Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book Recommendation

One of the smallest books in Cypress Park Branch Library collection turns out to be one of the best books I have ever read in terms of its medical information and the  invaluable advice for patients and families by an expert in the field.

"Get inside Your doctor's Head" is written by Phillip K. Peterson, M,D.; a professor of medicine and an infectious disease specialist at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Within a mere 130 pages, Professor Peterson shares with readers the complex and complicated relationship of diagnosis, treatment, and communication among doctor, patient, and family members.

High-quality medical care is available, but not always readily available. The better informed person has a better chance to find quality doctors, hospitals, and treatment options. Readers of this book can learn so much from ordeals of several families with various medical conditions.The 10 common sense rules for making better decisions about medical care in this 10 micro-chapters book is indeed a jewel in the Cypress Park Branch Library collection.

Publisher: The John Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9781421410692
Book location: New  Non-fiction Book shelve
Call Number: 610.696 P485

Friday, January 24, 2014

New Programs at Cypress Park Branch

In the next few weeks we will be very busy at Cypress Park branch. We have several new adult programs including an ESL Conversation Class on Thursday evenings, a three-part film screening starting Wednesday, January 29th, and Affordable Care Act enrollment programs running until the end of March. Here's the full calendar:

ESL Conversation Class--Thursdays at 5:30pm
We are pleased to announce that we finally have a new ESL Conversation Class teacher! His name is Chris, and he is very enthusiastic about helping people improve their language skills. Chris is a resident of Cypress Park and is a former Peace Corps Volunteer who taught English overseas. Conversation classes will be Thursday evenings from 5:30-7pm. Learn new vocabulary, increase your comfort level in speaking English,  improve your pronunciation and grammar, and make new friends! All classes are free, on a walk-in basis, and materials are provided.

Film Series--BA Speaks: Revolution, Nothing Less!
Wednesday January 29th, February 5th, and February 12th from 6-7:30pm.
Cypress Park Library is screening this very important film as part of a three-part series starting Wednesday, January 29th. The film features Bob Avakian, leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, in a series of lectures covering important issues of our day. We will screen one hour of the film each week followed by a discussion facilitated by staff from Revolution Books.

Enroll in Covered California--Saturdays starting January 25th to March 29th from 1-5pm
Representatives from St. Francis Medical Center and LAUSD will be here every Saturday until March 29th to answer your questions about enrolling for health care insurance through Covered California, the state's health benefit and marketplace. Programs are bilingual English/Spanish. St. Francis Medical Center will be here from 1-5 on February 1, 8, & 15 as well as March 1, 15, 22, & 29th. LAUSD will be here on February 22nd & March 8th from 11-1. Get enrolled in Covered California at Cypress Park Library!