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Howdy Partners! Did you know that July 22 is National Day of the Cowboy? To celebrate this American pioneer heritage, enjoy a western novel or movie. Check out this excellent selection and embrace your inner cowboy/cowgirl today!

 

Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness In The West
Cormac McCarthy
FIC McC
The Cowboy Abc
Chris L Demarest
E Dem
Desert Solitaire : A Season In The Wilderness
Edward Abbey
917.92 Abb
The Cowboy [DVD]
Elmo Williams, Tex Ritter, Lawrence Dobkin, L.B. (Beau) Johnson, Ross May
978 Cow
Firefly. The Complete Series [Disc 1] [DVD]
Joss Whedon, Gareth Davies, Ben Edlund, Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres
SciFi/Fantasy
The Cowboy's Sweetheart & The Cowboy's Family
Brenda Minton
FIC Min
Hondo
Louis L'Amour
FIC LAm
The Cowboy's Twins
Debra Kastner
FIC Kas
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up
Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen
J FIC DiC
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly [DVD]
Sergio Leone, Alberto Grimaldi, Luciano Vincenzoni, Furio Scarpelli, Ennio Morricone
Western
Open Range [DVD]
Kevin Costner, Jake Eberts, Craig Storper, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening
Western
The Goodnight Trail [Audiobook]
Ralph Compton, Scott Sowers, Macmillan Audio (Firm), LLC Recorded Books
FIC Com
Rawhide. The First Season, Disc 1 & 2 [DVD].
Clint Eastwood, Eric Fleming, CBS DVD (Firm)
Western
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance [DVD]
John Ford, John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Dorothy M. Johnson
Western
Riders Of The Purple Sage [Large Print]
Zane Grey
LP FIC Gre
The Original Adventures Of Hank The Cowdog
John R. Erickson
J FIC Eri
Shane : The Critical Edition
Jack Schaefer, James C Work
813.09 Sch
The Ox-bow Incident.
Walter Van Tilburg Clark
FIC Cla
The Big Drift
Patrick Dearen
FIC Dea
The Sisters Brothers [Electronic Resource] : A Novel
Patrick deWitt, John Pruden
The Brave Cowboy : An Old Tale In A New Time
Edward Abbey
FIC Abb
The Virginian [Audiobook]
Owen Wister, John Pruden
FIC Wis
The Buntline Special : A Weird West Tale
Michael D Resnick, J. Seamas Gallagher
FIC Res
Unforgiven [DVD]
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, David Webb Peoples
Western
The Cold Dish [Electronic Resource]
Craig Johnson
Veggietales. Moe And The Big Exit [DVD].
Big Idea Productions
Children
The Cowboy
Hildegard Mu�ller, Grace Maccarone
E Mul

Cormac McCarthy
Description: His birth ended his mother's life in Tennessee. Scrawny and wiry, he runs away at the age of 14. As he makes his way westward, the impoverished and illiterate youth finds trouble at every turn. Then he's recruited by Army irregulars, lured by the promise of spoils and bound for Mexico. Churning a dusty path toward destiny, he witnesses unknown horrors and suffering--and yet, as if shielded by the almighty hand of God, he survives to breathe another day.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Edward Abbey
Call Number: 917.92 Abb
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 31, 2017
Joss Whedon, Gareth Davies, Ben Edlund, Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres
Description: The future is nothing like you've imagined. Neither are its heroes.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Louis L'Amour
Call Number: FIC LAm
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen
Description: Forging an instant bond with spaghetti-loving horse Maybelline, horseless cowboy Leroy Ninker inadverently risks eternal loneliness when he forgets a vital rule about Maybelline's care.
Call Number: J FIC DiC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Kevin Costner, Jake Eberts, Craig Storper, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening
Description: Boss Spearman, a rugged old-timer, free grazes cattle. He and Charley have been partners for ten years. The pair and their employees, Mose and Buttons, are driving their cattle across the West. Mose is attacked and thrown in jail during a visit to a town. The local cattle rancher, Baxter, wants the free grazers off his land and when Boss and Charley retrieve Mose, they are warned that they have until the next day to be out of the area. Charley confesses his past as a killer during the Civil War and strikes up a tentative romance with Sue, the sister of the town doctor.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Clint Eastwood, Eric Fleming, CBS DVD (Firm)
Description: Trail boss Gil Favor drives cattle across the old west with his cowhand Rowdy Yates. Along the way they meet up with adventure and drama.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Zane Grey
Description: Mormon elders in the town of Cottonwoods pressure the widow Jane Withersteen to remarry so that her lands and herds will remain in their control. Gradually they frighten away most of her cowboys, and rustlers steal away her cattle, but the gunfighter Lassiter stands by her as the inevitable confrontation draws near.
Call Number: LP FIC Gre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Jack Schaefer, James C Work
Description: Wyoming territory, 1889. A mysterious stranger named Shane rides into the Starretts' ranch and learns of the trouble between cattle baron Fletcher and the homesteaders. Shane decides to stay and help the family keep their stake.
Call Number: 813.09 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Patrick Dearen
Description: Will Brite is a Slash Five cowboy working in the Middle Concho region of Texas in the winter of 1884 when a blizzard descends upon him-the likes of which he has never seen. Trapped under his horse and entangled in a barbed wire fence, Will finds an unexpected (and unwelcome) savior in the form of Zeke Boles, a former slave on the run from a bloody, guilt-filled past. In Zeke's dark features Will sees a reflection of the haunting memories he has been trying to escape for so long, but he reluctantly offers him shelter for the night at the Slash Five camp.
Call Number: FIC Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Edward Abbey
Call Number: FIC Abb
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Michael D Resnick, J. Seamas Gallagher
Description: In a steampunk-style alternate-history fantasy tale, America's only hope for expansion past the Mississippi River in 1881 is a mission to Tombstone, Arizona, headed by Thomas Edison, whose protectors include Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the zombie Bat Masterson.
Call Number: FIC Res
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Craig Johnson
Description: Two years earlier, four high school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Hildegard Mu�ller, Grace Maccarone
Description: When Anna teaches her dog, Toto, to swim, he is carried too far out by a big wave but a boy in a cowboy hat comes to the rescue.
Call Number: E Mul
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Chris L Demarest
Description: An alphabet book featuring words that are related to cowboys and their way of life, such as appaloosa and tumbleweed.
Call Number: E Dem
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Elmo Williams, Tex Ritter, Lawrence Dobkin, L.B. (Beau) Johnson, Ross May
Description: Documentary of the life of the American cowboy.
Call Number: 978 Cow
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Brenda Minton
Description: The cowboy's sweetheart: Cowgirl Andie Forester let an unexpected kiss between friends turn into something more with cowboy Ryder Johnson. When Andie discovers she's pregnant, she turns to her newfound faith instead of Ryder. Until he proposes marriage. Andie longs to say yes, but commitment-shy Ryder will have to say three little words first.The cowboy's family: Widower Wyatt Johnson brought his two little girls home to Dawson, Oklahoma, to heal. In nanny Rachel Waters, he finds a nurturing, vivacious woman whom his daughters adore. Together, Wyatt and Rachel can help each other realize that they're deserving of laughter, friendship, and love.
Call Number: FIC Min
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Debra Kastner
Description: Rancher Jax McKenna's gotten used to being on his own. Then surprise twin babies - daughters he never knew existed - arrive on his doorstep, and his world goes topsy-turvy. Strong, silent Jax has a way with horses. Not little girls! So when Texas newcomer Faith Duggan steps up to help, he's overwhelmed with gratitude. Faith's following her dream of buying a mustang rescue sanctuary. And she needs Jax, too. But after a tragic accident changed his life forever, Jax isn't used to letting anyone in. Could Faith be the exception... and the partner he's always searched for?
Call Number: FIC Kas
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Sergio Leone, Alberto Grimaldi, Luciano Vincenzoni, Furio Scarpelli, Ennio Morricone
Description: During the American Civil War, three men try to recover hidden gold.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Ralph Compton, Scott Sowers, Macmillan Audio (Firm), LLC Recorded Books
Description: Benton McCaleb, Will Elliott and Brazos Gifford served with Charles Goodnight as Texas Rangers, and when they learned he is planning a cattle drive to Colorado, they waste no time joining him.
Call Number: FIC Com
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
John Ford, John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Dorothy M. Johnson
Description: Two men share the task of ridding a town of a gunman and they also share an interest in the same woman; after a showdown one of them gets the gunman while the other gets the girl.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
John R. Erickson
Description: Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw with the coyotes.
Call Number: J FIC Eri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Description: Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West that focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Patrick deWitt, John Pruden
Description: Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and while on the hunt, Eli begins to question what he does, and whom he does it for.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Owen Wister, John Pruden
Description: A strong, silent stranger rides into the lawless lands of the western frontier, battles horse thieves, deals with unyielding scoundrels, and wins the heart of a schoolmarm. Owen Wister's 1902 classic, the first great novel of the American West, is rich in moral drama and vernacular wit. His hero, like knights of old, lives by an enduring code of chivalry and is governed by quiet courage and a deep sense of honor.
Call Number: FIC Wis
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, David Webb Peoples
Description: Two retired, down-on-their luck outlaws pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Big Idea Productions
Description: A cowboy finds out he's living better than his family, and stands up to the mayor of the town. A western version of the story of Moses.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
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TED talks recommends: Books to dive into this summer!

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All of those TED talk guest speakers generate a lot of ideas - and they also recommend a lot of books! Here are just some of the books they recommend for your summer reading.

A Father's Story
Lionel Dahmer
364.1523 Dah
The China Study [Audiobook]
T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell, Dan Woren
613.2 Cam
A Great And Terrible Beauty [Electronic Resource]
Libba Bray
The Flavor Bible : The Essential Guide To Culinary Creativity, Based On The Wisdom Of America's Most Imaginative Chefs
Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg
641.5 Pag
A Human Being Died That Night : A South African Story Of Forgiveness
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
B De K
The Light Of The World : A Memoir
Elizabeth Alexander
B Ale
Another Great Day At Sea : Life Aboard The Uss George H.w. Bush
Geoff Dyer
359.94 Dye
The More They Disappear
Jesse Donaldson
FIC Don
Barefoot Contessa Parties! : Ideas And Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun
Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa (Store)
642.4 Gar
The Problem Of Pain [Audiobook]
C. S. Lewis, Robert Whitfield
231.8 Lew
Behind The Beautiful Forevers [Electronic Resource] : [Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity]
Katherine Boo
The Sleep Revolution : Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
613.794 Huf
Elizabeth Street : A Novel Based On True Events
Laurie Fabiano
FIC Fab
The Smartest Kids In The World : And How They Got That Way
Amanda Ripley
370.9 Rip
Kindred
Octavia E Butler
FIC But
The Sparrow
Mary Doria Russell
FIC Rus
Living Buddha, Living Christ
Thích Nhất Hạnh
294.33 Nha
The Undoing Project : A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
612.8233 Lew
Mindset [Electronic Resource] : The New Psychology Of Success
Carol S. Dweck
The Victorian Internet : The Remarkable Story Of The Telegraph And The Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
Tom Standage
384.1 Sta
Pandemic : Tracking Contagions, From Cholera To Ebola And Beyond
Sonia Shah
362.1 Sha
What Love Is : And What It Could Be
Carrie Jenkins
128.46 Jen
Peak : Secrets From The New Science Of Expertise
K. Anders (Karl Anders) Ericsson, Robert Pool
153.9 Eri
When Breath Becomes Air [Large Print]
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
LP 616.994 Kal
Pebble In The Sky
Isaac Asimov
FIC Asi
Wonderland : How Play Made The Modern World
Steven Johnson
790.1 Joh
The Bad-Ass Librarians Of Timbuktu [Electronic Resource]
Joshua Hammer, Paul Boehmer
You Say To Brick : The Life Of Louis Kahn
Wendy Lesser
B Kah
The Book Of Lost Things [Large Print]
John Connolly
LP FIC Con

Lionel Dahmer
Call Number: 364.1523 Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Libba Bray
Description: It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls--and their foray into the spiritual world--lead to?
Format: eBook
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Call Number: B De K
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Geoff Dyer
Call Number: 359.94 Dye
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa (Store)
Call Number: 642.4 Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Laurie Fabiano
Description: In Elizabeth Street, Laurie Fabiano tells a remarkable, and previously unheard, story of the Italian immigrant experience at the start of the twentieth century. Culled from her own family history, Fabiano paints a portrait of Giovanna Costa, who, reeling from personal tragedies, tries to make a new life in a new world. Shot through with the smells and sights of Scilla, Italy, and New York's burgeoning Little Italy, this story follows Giovanna as she finds companionship, celebrates the birth of a baby girl, takes pride in a growing business, and feels a sense of belonging on a family outing to Coney Island. However, these modest successes are rewarded with the attention of the notorious Black Hand, a gang of brutal extortionists led by Lupo the Wolf. As the stakes grow higher and higher, readers share with Giovanna her desperate struggle to remain outside the fray, and then to fight for - and finally to save - that which is important above all other: family.
Call Number: FIC Fab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Octavia E Butler
Description: Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.
Call Number: FIC But
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Thích Nhất Hạnh
Call Number: 294.33 Nha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Carol S. Dweck
Description: Reveals how established attitudes affect all aspects of one's life, explains the differences between fixed and growth mindsets, and stresses the need to be open to change in order to achieve fulfillment and success.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Sonia Shah
Description: From Sonia Shah, an inquiry into the origins of pandemics, interweaving history, original reportage, and personal narrative. Pandemic explores the origins of epidemics, drawing parallels between the story of cholera--one of history's most disruptive and deadly pathogens--and the new pathogens that stalk humankind today, from Ebola and avian influenza to drug-resistant superbugs. More than three hundred infectious diseases have emerged or reemerged in new territory during the past fifty years, and 90 percent of epidemiologists expect that one of them will cause a disruptive, deadly pandemic sometime in the next two generations. Shah tracks each stage of cholera's dramatic journey from harmless microbe to world-changing pandemic, from its 1817 emergence in the South Asian hinterlands to its rapid dispersal across the nineteenth-century world and its latest beachhead in Haiti. She reports on the pathogens following in cholera's footsteps, from the MRSA bacterium that besieges her own family to the never-before-seen killers emerging from China's wet markets, the surgical wards of New Delhi, the slums of Port-au-Prince, and the suburban backyards of the East Coast. By delving into the convoluted science, strange politics, and checkered history of one of the world's deadliest diseases, Pandemic reveals what the next epidemic might look like--and what we can do to prevent it.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 362.1 Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
K. Anders (Karl Anders) Ericsson, Robert Pool
Description: Draws on the examples of chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens to outline a powerful approach to learning that enables proficiency through strategic goal setting, self-motivation, and feedback exercises.
Call Number: 153.9 Eri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Isaac Asimov
Description: One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil--so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of sixty. Joseph Schwartz is sixty-two.
Call Number: FIC Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Joshua Hammer, Paul Boehmer
Description: Describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city's great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
John Connolly
Call Number: LP FIC Con
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell, Dan Woren
Description: An updated, expanded edition of the best-selling book hailing the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Call Number: 613.2 Cam
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg
Call Number: 641.5 Pag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Elizabeth Alexander
Description: In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander--poet, mother, and wife--finds herself at a crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 49. Reflecting with gratitude on the beauty of her married life that was, grappling with the subsequent void, and feeling a re-energized devotion to her two teenage sons, Alexander channels her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose that describes a very personal and yet universal quest for meaning, understanding, and acceptance. She examines the journey we take in life through the lens of her own emotional and intellectual evolution, taking stock of herself at the midcentury mark. Because so much of her poetry is personal or autobiographical in nature, her transition to memoir is seamless, guided by her passionate belief in the power of language, her determination to share her voyage of self-discovery with her boys, and her embrace of the principle that the unexamined life is not worth living. This book is for anyone who has loved and lost. It's about being strong when you want to collapse, about being grateful when someone has been stolen from you--it's discovering the truth in your life's journey: the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's Elizabeth Alexander's story but it is all of our stories because it is about discovering what matters--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Jesse Donaldson
Description: " When long-time Kentucky sheriff Lew Mattock is shot in the head by a confused, drug-addicted teenager, chief deputy Harlan Dupee is tasked with solving the crime. Every criminal the sheriff ever locked up is a suspect, but as Harlan examines the circumstances surrounding Lew's death, he finds out his former boss wasn't an innocent. Harlan's search takes him headlong into the county's burgeoning prescription drug trade, from wooded ATV parks and tobacco farms to riverboat casinos, from the slanted steps of trailer parks to the manicured porches prominent citizens. As the evidence brings Harlan closer to his unlikely suspect, he comes to doubt the law and its ability to solve the county's problems."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
C. S. Lewis, Robert Whitfield
Call Number: 231.8 Lew
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
Description: Arianna Huffington shows how cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises people's health and decision-making and undermines work lives, personal lives, and even sex lives. She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while people sleep and dream. She takes on the dangerous sleeping pill industry, and all the ways addiction to technology disrupts sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how to get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.
Call Number: 613.794 Huf
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Amanda Ripley
Description: What we can learn from schools in Finland, South Korea and Poland.Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.
Call Number: 370.9 Rip
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Mary Doria Russell
Description: The sole survivor of a crew sent to explore a new planet, Jesuit priest Emilio Sandoz discovers an alien civilization that raises questions about the very essence of humanity, an encounter that leads Sandoz to a public inquisition and the destruction of his faith.
Call Number: FIC Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
Description: Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, and led to a new approach to government regulation. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms. The Undoing Project is about a collaboration between two men who became heroes in the university and on the battlefield--both had important careers in the Israeli military--and whose research was linked to their life experiences. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They worked together so closely that they couldn't remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind's view of its own mind.
Call Number: 612.8233 Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Tom Standage
Call Number: 384.1 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Carrie Jenkins
Description: A philosopher offers her new theory on the nature of romantic love that brings together its humanistic and scientific components and explains how our acceptance of non-traditional relationships - including homosexual, interracial and non-monogamous ones - will continue to evolve in the future
Call Number: 128.46 Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
Description: On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. Kalanithi chronicles his transformation from a naïve medical student into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient.
Call Number: LP 616.994 Kal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Steven Johnson
Description: Steven Johnson brings a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson's storytelling, and the inventions he describes, are full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their wares, meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows. Johnson argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You'll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 790.1 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Wendy Lesser
Description: Born in Estonia 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia. By the time of his mysterious death in 1974, he was recognized as one of the greatest architects of his era. Yet this reputation was based on only a handful of masterpieces, all built during the last fifteen years of his life. This warm, captivating person, beloved by students and admired by colleagues, was also a secretive man hiding under a series of masks. Interspersed throughout this account of Kahn's life and career are descriptions of what it feels like to move through his built structures.--From book jacket.
Call Number: B Kah
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
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Great Entertainment for your Northwoods Adventure

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So many wonderful things take place in cabins. Romances, horror stories, and even your summer vacation. We've hand-picked a variety of cabin-themed goodness for trip to the north woods.

A Log Cabin Christmas Collection [Large Print] : 9 Historical Romances During American Pioneer Christmases
Wanda E. Brunstetter, Margaret Brownley, Kelly Eileen Hake, Liz Johnson, Jane Kirkpatrick
LP FIC Log
Hard Evidence
Roxanne Rustand
FIC Rus
Adirondack Home
Ralph R Kylloe
728.72 Kyl
In A Dark, Dark Wood [Electronic Resource]
Ruth Ware
After The Leaves Fall : A Winter In The Northwoods
Jack Becklund
591.73 Bec
Living In Harmony With Nature
John Schaefers
690.837 Sch
Agates Of Lake Superior : Stunning Varieties And How They Are Formed
Dan R Lynch, Bob. (Jeweler) Lynch
549.68 Lyn
Lost Lake [Large Print]
Sarah Addison Allen
LP FIC All
American Rustic
Chase Reynolds Ewald, Audrey Hall
747 Ewa
Manhunt [Audiobook]
Janet Evanovich, C. J Critt
FIC Eva
Blueberry Summers : Growing Up At The Lake
Curtiss Anderson
B And
Northwoods Fish Cookery
Ron Berg
641.692 Ber
Cabin : Two Brothers, A Dream And Five Acres In Maine
Lou Ureneck
974.175 Ure
Return To Wake Robin : One Cabin In The Heyday Of Northwoods Resorts
Marnie O Mamminga
796.54 Mam
Cabin Cooking : Delicious Easy-to-fix Recipes For Camp, Cabin, Or Trail
Kate Fiduccia
641.578 Fid
She Went All The Way
Meg Cabot
FIC Cab
Cabin Fever : Rustic Style Comes Home
Rachel Carley
728.73 Car
Shelter
Sarah Stonich
977.677 Sto
Cabin Fever [DVD]
Eli Roth, Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent
Horror
Shelters, Shacks, And Shanties : And How To Make Them
Daniel Carter Beard
690.837 Bea
Cabin Lessons : A Nail-by-nail Tale : Building Our Dream Cottage From 2x4s, Blisters, And Love
Spike Carlsen
977.675 Car
The Cabin
Carla Neggers
FIC Neg
Cabins Of Minnesota
Doug Ohman, Bill Holm
728.73 Ohm
The Cabin In The Woods [DVD]
Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Joss Whedon
Horror
Can't Fight This Feeling
Christie Ridgway
FIC Rid
The Early Resorts Of Minnesota : Tourism In The Land Of 10,000 Lakes
Ren Holland
977.6 Hol
Caribou Island : A Novel [Electronic Resource]
David Vann, Bronson Pinchot, Inc Blackstone Audio
The Forest Feast : Simple Vegetarian Recipes From My Cabin In The Woods
Erin Gleeson
641.5636 Gle
Deep Survival : Who Lives, Who Dies, And Why : True Stories Of Miraculous Endurance And Sudden Death
Laurence Gonzales
613.69 Gon
The Great Outdoors [DVD]
Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Chris Young
Comedy
Enchantment Lake : A Northwoods Mystery
Margi Preus
YA FIC Pre
The Haunted Northwoods
Tom Hollatz, Seal Dwyer
133.129 Hol
Gunflint Cabin : A Northwoods Memoir
John Henricksson
977.67 Hen

Wanda E. Brunstetter, Margaret Brownley, Kelly Eileen Hake, Liz Johnson, Jane Kirkpatrick
Description: Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this collection of nine Christmas romances penned by some of Christian fiction s best-selling authors.
Call Number: LP FIC Log
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Ralph R Kylloe
Call Number: 728.72 Kyl
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Jack Becklund
Call Number: 591.73 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Dan R Lynch, Bob. (Jeweler) Lynch
Call Number: 549.68 Lyn
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Chase Reynolds Ewald, Audrey Hall
Description: A look at rustic homes, cabins, architecture, and decorating in true American rustic style. Included are fresh takes on traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artistic abodes, and places for play. From a New Mexico Pueblo to a New York lake house, from humble to grand, these dream retreats will carry away your imagination.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 747 Ewa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Curtiss Anderson
Call Number: B And
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2017
Lou Ureneck
Call Number: 974.175 Ure
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Kate Fiduccia
Call Number: 641.578 Fid
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Rachel Carley
Call Number: 728.73 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Eli Roth, Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent
Description: Five friends celebrate their college graduation by driving to a remote cabin in the woods to enjoy their last days of summer. When one of them contracts a grisly and deadly sickness that causes her skin to fester and burn, the others soon realize if they get too close, they may be next. What begins as a struggle against disease, soon turns into a battle of friend against friend as the fear of the contagion increases.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Spike Carlsen
Description: Carpenter Spike Carlsen, his wife, and their blended family of five kids set out to build a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior. Part building guide and part memoir, Cabin Lessons tells the funny, wry, and heartwarming story of their eventful journey--from buying land on an eroding cliff to (finally) enjoying the hideaway of their dreams. Learning as they go, and learning about themselves and each other along the way, they find in the end that they've built a strong family as much as a sturdy cabin--From publisher's website.
Call Number: 977.675 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2017
Doug Ohman, Bill Holm
Call Number: 728.73 Ohm
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Christie Ridgway
Description: Blue-collar landscaper Brett Walker has no interest in the Hollywood vacationers flocking to his hometown in the California mountains. But the scarred ex-soldier does have a duty to protect Blue Arrow Lake - and the family ski resort - from a serial burglar. So when he suspects a break-in, he takes action... and ends up catching sinfully tempting down-on-her-luck heiress Angelica Rodriguez. She reminds him of trouble, but he can't deny her a safe place to stay - in one of his cabins. Angelica has plenty of reasons to distrust - losing her money to her father's legal woes being one of them. Getting up close and naughty with rough, tough and sexy Brett tempts her out of her comfort zone and into the arms of a man who's not from her wealthy world. She's after safety and he's chasing justice, but the fire between them might reveal that all they want is each other.
Call Number: FIC Rid
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
David Vann, Bronson Pinchot, Inc Blackstone Audio
Description: "On a small island in a glacier-fed lake on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, a marriage is unraveling. Gary, driven by thirty years of diverted plans, and Irene, haunted by a tragedy in her past, are trying to rebuild their life together."--Excerpt taken from FantasticFiction.com.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Laurence Gonzales
Call Number: 613.69 Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Margi Preus
Description: Francie, seventeen, leaves summer school and auditions in New York City for Enchantment Lake in the woods of northern Minnesota when her great-aunts call and ask for her help investigating a mystery that centers on a road no one wants built, and on the legendary treasure said to be under enchantment.
Call Number: YA FIC Pre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
John Henricksson
Description: In this informative memoir, the author recounts his 28 years at their Gunflint Lake cabin. But the prognosis for the future is grave, he warns, as a new lifestyle of affluence reshapes the landscape into Suburbia North. It is time that an old cabin owner chronicle these cabin days, hoping that an older reader might say, "oh, yeah, I remember that," or a younger reader longing for a simpler, less stressful lifestyle may say, "Hey, cool."
Call Number: 977.67 Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Roxanne Rustand
Description: Someone was lurking in the woods behind the isolated old cabins Janna McAllister was fixing up. Who was he? And what could he want with a single mother who hadn't set foot in Wyoming in years? She’s suddenly thankful for her unexpected lodgers, deputy sheriff Michael Robertson and his troubled young son, especially when human remains are found on her property. But it’s a cold case, until she discovers evidence that brings the killer out of hiding–a killer who now wants to see her dead. And suddenly, it’s no longer safe to trust anyone she knows.
Call Number: FIC Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Ruth Ware
Description: "Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her "nest" of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee?) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not "what happened?" but "what have I done?", Nora (Lee?) tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. Working to uncover secrets, reveal motives, and find answers, Nora (Lee?) must revisit parts of herself that she would much rather leave buried where they belong: in the past."-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
John Schaefers
Call Number: 690.837 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Sarah Addison Allen
Description: Eby Pim's husband George is long passed away and most of her demanding extended family are gone. All that's left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year. Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Now she's all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope too, thanks to her resilient daughter Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. One after another, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something that they weren't sure they needed in the first place: love, closure, a second chance, peace, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before it's too late?
Call Number: LP FIC All
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Janet Evanovich, C. J Critt
Description: Alexandra has given up Manhattan and her Wall Street job to go husband hunting in Alaska where men outnumber women four to one. Alexandra sees Michael Casey in her sights, a pilot and confirmed bachelor. The challenge of the hunt may prove too much for her.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Ron Berg
Call Number: 641.692 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Marnie O Mamminga
Call Number: 796.54 Mam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2017
Meg Cabot
Description: Screenwriter Lou Calabrese is stranded in Alaska with sexy actor Jack Townsend - the last man she wants to be with! - after the pilot of their plane, taking them to location, tries to shoot Jack and winds up crash landing in the middle of nowhere.
Call Number: FIC Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Sarah Stonich
Call Number: 977.677 Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Daniel Carter Beard
Description: A practical and essential guide for anyone looking to build on their homestead using skills and tools that were available to the homesteaders of days gone by.
Call Number: 690.837 Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Carla Neggers
Description: "Packing up the girls and her grandmother, Susanna heads to a cabin in the Adirondacks, trying to escape her fears, her secrets ... and maybe even the man she loves. Little does she realize they are being followed, only this time by her husband ... and a murderer."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Neg
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Joss Whedon
Description: A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing and sometimes even controlling every move the terrified kids make. Do they have any chance of escape?
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Ren Holland
Call Number: 977.6 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2017
Erin Gleeson
Description: Erin Gleeson made her dream a reality when she left New York City and moved into a tiny cabin in a California forest in order to be closer to nature. The natural beauty of her surroundings and the abundance of local produce serve as the inspiration for The Forest Feast, based on her popular blog. Most of the book's 100 wholly vegetarian recipes call for only three or four ingredients and require very few steps, resulting in dishes that are fresh, wholesome, and delicious. Vibrant photographs, complemented by Erin's own watercolor illustrations and hand lettering, showcase the rustic simplicity of the dishes, making this part cookbook, part art book.
Call Number: 641.5636 Gle
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Chris Young
Description: When an unannounced, uninvited and unwelcome family of fun-loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restive in this raucous comedy.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Tom Hollatz, Seal Dwyer
Call Number: 133.129 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
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45 books you HAVE to read this summer.

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According to our fabulous friends at the Star Tribune, these are 45 fantastic reads to take on your camping trips, beach trips, or even just out to the patio.

A Cast Of Vultures
Judith Flanders
FIC Fla
Refuge : A Novel
Dina Nayeri
FIC ordered 050417
A French Wedding : A Novel
Hannah Tunnicliffe
FIC ordered 052417
Rooting For Rafael Rosales
Kurtis Scaletta
J FIC Sca
A Rising Man
Abir Mukherjee
FIC Muk
Secret Coders 3: Secrets & Sequences
Gene Luen Yang, Mike Holmes
J FIC Yan
Afterlife
Marcus Sakey
FIC ordered 052417
Shadow Girl
Gerry Schmitt
FIC ordered 030217
American Street
Ibi Aanu Zoboi
YA FIC Zob
Strange The Dreamer [Audiobook]
Laini Taylor, Steve West (Actor)
YA FIC Tay
Beck
Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
YA FIC Pee
The Address : A Novel
Fiona Davis
FIC ordered 030217
Beyond The Bright Sea [Audiobook]
Lauren Wolk, Jorjeana Marie, narrator
J FIC Wol
The Day I Died : A Novel
Lori Rader-Day
FIC Rad
Bronze And Sunflower
Wenxuan Cao, Helen Wang, Meilo So
J FIC Cao
The End Of The Wild
Nicole Lea Helget
J FIC Hel
Class Mom : A Novel
Laurie Gelman
FIC ordered 050417
The Epic Fail Of Arturo Zamora
Pablo Cartaya
J FIC Car
Death On Nantucket
Francine Mathews
FIC Mat
The Gentleman's Guide To Vice And Virtue
Mackenzi Lee
YA FIC ordered 042117
Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows [Large Print]
Balli Kaur Jaswal
LP FIC ordered 052317
The Good Widow : A Novel
Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
FIC ordered 051117
Everybody's Son : A Novel
Thrity N. Umrigar
FIC ordered 041317
The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
YA FIC Sae
Grief Cottage : A Novel
Gail Godwin
FIC God
The Lines We Cross [Electronic Resource]. Randa Abdel-fattah.
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Himself [Large Print]
Jess Kidd
LP FIC Kid
The Little Red Chairs [Audiobook]
Edna O'Brien, Juliet Stevenson
FIC OBr
Less
Andrew Sean Greer
FIC ordered 031617
The Marsh King's Daughter
Karen Dionne
FIC ordered 042117
Lola : A Novel
Melissa Scrivner Love
FIC Lov
The Passenger : A Novel [Audiobook]
Lisa Lutz, Madeleine Maby
FIC Lut
Long Black Veil : A Novel
Jennifer Finney Boylan
FIC Boy
The People We Hate At The Wedding
Grant Ginder
FIC ordered 042117
Marathon
Brian Freeman
FIC Fre
The Shadow Cipher
Laura Ruby
YA FIC Rub
Midnight Without A Moon
Linda Williams Jackson
J FIC Jac
The Silent Corner [Audiobook]
Dean R Koontz
ordered 010517
New People
Danzy Senna
FIC ordered 052417
The Supremes Sing The Happy Heartache Blues : A Novel
Edward Kelsey Moore
FIC ordered 042117
Nothing Stays Buried
P. J Tracy
FIC ordered 030217
We Are Okay
Nina LaCour
YA FIC LaC

Judith Flanders
Description: "There was every possibility that I was dead, and my brain hadn't got the memo. Or maybe it was that I wished I were dead. On reflection, that was more likely. Normally sharp-witted, book editor Sam Clair stumbles through a post-launch party morning with the hangover to end all hangovers. But before the Nurofen has even kicked in, she finds herself entangled in an elaborate saga of missing neighbors, suspected arson and an odd, unidentified body. By the time the grizzly news breaks that the fire has claimed another victim, Sam is already hot in pursuit. Armed once again with her biting commentary, her boyfriend Inspector Jake Field, and her stalwart Goth assistant, Sam must track down the murderer and face a pair from Thugs 'R' Us."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Hannah Tunnicliffe
Description: "A French Wedding is a delicious novel about six college friends reuniting on the coast of Brittany to celebrate one of their own's fortieth birthday. Add sumptuous food plus plenty of wine, and the table is set for tricky romantic entanglements, fiery outbursts, and a range of secrets. Readers who loved The Vacationers and The Little Paris Bookshop will devour this irresistible novel. Max is a washed-up rock star who's about to turn forty and feeling nostalgic for his university days. All he says he wants for his birthday is to host his old friends at his house in the French countryside for a weekend of good food and reminiscing. But he has an ulterior motive: Finally ready to settle down, this is his chance to declare his secret, undying love to his best friend, Helen. Max's private chef, Juliette, has just returned to her hometown after a nasty breakup, and her parents' failing health move her to sell her dream restaurant in Paris. Feeling directionless, Juliette throws herself into her job, hoping that the peace and quiet it offers will be the perfect cure for her broken heart. But when Max's friends arrive, the introverted, dreamy Juliette finds herself drawn out of her orderly kitchen and into their tumultuous relationships. A weekend thinking about the past spurs more than one emotional crisis, as the friends take stock of whether they've lived up to their ideals. With a little seafood and a lot of wine, love triangles, abandoned dreams, and long-held resentments bubble over, culminating in a wedding none of them ever expected"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 052417
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Abir Mukherjee
Description: Calcutta, 1919. Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. The body of a senior official has been found in a filthy sewer, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India, or else. Wyndham is teamed with arrogant Inspector Digby and Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID. The case takes them from the opulent mansions of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city-- and puts them under pressure to solve the case before it erupts into increased violence on the streets.
Call Number: FIC Muk
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Marcus Sakey
Call Number: FIC ordered 052417
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Ibi Aanu Zoboi
Description: When Fabiola's mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States, Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit's west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own.
Call Number: YA FIC Zob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
Description: Orphaned as a child and sent to live among religious caretakers in Canada, Beck endures harsh labor and searches for love while traveling back and forth across the American border during the height of the Great Depression.
Call Number: YA FIC Pee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Lauren Wolk, Jorjeana Marie, narrator
Description: Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a tiny skiff as an infant and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbor across the sandbar. But it isn't until the night when a mysterious fire appears across the water that an unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart and an unstoppable chain of events is triggered. Using her bravery and perseverance, Crow must follow clues that not only lead to a personal treasures, but to uncovering her lost identity and, ultimately, understanding what it means to be a family.
Call Number: J FIC Wol
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 27, 2017
Wenxuan Cao, Helen Wang, Meilo So
Description: Taken in by a poor family in a rural village after the death of her father, Sunflower bonds with the family's only child, Bronze, who has not spoken since being traumatized by a terrible fire.
Call Number: J FIC Cao
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Laurie Gelman
Call Number: FIC ordered 050417
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Francine Mathews
Description: Spencer Murphy is a national treasure: a famous war correspondent who escaped captivity in Southeast Asia, his books and television appearances have made him a fortune for half a century. But Spencer, a venerable member of the Wharf Rats--Nantucket's exclusive club for fishermen, storytellers, and characters--is growing forgetful with age. When Spence starts to wander and his half-Asian daughter disappears without a word, Nantucket police detective Meredith Folger is called in to investigate. The timing couldn't be worse: It's the Fourth of July, Merry's planning her wedding to cranberry farmer Peter Mason, and her new police chief is gunning for her job. When a body is discovered at Step Above, the sprawling Murphy house near Steps Beach, Merry is inclined to call it a tragic accident ... until another member of the Murphy clan comes to a brutal end. As Merry grapples with a family of unreliable storytellers--some incapable of recalling the past, and others determined that it never be known--she suspects that the truth may be forever out of reach, trapped in the failing brain of a man whose whole life turns out to be a lie.
Call Number: FIC Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Balli Kaur Jaswal
Call Number: LP FIC ordered 052317
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Thrity N. Umrigar
Call Number: FIC ordered 041317
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Gail Godwin
Description: After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she'd moved there thirty years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life. Eventually she was inspired to take up painting so she could capture its utter desolation.The islanders call it "Grief Cottage," because a boy and his parents disappeared from it during a hurricane fifty years before. Their bodies were never found and the cottage has stood empty ever since. During his lonely hours while Aunt Charlotte is in her studio painting and keeping her demons at bay, Marcus visits the cottage daily, building up his courage by coming ever closer, even after the ghost of the boy who died seems to reveal himself. Full of curiosity and open to the unfamiliar and uncanny given the recent upending of his life, he courts the ghost boy, never certain whether the ghost is friendly or follows some sinister agenda.
Call Number: FIC God
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 1, 2017
Jess Kidd
Description: Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony assumed all his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an anonymous note suggesting that foul play may have led to his mother's disappearance, he sees only one option: to return to the rural Irish village where he was born and find out what really happened twenty-six years ago. From the moment he sets foot in Mulderrig, Mahony's presence turns the village upside down. His uncannily familiar face and outsider ways cause a stir amongst the locals, who receive him with a mixture of excitement (the women), curiosity (the men) and suspicion (the pious). Determined to uncover the truth about what happened to his mother, Mahony solicits the help of brash anarchist and retired theater actress Mrs. Cauley. Together, this improbable duo concoct an ingenious plan to get the town talking, aided and abetted by a cast of eccentric characters, both living and dead. Because in Mulderrig, ghosts can be just as chatty and opinionated as the town's flesh and blood residents. Mahony's investigation incurs the wrath of sanctimonious Father Quinn and the Widow Farelly, provokes letter bombs and poisoned scones, and culminates in a riotous production of the most controversial play in Irish history
Call Number: LP FIC Kid
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Andrew Sean Greer
Call Number: FIC ordered 031617
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Melissa Scrivner Love
Description: "The Crenshaw Six are a small but up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into an escalating war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders, the Crenshaw Six appear to be led by a man named Garcia. but what no one has figured out is that the gang's real leader (and secret weapon) is Garcia's girlfriend, a brilliant young woman named Lola. Lola has mastered playing the role of submissive girlfriend, and in the man's world she inhabits she is consistently underestimated. But in truth she is much, much smarter--and in many ways tougher and more ruthless--than any of the men around her, and as the gang is increasingly sucked into a world of high-stakes betrayal and brutal violence, her skills and leadership become their only hope of survival. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Description: When the body of a college friend is discovered twenty years after her disappearance, Judith, the only witness who can testify to the innocence of the chief suspect, is forced to confront dark secrets from her past that compromise the healthy life she has built for her family.
Call Number: FIC Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Brian Freeman
Description: "On a rainy June morning, tens of thousands of people crowd into Duluth for the city's biggest annual event: the Duluth Marathon. Exhausted runners push to reach the finish line and spectators line the streets to cheer them on. Then, in a terrifying echo of the Boston bombing, there is an explosion along the race course, leaving many people dead and injured. Within minutes, Jonathan Stride, Serena Dial, and Maggie Bei are at work with the FBI to find the terrorists behind the tragedy. As social media feeds a flood of rumors and misinformation, one spectator remembers being jostled by a young man with a backpack not far from the bomb site. He spots a Muslim man in a tourist's photo of the event and is convinced that this was the man who bumped into him in the crowd--but now the man's backpack is missing. When he tweets the photo to the public, the young man, Khan Rashid, becomes the most wanted man in the city. And the manhunt is on. But are the answers behind the Duluth bombing more complex than anyone realizes? And can Stride, Serena, and Maggie find the truth before more innocent people are killed?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Linda Williams Jackson
Description: Rose Lee Carter, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955, but when Emmett Till is murdered and his killers are unjustly acquitted, Rose is torn between seeking her destiny outside of Mississippi or staying and being a part of an important movement.
Call Number: J FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Danzy Senna
Call Number: FIC ordered 052417
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
P. J Tracy
Description: "The Monkeewrench crew returns to face the city of Minneapolis's worst nightmare--a rampant serial killer on the loose--in the electrifying new thriller. When Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to a crime scene in a heavily wooded city park, everything about the setting is all too familiar. And when they discover a playing card on the victim's body, their worst fears are confirmed--there's a serial killer operating in the city for the first time in years. Across town, Grace MacBride and her unconventional partners at Monkeewrench Software find themselves at both personal and career crossroads. Weary of the darker side of their computer work for law enforcement, they agree to take on a private missing-persons case ina small farming community in southwestern Minnesota. As the violence accelerates in Minneapolis, Magozzi and Gino soon realize their killer is planning to complete the deck, and they enlist Monkeewrench to help stop the rampage. As a baffling tangle of evidence accumulates, the cops and Monkeewrench make the unlikely connections among a farmer's missing daughter, a serial killer, and a decades-old stabbing that brings them face-to-face with pure evil"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 030217
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Dina Nayeri
Call Number: FIC ordered 050417
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Kurtis Scaletta
Description: Follows the lives of Maya, a girl from Minnesota who is concerned about the world's bees, and Rafael, a young Dominican baseball player who works hard to hone his skills, as they uncover the same truths.
Call Number: J FIC Sca
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Gene Luen Yang, Mike Holmes
Description: Determined to learn the history of once-elite Stately Academy, Hopper, Eni, and Josh are challenged to outmaneuver Principal Dean, who demands that the team turn over their most powerful robot and threatening coding genius, Professor One-Zero.
Call Number: J FIC Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Gerry Schmitt
Description: "The brutal murder of a business tycoon leaves Afton Tangler and the Twin Cities reeling, but that's just the beginning of a gruesome crime spree... Leland Odin made his fortune launching a home shopping network, but his millions can't save his life. Onthe list for a transplant, the ailing businessman sees all hope lost when the helicopter carrying his donor heart is shot out of the sky. Now with two pilots dead and dozens injured, Afton Tangler, family liaison officer for the Minneapolis Police Department, is drawn into the case. As she and her partner investigate family members and business associates, whoever wants Leland dead strikes again--and succeeds--in a brazen hospital room attack. The supposedly squeaky clean millionaire has crossed the wrong person--and she's not finished exacting her revenge. The case explodes into an international conspiracy of unbridled greed and violence. And as Afton gets closer to unearthing the mastermind behind it, she gets closer to becoming collateral damage.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 030217
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Laini Taylor, Steve West (Actor)
Description: The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old, he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.
Call Number: YA FIC Tay
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Fiona Davis
Description: "Fiona Davis, author ofThe Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota, New York City's most famous residence. After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she'd make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility--no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America, where a person can rise aboveone'sstation. The opportunity to be the female manager of The Dakota, which promises to be the greatest apartment house in the world. And the opportunity to see more of Theo, who understands Sara like no one else. and is living in The Dakota with his wife and three young children. In 1985, Bailey Camdenis desperate for new opportunities.Fresh out of rehab, the former party girl and interior designer is homeless, jobless, and penniless. Two generations ago, Bailey's grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden. But the absence of a genetic connection means Bailey won't seea dime of the Camden family's substantial estate. Instead, her "cousin"Melinda--Camden's biologicalgreat-granddaughter--will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda's vision. The renovation will take away all the character and history of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived in. and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a madwoman named Sara Smythe, a former Dakota employee who had previously spent seven months in an insane asylum on Blackwell's Island. One hundred years apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages--for Sara, the opulence ofa world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the free-flowing drinks and cocaine in the nightclubs of New York City--and take refuge and solace in the Upper West Side's gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich--and often tragic--as The Dakota's can't hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers in its basement could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden--and the woman who killed him--on its head. With rich historical detail, nuanced characters, and gorgeous prose, Fiona Davis once again delivers a compulsively readable novel that peels back the layers of not only a famed institution, but the lives --and lies--of the beating hearts within"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 030217
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Lori Rader-Day
Description: Using her skills as a handwriting analyst to assist a local murder and kidnapping investigation, Anna identifies disturbing parallels between the crimes and her own struggles to protect her troubled teen son from her abusive ex.
Call Number: FIC Rad
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Nicole Lea Helget
Description: "Eleven-year-old Fern helps to take care of her impoverished family by foraging for food in the forest, but when a fracking company rolls into town, she realizes that her peaceful woods and her family's livelihood could be threatened"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Pablo Cartaya
Description: Arturo's Miami summer is marked by the arrival of poetry enthusiast Carmen, who helps him use the power of protest to fight the plans of a land developer who wants to demolish his Abuela's restaurant.
Call Number: J FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Mackenzi Lee
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 042117
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
Description: Elementary school teacher Jacqueline Jacks Morales's marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable. Familiar. Or at least she thought it was, until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn't alone.
Call Number: FIC ordered 051117
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Description: "A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Sae
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Description: Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails against the tide of refugees flooding the country. And it all makes sense to Michael. Until Mina, a beautiful girl from the other side of the protest lines, shows up at his school, and turns out to be funny, smart — and a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan. Suddenly, his parents' politics seem much more complicated. Mina has had a long and dangerous journey fleeing her besieged home in Afghanistan, and now faces a frigid reception at her new prep school, where she is on scholarship. As tensions rise, lines are drawn. Michael has to decide where he stands. Mina has to protect herself and her family. Both have to choose what they want their world to look like.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Edna O'Brien, Juliet Stevenson
Description: A woman discovers that the foreigner she thinks will redeem her life is a notorious war criminal. Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. One woman, Fidelma McBride, becomes so enamored that she begs him for a child. All of that world is shattered when Vlad is arrested, and his identity as a war criminal is revealed. Fidelma, disgraced, flees to England and seeks work among the other migrants displaced by wars and persecution. But it is not until she confronts him--her nemesis--at the tribunal in the Hague, that her physical and emotional journey reaches its breathtaking climax.The Little Red Chairs is a story about love, and the endless search for it. It is also a story about mankind's fascination with evil and how long and crooked the road towards home is.
Call Number: FIC OBr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Karen Dionne
Call Number: FIC ordered 042117
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Lisa Lutz, Madeleine Maby
Description: Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband's body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It's not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive's eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya--now--Amelia accepts. An uneasy and dangerous alliance is born. It's almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia--now--Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hop scotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret; can she outrun her past?
Call Number: FIC Lut
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Grant Ginder
Description: "Relationships are awful. They'll kill you, right up to the point where they start saving your life. Paul and Alice's half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at "it" restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins. They couldn't hate it more. The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clan's mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best friend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her thirties, single, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend who's recently been saying things like "monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct," while eyeing undergrads. And then there's Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donna's first marriage to a dashing Frenchman, Eloise has spent her school years at the best private boarding schools, her winter holidays in St. John and a post-college life cushioned by a fat, endless trust fund. To top it off, she's infuriatingly kind and decent. As this estranged clan gathers together, and Eloise's walk down the aisle approaches, Grant Ginder brings to vivid, hilarious life the power of family, and the complicated ways we hate the ones we love the most in the most bitingly funny, slyly witty and surprisingly tender novel you'll read this year"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 042117
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Laura Ruby
Description: In an alternate history of New York, three kids try to solve a modern-world puzzle and complete a treasure hunt laid into the streets and buildings of the city.
Call Number: YA FIC Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2017
Dean R Koontz
Call Number: ordered 010517
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Edward Kelsey Moore
Description: "From the author of the bestselling The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, an exuberant and poignant new novel of passions, family, and forgiveness. When a late life love affair blooms between Mr. Forrest Payne, the owner of the Pink Slipper Gentleman'sClub, and Miss Beatrice Jordan, famous for stationing herself at the edge of the club's parking lot and yelling warnings of eternal damnation at the departing patrons, their wedding summons a legend to town. Mr. El Walker, the great guitar bluesman, comeshome to give a command performance in Plainview, Indiana, a place he'd sworn--and for good reason--he'd never set foot in again. But El is not the only Plainview native with a hurdle to overcome. A wildly philandering husband struggles at last to prove his faithfulness to the wife he's always loved. A young transwoman lights out for show biz and Chicago to escape her father's wrath and live an authentic life. And among those in this tightly knit community who show up every Sunday after church for lunch at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, are the lifelong friends, known locally as "The Supremes" --Clarice, facing down her longing for, chance at and fear of a great career; Barbara Jean, grappling at last with the loss of a mother whose life humiliated both of them,and Odette, reaching toward her husband through an anger of his that she does not understand. Ed Moore's lively cast of characters, each of whom have surmounted serious trouble and come into love, need not learn how to survive but how, fully, to live. And they do, every one of them, serenaded by the bittersweet and unforgettable blues song El Walker plays, born of his own great loss and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 042117
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Nina LaCour
Description: After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.
Call Number: YA FIC LaC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
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Now Trending...Simple Living

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Looking for ways to simplify your life, or just hearing about simple living and interested to learn more, start here to see what it's all about!

100 Ways To Simplify Your Life
Joyce Meyer
248.4 Mey
The Art Of Stillness : Adventures In Going Nowhere
Pico Iyer, Eydis Einarsdóttir
302.231 Iye
Clutterfree With Kids
Joshua Becker
648 Bec
The Big Tiny : A Built-it-myself Memoir
Dee (Builder) Williams
643.2 Wil
Do Less : A Minimalist Guide To A Simplified, Organized, And Happy Life
Rachel Jonat
646.7 Jon
The Life-changing Magic Of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
648 Kon
Essentialism : The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less
Greg McKeown
153.83 McK
The Paradox Of Choice : Why More Is Less
Barry Schwartz
153.83 Sch
Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things [DVD]
Matt D'Avella, Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Minimalists (Firm), Catalyst (Organization)
304.23 Min
The Simple Living Guide : A Sourcebook For Less Stressful, More Joyful Living
Janet Luhrs
640.42 Luh
Mole Had Everything
Jamison Odone
E Odo
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan For Financial Fitness [E-book]
Dave Ramsey
Simple Matters : Living With Less And Ending Up With More
Erin Boyle
648.5 Boy
Walden : Or, Life In The Woods : And, On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
818 Tho
Stuff
Margie Palatini, Noah (Noah Z.) ill Jones
E Pal
You Can Buy Happiness (And It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life And How You Can Too [E-book]
Tammy Strobel
Sustainable Happiness : Live Simply, Live Well, Make A Difference
Sarah Van Gelder
170.44 Sus
Your Money Or Your Life : 9 Steps To Transforming Your Relationship With Money And Achieving Financial Independence
Vicki Robin, Joseph R Dominguez, Monique Tilford
332.024 Rob 2008

Joyce Meyer
Call Number: 248.4 Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Joshua Becker
Description: Children add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives. They provide optimism, hope, and love. They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes. They also add clutter. As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible—or at the very least, never-ending. But what if there was a better way to live? Clutterfree with Kids offers a new perspective and fresh approach to overcoming clutter. With helpful insights, the book serves as a valuable resource for parents. Through practical application and inspirational stories, Clutterfree with Kids invites us to change our thinking, discover new habits, and free our homes. It invites us to reevaluate our lives. And it just may inspire you to live the life you’ve been searching for all along.
Call Number: 648 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Rachel Jonat
Description: A happier, more serene life is just moments away. From your home to your finances, this straightforward guide teaches you how to scale back your possessions and commitments to just what you really need. With hundreds of ways to minimalize your life, you'll quickly uncover the joys and rewards of paring down. Helps you rediscover the simple moments that have been buried beneath the piles of to-dos, to-knows, and to-buys. Rachel Jonat is the writer behind the popular blog www.theminimalistmom.com a website dedicated to living a rich life with less stuff"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 646.7 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Greg McKeown
Description: Discusses a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so you can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
Call Number: 153.83 McK
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Matt D'Avella, Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Minimalists (Firm), Catalyst (Organization)
Description: How might your life be better with less? Minimalism examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life--families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker--all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
Call Number: 304.23 Min
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Jamison Odone
Description: Mole is content with very few possessions until his friend Emerson comes to tea and claims that he does not have nearly enough, and soon Mole has acquired so many things that he no longer has time to enjoy his life.
Call Number: E Odo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Erin Boyle
Description: "For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that "living small" is beneficial and accessible to us all--whether we're renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house. Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, Simple Matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty."--provided by Amazon.com.
Call Number: 648.5 Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Margie Palatini, Noah (Noah Z.) ill Jones
Description: Edward cares more about his possessions than spending time with his friends, until he becomes trapped in his house full of "stuff," hungry and bored.
Call Number: E Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Sarah Van Gelder
Description: Sarah van Gelder and her colleagues at YES! Magazine have been exploring the meaning of real happiness for eighteen years. In this volume, they marshal research, in-depth essays, and personal stories that lead to a life-altering conclusion: what makes us truly happy are the depth of our relationships, the quality of our communities, our opportunities to make a contribution, and the renewal we receive from the natural world.
Call Number: 170.44 Sus
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Pico Iyer, Eydis Einarsdóttir
Description: "The Art of Stillness" considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do anything choose to spend years sitting still and going nowhere? What can Nowhere offer that no Anywhere can match? And why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer think that sitting quietly in a room and getting to know the seasons and landscapes of Nowhere might be the ultimate adventure? In The Art of Stillness, Iyer draws on the lives of well-known wanderer-monks--as well as from his own experiences as a travel writer who chooses to spend most of his time in rural Japan--to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. Iyer reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people--even those with no religious commitment--seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or tai chi. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. There is even a growing trend toward observing an "Internet sabbath" every week, turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning and reviving those ancient customs known as family meals and conversation. In this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many have found richness in stillness and what they've gained there.--Excerpted from publisher's description statement.
Call Number: 302.231 Iye
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Dee (Builder) Williams
Description: Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, Williams was suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and she wanted to be spending hers with the people and things she truly loved. That did not include mortgage payments, constant repairs, and general time-suck of home ownership. Deciding to build an eighty-four-square-foot house was just the beginning of building a new life. A meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life.
Call Number: 643.2 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
Call Number: 648 Kon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Barry Schwartz
Description: The Paradox of Choice In the spirit of Alvin Tofflers Future Shock, a social critique of our obsession with choice, and how it contributes to anxiety, dissatisfaction and regret. Whether were buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401K, everyday decisions have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains why too much of a good thing has proven detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz explains how a culture that thrives on the availability of constantly evolving options can also foster profound dissatisfaction and self-blame in individuals, which can lead to a paralysis in decision making and, in some cases, depression. With the latest studies on how we make choices in our personal and professional lives, Schwartz offers practical advice on how to focus on the right choices, and how to derive greater satisfaction from choices that we do make.
Call Number: 153.83 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Janet Luhrs
Call Number: 640.42 Luh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Dave Ramsey
Description: A strategy for changing attitudes about personal finances covers such topics as getting out of debt, the dangers of cash advances, and keeping spending within income limits.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Henry David Thoreau
Description: Walden, or, Life in the Woods, is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amid woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts.
Call Number: 818 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Tammy Strobel
Description: While the new field of happiness research makes headlines, and the 99% face austerity at every turn, blogs like The Art of Nonconformity, Zen Habits, and Miss Minimalist attract millions looking to find more happiness, community, and fulfillment in less stuff, less debt, and less wage-chasing. Tammy Strobel and her husband are living the voluntary downsizing — or smart-sizing — dream and here she combines research on well-being with numerous real world examples to offer practical inspiration. Her fresh take on our things, our work, and our relationships spell out micro-actions that anyone can take to step off the getting-and-spending treadmill and into a life that’s more conscious and connected, sustainable and sustaining, heartfelt and happy.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Vicki Robin, Joseph R Dominguez, Monique Tilford
Description: The "the best book on money period" according to Grant of Millennial Money (as featured on CNBC Make It), who followed its advice and became a self-made millionaire entrepreneur in only five years
Call Number: 332.024 Rob 2008
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2017
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Bathroom Reading - It's okay, we all do it.

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June is National Bathroom Reading Month!

Yes, you read that correctly. No, we aren't going to deny that certain...extended lavatory engagements...demand some well-chosen reading material.

Whether you're soaking in the tub, or etc., here's a we think will keep you entertained.

1,227 Quite Interesting Facts To Blow Your Socks Off
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
031.02 Llo
The Book Of General Ignorance
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
031.02 Llo
100 Words Every Word Lover Should Know : The 100 Words
American Heritage Publishing Company
422 One
The Darwin Awards 3 : Survival Of The Fittest
Wendy Northcutt
904 Nor
23 Ways To Get To First Base
Gary Belsky, Neil Fine
796 Bel
The Dude Abides : The Gospel According To The Coen Brothers
Cathleen Falsani
791.4375 Fal
All Facts Considered : The Essential Library Of Inessential Knowledge
Kee Malesky
001 Mal
The Experts' Guide To 100 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do
Samantha Ettus
640 Ett
All New Letters From A Nut
Ted L Nancy
817 Nan
The Gallery Of Regrettable Food
James Lileks
817 Lil
Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow
YA 158.1 Mul
The Greatest Stories Never Told : 100 Tales From History To Astonish, Bewilder & Stupefy
Rick Beyer, History Channel (Television network)
909 Bey
Everything Is Going To Kill Everybody : The Terrifyingly Real Ways The World Wants You Dead
Robert Brockway
303.485 Bro
The Internet Is A Playground : Irreverent Correspondences Of An Evil Online Genius
David Thorne
817 Tho
Fierce Pajamas : An Anthology Of Humor Writing From The New Yorker
David Remnick, Henry Finder
817.08 Fie
The Wit And Wisdom Of Downton Abbey
Jessica Fellowes
791.4572 Fel
Interior Desecrations : Hideous Homes From The Horrible 70's
James Lileks
817 Lil
The Worst-case Scenario Survival Handbook
Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht
613.69 Piv
Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac : 8,888 Questions For 365 Days.
Ken Jennings
031 Jen
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tales To Inspire
Or.) Bathroom Readers' Institute (Ashland
818 Unc
Magic Eye : A New Way Of Looking At The World : 3d Illusions
N. E. Thing Enterprises
709.04 N.E
Unlikely Friendships : 47 Remarkable Stories From The Animal Kingdom
Jennifer S Holland
591.56 Hol
Mark Rosen's Book Of Minnesota Sports Lists : A Compilation Of Bests, Worsts, And Head-scratchers From The Worlds Of Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, And More
Mark Rosen, James H. Bruton
796.0977 Ros
Uppity Women Of The New World
Vicki León
305.4 Leo
Non Campus Mentis : World History According To College Students
Anders Henriksson
902 Non
What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper? : 200 Curious Questions & Intriguing Answers
Andrew Thompson
032.02 Tho
The "Late Night With David Letterman" Book Of Top Ten Lists
David Letterman
817 Let
What I Know For Sure
Oprah Winfrey
B Win
The 50 Funniest American Writers* : An Anthology Of Humor From Mark Twain To The Onion
Andy Borowitz
817.08 Fif
Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? : More Questions You'd Only Ask A Doctor After Your Third Whiskey Sour
Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg
610 Ley
The Book Of Animal Ignorance
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
590 Llo

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
Call Number: 031.02 Llo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
American Heritage Publishing Company
Call Number: 422 One
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2017
Gary Belsky, Neil Fine
Call Number: 796 Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Kee Malesky
Description: "All facts considered has three parts full of fascinating facts on history (including natural history), science (including religion and language), and the arts. History: Who were the Olmecs and the Goths? How did New York get its name? What's the life span of a $5 bill? Who were the first and last men killed in the Civil War? Who was the Prince of Cranks, the King of Censors and the Merry Monarch? When is the wolf moon? What's the most arid place on earth, and the flattest? What were those rockets with a red glare and the bombs bursting in air? What's the origin of chewing gum, paper, and golf balls? What does "puttanesca" mean, and the names of other Italian dishes?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 001 Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Ted L Nancy
Description: "He's back: the curse of customer-service departments everywhere--Ted L. Nancy, the letter writer extraordinaire whose imbecillic queries have a way of eliciting equally idiotic answers from some of the world's biggest companies and dignitaries"--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: 817 Nan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Diane Muldrow
Description: A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn't been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children's books--from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simplest things. In this age of debt, depression, and diabetes, she decided we adults use a refresher course in the gentle lessons from these books--a "Little Golden guide to life". Muldrow's humorous yet practical tips for getting the most out of life ("Don't forget to enjoy your wedding!" "Be a hugger" "Sweatpants are bad for morale"), drawn from more than 60 stories, are paired with favorite images from these best-loved children's books--among them The Poky Little Puppy, Pantaloon, Mister Dog, Nurse Nancy, We Help Mommy, Five Pennies to Spend, and The Little Red Hen. The Golden greats of children's illustration are represented here as well: Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, Eloise Wilkin, J.P. Miller, and Mary Blair, among many others.
Call Number: YA 158.1 Mul
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Robert Brockway
Call Number: 303.485 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
David Remnick, Henry Finder
Call Number: 817.08 Fie
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2017
James Lileks
Call Number: 817 Lil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Ken Jennings
Call Number: 031 Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2017
N. E. Thing Enterprises
Call Number: 709.04 N.E
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Mark Rosen, James H. Bruton
Description: Sportscaster Mark Rosen presents a handpicked collection of sports memories from a range of coaching legends, top athletes, journalists, and other prominent Minnesota voices. The Minnesota sports universe is filled with star players, memorable moments (good and bad), and controversial decisions that have long sparked debate and discussion among fans. In his Book of Minnesota Sports Lists, Rosen and co-author Jim Bruton present their own expert opinions and poll the biggest names from Minnesota and beyond to resolve those debates and provide the ultimate rankings of every sports question facing the Minnesota fan. Rosen includes the good, the bad, and the ugly from all levels of play: professional, college, high school, amateur, and recreational, and spans the gamut of statewide sports--mascots, uniforms, sportswriters, movies and TV, sporting sites, and more. Rosen and Bruton explore the greatest on-field accomplishments, the biggest front-office gaffes, the forgotten heroes, the blown calls, and the scandals.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 796.0977 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Anders Henriksson
Call Number: 902 Non
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
David Letterman
Call Number: 817 Let
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Andy Borowitz
Description: Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Roy Blount, and Bernie Mac, this book is an exclusive collection of the very best American comic writing.
Call Number: 817.08 Fif
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2017
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
Call Number: 590 Llo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
Call Number: 031.02 Llo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Wendy Northcutt
Call Number: 904 Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Cathleen Falsani
Call Number: 791.4375 Fal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2017
Samantha Ettus
Call Number: 640 Ett
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2017
James Lileks
Call Number: 817 Lil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Rick Beyer, History Channel (Television network)
Call Number: 909 Bey
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
David Thorne
Call Number: 817 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Jessica Fellowes
Description: Downton Abbey is loved for its costumes, beautiful scenery, characters and intricate plot lines, but what keeps us coming back time after time is the quality of the writing. With each stroke of his pen Julian Fellowes seems to gift us with a cuttingly dry quip from the Dowager Countess, a perfectly timed word of wisdom from Mrs Patmore or a touchingly nostalgic pronouncement from Carson. Here in The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes has gathered together her favorite quotes from the complete Downton Abbey series to take each of us back to those moments from the show.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 791.4572 Fel
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht
Call Number: 613.69 Piv
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Or.) Bathroom Readers' Institute (Ashland
Call Number: 818 Unc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Jennifer S Holland
Description: Presents a collection of stories about animals who have forged unlikely, abiding bonds with other animals of different species, from Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten to Owen the hippo and the tortoise Mzee.
Call Number: 591.56 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Vicki León
Call Number: 305.4 Leo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Andrew Thompson
Call Number: 032.02 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Oprah Winfrey
Description: After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, "What do you know for sure?" Oprah Winfrey began writing the "What I Know For Sure" column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take "stock of her life," Oprah has penned one column a month over the last fourteen years. Now these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in a book packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme--joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power--these essays offer a glimpse into her mind as she shares the sort of wisdom and truth that readers will turn to again and again.--Excerpted from publisher statement.
Call Number: B Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2017
Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg
Call Number: 610 Ley
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
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Musical Peregrination

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Peregrination [per-i-gruh-ney-shuh n] : Noun. 2. a course of travel; journey. www.dictionary.com Where will your musical journey take you?

101 Great Melodies From Great Musicals
Eric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
Orchestral One
Memory
Lang Lang
Instrumental Lan
A Dramatic Turn Of Events
Dream Theater
Rock Dre
Monk's Dream
Thelonious Monk Quartet
Jazz Mon
All In Good Time
Barenaked Ladies
Rock Bar
Passion And Grace
Michael Allen Harrison
Instrumental Har
Between The Lies
Memphis May Fire
Rock Mem
Rapture
Anita Baker
Jazz Bak
Buena Vista Social Club Presents Manuel Guajiro Mirabal
Manuel Mirabal Vázquez
World Mir
Saint Of New Orleans
Allen Toussaint
R&B Tou
Chicago: Music From The Motion Picture
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Queen Latifah
Soundtrack Chi
Shout It Out
Hanson
Rock Han
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Gustav Mahler, George Szell
Vocal Mah
Songs In The Key Of Life
Stevie Wonder
Pop Won
Don't Censor Me
Audio Adrenaline
Religious Aud
Sounds Of The Seventies Am Top Twenty
Time-Life Music
Rock Sou
Founder Of The Delta Blues, 1929-1934
Charley Patton
Blues Pat
Southern Comfort
Conway Twitty
Country Twi
From Paris With Love
Skatalites
World Ska
Southern Funkin': Louisiana Funk And Soul, 1967-1979
Chester Randle, Eddy Giles, Camille Bob, Dennis Landry, Freddie Love
R&B Sou
Happiness In Self Destruction
Plot in You
Rock Plo
The Complete Original Hits Of Georgia Gibbs
Georgia Gibbs, Bob Crosby
Pop Gib
Honky Tonk Heroes
Waylon Jennings
Country Jen
Up In The Air: Irish Traditional Music Solos Played By The Members Of Danú [Music CD]
Danú
World Dan
In The Dark: Live At Vicar Street
Josh Ritter
Rock Rit
Violator
Depeche Mode
Rock Dep
Just Chillin'
Norman Brown
Jazz Bro
What You Whispered
David Wilcox, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Tom Prasada-Rao, Jim Infantino
Pop Wil
L'orestie D'eschyle
Darius Milhaud, Paul Claudel
Opera Mil
Why You Runnin'
Lissie
Pop Lis
Legally Blonde
Hoku, Lisa Loeb, Krystal
Soundtrack Leg
Woody Guthrie And Songs Of My Oklahoma Home
Woody Guthrie
World Tal
Meadows
Rob Arthur, Emanuel Kiriakou
New Age Mea

Eric Hammerstein, London Promenade Orchestra
Call Number: Orchestral One
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Dream Theater
Call Number: Rock Dre
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
Barenaked Ladies
Call Number: Rock Bar
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
Memphis May Fire
Call Number: Rock Mem
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Manuel Mirabal Vázquez
Call Number: World Mir
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Queen Latifah
Call Number: Soundtrack Chi
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
Gustav Mahler, George Szell
Call Number: Vocal Mah
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Audio Adrenaline
Call Number: Religious Aud
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
Charley Patton
Call Number: Blues Pat
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
Skatalites
Call Number: World Ska
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Plot in You
Call Number: Rock Plo
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Waylon Jennings
Call Number: Country Jen
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Josh Ritter
Call Number: Rock Rit
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Norman Brown
Call Number: Jazz Bro
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
Darius Milhaud, Paul Claudel
Call Number: Opera Mil
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Hoku, Lisa Loeb, Krystal
Call Number: Soundtrack Leg
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Rob Arthur, Emanuel Kiriakou
Call Number: New Age Mea
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Lang Lang
Call Number: Instrumental Lan
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Thelonious Monk Quartet
Call Number: Jazz Mon
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Michael Allen Harrison
Call Number: Instrumental Har
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 9, 2017
Anita Baker
Call Number: Jazz Bak
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
Allen Toussaint
Call Number: R&B Tou
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Hanson
Call Number: Rock Han
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Stevie Wonder
Call Number: Pop Won
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Time-Life Music
Call Number: Rock Sou
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Conway Twitty
Call Number: Country Twi
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Chester Randle, Eddy Giles, Camille Bob, Dennis Landry, Freddie Love
Call Number: R&B Sou
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Georgia Gibbs, Bob Crosby
Call Number: Pop Gib
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Danú
Call Number: World Dan
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Depeche Mode
Call Number: Rock Dep
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
David Wilcox, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Tom Prasada-Rao, Jim Infantino
Call Number: Pop Wil
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 9, 2017
Lissie
Call Number: Pop Lis
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2017
Woody Guthrie
Call Number: World Tal
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 9, 2017
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History of Prohibition

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Minnesota is finally repealling it's no liquor sales on Sunday law! To celebrate, we give you a list of wonderful resources about the history, drama, and intruige surrounding prohibition and it's original repeal.

"The Great Experiment" : Prohibition In The United States And Central Minnesota
Maurice Faust
363.41 Fau
Only Yesterday: An Informal History Of The 1920's [Audiobook]
Frederick Lewis Allen, Grover Gardner
973.91 All
Baccano! Volume 1, The Rolling Bootlegs
Rygo Narita, Katsumi Enami, Taylor Engel
YA FIC Nar
Others Had It Worse : Sour Dock, Moonshine, And Hard Times In Davis County, Iowa
Vetra Melrose Padget Covert, Chris D. Baker
977.797 Cov
Bootleg : Murder, Moonshine, And The Lawless Years Of Prohibition
Karen Blumenthal
J 363.4 Blu
Prohibition [DVD]
Peter Coyote, Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks
363.41 Pro
Boozy Brunch : The Quintessential Guide To Daytime Drinking
Peter Joseph
641.874 Jos
Smugglers Of Spirits : Prohibition And The Coast Guard Patrol.
Harold Waters
363.2 W31s
Bourbon : The Rise, Fall, And Rebirth Of An American Whiskey
Fred Minnick
641.252 Min
Sonoma Rose : An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Jennifer Chiaverini
FIC Chi
By Starlight [Large Print]
Dorothy Garlock
LP FIC Gar
The Best Of The Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings [Music CD]
Louis Armstrong, Hot Five, Hot Seven
Jazz Arm
Come Hell Or Highball
Maia Chance
FIC Cha
The Bootlegger [Large Print]
Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
LP FIC Cus
Diva
Jillian Larkin
YA FIC Lar
The Essential Bessie Smith [Music CD]
Bessie Smith
Blues Smi
Drinking In America : Our Secret History
Susan Cheever
394.13 Che
The Lawless Years: The Complete Series [DVD]
James Gregory, Allen H. Miner, Barney Ruditsky
Drama
Gentlemen Bootleggers : The True Story Of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, And A Small Town In Cahoots
Bryce T Bauer
364.1322 Bau
The Moonshine War
Elmore Leonard
FIC Leo
Gershwin [Music CD]
George Gershwin, Ferde Grofé, Lincoln Mayorga, Al Gallodoro, Steven Richman
Jazz Ger
The Roaring Twenties
R. Conrad Stein
J 973.91 Ste
L. A. Noir : The Struggle For The Soul Of America's Most Seductive City
John Buntin
364.1092 Bun
The Spirits Of America : A Social History Of Alcohol
Eric Burns
394.13 Bur
Last Call : The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition
Daniel Okrent
363.41 Okr
The Untouchables [DVD]
Brian De Palma, Art Linson, David Mamet, Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith
Drama
Live By Night [Audiobook]
Dennis Lehane, James Frangione
FIC Leh
The War On Alcohol : Prohibition And The Rise Of The American State
Lisa McGirr
363.41 McG
Minnesota 13 : From Grain To Glass [DVD]
Elaine Davis, Kelly Nathe, Norah Shapiro
361.1332 Min
The Wettest County In The World : A Novel Based On A True Story
Matt Bondurant
FIC Bon
Minnesota 13 : Stearns County's 'Wet' Wild Prohibition Days
Elaine Davis
364.133 Dav

Maurice Faust
Call Number: 363.41 Fau
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2017
Rygo Narita, Katsumi Enami, Taylor Engel
Description: "New York, 1931. The manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law, but behind this prohibition, organized crime flourishes -- so, too, do bank robbers, bootleggers, assassins, and homunculi"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Nar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Karen Blumenthal
Description: For more than a decade starting in 1920, millions of regular Americans ignored the law of the land. Parents became bootleggers, kids smuggled illegal alcohol, and outlaws became celebrities. it wasn't supposed to be that way, of course.
Call Number: J 363.4 Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2017
Peter Joseph
Description: With Boozy Brunch, you have your pick of more than one hundred eye-opening drink recipes and twenty-five food pairings, with entertaining drink histories and liquor-laden quotes from the famous and infamous. Boozy Brunch offers brunchy alternatives and variations to the classic set of champagne-based, coffee-based, or fruit or vegetable juice-based cocktails that will help you make the most of your brunch. Includes hangover cures for those still recovering from the night before--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 641.874 Jos
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Fred Minnick
Description: Fred Minnick traces bourbon's entire history, beginning with the New World settlers and following righ up through today's booming resurgence.
Call Number: 641.252 Min
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 14, 2017
Dorothy Garlock
Description: In early 1930s Montana, in the small town of Colton, Maddy Aldridge struggles to make ends meet during the Great Depression. With her mother long dead, her stubborn younger sister fighting her at every turn, and her father's arthritis deteriorating so badly that she has to run the family store alone, her desperation grows by the day. Enter Jeffers Grimm with a proposition too great for her to turn down: open an illegal speakeasy in the mercantile's basement, defy Prohibition, and make enough money to make her worries disappear. But, unbeknownst to Maddy, Jeffers has made a deal with the mob to bring huge quantities of alcohol across the Canadian border and store it in the mercantile. He wants to get rich, regardless of who stands in his way. Jack Rucker is an agent for the Bureau of Prohibition, the federal police force created for the difficult task of enforcing the new law. Years earlier, he'd been a boy living in Colton, loving a young Maddy Aldridge. Now, after hearing rumors of an operation, the Bureau wants him to go back and hide in plain sight. With a pain-in-the-rump partner breathing down his neck, what will Jack do when he finds out what Maddy is up to? Can he and Maddy rekindle the love they once knew? If Jeffers discovers Jack is a federal agent, to what ends will he go to silence him forever?
Call Number: LP FIC Gar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Maia Chance
Description: "Thirty-year-old society matron Lola Woodby has survived her loveless marriage with an unholy mixture of highballs, detective novels, and chocolate layer cake until her husband dies suddenly, leaving her his fortune, or so Lola thinks. As it turns out, all she inherits from Alfie is a big pile of debt. Pretty soon Lola and her stalwart Swedish cook, Berta, are reduced to hiding out in the secret love nest Alfie kept in New York City. But when rent comes due, Lola and Berta have no choice but to accept an offer made by one of Alfie's girls on the side at his funeral: In exchange for a handsome sum of money, the girl wants Lola to retrieve a mysterious reel of film for her. It sounds like an easy enough way to earn the rent money. But Lola and Berta realize they're in way over their heads when, before they can retrieve it, the man currently in possession of the film reel is murdered, and the reel disappears"--dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2017
Jillian Larkin
Description: When Marcus leaves Clara Knowles for another girl, Clara sinks into unhappiness and Lorraine Dyer tries to save Marcus from a loveless marriage, while their fellow flapper, Gloria Carmody, is hiding a deadly secret while living among socialites at Forrest Hamilton's Long Island villa.
Call Number: YA FIC Lar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Susan Cheever
Description: Presents an exploration of the history of drinking in the United States, discussing how alcohol has shaped American history and character from the seventeenth century to the present.
Call Number: 394.13 Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Bryce T Bauer
Description: "During Prohibition, while Al Capone was rising to worldwide prominence as Public Enemy Number One, the townspeople of rural Templeton, Iowa--population just 418--were busy with a bootlegging empire of their own. Led by Joe Irlbeck, the whip-smart and gregarious son of a Bavarian immigrant, the outfit of farmers, small merchants, and even the church Monsignor worked together to create a whiskey so excellent it was ordered by name: Templeton Rye. Gentlemen Bootleggers tells a never-before-told tale of ingenuity, bootstrapping, and perseverance in one small town, showcasing a group of immigrants who embraced the American ideals of self-reliance, dynamism, and democratic justice. It relies on previously classified Prohibition Bureau investigation files, federal court case files, extensive newspaper archive research, and a recently disclosed interview with kingpin Joe Irlbeck. Unlike other Prohibition-era tales of big-city gangsters, it provides an important reminder that bootlegging wasn't only about glory and riches, but could be in the service of a higher goal: producing the best whiskey money could buy"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.1322 Bau
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
George Gershwin, Ferde Grofé, Lincoln Mayorga, Al Gallodoro, Steven Richman
Call Number: Jazz Ger
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
John Buntin
Description: A journalist and case writer presents a social history of Los Angeles, from Prohibition to the Watts riots, focusing on the long-running war between notorious gangster Mickey Cohen, and the man who would become the city's most famous police chief, William H. Parker.
Call Number: 364.1092 Bun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Daniel Okrent
Description: Okrent explores the origins, implementation, and failure of that great American delusion known as Prohibition. "Last Call" explains how Prohibition happened, what life under it was like, and what it did to the country.
Call Number: 363.41 Okr
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Dennis Lehane, James Frangione
Description: By 1926, Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston Police captain, defies his proper upbringing and his father's strict law-and-order orthodoxy. Graduating from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the riches, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns battle for control, no one can be trusted. For men like Joe one fate seems more likely than all others, an early death.
Call Number: FIC Leh
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Elaine Davis, Kelly Nathe, Norah Shapiro
Description: "Explores the history of an elite moonshine produced in the heart of Minnesota during Prohibition and the modern day attempts of a newly-launched micro-distillery to resuscitate the brand as a premium whiskey"--container.
Call Number: 361.1332 Min
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Elaine Davis
Call Number: 364.133 Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Frederick Lewis Allen, Grover Gardner
Description: Jazz, flappers, flasks, rumbleseats, and raccoon coats; Mah Jong, crossword puzzles, marathon dancers, and flagpole sitters; Red Grange, Rudolph Valentino, and Lucky Lindy. These were the catch words of the roaring, irrepressible '20's. But so were the Boston Police Strike, the K.K.K., women's suffrage, Sigmund Freud, Sacco and Vanzetti, Teapot Dome, Black Tuesday. In this span between armistice and depression, Americans were kicking up their heels, but they were also bringing about major changes in the social and political structure of their country. Only Yesterday is a penetrating biography of this restless decade--a reminiscence for those who can remember, a firsthand look for those who've only heard.
Call Number: 973.91 All
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Vetra Melrose Padget Covert, Chris D. Baker
Call Number: 977.797 Cov
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Peter Coyote, Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks
Description: This documentary explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly-relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920 after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight.
Call Number: 363.41 Pro
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 15, 2017
Harold Waters
Call Number: 363.2 W31s
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Jennifer Chiaverini
Description: As the nation grapples with the strictures of Prohibition, Rosa Barclay lives on a Southern California rye farm with her volatile husband, John, who has lately found another source of income far outside the federal purview.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Louis Armstrong, Hot Five, Hot Seven
Call Number: Jazz Arm
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
Description: "It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell's boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn't know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn's shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs--and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Cus
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 15, 2017
Bessie Smith
Call Number: Blues Smi
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
James Gregory, Allen H. Miner, Barney Ruditsky
Description: The Lawless Years' is an authentic action-packed re-creation of the incredible exploits of Detective Sergeant Barney Ruditsky, a member of the all-detective New York Gangster Squad formed to contain the rising tide of crime in New York in the prohibition 'twenties and early 'thirties.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Elmore Leonard
Description: Dual Meaders, Doc Taulbee, and their gang of city slickers set out to steal thousands of dollars worth of homemade Kentucky Whiskey from Son Martin, a hell-raising country boy, during the midst of Prohibition.
Call Number: FIC Leo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2017
R. Conrad Stein
Call Number: J 973.91 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2017
Eric Burns
Call Number: 394.13 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Brian De Palma, Art Linson, David Mamet, Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith
Description: A fierce, larger-than-life depiction of the mob warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago and the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 15, 2017
Lisa McGirr
Description: "Prohibition has long been portrayed as a 'noble experiment' that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this cherished myth to reveal a much more significant history. Prohibition was the seedbed for a pivotal expansion of the federal government, the genesis of our contemporary penal state. Her deeply researched, eye-opening account uncovers patterns of enforcement still familiar today: the war on alcohol was waged disproportionately in African American, immigrant, and poor white communities. Alongside Jim Crow and other discriminatory laws, Prohibition brought coercion into everyday life and even into private homes. Its targets coalesced into an electoral base of urban, working-class voters that propelled FDR to the White House. This outstanding history also reveals a new genome for the activist American state, one that shows the DNA of the right as well as the left. It was Herbert Hoover who built the extensive penal apparatus used by the federal government to combat the crime spawned by Prohibition. The subsequent federal wars on crime, on drugs, and on terror all display the inheritances of the war on alcohol. McGirr shows the powerful American state to be a bipartisan creation, a legacy not only of the New Deal and the Great Society but also of Prohibition and its progeny."--Amazon.com
Call Number: 363.41 McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Matt Bondurant
Description: The Bondurant Boys were a notorious gang of roughnecks and moonshiners who ran liquor through Franklin County during Prohibition and after. The brothers played a central role in a major conspiracy trial and its violent end. In 1935, Sherwood Anderson, working on a magazine story, finds himself driving along the dusty red roads trying to find the brothers and break the silence that shrouds Franklin County.
Call Number: FIC Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
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Pop Science! Making Learning Cool

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Books for creators and geniuses of all ages. 

Actual Size
Steve Jenkins
J 591.41 Jen
Spare Parts
Joshua Davis
629.892 Dav
Animalium
Jenny Broom, Katie Scott
J 590 Bro
The Clockwork Universe
Edward Dolnick
509.4 Dol
Bad Astronomy
Philip C Plait
520 Pla
The Drunken Botanist : The Plants That Create The World's Great Drinks
Amy Stewart
581.632 Ste
Big Questions From Little People-- : And Simple Answers From Great Minds
Gemma Elwin Harris
031.02 Big
The Everything Kids' Nature Book
Kathiann M. Kowalski
J 508 Kow
Blood, Bullets, And Bones
Bridget Heos
YA ordered 102716
The New Way Things Work
David Macaulay, Neil Ardley, David. Way things work Macaulay
J 600 Mac 1998
Girls Think Of Everything : Stories Of Ingenious Inventions By Women
Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa Sweet
J 920 Thi
The Physics Of Star Trek
Lawrence Maxwell Krauss
530.1 Kra
If... : A Mind-bending New Way Of Looking At Big Ideas And Numbers
David J. (David Julian) Smith, Steve Adams
J 500 Smi
The Physics Of Superheroes
James Kakalios
530 Kak
In The Land Of Invented Languages : Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, And The Mad Dreamers Who Tried To Build A Perfect Language
Arika Okrent
499.99 Okr
The Violinist's Thumb
Sam Kean
572.8 Kea
Making Comics
Scott McCloud
741.5 McC
Theo Gray's Mad Science : Experiments You Can Do At Home--but Probably Shouldn't
Theodore W Gray
507.8 Gra
Manga For The Beginner
Christopher Hart
741.5 Har
Unseen City
Nathanael Johnson
591.756 Joh
Mythbusters : Don't Try This At Home!
Mary Packard, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman
507.8 Pac
What If? : Serious Scientific Answers To Absurd Hypothetical Questions [Audiobook]
Randall Munroe, Wil Wheaton, Inc. Blackstone Audio
500 Mun
Mythbusters Science Fair Book
Samantha Margles
J 507.8 Mar

Steve Jenkins
Description: Discusses and gives examples of the size and weight of various animals and parts of animals.
Call Number: J 591.41 Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Jenny Broom, Katie Scott
Call Number: J 590 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Philip C Plait
Description: Misconceptions And Misuses Revealed, From Astrology To The Moon Landing "Hoax"
Call Number: 520 Pla
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Gemma Elwin Harris
Call Number: 031.02 Big
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Bridget Heos
Description: "Blood, Bullets, and Bones provides young readers with a fresh and fascinating look at the ever-evolving science of forensics. Since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public's imagination, thanks especiallyto popular television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used crime scenephotography and criminal profiling to investigate the Jack the Ripper murders. In the intervening decades, forensic science has evolved to use the most cutting-edge, innovative techniques and technologies. In this book, acclaimed author Bridget Heos usesreal-life cases to tell the history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between. By turns captivating and shocking,Blood, Bullets, and Bones demonstrates the essential role forensic science has played in our criminal justice system"-- Provided by publisher."A history of modern forensic science from the first test for arsenic poisoning in the 1700s to criminal profiling, fingerprinting, blood splatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the milestones in between"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA ordered 102716
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa Sweet
Description: Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.
Call Number: J 920 Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
David J. (David Julian) Smith, Steve Adams
Description: Compares large, complicated numerical concepts with smaller-scale facsimiles to examine such statistics as the size of the Milky Way, the history of human population, and the history of Earth.
Call Number: J 500 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Arika Okrent
Description: Okrent tells the fascinating and highly entertaining history of man's enduring quest to build a better language. Peopled with charming eccentrics and exasperating megalomaniacs, the land of invented languages is a place where you can recite the Lord's Prayer in John Wilkins's Philosophical Language, say your wedding vows in Loglan, and read "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in Lojban--not to mention Babm, Blissymbolics, and the nearly nine hundred other invented languages featured in this language-lover's book.
Call Number: 499.99 Okr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2016
Scott McCloud
Description: Storytelling Secrets Of Comics, Manga And Graphic Novels
Call Number: 741.5 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2016
Christopher Hart
Description: Everything You Need To Know To Get Started Right Away!
Call Number: 741.5 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Mary Packard, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman
Description: Try fun experiments at home and get to the bottom of urban legends.
Call Number: 507.8 Pac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2016
Samantha Margles
Call Number: J 507.8 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2016
Joshua Davis
Description: Relates how four undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arizona put together an underwater robot from scavenged parts and went on to win the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara.
Call Number: 629.892 Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2016
Edward Dolnick
Description: Edward Dolnick, a "New York Times" bestselling author, presents the true story of a pivotal moment in modern history when a group of strange, tormented geniuses--Isaac Newton chief among them--invented science and remade our understanding of the world.
Call Number: 509.4 Dol
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Amy Stewart
Description: Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.
Call Number: 581.632 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Kathiann M. Kowalski
Description: Explores the different natural habitats--forests, rain forests, grasslands, deserts, cold regions, oceans and rivers--and the plant and animal life that exists in each. Includes related activities and word lists.
Call Number: J 508 Kow
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
David Macaulay, Neil Ardley, David. Way things work Macaulay
Description: Text and numerous detailed illustrations introduce and explain the scientific principles and workings of hundreds of machines. Includes new material about digital technology.
Call Number: J 600 Mac 1998
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Lawrence Maxwell Krauss
Call Number: 530.1 Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2016
James Kakalios
Call Number: 530 Kak
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2016
Sam Kean
Description: Sam Kean explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA. There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists. Kean's vibrant storytelling once again makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species' future"--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 572.8 Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
Theodore W Gray
Description: In the spirit of Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" and "Smash Lab, Popular Science" columnist Gray demonstrates fundamental scientific principles through wacky, daredevil experiments.
Call Number: 507.8 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2016
Nathanael Johnson
Description: The Majesty Of Pigeons, The Discreet Charm Of Snails & Other Wonders Of The Urban Wilderness
Call Number: 591.756 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2016
Randall Munroe, Wil Wheaton, Inc. Blackstone Audio
Description: Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.
Call Number: 500 Mun
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2016
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These popular fiction books are on order for Great River Regional Library. They have not been published yet, but you will be able to place requests for them in our catalog. Don’t see your favorite author? Try searching on Fantastic Fiction then search our catalog.  If we don’t yet have it on the catalog, Suggest a Title can be used up to 6 months before publication.

Children Of The Fleet
Orson Scott Card
FIC ordered 072017
Death In The Stacks
Jenn McKinlay
FIC ordered 060817
Holding The Fort
Regina Jennings
FIC ordered 070617
Enchantress Of Numbers : A Novel
Jennifer Chiaverini
FIC ordered 070617
How The Finch Stole Christmas!
Donna Andrews
FIC ordered 050417
Shattered Memories
V. C. Andrews
FIC ordered 060117
Persepolis Rising
James S. A Corey
FIC ordered 071317
The Demon Crown : A Sigma Force Novel
James Rollins
FIC ordered 070617
The Brightest Embers
Jeaniene Frost
FIC ordered 071317
The Ladies Of Ivy Cottage
Julie Klassen
FIC ordered 070617
The Gift
Shelley Shepard Gray
FIC ordered 071317
The Noel Diary
Richard Paul Evans
FIC ordered 061517
The It Girls
Karen Harper
FIC ordered 072017
Year One
Nora Roberts
FIC ordered 070617
Beau Death
Peter Lovesey
FIC ordered 071317
A Dangerous Legacy
Elizabeth Camden
FIC ordered 050417
Death At Nuremberg
W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV
FIC ordered 071317
An Irish Country Practice
Patrick Taylor
FIC ordered 050417
Insidious Intent
Val McDermid
FIC ordered 070617
Death In St. Petersburg
Tasha Alexander
FIC ordered 050417
Out Of The Ordinary
Jen Turano
FIC ordered 060817
Every Breath You Take
Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
FIC ordered 060817
Refuge Cove
Janet Dailey
FIC ordered 061517
Immortally Yours
Lynsay Sands
FIC ordered 060117
Right Where We Belong
Brenda Novak
FIC ordered 071317
Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan
FIC ordered 062917
The Body In The Casket : A Faith Fairchild Mystery
Katherine Hall Page
FIC ordered 070617
The World Of Tomorrow
Brendan Mathews
FIC ordered 051817
The Ghost Of Christmas Past
Rhys Bowen
FIC ordered 060817
Wicked Deeds
Heather Graham
FIC ordered 060117
Count To Ten : A Private Novel
James Patterson, Ashwin Sanghi
FIC ordered 060817

Orson Scott Card
Description: Being published October 10th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 072017
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2017
Regina Jennings
Description: Being published December 5th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 070617
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2017
Donna Andrews
Description: Being published October 24th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 050417
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2017
James S. A Corey
Description: Being published December 5th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 071317
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2017
Jeaniene Frost
Description: Being published November 28th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 071317
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2017
Shelley Shepard Gray
Description: Being published November 7th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 071317
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2017
Karen Harper
Description: Being published October 24th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 072017
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2017
Peter Lovesey
Description: Being published December 5th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 071317
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 14, 2017
W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV
Description: Being published December 26th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 071317
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 14, 2017
Val McDermid
Description: Being published December 5th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 070617
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 14, 2017
Jen Turano
Description: Being published November 7th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 060817
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 14, 2017
Janet Dailey
Description: Being published November 28th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 061517
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 14, 2017
Brenda Novak
Description: Being published October 31st, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 071317
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 14, 2017
Katherine Hall Page
Description: Being published December 5th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 070617
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 14, 2017
Rhys Bowen
Description: Being published November 14th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 060817
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 14, 2017
James Patterson, Ashwin Sanghi
Description: Being published November 14th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 060817
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Jenn McKinlay
Description: Being published November 14th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 060817
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Jennifer Chiaverini
Description: Being published December 5th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 070617
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
V. C. Andrews
Description: Being published October 31st, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 060117
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
James Rollins
Description: Being published December 5th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 070617
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Julie Klassen
Description: Being published December 5th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 070617
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Richard Paul Evans
Description: Being published November 7th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 061517
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Nora Roberts
Description: Being published December 5th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 070617
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2017
Elizabeth Camden
Description: Being published October 3rd, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 050417
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2017
Patrick Taylor
Description: Being published October 10th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 050417
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2017
Tasha Alexander
Description: Being published October 10th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 050417
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2017
Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
Description: Being published November 14th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 060817
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2017
Lynsay Sands
Description: Being published September 26th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 060117
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2017
Jennifer Egan
Description: Being published October 10th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 062917
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2017
Brendan Mathews
Description: Being published September 5th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 051817
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2017
Heather Graham
Description: Being published September 19th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC ordered 060117
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2017
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