CPR Class to be Held at the M.S. Kirby Library
An American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and AED Class will be offered at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm. Margaret Austin, BA, RN, CEN, PHEN, Outreach/Prevention Coordinator - Trauma from Geisinger Wyoming Valley will conduct the training session. There is a cost of $10.00 per person to be collected the night of the class. Checks can be made payable to Geisinger Wyoming Valley (GWV) Education.
Every year more than 350,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest where the heart stops beating. When this happens there is no circulation of essential oxygenated blood. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States with nearly four out of five cases occurring outside a hospital.
When a person's heart stops every second counts as irreversible damage to brain cells begins. Without immediate assistance, the chances of survival are dismal. Bystanders, whether in a public gathering space such as an airport, shopping mall, a workplace, or in the home, play a vital role in improving the chances of survival. Emergency care by family members, friends, coworkers or bystanders can mean the difference between life and death.
Bystander CPR consists of chest compressions that maintain circulation of the oxygen remaining in a person's blood. Research has shown the effectiveness of this "hands only" technique.
Registration for this program may be done by visiting the library at 35 Kirby Ave., Mountaintop or by calling 570-474-9313.
Kirby Book Club
Saturday, November 17 - 1:00pm
The selected book is The Devil's Song by Lauren Stahl.
Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk.
Prosecutor Kate Magda has been given the assignment of a lifetime: lead counsel on a string of murders rocking the community. As the privileged daughter of a powerful local judge, Kate views the case as her chance to show her boss, her family, and the public that she is more than just "the judge's daughter."
As Kate delves into the case, she becomes convinced that she shares a personal link with the killer. She has a strong sense that she's the killer's next victim. She no longer feels assigned to the case... she is the case, and solving it is her only chance for survival.
Join us for the discussion and a visit with the author, Lauren Stahl!
New members ages 18 and older welcome!