It’s time to decide on your New Year’s resolution.

Whether you want to lose pounds gained over the holidays or spend more time with your family, your library has a wide variety of self-help books that can aid your goal.


It’s time to decide on your New Year’s resolution. 



Whether you want to lose pounds gained over the holidays or spend more time with your family, your library has a wide variety of self-help books that can aid your goal.



I am reading “The Virgin Diet” by JJ Virgin, a nutrition fitness expert who claims many “diet” foods’ ingredients actually hinder weight loss and good health. These include low fat, high-sugar foods. Foods containing soy, corn and gluten are also on her list.



What is surprising is how ubiquitous these ingredients are in food products we consume. 



Ketchup, canned goods, white pepper, bleu cheese and baked beans are a few examples. Virgin explains in detail each ingredient she thinks you should avoid.



The book has recipes and menu plans to help you get started.



Giving gratitude



The Crestview library staff thanks the following for their help during our Noel Night celebration:



The Friends of the Crestview Library, Rae Schwartz, Dot Moxcey, Publix, First United Methodist Hand Bell Choir, Whataburger, Cub Scout Pack 799, Bear Den 11 and Tiger Den 4.



Also: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Crestview High School’s Chanticleer, Jenna Renee, Kevin Lusk, Justin Wyatt, Carol and Dave Nitzel, Dave and Mindy Nearbin, Amanda Jacobs, and Santa and Mrs. Claus.



Marie Garcia is the Crestview Public Library’s assistant library director.