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March 2021 - Posts
Readers' Realm

Reader's Realm: Sports
with Lisa

Welcome to the Readers’ Realm.  This month’s genre: SPORTS! Plan to read your book in about a month.  A new discussion topic will be posted each Wednesday from now through March 24. Then on to a new genre/category!   



Feel free to post as much as you like.  Click on the title of the post to get to the comment page. Be sure to read others’ comments and respond to them.   Let’s get to it: 

There are SO many sports and books about them!  What sport is your book about?  I find that sports books fall into two types: having the sporting event front and center (little else matters) or having the characters and their problems/adventures front and center with the sporting event as more of a backdrop.  Which do you think your book will be?   

Please include the title and author of the book you’re reading in your post. 
I’m reading "Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook" by Iva-Marie Palmer.  The main character, Gabby, is a baseball player.  I’m only up to page 40, but it seems that while baseball will be important to the book, as it is important to Gabby’s life, the story will be more about her adapting to a new school, new friends, a new team, and a bully.  I’m hoping there’s some good baseball action though. 

What’s happening in your book? Still looking for a book to read? Check out some suggestions below!

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 03, 2021 at 8:07 AM
  
Grab & Go Together

Grab & Go Together: Seuss Book Nook
with Nicole

Celebrate Read Across America Day by creating your own Seuss Book Nook décor for your bookshelf!
Need supplies? Grab & Go kits are available in Reference (lower level) at Central Library, while supplies last!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 02, 2021 at 10:36 AM
  
Make & Learn

Welcome to Make & Learn! In this program, our librarians will be sharing easy-to-make games and activities that support cognitive development and practicing early literacy skills.

In this video, Miss Lisa shares a fun and easy way to incorporate sensory play while supporting the early literacy skills of talk and write! 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 02, 2021 at 10:36 AM
  
Mental Health Spotlight

Mental Health Spotlight: Addiction

Resources listed are for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose or treat a condition without the guidance of a mental health professional. If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency, please call 911 or Colorado Crisis Services at 1.844.493.TALK.

Hey teens! Interested in mental health?

Each month the Aurora Public Library focuses on a different topic related to mental health. Swing by the Aurora Central Library's teen area to browse YA novels and nonfiction related to the monthly topic. Whether you or someone you know is facing a mental health issue, or you are just interested in the topic, APL has information, resources and reading materials for you.

Remember, your mental health matters. 

This month’s Mental Health Spotlight is on eating disorders. 

Display at Central

Eating disorders are real, complex, bio-psycho-social diseases that can have a serious impact on health, productivity and relationships. They are NOT fads, phases, or lifestyle choices. Anyone can develop an eating disorder—no matter your age, race, gender or weight. 

bio-psycho-social causes

The most common eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.

People struggling with an eating disorder often become obsessed with food, body image and weight. 

Take this short screening to determine if you may be grappling with eating disorder behaviors and if it's time to seek professional help. 

About Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders are one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses. They also have one of the highest mortality rates. While eating disorders manifest in behaviors regarding food and weight, eating disorders revolve around control. An eating disorder can give someone a false sense of security and order. Eating disorders often co-occur with other mental illnesses, such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Learn more from the resources below:
Types of Eating Disorders

What Does Compulsive Overeating Feel Like

- 2021 Eating Disorder Statistics 

Support and Recovery
Recovery is possible. The earlier a person receives treatment, the greater the likelihood of full recovery. Remember, you are not alone. The idea of recovery from an eating disorder can feel overwhelming and scary. But, you deserve recovery. You deserve to find peace with your relationship with food and your body. You deserve to be healthy. You deserve to exist, no matter what your size or shape. An eating disorder does not have to control your life. 

Recovery & Awareness
- Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Is it Even Possible?

- 11 Dos and Don’ts for Recovering From Eating Disorders

- Best Eating Disorder Support Groups

- 8 Reasons to Recover from Your Eating Disorder

- Recovering from an Eating Disorder When You Live in a Larger Body
Stay Connected
Check out these inspiring Instagram accounts that promote eating disorder awareness and education, as well as support and recovery. 

National Eating Disorder Association

- I Weigh

- Eating Disorder Center

- Aubrey Gordo (author)

- "Beyond Beautiful" by Anuschka Rees

- Nia Patterson (advocate)

Eating Disorder Hope

- Ryan Sheldon (advocate & NEDA ambassador)

- Beating Eating Disorders 


Explore Young Adult novels & nonfiction that address Eating Disorders below:


For more resources for all ages, visit the nonfiction department at your local Aurora Public Library and look for call number 616.8526. Resources are also available at Aurora Mental Health.

Check back in April for our Mental Health Spotlight on Depression.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 02, 2021 at 9:22 AM
  
Create It!

Create It! Clover Crafts
by Karen

It's a lucky day! Karen shares some easy and fun DIYs perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day! 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 01, 2021 at 12:27 PM
  
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