Give a Hoot and Read Some Books at GPL - Week of November 12

Published on: 11/8/2012

Hello Greenfield Patrons

The library has been busy recently with the recent election and our weekly events. We always welcome you to come and visit. The following are some activities coming up this week.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION – SARAH’S KEY                           

Greenfield Public Library’s Book Club reunites Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 to discuss Tatiana de Rosnay’s novel Sarah’s Key. In this novel, Sarah, a ten-year-old girl in World War II-era France, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place—and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. Sixty years later, Sarah’s story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own future.

New readers are welcome. If you need assistance finding a copy of the book, please call the library so accommodations can be made. We hope to see you there.


Dakota the Owl will make a special guest appearance at the Pajama Storytime scheduled for 6:00 PM on Saturday, November 17 in the Library Community Room. Dakota’s appearance is courtesy of the Wildlife in Need Center. The program is free, but those who would like to support the animals rescued by the Center can bring an item from Dakota’s wish list. For a copy of the list, please click on "Dakota's Wish List."


The Greenfield Listening Debates Alliance invites you to join us for an engaging dialogue on Monday, November 19. This forum will address the topic “Religion and Government” and will feature a moderator, several expert panel members representing a breadth of views, and a lively but civil public debate.  The forum will be governed by several “listening & debating” rules designed to move beyond the heat to find common ground.  People with all points of view are welcome.  This forum will be held in the Greenfield Library Community Room at from 7:00 – 8: 15 pm.  Admission is free and registration is not required.




Fall story hours have begun with the theme Animals on Parade. Join Mr. Mark as each week a new animal is featured in the stories.  Story-times will take place in the story corner of the Children’s Library. The program runs through the end of November. 

The story times for this coming week are:

Monday, November 12 @ 6:30 PM

Tuesday, November 13 @ 10:30 AM

Thursday November 15 @ 4:00 PM

Register with a librarian at a reference desk a time you and yours would like to come or register at the following link:{9B11F369-BDB0-4B0A-B2FE-BAF908A38E05}



As a special feature for the blog, we will be highlighting a themed mini-collection to show the vastness of Greenfield Public Library’s collection, relevant to the time of year it is posted. This week, we draw attention to one of America’s leading health epidemics and how we can possibly prevent it.


November 14 has been deemed World Diabetes Day by the International Diabetes Federation and World Health Organization. Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Globally, an estimated 350 million people have Type 2, or adult-onset diabetes. While a healthy lifestyle can curb many symptoms, it is imperative to know the symptoms and causes of what is one of America’s most common diseases. Whether you have it or know someone who does, educate yourself with some of Greenfield Public Library’s titles on Diabetes.

Diabetes: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Health – Rosemary Walker and Jill Rogers     616.462 WAL

Mayo Clinic on Managing Diabetes – Maria Collazo-Clavell     613.42 MAY

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat With Diabetes: A Mindful Eating Program for Thriving With Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes – Michelle May with Megrette Fletcher     616.46 MAY

The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook: The Whole Food Approach to Great Taste and Healthy Eating – Jackie Newgent     641.56314 NEW

Diabetes Meals on $7 a Day or Less – Patti B. Geil and Tami A. Ross     641.56314 GEI

The “I Hate to Exercise” Book for People with Diabetes – Charlotte Ross     613.25 HAY

Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Handbook – Sue K. Milchovich and Barbara Dunn-Long     616.462 DUN

Real Life Parenting of Kids with Diabetes – Virginia Nasmyth Loy     616.462 LOY

Living with Diabetes (KIDS) – Shirley Wimbish Gray     E 616.462 GRA

The Ten Keys to Helping Your Child Grow Up with Diabetes – Tim Wysocki     616.462 WYS

Diabetes & Pregnancy: A Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy for Women Who Have Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational Diabetes – ed. David A. Sacks     618.3 DIA

Women & Diabetes: Staying Healthy in Body, Mind and Spirit – Laurinda M. Poirier and Katharine M. Coburn     616.462 POI

American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes     616.462 AME and 616.462 AME 2011

Cheating Destiny: Living with Diabetes, America’s Biggest Epidemic – James S. Hirsch     616.462 HIR

The Everything Health Guide to Diabetes: The Latest Treatment, Medication, and Lifestyle Options to Help You Live a Happy, Healthy, and Active Life – Paula Ford-Martin with Ian Blumer     616.462 FOR

What Nurses Know…Diabetes – Rita Girouard Mertig     616.462 MER

Type 1 Diabetes: Caring with Confidence     DVD 616.462 TYP

Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It – Jeff O’Connell     616.462 OCO


We hope you like the blog. Please feel free to send feedback about the blog or anything related to GPL in the blog comments or on our Facebook Group Page. We look forward to hearing from and seeing you next week.

The Greenfield Public Library Team