Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:00 p.m. Dieting without results is one of the most frustrating experiences. You blame yourself, question everything you put in your mouth, every exercise you do, in an effort to find out why you can’t shed the pounds like others do. But for a growing number of people, the problem isn’t with diet or exercise alone, but a condition called metabolic syndrome. According to a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than one in five Americans has metabolic syndrome. The number of people with this condition increases with age, affecting more than 40 percent of people in their 60s and 70s. Do you have symptoms of a metabolism problem that is keeping you from losing weight? DR. KURT HONG from the Huntington Medical Foundation will explain metabolic syndrome and what the symptoms are. He will demonstrate ways to boost metabolism and lose weight. Dr. Hong is a board-certified Physician Nutrition Specialist who joined HMF after successfully practicing in both Los Angeles and Orange County. From 2003 to 2008 he was on the faculty at UCLA School of Medicine where he served as the Director of the Resnick Immuno-Nutrition Laboratory & Program. He is often invited to speak about metabolic syndrome and obesity therapeutics at national events such as the annual meeting of the Obesity Society. This program is free and reservations are recommended by calling the library reference desk: (626) 300-0777 ext. 579.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. – 4 :00 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1:00 p.m. – 4: 00 p.m. How many friends does it take to support a library? With deficits looming in every city, a gazillion and a half may be underestimating. At Crowell Library, being a friend is easy: join the happy throngs and give a little library a big, big lift. Bring your gently used books, CDs, DVDs, even those dinosaur videos, to Crowell Public Library and help a great institution stay that way. You’ve been meaning to start that spring cleaning and here’s your chance to lighten your load while giving to a fabulous cause and being green. And, when you donate two or more boxes or sacks of library materials, you will receive a $5 Book Shoppe coupon for your consuming pleasure. If you’ve ever had the heart-palpitating thrill of visiting the Crowell Library’s Book Shoppe, you know what choice items are waiting for you. Highly attractive volunteers will be loitering in the parking lot behind the library, eager to unload your car and give out tax deductible donation receipts should you need them. If by chance you have more than a carload, please call (626) 300-0779 to arrange for a pickup and a big hug. Prevent a landfill: donate on May 15th and 16th. Thanks for being a friend!