Brookshire Bros. pharmacist offers anti-flu advice

With cold and flu season upon us, it is important to make every effort to stay healthy; here is some good advice from Brookshire Brothers pharmacist Laura Edmundson:
Just do it! Get a flu shot. The Center for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months and older receive an annual flu vaccine.
Keep it clean! Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer often, especially if you are around others who are sick.
Contain it! Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue or the sleeve of your shirt.
Don’t share! Encourage children and teens to keep their drinks and utensils to themselves. Sharing, means giving your germs away to others.
Keep clean! Disinfect everything: toys, computers, phones, and remote controls, anything that gets a lot of hand time.
Steer clear! Avoid sick people if possible. Don’t put yourself or your family in harm’s way.
Stay home! If you or your child has a fever or flu-like symptoms, (body aches, sore throat, headache, and cough) stay at home.
Catch some Zzzz’s! Get plenty of sleep. Our experts recommend 8 hours of sleep per night.
Eat right! Fruits, vegetables, and 100% juices are always your best bet for Vitamin C or take Vitamins.
Drink up! Drink plenty of fluids. Look for products that contain vitamins, minerals and electrolytes to boost your well being. Follow this good advice and stay healthy this season.
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Just in time for the haunting month of October! The library will host a free Ghost Story Concert on Saturday, Oct.19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with Master Storyteller Gary Whitaker. Whitaker has been performing professionally since 1997. His diverse talents and interest afford him a huge variety of materials that he enjoys bringing to his audiences. This storyteller’s favorite stories to tell are ghost stories whether it is to little kids, youth or adults. The ghost stories will make you laugh and moan, as suddenly everything around you becomes suspect. He is a favorite with the Tejas Storytelling Festival in Denton, where he has performed almost annually for the last six years at the TSA Ghost Story Concert. Visit his website at This free concert is not just for kids! Come bring your family and friends and see Whitaker tell stories at the Ghost Story Storytelling Concert!
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Family Movie Day at the Library is Friday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m.  Popcorn and lemonade will be available. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and drinks to add to your fun. You may also bring pillows and blankets and sit on the floor to watch the movie. Come bring the family and join in the fun! Our movie license will not allow us to publicize the movie title so please call us for more information at 936-829-5497. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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More New Teen Books:
“Icons,” by Margaret Stohl – For as long as she can remember, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside – safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can’t avoid – that she’s different; she survived. Why? When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador’s privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn’t a coincidence. It’s a conspiracy.
“Gone,” by Michael Grant – In the blink of an eye everyone disappears – gone – everyone except for the young, teens, middle schoolers, and toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help. Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents – unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers – that grow stronger by the day. It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.
“Theodore Boone: The Accused,” by John Grisham – Big trouble is brewing for Theodore Boone. While all of Strattenburg anxiously awaits the new trial of infamous murder suspect Pete Duffy, problems arise for their own kid lawyer. There’s been a robbery and Theo is the accused. His reputation is on the line, and with the evidence building against him – and dangerous threats looming – Theo will do whatever it takes to prove his innocence – even if it means breaking a few rules.
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Fall Library Hours: Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Have a great week!