Madison County Public Library News

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August at the Madison County Public Library

Monday, August 10, 2009: Tonight the Second Monday Book Club will meet to discuss the 1950s bestseller, Peyton Place. This discussion is free and open to all age 17 and above who have read and would like to discuss the book.

Tuesday, August 11: On Tuesday our monthly film will be Seven Pounds starring Will Smith as Ben Thomas, a man at a crossroads searching for a way to redeem his heavy conscience. He discovers he has the power to change the circumstances of seven strangers who deserve a second chance. But when one of them captures his heart, he must decide if he should reveal his secret, even if it means giving up on his plan. Seven Pounds is an “emotionally charged, captivating mystery with a soulful, tender love story and a tearful but joyfully inspiring ending.”—Movieguide. This movie is free and open to all age 14 and above. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Seven Pounds is rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality. The film will be shown in the library theater.

Thursday, August 13: Madison County Public Library presents professional organizer Shanna Perino as she leads a workshop on “Housecleaning for Busy People,” Thursday, August 13, at 7 pm. The library is located at 319 Chestnut Street in Berea. This program is free and open to all.
Do you have trouble keeping up with the housecleaning while working and living your life? If so, this workshop is for you. Shanna Perino will take you through a hands-on tutorial, during which you'll begin building your own customized housekeeping schedule.
Shanna Perino has been in business as a Professional Organizer since 2002 and works with all areas of home and small business organizing, specializing in time management coaching, filing systems, and the archiving and preservation of photos and memorabilia. She moved to Kentucky in late 2006 and currently lives in Madison County.
Although no preregistration is required to attend, anyone with special needs should contact the library at least 72 hours in advance of the program. For more information call 986-7112 or visit Ms. Price’s website,

Monday, August 17: On Monday, August 17, at 7:00, come to Madison County Public Library in Berea to hear Berea’s newest acupuncturist talk about how acupuncture fits into the health puzzle. “Acupuncture has been around for literally thousands of years. Not just a powerful and empowering solution for pain management, acupuncture is used to treat all kinds of ailments, ranging from Bell’s Palsy to smoking addiction to stress-induced emotional issues such as anxiety and depression,” explains acupuncturist Douglas MacLaren. You will enjoy this humorous and informative presentation and come away with a better understanding of Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, as well as the meaning of Holistic Medicine.
Douglas MacLaren is a Master of Acupuncture and is certified to practice in Kentucky and Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest and one of the most prestigious acupuncture schools in the U.S.A. Along with his expertise in Japanese and Chinese methods of acupuncture, Douglas employs an approach to health that is founded in the basics of nutrition, exercise, correct breathing and even vocal toning. When he’s not treating patients at the office or trying to convince prospective patients that the needles don’t really hurt, Douglas enjoys biking the back roads of Madison County, playing guitar, and spending as much time as possible with his wife Zoe, who teaches yoga classes here in Berea. .

Monday, August 24: Madison County Public Library invites you to Poetic Expresso, an evening filled with spoken word and iced coffee to delight the soul. This program will be held Monday, August 24, in the garden at the Berea library location, 319 Chestnut Street, from 7 till 9 pm (weather permitting) or in the library theater . This open and free poetry reading encourages creative self-expression through reciting original poetry or reading poems written by others. (You are also welcome to “just listen.”) Poetry accompanied by musical instruments, art work, and other materials of expression is welcomed and encouraged. Poets who express themselves through dance or other performance are also invited to participate. Unlike a Poetry Slam, this will not be a judged contest, but a public forum for self-expression through spoken-word art.
Poetic Expresso is free and open to anyone age 17 and above, and there is no need to sign up beforehand. Simply bring a poem to the performance (or come without a poem.) Anyone with special needs should contact the library at least 72 hours in advance of the program. For more information contact Abbie Harris, Branch Librarian, at 986-7112.

Thursday, August 27: In observance of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, Madison County Public Library invites you to Babies Best Start!: Becoming Comfortable With Breastfeeding, a presentation by the Madison County Health Department’s Breastfeeding Support Team. This program will be held at both locations of the Madison County Public Library, at 1:00 in the Community Room of the Richmond location and at 7:00 pm in the theater at the Berea location, on Thursday, August 27.
Families with infants or young children, expectant parents, and the general public are invited to attend this informative program, which will include information on getting started with breastfeeding, common concerns, and local resources and services, concluding with an open discussion about personal experiences, public perceptions of breastfeeding, opinions on when and how long to breastfeed your child, and a question/answer session. This presentation will be led by Becky Rearick, R.N. and Libby Hess, R.N.
The Richmond location of the Madison County Public Library is located at 507 West Main Street, and the Berea location is at 319 Chestnut Street. Anyone with special needs should contact the library at least 72 hours in advance of the program. For more information, contact Kathy Crouch, Richmond Branch Librarian, at 623-6704 or Abbie Harris, Berea Branch Librarian, at 986-7112.


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