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Thursday, October 9, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven Activities at the NORWALK LIBRARY 1051 Noah Ave, 981-0217 Tuesday, Oct. 14 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 5 years, join us for picture books, songs and flannel boards. This storytime is also a good fit for daycare groups and parents attending with several children and lasts 25-30 minutes. Teen Tuesdays, 4---4:30 p.m. Get creative in the library! New projects the second Tuesday each month, including craft, art and tech projects. Novel Year Book Club, 6-8 p.m. Join the Novel Year Book Club and make new friends, experience new places and embark on new journeys. Novel Year is a series of programs featuring six novels throughout 2014. Programs consist of: 1) Discuss- ing the book with a facilitator, 2) Watching the movie version of the book, and 3) Enjoying a program related to the book. Tonight, we'll be watching the 2013 film The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki. Registration Required. Wednesday, Oct. 15 Take a Break, 10:30-11 a.m. For adults and kids of all ages, drop by the library to talk with other adults and see new library resources while the kids do literacy and sensory-based activities. Cookies and Books, 2-2:45 p.m. Read anything good lately? Second and 3rd grad- ers are invited to the library the third Wednesday of the month for snacks, activities and to share what they've been reading and hear about brand-new books too. Thursday, Oct. 16 Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years, expect rhymes, fin- ger plays, short books, songs and movement activities for toddlers at this interactive, energetic storytime! Lasts 20-25 minutes. Learn@Your Library, 3-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Radon awareness advocate and can- cer survivor Gaff Orcutt will present - "Radon: A Serious Problem With a Simple Solution." The Iowa Department of Public Health writes, "Radon is a natural radio- active gas that can cause cancer. You can't see, smell or taste it, but radon may be in your home." The Surgeon General's National Health Advisory on Radon states that "Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathg it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country." According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers. Iowa is considered at high risk for radon gas in homes by the EPA. High levels of radon can be found in any type of home, so it is important for everyone to test their home. At this presentation, learn more about the risks, how to test and what to do if you have radon in your home. Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives. -Marilyn Ferguson Planter Box Jadyn J., Cassidy T. and Olin S., with the help of PTO parent, Christen Shultz, are busy constructing flower boxes that will be part of the silent auction for PTO Fun Night Saturday, Nov. 15, at Lakewood Elementary School Photos submitted. ";: ......  .J "" :;i; ..... Clinophobia is the fear of going to bed. Enjoy a West Des Moines address and attend Norwalk Schools at Fox Valley. Large walk-out .... lots backing to a pond or Iowa's countryside. .." Qmck," Easy drive to Jordan Creek, downtown, and the airport! Call for more info: : Allyn Brown John Akers Suzy Marker 453-6403 453-5103 453-6009 MaKing The Grade W'dh Nutrition Basics (NAPS)--Any time of year can be the right time to get your children back on a basic nutrition plan. Many find the start of the school year works best and that a diet com- prised of whole foods provides the best foundation for learn- ing and education. Building a meal and snack plan for your fmily may be easier than you think. These quick tips and simple sub- stitutions can help to ensure your family gets the whole- some, well-balanced meals it needs. A refreshing Blueberry- Mango Delight Smoothle using Greek yogurt, nonfat milk end stevla. Create a weekly menu. It can make it easier to eat nutritious foods on a regular basis. * Enjoy a variety of foods from each of the key food groups--grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, meat, beans and healthy oils. Limit your intake of pro- ceesed or packaged foods, and check labels for artificial ingredients. Replace sugar in your fa- vorite foods and beverages with zero-calorie Pure Via , a sweetener made with all- natural, non-GMO stevia. To learn more or for tasty recipes, visit www.purevia. com.