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New Non-Fiction Books at Steele August 3, 2016

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reclaiming“Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age,” by Sherry Turkle was technically published in October, 2015, but is a well reviewed book that I feel is worth mentioning.   This author proclaims that while we are constantly communicating by digital means and always plugged into our technical devices, our personal face- to-face communication is being neglected. Even our personal moments of solitude have been invaded. And it is this personal kind of communication and self-reflection that helps humanize our society, the traits that help us in our personal lives as well as our business lives. This book is a great reminder to help us balance technology in our everyday lives.

grunt-cover“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War,” by Mary Roach explores how our soldiers combat the behind the scenes obstacles such as heat exhaustion, panic, noise and introduces the reader to the scientists who seek to conquer them. In her unique style, the author approaches this subject with scientific facts and humor. Library Journal and Booklist gave this book Starred reviews and Amazon ranked it Best Book of June 2016. This book should not be missed!

“Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul,” by Clara Bingham is a captivating oral history recording the turbulent events of 1969-1970. As the ’60s drew to a close, America was dealing with social and political upheaval, and this book weaves together the voices and stories from this era. It is admittedly a long book, but one that is both thought provoking and discussion worthy.

Connie Ogilvie, Librarian
Chemung County Library District

New AV at Steele – July 2016 August 2, 2016

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Find Time to Color! August 1, 2016

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adultcoloringSuddenly, everywhere you turn, you see coloring books, coloring pages, and coloring sheets for adults. You can find them at book stores, drug stores, and every discount store. What’s all this about?

We live in stressful times, no mistake. Technology adds to our stress. We are the first generation who must cope with these kinds of stresses. Constantly thinking on our feet, our stress is not so much adrenaline-driven, but underlying, constant, like erosion or a slow leak. Now we must deal with whether our device is going to run out of charge before we get our message sent, or a computer crash, or do we have enough bars?, not to mention driving, having to be someplace at a certain time, meeting deadlines, and so much more which, over time, can muck up our well-being.

Having said this, it makes much more sense that a low-tech, creative outlet like coloring can recharge us in an unexpected way. IDEAS.TED.com article, Why Grown-Ups Love Coloring Books Too, by Tom Roston covers our need to release some of the stress through a “meditative mental drift” which he describes as an activity “requiring minimal thought and bestows a clear sense of progress,” like mowing the lawn or weeding. This “drift” method of self-care is restorative. It allows us to dial down the buzzing in our lives, and allow us calmness though a soothing activity. Coloring is low-impact, low-cost, and creative.

He mentions that coloring may not be for everyone. Those of us who find color selection and getting the shades just right too consuming can cause its own level of stress and defeat the purpose. Art therapist Marygrace Berberian suggests something more tactile, like playing with clay, which is pretty goof-proof.

The Steele Library has free coloring sheets at the ready anytime you would like a little tranquility. Pages are located at the Steele library on a table on the second floor, right across from the elevator. We have all kinds of coloring sheets for your own state of meditative drift.

You can also check out colored pencils for use on the premises!

Caroline Poppendeck, Librarian
Steele Memorial Library

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