New Nonfiction

Large Print Bible-NKJV

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:00
by Nelson Bibles
Publisher Thomas Nelson 20160308
Books
Call Number XX(1571850.1)

The practical encyclopedia of self-healing : a mindful approach to holistic fitness

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:58
by Airey, Raje,
Publisher Lorenz Books, an imprint of Anness Publishing Ltd., 2015.
640 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 615.535 AIR

Black man, White House : an oral history of the Obama years

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:52
by Hughley, D. L. (Darryl L.), 1963-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
vi, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 818.6 HUG
Summary "What do the Clintons, Republicans, fellow Democrats, and Obama's own family really think of President Barack Obama? Finally, the truth is revealed in this ... 'oral history' parody ... In the vein of Jon Stewart's America : the book, [this] is an acerbic ... take on Obama's two terms, looking at the president's accomplishments and foibles through the imagined eyes of those who saw history unfold"--Amazon.com.

Beethoven's Eroica : the first great romantic symphony

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 19:43
by Hamilton-Paterson, James,
Publisher Basic Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
vii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number 784.184 HAM

Jefferson's America : the President, the purchase, and the explorers who transformed a nation

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:28
by Fenster, Julie M.,
Publisher Crown Publishers, [2016]
First edition.
422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number 973.46 FEN
Summary "The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration, sending out waves of expeditions into the West after the Louisiana Purchase. In presiding over that era of discovery, Jefferson forged a great nation"--

Everybody behaves badly : the true story behind Hemingway's masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:17
by Blume, Lesley M. M.,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xx, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 813.52 HEM
Summary "The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world. In the summer of 1925, Earnest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town's infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip's maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. But the full story of Hemingway's legendary rise has remained untold until now. Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume's vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess."--

Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10 anniverary update

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:17
by McFedries, Paul,
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
340 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number 005.43 WIN/10

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:17
by Manson, Mark,
Publisher HarperOne, 2016.
First edition.
vii, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number 158.1 MAN
Summary "In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is--a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited--"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives"--

Against empathy : the case for rational compassion

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 13:16
by Bloom, Paul, 1963-
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
285 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number 152.41 BLO
Summary "We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don't have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In [this book], Bloom [posits that] empathy [is] one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices"--Dust jacket flap.

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 13:16
by Vance, J. D.,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
264 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 305.562 VAN
Summary Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

1 2 3 Numbers and Counting

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Owen, Ruth
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books 2018
Books
Call Number XX(1651768.1)

63 ready-to-use maker projects

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Kroski, Ellyssa,
Publisher ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2018.
xvii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number 025.5 SIX

A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riots of 1919

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Hartfield, Claire,
Publisher Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
pages cm
Books
Call Number XX(1652189.2)
Summary "Examines the events and forces leading up to 1919 race riots in Chicago."--Provided by publisher.

A frog's life cycle

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Dunn, Mary R.,
Publisher Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, [2018] ©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Books
Call Number J 597.89 DUN
Summary Find out about a frog grow from an egg to a hopping amphibian. Also, learn about the stages in a frog's life, including how and what they eat and what happens to them in the winter. The life cyce of a frog is a fun thing to see!

A girl in exile : requiem for Linda B.

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Kadare, Ismail.
Publisher Counterpoint Press, 2018.
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
pages cm
Books
Call Number XX(1651671.1)

A place at our table / [large print]

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Clipston, Amy,
Publisher Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. ©2017
Large print edition.
pages cm.
Books
Call Number XX(1651238.1)

A Question of Faith (DVD) [videorecording].

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Jones, Richard T.
Publisher Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2018.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1652042.1)
Summary When tragedy strikes three families, their destiny forces them on a converging path to discover God's love, grace and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs.

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Oh, Ellen
Publisher Greenwillow Books 20180626
Books

A turtle's life cycle

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Dunn, Mary R,
Publisher Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, 2018.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Books
Summary An introduction to the stages in a turtle's life invites young readers to watch a turtle grow from an egg into a shelled reptile.

Airplanes

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Amstutz, Lisa J.
Publisher Focus Readers 2018
32 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1651769.1)

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