Dorothea Benton Frank

There was another notable death in the literary world this month..

Dorothea Benton Frank, best selling American novelist, with novels set along the South Carolina coast and depicting strong women, died September 2nd at the age of 67.

She was a nationally recognized volunteer fundraiser for the arts and education, and an advocate of literacy programs and women’s issues.

Dorothea had homes in Montclair, New Jersey, and Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, part of Charleston County. You can read her obituary via the NY Times here.

sullivans.jpgThe Library has most of her works right from her first novel “Sullivan’s Island” to dorothea benton.jpgher very latest published this year, “Queen Bee” so make sure to check out the works of this engaging storyteller, featuring cheating husbands, nosy neighbors, and nutty families. if you haven’t already.

You can also visit her website, for more information about her books and writing.

-Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services Librarian 

Healthy Aging Month

It’s hard to believe September is already here! September is the beginning of fall, football, and healthy aging! 

Healthy Aging Month is an annual health observance created to focus on the positive aspects of growing older.  Americans are living longer now than in previous decades, with many people reaching their 70s, 80s, and beyond.  According to a report on aging and health in America published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Americans aged 65 or older in 2050 will be more than double what it was in 2010. This emphasizes the importance of taking care of ourselves (our bodies and minds) as we enter these golden years to make sure we can enjoy a long and healthy life.

Here are a few recent additions you can check out to gain tips and strategies to extend the healthy years of your life and postpone the pitfalls of old age:.

-Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services Librarian