encounters or treat the aftermath.

Mr. Joyner has worked with the North Carolina Aquariums for over thirty years and currently serves as Executive Vice President of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a Master’s degree in Education from NC State University. He is a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and author of over a dozen natural history articles that have been featured in Wildlife in North Carolina magazine.



For more information, please call the Swansboro Branch of the Onslow County Public Library at 910.326.4888 or visit us online, anytime at www.onslowcountync.gov/library.