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January 2008
Whole Foods logo     We're delighted to announce that the Los Gatos Whole Foods Market has chosen PlaneTree to receive 5% of their net sales on January 16. We hope you'll get your groceries and stock up on essentials since your purchases will also benefit your community health library!
Only this Wednesday, January 16 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Only at the Los Gatos store (Los Gatos Blvd. at Blossom Hill Rd.)
Winter Health Lecture Series
     Free community events at PlaneTree on Saturday mornings, 10:00 to 11:00. Reservations recommended; call (408) 358-5667. Drop-ins welcome as space allows.
     Books will be available for sale and signing following talks.
When Cancer Calls... Say Yes to Life                      January 19
    Rusty Hammer, cancer survivor and author of When Cancer Calls . . . Say Yes to Life, and his wife, Pamela, will share how they have advocated for the best care possible, maintained hope, and lived fully as they have fought his cancer since 2003. With others, the Hammers are founding the Silicon Valley Logo for the Wellness CommunityChapter of The Wellness Community. Rusty and Pamela's story was recently featured in the Cambrian Resident. Read it for inspiration and join us for more.
Dancing with Life                                                  January 26
Cover of book titled Dancing Mama How does an Iowa girl, born in the 1920ʼs, survive flood, the Depression, World War II, marriage, family, divorce and widowhood, and still dance? Juliana Richmond, a Los Gatos resident and author of Dancing Mama: Stories from My Life, will talk about her eight decades of life with delightful intimacy, humor, and compassion.
FUNdamentals of Quality of Life                              February 2
Explore ways of reducing stress and creating more focus on the things that really matter in our lives. The Image of a koala and nebulla (?)emphasis of this presentation will be on fun and simplicity. Our presenter will be Bruce Draper, R.N., counselor and author of Quality of Life: Workbook and Resource Guide.
PlaneTree in 2008
     Thank you! Many of you have been wonderfully generous in providing "bridge funding" -- cumulative contributions have added up to more than a month's operating funds. We appreciate the loyalty of past supporters and welcome new donors who share the PlaneTree philosophy. There will be many new plaques on our handsome donor board ($500 for first tier)!
     We are using your much-needed contributions, plus our reserves, to keep the library open and continue our nationally-recognized health information services. Meanwhile PlaneTree's board members are investigating promising models, partnerships, and funding sources with due diligence.  
     We welcome your suggestions. Please know how much we appreciate your kind words and financial support.
In This Issue
New lecture series
PlaneTree in 2008
Book Sale Bonanza!
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Used Books

  Packed with lots of great information, these books from the library (now replaced with newer editions and titles) are terrific values.
Paperbacks: 50
Hardbacks: $1
Textbooks:  $2

New Books
 20% off everything
40% off selected titles

Sale ends February 29.
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Ellen Baron
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A delightful woman deeply devoted to her family and her community, Ellen Baron was a great supporter of many local organizations. PlaneTree is fortunate that in 1996 her late husband, Robert L. Baron, chose to create an endowment for our library's future. Ellen, their sons, and many PlaneTree supporters have contributed to it over the years. We note with great sadness her recent passing.
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