Showing posts from March, 2021

Sip & Steep: Take Home Kit

  There’s no better way to welcome a new season than sitting down with your favorite drink. We're collecting all the Sip & Steep recipes into one Take Home Kit! Every kit has a booklet with all the instructions to make the drinks covered in the Sip & Steep series, as well as some delicious samples. Sip & Steep Take Home Kit: 1 vial of coffee 1 tea bag 2 Coffee sachets 1 Sip & Steep booklet 1 Sachet recipe  Kits will be available at the Gibson, Green Valley, and Paseo Verde locations starting Tuesday, March 23. Have fun and happy brewing!

Cats & Coffee : Kittens, Kittens and more Kittens!

In our last meetup we learned that kitten season was upon us. Starting in late February, we see the rise of kittens being available for adoption in shelters and other animal organizations. If you were one of those people who adopted one of those lucky kittens, then you’re in for a treat! In their first year of life, kittens go through many growth stages. There are several resources available that can help you understand these growth stages. Going to your local veterinarian is the most important resource that you can have for any pet. Your vet can explain those first year of life changes in your new kitten. They can also provide you with great reading resources and a kitten wellness check.   Books that provide information on kitten care:  Tiny but Mighty: Kitten Lady’s guide to saving the most vulnerable felines  by Hannah Shaw Kitten Lady’s Big Book of Little Kittens  by Hannah Shaw Kitten Care: A Guide to Loving and Nurturing Your Pet  by Kim Dennis-Bryan Do you love taking pictures o

"No-Pressure" Senior Book Club: March

Join our "No-Pressure" Senior Book Club virtual meetings on Zoom!  This book club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.  Questions?  Contact Cristi Burroughs at . Our next meeting will be  March 17th  and we'll be discussing  " Afterlife " by Julia Alvarez . You can download the eBook from Hoopla . We ’ve added "No-Pressure" to this book club title. We want our senior patrons to feel welcome joining the discussion -  no pressure! Even if you haven't had the chance to read the chosen title for the month, or perhaps you've been reading a different title that you'd like to share with the group...we hope you'll join us for the conversation. After discussing the chosen book club title, patrons can have a few minutes (limited to 10 minutes per person) to share with the group other titles they've read.  We hope this will be a great opportunity  for everyone to connect with each other in 

Craft Kit: Little Garden

Spring is almost here  (March 20,  to be exact)  and what better way than to  welcome it  than by setting up a garden in the beautiful Nevada desert?  There are some great benefits from gardening .  For example, exposure to vitamin D which increases your calcium levels  which   helps with your bones and your immune system.  It boo sts your mood and helps to alleviate stress levels. Gardening can also help  combat loneliness and is also a good fam ily bonding moment if you are with other people.    This upcoming kit is good way to start your own garden. With a little pot, a little dirt, and a seed, you are  starting your  new activity in a whole new world. You don’t have to have a perfect garden, but you can learn as you go.    Henderson Libraries is offering a little garden starter kit March 8th to get you started this spring. Little Garden Kit includes:  1 clay pot   1 bag of dirt   1 saucer   1 container of seeds   Kits are available while supplies last starting Monday, March 8th at

Cats and Coffee

  Welcome to Cats & Coffee! A new year is a good time to reset to a healthy, stress-free environment for yourself and your fur babies. In our first virtual meeting, we discussed cat-related challenges during the pandemic, and how to identify and decrease stress in cats . We also learned the many ways cats communicate through sound, tail, and facial gestures.    Cat communication can be a mystery to owners, regardless if you have a new member in your family or have had one for many years. Fortunately, there are resources to help us understand the way cats communicate through their behavior:     Books: The Cat Behavior Answer book by Arden Moore Total Cat Mojo by Jackson Galaxy What Cats Want: An illustrated guide for truly understanding your cat by Dr. Yuki Hattori Think Like a Cat: how to raise a well-adjusted cat-not sour puss by Pam Johnson-Bennett   Understanding Cat Behavior: A compassionate guide to training and communication by Beth Pasek   Cat vs. Cat: Keeping peace when you

Celebrate Women's History

Women's History Month was created to commemorate, celebrate and encourage the study of the accomplishments and advancement from women in history. Originally in 1978 as week of celebration in Sonoma County, to honor women, it eventually gained popularity nationally and In 1981 Congress passed the Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Eventually in 1987 Congress would then recognize it as Women's History Month. What better way than to learn more about women in history than getting it from their perspective and others? Take a look at these suggested biographies.  Kamala's way: an American life by Dan Morain  - Get to know the first woman Vice President in history of the United States of America in this biography by Dan Morain as he analyzes her start working in the Alameda District Attorney's office to her historic win with President Joe Biden.  A lab of one's  own:  one woman&