Library Corner: Weight-loss surgery seminar to be held Tuesday at library
May 11, 2014 | 998 views | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The library will be closed today in honor of Mother’s Day.

If you have ever been interested in weight-loss surgery, come to a seminar to introduce you to some relatively new concepts regarding the disease/biology of obesity and the response of the disease to various therapies available.

Dr. Jack Rutledge, director of the Metabolic Surgery Center at Memorial Hospital, will conduct this educational seminar Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Carmichael House Conference Room. Call our Non-fiction Desk, 472-2163, to reserve your seat.

The Friends of the Library Association will hold its monthly Books and Coffee Friday at 10 a.m. in the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library. This month’s book will be “George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution” by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger; it will be reviewed by Rich Jordan, FOLA member. Drawing on extensive research, both Kilmeade and Yaeger have painted compelling portraits of George Washington’s secret six and finally receive their due, taking their place among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution.

It was reported last week that the book titled “LBJ, The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination,” by Philip I. Nelson, would be reviewed in May but it will actually be reviewed June 20 by Ann Cherry, FOLA member. Please plan to attend both of these book reviews and enjoy discovering a new book to read. Coffee provided by FOLA.

The Summer Reading Programs for all ages are available for signup at the library or on our website. All programs begin June 7 and continue through the end of July. Children’s programs are filling up fast, so be sure to check out all the summer activities planned. There are teen and adult programs available, too.

Summer reading programs have been proven to help children retain and improve their reading and math skills. Adult programs are fun and provide children with role models of lifelong lovers of reading. Stop by the library today to see what is available or check out our Web page at

Dollywood’s Penguin Players will be at our library Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room, to help us celebrate Children’s Book Week 2014. This year’s new musical production, Tony Buzzeo’s “One Cool Friend,” brings us the delightful antics that result when young Elliot takes a penguin home from the aquarium.

“One Cool Friend” is a lively 20-minute production filled with sing-along songs, including music written especially for the Penguin Players by Dolly Parton. This will be fun for the whole family.

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