Have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Did you know there are studies that show skipping breakfast can cause you to gain weight?
Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school.
Come celebrate National Breakfast Month at the NSU Broken Arrow Library. We are having a drawing for a $5.00 Sonic gift card so come by and put your name in the box and tell us about your favorite breakfast food. I love bacon! Have you ever tried that Candied bacon? Check out this recipe.
***Later in the month we will have a cereal day. Look for more information on the date.***
Looking for books on food, breakfast, or other topics? Ask a Librarian, we are always happy to help.
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Tagged bacon, books, candied bacon, food, national breakfast month, recipes, september, sonic gift card, weight loss
How about some end of the week fun? Courtesy of the Seattle Public Library (to kick off their 2013 Summer Reading Program), check out this video of the world’s longest domino chain comprised of books. It took the twenty-seven volunteers seven hours (and five failed attempts) to line up the 2,131 books and a little over a minute-and-a-half to knocked them all down. None of the books used were part of the current circulating collection (they used donated or weeded books) and the library offers the disclaimer that “no books were harmed during the filming of this video.” Enjoy!
Posted by Tom R.
It was an exciting afternoon at the Broken Arrow library today. Humidity from the stormy weather and a blocked floor drain in the mechanical part of the building caused a small flood, which created leaks in the ceiling tiles and light fixtures over two ranges of books and other materials.
Fortunately, staff members were quick to act on the situation. Jiles spotted the first falling drops and alerted Tom and Karl. The three of them covered the shelves with plastic sheeting, then worked with Pamela and Rickey to pull materials in danger of being dampened. Maintenance staff also joined in to dry the carpet and set up fans to dry off books.
In all, only about two dozen volumes were affected, and most should be able to be dried and returned to the collection. Great job, everyone!
Posted by Karl G. Siewert
*image accessed via open source from Tixu Oty’s flickr account. (Thanks, Tixu!)
“Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other people have lent me.”
– Anatole France