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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
Library
Tidings
News about
the Siuslaw
Public Library
Library Tidings,
a regular feature
of the Siuslaw News,
features news about
upcoming Siuslaw
Public Library programs
for adults and children,
new books and videos,
and other library news
of interest to the com-
munity.
Library Tidings by Kevin
Mittge
Adult Services Librarian
Siuslaw Public Library
541-997-3134
Book Review
“The Invisible Life
of Euridice Gusmao”
By Martha Batalha
“The Invisible Life of
Euridice Gusmao,” by Martha
Batalha, is a wickedly funny
tale of two rebellious sisters in
1940s Rio de Janeiro. Euridice
is young, bright and ambitious.
A talented musician, she
dreams only of fame and for-
tune. But this is Rio de Janeiro
in the 1940s, and the one thing
society expects of its women is
to be loving wives and moth-
ers.
So when her rebellious sis-
ter Guida elopes, breaking her
parents’ hearts, Euridice sacri-
fices her own aspirations to
marry conventional Antenor,
spending her days ironing his
shirts and removing the lumps
of onion from his food.
As his professional success
grows, so does her feeling of
restlessness.
Throwing convention to the
wind,
the
irrepressible
Euridice dreams up an array of
creative ventures to escape her
humdrum family life, to the
distress of her tradition-loving
husband.
And then one day the free-
spirited Guida suddenly reap-
pears, and together the two sis-
ters set about forging their own
paths in life.
With a cast of unforgettable
characters, “The Invisible Life
of Euridice Gusmao” is a dark-
ly comic novel from one of the
most exciting new voices in
world literature.
This book is Batalha’s first
novel.
She studied journalism and
literature in Brazil, worked
first as reporter and then later
in the publishing industry, and
currently lives in California
with her husband and children.
due notices by email.
And finally, if you fail to
renew your library account,
which is required each year,
you’ll get an email a month
after it expires reminding you
to renew. The accounts need to
be renewed so that we have an
opportunity to update any
changes to address, email or
contact information.
If not renewed, your
account will ultimately be
dropped off the library system
in 18 months.
You may have reasons not to
provide your email address.
Not everyone wants to get 3-
day date due notices. So you
don’t have to provide an email
and you can always ask that
you be removed from the list if
you find your email getting to
be overwhelming.
The library will be respon-
sive to your preferences— just
let us know!
Providing your email
address may have
benefits
There are certain advantages
if you have an email address
and provide that address to the
library.
First, when you are expect-
ing to receive a book that’s
been on hold for you, you will
immediately be notified when
available — you don’t have to
wait for the mail, and you help
save the library postage.
How great is that?
Next, you will get an email
three days before your materi-
als are due, alerting you to
either renew or return the
items.
Also, you can receive over-
Holiday Hours
The library will be closed on
Sunday, Dec. 24, and Monday,
Dec. 25, in honor of
Christmas.
It will close early, at 4 p.m.
on Sunday, Dec. 31, and will
be closed on Monday, Jan. 1,
in honor of New Year’s Day.
Supporting youth
COURTESY PHOTO
St Mary’s Youth Ministry Director Renee La Cosse (left)
receives a check for $300 from St Mary’s Men’s Club
Vice President Ron Caputo to help support the youth
organization’s activities.
Is Jesus Coming Soon?
Man is always trying to predict the date Jesus is coming back.
What does the Bible say about Jesus’ return? Is it imminent?
Do we know the hour in which the Son of Man is to come, or
will He come as a thief in the night? Come as we study this
important topic.
This class is part of an ongoing study about premillennialism.
All is welcome to attend!
We meet at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at:
The Florence church of Christ
1833 Tamarack Street
You can contact us at (541) 997-3133, or go online to
churchofchristfl orence.org for more information.
Let me Showcase your property.
Join us Sunday, Dec. 24th
at 10:45am for
Carols, Candles & Communion
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www.florencecrossroad.org
email: office@florencecrossroad.org
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EMERGENCY
P R E PA R E D N E S S
Living on Shaky Ground:
Prepare-Survive-Recover
A WLEOG Public Outreach Program
Sponsored by West Lane Emergency Operations Group
Web address: www.wleog.org
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS | POISON GAS
NOW YOU CAN LEARN
HOW TO PREPARE FOR
EMERGENCIES AND DISASTERS -
ON YOUR COMPUTER,
PHONE OR TABLET!
Go to WLEOG.ORG and click on
PREPAREDNESS CLASSES for a menu
of disaster prep subjects. Each has short
videos on different topics that you can
watch when it is convenient for you and
your family.
**SAFE WATER, SAFE SANITATION
**EMERGENCY FOOD PLANNING
AND PREPARATION
**PET CARE PLANNING
FOR DISASTERS
**ARE YOU READY?
**SENIOR CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS
**DOCUMENTATION AND
INSURANCE
In addition to the classes, the WLEOG.ORG web-
site has extremely useful information on NATURAL
HAZARDS and EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS.
Each of these has videos on various topics that
explain the hazards the Pacifi c Northwest faces, and
how to prepare for them.
For more information, visit these websites:
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
ccidental carbon monox-
ide (CO) poisoning kills
more than 400
people every year in the United
States, according to
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC).
The odorless, colorless gas can
cause sudden illness and death if
inhaled, so prevention is key to
keeping you and your family
safe. A large number of the annu-
al deaths caused by CO come
during power outages after hur-
ricanes or winter storms. People
use alternative sources of fuel or
electricity for heating, cooling
and cooking inside their homes,
which can catalyze a quick build-
up of deadly CO gases.
Generators, grills, camp stoves
and other gasoline, propane, nat-
ural gas or charcoal-burning
devices should never be used
inside a home, basement, garage
or camper under any circum-
stances.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE
CO POISONING
Exposure to CO can cause loss
of consciousness and death, with
the most common symptoms
being headache, dizziness, weak-
ness, nausea, vomiting, chest
pain and confusion, according to
the CDC. People who are sleeping
or who have been drinking alco-
hol are at an increased risk for
CO-related deaths, because they
can be poisoned before ever hav-
ing symptoms.
DETECTORS
Every home should have at
least one working carbon mon-
oxide detector. The detector’s
batteries should be checked at
least twice annually, at the same
time smoke detector batteries
are checked. Detectors can be
purchased for about $20 at your
local hardware store, so expense
should not be a factor in your
decision to buy one. It could be a
small price for a smart, high-re-
turn investment.
OTHER TIPS FROM THE
CDC
• Never leave the motor run-
ning in a vehicle parked in an
enclosed or partially enclosed
space, such as a garage.
• If conditions are too hot or
too cold, seek shelter with
friends or at a community shel-
ter.
• If CO poisoning is suspected,
consult a health care profession-
al right away.
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