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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Health!

You know you’re going to do it — make New Year’s resolutions, that is.  So let CADL do some of the heavy lifting and offer suggestions of books and DVDs to help get you started.  Some of the health trends expected to be important in 2013 include Alzheimer’s prevention, childhood obesity prevention, diabetes prevention, issues resulting from longer life expectancy, sports safety, PTSD treatment and stress management.  Any of these appear on your health to-do list? Okay…let’s get started.






– Eunice B., Reference Librarian at CADL Downtown Lansing

Titles to Help You Improve Your Diet This Year


Your New Year’s resolutions may or may not be about eating healthier. Even if they aren’t, these titles are a great way to learn more about healthy eating.

-Sara D., CADL Public Services Librarian

New Year’s Resolutions & CADL

In the New Year, you can lean on CADL for assistance for everything from locating health and tax information to learning to use a computer. Here is some information on upcoming library programs and items in our catalog to help you keep those resolutions going!

Get Organized for the New Year

Make organizing your space a reality, not just a resolution! We all have some degree of excess clutter in our lives, be it at home or on the job. On Monday, January 11 and again on Saturday, January 23, the Capital Area District Library presents Rita Wilhelm of Cluttergone.

Monday, Jan. 11 – Dansville Library
6:30 pm
January is “Get organized” month. Rita Wilhelm of Cluttergone will help you get organized!

Saturday, Jan. 23 – Williamston Library
1 pm
January is Get Organized (GO) month! Join us for some clutter-busting advice and tips from expert Rita Wilhelm of Cluttergone.

Leading a Healthier Lifestyle in 2010

If your New Year’s resolutions include improving your health, the Capital Area District Library has many resources that can help.  Besides books, we also subscribe to magazines that you can check out for 3 weeks and have movies for exercise, weight management, and cooking.  Listed below are some of the items we offer for your use.

Recently, National Public Radio (NPR) announced their list of the 10 best cookbooks of 2009.  Because healthy eating is so critical, it’s nice to have resources that encourage and teach healthy cooking.  While not all of the titles on the list qualify strictly as health food collections, they all contain recipes and instructions that enable the cook/reader to make careful choices.  The best part of this list is that all titles are available (or on order) from the Capital Area District Library.  They’re listed below, in random order, with their call number and branch location.  So, bon appetit!

The Pleasures of Cooking for One by Judith Jones; Asian Dumplings:  Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More, by Andrea Nguyen; Clean Food:  A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source by Terry Walters; Gourmet Today by Ruth Reichl; **Stir:  Mixing it Up in the Italian Tradition by Barbara Lynch; **Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo; **Savory Baking by Mary Cech; **Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day by Peter Reinhart; **The Craft of Baking by Karen Demasco and Mindy Fox; and, Rose’s Heavenly Cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum.

**on order

Here are some of the magazines we have available:  Living Without (allergies), Maximum Fitness, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Prevention, Weight Watchers, Yoga International, Cooking Light, Gourmet, Vegetarian Times, Diabetes Forecast, Nutrition Action Health Letter.

When searching for movies in CADL’s catalog, select “find movies” from our catalog menu and then specify which format you want.  We offer VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, and eVideos.  In the search box, type a title or subject you are interested in.  Try subjects such as cooking, exercise, weight management, Pilates, and walking to discover what’s available.

Good luck with those resolutions and don’t give up!