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Daily updates from Vermont Emergency Management: http://vem.vermont.gov/home/dailysitrep/

Active Weather alerts around state: http://www.vermont.gov/portal/alerts/

Road and Travel conditions – some complaints that it is not up to date:
http://www.511vt.com/

Windham Regional Road Status:
http://windhamregional.org/roadstatus

Crisis Landing: This map displays information about current crises for which the Google Crisis Response team has collected geographic information. http://crisislanding.appspot.com/?crisis=2011_flooding_vermont

VPR Irene Blog:
http://vprnews.wordpress.com/

Compiled by Marlboro College – Resources describing Vermont’s attempt to recover from the damaging flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene on August 28, 2011.  http://libraryguides.marlboro.edu/irene

Windham Status: one-stop switchboard for county information post-Irene
http://windhamstatus.wordpress.com/

Vermont Grassroots Help and Volunteer Site:  http://vtresponse.wordpress.com/

Red Cross Resources for Vermont:
http://www.redcrossvtnhuv.org/index.asp?IDCapitulo=44W8UXGL8L

FEMA disaster relief:  http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

CVPS Power Updates:
http://www.cvps.com/Jobs2.aspx

Green Mountain Power Updates:
http://greenmountainpower.com/stormcenter.html

Individual Town Information:

Newfane/Williamsville Facebook Bulletin
https://www.facebook.com/NewfaneBulletin

Town of Marlboro Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Town-of-Marlboro/

Marlboro Message Board
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marlboro-Vermont-Message-Board/

Dover Town Website (contains information on Wilington):
http://www.doververmont.com/dover-news/wilmington-flood-info-updates

For up-to-date health research, Brooks Memorial offers the Health & Wellness Resource Center, an excellent general health database that is updated continuously.  But circulation statistics show that many of us also like to turn to books for health information.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Crosby Foundation, the Library was able to add approximately 60 new titles to its health collection in 2010. We will be highlighting a few of the new health titles by subject in upcoming blog posts.

Here are a few of the mental health books to look for on our shelves, followed by their call numbers:

Freeman, Daniel, Jason Freeman. Know your mind : the complete family reference guide to emotional health . New York, NY : Sterling Pub., 2010.  Addressing everything from addictions, bereavement, pain, and anxiety to sleep disorders, mood swings, depression, and stress, Know Your Mindeven features tools for self-evaluation, personal stories, and exercises. 616.89 FRE

Honos-Webb, Lara. The gift of ADHD : how to transform your child’s problems into strengths. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2010.  In it’s second edition, Lara Honos-Webb offers strategies for shifting parents’ understanding of their child’s attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to focus on the positive traits of this diagnosis by providing step-by-step behavioral exercises for helping children function effectively. 618.92 HON

Miklowitz, David Jay. The bipolar disorder survival guide : what you and your family need to know. New York : Guilford Press, c2011.  A practical, straightforward book that will be a great help to those who have bipolar illness, as well as their families 616.89 MIK

Phillips, Suzanne, Dianne Kane. Healing together : a couple’s guide to coping with trauma & post-traumatic stress. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2008.   This book is for people in relationships where either partner has faced trauma in any of its forms: violence, natural disasters, war, life-threatening accidents, crime, health problems, or loss of a loved one. 616.89 PHI


For up-to-date health research, Brooks Memorial offers the Health & Wellness Resource Center, an excellent general health database that is updated continuously.  But circulation statistics show that many of us also like to turn to books for health information.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Crosby Foundation, the Library was able to add approximately 60 new titles to its health collection in 2010. We will be highlighting a few of the new health titles by subject in upcoming blog posts.

Here are a few of the general health books to look for on our shelves, followed by their call numbers:

A family guide to first aid and emergency preparedness (DVD). Yardley, Pa.: Staywell, c2008. A booklet and DVD by the American Red Cross covering illness and injury first aid. 616.02 FAM

Goldstein, Mark, Myrna Chandler Goldstein, and Larry P. Credit. Your best medicine: from conventional and complementary medicine-expert-endorsed therapeutic solutions to relieve symptoms and speed healing. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale, c2008. An excellent introduction to integrative medicine, organized alphabetically by ailments. 613 GOL

Mayo Clinic family health book. Des Moines, IA: Time Inc. Home Entertainment, c2009.A reliable single volume covering health concerns from infancy to old age. Chapters include: Injuries and Symptoms; Pregnancy and Healthy Children; Healthy Adults; Diseases and Disorders; and Tests and Treatments. 613 MAY and  REF 613 MAY

Spinelli, Frank. The Advocate guide to gay men’s health and wellness. New York: Alyson Books, 2008.  A top-selling gay and lesbian news magazine provides a guide to health issues specific to gay men’s lives. 613.086 SPI

For a complete bibliography of all the new health titles Brooks Memorial Library has purchased under the Crosby grant, please ask at the reference desk.

For up-to-date health research, Brooks Memorial offers the Health & Wellness Resource Center, an excellent general health database that is updated continuously.  But circulation statistics show that many of us also like to turn to books for health information.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Crosby Foundation, the Library was able to add approximately 60 new titles to its health collection in 2010. We will be highlighting a few of the new health titles by subject in upcoming blog posts.

Here are a few of the diseases and specific health concerns books to look for on our shelves, followed by their call numbers. We have chosen single titles from the major categories of disease to highlight. To see all the titles in a specific category please request our new health book bibliography at the reference desk.

Bonner, Dede. The 10 best questions for living with Alzheimer’s. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008.    An excellent title to help a family move past a scary diagnosis and use the power of questions to become your own best health advocate. 616.8 BON

Diabetes A to Z : what you need to know about diabetes simply put. The American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, Va.: American Diabetes Association, c2010.  In this updated 6th edition, get all the information you need-from understanding A1C to getting your ZZZs. 616.4 DIA

Rosenthal, M. Sara. The thyroid sourcebook. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2009. Providing information on the complications of hypo- and hyperthyroidism, thyroid eye disease, and thyroid cancer, through personal narratives and medical information. 616.4 ROS

Scardino, Peter T., Judith Kelman. Dr. Peter Scardino’s prostate book : the complete guide to overcoming prostate cancer, prostatitis, and bph. New York : Avery, c2010.  One in six men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and nearly half the adult male population will be affected by prostatitis. Scardino’s Prostate book provides the facts and a compassionate voice to guide every man to health and healing. 616.99 SCA

Wallack, Marc K., Jamie Colby with Alisa Bowman. Back to life after a heart crisis : a doctor and his wife share their 8-step cardiac comeback plan. New York: Penguin, c2010.  Surgical oncologist Wallack discovered how frightening the patient’s side of the bed looks when he requires emergency quadruple bypass surgery. Emotional support for all the life milestones after heart surgery.  616.1 WAL


For up-to-date health research, Brooks Memorial offers the Health & Wellness Resource Center, an excellent general health database that is updated continuously.  But circulation statistics show that many of us also like to turn to books for health information.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Crosby Foundation, the Library was able to add approximately 60 new titles to its health collection in 2010. We will be highlighting a few of the new health titles by subject in upcoming blog posts.

Here are a few of the women’s health books to look for on our shelves, followed by their call numbers:

Crawford, Amanda McQuade. The natural menopause handbook, revised : herbs, nutrition & other natural therapies. Berkeley : Crossing Press, c2009.  This title supports the belief that menopause is a natural process and one that does not necessarily require medication. This revised edition focuses on herbs, nutrition exercise, aromatherapy, and visualization to create a holistic plan for wellness. 618.1 CRA

Eldridge, Laura. In our control : the complete guide to contraceptive choices for women. New York, NY : Seven Stories Press, c2010.  Marking  the 50th anniversary of the pill, Eldridge’s book examines the strengths and weaknesses of women’s birth control choices, as well as the history of contraception. 613.9 ELD

Northrup, Christiane. Women’s bodies, women’s wisdom : creating physical and emotional health and healing. New York : Bantam Books, c2010. First published in 1994, this revised edition describes itself as “a behind-the-scenes tour of the female body, showing you how to truly thrive and flourish” by longtime women’s health advocate Northrup. 618.1 NOR


For up-to-date health research, Brooks Memorial offers the Health & Wellness Resource Center, an excellent general health database that is updated continuously.  But circulation statistics show that many of us also like to turn to books for health information.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Crosby Foundation, the Library was able to add approximately 60 new titles to its health collection in 2010. We will be highlighting a few of the new health titles by subject in upcoming blog posts.

Here are a few of the alternative health books to look for on our shelves, followed by their call numbers:

Christensen, Alice. The American yoga association’s beginner’s manual. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. An essential step-by-step guide provides students with the information and guidance they need to learn Yoga safely and effectively. 613.7 CHR

Hicks, Angela, John Hicks, Peter Mole. Five element constitutional acupuncture. Edinburgh : Churchill Li vingstone, 2010. An introduction to the philosophy and practice of acupuncture.      615.8 HIC

Mayo Clinic book of alternative medicine. New York : Time Inc. Home Entertainment, c2007.  An illustrated guide to understanding what works and what doesn’t in complementary and alternative medicine, and how to put this information to use in your everyday life. The topics range from practices such as yoga to supplements such as Echinacea and St. John’s Wort. 615.5 MAY

The Brooks Memorial Library, in conjunction with the University of Vermont’s Center for Digital Initatives and with funding from the Windham Foundation, is undergoing a project to scan and catalog the almost 1,300 photographic images made by local photographer Porter Thayer.

Porter Thayer was a photographer, born in Williamsville, Vermont,  who took photographs around Windham County from 1903 – 1930. Thayer used a 5×7 and a 6.5 x 8.5 view camera and  glass plate negatives to create his images. The detail available in his large format images creates an extraordinary glimpse into early 20th century life in Southeastern Vermont.

Currently, Porter Thayer’s images are only available to the public on microfilm, which maintains little of the beauty and detail of the original images. The vision and detail of Thayer’s work will be better preserved through digitization, as well as allowing these images to be more accessible to the local public, scholars of Vermont history and of early 20th century photography online free of charge.

The photographs are being scanned and cataloged by Jess Weitz, staff member at the Brooks Memorial Library, in batches of 50 images. The first set of images will be available online by the first week in December 2010. The database of images can be accessed through the Center for Digital Initatives site at http://cdi.uvm.edu/

The project staff hopes to gain feedback from individuals and local historical societies about their knowledge of the people and places in the images.. On each images page, there will be a place to submit comments and have your knowledge added to the image’s historic record.

Please join us for an afternoon talk about “The History of the Town Photographer”by local photographer Forrest Holzapfel, sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, and a discussion of the Porter Thayer project to date, on January 15th at  3:00 PM in the Library’s meeting room.

For more information about the project, please contact Jess Weitz at jessica@brooks.lib.vt.us or Robin Katz (of the CDI) at robin.katz@uvm.edu .

The end of the year is a favorite time for various publications to come out with their choices of ‘top books of the year’ lists. Here are a few recommended book lists from current magazines:

People Magazine‘s Best of 2010 issue has arrived, with the Top 10 in Books:

Life, Keith Richards, Little, Brown

Room, Emma Donaghue, Little, Brown

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot, Crown

I Remember Nothing, Nora Ephron, Random

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan, Knopf

Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, Random

Just Kids, Patti Smith, HarperCollins/Ecco

Autobiography of Mark Twain, U. of Cal. Press

One Day, David Nicholls, Vintage

Good Housekeepings list is arranged by what the reader is in the mood for…’a good cry’ perhaps?

Time Magazine‘s Ten Best Fiction and Nonfiction books lists.

New York Magazine offers a year in books, including multiple genres.

Bon Appetit has chosen their favorite cookbooks of the year.

Or perhaps you would like an exhaustive list of lists!

To another year of reading pleasure!   Jess

A week ago a new Veterans Administration Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) opened in Brattleboro, Vermont. The clinic is located in the  exit 1 industrial park and will provide outpatient services to local, tri-state veterans, including lab work and mental health services. The new clinic will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Tuesdays, it will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition to this new local clinic there are a number of important internet and book resources available  for veterans and their families. The U.S. government site for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a large amount of information on health care resources and benefits available to veterans.

U.S. Veterans Services

The government site includes an excellent section on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This section would be very helpful to veterans and their families to help understand the symptoms of PTSD and how to find help through books and mental health providers. The site also provides PTSD resources specific to families, women, and children.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for Veterans

The Brooks Memorial Library has a number of resources for recently returned vets and the reference librarian can help individuals find information about benefits and other related concerns. Here are a few titles that might be of interest:

Soldier’s Personal Accounts:

Chasing Ghosts: A Soldier’s Fight for America from Baghdad to Washington by Paul Rieckof, New York : NAL Caliber, 2006.

Faith of Our Sons: A Father’s Wartime Diary by Frank Schaeffer, New York : Carroll & Graf, 2004.

Heroes Among Us: Firsthand Accounts of Combat from America’s Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan edited by Chuck Larson, New York, N.Y. : NAL Caliber, c2008.

I am a Soldier, too: the Jessica Lynch Story by Rick Bragg, New York, Knopf, 2003.

The Long Road Home: a Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz, New York, NY : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007.

The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education by Craig Mullaney, New York : Penguin, c2009.

Books on Trauma:

Overcoming Traumatic Stress: A Self-Help Guide by Claudia Herbert and Ann Wetmore, New York : New York University Press, 2001.

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Lewis Herman, New York : BasicBooks, c1997.

War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation’s Veterans from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Edward Tick, Wheaton, Ill. : Quest Books, 2005.

More on order…

DVD:

The Ground Truth by Patricia Foulkrod, Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2006.

–Jess

As the school year ends and the shorts come out, minds turn to vacations. With limited time and cash flow, state and national parks can be provide wonderful, inexpensive getaways. The National Park Service has recently redone their website to help people plan summer trips:

http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/plan_your_visit/index.htm

The site includes information on each park’s features and cost, special events and workshops throughout the summer, and days on which entrance fees are waived. To inspire your trip, the  library has the Ken Burns’ National Parks DVD set and accompanying book, as well as numerous travel guides to individual states.

If you are looking to stay close to home, i.e. in Vermont, for a day hike or an overnight, the Vermont State Park website is very user-friendly and allows you to make camping reservations online:

http://www.vtstateparks.com/

The library has a number of books about hiking and camping  in Vermont. One of the best is 50 Hikes in Vermont by the Green Mountain Club.

How about the Vermont Long Trail, a 273-mile hiking trail that runs from the Massachusetts-Vermont border near Bennington to the Vermont-Canada border… The southern half of the trail is the Vermont section of the Appalachian Trail.  The Long Trail Guide and The Long Trail Newsletter are available at the  library to help plan an excursion on part of the trail.

Happy Hiking!

–Jess

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