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Winter Reading Program 2020 - Snow Better Time to Read!

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Winter reading program is upon us! And with it comes recommendations to keep you warm on these snowy nights, because of course 'snow better time to read than winter!

An Orchestra Of Minorities : A Novel
Chigozie Obioma
FIC Obi
The Barefoot Woman
Scholastique Mukasonga, Jordan Stump
967.571 Muk
Black Enough : Stories Of Being Young & Black In America
Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Renée. Half a Moon Watson, Varian. Black enough Johnson, Leah. Warning Henderson, L. R. (Lamar R.). Black. Nerd. Problems Giles
YA FIC Bla
The Birth Of Loud : Leo Fender, Les Paul, And The Guitar-pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'N' Roll
Ian S. Port
787.87 Por
Bloom
Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau
YA FIC Pan
The Falconer : A Novel
Dana Czapnik
FIC Cza
Breaking And Entering : The Extraordinary Story Of A Hacker Called "Alien"
Jeremy N. Smith
005.8 Smi
The Gilded Wolves
Roshani Chokshi
YA FIC Cho
Courting Darkness
Robin LaFevers
YA FIC LaF
The Girl King
Mimi Yu
YA FIC Yu
Early Riser
Jasper Fforde
FIC Ffo
The Next To Die [Audiobook]
Sophie Hannah, Julia Barrie
FIC Han
Eighteen Below
Stefan Ahnhem, Rachel Willson-Broyles
FIC Ahn
The One You Fight For
Roni Loren
FIC Lor
Famous In A Small Town
Emma Mills
YA FIC Mil
The Paragon Hotel
Lyndsay Faye
FIC Fay
Milkman [Audiobook]
Anna Burns, Brid Brennan
FIC Bur
The Raven Tower [Audiobook]
Ann Leckie, Adjoa Andoh
FIC Lec
Once Upon A River [Large Print]
Diane Setterfield
LP FIC Set
The Weight Of Our Sky
author Hanna Alkaf
YA FIC Han
Savage Feast : Three Generations, Two Continents, And A Dinner Table (A Memoir With Recipes)
Boris Fishman
973.0491 Fis
Their Perfect Melody
Priscilla Oliveras
FIC Oli
Sins As Scarlet
Nicolás Obregón
FIC Obr
When Death Becomes Life : Notes From A Transplant Surgeon
Joshua D. Mezrich
617.954 Mez
The Age Of Light : A Novel
Whitney Scharer
FIC Sch
You Know You Want This : Cat Person And Other Stories
Kristen Roupenian
FIC Rou

Chigozie Obioma
Description: "A contemporary twist on the Odyssey, An Orchestra of Minorities is narrated by the chi, or spirit of a young poultry farmer named Chinonso. His life is set off course when he sees a woman who is about to jump off a bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, he hurls two of his prized chickens off the bridge. The woman, Ndali, is stopped in her tracks. Chinonso and Ndali fall in love but she is from an educated and wealthy family. When her family objects to the union on the grounds that he is not her social equal, he sells most of his possessions to attend college in Cyprus. But when he arrives in Cyprus, he discovers that he has been utterly duped by the young Nigerian who has made the arrangements for him. Penniless, homeless, we watch as he gets further and further away from his dream and from home."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Obi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Renée. Half a Moon Watson, Varian. Black enough Johnson, Leah. Warning Henderson, L. R. (Lamar R.). Black. Nerd. Problems Giles
Description: A collection of short stories explore what it is like to be young and black, centering on the experiences of black teenagers and emphasizing that one person's experiences, reality, and personal identity are different than someone else.
Call Number: YA FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau
Description: "Baked with love! Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band--if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom...that is, if Ari doesn't ruin everything."--Page [2] of cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Pan
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Jeremy N. Smith
Description: "This taut, true thriller takes a deep dive into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker--a woman known only as Alien"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 005.8 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Robin LaFevers
Description: When Sybella accompanies the Duchess to France, she expects trouble, but she isn't expecting a deadly trap. Surrounded by enemies both known and unknown, Sybella searches for the undercover assassins from the convent of St. Mortain who were placed in the French court years ago. Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she no longer knows who she is or what she's supposed to be fighting for. When she discovers a hidden prisoner who may be of importance, she takes matters into her own hands. As these two worlds collide, the fate of the Duchess, Brittany, and everything Sybella and Genevieve have come to love hangs in the balance.
Call Number: YA FIC LaF
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Jasper Fforde
Description: "Imagine a world where all humans must hibernate through a brutally cold winter, their bodies dangerously close to death as they enter an ultra-low metabolic state of utterly dreamless sleep. All humans, that is, apart from the Winter Consuls, a group of officers who diligently watch over the vulnerable sleeping citizens. Charlie Worthing is a novice, chosen by a highflying hero Winter Consul to accompany him to the Douzey, a remote sector in the middle of Wales, to investigate a dream which is somehow spreading amongst those in the hibernational state, causing paranoia, hallucination and a psychotic episode that can end in murder. Worthing has been trained to deal with Nightwalkers whose consciousness has been eroded by hibernation, leaving only one or two skills and an incredible hunger; he's been trained to stay alive through the bleakest and loneliest of winters--but he is in no way prepared for what awaits him in Sector Twelve. There are no heroes in Winter, Worthing has been told. And he's about to find out why."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Ffo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Stefan Ahnhem, Rachel Willson-Broyles
Description: "The police chase a speeding car through the streets of Helsingborg. When they reach the bridge, the driver keeps going straight into the cold, dark waters of the Öresund strait. The body recovered from the wreck is that of Peter Brise, one of the city's richest tech entrepreneurs. Fabian Risk and his team are confident this is suicide. Young, rich, successful--Brise just didn't know how to ask for help. But then the autopsy reveals something unexpected. Brise was already dead when his car crashed. He'd been brutally murdered two months ago. His body frozen in perfect condition, at eighteen degrees below zero...Something doesn't match up. And when a string of other odd murders and unusual behavior come to light in the area, Fabian Risk takes the case.
Call Number: FIC Ahn
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Emma Mills
Description: For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. With her four best friends, she can weather any storm. But when Sophie's beloved Acadia High School marching band is selected to march in the upcoming Rose Parade, it's her job to get them all the way to LA. Her plan? To persuade country singer Megan Pleasant, their Midwestern town's only claim to fame, to come back to Acadia to headline a fundraising festival. The only problem is that Megan has very publicly sworn never to return. What ensues is a journey filled with long-kept secrets, hidden heartbreaks, and revelations that could change everything along with a possible fifth best friend: a new guy with a magnetic smile and secrets of his own.
Call Number: YA FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Anna Burns, Brid Brennan
Description: In Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1970s, an unnamed narrator finds herself targeted by a high-ranking dissident known as Milkman.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Diane Setterfield
Description: "On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, the regulars are telling stories when a wounded stranger enters carrying the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Many secrets must be revealed before the girl's identity can be known"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Set
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Boris Fishman
Description: The author shares the story of his family, their immigration, and the challenges of navigating two cultures.
Call Number: 973.0491 Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Nicolás Obregón
Description: "After a brutal murder investigation ripped apart his life, Kosuke Iwata quit both his job as a detective with the Tokyo Police Department and his country, leaving Japan for the hopefully sunnier shores of Los Angeles, California. But even though he's left his old life behind, he still has to make a living and Iwata sets up shop as a private investigator. But murder still follows him. Approached by an old contact whose daughter has been murdered and the case laid to rest--unsolved--Iwata agrees to take on the case out of loyalty. But what seems initially like a cold-blooded murder takes a different turn when a homeless witness recalls the murderer's parting words: "I'm sorry." From the depths of Skid Row to the fatal expanse of the Sonoran Desert, Iwata tracks the disparate pieces of a mysterious and heartbreaking puzzle." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Obr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Whitney Scharer
Description: The story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. "I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. But Man Ray turns out to be an egotistical, charismatic force, and as they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee's life forever. Lee's journey takes us from the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, from discovering radical new photography techniques to documenting the liberation of the concentration camps as one of the first female war correspondents. Through it all, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition-and what she will have to sacrifice to do so.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Scholastique Mukasonga, Jordan Stump
Description: "A moving, unforgettable tribute to a Tutsi woman who did everything to protect her children from the Rwandan genocide, by the daughter who refuses to let her family's story be forgotten. The story of the author's mother, a fierce, loving woman who for years protected her family from the violence encroaching upon them in pre-genocide Rwanda. Recording her memories of their life together in spare, wrenching prose, Mukasonga preserves her mother's voice in a haunting work of art."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 967.571 Muk
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Ian S. Port
Call Number: 787.87 Por
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Dana Czapnik
Description: New York, 1993. Seventeen-year-old Lucy Adler, a street-smart, trash-talking baller, is often the only girl on the public courts. At turns quixotic and cynical, insecure and self-possessed, Lucy is in unrequited love with her best friend and pick-up teammate Percy, scion to a prominent New York family who insists he wishes to resist upper crust fate. As she navigates this complex relationship with all its youthful heartache, Lucy is seduced by a different kind of life, one less consumed by conventional success and the approval of men. A pair of provocative female artists living in what remains of New York's bohemia invite her into their world, but soon even their paradise begins to show cracks. Told in vibrant, quicksilver prose, The Falconer provides a snapshot of the city and America through the eyes of the children of the baby boomers grappling with privilege and the fading of radical hopes.
Call Number: FIC Cza
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Roshani Chokshi
Description: Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can't yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much. Together, they'll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
Call Number: YA FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Mimi Yu
Description: Sisters Lu and Min have always known their places as the princesses of the Empire of the First Flame: assertive Lu will be named her father's heir and become the dynasty's first female ruler, while timid Min will lead a quiet life in Lu's shadow. Until their father names a male cousin as his new heir, and Lu must go on the run to reclaim her birthright, leaving her younger, timid sister, Min, to discover her own hidden power -- Adapted from jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Yu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Sophie Hannah, Julia Barrie
Description: For months, a psychopathic killer has eluded detectives. Then a woman comes forward, and what she reveals shocks the investigators and adds another troubling layer to an already complex case.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Roni Loren
Description: "Taryn Landry was there that awful night fourteen years ago when Long Acre changed from the name of a town to the title of a national tragedy. Everyone knows she lost her younger sister. No one knows it was her fault. Since then, psychology professor Taryn has dedicated her life's work to preventing something like that from ever happening again. Falling in love was never part of the plan... Shaw Miller has spent more than a decade dealing with the fallout of his brother's horrific actions. After losing everything--his chance at Olympic gold, his family, almost his sanity--he's changed his name, his look, and he's finally starting a new life. As long as he keeps a low profile and his identity secret, everything will be okay, right?"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Lor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Lyndsay Faye
Description: 1921. "Nobody" Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Her sights are set on Oregon: the end of the line. She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter, who leads her to Portland's Paragon Hotel. It's the only all-black hotel in the city, and its lodgers seem unduly terrified of a white woman on the premises. She meets the churlish Dr. Pendleton, the stately Mavereen, and club chanteuse Blossom Fontaine. But the Ku Klux Klan has arrived in Portland, burning crosses, inciting violence, electing officials, and brutalizing blacks. And only the residents of the Paragon are willing to search for a missing mulatto child who vanished into the Oregon woods. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Fay
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Ann Leckie, Adjoa Andoh
Description: For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. But the power of the Raven is weakening. It is into this unrest that the warrior Eolo arrives, seeking to reclaim his city. He discovers that the Raven's Tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself and set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever.
Call Number: FIC Lec
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
author Hanna Alkaf
Description: Melati Ahmad believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother's death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied. On the evening of May 13th, 1969, racial tensions in her home city of Kuala Lumpur boil over. The Chinese and Malays are at war, and Mel and her mother become separated. With the city in flames and a curfew in effect, it will take the help of a Chinese boy named Vincent and all of the courage and grit in Melati's arsenal to overcome the violence on the streets, her own prejudices, and her djinn's surging power, if she wants to make it back to the one person she can't risk losing. -- Adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Priscilla Oliveras
Description: Inspired by Chicago police officer Diego Reyes's passion for music, life, family--and her--Lili Maria Fernandez, haunted by tragedy and loss, learns to embrace her wild side once more in his arms.
Call Number: FIC Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Joshua D. Mezrich
Description: A transplant surgeon discusses the pioneers, science, and ethical challenges of organ transplantation as well as the ways that organ transplants have revolutionized medical care, and offers illuminating stories of his own patients.
Call Number: 617.954 Mez
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
Kristen Roupenian
Description: A couple becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex...until they can't have sex without him; a ten-year-old's birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for "something mean"; a woman finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart's desire: a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed "biter" dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker.
Call Number: FIC Rou
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2019
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Won't You Be My Neighbor? - Mr Rogers

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Fred Rogers was everyone's favorite neighbor! Enjoy a collection of media both by and about him, and don't forget to shower the world in kindness.

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood : The Poetry Of Mister Rogers
Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers
J 811.6 Rog
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood : A Visual History
Melissa Wagner, Tim Lybarger, Jenna McGuiggan, Tom Hanks
791.45 Wag
Adoption
Fred Rogers, Jim Judkis
J 362.734 Rog
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. A Day At The Circus [DVD] : Life Lessons : Self-esteem, Creativity And Musical Fun
Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, Inc Anchor Bay Entertainment
Children
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Daniel Goes To School [DVD].
Jake Beale, Addison Holley, Amariah Faulkner, production company Fred Rogers Company, film distributor PBS for Kids
Children
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Adventures In Friendship [DVD]
Bob. (Robert J.) Walsh, Fred Rogers
Children
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Daniel Tiger's Happy Holidays [DVD]
production company Fred Rogers Company, film distributor PBS for Kids, film distributor PBS Distribution (Firm)
Children
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Going To School [DVD].
Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, Bob Trow, Hugh Martin, Margaret Whitmer
Children
Dear Mister Rogers : Does It Ever Rain In Your Neighborhood? ; Letters To Mister Rogers
Fred Rogers
791.45 Rog
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. It's A Beautiful Day Collection [DVD]
Fred Rogers, production company Fred Rogers Company, broadcaster Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher PBS Distribution (Firm)
Children
Divorce
Fred Rogers, Jim Judkis
J 306.89 Rog
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. What Do You Do With The Mad That You Feel? [DVD] : Life Lessons : Self-control, Expression, And Healthy Outlets
Fred Rogers, Inc Anchor Bay Entertainment
Children
Exactly As You Are : The Life And Faith Of Mister Rogers
Shea Tuttle
B Rog
Mr. Rogers : Young Friend And Neighbor
George Edward Stanley, Meryl Henderson
J FIC Sta
Fred's Big Feelings : The Life And Legacy Of Mister Rogers
Laura/ Barrager Renauld
E ordered 103119
Songs From The Neighborhood [Music CD] : The Music Of Mr. Rogers
Fred Rogers, Dennis Scott, Joseph Porello, Jon Secada, Amy Grant
Children Rog
Groundbreaking Guys : 40 Men Who Became Great By Doing Good
Stephanie True Peters, Shamel Washington
J 920.71 Pet
Stepfamilies
Fred Rogers, Jim Judkis
J 646.78 Rog
I'm Proud Of You : My Friendship With Fred Rogers
Tim Madigan
920 Mad
The Good Neighbor [Large Print] : The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers
Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) King
LP B Rog
It's Such A Good Feeling [Music CD] : The Best Of Mister Rogers
Fred Rogers
ordered 102519
The World According To Mister Rogers : Important Things To Remember
Fred Rogers
170.44 Rog
Kindness And Wonder : Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever
Gavin Edwards, R. Sikoryak
791.45 Edw
Who Was Mister Rogers?
Diane Bailey, Dede (Illustrator) Putra
JB Rog
Life's Journeys According To Mister Rogers : Things To Remember Along The Way
Fred Rogers
170.44 Rog
Won't You Be My Neighbor? [DVD]
Morgan Neville, Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers
791.45 Won
Many Ways To Say I Love You : Wisdom For Parents And Children From Mister Rogers
Fred Rogers
649.1 Rog
You Are My Friend : The Story Of Mister Rogers And His Neighborhood
Aimee Reid, Matt Phelan
E Rei
Mister Rogers [DVD] : It's You I Like
John Paulson, JoAnn Young, Michael Keaton, Fred Rogers, production company Dick Young Productions
791.45 Mis
You Are Special : Words Of Wisdom From America's Most Beloved Neighbor
Fred Rogers
158 Rog

Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers
Description: "Lyrics to seventy-five songs from the children's television programs Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and The Children's Corner, collected and presented as an illustrated treasury of poems. Lyrics explore topics such as feelings, new siblings, everyday life, and imagination"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 811.6 Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers, Jim Judkis
Description: Discusses what it means to be part of a family and examines some feelings that adopted children may have.
Call Number: J 362.734 Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Jake Beale, Addison Holley, Amariah Faulkner, production company Fred Rogers Company, film distributor PBS for Kids
Description: Join Daniel Tiger and his friends as they head to school where they discover that learning and using your imagination is GRR-IFIC!A new animated continuation of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, where all the original characters are now grown up with their own preschool-aged children.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
production company Fred Rogers Company, film distributor PBS for Kids, film distributor PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: Includes seven tales that give preschoolers and their families fun and practical strategies for dealing with situations like showing appreciation to friends, dressing up for Halloween, and celebrating holidays.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers
Call Number: 791.45 Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers, Jim Judkis
Call Number: J 306.89 Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Shea Tuttle
Description: "Exactly As You Are" pursues a rich understanding of this good, kind, sometimes strange, deeply influential, holy man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be even now, in our own troubled time.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Laura/ Barrager Renauld
Call Number: E ordered 103119
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Stephanie True Peters, Shamel Washington
Description: "This illustrated survey book is a collection of forty diverse men who helped their communities"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 920.71 Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Tim Madigan
Call Number: 920 Mad
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers
Description: Twenty-three songs from the beloved television show are brought together in a collection that includes classic favorites, like Won't You Be My Neighbor, as well as five previously unreleased recordings.
Call Number: ordered 102519
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Gavin Edwards, R. Sikoryak
Description: For more than thirty years, Fred Rogers was a beloved fixture in American homes. He spoke directly to children--and their parents--about the marvels of the world, the things that worried them, and the importance of being themselves. Fred Rogers offered a wholesome message of generosity and love that changed the landscape of television and shaped a generation of children. Gavin Edwards pays tribute to this cultural icon: the unique, gentle man who embodied the best of what we could be. Edwards reminds us of the indelible lessons and insights that Mister Rogers conveyed--what it means to be a good person, to be open-hearted, to be thoughtful, to be curious, to be compassionate--and why they matter.
Call Number: 791.45 Edw
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers
Call Number: 170.44 Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers
Call Number: 649.1 Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
John Paulson, JoAnn Young, Michael Keaton, Fred Rogers, production company Dick Young Productions
Description: Mister Rogers: It's You I Like pays tribute to the beloved Fred Rogers and the nearly 900 episodes of the landmark children's television program first seen in 1968 on PBS. In this 60-minute retrospective hosted by award-winning actor Michael Keaton, enjoy memorable segments including visits with Koko the Gorilla and the iconic trip to the Crayola crayon factory.
Call Number: 791.45 Mis
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Melissa Wagner, Tim Lybarger, Jenna McGuiggan, Tom Hanks
Description: Go behind the scenes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with this dive into its storied history. Featuring exclusive photographs; a guide to the characters, puppets, and episodes; original interviews; and rare ephemera, this book reveals the inner workings of the show.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 791.45 Wag
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, Inc Anchor Bay Entertainment
Description: "Circus fun": See performances by trapeze artists, acrobats, elephants and more! Go behind the scenes with Mister Rogers and learn how clowns put on their make-up and talk with some of the many other people who work at the circus. "Music adventure": Mister Rogers visits a friend who has a fascinating collection of musical instruments from around the world.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Bob. (Robert J.) Walsh, Fred Rogers
Description: Mister Rogers teaches children about the value of kindness and cooperation among friends and about love.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, Bob Trow, Hugh Martin, Margaret Whitmer
Description: Mister Rogers goes to school: Mister Rogers introduces a school bus driver, who shows him around the bus and takes him for a ride. On their first day of school, Anna, Prince Tuesday, and Daniel find out how good it can feel to learn something new. Learning: The children at the school in Make-Believe wonder whether it is better to learn by taking field trips or using a fancy "learning machine." In the end, they work together to find a solution.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers, production company Fred Rogers Company, broadcaster Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: This set celebrates the 50th anniversary of the beloved show. Watch as Mister Rogers helps children learn the importance of being kind to others, appreciating what makes everyone unique, and much more in these 30 episodes of the classic series! In addition, a bonus episode: the series premiere, in original black and white!
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers, Inc Anchor Bay Entertainment
Description: "Everyone gets mad sometimes. That's just part of being human. We aren't born with self-control. We have to learn what to do with our anger. Watching this DVD can encourage children to talk about their mad feelings. Building a warm relationship through open communication is one of the keys to helping your child learn how to handle mad feelings"--Container.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
George Edward Stanley, Meryl Henderson
Call Number: J FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers, Dennis Scott, Joseph Porello, Jon Secada, Amy Grant
Call Number: Children Rog
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers, Jim Judkis
Description: Discusses the changes involved in becoming part of a stepfamily and ways to deal with the new situation.
Call Number: J 646.78 Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) King
Description: Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children's program host's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. Fred Rogers was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously. Rogers's work and his messages still resonate with parents and children today, especially in a world where the human values he championed are too often forgotten or neglected.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: LP B Rog
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers
Call Number: 170.44 Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Diane Bailey, Dede (Illustrator) Putra
Description: "Even though he's best known for his successful PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred Rogers never dreamed of working in television. In fact, he hated the very first program that he ever watched! Join author Diane Bailey as she takes readers through the journey that brought Mister Rogers into our living rooms. From his childhood interest in puppet-making and music, to his courageous visit to Russia during the Cold War, this book details Mister Rogers's quest for kindness and his gentle appeal to be more neighborly"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Morgan Neville, Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers
Description: As one of America's most beloved children's show hosts, Mr. Rogers remains one of the most iconic television figures for families worldwide. This documentary takes a closer look at the person behind the show, persona, and personality that helped define what it meant to be a good person and be a part of a healthy community. Through his children's show, Mr. Rogers would go on to inspire a generation by not skirting real world issues, confronting issues of social justice and maturity through a lens that provided an educational aspect that was approachable by kids and appreciated by the entire family.
Call Number: 791.45 Won
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Aimee Reid, Matt Phelan
Description: "Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities ever, but before he was the man who brought us "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", he was just little Freddie Rogers. You Are My Friend tells how Fred was a sickly and lonely child. At school, he was bullied and had trouble making friends and expressing his feelings. His parents and grandparents encouraged Fred to ask for help and explore his world. When Fred grew up he became a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, and he realized that he could spread his message through television. His simple message still resonates with us today: 'There's no person in the world like you and I like you just the way you are.'"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
Fred Rogers
Call Number: 158 Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
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The good folks at Publisher's Weekly voted, and these are the top books of 2019! 

You can read their complete write-up here: https://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2019

A People's Future Of The United States : Speculative Fiction From 25 Extraordinary Writers
Victor D. LaValle, John Joseph Adams
FIC Peo
New Kid [Audiobook]
Jerry Craft, Robin Miles, Rebecca Soler, Marc Thompson, Dan Bittner
J FIC Cra
A Place To Land : Martin Luther King Jr. And The Speech That Inspired A Nation
Barry Wittenstein, Jerry Pinkney
E Wit
No Visible Bruises : What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
Rachel Louise Snyder
362.8292 Sny
A Stone Sat Still
Brendan Wenzel
E Wen
Olive, Again [Large Print]
Elizabeth Strout
LP FIC ordered 081519
Acid For The Children : A Memoir [Audiobook]
Flea
ordered 102419
On The Road With Saint Augustine : A Real-world Spirituality For Restless Hearts
James K. A. Smith
248 Smi
Alice's Island : A Novel
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
FIC San
Optic Nerve
María Gainza, Thomas Bunstead
FIC Gai
All The Greys On Greene Street
Laura Tucker, Kelly Murphy
J FIC Tuc
Our Man [Large Print] : Richard Holbrooke And The End Of The American Century
George Packer
LP B Hol
An Orchestra Of Minorities [Audiobook]
Chigozie Obioma, Chukwudi Iwuji
FIC Obi
Parisian Lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone De Beauvoir, And Me : A Memoir
Deirdre Bair
ordered 101719
Another
Christian Robinson
E Rob
Pokko And The Drum
Matthew Forsythe
E For
Antisocial : Online Extremists, Techno-utopians, And The Hijacking Of The American Conversation
Andrew Marantz
303.484 Mar
Red Metal [Large Print]
Mark Greaney, Hunter Ripley Rawlings
LP FIC Gre
Audience Of One : Donald Trump, Television, And The Fracturing Of America
James Poniewozik
324.73 Pon
Red, White & Royal Blue
Casey McQuiston
FIC McQ
Axiomatic
Maria M. Tumarkin
824 Tum
Red, White & Royal Blue
Casey McQuiston
FIC McQ
Ayesha At Last
Uzma Jalaluddin
FIC Jal
River
Elisha Cooper
E Coo
Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming
László Krasznahorkai, Ottilie Mulzet
FIC ordered 092619
Roar Like A Dandelion
Ruth Krauss, Sergio Ruzzier
E Kra
Birdsong
Julie/ Flett Flett
E ordered 082919
Saturday
Oge Mora
E Mor
Bowlaway [Audiobook]
Elizabeth McCracken, Kate Reading
FIC McC
She Said : Breaking The Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite A Movement
Jodi Kantor, Megan. Twohey
305.42 Kan
Bringing Down The Duke
Evie Dunmore
FIC Dun
Shoot For The Moon : The Space Race And The Extraordinary Voyage Of Apollo 11
Jim Donovan
629.454 Don
Charged : The New Movement To Transform American Prosecution And End Mass Incarceration
Emily Bazelon
345.7305 Baz
Small In The City
Sydney Smith
E Smi
Conviction [Audiobook]
Denise Mina, Cathleen McCarron
ordered 102519
Solitary : Unbroken By Four Decades In Solitary Confinement : My Story Of Transformation And Hope
Albert Woodfox, Leslie George
365.9763 Woo
Crab Cake : Turning The Tide Together
Andrea Tsurumi
E Tsu
South : Essential Recipes And New Explorations
Sean Brock, Lucas Weir, Marion Sullivan, Peter Frank Edwards
641.5975 Bro
Daniel's Good Day
Micha Archer
E Arc
Stalingrad
Vasiliĭ Grossman, Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler
FIC Gro
Deaf Republic : Poems
Ilya Kaminsky
811 Kam
The Bone Fire
S. D. Sykes
FIC Syk
Dream Within A Dream
Patricia MacLachlan
J FIC Mac
The British Are Coming : The War For America, Lexington To Princeton, 1775-1777
Rick Atkinson
973.3 Atk
Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead
Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
FIC Tok
The Club : Johnson, Boswell, And The Friends Who Shaped An Age
Leopold Damrosch
941.073 Dam
Ducks, Newburyport
Lucy Ellmann
FIC Ell
The Code : Silicon Valley And The Remaking Of America
Margaret Pugh O'Mara
338.7 OMa
Edison
Edmund Morris
B Edi
The Collected Schizophrenias : Essays
Esmé Weijun Wang
616.898 Wan
Exposed
Jean-Philippe Blondel, Alison Anderson
FIC Blo
The Contender : The Story Of Marlon Brando
William J. Mann
B Bra
Frankissstein : A Love Story
Jeanette Winterson
FIC Win
The Devil In The Saddle
Julia London
FIC ordered 091219
Fry Bread : A Native American Family Story
Kevin Noble/ Martinez-Neal Maillard
E ordered 091919
The Doctor's Secret
Heidi Cullinan
FIC Cul
Furious Hours : Murder, Fraud, And The Last Trial Of Harper Lee
Casey N. Cep
364.15232 Cep
The Education Of An Idealist : A Memoir
Samantha Power
B Pow
Game Of Snipers
Stephen Hunter
FIC Hun
The Ex-princess
Fiona West
FIC Wes
Gene Eating : The Science Of Obesity And The Truth About Dieting
Giles Yeo
613.25 Yeo
The Far Field : A Novel
Madhuri Vijay
FIC Vij
Get A Life, Chloe Brown
Talia Hibbert
FIC ordered 073119
The Impeachers : The Of Trial Of Andrew Johnson And The Dream Of A Just Nation
Brenda Wineapple
973.81 Win
Ghost Wall
Sarah Moss
FIC Mos
The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown
Mac Barnett, Sarah (Illustrator) Jacoby
E Bar
God Land : A Story Of Faith, Loss, And Renewal In Middle America
Lyz Lenz
322.1 Len
The Institute [Audiobook]
Stephen King, Santino Fontana
FIC Kin
Gods Of The Upper Air : How A Circle Of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, And Gender In The Twentieth Century
Charles King
301.092 Kin
The Institute [Large Print]
Stephen King
LP FIC Kin
Good Girl, Bad Girl [Audiobook]
Michael Robotham, Joe Jameson
FIC Rob
The Lesson : A Novel
Cadwell Turnbull
FIC Tur
Good Talk : A Memoir In Conversations
Mira Jacob
B Jac
The Light Brigade
Kameron Hurley
FIC Hur
Grand Union : Stories
Zadie Smith, Zadie. Dialectic Smith, Zadie. Sentimental education Smith, Zadie. Lazy river Smith, Zadie. Words and music Smith
FIC Smi
The Line Tender
Kate Allen
YA FIC All
Guest House For Young Widows : Among The Women Of Isis
Azadeh Moaveni
306.883 Moa
The Lost Art Of Scripture : Rescuing The Sacred Texts
Karen Armstrong
ordered 073119
Hot Comb
Ebony Flowers
FIC Flo
The Lost Girl
Anne Ursu, Erin McGuire
J FIC Urs
How To Be An Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 Ken
The Luminous Dead : A Novel
Caitlin Starling
FIC Sta
How To Hide An Empire : A History Of The Greater United States
Daniel Immerwahr
973 Imm
The Man Who Saw Everything
Deborah Levy
FIC Lev
How We Fight For Our Lives : A Memoir
Saeed Jones
B Jon
The Need [Audiobook]
Helen Phillips, Alexandra Allwine
FIC Phi
Hybrida : Poems
Tina Chang
811 Cha
The Next Great Paulie Fink
Ali Benjamin
J FIC Ben
In The Dream House : A Memoir.
Carmen Maria Machado
ordered 080819
The Nickel Boys [Large Print] : A Novel
Colson Whitehead
LP FIC Whi
It's Great To Suck At Something [Audiobook]
Karen Rinaldi
158.1 Rin
The Octopus Museum : Poems
Brenda Shaughnessy
811 Sha
Janis : Her Life And Music [Audiobook]
Holly/ Arianda George-Warren
ordered 101719
The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides
FIC Mic
Lady In The Lake [Large Print] : A Novel
Laura Lippman
LP FIC Lip
The Sweetest Fruits
Monique T. D. Truong
FIC Tru
Leaving The Witness : Exiting A Religion And Finding A Life
Amber Scorah
289.92 Sco
The Undefeated
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
E Ale
Look Both Ways : A Tale Told In Ten Blocks
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum
J FIC Rey
The World Doesn't Require You [Audiobook] : Stories
Rion Amilcar Scott, JD Jackson, publishing company HighBridge Audio (Firm)
FIC Sco
Love Thy Neighbor : A Muslim Doctor's Struggle For Home In Rural America
Ayaz Virji, Alan Eisenstock
297 Vir
They Called Us Enemy
George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven (Comics author) Scott, Harmony Becker
YA 940.5317 Tak
Making A Life : Working By Hand And Discovering The Life You Are Meant To Live
Melanie Falick, Rinne Allen
ordered 100319
This Poison Will Remain
Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds
FIC Var
Mars
Asja Bakić, Jennifer Zoble, Ellen Elias-Bursać
FIC Bak
Trust Exercise : A Novel
Susan Choi
FIC Cho
Meander, Spiral, Explode : Design And Pattern In Narrative
Jane Alison
808.036 Ali
Underland : A Deep Time Journey
Robert Macfarlane
551.447 Mac
Middlegame
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
Vroom!
Barbara McClintock
E McC
Migration : Incredible Animal Journeys
Mike Unwin, Jenni Desmond
J 591.56 Unw
Wanderers
Chuck Wendig
FIC Wen
Mouthful Of Birds : Stories
Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell
FIC Sch
Who Wet My Pants?
Bob Shea, Zachariah OHora
E She
My Jasper June
Laurel Snyder
J FIC Sny
Women Talking : A Novel
Miriam Toews
FIC Toe
My Papi Has A Motorcycle
Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña
E Qui
Your House Will Pay : A Novel
Steph Cha
FIC Cha

Victor D. LaValle, John Joseph Adams
Description: "For many Americans, imagining a bright future has always been an act of resistance. A People's Future of the United States presents twenty never-before-published stories by a diverse group of writers, featuring voices both new and well-established. These stories imagine their characters fighting everything from government surveillance, to corporate cities, to climate change disasters, to nuclear wars. But fear not: A People's Future also invites readers into visionary futures in which the country is shaped by justice, equity, and joy. Edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams, this collection features a glittering landscape of moving, visionary stories written from the perspective of people of color, indigenous writers, women, queer & trans people, Muslims and other people whose lives are often at risk." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Peo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Barry Wittenstein, Jerry Pinkney
Description: "The true story behind the writing of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Wit
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Brendan Wenzel
Description: Told in rhyming verse, a stone is considered from a variety of environmental and emotional perspectives, as it sits where it is, surrounded by grass, dirt, and water, an unchanging certainty in the world.
Call Number: E Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Flea
Call Number: ordered 102419
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Description: "Alice Dupont's perfect marriage was a perfect lie. When her husband, Chris, dies in a car accident, far from where he should have been, Alice's life falls apart. After the police close the case, she is left with more questions than answers. While learning to cope with her loss and her new identity as a single mother of two, Alice becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery surrounding her husband's death and decides to start her own investigation. Retracing her husband's last known whereabouts, she soon discovers clues that lead her to a small island near Nantucket. As she insinuates herself into the lives of the island's inhabitants in an effort to discover what they knew about her husband, Alice finds herself increasingly involved in their private lives and comes to a disturbing realization: she has been transformed into a person she no longer recognizes. In seeking an answer to what her husband was doing before he died, Alice discovers not only a side of him she never knew, but sides of her own character she has never explored"--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Laura Tucker, Kelly Murphy
Description: SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist -- and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie to roam the streets of New York with her best friends Richard and Alex, drawing everything that catches her eye. Then everything falls apart. Ollie's dad disappears in the middle of the night, leaving her only a cryptic note and instructions to destroy it. Her mom has gone to bed, and she's not getting up. Apollo is hiding something, Alex is acting strange, and Richard has questions about the mysterious stranger he saw outside. And someone keeps calling, looking for a missing piece of art.... Olympia knows her dad is the key -- but first, she has to find him, and time is running out.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: J FIC Tuc
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Chigozie Obioma, Chukwudi Iwuji
Description: Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, this novel is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria, it tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, who is separated from his love, Ndali.
Call Number: FIC Obi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Christian Robinson
Description: "A young girl and her cat take an imaginative journey into another world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Andrew Marantz
Description: For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded in two worlds. The first is the world of social-media entrepreneurs, who upended all traditional means of receiving and transmitting information. The second is the world of the people he calls "the gate crashers"--the conspiracists, white supremacists, and nihilist trolls who have become experts at using social media to advance their corrosive agenda. Antisocial ranges broadly--from the first mass-printed books to the trending hashtags of the present; from secret gatherings of neo-Fascists to the White House press briefing room--and traces how the unthinkable becomes thinkable, and then how it becomes reality. Marantz reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased, resulting in a deeply broken informational landscape. He shows how alienated young people are led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization, and how fringe ideas spread--from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed. Marantz also sits with the creators of social media as they start to reckon with the forces they've unleashed.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 303.484 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
James Poniewozik
Description: James Poniewozik traces the history of television and mass media from the early 1980s to today, and demonstrates how a "volcanic, camera- hogging antihero" merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. Audience of One weaves together two compelling stories. The first charts the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium, with three mainstream networks, into today's fractious confederation of "spite-and-insult" media subcultures. The second examines Donald Trump himself, who took advantage of these historic changes to constantly reinvent himself: from boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice-reality-TV star; and, finally, to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. An eye-opening history of American media and a sobering reflection of the raucous culture we've now become.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 324.73 Pon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Maria M. Tumarkin
Description: Axiomatic explores the ways we understand the traumas we inherit and the systems that sustain them. In five sections--each one built on an axiom about how the past affects the present--Tumarkin weaves together true and intimate stories of a community dealing with the extended aftermath of a suicide, a grandmother's quest to kidnap her grandson to keep him safe, one community lawyer's struggle inside and against the criminal justice system, a larger-than-life Holocaust survivor, and the history of the author's longest friendship. Tumarkin asks questions about loss, grief, and how our particular histories inform the people we become in the world.--From back cover.
Call Number: 824 Tum
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Uzma Jalaluddin
Description: Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn't want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and dresses like he belongs in the seventh century. When his engagement to Hafsa is announced, Ayesha must deal with the truth about Khalid, her family... and herself.
Call Number: FIC Jal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
László Krasznahorkai, Ottilie Mulzet
Description: "Set in contemporary times, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming tells the story of a Prince Myshkin-like figure, Baron Bela Wenckheim, who decides to return at the end of his life to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high school sweetheart Marika. What follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men, and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town's alternately drab and absurd existence. All along, the Professor-a world-famous natural scientist who studies mosses and inhabits a bizarre Zen-like shack in a desolate area outside of town-offers long rants and disquisitions on his own attempts to immunize himself from thought. Spectacular actions are staged, death and the abyss loom, until finally doom is brought down on the unsuspecting residents of the town"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 092619
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Julie/ Flett Flett
Call Number: E ordered 082919
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Elizabeth McCracken, Kate Reading
Description: Bertha Truitt has always been an enigma to people in Salford, Massachusetts. She was discovered unconscious in a cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century--nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person. She marries and starts a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. The bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark. When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her heretofore-unheard-of son arrives, claiming Truitt Alleys. This begins generations of inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Evie Dunmore
Description: England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.
Call Number: FIC Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Emily Bazelon
Description: The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. But in fact, it is prosecutors who have the upper hand, in a contest that is far from equal. More than anyone else, prosecutors decide who goes free and who goes to prison, and even who lives and who dies. This kind of unchecked power is an underreported cause of enormous injustice--and the missing piece in the mass incarceration puzzle. The power of prosecutors makes them the actors in the system--the only actors--who can fix what's broken without changing a single law. They can end mass incarceration, protect against coercive plea bargains and convicting the innocent, and tackle racial bias. In almost every state we, the people, elect prosecutors, so it is within our power to reshape the choices they make. In the last few years, a wave of reform-minded prosecutors has taken office in major cities throughout the country. Bazelon shows the difference they make for people caught in the system and how they are coming together as a new kind of lobby for justice and mercy.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 345.7305 Baz
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Denise Mina, Cathleen McCarron
Description: A breathtaking thriller about a wealthy housewife who successfully conceals her dark past until a true-crime podcast and a photo posted on social media send her running across Europe, with a faded rock star by her side and extremely dangerous enemies on her trail. Anna McLean loves to revel in life's unsavory details. When she's keeping up appearances as an upper-class Edinburgh housewife, there's no better escape than other people's sordid stories retold in true-crime podcasts. Until the day it all falls apart.
Call Number: ordered 102519
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Andrea Tsurumi
Description: "Under the sea, a crab follows its heart and its calling, bringing everyone together in the wake of a disaster"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Tsu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Micha Archer
Description: When his neighbors give a variety of answers to the question "What is a good day?" Daniel writes a poem about the everyday activities that give them joy.
Call Number: E Arc
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Ilya Kaminsky
Description: Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear--they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, these poems confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.
Call Number: 811 Kam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Patricia MacLachlan
Description: Eleven-year-old aspiring writer Louisa considers traveling the world with her globetrotting parents, but friendship with George helps her to see her grandparents' farm on Deer Island in a new light.
Call Number: J FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Description: A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, and autonomy and fate. In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . .
Call Number: FIC Tok
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Lucy Ellmann
Description: "Peeling apples for tartes tatin, an Ohio mother wonders how to exist in a world of distraction and fake facts, besieged by a tweet-happy president and trigger-happy neighbors, all of them oblivious to what Dupont has dumped into the rivers and what's happening at the factory farm down the interstate--not to mention what was done to the land's first inhabitants. A torrent of consciousness, narrated in a single sentence by a woman whose wandering thoughts are as comfortably familiar as they are heartrendingly honest, Ducks, Newburyport is a fearless indictment of our contemporary moment."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Edmund Morris
Description: Thomas Alva Edison's invention of the first practical incandescent lamp 140 years ago so dazzled the world that it cast a shadow over his later achievements. This near-deaf genius patented 1,093 inventions, not including those he left unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. Edmund Morris portrays the unknown Edison-- philosopher, futurist, chemist, botanist, wartime defense adviser, founder of nearly 250 companies-- while deconstructing the Edison of mythological memory. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: B Edi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Jean-Philippe Blondel, Alison Anderson
Description: "A French teacher on the verge of retirement is invited to a glittering opening that showcases the artwork of his former student, who has since become a celebrated painter. This unexpected encounter leads to the older man posing for his portrait. Possibly in the nude. Such personal exposure at close range entails a strange and troubling pact between artist and sitter that prompts both to reevaluate their lives"--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Blo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Jeanette Winterson
Description: "Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in a vast underground network of tunnels. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with his mom again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead... but waiting to return to life. What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Kevin Noble/ Martinez-Neal Maillard
Call Number: E ordered 091919
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Casey N. Cep
Description: "The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel--a complicated and difficult time in her life that, until now, has been very little examined. Willie Maxwell was a Baptist reverend in Alabama; he also happened to be a serial killer. Between 1970 and 1977, his two wives and brother all died under suspicious circumstances -- each with hefty life insurance policies taken out by none other than the Reverend himself. With the help of a savvy lawyer, Maxwell escaped justice for years. Then, the teenage daughter of his third wife perished. At the funeral, the victim's uncle shot the Reverend dead in a church full of witnesses--and was subsequently acquitted of the murder, thanks to the same savvy lawyer who had represented the Reverend for all those years. Sitting in the audience during the trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York to her native Alabama with an idea of writing a book about the case. Now, Casey Cep brings this nearly inconceivable, gripping story to life on the page: from the shocking murders to the chicanery of insurance fraud to the courtroom drama. At the same time, it is a vividly told, elegiac account of Harper Lee's quest to write a second book after To Kill a Mockingbird, and a deeply moving portrait of this beloved writer's struggle with fame, success, and the mysteries of artistic creativity"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.15232 Cep
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Stephen Hunter
Description: When Bob Lee Swagger is approached by a woman who lost a son to war and has spent the years since risking all that she has to find the sniper who pulled the trigger, he knows right away he'll do everything in his power to help her. But what begins as a favor becomes an obsession, and soon Swagger is back in the action, teaming up with the Mossad, the FBI, and local American law enforcement, as he tracks a sniper who is his own equal...and attempts to decipher that assassin's ultimate target before it's too late.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Giles Yeo
Call Number: 613.25 Yeo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Talia Hibbert
Call Number: FIC ordered 073119
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Sarah Moss
Description: The light blinds you; there's a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside. In the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age. For two weeks, the length of her father's vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. They are surrounded by forests of birch and rowan; they make stew from foraged roots and hunted rabbit. The students are fulfilling their coursework; Silvie's father is fulfilling his lifelong obsession. He has raised her on stories of early man, taken her to witness rare artifacts, recounted time and again their rituals and beliefs--particularly their sacrifices to the bog. Mixing with the students, Silvie begins to see, hear, and imagine another kind of life, one that might include going to university, traveling beyond England, choosing her own clothes and food, speaking her mind. The ancient Britons built ghost walls to ward off enemy invaders, rude barricades of stakes topped with ancestral skulls. When the group builds one of their own, they find a spiritual connection to the past. What comes next but human sacrifice?
Call Number: FIC Mos
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Lyz Lenz
Description: In the wake of the 2016 election, Lenz watched as her country and her marriage were torn apart by the competing forces of faith and politics. She was bewildered by the pain and loss around her and questioned: What was happening to faith in the heartland? Lenz set out to discover the changing forces of faith and tradition in God's country. In examining the effects of faith and religion on our lives, our relationships, and our country, Lenz asks whether our divides can ever be bridged-- and if America can ever come together. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: 322.1 Len
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Charles King
Description: A group portrait of Franz Boas, the founder of cultural anthropology, and his circle of women scientists, who upended American notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s--a chronicle of how our society began to question the basic ways we understand other cultures and ourselves.--From publisher's description.
Call Number: 301.092 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Michael Robotham, Joe Jameson
Description: A girl is found hiding in a secret room in a house being renovated after a terrible crime. She won't tell anyone her name, her age, or where she came from. Six years later, still unidentified, the same girl is living in a secure children's home with a new name, Evie Cormac, when she initiates a court case demanding the right to be released as an adult. Psychologist Cyrus Haven is sent to interview Evie, but she's unlike anyone he's ever met. Soon he is embroiled in her unique and dangerous world, his life in utmost peril.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Mira Jacob
Description: "Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she's gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation--and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions" -- publisher's description.
Call Number: B Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Zadie Smith, Zadie. Dialectic Smith, Zadie. Sentimental education Smith, Zadie. Lazy river Smith, Zadie. Words and music Smith
Description: Grand Union explores a wide range of subjects, from first loves to cultural despair, as well as the desire to be the subject of your own experience. In captivating prose, she contends with race, class, relationships, and gender roles in a world that feels increasingly divided.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Azadeh Moaveni
Description: In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the world to come join the caliphate, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call. At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. From Germany, from Bethnal Green, London, from Tunis: these were women--some still in high school--from urban families, some with university degrees, and many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. Instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within this brutal terrorist regime, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence. How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West? Moaveni takes us into the school hallways of London, kitchen tables in Germany, the coffee shops in Tunis, the caliphate's OB/GYN and its "Guest House for Young Widows"--where wives of the fallen waited to be remarried--to demonstrate that the problem called terrorism is a far more complex, political, and deeply relatable one than we generally admit-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.883 Moa
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Ebony Flowers
Description: "Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story 'Hot Comb' is about a young girl's first perm--a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming 'too white' in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In 'Virgin Hair', taunts of 'tender-headed' sting as much as the perm itself. It's a scenario that repeats fifteen years later as an adult when, tired of the maintenance, Flowers shaves her head only to be hurled new put-downs. Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through Flowers' stories and ads, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Flo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Ibram X. Kendi
Description: "The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it." Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America, pointing us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. He weaves ethics, history, law, and science together with a personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Daniel Immerwahr
Description: Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. He reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. We travel to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century's most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U.S. Congress. In the years after World War II, Immerwahr notes, the United States moved away from colonialism. Instead, it put innovations in electronics, transportation, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973 Imm
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Saeed Jones
Description: Jones's memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence--into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another--and to one another--as we fight to become ourselves.
Call Number: B Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Tina Chang
Description: "A timely, stirring, and confident examination of mixed-race identity, violence, and history skillfully rendered through the lens of motherhood. In Hybrida, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States. She ruminates on the relationship between her son's blackness and his safety, exploring the dangers of childhood in a post-Trayvon Martin era by invoking racialized roles in fairy tales. Meditating on the lives of Michael Brown, Leiby Kletzky, and Noemi Álvarez Quillay--lost at the hands of individuals entrusted to protect them--Chang creates hybrid poetic forms that mirror her investigation of racial tensions. Hybrida is a twenty-first-century tale that is equal parts a mother's love and her fury, an ambitious and revelatory exploration of identity"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Carmen Maria Machado
Description: A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of <i>Her Body and Other Parties<i>. "...full of repressed physical energy and the raw juice of annihilating female fury."--Louise Erdrich, <i>The Millions<i>.s<i>.
Call Number: ordered 080819
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Karen Rinaldi
Description: From flawless social media feeds to airbrushed celebrities who are seemingly perfect, society constantly tells people that they're falling short in countless ways and they feel terrible about it. But with this this funny, frank, and witty book, Karen explains the many positive results of sucking at something. Inspired by her personal story, and drawing from the teachings of great philosophers, leading psychologists, and bestselling authors, Rinaldi explains how sucking at something can help listeners learn to live in the moment, confront and shed doubt, develop deeper self-love, and so much more.
Call Number: 158.1 Rin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Holly/ Arianda George-Warren
Call Number: ordered 101719
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Laura Lippman
Description: "In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl--assistance that leads to a job at the city's afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. Cleo Sherwood was a young African-American woman who liked to have a good time. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie--and the dead woman herself. Maddie's going to find the truth about Cleo's life and death. Cleo's ghost, privy to Maddie's poking and prying, wants to be left alone. Maddie's investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life--a jewelery store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Baltimore Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people--including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddie more than she knows"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Lip
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Amber Scorah
Description: Amber Scorah, creator of the "Dear Amber" podcast, describes her strict upbringing as a third-generation Jehovah's Witness and her efforts to find her true place in the world apart from the edicts of her family and faith.
Call Number: 289.92 Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum
Description: "A collection of ten short stories that all take place in the same day about kids walking home from school"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Ayaz Virji, Alan Eisenstock
Description: A true story about a Muslim doctor's service to Dawson, Minnesota and the hope of overcoming our country's climate of hostility and fear. In 2013, Dr. Ayaz Virji left a comfortable job at an East Coast hospital and moved to Dawson, a town of 1,400, feeling called to address the shortage of doctors in rural America. But in 2016, this decision was tested when the reliably blue, working-class county swung for Donald Trump. Virji watched in horror as his children faced anti-Muslim remarks at school and some of his most loyal patients began questioning whether he belonged in the community. Virji wanted out. Just as he was lining up a job in Dubai, a local pastor invited him to speak at her church and address misconceptions about what Muslims practice and believe. That invitation has grown into a well-attended lecture series that has changed hearts and minds across the state, while giving Virji a new vocation that he never would have expected. This is his story, told in a gripping, unforgettable narrative that shows the human consequences of our toxic politics, the power of faith and personal conviction, and the potential for a renewal of understanding in America's heartland.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 297 Vir
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Melanie Falick, Rinne Allen
Description: By profiling 30 creatives, the author explores how making by hand is the key to discovering one's passion--whether that means spinning natural fibers, carving a wooden bowl, or creating elaborate papercuts.
Call Number: ordered 100319
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Asja Bakić, Jennifer Zoble, Ellen Elias-Bursać
Call Number: FIC Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Jane Alison
Description: Jane Alison writes an insightful and appealing book about the craft of writing. For centuries there's been one path through fiction we're most likely to travel--the dramatic arc: a situation arises, grows tense, reaches a peak, subsides. So many other patterns run through nature, tracing other deep motions in life. Why not draw on them, too? W. G. Sebald's Emigrants was the first novel to show Alison how forward momentum can be created by way of pattern, rather than the traditional arc-- or, in nature, wave. Other writers of nonlinear prose include Nicholson Baker, Anne Carson, Marguerite Duras, Gabriel García Márquez, Jamaica Kincaid, Clarice Lispector, Susan Minot, David Mitchell, Caryl Phillips, and Mary Robison. Jane Alison offers a liberating manifesto that says, Let's leave the outdated modes behind and, in thinking of new modes, bring feeling back to experimentation. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 808.036 Ali
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Seanan McGuire
Description: "Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He's not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own. Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn't attained." -- Goodreads.com
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Mike Unwin, Jenni Desmond
Description: Provides descriptions of the migratory behavior of a variety of animals around the world, including caribou, monarch butterflies, the barn swallow, hummingbirds, Christmas Island red crabs, and the great white shark.
Call Number: J 591.56 Unw
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell
Description: Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary collection featuring women on the edge, men turned upside down, the natural world at odds with reality. We think life is one way, but often, it's not -- our expectations for how people act, love, fear can all be upended. Each character in Mouthful of Birds must contend with the unexpected, whether a family coming apart at the seams or a child transforming or a ghostly hellscape or a murder. Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications; they leave your pulse racing and the line between the real and the strange blurring. This selection, chosen by the author, is an indispensible piece of contemporary Argentine literature.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Laurel Snyder
Description: The school year is over, and it is summer in Atlanta. The sky is blue, the sun is blazing, and the days brim with possibility. But Leah feels lost. She has been this way since one terrible afternoon a year ago when everything changed. Since that day, her parents have become distant, her friends have fallen away, and Leah's been adrift and alone. Then she meets Jasper, a girl unlike anyone she has ever known. There's something mysterious about Jasper, almost magical. And Jasper, Leah discovers, is also lost. Together, the two girls carve out a place for themselves, a hideaway in the overgrown spaces of Atlanta, away from their parents and their hardships, somewhere only they can find. But as the days of this magical June start to draw to a close, and the darker realities of their lives intrude once more, Leah and Jasper have to decide how real their friendship is, and whether it can be enough to save them both.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: J FIC Sny
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña
Description: "When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Jerry Craft, Robin Miles, Rebecca Soler, Marc Thompson, Dan Bittner
Description: Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds-- and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?
Call Number: J FIC Cra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Rachel Louise Snyder
Description: An investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us. In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode common myths. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it. --From dust jacket.
Call Number: 362.8292 Sny
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Elizabeth Strout
Call Number: LP FIC ordered 081519
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
James K. A. Smith
Description: James K. A. Smith invites readers to meet the ancient African thinker who can help us find ourselves and a faith that speaks to our deepest hungers and hopes.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 248 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
María Gainza, Thomas Bunstead
Description: The narrator of Optic Nerve is an Argentinian woman whose obsession is art. The story of her life is the story of the paintings, and painters, who matter to her. Her intimate, digressive voice guides us through a gallery of moments that have touched her. In these pages, El Greco visits the Sistine Chapel and is appalled by Michelangelo's bodies. The mystery of Rothko's refusal to finish murals for the Seagram Building in New York is blended with the story of a hospital in which a prostitute walks the halls while the narrator's husband receives chemotherapy. Episodes in art history interact with the narrator's life in Buenos Aires - her family and work; her loves and losses; her infatuations and disappointments.
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
George Packer
Description: "Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, wholly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted. His story is thus the story of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. In Our Man, drawn from Holbrooke's diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man, and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited" -- Back cover
Call Number: LP B Hol
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Deirdre Bair
Description: "National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed that she could write his biography despite never having written--or even read--a biography herself. The next sevenyears of intimate conversations, intercontinental research, and peculiar cat-and-mouse games resulted in Samuel Beckett: A Biography, which went on to win the National Book Award and propel Deirdre to her next subject: Simone de Beauvoir. The catch? De Beauvoir and Beckett despised each other--and lived essentially on the same street. While quite literally dodging one subject or the other, and sometimes hiding out in the backrooms of the great cafes of Paris, Bair learned that what works in terms of process for one biography rarely applies to the next. Her seven-year relationship with the domineering and difficult de Beauvoir required a radical change in approach, yielding another groundbreaking literary profile. Drawing on Bair's extensive notes from the period, including never-before-told anecdotes and details that were considered impossible to publish at the time, Parisian Lives is full of personality and warmth and give us an entirely new window on the all-too-human side of these legendary thinkers"-- Provided by publisher."A memoir of the author's experience writing biographies of Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 101719
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Matthew Forsythe
Description: When Pokko plays her drum in the forest she suddenly finds herself surrounded by an entire band of animal musicians.
Call Number: E For
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Mark Greaney, Hunter Ripley Rawlings
Description: A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three Rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control for generations over the world's hi-tech sector. Pitted against the Russians are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy job at the Pentagon and thrown into the fray in Africa, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish female partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the commander of an American tank platoon who, along with his German counterpart, fight from behind enemy lines in Germany all the way into Russia. From a daring MiG attack on American satellites, through land and air battles in all theaters, naval battles in the Arabian sea, and small unit fighting down to the hand-to-hand level in the jungle, Russia's forces battle to either take the mines or detonate a nuclear device to prevent the West from exploiting them.
Call Number: LP FIC Gre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Casey McQuiston
Description: First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz, with his sister and the Veep's genius granddaughter, are the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. Then photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids. The plan for damage control: stage a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex soon discovers that beneath Henry's Prince Charming veneer, there's a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. As President Claremont kicks off her re-election bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC McQ
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Casey McQuiston
Description: First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz, with his sister and the Veep's genius granddaughter, are the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. Then photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids. The plan for damage control: stage a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex soon discovers that beneath Henry's Prince Charming veneer, there's a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. As President Claremont kicks off her re-election bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC McQ
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Elisha Cooper
Description: A woman in a canoe takes the reader on a journey down the Hudson River, from its source, a lake in the Adirondack Mountains, to the point where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City. Includes a note on the history of the Hudson River.
Call Number: E Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Ruth Krauss, Sergio Ruzzier
Description: Dance with a leaf. Jump like a raindrop. Sit in the sun and shine.
Call Number: E Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Oge Mora
Description: When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Jodi Kantor, Megan. Twohey
Description: From Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse, comes the untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.
Call Number: 305.42 Kan
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Jim Donovan
Description: On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements--and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity--the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with behind-the-scenes details, this is an account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it--and James Donovan tells the whole story.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 629.454 Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Sydney Smith
Description: A little boy offers advice to his cat, which is lost in the city, from taking shortcuts through safe alleys to finding a friend in the park.
Call Number: E Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Albert Woodfox, Leslie George
Description: Nearly forty years in solitary confinement in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell for 23 hours a day for a crime he did not commit, Albert Woodfox survived and emerged with his humanity and sense of hope for the future intact.Arrested often as a teenager in New Orleans, inspired behind bars in his early twenties to join the Black Panther Party because of its social commitment and code of living, Woodfox was serving a 50-year sentence in Angola for armed robbery when on April 17, 1972, a white guard was killed. Albert and another member of the Panthers were accused of the crime and put in solitary confinement without a shred of actual evidence against them. Released in February 2016, Woodfox turned his anger into activism and resistance. This is his chronicle of rare power and humanity that proves the better spirits of our nature can thrive against any odds. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 365.9763 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Sean Brock, Lucas Weir, Marion Sullivan, Peter Frank Edwards
Description: Southern food is one of the most beloved and delicious cuisines in America. Sean Brock shares his recipes for key components of the cuisine, from grits and fried chicken to collard greens and corn bread. Recipes can be mixed and matched to make a meal or eaten on their own. Taken together, they make up the essential elements of Southern cuisine, from fried green tomatoes to smoked baby back ribs and from tomato okra stew to biscuits, along with regional differences are highlighted in recipes. Includes key Southern knowledge too: how to fry, how to care for cast iron, and how to cook over a hearth.
Call Number: 641.5975 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Vasiliĭ Grossman, Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler
Description: "In April 1942, Hitler and Mussolini plan the huge offensive on the Eastern Front that will culminate in the greatest battle in human history. Hundreds of miles away, Pyotr Vavilov receives his call-up papers and spends a final night with his wife and children in the hut that is his home. As war approaches, the Shaposhnikov family gathers for a meal: despite her age, Alexandra will soon become a refugee; Tolya will enlist in the reserves; Vera, a nurse, will fall in love with a wounded pilot; and Viktor Shtrum will receive a letter from his doomed mother which will haunt him forever."
Call Number: FIC Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
S. D. Sykes
Description: "When the Black Death reappears in England in 1361, Oswald de Lacy knows that the safest place for his wife and young son is the island-fortress of Eden, where his eccentrically pious friend Godfrey has invited the family to stay to wait out the plague during the long, dark winter. But Oswald has barely had time to settle in when a brutal murder shocks the household and it soon becomes clear that the castle is not the stronghold of security that they were so desperately looking for. Oswald knows the castle isn't safe, but neither is the plague-infested countryside outside its walls. His only hope is to solve the mystery of the murder before the killer strikes again."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Syk
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Rick Atkinson
Description: From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, the ragtag Continental Army took on the world's most formidable fighting force. Atkinson introduces us to the war for America, and shows it is populated by astonishing characters who were heroes and knaves, who made sacrifices and blunders. He shows us the war through British eyes-- and gunsights-- too, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 973.3 Atk
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Leopold Damrosch
Description: In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk's Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight. Eventually the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, and James Boswell. It was known simply as "the Club." Leo Damrosch brings alive a brilliant, competitive, and eccentric cast of characters. With the friendship of the "odd couple" Samuel Johnson and James Boswell at the heart of his narrative, Damrosch conjures up the precarious, exciting, and often brutal world of late eighteenth-century Britain. This is the story of an extraordinary group of people whose ideas helped to shape their age, and our own.
Call Number: 941.073 Dam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Margaret Pugh O'Mara
Description: The epic human story of how, out of a small patch of land in Northern California, high tech re-created America in its image, for good and for ill. When Margaret O'Mara worked in the White House of Bill Clinton and Al Gore she saw firsthand how deeply intertwined Silicon Valley was with the federal government--and always had been--and how shallow the common understanding of the secrets of the Valley's success actually was. Now, O'Mara has produced the definitive history of Silicon Valley, the story of mavericks and visionaries, but also of powerful institutions creating the framework for innovation, from the Pentagon to Stanford University. It is also a story of a community that started off remarkably homogeneous and tight-knit and stayed that way. O'Mara is on the ground with all of the key tech companies, chronicling the evolution in their offerings through each successive era, and she has a fingertip feel for the politics of the sector and its relation to the larger cultural narrative about tech as it has evolved over the years. She has penetrated the inner kingdom of tech venture capital firms, the insular and still old-boy world that became the cockpit of American capitalism and the crucible for bringing technological innovation to market, or not.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 338.7 OMa
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Esmé Weijun Wang
Description: Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community's own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life. In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalization to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang's analytical eye allows her to balance research with personal narrative.-- From publisher's description.
Call Number: 616.898 Wan
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
William J. Mann
Description: William J. Mann presents a deeply-textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of this great movie actor, the elusive Marlon Brando, bringing his complex life into view as never before. -- from statement at Amazon.com
Call Number: B Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Julia London
Call Number: FIC ordered 091219
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Heidi Cullinan
Description: "Dr. Hong-Wei Wu has come to Copper Point, Wisconsin, after the pressures of a high-powered residency burned him out of his career before he started. Ashamed of letting his family down after all they've done for him, he plans to live a quiet life as a simple surgeon in this tiny northern town. His plans, however, don't include his outgoing, kind, and attractive surgical nurse, Simon Lane. Simon wasn't ready for the new surgeon to be a handsome charmer who keeps asking him for help getting settled and who woos him with amazing Taiwanese dishes. There's no question--Dr. Wu is flirting with him, and Simon is flirting back. The problem is, St. Ann's has a strict no-dating policy between staff, which means their romance is off the table, unless they bend the rules. But a romance that keeps them --literally-- in the closet can't lead to happy ever after. Simon doesn't want to stay a secret, and Hong-Wei doesn't want to keep himself removed from life, not anymore. To secure their happiness, they'll have to change the administration's mind. But what other secrets will they uncover along the way, about Copper Point...and about each other?"-- back cover.
Call Number: FIC Cul
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Samantha Power
Description: "In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question "What can one person do?"--and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist traces Power's distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official." -- From Amazon.com summary.
Call Number: B Pow
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Fiona West
Call Number: FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Madhuri Vijay
Description: "In the wake of her mother's death, Shalini, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern region of Kashmir. Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to confront him. But upon her arrival, Kalyani is brought face to face with Kashmir's politics, as well as the tangled history of the local family that takes her in. And when life in the village turns volatile and old hatreds threaten to erupt into violence, Kalyani finds herself forced to make a series of choices that could hold dangerous repercussions for the very people she has come to love."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Vij
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Brenda Wineapple
Description: "When Lincoln was assassinated and Andrew Johnson became President, a fraught time in America became perilous. Congress was divided over how Reconstruction should be accomplished and the question of black suffrage. The South roiled with violence, lawlessness, and efforts to preserve the pre-Civil War society. Andrew Johnson--chosen as Vice President for electability, because he was a Southern Democrat--had no interest in following Lincoln's agenda. With the unchecked power of executive orders, Johnson pardoned the rebel states and their leaders, opposed black suffrage, and called Reconstruction unnecessary. Congress decided to take action against a President who acted like a king. Brenda Wineapple makes this overlooked historical period come alive with important new insights. The impeachment--the first in American history--was the last-ditch, patriotic effort make the goals of the Civil War a reality, and to make the Union one again.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973.81 Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Mac Barnett, Sarah (Illustrator) Jacoby
Description: A picture book biography of the children's book author shares insights into her life and enduring literary influence.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Stephen King, Santino Fontana
Description: In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents, telekinesis, and telepathy, who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, 'like the roach motel,' Kalisha says. 'You check in, but you don't check out.' In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Stephen King
Description: In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents--telekinesis and telepathy--who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, "like the roach motel," Kalisha says. "You check in, but you don't check out." In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don't, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.
Call Number: LP FIC Kin
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Cadwell Turnbull
Description: An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders and a peace that cannot last. A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witnesses and victims to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson.
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Kameron Hurley
Description: "'The war has turned us into light. Transforming us into light is the fastest way to travel from one front to another, and there are many fronts, now. I always wanted to be a hero. I always wanted to be on the side of light. It's funny how things work out.' Soldiers in the war against Mars, The Light Brigade, live brief lives, but the veterans are starting to be affected by changes in their bodies and minds, slipping in and out of time, or are they simply going mad?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hur
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Kate Allen
Description: "Following a tragedy that further alters the course of her life, twelve-year-old Lucy Everhart decides to continue the shark research her marine biologist mother left unfinished when she died years earlier"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC All
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Karen Armstrong
Description: "Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The significance of Scripture--the holy texts at the centre of all religious traditions--may not be immediately obvious in our secular world but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of most of today's controversies over religion. In this timely and important book, one of the world's leading commentators on religious affairs examines the meaning of Scripture. Today holy texts are not only used selectively to underwrite sometimes arbitrary and subjective views: they are seen to prescribe ethical norms and codes of behaviour that are divinely ordained--they are believed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong shows in this fascinating trawl through millennia of religious history, this peculiar reading of Scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon--and in many ways, a reaction to a hostile secular world. For most of their history, the world's religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools for the individual to connect with the divine, to transcend their physical existence, and to experience a higher level of consciousness that helped them to engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways. Scripture was not a 'truth' that had to be 'believed.' Armstrong argues that only if the world's religious faiths rediscover such an open and spiritual engagement with their holy texts can they curtail the arrogance, intolerance and violence that flows from a narrow reading of Scripture as truth."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 073119
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Anne Ursu, Erin McGuire
Description: When you're an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark. Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one; Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant--and from their first moments in the world together, they've never left each other's side. Everyone around them realized early on what the two sisters already knew: they had better outcomes when they were together. When fifth grade arrives, however, it's decided that Iris and Lark should be split into different classrooms, and something breaks in them both. Iris is no longer so confident; Lark retreats into herself as she deals with challenges at school. And at the same time, something strange is happening in the city around them, things both great and small going missing without a trace. As Iris begins to understand that anything can be lost in the blink of an eye, she decides it's up to her to find a way to keep her sister safe.
Call Number: J FIC Urs
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Caitlin Starling
Description: A caver who takes a dangerous job to make enough money to escape her hardscrabble planet begins to doubt her handler's motivations.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Deborah Levy
Description: It is 1988 and Saul Adler, a narcissistic young historian, has been invited to Communist East Berlin to do research; in exchange, he must publish a favorable essay about the German Democratic Republic. As a gift for his translator's sister, a Beatles fanatic who will be his host, Saul's girlfriend will shoot a photograph of him standing in the crosswalk on Abbey Road, an homage to the famous album cover. As he waits for her to arrive, he is grazed by an oncoming car, which changes the trajectory of his life.
Call Number: FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Helen Phillips, Alexandra Allwine
Description: When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it's the sleep deprivation. She's been hearing things these days. Startling at loud noises. Imagining the worst-case scenario. It's what mothers do, she knows. But then the footsteps come again, and she catches a glimpse of movement. Suddenly Molly finds herself face-to-face with an intruder who knows far too much about her and her family. As she attempts to protect those she loves most, Molly must also acknowledge her own frailty. Molly slips down an existential rabbit hole where she must confront the dualities of motherhood: the ecstasy and the dread; the languor and the ferocity; the banality and the transcendence as the book hurtles toward a mind-bending conclusion.
Call Number: FIC Phi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Ali Benjamin
Description: Led by new student Caitlyn, seventh-graders at a tiny rural school in Vermont create a reality-show inspired competition to determine who will replace the school's legendary class clown, Paulie Fink.
Call Number: J FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Colson Whitehead
Description: "As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men." In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy. Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers."-- From publisher's description.
Call Number: LP FIC Whi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Brenda Shaughnessy
Description: This collection of feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction, racism, sexism, and divisive politics. In these pages, we see that what was once a generalized fear for our children (car accidents, falling from a tree) is now hyper-reasonable, specific, and multiple: school shootings, nuclear attack, loss of health care, a polluted planet. As Brenda Shaughnessy conjures our potential future, she envisions an age where cephalopods might rule over humankind, a fate she suggests we may just deserve after destroying their oceans. These heartbreaking, terrified poems are the battle cry of a woman who is fighting for the survival of the world she loves, and a stirring exhibition of who we are as a civilization.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Alex Michaelides
Description: Alicia Berenson's life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London's most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia's refusal to talk or give any kind of explanation turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the spotlight of the tabloids at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His search for the truth leads him down a terrifying path and threatens to consume him.
Call Number: FIC Mic
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Monique T. D. Truong
Description: A Greek woman tells of how she willed herself out of her father's cloistered house, married an Irish officer in the British Army, and came to Ireland with her two-year-old son in 1852, only to be forced to leave without him soon after. An African American woman, born into slavery on a Kentucky plantation, makes her way to Cincinnati after the Civil War to work as a boarding house cook, where in 1872 she meets and marries an up-and-coming newspaper reporter. In Matsue, Japan, in 1891, a former samurai's daughter is introduced to a newly arrived English teacher, and becomes the mother of his four children and his unsung literary collaborator. These three women tell the story of their time with Lafcadio Hearn, a globetrotting writer best known for his books about Meiji-era Japan. Their accounts witness Hearn's remarkable life but also seek to witness their own existence and luminous will to live unbounded by gender, race, and the mores of their time.
Call Number: FIC Tru
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
Description: "Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Rion Amilcar Scott, JD Jackson, publishing company HighBridge Audio (Firm)
Description: "Established by the leaders of the country's only successful slave revolt in the mid-nineteenth century, Cross River still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. In lyrical prose and singular dialect, a saga beats forward that echoes the fables carried down for generations--like the screecher birds who swoop down for their periodic sacrifice, and the water women who lure men to wet deaths. Among its residents--wildly spanning decades, perspectives, and species--are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God's last son; Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an all-too-obedient robot who serves his Master. As the book builds to its finish with Special Topics in Loneliness Studies, a fully-realized novella, two unhinged professors grapple with hugely different ambitions, and the reader comes to appreciate the intricacy of the world Scott has created--one where fantasy and reality are eternally at war"--Container cover.
Call Number: FIC Sco
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven (Comics author) Scott, Harmony Becker
Description: A graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon--and America itself--in this tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten "relocation centers," far from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. This is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his future.
Call Number: YA 940.5317 Tak
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds
Description: "A murder in Paris brings Commissaire Adamsberg out of the Icelandic mists of his previous investigation and unexpectedly into the region of Nîmes, where three old men have died of spider bites. The recluse has a sneaky attack, but is that enough to explain the deaths of these men, all killed by the same venom? At the National Museum of Natural History, Adamsberg meets a pensioner who tells him that two of the three octogenarians have known each other since childhood, when they lived in a local orphanage called The Mercy. There, they had belonged to a small group of violent young boys known as the "band of recluses." Adamsberg faces two obstacles: the third man killed by the same venom was not part of the "band of recluses," and the amount of spider venom necessary to kill doesn't add up.Yet after the Nîmes deaths, more members of the old band succumb to recluse bites, leading the commissaire to uncover the tragedy hidden behind the walls of the orphanage."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Var
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Susan Choi
Description: In 1982 in a southern city, David and Sarah, two freshmen at a highly competitive performing arts high school, thrive alongside their school peers in a rarified bubble, ambitiously devoting themselves to their studies--to music, to movement, to Shakespeare and, particularly, to classes taught by the magnetic acting teacher Mr. Kingsley. It is here in these halls that David and Sarah fall innocently and powerfully into first love. And also where, as this class of students rises through the ranks of high school, the outside world of family life and economic status, of academic pressure and the future, does not affect them--until it does--in a sudden spiral of events that brings a startling close to the first part of this novel.
Call Number: FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Robert Macfarlane
Description: In Underland, Macfarland delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. He takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through "deep time" - the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present - he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk "hiding place" where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come.
Call Number: 551.447 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Barbara McClintock
Description: Follows a young girl's imaginary journey as she zooms in a race car past fields and forests to faraway lands before returning home to her own safe bed.
Call Number: E McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Chuck Wendig
Description: A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world's last hope. In the tradition of The Stand and Station Eleven comes a gripping saga that weaves an epic tapestry of humanity into an astonishing tale of survival. Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and are sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other "shepherds" who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead. For on their journey, they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it. As the rest of society collapses all around them--and an ultraviolent militia threatens to exterminate them--the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic. The terrifying secret will either tear the nation apart--or bring the survivors together to remake a shattered world.
Call Number: FIC Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Bob Shea, Zachariah OHora
Description: When Reuben the bear brings doughnuts to his forest friends, they discover that his pants are wet and he angrily accuses them of the dirty deed.
Call Number: E She
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Miriam Toews
Description: One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a group of men from their own community, they are determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. While the men of the colony are off in the city, attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists and bring them home, these women--all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in--have very little time to make a choice: Should they stay in the only world they've ever known or should they dare to escape? Based on real events and told through the "minutes" of the women's all-female symposium, Toews's masterful novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Toe
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Steph Cha
Description: "In the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it's been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is sheltered and largely oblivious, living in the Valley with her Korean-immigrant parents, working long hours at the family pharmacy. She's distraught that her sister hasn't spoken to their mother in two years, for reasons beyond Grace's understanding. Shawn has already had enough of politics and protest after an act of violence shattered his family years ago. He just wants to be left alone to enjoy his quiet life in Palmdale. But when another shocking crime hits LA, both the Park and Matthews families are forced to face down their history while navigating the tumult of a city on the brink of more violence"-- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
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November is Picture Book Month!

Check out these wonderful picture books for kids of all ages.

A Child Of Books
Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
E Jef
One Big Building : A Counting Book About Construction
Michael Dahl, Todd Ouren
E Dah
A Morning With Grandpa
Sylvia Liu, Christina. Forshay
E Liu
Pete The Cat And The Missing Cupcakes
Kim Dean, James Dean
E Dea
Ask Me
Bernard Waber, Suzy Lee
E Wab
Pond
Jim LaMarche
E LaM
Cat In The Night
Madeleine Dunphy, Joshua S. Brunet
E Dun
Pug Meets Pig
Sue Lowell Gallion, Joyce Wan
E Gal
Cat's Colors
Airlie Anderson
E And
Singing With Momma Lou
Linda Jacobs Altman, Larry Johnson
E Alt
Counting With Barefoot Critters
Teagan White
E Whi
Something Very Sad Happened : A Toddler's Guide To Understanding Death
Bonnie Zucker, Kim Fleming
E Zuc
Elena Of Avalor : A Palace Fit For A Princess
Nancy Parent, illustrator Character Building Studio (Firm), illustrator Disney Storybook Artists
E Par
The Great North Woods
Brian J. Heinz, Michael Rothman
E Hei
Goodnight Hockey
Michael Dahl, Christina Forshay
E Dah
Tree : A Peek-through Picture Book
Britta Teckentrup
E Tec
Grandpa Is A Flyer
Sanna Anderson Baker, Bill Farnsworth
E Bak
What Do You Do With A Problem?
Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom
E Yam
I Spy, Year-round Challenger! : A Book Of Picture Riddles
Walter Wick, Jean Marzollo
J 793.73 Wic
Where Did They Go? : A Spotting Book
Emily Bornoff, author Templar Company
E Bor
My First Book Of Hindi Words : An Abc Rhyming Book Of Hindi Language And Indian Culture
Rina Singh, Farida illustrator Zaman
E Sin
Winter, Winter, Cold And Snow
Sharon Gibson Palermo, Christina Song
E Pal
My Washington, Dc
Kathy Jakobsen
E Jak
Wynken, Blynken & Nod : A Poem
Eugene Field, Johanna Westerman
E Fie

Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
Description: A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life.
Call Number: E Jef
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Sylvia Liu, Christina. Forshay
Description: Curious and energetic Mei Mei attempts some tai chi forms as her grandfather demonstrates them, then tries to teach him basic yoga poses. Includes introductions to t'ai chi and yoga, as well as instructions for the exercises described in the text.
Call Number: E Liu
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Bernard Waber, Suzy Lee
Description: A father and daughter explore their neighborhood, talking and asking questions as they go.
Call Number: E Wab
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Madeleine Dunphy, Joshua S. Brunet
Description: A little girl falls asleep just as her cat wakes up. Children will experience the world through the cat's eyes, ears, nose, whiskers, and feet as he travels the neighborhood, meeting up with other denizens of the night.
Call Number: E Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Airlie Anderson
Description: Cat spends the day collecting colors, and when she is finished something wonderful happens.
Call Number: E And
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Teagan White
Description: "What is a day of counting with Barefoot Critters? Making pancakes, helping friends, exploring, swimming, playing pirates, learning about numbers. Join this adorable cast of animal characters as they explore numbers and counting over the course of a day, having fun at all stops along the way."--Front jacket flap.
Call Number: E Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Nancy Parent, illustrator Character Building Studio (Firm), illustrator Disney Storybook Artists
Call Number: E Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Michael Dahl, Christina Forshay
Description: A young fan cheers on his hometown hockey team, and then returns home to snuggle into bed.
Call Number: E Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Sanna Anderson Baker, Bill Farnsworth
Description: Anne's grandfather tells how he became interested in flying in the early days of flight when barnstorming was popular.
Call Number: E Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Walter Wick, Jean Marzollo
Description: Rhyming verses ask readers to find hidden objects in photographs.
Call Number: J 793.73 Wic
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Rina Singh, Farida illustrator Zaman
Description: Presents a Hindi word or expression for each letter of the English alphabet, from "akaash," the sky, to "zukhaam," a cold, and briefly explains in rhyming text what it means to Indian children.
Call Number: E Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Kathy Jakobsen
Description: Presents fun facts, seek-and-find challenges, a city map and a poster of the Bill of Rights with vibrant, lush paintings depicting major Washington, D.C. landmarks, from the White House to the National Air and Space Museum.
Call Number: E Jak
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Michael Dahl, Todd Ouren
Description: A counting book that follows the construction of a building, from one plan to twelve stories. Includes related facts and counting activities.
Call Number: E Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Kim Dean, James Dean
Description: When Pete the Cat and his friends get ready for a cupcake party, where Pete is performing with his band, they discover some of the cupcakes have gone missing and must find out who is taking them.
Call Number: E Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Jim LaMarche
Description: "A group of friends discovers a neglected pond in the woods and decides to fix it up together"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E LaM
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Sue Lowell Gallion, Joyce Wan
Description: Pug is happy at home until Pig arrives, when he must share his bowl, his yard, and even his bed, but just as Pug is packing his belongings to leave things change for the better.
Call Number: E Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Linda Jacobs Altman, Larry Johnson
Description: Nine-year-old Tamika uses photographs, school yearbooks, movie ticket stubs, and other mementos to try to restore the memory of her grandmother, who has Alzheimer's disease.
Call Number: E Alt
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Bonnie Zucker, Kim Fleming
Description: A story to help two- and three-year-olds understand death and the feelings associated with the loss of a loved one includes information for parents and caregivers on answering questions and helping a child cope with grief.
Call Number: E Zuc
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Brian J. Heinz, Michael Rothman
Description: "In the northeastern region known as the Great North Woods, day dawns with quivering aspens, waters teem with life, forests prowl with predators, and nature is celebrated in rhyme"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Hei
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Britta Teckentrup
Description: "A book with peek-through holes that let a child view the changes in a tree throughout the four seasons"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Tec
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom
Description: "What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared."--Book jacket.
Call Number: E Yam
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Emily Bornoff, author Templar Company
Description: Where has the polar bear gone? Where did the sloth go? Can you find them? In this spotting book from printmaker and illustrator Emily Bornoff, search for endangered animals in jungles, in deserts, and on the ice.
Call Number: E Bor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Sharon Gibson Palermo, Christina Song
Description: Birds, bears, beavers, deer, and other animals describe what they do when winter arrives.
Call Number: E Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
Eugene Field, Johanna Westerman
Description: In this bedtime poem, three fishermen in a wooden shoe catch stars in their nets of silver and gold.
Call Number: E Fie
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2019
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What Are Your Librarians Watching?

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Check out what your librarians are watching this month! 

Bonanza. The Official Third Season, Volume 2, Discs 3 & 4 [DVD].
Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Western
How To Be A Serial Killer [DVD]
Jason Dittmer, Todd Makurath, Luke Ricci, Dameon Clarke, Matthew Gray Gubler
Comedy
Coco [DVD]
Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, Matthew (Screenwriter) Aldrich, Jeff Katz, Darla K. Anderson
Children
Inglourious Basterds [DVD]
Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz
Action
Definitely, Maybe [DVD]
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Adam Brooks, Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin
Comedy
Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking [DVD]
Stephen. 1942-2018 Hawking, Inc Gaiam Americas, Darlow Smithson Productions, Discovery Channel (Firm)
523.1 Int
Dungeons & Dragons [DVD] : The Animated Series
Marvel Productions, Dungeons & Dragons Entertainment Corp, Mill Creek Entertainment, Inc TSR
Children
Maquia [DVD] : When The Promised Flower Blooms
Mari Okaka, Manaka Iwami, Miyu Irino, Yōko Hikasa, Hiroaki Hirata
895.63 Maq
Edge Of Tomorrow [DVD]
Doug Liman, Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Tom Cruise
SciFi/Fantasy
Pride & Prejudice [DVD]
Joe Wright, Keira Knightley, Talulah Riley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone
Drama
F For Fake [DVD]
Orson Welles, Peter Bogdanovich, Oja Kodar, Elmyr de Hory, Clifford Irving
001.95 F
Prince [DVD] : Reign Of The Prince Of Ages
Ray Newman, Prince, publisher Azure Entertainment (Firm)
B Pri
Four Rooms [DVD]
Tim Roth, Alicia Witt, Bruce Willis, Ione Skye, Jennifer Beals
Comedy
Sherlock Holmes. The Complete Granada Television Series, Discs 11 & 12 [DVD]
Jeremy Brett, Arthur Conan Doyle, Granada Media (Firm), Granada Television, MPI Home Video (Firm)
Drama
Frank [DVD]
Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan, Lenny Abrahamson, Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson
Comedy
The Game [DVD]
Toby Whithouse, Niall MacCormick, Daniel O'Hara, Jonathan Aris, Shaun actor Dooley
Drama
Gilmore Girls. The Complete First Season [DVD].
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Warner Home Video (Firm)
Comedy
The Lego Movie [DVD]
Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks
Children
Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah [DVD] ; Godzilla And Mothra : The Battle For Earth
Tomoyuki Tanaka, Anna Nakagawa, Kōsuke Toyohara, Megumi Odaka, Tetsuya Bessho
SciFi/Fantasy
Tomorrowland [DVD]
Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen, George Clooney, Brittany Robertson
SciFi/Fantasy
Gotham. The Complete First Season, Discs 1 & 2 [DVD]
Bruno Heller, Benjamin McKenzie, David Mazouz, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith
Drama
Wonder Woman [DVD]
Bruce Timm, Michael Jelenic, Lauren Montgomery, Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion
Action
Hot Wheels Battle Force 5. Season One, Volume Two [DVD]
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), Inc Mattel, Warner Home Video (Firm), Cartoon Network (Television network)
Children

Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Description: One of the longest running and most popular of all television programs, Bonanza has become a part of American mythology. For fourteen seasons, audiences enthusiastically tuned in to see the High-Sierra adventures of the Cartwright clan. Nestled amongst the pines above the shores of Lake Tahoe is the Ponderosa, the thousand-square mile home of Ben Cartwright and his sons, Adam, Hoss, and Little Joe. Guest players were a veritable Who's Who of classic Hollywood and upcoming superstars.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, Matthew (Screenwriter) Aldrich, Jeff Katz, Darla K. Anderson
Description: Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Adam Brooks, Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin
Description: Will Hayes is a 30-something Manhattan dad who is in the midst of a divorce. His 10 year old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. Will's story begins years earlier when, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician, he moves to New York in order to work on the Clinton campaign. Will attempts a "PG" version of his romantic relationships with three very different women for his daughter and changes the names of the women so Maya has to guess who he finally married. Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle and begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy. As Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it's definitely never too late to go back, and just maybe, find a happy ending.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Marvel Productions, Dungeons & Dragons Entertainment Corp, Mill Creek Entertainment, Inc TSR
Description: An enchanted roller coaster delivers six youth into the magical realm of 'Dungeons & dragons' in this animated series. There, each of them gains magical talents and abilities, all the better to survive their time in the realm. The bow-shooting ranger, the acrobat, the thief, the cavalier, the boy wizard, and the barbarian are soon joined by a baby unicorn, and tutored by the mysterious and inscrutable Dungeon Master. Opposing them is the evil sorcerer Venger, as well as various ogres, demons, bounty hunters, dragons, lizard men, skeleton warriors and more--all intent on keeping the kids from getting back home.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Doug Liman, Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Tom Cruise
Description: In a near future, an alien race has hit the Earth in an unbeatable assault. Major William Cage has never seen a day of combat, but is dropped into a suicide mission and killed within minutes. Cage now finds himself thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same day over and over, fighting and dying each time. With each life, Cage learns more fighting skills, so that when he and warrior Rita Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, they are one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Orson Welles, Peter Bogdanovich, Oja Kodar, Elmyr de Hory, Clifford Irving
Description: Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In this free-form documentary, the legendary filmmaker gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies.
Call Number: 001.95 F
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Tim Roth, Alicia Witt, Bruce Willis, Ione Skye, Jennifer Beals
Description: Four stories set in the same L.A. hotel on New Year's Eve are tied together by a bellboy. "It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments." -- Container.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan, Lenny Abrahamson, Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson
Description: An offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank, a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying band mate Clara.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Warner Home Video (Firm)
Description: Lorelai and Rory are a mother and daughter who are sharing life's ups and downs in a small town in Connecticut. They move in with Lorelai's parents, resurrecting painful issues from Lorelai's growing-up years.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Tomoyuki Tanaka, Anna Nakagawa, Kōsuke Toyohara, Megumi Odaka, Tetsuya Bessho
Description: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (ca. 103 min.): A time travel device carrying representatives from the 23rd century lands in present-day Tokyo with the message that Godzilla is about to destroy the nation. The time travellers return to the past to stop the birth of Godzilla and are confronted by King Ghidorah, a three-headed reptile with breath of fire.Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth (ca. 102 min.): Island explorers discover the egg of Mothra and attempt to take it to the mainland. Godzilla awakens and attacks the party, causing the egg to hatch and forcing its newborn larvae to fend off the gigantic reptile.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Bruno Heller, Benjamin McKenzie, David Mazouz, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith
Description: The good. The evil. The beginning. When rookie Gotham City detective James Gordon, dedicated to restoring his crime-ridden metropolis back to its decent and illustrious past, catches the case of a murdered socialite couple, he promises their shattered, surviving son Bruce Wayne he'll find their killer. It is an obligation and an obsession that will cost him dearly, and set the stage for the gritty and exciting world of Gotham.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), Inc Mattel, Warner Home Video (Firm), Cartoon Network (Television network)
Description: Make tracks with Battle Force 5 - Vert, Agura, Stanford, Zoom, Sherman, and Spinner - in a fast-paced race to save the world from destruction. This elite team of drivers racks up the miles, zipping through interdimensional Battle Zones in spectacular chases, pursued by the Vandals and the Sark, all seeking the powerful BattleKeys that unlock the portal to Earth.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Jason Dittmer, Todd Makurath, Luke Ricci, Dameon Clarke, Matthew Gray Gubler
Description: The story of Mike Wilson, a charismatic, educated, and articulate young man who has found his life's purpose in exterminating-- people. Determined to spread his message about the joy of serial killing, Mike recruits a lost soul and leads him through his 10-step program, which includes such quintessential lessons as: theories on corpse disposal, balancing work and play, and more.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz
Description: During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as "The Basterds." They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazis at the theater's movie premier, including Adolph Hitler.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Stephen. 1942-2018 Hawking, Inc Gaiam Americas, Darlow Smithson Productions, Discovery Channel (Firm)
Description: British physicist Stephen Hawking explores the mysteries of the universe, discussing the possibility of aliens, time travel, and how the universe began.
Call Number: 523.1 Int
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Mari Okaka, Manaka Iwami, Miyu Irino, Yōko Hikasa, Hiroaki Hirata
Description: Though only fifteen, Maquia knows she will live for centuries without aging past adolescence. She belongs to the Iorph, a clan of ageless beings just like her. Maquia's elders warn her not to fall in love with anyone outside their realm, lest she wish to encounter true loneliness in the end. But fate pushes Maquia out into the mortal world one night, when an invading territory separates her from the clan. There she discovers an orphaned baby, Ariel, and takes him in as her own child.
Call Number: 895.63 Maq
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Joe Wright, Keira Knightley, Talulah Riley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone
Description: Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love is soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Ray Newman, Prince, publisher Azure Entertainment (Firm)
Description: Viewers will see the true story behind one of the great musical performers of all time, focusing on the musician's life and work, from his troubled childhood in Minneapolis to becoming one of the most popular and innovative artists in contemporary music.
Call Number: B Pri
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Jeremy Brett, Arthur Conan Doyle, Granada Media (Firm), Granada Television, MPI Home Video (Firm)
Description: Sherlock Holmes is known as the greatest detective who never lived. All the classic tales are here, as the great detective and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, tangle with the terrifying hound of the Baskervilles, the beautiful adventuress Irene Adler, and the dastardly villains Colonel Sebastian Moran, Charles Augustus Milverton, and the Napoleon of crime himself, Professor James Moriarty.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Toby Whithouse, Niall MacCormick, Daniel O'Hara, Jonathan Aris, Shaun actor Dooley
Description: The Cold War heats up when a KGB defector exposes Operation Glass, a potentially devastating Soviet plot to activate sleeper agents across the UK. The charismatic but paranoid head of MI-5, known simply as 'Daddy', assembles a secret committee of spies and intelligence officers to investigate. They're the only colleagues he trusts in a world of double agents and lies, but has he chosen well?
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks
Description: Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen, George Clooney, Brittany Robertson
Description: Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank, jaded by disillusionment, and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland". What they must do there changes the world--and them--forever.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
Bruce Timm, Michael Jelenic, Lauren Montgomery, Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion
Description: When the god of war escapes and decides to start a world war, Princess Diana of Themyscira uses her gifts to become Wonder Woman and save her people.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
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PBS's The Great American Read

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100 books, 1 winner! Starting on May 22, PBS is putting on The Great American Read, encouraging people all across the country to vote on their favorite novels to decide what is the best book in the U.S. 

We've got all 100  here for you, in case you need to catch up on anything.

1984
George Orwell
FIC Orw
Swan Song
Robert R McCammon
FIC McC
A Confederacy Of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole
FIC Too
Tales Of The City
Armistead Maupin
FIC Mau
A Game Of Thrones
George R. R. Martin
FIC Mar
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain, Claude Lapointe
J FIC Twa
A Prayer For Owen Meany
John Irving
FIC Irv
The Alchemist [Large Print]
Paulo Coelho
LP FIC Coe
A Separate Peace
John Knowles
FIC Kno
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
YA FIC Zus
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn [Audiobook]
Betty Smith, Anna Fields
FIC Smi
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz
FIC Dia
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland ; And, Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll, Tan Lin, John Tenniel, Lewis Carroll
J FIC Car
The Call Of The Wild ; And, White Fang
Jack London
FIC Lon
Along Came A Spider [Audiobook]
James Patterson, Charles Turner (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Firm), Blackstone Audio
FIC Pat
The Catcher In The Rye
J. D. Salinger
FIC Sal
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
FIC Adi
The Clan Of The Cave Bear
Jean M Auel
FIC Aue
And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie
FIC Chr
The Color Purple
Alice Walker
FIC Wal
Anne Of Green Gables
L. M. Montgomery
J FIC Mon
The Count Of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Peter Washington
FIC Dum
Another Country [Audiobook]
James Baldwin, Dion Graham
FIC Bal
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time [Audiobook]
Mark Haddon, Jeff Woodman
FIC Had
Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
FIC Ran
The Da Vinci Code [Large Print]
Dan Brown
LP FIC Bro
Beloved [Large Print]
Toni Morrison
LP FIC Mor
The Eye Of The World
Robert Jordan
FIC Jor
Bless Me, Ultima
Rudolfo A Anaya
FIC Ana
The Giver [Large Print]
Lois Lowry
JLP FIC Low
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
FIC Hel
The Godfather
Mario Puzo
FIC Puz
Charlotte's Web [Audiobook]
E. B. White
J FIC Whi
The Grapes Of Wrath
John Steinbeck
FIC Ste
Crime And Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett
FIC Dos
The Great Gatsby [Large Print]
F. Scott Fitzgerald
LP FIC Fit
Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
FIC Cer
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
FIC Atw
Dune [Large Print]
Frank Herbert
LP FIC Her
The Help [Large Print]
Kathryn Stockett
LP FIC Sto
Fifty Shades Of Grey
E. L James
FIC Jam
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Douglas Adams
FIC Ada
Flowers In The Attic
V. C. Andrews
FIC And
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
YA FIC Col
Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Philippe Munch
FIC She
The Hunt For Red October
Tom Clancy
FIC Cla
Ghost [Audiobook]
Jason Reynolds, Guy Lockard, narrator
J FIC Rey
The Intuitionist
Colson Whitehead
FIC Whi
Gilead
Marilynne Robinson
FIC Rob
The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan
FIC Tan
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
FIC Fly
The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
J FIC Lew
Gone With The Wind
Margaret Mitchell
FIC Mit
The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Katherine Woods
J FIC Sai
Great Expectations [Audiobook]
Charles Dickens, John Rafter Lee
FIC Dic
The Lord Of The Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien
FIC Tol
Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift, Michael Seidel
FIC Swi
The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold
FIC Seb
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
J. K Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
J FIC Row
The Martian [Audiobook]
Andy Weir, R. C. Bray
FIC Wei
Hatchet
Gary Paulsen
J FIC Pau
The Notebook
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
Heart Of Darkness
Joseph Conrad, J. H. Stape
FIC Con
The Outsiders
S. E Hinton
YA FIC Hin
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
FIC Ell
The Picture Of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde, Tony Ross
FIC Wil
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë, New York Public Library
FIC Bro
The Pilgrim's Progress [Audiobook]
John Bunyan, Robert Whitfield
FIC Bun
Jurassic Park
Michael Crichton
FIC Cri
The Shack [Large Print]
William P Young
LP FIC You
Left Behind: A Novel Of The Earth's Last Days [Audiobook]
Tim LaHaye, Richard Ferrone, Jerry B Jenkins
FIC LaH
The Sirens Of Titan
Kurt Vonnegut
FIC Von
Little Women [Audiobook]
Louisa May Alcott, Susie Berneis
FIC Alc
The Stand: The Complete And Uncut Edition
Stephen King
FIC Kin
Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry
FIC McM
The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway
FIC Hem
Looking For Alaska
John Green
YA FIC Gre
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston
FIC Hur
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Arthur Golden
FIC Gol
Things Fall Apart [Audiobook]
Chinua Achebe, Peter Francis James
FIC Ach
Moby Dick
Herman Melville
FIC Mel
This Present Darkness
Frank E Peretti
FIC Per
One Hundred Years Of Solitude [Large Print]
Gabriel García Márquez
LP FIC Gar
To Kill A Mockingbird [Large Print]
Harper Lee
LP FIC Lee
Pillars Of The Earth
Ken Follett
FIC Fol
Twilight
Stephenie Meyer
YA FIC Mey
Prelude To Foundation
Isaac Asimov
FIC Asi
War And Peace
Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Briggs
FIC Tol
Pride And Prejudice: An Annotated Edition
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
823.09 Aus
Watchers [Audiobook]
Dean R. Koontz, J Charles
FIC Koo
Ready Player One [Audiobook]
Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton
FIC Cli
Where The Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls
J FIC Raw
Rebecca
Daphne Du Maurier
FIC Du M
White Teeth
Zadie Smith
FIC Smi
Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse
FIC Hes
Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë
FIC Bro

George Orwell
Description: The novel depicts Smith's heroic search for an underground movement in revolt against the nightmare that is the State. He now works in the Ministry of Truth falsifying records.
Call Number: FIC Orw
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2013
John Kennedy Toole
Call Number: FIC Too
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
George R. R. Martin
Description: A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation". The cold is returning to Winterfell, where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime. A time of conflict has arisen in the Stark family, as they are pulled from the safety of their home into a whirlpool of tradedy, betrayal, assassination plots and counterplots. Each decision and action carries with it the potential for conflict as several prominent families, comprised of lords, ladies, soldiers, sorcerers, assassins and bastards, are pulled together in the most deadly game of all, the game of thrones.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
John Irving
Description: In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother. Owen Meany believes he didn't hit the ball by accident. He believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after 1953 is extraordinary and terrifying. He is Irving's most heartbreaking hero.
Call Number: FIC Irv
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 15, 2017
John Knowles
Description: Recalls with psychological insight the maturing of a 16-year-old student at a prepatory school during WWII. Looking back to his youth, the adult Gene Forrester reflects on his life as a student at Devon School in New Hampshire in 1942. Although he is an excellent student, he evies the athleticism and vitality of his friend Phineas, or Finny. unable to cope with this insecurity, Forrester causes Finny to break his leg, sabotaging his athletic career. When the incident is later examined in a mock trial, Finny runs away, reinjures himself, and dies during consequent surgery.
Call Number: FIC Kno
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Betty Smith, Anna Fields
Description: Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Lewis Carroll, Tan Lin, John Tenniel, Lewis Carroll
Description: A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.
Call Number: J FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
James Patterson, Charles Turner (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Firm), Blackstone Audio
Description: A little girl named Maggie Rose is missing, a family of three in Washington, DC, has been brutally murdered, a beautiful elementary school teacher has been killed, and a psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer has the police, FBI, and Secret Service outsmarted. Even after he's been captured. Gary Soneji wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the first female supervisor of the Secret Service, who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read. Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair at the worst possible time for both of them, because Gary Soneji is playing at the top of his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes occurs in Alex Cross' precinct. It happens under the noses of Jezzie Flanagan's men. Now Alex Cross must face the ultimate test: how do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath?
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Description: "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Adi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Agatha Christie
Description: One by one guests are being murdered on a mysterious island and those remaining realize the killer is among them.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
L. M. Montgomery
Description: Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Call Number: J FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
James Baldwin, Dion Graham
Description: Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, "Another country" is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime. In a small set of friends, Baldwin imbues the best and worst intentions of liberal America in the early 1970s.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Ayn Rand
Description: John Galt leads a strike of society's most effective and creative producers in an effort to collapse the collectivist social system in which they live.
Call Number: FIC Ran
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Toni Morrison
Description: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
Call Number: LP FIC Mor
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Rudolfo A Anaya
Description: Tony faces the daunting prospect of growing up amidst constant religious and cultural uncertainty. His mother is a devoted Catholic, but her influence is challenged by Ultima--a woman with magical healing powers. As Tony follows his own path toward adulthood, he relies on Ultima's wisdom. With her guidance, he is able to forge his unique identity.
Call Number: FIC Ana
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Joseph Heller
Description: Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy, a bombadier named Yossarian is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
E. B. White
Description: Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
Call Number: J FIC Whi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett
Call Number: FIC Dos
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
Description: The 17th century Spanish masterpiece, one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written and widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through 16th century Spain.
Call Number: FIC Cer
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Frank Herbert
Description: This Hugo and Nebula Award winner tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, the "spice of spices." Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence. The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium. Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, the adventures exciting.
Call Number: LP FIC Her
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
E. L James
Description: When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind -- until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
V. C. Andrews
Description: Chris, Cathy, and the twins are to be kept hidden until their grandfather dies so that their mother will receive a sizeable inheritance, however, years pass and terrifying things occur as the four children grow up in their one room prison.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Philippe Munch
Description: A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical background of the story.
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Jason Reynolds, Guy Lockard, narrator
Description: Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons, all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems, and running away from them, until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing their shots at life.
Call Number: J FIC Rey
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Marilynne Robinson
Description: In 1956, as a minister approaches the end of his life, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Gillian Flynn
Description: On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Call Number: FIC Fly
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Margaret Mitchell
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Charles Dickens, John Rafter Lee
Call Number: FIC Dic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Jonathan Swift, Michael Seidel
Description: The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses.
Call Number: FIC Swi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
J. K Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
Description: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Call Number: J FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Gary Paulsen
Description: After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
Call Number: J FIC Pau
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Joseph Conrad, J. H. Stape
Description: Resting one night on a boat on the River Thames, Charlie Marlow tells his friends about his experiences as a steamboat captain on the River Congo. There, in the heart of Africa, his search for the extraordinary Mr. Kurtz caused him to question his own nature and values-- and the nature and values of his society.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Ralph Ellison
Description: A Black man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Charlotte Brontë, New York Public Library
Description: In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Michael Crichton
Description: On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening the park to the public, he invites three top scientists and his two grandchildren to experience the park. Their visit becomes frightening when the park's security system breaks down and the dinosaurs break free.
Call Number: FIC Cri
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Tim LaHaye, Richard Ferrone, Jerry B Jenkins
Call Number: FIC LaH
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Louisa May Alcott, Susie Berneis
Description: Based loosely on Louisa May Alcott's own upbringing, Little Women follows the lives of four sisters--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Each girl has a vision of what their ideal future will bring, though ultimately experiencing, as most young do, something completely different. Originally written as two volumes, the book was a great commercial success and is considered one of the most widely read American novels.
Call Number: FIC Alc
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Larry McMurtry
Description: A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember. Now a blockbuster television event.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
John Green
Description: Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Call Number: YA FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Arthur Golden
Description: A fisherman's daughter in 1930s Japan rises to become a famous geisha. After training, Sayuri's virginity is sold to the highest bidder, then the school finds her a general for a patron. When he dies, she is reunited with the only man she loved.
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Herman Melville
Description: A young seaman joins the crew of the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick.
Call Number: FIC Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Gabriel García Márquez
Description: The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.
Call Number: LP FIC Gar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Ken Follett
Description: In 12th-century England, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral signals the dawn of a new age. This majestic creation will bond clergy and kings, knights and peasants together in a story of toil, faith, ambition and rivalry.
Call Number: FIC Fol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Isaac Asimov
Description: When young Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor, he is unaware of the perilous politics that are brewing. After he presents his paper on psychohistory, he becomes the most wanted man in the Empire.
Call Number: FIC Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton
Description: Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune.
Call Number: FIC Cli
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Daphne Du Maurier
Description: After a brief courtship a young woman becomes the wife of an English aristocrat. The two are deeply in love, but the memory of Max's first wife, Rebecca, still lingers on at Manderley, their country mansion.
Call Number: FIC Du M
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Hermann Hesse
Description: A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself. He joins the Samanas, a band of wandering ascetics without possessions or earthly ties. His quest unfulfilled, he descends into a life of unbounded luxury and indulgence. Where is truth? Where will his soul find true ease? In denial? In decadence? Or in some truth far greater than himself, so simple, so close to him, yet so obvious that only clear eyes may see it?
Call Number: FIC Hes
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Robert R McCammon
Description: In a nightmarish, post-holocaust world, an ancient evil roams a devastated America, gathering the forces of human greed and madness, searching for a child named Swan who possesses the gift of life.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Armistead Maupin
Call Number: FIC Mau
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Mark Twain, Claude Lapointe
Description: The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical background of the story.
Call Number: J FIC Twa
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Paulo Coelho
Description: "An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within."--Summary from book.
Call Number: LP FIC Coe
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Markus Zusak
Description: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Call Number: YA FIC Zus
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Junot Díaz
Description: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukœ-the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
Call Number: FIC Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Jack London
Description: Two classic tales of dogs, one part wolf and one a Saint Bernard/Scotch shepherd mix that becomes leader of a wolf pack, as they have adventures in the Yukon wilderness with both humans and other animals.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
J. D. Salinger
Description: A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?
Call Number: FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Jean M Auel
Description: The Clan of the cave bear is the first of Jean Auel's Earth's Children series. Ayla, a tall, blond, blue-eyed girl lost her family in an earthquake. She is nurtured and protected by some members of the Clan, but there are those who would cast her out because of her strange and threatening ways. Ayla's adventures 25,000 years ago include details of the world as it might have been.
Call Number: FIC Aue
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Alice Walker
Description: Set in the period between the world wars, this novel tells of two sisters, their trials, and their survival.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Alexandre Dumas, Peter Washington
Description: "Sent to prison on a false accusation in 1815, Edmond Dantes escapes many years later and finds a treasure which he uses to exact his revenge."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Dum
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Mark Haddon, Jeff Woodman
Description: Despite his overhwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
Call Number: FIC Had
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Dan Brown
Description: While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci--clues visible for all to see--yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion--an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless power broker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret--and an explosive historical truth--will be lost forever.
Call Number: LP FIC Bro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Robert Jordan
Description: In the Second Age, the Dragon subdued the Dark One and his disciples in a mystical prison. The Third Age has begun and the Dragon is gone, but reborn in a boy who doesn't yet know his supreme calling. Time is precious, for the prison decays and the Dark One will soon work his evil. Only the boy can stop him. From his prison, the Dark One wills his warriors to destroy the boy's village. But Moiraine, a servant of the Dragon, comes with her Protector. They fight off the warriors and whisk the boy away. He's destined for Tar-Valon, the island city of the Aes Sedai, where he'll discover his power. Can the Dark One stop his journey?
Call Number: FIC Jor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Lois Lowry
Description: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Call Number: JLP FIC Low
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Mario Puzo
Description: A searing novel of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and the powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor that was passed on from father to son. With its themes of the seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and family allegiance, it resonated with millions of readers across the world-and became the definitive novel of the virile, violent subculture that remains steeped in intrigue, in controversy, and in our collective consciousness.
Call Number: FIC Puz
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
John Steinbeck
Description: First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Description: On Long Island in the early 1920s the mysterious Jay Gatsby tries to rekindle his romance with Daisy, a young woman who has married another man, the wealthy and cruel Tom Buchanan.
Call Number: LP FIC Fit
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Margaret Atwood
Description: Set in the Republic of Gilead, the former United States, during the late twentieth century. The declining birth rates caused by the effects of nuclear fallout and the AIDS epidemic result in a new social structure where all young women who can bear healthy children, are allocated to powerful regime men. This is the story of one of these young women.
Call Number: FIC Atw
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2016
Kathryn Stockett
Description: Seemingly as different from one another as can be, three women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
Call Number: LP FIC Sto
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Douglas Adams
Description: Arthur Dent, a refugee from the late planet Earth and his pal from the planet Betelgeuse, Ford Prefect, thumb their way thru comic misadventures throughout the Universe.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 4, 2019
Suzanne Collins
Description: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Call Number: YA FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Tom Clancy
Description: A race between the Soviet and American fleets to find an errant Russian submarine.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Colson Whitehead
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Amy Tan
Description: Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who is telling the story. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died, and her daughter has come to take her place, only to learn of her mother's lifelong wish and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation of this secret unleashes an urgent need among the women to reach back and remember.
Call Number: FIC Tan
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
Description: Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Call Number: J FIC Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Katherine Woods
Description: An aviator, whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert, encounters a little man from a small planet who describes his adventures in the universe, seeking the secret of what is really important in life.
Call Number: J FIC Sai
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
J. R. R. Tolkien
Description: Presents the epic depicting the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle-earth, following the odyssey of Frodo the hobbit and his companions on a quest to destroy the Ring of Power.
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Alice Sebold
Description: This is the tale of family, memory, love, and living told by 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who is already in heaven. Through the voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and builds out of her family's grief a hopeful and joyful story.
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Andy Weir, R. C. Bray
Description: Mark Watney was nearly killed by a dust storm on Mars and was abandoned by his crew who thought him dead. Now he's all alone with no way of letting Earth know he's alive, which doesn't matter because his supplies would run out before they'd get there. Either way, the environment or human error will likely kill him first. Not giving in, Mark works to survive, battling obstacle after obstacle, but will it be enough?
Call Number: FIC Wei
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Nicholas Sparks
Description: Scenes from the past and a collection of intensely personal letters tell the story of a long married couple now confined to a nursing home.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
S. E Hinton
Description: The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.
Call Number: YA FIC Hin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Oscar Wilde, Tony Ross
Description: An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption. Illustrated sidebar notes provide historical background to the text.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
John Bunyan, Robert Whitfield
Call Number: FIC Bun
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
William P Young
Description: Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him.
Call Number: LP FIC You
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Kurt Vonnegut
Call Number: FIC Von
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Stephen King
Description: Imagine America devastated by a vast killer plague and the group of men and women coming together to make a last stand against it.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Ernest Hemingway
Description: The story of a group of Americans and English on a sojourn from Paris to Paloma, evokes in poignant detail, life among the expatriates on Paris's Left Bank, during the 1920s and conveys in brutally realistic descriptions the power and danger of bullfighting in Spain.
Call Number: FIC Hem
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Zora Neale Hurston
Description: Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance.
Call Number: FIC Hur
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Chinua Achebe, Peter Francis James
Description: Okonkwo is a great warrior and one of the powerful men in his village. When white missionaries and government bureaucrats threaten their tribal customs, he takes violent action.
Call Number: FIC Ach
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Frank E Peretti
Description: Ashton is just a typical small town. But when reporter Marshall Hogan and pastor Hank Busche begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous plot to subjugate the townspeople -- and eventurally the entire human race.
Call Number: FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Harper Lee
Description: Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer Atticus, has just started school; but her carefree days come to an end when a black man in town is accused of raping a white woman, and her father is the only man willing to defend him.
Call Number: LP FIC Lee
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Stephenie Meyer
Description: When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Call Number: YA FIC Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Briggs
Description: The monumental Russian classic reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War.
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Dean R. Koontz, J Charles
Description: From a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose.
Call Number: FIC Koo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Wilson Rawls
Description: A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.
Call Number: J FIC Raw
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Zadie Smith
Description: The story of two North London families - one headed by Archie, the other by Archie's best friend, a Muslim Bengali named Samad Iqbal. Pals since they served together in World War II, Archie and Samad are a decidely unlikely pair.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Emily Brontë
Description: A story of love turning in on itself and the violence and misery that result from thwarted longing.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
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Urban Fantasy - Series To Get You Started

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Wikipedia says

Urban fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting. ... A contemporary setting is not strictly necessary for a work of urban fantasy: works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined.

We say, these series kick a lot of butt. Check them out! Prepare your binge-reading muscles, it's going to be a wild ride.

Bitten
Kelley Armstrong
FIC Arm
Midnight Crossroad
Charlaine Harris
FIC Har
Blackbirds
Chuck Wendig
FIC Wen
Moon Called
Patricia Briggs
FIC Bri
Dark Currents: Agent Of Hel
Jacqueline Carey
FIC Car
Nightlife
Rob Thurman
FIC Thu
Darkfever [Audiobook]
Karen Marie Moning, Joyce Bean, Brilliance Audio (Firm)
FIC Mon
Sandman Slim [Audiobook]
Richard Kadrey, MacLeod Andrews
FIC Kad
Dead Witch Walking
Kim Harrison
FIC Har
Skinwalker
Faith Hunter
FIC Hun
Greywalker
Kat Richardson
FIC Ric
Some Girls Bite
Chloe Neill
FIC Nei
Guilty Pleasures
Laurell K Hamilton
FIC Ham
Something From The Nightside
Simon R. Green
FIC Gre
Halfway To The Grave
Jeaniene Frost
FIC Fro
Soulless
Gail Carriger
FIC Car
Hounded
Kevin Hearne
FIC Hea
The Dresden Files: Storm Front
Jim Butcher
FIC But
Kitty And The Midnight Hour
Carrie Vaughn
FIC Vau
Witchling
Yasmine Galenorn
FIC Gal
Level Grind
Annie Bellet
FIC Bel
Working For The Devil
Lilith Saintcrow
FIC Sai
Magic Bites
Ilona Andrews
FIC And
Written In Red: A Novel Of The Others
Anne Bishop
FIC Bis

Kelley Armstrong
Description: Elena Michaels is a self-described "mutt," a werewolf who left her secretive pack in upstate New York for a life among humans. In the year since she relocated to Toronto, she's embarked on a career as a journalist and begun a pleasingly mundane relationship with a decent man. All this is jeopardized when she agrees to help her old packmates hunt some troublesome mutts who are converting common criminals to werewolves and leaving a trail of conspicuous carnage.
Call Number: FIC Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Chuck Wendig
Description: When she hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and foresees his brutal murder, Miriam Black, who knows when people will die, must fight for her own life while she tries to save him.
Call Number: FIC Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Jacqueline Carey
Description: Small town Pemkowet, Mich., is a popular tourist destination for humans. It's also home to a thriving 'eldritch community' of supernatural entities, thanks to the presence of the local underworld controlled by the Norse goddess Hel. Daisy Johanssen, a half-demon trying to dodge her innate attraction to the 'Seven Deadlies' while functioning as Hel's agent on Earth and the local link between the eldritch community and the human police, is called in to help investigate the drowning of a local college boy when signs of both foul play and magical residue are found on the body.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Karen Marie Moning, Joyce Bean, Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Description: MacKayla 'Mac' Lane is on the hunt for answers in Ireland after her sister is mysteriously and brutally murdered. With the ability to peer into the realm of the Fae she closes in on the truth, she realizes there is far more at stake than bringing the killer to justice.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Kim Harrison
Description: All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to party, and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining - and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Kat Richardson
Description: Harper Blaine was slogging along as a small-time P.I. when a two-bit perp's savage assault left her dead. For two minutes, to be precise. When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit ...strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring. But Harper's not crazy. Her "death" has made her a Greywalker-able to move between our world and the mysterious, cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift (or curse) is about to drag her into that world of vampires and ghosts, magic and witches, necromancers and sinister artifacts. Whether she likes it or not.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Laurell K Hamilton
Description: Introduces the character of Anita Blake, a young necromancer and vampire hunter, who is assigned by the master vampire of the city of St. Louis to find out who is killing the city's vampires and why they are doing it.
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Jeaniene Frost
Description: Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield pursues the undead with a vengeance in the hope that one of her prey will be the father who ruined her mother's life, but her plans go awry when she is captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter.
Call Number: FIC Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Kevin Hearne
Description: Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, finds his peaceful life in Arizona shattered by the arrival of an angry Celtic god who wants Atticus's magical sword, forcing Atticus to call upon some unlikely allies for help.
Call Number: FIC Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Carrie Vaughn
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Annie Bellet
Description: "Jade Crow is a sorceress hiding from the most powerful sorcerer in the world: her ex-boyfriend. Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress. Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho, hiding from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers--her ex-boyfriend Samir. Yet when dark powers threaten her friends' lives, Jade must save them by using magic. But as soon as she does, her nemesis will find her and she won't be able to stand up against him when he comes. This is the collection of the first four volumes of the Hugo Award nominated series: Justice Calling; Murder of Crows; Pack of Lies; and Hunting Season"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Ilona Andrews
Description: Mercenary Kate Daniels cleans up urban problems of a paranormal kind. But her latest prey, a pack of undead warriors, presents her greatest challenge.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Charlaine Harris
Description: Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There's a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Patricia Briggs
Description: Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Rob Thurman
Call Number: FIC Thu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Richard Kadrey, MacLeod Andrews
Description: Working as a sideshow gladiator in Hell after being snatched by demons at the age of nineteen, James Stark escapes and returns to Los Angeles, where he plots to destroy the magic circle that stole his life.
Call Number: FIC Kad
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Faith Hunter
Description: "Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind, a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires--and hunts the undead for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fonteneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a poerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps. Amidst a bordello full of real 'ladies of the night,' and a hot Cajun biker with a panther tattoo who stirs her carnal desire, Jane must stay focused and complete her mission or else the next skin she'll need to save may be her own."--p. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Chloe Neill
Description: When Merit, a twenty-seven-year-old grad student, accidentally becomes a vampire, she finds herself sucked into a whole new world as she is initiated into Cadogan House, one of the oldest vampire houses in the United States. Unfortunately, Cadogan House is being blamed for some bad behavior with humans and it looks like a war might be on the way.
Call Number: FIC Nei
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Simon R. Green
Description: "John Taylor is not a private detective per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. That's why he's been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines."--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Gail Carriger
Description: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Jim Butcher
Description: A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.
Call Number: FIC But
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Yasmine Galenorn
Description: Meet the D'Artigo sisters: half-human, half-faerie, they're savvy-and sexy-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But their mixed-blood heritage short-circuits their talents at all the wrong times. Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to get the hang of being undead. And Camille is a wicked-good witch, except her magic's as unpredictable as the weather, as her enemies are about to find out-the hard way.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Lilith Saintcrow
Description: "When the Devil needs a rogue demon killed, who does he call? The Player: Necromance-for-hire Dante Valentine is choosy about her jobs. Hot tempered and with nerves of steel, she can raise the dead like nobody's business. The Score: The Devil hires Dante to eliminate a rogue demon: Vardimal Santino. In return, he will let her live. It's an offer she can't refuse. The Catch: How do you kill something that can't die?"--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: FIC Sai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Anne Bishop
Description: Enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities--vampires and shape-shifters among them--who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut--a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard--a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
Call Number: FIC Bis
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
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Internet Safety

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The internet can seem like a dark and scary place. And what's the deal with hackers and email threats? These books will help guide you through the maze of the internet and keep you informed.

A Parent's Guide To Understanding Social Media: Helping Your Teenager Navigate Life Online
Mark Oestreicher, Adam McLane
004.678 Oes
Learning About Privacy
Martha E. H. Rustad, Gail Saunders-Smith, JoAnne DeLurey Reed
J 323.448 Rus
A Smart Girl's Guide To The Internet: How To Connect With Friends, Find What You Need, And Stay Safe Online
Sharon Cindrich, Ali Douglass
J 004.67 Cin
Logged On And Tuned Out: A Nontechie's Guide To Parenting A Tech-Savvy Generation
Vicki Courtney
248.845 Cou
AARP Facebook: Tech To Connect [Large Print]
Marsha Collier
LP 006.754 Col
Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide To Online Dating
Laurie Davis
306.73 Dav
Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security And The Internet
Edward Lucas
364.168 Luc
Mobile Device Security For Dummies
Rich Campagna, Sibbu Iyer, Ashwin Krishnan
005.8 Cam
Cybersafe: Protecting And Empowering Kids In The Digital World Of Texting, Gaming, And Social Media
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe
004.678 OKe
Safety On The Internet
Lucia Raatma
J 004.67 Raa
Cybersecurity
Melissa Higgins, Michael Regan
YA 364.168 Hig
Super Smart Information Strategies: Online Etiquette And Safety
Phyllis Cornwall
J 004.67 Cor
Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand, Or Business Against Online Attacks
Richard Torrenzano, Mark Davis
005 Tor
The Berenstain Bears' Computer Trouble
Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain
E Ber
Hacked Again
Scott N Schober, Jon Leiberman
364.168 Sch
The Internet Book Of Life: Use The Web To Grow Richer, Smarter, Healthier, And Happier
Irene E. McDermott
025.04 McD
Hacking Exposed Mobile: Security Secrets & Solutions
Neil Bergman, Mike Stanfield, Jason Rouse, Joel Scambray
005.8 Ber
The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, And Reputation
Saul Levmore, Martha Craven Nussbaum
343.7309 Off
Hacking For Dummies
Kevin Beaver, Richard Stiennon
005.8 Bea 2016
The Smart Girl's Guide To Privacy: Practical Tips For Staying Safe Online
Violet Blue
323.448 Blu
How Personal & Internet Security Works
Preston Gralla
005.8 Gra
Thinking Critically: Online Privacy
Christine Wilcox
YA 323.448 Wil
Information Insecurity: Privacy Under Siege
Brendan January
YA 323.448 Jan
Thinking Critically: Social Networking
Andrea C. Nakaya
YA 006.754 Nak
Internet Safety
Nick Hunter
005.8 Hun
Virtual Unreality: Just Because The Internet Told You, How Do You Know It's True?
Charles Seife
025.04 Sei
iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs To Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, And Growing Up
Janell Burley Hofmann
004.678 Hof

Mark Oestreicher, Adam McLane
Description: With each passing day, teenagers' lives become increasingly intertwined with social media. How can you as a parent stay informedand involved in healthy ways? How can you help your son or daughtermake wise decisions and remain safe online? A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media will equip you to have meaningful conversations with your teenager about the best, wisest ways to get connected while staying safe.--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: 004.678 Oes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Sharon Cindrich, Ali Douglass
Description: A guide to using the Internet safely and effectively discusses privacy; dealing with parents; using email, instant messenger, and blogs; coping with cyberbullying; and downloading music legally.
Call Number: J 004.67 Cin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Marsha Collier
Description: Whether you're a current Facebook member or ready to join the world's largest social network, this guide gives you the know-how to get the most out of your experience--quickly and safely. It shows you how easy it is to set up your account, create your profile, connect with friends and family, share photos, join groups for all your interests, and much more. You'll also find helpful tips and inspiring stories from other 50+ users who used the site to stay connected and have a little fun.
Call Number: LP 006.754 Col
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Edward Lucas
Call Number: 364.168 Luc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe
Call Number: 004.678 OKe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Melissa Higgins, Michael Regan
Call Number: YA 364.168 Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Richard Torrenzano, Mark Davis
Description: "Two leading reputation experts reveal how the internet is being used to destroy brands, reputations and even lives, and how to fight back. From false Wikipedia entries, to fake YouTube videos, to Facebook lynch mobs, everyone from CEOs to fashion models, journalists to politicians, restaurateurs to doctors, is open to character assassination in the burgeoning realm of digital media. Two top media experts recount vivid tales of character attacks, provide specific advice on how to counter them, and how to turn the tables on the attackers. Having spent decades preparing for and coping with these issues, Richard Torrenzano and Mark Davis share their secrets on dealing with problems at the top of today's news. Torrenzano and Davis also take a step back to look at how the past might inform our future thinking about character assassination, from the slander wars between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, to predictions on what the end of privacy will mean for civilization"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 005 Tor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Scott N Schober, Jon Leiberman
Description: Hacked Again details the ins and outs of cybersecurity expert and CEO of a wireless security tech firm, Scott Schober, as he struggles to understand the motives and mayhem behind his being hacked. As a small business owner, family man, and tech pundit, Scott finds himself leading a compromised life. By day, he runs a successful security company and reports on the latest cyber breaches in the hopes of offering solace and security tips to millions of viewers. But, when a mysterious hacker begins to steal thousands from his bank account, go through his trash, and take over his social media identity, Scott stands to lose everything he has worked so hard for. Amidst the backdrop of major breaches, Scott shares tips and best practices for all consumers. Most importantly, he shares his own story of being hacked repeatedly and how he has come to realize that the only thing as important as his own cybersecurity is that of his readers and viewers.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.168 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Neil Bergman, Mike Stanfield, Jason Rouse, Joel Scambray
Description: Hacking Exposed Mobile focuses on the security of applications running on mobile devices, specifically mobile phones. This book focuses on Android OS, as well as operating systems from Microsoft and Apple. As businesses rush their mobile products to market and conduct business transactions via mobile devices, vast new security risks, vulnerabilities, and exploits are of great concern. This book addresses all of these issues and provides proven solutions for securing mobile applications and payment systems. It offers strategies for preventing, detecting, and remediating common technology and architecture weaknesses and maintaining tight security controls permanently.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 005.8 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Kevin Beaver, Richard Stiennon
Description: Until you can think like a bad guy and recognize the vulnerabilities in your system, you can't build an effective plan to keep your information secure. The book helps you stay on top of the security game!
Call Number: 005.8 Bea 2016
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Preston Gralla
Call Number: 005.8 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Brendan January
Description: The Internet gives us information, communication options, shopping opportunities, entertainment, and much more---all at the touch of a fingertip and much of it for free. But in exchange for these benefits, we may be losing a basic right: the right to privacy. By clicking to accept website user agreements, we often allow companies to track our activities online and to share our data with outside groups. In addition, the police and government agencies can also track people online---and this tracking is sometimes done secretly, without user agreements or search warrants. Privacy laws and the US Constitution are supposed to protect privacy in the United States, as are laws and conventions in other parts of the world. But judicial and legal systems have not kept pace with technology. Until laws catch up, users enter a legal gray area when they communicate digitally---an arena in which their most private conversations might not be protected from intrusion. Such intrusion can be dangerous: government agencies can use information obtained via digital spying to harass, arrest, or imprison citizens. Other groups can use private digital data to discriminate in banking, retail, housing, and other businesses. Around the world, critics are sounding the alarm about digital privacy. Many have called for stricter controls on data tracking. What rights do you have when it comes to privacy online? How can you be a smart cyber citizen and protect your personal digital data? These questions are at the heart of the Internet privacy debate.
Call Number: YA 323.448 Jan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Nick Hunter
Call Number: 005.8 Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Janell Burley Hofmann
Description: "As Janell Burley Hofmann, mother of five, wrapped her 13-year-old's iPhone on Christmas Eve, she was overwhelmed by questions: "Will my children learn to sit and wonder without Googling? Should I know their passwords for online accounts? Will they experience the value of personal connection without technology?" To address her concerns, she outlined boundaries and expectations in a contract for her son to sign upon receiving his first cell phone. When Hofmann's editor at The Huffington Post posted the contract, now known as iRules, it resonated on a massive scale and went viral, resulting in a tsunami of media coverage and requests. It quickly became apparent that people across the country were hungry for more. In iRules, Hofmann provides families with the tools they need to find a balance between technology and human interaction through a philosophy she calls Slow Tech Parenting. In the book, she educates parents about the online culture tweens and teens enter the minute they go online, exploring issues like cyberbullying, friend fail, and sexting, as well as helping parents create their own iRules contracts to fit their families' needs. As funny and readable as it is prescriptive, iRules will help parents figure out when to unplug and how to stay in sync with the changing world of technology, while teaching their children self-respect, integrity, and responsibility"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 004.678 Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Martha E. H. Rustad, Gail Saunders-Smith, JoAnne DeLurey Reed
Description: "Introduces readers to the concept of privacy, especially related to the Internet and online safety, such as creating a safe password. Includes a hands-on activity related to media literacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 323.448 Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Vicki Courtney
Call Number: 248.845 Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Laurie Davis
Description: Explains the online dating process, from choosing the right site to creating a profile to sorting through matches, while also offering safety tips and advice on preparing for a first date.
Call Number: 306.73 Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Rich Campagna, Sibbu Iyer, Ashwin Krishnan
Call Number: 005.8 Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Lucia Raatma
Call Number: J 004.67 Raa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Phyllis Cornwall
Description: Introduces proper online etiquette and safety for children, including cyberbullies, limiting personal information, and being responsible.
Call Number: J 004.67 Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain
Description: When Papa brings home a computer, the whole family is soon spending all day, every day staring at the screen, which means it is up to Papa to get the Berenstains back into the real world.
Call Number: E Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Irene E. McDermott
Description: "No matter what the goal might be, from financial management and vacation planning to finishing homework and keeping in touch, there are quality Web resources available for free that can help individuals and families--if they know where to look. But who has time to find and evaluate them? This comprehensive, handy guide offers an easy shortcut to all the websites, blogs, online tools, and mobile phone apps that help real people make wise decisions in many aspects of modern living. Each chapter addresses real-life family dilemmas such as how to fix a car, how to find the best price for baby diapers, and even how to find a clinical trial that might save a life."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 025.04 McD
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Saul Levmore, Martha Craven Nussbaum
Call Number: 343.7309 Off
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Violet Blue
Description: "Discusses how to protect personal information from online privacy violations. Covers how to set and store secure passwords, monitor online visibility, safely use social media and apps, and create online profiles. Contains emergency instructions for those who have been hacked or had their identity, phone, or laptop stolen"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 323.448 Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Christine Wilcox
Call Number: YA 323.448 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Andrea C. Nakaya
Description: Looks at questions related to social networking and its place in society, providing writings from opposing viewpoints intended to encourage critical thinking on how they relate to society, the individual, privacy, and teen safety.
Call Number: YA 006.754 Nak
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Charles Seife
Description: Seife takes us into the Internet information jungle and cuts a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables. Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools--or weapons--for discerning truth from fiction online--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 025.04 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 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?

Air
Astronoid
Rock Ast
Presence
Pēteris Vasks, Sol Gabetta, Candida Thompson, Irène Timacheff-Gabetta
Orchestral Vas
Amazing
Sly & Robbie, Jimmy Riley, Bitty Mclean, Selah
World Sly
Private Music 4
Various
New Age Pri
Amiga
Alex Anwandter
World Anw
Ricky Peterson. Best Of Vol. 1 & 2
Ricky Peterson
Jazz Pet
Connected
Third Level Project
Jazz Thi
So Much More
Brett Dennen
Rock Den
Crooked Man
Crooked Man
Pop Cro
Still Rockin' My Soul
Fairfield Four
Religious Fai
Did It For Love
Leela James
R&B Jam
Streets Of Compton
Game
Rap Gam
Every Now & Then
Jagwar Ma
Rock Jag
Sweet Heart: The Songs Of Alfred Sage
Alfred Sage
Pop Sag
False Idols
Tricky
Rap Tri
Terem
Terem Quartet
World Ter
I Walk
Herbert Grönemeyer
Rock Gro
The Complete Sonatas For Recorder
George Frideric Handel, Marion Verbruggen, Ton Koopman, Jaap ter Linden
Instrumental Han
Ilevitable
ILE, Cheo Feliciano
World ILE
The Only One
Doug Anderson
Religious And
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
Rock Led
The Tides
New Age Tid
Lemonade
Justin Roberts
Children Rob
Tigallerro
Phonte, Eric Roberson
Rap Pho
Montand De Mon Temps: Extrait Du Show Télévisé De J. C. Averty
Yves Montand
Pop Mon
Traditional Music From South America
Atahualpa
World Ata
Music For Listening To Music To
La Sera
Rock Ser
Vision Of Blue Heart Of Gold
Jared Tyler
Country Tyl
Old Futures Gone
John Gorka
Pop Gor
White Sun. Ii
White Sun
New Age Whi
Otis Was A Polar Bear
Allison Miller, Boom Tic Boom
Jazz Mil
¿Donde Están?
José M. Lugo
World Lug
Pégate De Mi Mambo
Manny Manuel
World Man

Astronoid
Call Number: Rock Ast
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Sly & Robbie, Jimmy Riley, Bitty Mclean, Selah
Call Number: World Sly
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Alex Anwandter
Call Number: World Anw
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 27, 2019
Third Level Project
Call Number: Jazz Thi
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 27, 2019
Crooked Man
Call Number: Pop Cro
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Leela James
Call Number: R&B Jam
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Jagwar Ma
Call Number: Rock Jag
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Tricky
Call Number: Rap Tri
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Herbert Grönemeyer
Call Number: Rock Gro
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
ILE, Cheo Feliciano
Call Number: World ILE
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Led Zeppelin
Call Number: Rock Led
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 27, 2019
Justin Roberts
Call Number: Children Rob
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 27, 2019
Yves Montand
Call Number: Pop Mon
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
La Sera
Call Number: Rock Ser
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
John Gorka
Call Number: Pop Gor
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 27, 2019
Allison Miller, Boom Tic Boom
Call Number: Jazz Mil
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Manny Manuel
Call Number: World Man
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 27, 2019
Pēteris Vasks, Sol Gabetta, Candida Thompson, Irène Timacheff-Gabetta
Call Number: Orchestral Vas
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Various
Call Number: New Age Pri
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Ricky Peterson
Call Number: Jazz Pet
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Brett Dennen
Call Number: Rock Den
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 27, 2019
Fairfield Four
Call Number: Religious Fai
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Game
Call Number: Rap Gam
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Alfred Sage
Call Number: Pop Sag
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 27, 2019
Terem Quartet
Call Number: World Ter
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
George Frideric Handel, Marion Verbruggen, Ton Koopman, Jaap ter Linden
Call Number: Instrumental Han
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Doug Anderson
Call Number: Religious And
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 27, 2019
Call Number: New Age Tid
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Phonte, Eric Roberson
Call Number: Rap Pho
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Atahualpa
Call Number: World Ata
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Jared Tyler
Call Number: Country Tyl
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
White Sun
Call Number: New Age Whi
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 27, 2019
José M. Lugo
Call Number: World Lug
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
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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.

The Summer House
James Patterson, Brendan Dubois
Dance Away With Me
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A Private Cathedral
James Lee Burke
Riviera Gold
Laurie R King
Desolation Road
Christine Feehan
The Black Swan Of Paris
Karen Robards
It's Not All Downhill From Here : A Novel
Terry McMillan
The Dirty South
John Connolly
The Book Of Longings
Sue Monk Kidd
The Girl From Widow Hills
Megan Miranda
The Dilemma
B. A. Paris
The Heart Of A Hero
Susan May Warren
The Honey-don't List
Christina Lauren
The Jerusalem Assassin
Joel C. Rosenberg
The Last Odyssey : A Thriller
James Rollins
The Lantern Men
Elly Griffiths
The Sea Glass Cottage
RaeAnne Thayne
A Week At The Shore
Barbara Delinsky
28 Summers
Elin Hilderbrand
Hope Deferred : An Amish Romance
Linda Byler
FIC ordered 121219
Bombshell
Stuart Woods, Parnell Hall
Journey Of The Pharaohs
Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
Daddy's Girls
Danielle Steel
Redhead By The Side Of The Road
Anne Tyler
Hush
James Patterson, Candice Fox
Shadow Flight
Christine Feehan
FIC ordered 120519
Someone Like You
Karen Kingsbury
The City We Became
N. K Jemisin
FIC ordered 121919
The Persuasion
Iris Johansen
The Runaway Bride
Jody Hedlund
FIC ordered 121919
The Red Lotus
Christopher A Bohjalian
The Shooting At Chateau Rock
Martin Walker
FIC ordered 120519
You Betrayed Me
Lisa Jackson

James Patterson, Brendan Dubois
Description: Being published June 8th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2020
James Lee Burke
Description: Being published May 26th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
Christine Feehan
Description: Being published June 30th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
Terry McMillan
Description: Being published March 31st, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
Sue Monk Kidd
Description: Being published April 21st, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
B. A. Paris
Description: Being published June 30th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
Christina Lauren
Description: Being published March 24th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
James Rollins
Description: Being published March 24th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
RaeAnne Thayne
Description: Being published March 17th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
Elin Hilderbrand
Description: Being published June16th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Stuart Woods, Parnell Hall
Description: Being published May 26th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Danielle Steel
Description: Being published June 9th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
James Patterson, Candice Fox
Description: Being published June 2nd, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Karen Kingsbury
Description: Being published May 5th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Iris Johansen
Description: Being published June 2nd, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Christopher A Bohjalian
Description: Being published March 17th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Lisa Jackson
Description: Being published June 30th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Description: Being published June 9th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Laurie R King
Description: Being published June 9th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
Karen Robards
Description: Being published June 30th, 2020.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2020
John Connolly