Thomasville Times Enterprise

November 27, 2013

Roddenbery Memorial Library ready for holiday season

Staff report

THOMASVILLE — The Roddenbery Memorial Library in Cairo is getting ready for the holiday season by promoting and participating in an upcoming community event while raising funds.

Cairo’s annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 5. Before the parade, the library is invites everyone to come to the library for Christmas pictures. Pictures will be taken from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

The library encourages people to come out and take pictures in front of their many Christmas props or with a Christmas elf. According to Friends of the Library, Christmas photos make an excellent present and lasting remembrance for the season.

Janey Boudet, associate director of the library, said, “Friends of the Library is a wonderful group of library supporters that help to raise money for the library. These photos will not only be a wonderful memory by could be used for Christmas cards. Help the Friends and get a memorable photo.

Each picture is a 5x7 and priced at $2. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Library.

Another event coming to the library on Monday is the presentation of a new book by a Grady County resident that could be a gift for new mothers and soon-to-be mothers.

Roddenbery Memorial Library will be presenting Grady County’s Kim Plath and her new book, Intuitive Motherhood, in the Grady Room with a book sale and signing beginning at 6 p.m. The informative program begins at 7 p.m.

Plath, a mother of 10 and a Grady County resident, makes her debut as an author. She shares from her experience what has helped her to birth and raise happy, healthy, vibrant and productive children.

She said, “I am passionate about empowering people to live healthy and productive lives and love encouraging people to think for themselves and stand for what they believe in. I’m so excited about my book because it has a lot of information that will help women prepare for birth and minimize unnecessary interventions.”

Her husband, Barry Plath, and their gradually increasing number of children have lived in Grady County since 2000.

They have been married for 16 years and Plath has paid close attention to what works with child birth and what does not.

She said, “I’ve read a lot but mostly I’ve discovered that we have an intuition given to us and if we just tune in to it — we’ll be able to discern what’s best for our bodies.”

Intuitive Motherhood covers a lot of general information on birthing and babies, but also a wealth of obscure nuggets that most people are unlikely to encounter with many mainstream baby books.

Some of the information includes the real reason to boil water at a birth, best positions for birthing, what you can do during pregnancy to get the baby in a birthing position, best cloth diapering tips to save time and money, exercises to ease back pain, getting a breech baby to turn, things needed for a nursery and other helpful information for new and soon-to-be mothers.

After the presentation, Plath will answer questions.

For more information on the events happening at Roddenbery Memorial Library this holiday season, visit or call (229) 377-3632.