Feeling sad that the holiday season is over? The North Castle Library can help you make the cold months more enjoyable.
1. Choose a “Snow Read”. These are books that require more concentration than “Beach Reads.” When you’re home on a snowy day, it’s much easier to focus on a book than it is when you’re out in the sand and sun. Maybe there is a classic that you’ve always wanted to read. You can also check out the Best Books lists that are compiled by The New York Times and NPR.
2. Catch up on movies that are generating Oscar buzz. Several of the movies and television shows that were nominated for Golden Globe awards are already out in DVD and are available in the library. These include Florence Foster Jenkins, Sing Street, The Lobster, Deadpool, Hell or High Water, War Dogs and more!
3. Embrace a Healthier Lifestyle. It doesn’t sound like fun, but many people who commit to it report feeling much better. “Dryuary”, the practice of abstaining from alcohol in January or February, is rapidly catching on. Our library has many of the newest books on aspects of healthy living including The 4 x 4 Diet: 4 Key Foods, 4 Minute Workouts, 4 Weeks to the Body You Want by Erin Opria, The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes and The Mindspan Diet: Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, Minimize Memory Loss, and Keep Your Brain Young by Preston Estep III.
4. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by learning more about the man who dedicated his life to promoting racial equality. The library has biographies of King, and many books about the civil rights movement. You can also check out fiction books like The Help and We are all Welcome Here that are set in the civil rights era. In addition, we have award-winning movies like Selma, 4 Little Girls, The Butler, Mississippi Burning, and All The Way.