The High Point Library has two new events coming up later this month that should prove very popular – a book discussion for the mind and, a few days later, a health discussion for the heart.
On Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Morgan Community Room on the first floor, the library is hosting the “Sisters Connected Book Discussion” with author Terah Shelton Harris who will be attending via Zoom.
Harris plans to talk about her first book, “One Summer in Savannah: A Novel.”
Though she won’t be at the library, participants will be able to gather there with other interested readers as the group converses with Harris over Zoom.
Harris is a librarian and freelance writer known for what some describe as “upmarket fiction with bittersweet endings.”
Her work has appeared in magazines such as Catapult, Women’s Health, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Backpacker, and Minority Nurse.
If books aren’t your cup of tea, staying healthy may be: On Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon the library will host a heart health discussion – as well as a health screening.
As opposed to the outrageous amounts doctor’s offices and hospitals charge, this will be free.
This event will feature a discussion with Jennifer Graziano from the American Heart Association regarding ways to improve and maintain cardiovascular health.
Attendees will also participate in a hands-on CPR demonstration.
Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy students and staff from High Point University will offer screenings for BMI, blood pressure, Pulse OX and glucose levels.
Also, pharmacy staff and students will answer questions about over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs.
For more information, or to sign up, contact Maxine Days at 336-883-3646.