Alameda County Library’s Summer Reading Game has begun, running from June 11th to August 11th, 2012, and summer itself will soon officially begin, too. 

The theme for the Summer Reading Game is “Reading is So Delicious!”  Your library is encouraging participants to read both fiction and nonfiction books about eating, cooks, restaurants, agriculture, basically anything connected with the pleasures of food.  Some suggestions are on display at your Dublin library.  You are strongly encouraged to help yourself to this buffet of tasty reading. 

Adults and teens are also eligible to play in the Summer Reading Game.  The first prize for adults and teens is a book bag, the final prize is a free book, and anyone who has completed the game can enter a raffle for a free e-Reader.  Sign up and pick up your game board at the Reference Desk.

Your Alameda County Library System will also be hosting a program called “Healthy Eating for Older Adults: My Neighbor’s Kitchen Table.”    In this program, speakers Mary Collett, MPH, RD and Mary Louise Zernicke, MS,  MPH, RD, CSG will present information on what constitutes a healthy eating plan, how your traditional cultural foods can fit into a healthy eating plan, special nutritional needs of older adults, what kinds of physical activities would be of particular benefit, and if you should take vitamins and other supplements. 

Dublin Library will be hosting this program on Thursday, July 26th, in the Dublin Library Community Room, beginning at 1:30 p.m. 

I enjoy trying new foods and keeping up to date with new information on nutrition.  Some recent additions to your library collection that you might want to read are:

The quintessential quinoa cookbook : eat great, lose weight, feel healthy / Wendy Polisi

641.631 POLISI

Salad for dinner : simple recipes for salads that make a meal / Tasha DeSerio     641.83 DESERIO

American Dietetic Association complete food and nutrition guide / Roberta Larson Duyff

613.2 DUYFF

Feed yourself, feed your family : good nutrition and healthy cooking for new moms and growing families / La Leche League International                        641.302 FEED

The no-cry picky eater solution : gentle ways to encourage your child to eat–and eat healthy / Elizabeth Pantley                                                          618.92 PANTLEY

Eat this, not that! : supermarket survival guide / by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding


The Alzheimer’s prevention program : keep your brain healthy for the rest of your life / Gary Small & Gigi Vorgan                                                             616.831 SMALL