October 21, 2014

Explore the Palouse Heritage Collection....

The Palouse Heritage Collection at Neill Public Library has a wide variety of materials about the Palouse.  We will be sharing some of the photos from the collection with you over the next few days and weeks, but don't just view the materials here.  Come down to the library and explore the Palouse Heritage Collection!



Main Street, Colfax, Washington

October 20, 2014

Neill Public Library Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month is a commemoration held each October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Physical therapy is about "transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience."  That's the vision of the American Phyiscal Therapy Association, and  this month is designed to recognize the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. Physical therapy encompasses many things including flexibility testing, aqua therapy, and massage therapy just to name a few.

What does that have to do with Neill Public Library you ask?  In celebration of National Physical Therapy Month, Neill Public Library is pleased to join forces with Summit Therapy & Health Services, ProFormance Physical Therapy, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Palouse Massage Therapy Network and Healing Hands to spotlight physical therapy resources available locally.  

Neill Public Library has selected the week of October 21 – October 24, 2014, to host a series of free participatory activities and lectures the entire community can enjoy.  Content widely varies from individual massages, a Qigong class, and flexibility assessments to workshops on ergonomics, balance treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, the importance of wearing the correct shoe, and information about hippotherapy and equine assisted growth and learning.

Click here for a complete list of events and times, and get moving! Come down to the library for one of these events or to check out some of these related materials.  The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment guide for Pain and Relief by Clair and Amber Davies, Yoga and Parkinsons Disease: A Journey to Health and Healing by Peggy van Hulsteyn (electronic resource), Stretching for 50+: A Customized Program for Increasing Flexibility, Avoiding Injury and Enjoying and Active Lifestyle by Karl Knopfand for massage there is  K.I.S.S. Guide to Massage by Clare Maxwell-Hudson and Baby Massage by Alan Heath & Nicki Bainbridge. There are even books on massaging your pets like Canine Massage: A Complete Reference Manual by Jean-Pierre Hordebaight and The Healing Touch for Cats: The Proven Massage Program by Michael W. Fox.

So, whether you want to attend one or all of these free, informative sessions, we'd love your participation and feedback.  We hope to see you soon!






October 18, 2014

National Friends of the Library Week


Join us to celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week October 20 – 25, 2014.

Last year, the Friends of Neill Public Library donated over $27,000 to provide additional resources for library programming, revitalization to material collections and other special events throughout the year.  Their gift of personal time and commitment to the library sets an example for all in how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of one’s community.

We honor and celebrate Friends members!  Stop by the Friends’ membership table this week and enter to win one of five free literacy baskets!  You must be a current member of the Friends to be eligible for this drawing.  Winners will be selected at the end of this week. Not a member of the Friends? For as little as $15, you can become a member of the Friends. Just complete the application, include your payment and drop in the drop box across from the membership table or turn it in at the circulation desk. It's that easy, so join today!  Already a member, then follow the Friends of Neill Public Library on Facebook.

For more information, visit Neill Public Library at 210 N. Grand Avenue, call 334-3595 or visit the library’s web site at www.neill-lib.org.

Joanna Bailey
Library Services Director

October 16, 2014

Explore the Palouse Heritage Collection....

The Palouse Heritage Collection at Neill Public Library has a wide variety of materials about the Palouse.  We will be sharing some of the photos from the collection with you over the next few days and weeks, but don't just view the materials here.  Come down to the library and explore the Palouse Heritage Collection!



Wawawai circa 1900

Large building to right was a fruit packing company.

October 15, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity.  But not only does breast cancer affect women, of the nearly 225,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year, one percent (1%) of them are men.  And unfortunately the death rate among men and women diagnosed with breast cancer is still between 18% and 21% according to 2011 statistics.* 

The good news is you can survive breast cancer and medical science is making strides every day toward improving those odds. Whether its developing new methods of detecting breast cancer or new medicines for treating breast cancer medical science continues to look for a cure! In the meantime, Neill Public Library has the materials to help you through the ordeal.  Come down and check out these items: Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment: Medical Specialists and Breast Cancer Survivors Tell You What You Need to Know by Kenneth D. Miller, 100 Questions & Answers by Zora K Brown and Karl K. Boatman, and The Breast Cancer Survival Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Woman with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer by John S. Link.  There's also materials for your family like Will Mom by OK?: Families Talk About Breast Cancer (DVD), Stand by Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Men by John W. Anderson and Mom and the Polka Dot Boo Boo: A Gentle Story Explaining Breast Cancer to the Young Child by Eileen Sutherland.

And remember if you want to help by making a financial donation to the cause, make sure that the charity you are giving to, whether for breast cancer or any other cause, is legitimate. Websites like Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau can help you determine if the money you give to a charity will be used as it was intended.