Home Life Library: Matters of the ‘heart’ this month

Library: Matters of the ‘heart’ this month


When we think of February naturally Valentine’s Day comes to mind.  It is also American Heart Month.  Unless you have had heart problems or know someone who has, most of us hardly pay attention to the constant heartbeat inside our chest, but did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women?  Be proactive and learn all you can about maintaining a healthy heart.   

The library has information about heart healthy diets, exercise, and how to monitor your health.  There are a couple of cookbooks by the American Heart Association you may want to refer to. Both “The Go Red For Women Cookbook: Cook Your Way to a Heart-healthy Weight and Good Nutrition” and “The New American Heart Association Cookbook” contain recipes everyone will like.   

Exercise to “Morning Cardio Workouts” by June E. Kahn or “Leslie Sansone Walk at Home [DVD]: A Closer 2 Mile Walk” by Leslie Sansone.

VickieHardin copyLearn from others who have heart problems and how they maintain a positive attitude.  Try “From the Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease” by Kathy Kastan; “Back to Life after a Heart Crisis: A Doctor and His Wife Share Their 8-step Cardiac Comeback Plan” by Marc Wallack and Jamie Colby; and “Mr. King, You’re Having a Heart Attack”: How a Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery Changed My Life” by Larry King.

Stay healthy and informed. 

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Make a note:

Aulds Library 746-2337

  • Tuesday, February 17 at 11a.m., the Aulds Book Club will discuss “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger.

Benton 965-2751

  • Saturday, February 28 at 11a.m., ages 2—12 are invited to PJs and Popcorn Movie Day.  Preregistration is required.  Contact Megan or Kristin.

Bossier Central 746-1693

  • Thursday, February 19 from 6—7p.m., the Bossier Central Book Club will discuss “The Light Between the Oceans” by M. L. Steadman.

East 80 949-2665

  • Saturday, February 14 at 12:30p.m., Movie Event “The Watsons Go To Birmingham.
  • Tuesday, February 17 at 5:30 p.m., Movie Event “The Witness.”   

Haughton 949-0196

  • Tuesdays at 10a.m.: Lapsit Story Time for ages 0—3 with stories, songs, and crafts.

History Center 746-7717

  • Saturday, February 28 from 3—4:30p.m., in honor of Black History Month there will be a presentation and book signing by Dr. Roy Phillips of Minden, LA.  Dr. Phillips is the author of “Exodus from the Door of No Return.”   

New Books


“Supreme Ambitions” by David Lat

“The Skeleton Road” by Val McDermid

“Vanessa and Her Sister” by Priya Parmar

“The Midwife” by Jolina Petersheim

“The Great Zoo of China” by Matthew Reilly

“The Vines” by Christopher Rice

“The Convert’s Song” by Sebastian Rotella

“Unbecoming” by Rebecca Scherm

“The Secret Wisdom of the Earth” by Chris Scotton

“The Turning Season” by Sharon Shinn


“Beginning C++ through Game Programming” by Michael Dawson

“C Programming for the Absolute Beginner” by Keith Davenport

“Microsoft Excel 2013:  Building Data Models with PowerPivot” by Alberto Ferrari

“Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2014” by James J. Maivald

“Community Library Programs that Work: Building Youth and Family Literacy” by Beth Maddigan

“First-time Landlord” by Janet Portman

“How Google Works” by Eric Schmidt

“Home Business Tax Deduction” by Stephen Fishman

“Calorie King Calorie Fat and Carbohydrate Counter” by Allan Boarushek

“Idiot’s Guide: Pregnancy for Dads” by Joe Kelly

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org