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May 19, 2010

Juvenile Arthritis: Family Connect Day at Southwest Library May 22

kids-get-arthritis-too2.jpg Arthritis is a misunderstood disease that affects all ages. Out of the 46 million Americans suffering from the disease, 50% are under the age of 50, and 300,000 are children! Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Arthritis Foundation Family Connect Day, a networking event where you will meet children, young adults and people of all ages living with arthritis. To learn more about arthritis, go to the Arthritis Foundation.

For more information, contact 407.835.7493 or southwest@ocls.info

Saturday, May 22
2:00 p.m.
Southwest Branch Library

Juicing for a Healthy Diet at Southwest Library May 22

juice.jpgHard to get the recommended 5-8 daily servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet? Consider juicing!

Juicing can play a major role in insuring a healthy diet by making it easier to consume the recommended 5 - 8 daily servings of fruits and vegetables. One glass of pure raw fresh juice per day may help improve the immune system, increase energy, strengthen bones, clear skin and lower the risk of disease. A Certified Nutritionist from Chamberlin's Natural Foods Market will discuss juicing and provide tasty samples while they last.

For more information, contact 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info.

Saturday, May 22
12:30 p.m.
Southwest Branch Library

May 3, 2010

Southwest Book Club Meets May 11


The Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library in the Meeting Room to discuss Against Medical Advice by James Patterson and Hal Friedman. Best-selling author, Patterson follows a family's decades-long struggle with their son's mysterious medical disorder that from the age of five induced violent physical tics, traumatic treatments and a nightmarish situation that pitted the family against a disheartening medical establishment.

Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Copies of this book may be reserved for home delivery or location pick-up at http://www.ocls.info

For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info

Discussion Questions
If you are unable to attend the meeting or you would like to join our discussion, you can share your thoughts or respond to the discussion questions below. Simply click "Comments" located at the bottom of this post. Join the discussion!

1. What do you think motivated Cory Friedman to share his life story? How did you respond to the his"voice"?

2. Discuss the book's structure and the author's use of language and writing style. How does the author draw the reader in and keep the reader engaged? Does the author/Cory convey his story with comedy, self-pity, or something else?

3. Do you think Cory and his family were being fair to the medical establishment? Have you or somebody you know had similar experiences involving a serious medical problem?

4. Do you agree with Cory's statement that most people don't have empathy (Chapter 64, 1st page) in regard to other's and his condition? Discuss why you agree or don't agree.

5. What is Cory's most admirable quality? his parents? Are these people you would want to know or would like to have known?

6. What did you like or dislike about the book? Were you glad you read this book? Would you recommend it to a friend?

Questions adapted from http://www.readinggroupguides.com/no_guide/guide_memoir.asp and constructed by the Southwest Book Club.