Fizz Boom Read

fizzboomThe Palm Beach County Library is running a summer reading program for June 9th to August 1st. Kids and adults can participate at all locations. Children can sign up at the Youth Services Desk and receive a Reading Log, a pencil and a copy of The Mad Scientist Sentinel. Any child who completes 10 hours of reading receives a special price and a voucher for 2 tickets to the Jupiter Hammerheads vs. Tampa Yankees baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium on August 1st (while supplies last).
Teens, 12 to 17, should sign up at the Youth Services Desk for the young adult “Reading Frenzy” and receive a reading log and pencil. They can win the above-mentioned prize and voucher upon completing 16 hours of reading.
Adults can sign up for a summer reading program packet including a reading log and bookmark. Anyone who reads or listens to 5 or more books receives a travel umbrella and a voucher to the baseball game. Adults will also be entered into a drawing to win a black and white kindle or a $30 amazon gift card.

Movies, Tea and Meet the Author at the Library

booksThe Glades Road Public Library will be showing Gravity (PG-13) on May 19th at 2 p.m.
A Mother/Daughter Tea and Book Discussion will take place on May 21st at 6:30 p.m. The book under discussion is President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston. This event is for girls ages 8-12. Preregister with the library at 482-4554.
Finally, teens can learn about Getting your First Job on May 20th at 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be served. Ages 14 & up. Please preregister for this 60 minute program.
The West Boca Public Library will have two Meet the Author events this week. On May 20th at 2 p.m., meet Alex Grecian, the author of The Devil’s Workshop. The book will be available for sale. Meet Jeffrey Deaver, the author of The Skin Collector, on May 23rd at 2 p.m. Preregistration is required. Call 470-1600.

West Boca Doctor Writes Book

West Boca eye surgeon Frank J. Weinstock released a new book this year, I’ve Been Thinking: And It Might Save Your Life (And Vision). Published by Trimark Press in Deerfield Beach, two things stand out about the book.
First, the cover (top of this article) is very catchy. It really grabbed our attention and made it clear there was going to be something about eyes. Second, the font size is significantly larger than we usually see in a paperback. Below for comparison, you can see the text from Weinstock’s book on the right next to the next book we’re reading (Age of Context by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel) and you can see the Weinstock’s text is much larger. Oddly there is no mention of this font choice anywhere in the book or even in the pages about the book on Amazon and Trimark.
The book is essentially a collection of essays written by Dr. Weinstock, some or all of which may have appeared as columns in Boca News or some other publication. In some ways it looks like the audience was an afterthought. Some essays are written to doctors, others to patients, and still others to people interested in healthcare policy.
The first section is all over the map in covering various aspects of medicine and health care. The second and third sections focus more on the eyes and ophthalmology and were more appealing to this reader.
weinstock-bio-picA medical doctor and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Frank Weinstock lives in West Boca and has family here as well. He has been a professor of ophthalmology at FAU, University of Miami and elsewhere. He previously practiced medicine in Canton, Ohio.