Friday, December 12, 2014

Upcoming Holiday Closing

In observance of the upcoming holiday season, 
CeDIR will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19th 
and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 5th.

Happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Program for Elders/Dementia Reducing Need for Drugs

According to a story on NPR yesterday, a memory care facility and nursing home in Mankato, Minnesota, has significantly reduced the need for anti-psychotic drugs through a program they call Awakenings. The program seeks to understand the cause of behaviors in elders with dementia and other cognitive disabilities and works to try to eliminate it.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Research and evaluation in education and psychology: Integrating diversity with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods

Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the fourth edition of Donna M. Mertens’ comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. -book description

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Mobile App Monday - Cooking Fun for Kids

Designed for children eight and under, the one-of-a-kind app features a cute cast of silly pea and bean characters who guide users through playful recipes, star in food games and magically appear in videos. The app offers a play-by-play on creating the most popular “Imaginibbles” recipes from Bean Sprouts and the award-winning book it inspired: Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food.  -iTunes

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Library Holiday Hours

In observance of the upcoming holiday season, the library will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19th and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 5th.

Happy holidays!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Sibling Survival Guide

Looking for support for an adult sibling of someone with a disability? From Woodbine House comes The Sibling Survival Guide. The book is edited by experts in the field of disabilities and sibling relationships and focuses on the topmost concerns identified in a survey of hundreds of siblings. It offers tips on how to talk to parents about plans for a sibling with a disability and a crash course in guardianship, medical and legal issues, and more.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

What's New?

Wondering what's new in the library? Each month, we put together a list of the items the library has received over the last several weeks. Head on over to our website to take a look. Visit:

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mobile App Monday - Brush DJ

Looking for an app to help your child learn how to brush properly? This award winning, free, NHS approved app, with no adverts, plays 2 minutes of music, taken at random or from a playlist, from your devices music library and has a visual display showing where to brush. -iTunes

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