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January 2017
Volume 1, Issue 5
The Promise of New Beginnings
Even though we know throwing out an old calendar and replac-
ing it with its new, shiny cousin will not guarantee a change of
fortune, it is hard not to be optimistic about the possibilities a
new year brings. Most of us set new goals or recommit to aban-
doned ones.
Many equate New Years Resolutions to weight loss and healthier
lifestyles, but there are many of areas in which people seek im-
provement. Personal finance, home organization, carving out
me time,learning to play an instrument or learning a craft are
also on the minds of many as January rolls around. Of course,
the library has just about any topic covered. Read on for a clos-
er look at our collection and our it can help you meet your goals.
The Waldomore has recently undergone its own makeo-
ver. As the Waldomore renovation draws to a close, the process
of returning collections back to the building has begun. From
planning the workflow to setting up processing spaces for Wal-
domores contents, the staff of Waldomore has been hard at
work preparing for the next chapter. In early December, the first
shipment of boxes arrived. In the coming weeks, Waldomore
staff and volunteers will help sort and process these materials
prior to their return home. In addition to the arrival of materials,
new shelves and file cabinets will provide a more efficient work-
space for staff members and patrons alike. The past several
months have been a period of transformation for Waldomore,
both inside and out.
From the Director................. 2
Lunchtime Book Club .......... 2
Money Solutions .................. 4
Home Organization Solutions
.............................................. 4
Program Schedule ................ 4
Fitness Solutions .................. 5
Weight Management Solu-
tions ...................................... 5
Find a New Hobby………. 6
Improve Your Station……… 6
Program Schedule (cont.)…...6
January Programs……………..7
January Programs…………….8
Our first Lunchtime Book Club meeting of the new year will be January
19. Drop by the circulation desk and get your book today!
The Lunchtime Book Discussion group meets on the third
Thursday of the month at Noon. We usually meet in the
library's Conference Room; however, we occasionally meet
in Waldomore. We read thought-provoking titles, usually
fiction, with the goal of stimulating a spirited discus-
sion. The discussion usually lasts 45 minutes, leaving
plenty of time to stop in on your lunch hour. Stop by the
Circulation Desk to pick up the featured book and come to
the discussion to get the next month's title. Anyone is wel-
come to join the group.
January 19, 2017 - Dear Life by Alice Munro
February 16, 2017 - H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
March 16, 2017 - The Martian by Andy Weir
April 20, 2017 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time
Indian by Alexi Sherman
May 18, 2017 - Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
June 15, 2017 - Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam
From the Director
At this time of year it’s
typical to see “best of”
lists. Lists of the “best
books” often include new
authors who aren’t well
known. Everyone’s list of
best books would be dif-
ferent. Sometimes a book
makes the list because it’s
an excellent story, some
deal with important top-
ics, others are simply a
joy to read. In many cas-
es they’re easily over-
looked because they’re
not by our usual favorite
authors and their titles
may not sound like some-
thing we’d typically
choose. As we start a
new year I hope you’ll
browse the New Book
shelf with fresh eyes, find
some of those books and
take a chance on some-
thing that you might not
have heard about before.
Take a look at some of
those best books lists and
read at least one this
year. You may discover a
new book that will claim
a place on your list of
What are the moments
that shapes ones life?
One can be certain
that those moments
are never planned.
Lake Huron is the set-
ting for this collection
of short stories that
explore how simple
moments can bring
twists of fate unimag-
These character-driven
short stories received
starred reviews by Li-
brary Journal and
Booklist and will be
sure to stir some deep
January 2: Kids Ar ts and
Crafts Club 5:00 to 6:00 PM
January 3: Hom ewor k help
(3:00 to 4:00PM)
January 4: Reading Buddies
( 10:00 to 11:00 AM)
Yoga Storytime (1:30 to 2:30
Homework Help (3:00 to
4:00 PM)
January 5: Litera cy Volun -
teers of Harrison County
Tutoring (5:00 to 6:00 PM)
January 7: W r iter s Club
Whats Your Story (2:00 to
2:50 PM)
January 9: SNAP Nutrition
will be at the library to regis-
ter clients from 1:00 to 3:00
Kids Arts and Crafts Club
(5:00 to 6:00 PM)
American Girl Doll Club
January 10: H om ewor k Help
(3:00 to 4:00 PM)
Middle School Book Club
(4:00 to 5:00 PM)
4th and 5th Grade Book Club
(5:00 to 6:00 PM)
Middle//High School re-
search help (6:00 to 7:00)
January 11: Reading Buddies
( 10:00 to 11:00 AM)
Homework Help (3:00 to
4:00 PM)
January 12: CH PL w ill visit
the senior center.
Literacy Volunteers of Harri-
son County Tutoring (5:00
to 6:00 PM)
January 16: Magic th e Gath-
Kids Arts and Crafts Club
(5:00 to 6:00 PM)
Mountaineer Therapy Dogs
I6:00 to 7:00 PM)
Lets face it: Life is not tidy. Wouldnt it be nice to start the new year
with a clean, organized home? Marsha Sims and Sandra Felton prom-
ise that this goal can be accomplished in five days during your free
time. Their book, 5 Days to a Clutter-Free
Home, helps the reader set priorities, manage
time, and deal with saboteurs who may un-
dermine the effort.
Home Storage Projects: Creative Solutions
for Every Room in the House is geared for
those who enjoy woodworking or otherwise
creating spaces. Each of the 18 projects
comes with detailed plans, instructions and
lists of materials.
Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight is an audiobook that seems to offer
the best of both worlds., Peter Walsh provides room to room guidance
on decluttering while also providing the reader with an exercise plan.
This title definitely is intriguing!
Money figures big into many peoples
New Years plans. For some this may
mean finding a job or a better playing
job. For others it may mean reducing
debt, increasing savings, or otherwise
just figuring out a new household budg-
JoAnneh Naglers Debt-free Spending
Plan: A n Amazingly Simple Way to
Take Control of Your Finances Once
and For All offers a good portion of
been-there/done-that advice. She
acknowledges that items such as enter-
tainment should be on your must
havelist. She argues that expecting
people not to occasionally overspend is
impractical and instead offers plans to
get back on track. This eBook is locat-
ed on WVDELI.
At different periods of our lives, our
financial needs change. Hence, one
source of information is unlikely to be
satisfying for everyone. Brokenomics:
50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime is
Dina Gachmans approach to millenni-
als budgeting with humor. This is book
offers practical advice on money-related
issues, such as dealing with envy of
friends who have more, picking a good
college major, and dealing with student
loans. This book is
available in print at
the library and as an
ebook on WVDELI.
Personal finance for
beginners in 30
minutes : How to
cut expenses, reduce
debt, and better
align spending & priorities, Volume 1
by Ian Lamont may be the most practi-
cal guide to creating a family budget. It
briefly describes personal finance issues
and helps the reader set priorities.
What would be a list of resolutions without weight loss? The
library has a plethora of information on this pesky subject.
Perhaps your goal for 2017 is to tone muscles, train for athletic events , or simply in-
crease your physical endurance. The library has many books, eBooks, audiobooks and
videos to help you.
The Beginners Guide to Yoga is a 60 minute audiobook that gives detailed instruction on
basic poses. It is available as an mp3 file on WVDELI
Fitness After 50 reminds us that it is never too late to get fit. Physical fitness for those in
their fifities is definitely not one size fits all. Author Brenda Wright and her cowriters
cover a gamut of considerations, such as questions one might ask her doctor or how to
modify the exercise regimens to meet ones specific limitations.
Weight Training for Running is described as the ultimate guide to help runners achieve
their potential. Weight training benefits runners by increasing their speed, eliminating
fatigue and preventing injuries. The programs described focus on increasing core strength
and increasing flexibility.
What would be a list of resolutions with-
out weight loss? As you might expect, the
library has a plethora of information on
this pesky subject. In fact, the library has
more than 175 records on this topic and
has materials on many of the popular diet
trends you may know.
One of the newest books, The Obesity
Code : Unlocking the Secrets of Weight
Loss by Jason Fung, investigates the role
of hormones in weight loss. Fung focuses
on the topics of insulin and insulin re-
sistance and provides five basic stepsto
overcome hormonal imbalance that caus-
es weight gain.
Psychological aspects of weight the focus
of Judith Becks book, The Diet Trap So-
lution: How to Train Your Brain to Lose
Weight and Keep It Off for Good. Beck
and her coauthor offer strategies to deal
with emotional eating and other traps that
they claim other diets do not offer.
Eat fat, get thin : why the fat we eat is the
key to sustained weight loss and vibrant
health by Dr. Mark Hyman examines the
role fat in our diet plays in hunger and
nutrition. This book is available in print
and audiobook format.
The 17 day diet : a doctor's plan designed
for rapid results by Mike Moreno offers a
prescribed day-by-day approach to weight
loss. Each day of the diet has four phases
with lists of foods to eat at that time. The
provided food lists are promised to ‘”make
grocery shopping a breeze.
WVDELI offers many videos to help you
with your weight loss and exercise goals.
The Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for
Weight Loss, Episode 1 discusses facts
and myths about weight loss and address-
es environmental factors in weight gain.
For those of us who would like to revisit
the 70s, we offer Richard Simmonss
Boogie Down the Pounds, in which Sim-
mons enthusiastically encourages us to
lose weight by sweating to the disco beat.
Of course, with any diet or exercise
regimen, you should consult your
Our library staff members are not quali-
fied to prove medical guidance, only rec-
ommendations of materials that may be
helpful. Please exercise and diet responsi-
bly and take care of yourself.
Many of us have an interest that we want-
ed to try or perhaps did try but aban-
doned. Now is the perfect time to discuss
what really interests you.
If you cant afford expensive classes, dont
worry. Remember that public libraries are
designed to be the peoples university.
With our print, eBook, audio, video and
database resources, there is hardly a sub-
ject you cannot learn more.
Examples of things you might find infor-
mation on include stamp and coin collect-
ing. We have books on both topics. They
can be found in the 700s section of the
nonfiction collection, which is located on
the librarys second floor.
Perhaps you wanted to learn a musical
instrument, but never had the chance.
Our 700 collection also includes books on
piano and guitar, as well as books on mu-
sic theory and appreciation. We have
instructional videos on WVDELI that will
also prove useful.
Other hobbies we can help with are do-it-
yourself arts and crafts, woodworking,
needlework—you name it!
If you are not comfortable navigating the
nonfiction sec-
tion in search of
you are like
most people.
Please stop at
the reference
desk on the
second floor
and ask a staff
member to help
you find what
you want.
Learning Acoustic Guitar is one of the in-
structional videos available on WVDELI.
January 17: Hom ewo rk
Help (3:00 to 4:00 PM)
Middle School Book Club
(4:00 to 5:00 PM)
4th and 5th Grade Book
Club (5:00 to 6:00 PM)
Middle//High School re-
search help (6:00 to 7:00)
January 18: Reading Buddies
( 10:00 to 11:00 AM)
Homework Help (3:00 to
4:00 PM)
January 19: Lunchtim e
Book Discussion Group
(noon to 1:00 PM)
Literacy Volunteers of
Harrison County Tutoring
(5:00 to 6:00 PM)
January 20: Fam ily Movie
Night (5:00 to 7:00 PM)
January 21: Gar dening
Club at noon
Writing Club at 2:00 PM to
2:50 PM
January 23: Magic th e
Kids Arts and Crafts Club
(5:00 to 6:00 PM)
Family Game Night (6:00
to 7:00 PM)
January 24: Homework Help
(3:00 to 4:00 PM)
Middle School Book Club
(4:00 to 5:00 PM)
4th and 5th Grade Book
Club (5:00 to 6:00 PM)
Middle//High School re-
search help (6:00 to 7:00)
Continued on page 8
New Years is the perfect time to plan your financial future, as we discussed in previous
pages. Closely tied to your financial future are the job and education you currently have.
If you need a change, now is the perfect time to investigate going back to school or look-
ing for a new job.
One of our best resources for job seekers or college applicants is the Learning Express
Library, which is available through WVInfoDepot. The Learning Express Library has on
module for job seekers, which helps users tailor their skills to suitable careers. It also
has extensive sources for writing resumes and cover letters and has practice interview
questions. A job search component is embedded in this program.
Another component is geared toward post-high school training. Practice tests for the
ACT, SAT, ASVAB are free to use. The graphic on page 8 show the types of tutorial mate-
rials available.
If one would like personalized help navigating these resources or an other resource, he or
she may Reserve a Librarian by following the highlighted link. Of course, all library ser-
vices, except printing, are free. It is our honor to help you.
"Words are an inexhaustible source of magic" -
Albus Dumbledore
Beginning January 10, CHPL will host two book clubs for upper elementary
and middle school readers. The middle school group will meet from 4:00
to 5:00 PM, and the elementary group will meet from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.
Participants in the club will decide the books they wish to read. The goal of
the club is to enhance the participantsreading experiences to include
books of different genres. Among the suggested books will be Newbery and
other highly recommended books that will keep the readersinterests.
To register for these clubs, email .
Are you up for some friendly competition?
If so, stop by the circulation desk and pick
up your We Are Waiting for Springread-
ing challenge materials.
Participation is simple. First, pick up your
challenge materials at the circulation desk.
Each day of the week read a book on a
particular genre. Choices include chil-
drens books, cookbooks, gardening books,
and lots of readers choices. On your next
visit to the library, have staff member
initial the books you have read. Then,
read some more! You are not limited to
library books but must have your book
with your for staff to initial your readings.
Winners will be announced at the begin-
ning of Spring, around March 20.
on Jan-
uary 25
and 28.
January 25 at 10:00 AM, Moore will read
her childrens book, Flowers for Dolly, to
the children. On the 28th she will be
available to discuss her book and sign sale
Flowers for Dolly is the story of a young
girl who desperately wants a horse. Specif-
ically she wants a sleek stallion she can
name Starfire. What she gets is a scruffy
pony named Dolly, who changes her life.
January 25: Reading Buddies
( 10:00 to 11:00 AM). Author
Kathleen Noel Moore will read
her book Flowers for Dolly.
Homework Help (3:00 to 4:00
January 26: CH PL visits the
senior center
January 28: K a thleen Noel
Moore will be available to
discuss her book and sign
January 30: Magic the Gath er -
Kids Arts and Crafts Club
(5:00 to 6:00 PM)
Family Game Night (6:00 to
7:00 PM)
January 31: Homework Help (3:00
to 4:00 PM)
Last year a group of ladies met on Saturday morning to learn about Organic Gardening.
The group is invited to reconvene this year with once a month Saturday meetings. New
members are encouraged to drop by.
Topics of discussion will be determined by the members. For the January meeting,
members are encouraged to bring some summer bulbs to swap.
The 2017 Meeting Dates are:
January 21 at noon May 20 at noon September 16 at noon
February 18 at noon June 17 at noon October 21 at noon
March 18 at noon July 15 at noon November 18 at noon
April 15 at noon August 19 at noon December 16 at noon
Hope to see you on the 21st. Bring a friend! Door prizes will be given!
Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library is located
in downtown Clarksburg. It is open Mondays
through Fridays from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
404 W. Pike Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Phone: 304-627-2236
Fax: 304-627-2239