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Library to feature Whole 30 class

From 6:30 to 8 p.m. and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, Winchester resident Bobbi Newell will present classes about how to control your weight and boost your energy by using the Whole30 diet program.

Whole30 is a diet program that asks you to give up some of the most common foods you eat for 30 days and to make a commitment to eating healthy, additive-free meals.

The Whole30 is not just about giving up a few food groups. There is a seven-step program for preparing for the Whole30. Those steps include developing a support group and organizing your house.

Most people do not finish the program because they do not sufficiently prepare for it and plan how they are going to do it.

Newell has completed the program, and she will tell you how you can do it, too. She says the benefits are definitely worth the effort, and she will lead you step-by-step through what it takes.

If you’d like to find out more about the program before you come to Newell’s presentation, read about it at the Whole 30 website, www.whole30.com.

Newell’s programs are free and open to the public. She will present the same program both days, but if you want to be sure you know the details, sign up for both classes.

Register to attend by calling the Clark County Public Library at 859-744-5661 or use the Evanced online registration system at the library’s website: www.clarkbooks.org.

If you have not yet come in to get your garden seeds from the seed library, plan to do so soon.

There is still a pretty good supply of seeds, but some varieties are getting low, and the seed library is out of Emerald Giant sweet peppers and borage.

When you come in to get your seeds, take a look at the book display table right in front of the reference desk. There are plenty of good gardening books and bookazines to choose from there.

Kentucky Picture Show is canceled for this week. Angela and Jennifer are off to the Kentucky Public Library Association Spring Meeting in Bowling Green to present a program. The movies will resume next Wednesday. So, this Wednesday will be a perfect day to get a few books and spend the afternoon reading.

Don’t forget CCPL’s Writers Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when local author Marie Parsons discusses writing and editing her novel “The Devil’s Back.” Marie’s book deals with the May-December marriage of Adam and Laurey (Castle) Moore in early 20th century Eastern Kentucky. Anyone interested in the art of writing or Kentucky history will enjoy Marie’s presentation. Registration is recommended but not necessary.

— At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jeff Gurnee hosts Trivia Nights at the Engine House Pizza Pub.

— At 10 a.m. Friday, Write Local. Friday the 13th is a lucky day. A great day to start a new piece of poetry, fiction or nonfiction.

Speaking of writing, what does it take to write well? The right words. For all you word maven out there, I highly recommend The Merriam-Webster online dictionary. www.merriam-webster.com.

This website is a word lover’s dream. I adore my third edition of the American Heritage Dictionary and my 1969 edition of Webster’s Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms, but I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve been going out on them with www.merriam-webster.com.

John Maruskin is director of adult services at the Clark County Public Library. He can be reached at john.clarkbooks@gmail.com.