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Library Corner

May 9, 2013

What, why and how of plant-based foods to be topic

Michelle Premura will talk about a diet of plant-based foods during a program scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Huntington Memorial Library. Michelle is the owner and operator of Turquoise Barn, a bed-and-breakfast retreat specializing in plant-based cuisine. She’ll discuss different eating preferences including vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, vegan, raw-foodist, and flexitarian.

Learn about incorporating more plant-based whole foods into your diet and whether it is best for you to jump right in or adopt a change more slowly. She’ll talk about how plant-based foods can aid in healing, maintain optimal weight and increase your energy and vitality. She’ll also talk about four foods to eliminate and their replacements and whether organic is necessary. This program is presented by the Friends of Huntington Memorial Library and is free and open to all.


“Frozen in Time” by Mitchell Zuckoff is a true story that traces the search for military men who were lost after plane crashes in Greenland during World War II. The first crash occurred on Nov. 5, 1942, when a cargo plane went down. A search-and-rescue plane sent out four days later also crashed during a severe snow storm, with the nine on board surviving. Then another rescue was attempted, but that amphibious plane flew into a storm and vanished. The author’s account of these nine men, the others who tried to save them, and the expedition of 2012 to uncover all the mystery is fascinating reading.


Jesse and Ramon have tried unsuccessfully to have a child in “The Mothers,” a novel by Jennifer Gilmore. When they decided to become parents by adopting a child, they are unprepared for the complexities of the process. They are overwhelmed by paperwork, training sessions, unsolicited advice from strangers, and more. They are even contacted by women who select them and then change their minds, as well as by women who choose them and aren’t even pregnant. An emotionally packed book that you won’t soon forget.

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