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So, last week I mentioned we would be doing some ‘dirty work’ at the library on Presidents’ Day (and fortunately it had nothing to do with the Ohio River being a bit high!)—we replaced the fluorescent lights in the big main room with LED lights as well as replacing the ceiling tiles.  We went from 42 2’ x 4’ light bays down to 22.  Energy saving, brighter light, and sealed, so….no more bugs in the fixtures!  With the very high ceilings, it has always been quite the challenge to change bulbs and clean the lenses.  If this works out as well as I hope, we will probably be converting more of our fluorescents to the LED style.

While still over a week out, I wanted to let you know that the crowd-pleasing Cincinnati Zoo is visiting again, this time with ‘Wings of Wonder’ on Monday March 2nd at 6:00 p.m.  This event will be held at the Ripley Library annex, as we know no other room we have would be big enough!  The Zoo waits until the day of visiting before deciding which birds to bring, but I’m sure they will be colorful, large and fun to see and learn about.

There are so many books out on the market talking about different health issues—it would be easy to have an entire library on the subject.  Some are faddish, some address the latest research, some just seem to be the same information wrapped up in a different cover.  I have just added two in the health area, Exercises for Sciatica by William Smith and Wazim Buksh—title tells it all—introduction with the whys and issues of sciatica, and then lots of pictures of people doing specific exercises.  Diabetes seems to be everywhere, and there does seem to be a change  in the approach controlling it. I don’t think there is a cure-all for everyone, but we want to provide at least some access to different ideas that you can talk to your doctor about. The latest in this topic is Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes and Gestational Diabetes by Cyrus Khambatta, PHD and Robby Barbaro, MPH.