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Do you have a jones for Game of Thrones?

So you love Game of Thrones, but the next season doesn't start until next spring...what can you do?
A great starting point for learning more about the series is "Inside HBOs Game of Thrones".

Linda Street: Healing From the Heart

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Some of you have been asking me of late, "What is Reiki?" I'll admit my own understanding of it has been very vague. If you're like me, you may have thought, "Isn't it some kind of massage or alternative therapy?"

And if you thought this, the truth is you'd be -- well, let’s say you'd be in the right neighborhood.

Based on some admittedly quick research, Reiki is a methodology that heals by redirecting the energy force that animates us, and sometimes by removing blockages in the flow of that energy. In general, sickness: physical, psychological, spiritual, is attributed to something being wrong with this energy.

So, when you read about Reiki, you come across a lot about the Oriental concepts of Qi and the Chakras, and about the more universal idea of an Energy Body.

You also realize that there's a whole other area of Reiki that appeals to higher forces: to diety, to angels, and to other kinds of "higher consciousness" for help in correcting problems with the flow of this energy. Aligning your energy with the energy that pervades the universe seems to be the key to overall health and well being.

But don't take it from me; this is just me rambling on.

Join us Thursday, October 25, when you can hear it from the mouth of an Expert. Linda Street, Kudalini Reiki Master and Teacher comes to us with a background in Usui Reiki, Tibetan System Natural Healing, Integrated Energy Therapy, Diamond Light Therapy and more.

She’ll speak to us about the Heart Center, guide us in the creation of Aphorisms, and lead us in a brief Meditation. There will be plenty of time for Questions and AnswersYou’ll have an opportunity to Enter to Win a chance to participate in a demonstration of Linda's healing process during the course of the program. Refreshments will be served.

Register in person, online using our event calendar, or call 440-250-5460.

 

 


 

More Tim Burton, anyone?

Tim Burton has returned to the screen this October (which I'd wager is is favorite time of year) with another creepy stop-motion animated movie for kids of all ages, Frankenweenie.
If you enjoyed this animated film, you might enjoy the live-action film (also made by Tim Burton) of the same name.

ENERGY HEALING - On Display

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Greetings All,

Check out my display of books and DVDs on various forms of "Energy Healing" at the front of the library. Come up to speed on the concept of the "Energy Body"  and the "Universal Energy Source" that can be accessed, drawn on,  and even, in some cases, manipulated, to facilitate both physical and psychological healing.  Learn about Reiki, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reflexology and other healing methods with roots in Oriental Medicine. I'm also featuring books on Music Therapy, Meditation, and Healing through Prayer, through Communion with Nature, via Creative Exercise, . . ..

Remember our program on Reiki with Linda Street of Healing From the Heart is October 25 and registration is now open.

Register online using our Event Calender, in person at any Public Service desk or call 440-250-5460.

R.I.P. Harry Harrison 1925-2012

Another author of classic-ear science fiction has passed away.
Harry Harrison died August 15, 2012 at age 87.

Nook Color/Tablet Owners: Finally, an Overdrive app!

If you own a Nook Color or Nook Tablet, Overdrive has finally launched its Overdrive Media Console app for these devices. What does that mean? You will no longer have to attach your device to your computer to upload ebooks and audiobooks. There isn't any documentation on the app at this point, but stay tuned and we will share it with you when we find it.

REIKI Program: SAVE THE DATE

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Just a quick note to let you all know that I'm planning a Reiki program for the end of next month. Linda Street of Healing From the Heart, formerly, Spoonful of Reiki, will present a program on Thursday evening, October 25. Registration for this event begins Sept 25, so for now, just mark your calendars; I'll be posting more about this in days and weeks to come.


Beginning October 1, I'll have a display of books on Reiki and other forms of Energy Healing at the front of the library near the Information Desk and I'll be putting together some reading lists and some information about our speaker for you to pick up.


I hope you'll plan on joining us. I know I'm looking forward to it; my mind/body could use some fixing.

Have you tried Raspberry Pi?

Sorry, no, this is not a food-related post (and I did not misspell "pie," either, by the way). I just purchased a Raspberry Pi, an inexpensive ($35) computer. Not from a guy in a back alley based on a suspicious Craig's list ad, but from an organization that is sparking an interest in DIY computing that resembles the early 1980s when TRS-80s, Commodore 64s, and early Apples initiated the rise of the home computer.

It's a Mystery 9/22/2012

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Up and Coming Mystery Authors

I mentioned in an earlier post that many of our fiction and mystery titles are by authors so popular that we have them on Standing Order.  This means that our book vendor automatically ships us a designated number of copies of new releases by these writers.  Tops among the mystery authors on Standing Order, both in number of copies ordered and in high circulation figures are: Carol Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Diane Mott Davidson, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, J. A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, and J. D. Robb.