As the new year begins the library is offering programs to help you embrace a better, healthier life and to keep resolutions you have set for yourself.
Couponing 101, Jan. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m., is a how to get started program into the world of coupons. Learn about when to buy, rebates, where to find coupons and how to organize coupons. This session is free and open to the public. Call the Reference Desk, 472-2163, to reserve a spot as it will be limited to 50 people.
The YMCA has partnered with us to help everyone get moving. On Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m., Fitness Plus will welcome adults and show them how to get moving with low-impact exercises taught by YMCA instructors in our Community Room. Teens will be doing Zumba session at their “After Hours” on Jan. 25 and a Family Yoga session will be announced soon.
Friends of the Library Association will host the Book and Coffee review on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library. Richard “Tiger” Jones will review Jay Parini’s biography, “One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner.”
Parini has crafted a biography that delves into the mystery of this gifted and troubled writer. His “Faulkner” is an extremely talented, obsessive artist plagued by alcoholism and a bad marriage who somehow transcends his limitations. Parini weaves the tragedies and triumphs of Faulkner’s life in with his novels, serving up a biography that’s as engaging as it is insightful.
Book and Coffee reviews, which usually lst an hour, are open to the public. FOLA provides coffee.
Other activities for this upcoming week include a Behind the Scenes library tour at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Lego Club starts up again for 8- to 12-year-olds in the Community Room Thursday, Tween Book Chatter (ages 7 to 12) will be choosing a cookbook and making a healthy recipe to share with the group on Friday at 4:30 p.m., and the Pokemon Club (ages 7 to 12) will meet Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room.
The library will be closed Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
For more information about our library, check out website at www.clevelandlibrary.org.
‘Tennessee Tails’ author gives glimpse of her life with pets and their people
Special to the Banner
Dr. Kathryn Primm, author of "Tennessee Tails: Pets and their People" will discuss her book and sign copies during her appearance at the library today.
Her book is a glimpse into the life of a charismatic and skilled veterinarian. Personal and medical details paint a picture of the author's love for her patients, respect for their owners and dedication to her profession.
Do you want to laugh and cry? Do you want to renew your amazement at how pets enrich our lives? This book will elicit these emotions.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the book sales (after the cost of publication/promotion) for the first year will benefit animal rescue agencies.
Primm has dreamed of being a veterinarian since the age 5. She grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from Girls Preparatory School. She received an academic scholarship from Mississippi State University, where she completed a degree in biological sciences as well as her doctorate of veterinary medicine.
Her Applebrook Animal Hospital is a dream come true for her and she will laugh and say that it is built of her “blood, sweat and tears.” Applebrook was awarded Best Veterinary Services in Ooltewah for 2012 by Best of Ooltewah (www.applebrookanimal.com).
As a pet owner of two cats and Dora, a rescued Great Dane, Primm knows the challenges of keeping fur friends happy and healthy. Helping pets and people is her passion and her mission. Loving the job is an extra bonus, she said.