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Books That Read Like A Hallmark Holiday Movie!

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Don't worry, we are also very obsessed with Hallmark holiday films this time of year. If the ones you want already have long hold lists, we've got you covered with this great list of books that will scratch that Hallmark itch!


Fannie Flagg
Description: A short and poignant Christmas story for all the family. Oswald T. Campbell, aged 52, down-and-out in a Chicago winter, is only given months to live unless he moves South. He finds himself in the small town of Lost River, Alabama, amongst all its eccentric but friendly residents.
Call Number: FIC Fla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Tamera Alexander
Description: Recently widowed Aletta Prescott and her six-year old son are about to be evicted when she sees an advertisement for the Ladies Aid Society auction. She applies for a position when a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity. Captain Jake Winston, a Confederate sharpshooter, suffered a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. As he heals, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Ladies Aid Society auction. Kowtowing to a bunch of "crinolines" isn't his idea of soldiering, but he soon discovers this group of ladies-- one, in particular-- is far more than he bargained for.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Melody Carlson
Description: "Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life after false accusations landed her in prison, but job opportunities are practically nonexistent. When a secondhand red coat unexpectedly lands her a job as Mrs. Santa at a department store, Lena finally thinks her luck is changing. But can she keep her past a secret?"--Excerpt taken from FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Lisa Kleypas, Tanya Eby
Description: Six-year-old Holly lost the only parent she knew, her beloved mother, Victoria, and since that night, she has never again spoken a word. The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. Maggie Collins doesn't dare believe in love again, but she does believe in the magic of imagination. And when she meets Holly Nolan, she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic.
Call Number: FIC Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Nancy Naigle
Description: "Joy Holbrook might be all work and no play, but that changes when her Aunt Ruby takes a fall that lands her in a rehabilitation center before the holidays. Joy takes a leave of absence from her job as a market researcher to run the family farm, even though the timing may hinder her chance at garnering the promotion of her dreams. Ben Andrews isn't your average accountant. He also happens to be the handiest man in Crystal Lake. He's helped his elderly neighbor, Ruby Johnson, decorate for the annual Christmas Home Tour--and win--the last several years. He's not about to let some drop-in niece break their winning streak. Will the magic of Christmas open her heart and realign her priorities?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Jenny Hale
Description: Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn't regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be? Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family's festive visit - and money is no object. What he doesn't need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business - even if it is Christmas. When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she's in real trouble... With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Debbie Macomber, Allyson Ryan
Description: Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there's only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead. At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can't help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there's even a spark of romance in the air.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
Description: "August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes--as everyone does--that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris. But as history tells us, it all happened so differently. Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict--but how?--and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father's newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears--and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene? Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris--a cherished packet of letters in hand--determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Gay
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Susan Mallery
Description: To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy - until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner! Jonny came to Fool's Gold looking for normal, not for love. Happily-ever-after only happens in the movies. Still, nothing about this quirky town is quite what he expected, and "ordinary" Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Refreshingly honest, disarmingly sweet. Achingly beautiful. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. And Madeline finds Jonny in real life even more captivating than her celebrity crush. But will the action star be brave enough to risk his heart and step into the role of a lifetime?
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Jasmine Guillory
Description: "Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn't expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain Private Secretary and his charming accent and unyielding formality. Malcolm Hudson has been the Queen's Private Secretary for years and has never given a personal, private tour...until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling. Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy fling come New Year's Day...or are they?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gui
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
RaeAnne Thayne
Description: Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward's Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke, and now she's stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a hero, but she's not expecting one who almost runs her down with his car. Resuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine. At first, putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza's hand assuages his guilt--until he sees how quickly he could fall for her.
Call Number: FIC Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Karen Kingsbury
Description: Ryan Kelly spends plenty of time at The Bridge--the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee--remembering the times he and Molly Allen--who moved to Portland--once spent there, and now, with the bookstore in deep financial trouble, it will take a miracle to keep tragedy from unfolding.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Samantha Chase
Description: Christmas cottage: Lacey Quinn does not believe in happily-ever-after or the legend of the Christmas Cottage. But her best friend does, and she's the one getting married. It's Lacey's job to make sure everything at the cottage is perfect for the newlyweds. Instead, she finds herself snowed in with the best man, and she begins to wonder if fairy tales really can come true.Ever after: Ava Callahan wants desperately to believe in love everlasting. But when Brian McCabe walks back into her life and upsets her carefully organized world, her commitment to perfection makes it hard to accept the love that's right in front of her. Will it take a night in the Christmas Cottage for Ava and Brian to find their happy ending?
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
David Baldacci, Tim Matheson
Description: Banned from flying after an altercation with airport security, cash-strapped journalist Tom Langdon is forced to take the train to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his girlfriend, and experiences a heartwarming and hilarious journey during which he encounters mechanical failures, derailments, and colorful passengers.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Richard Paul Evans
Description: Kimberly Rossetti has had her heart broken more times than she wants to remember. With two failed engagements, a divorce and again alone with no prospects, she hardly seems the type to dream of being a published romance author. She signs up for The Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Savannah, Georgia. Famed romance writer, H.T. Cowell, once the best selling romance writer in America, and the author whose books instilled in her the desire to be a writer, will be speaking in public for the first time in more than a decade. In one of her breakout sessions Kimberly meets another aspiring writer, and one of the few men at the conference, Zeke, an intelligent man with a wry wit who seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat.
Call Number: LP FIC Eva
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Richard Paul Evans, January LaVoy
Description: "Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful. Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks--until the evening of December 24--he suggests that they pretend to be a couple"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Jill Kemerer
Description: Wedding planner Lexi Harrington needs a manager for her inherited Wyoming ranch. Clint Romine is the perfect man for the job, but the ruggedly handsome cowboy soon presents a new dilemma--distraction. Lexi can't fall for a small-town rancher when she's planning to return to her big-city career after the holidays. Home has always been elusive for former foster kid Clint. Working alongside Lexi at Rock Step Ranch feels too cozy--and too risky. Opening up to her means revealing a secret about his past that could jeopardize everything he holds dear. This Christmas, can Clint learn to trust Lexi with the truth, and with his heart?
Call Number: FIC Kem
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Charles Todd
Description: Haunted by the horrors she witnessed in France during the enemy invasion of 1914, Lady Elspeth Douglas, a titled young Englishwoman, is transformed by her experience and leaves her sheltered life behind to become a nurse and return to the battlefields of France to do her part.
Call Number: FIC Tod
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Denise Hunter, Betsy. January bride St. Amant, Deborah. February bride Raney
Description: For December Bride Layla O'Reilly, her engagement to Seth Murphy is only meant to save her career. But Seth has loved Layla for years. January Bride, Maddie Houser arranges an office in a local B&B to write without distraction, and falls for her mysterious host through the daily notes they exchange. February Bride Allie Andrews flees the church on her wedding day in the dress worn by generations of women in her family--all with failed marriages.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
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A Redbird Christmas
Fannie Flagg
FIC Fla
Snow Angel Cove
RaeAnne Thayne
FIC Tha
Christmas At Carnton
Tamera Alexander
FIC Ale
The Bridge : A Novel
Karen Kingsbury
FIC Kin
Christmas At Harrington's
Melody Carlson
FIC Car
The Christmas Cottage ; Ever After
Samantha Chase
FIC Cha
Christmas Eve At Friday Harbor [Audiobook] : A Novel
Lisa Kleypas, Tanya Eby
FIC Kle
The Christmas Train [Audiobook]
David Baldacci, Tim Matheson
FIC Bal
Christmas Joy
Nancy Naigle
FIC Nai
The Mistletoe Inn [Large Print]
Richard Paul Evans
LP FIC Eva
Christmas Wishes And Mistletoe Kisses
Jenny Hale
FIC Hal
The Mistletoe Promise [Audiobook]
Richard Paul Evans, January LaVoy
FIC Eva
Dashing Through The Snow [Audiobook] : A Christmas Novel
Debbie Macomber, Allyson Ryan
FIC Mac
The Rancher's Mistletoe Bride
Jill Kemerer
FIC Kem
Last Christmas In Paris : A Novel Of World War I
Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
FIC Gay
The Walnut Tree
Charles Todd
FIC Tod
Marry Me At Christmas
Susan Mallery
FIC Mal
Winter Brides : A Year Of Weddings Novella Collection
Denise Hunter, Betsy. January bride St. Amant, Deborah. February bride Raney
FIC Win
Royal Holiday
Jasmine Guillory
FIC Gui

Winter Reading Program: Light Up The Mind

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The time has come for our favorite Winter Reading Program 2021! 

January 2 - February 27, 2021
for adults and teens (6th grade and up)

You can sign up here: https://griver.beanstack.org/reader365

Or stop by your favorite library branch!

 


Rachel Fordham
Description: "Six years ago, a shocking secret sent Agnes Pratt running in search of a new start. She found it in Penance, a rugged town of miners and lumberjacks in the Dakota Territory, where she became Miss Aggie, respected schoolteacher and confirmed old maid. But the past has a way of catching up with people. When childhood friend and former sweetheart James Harris accepts a position as the town doctor, Aggie's pleasantly predictable days suddenly become anything but. James wants to know why Agnes left behind the life they had dreamed of creating for themselves--but he is the one person who can never know. In the shadows of the Black Hills, can a healing light be shed on the past? Or will the secret Agnes can't seem to outrun destroy her chance at happiness?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Kristen Proby
Description: When Carter Shaw's wife died five years ago, he was left to pick up the pieces not only of his own broken heart but also that of his devastated eight-year-old daughter, Gabby--But recently, Carter has noticed women again and soon even begins dating. No one has stuck around for long, mostly thanks to one very angry Gabby. Nora Hayes has worked as Carter's assistant for years. Recently divorced herself, Nora spends many hours at the office and helping Carter with his daughter whom she adores. Despite loving her job and being wrapped up in the Shaw family, Nora's never given her handsome, kind workaholic boss a second thought, especially in the romance department. But, then the snowstorm of the century hits, and Nora finds herself stranded at work with Carter overnight. And suddenly, she sees Carter in a whole new, sexy light. The sadness that's lived in his eyes for so long has now been replaced with pure, unadulterated lust--and Nora isn't quite sure what to do about it. For after the pain of her divorce, she never thought she would give love a second chance.-- Provided by Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Kristin Chang
Description: "One evening, Ma tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman's body, named Hu Gu Po. She hungered to eat children, especially their toes. Soon afterwards, Daughter awakes with a tiger tail. And more mysterious events follow: Holes in the backyard spit up letters penned by her grandmother; a visiting aunt leaves red on everything she touches; another aunt arrives with eels in her belly. All the while, Daughter is falling for her neighbor, a girl named Ben with mysterious powers of her own. As the two young lovers translate the grandmother's letters, Daughter begins to understand that each woman in her family embodies an old Taiwanese myth--and that she will have to bring her family's secrets to light in order to change their destiny. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Jennifer De Leon
Description: "Liliana Cruz is a hitting a wall—or rather, walls. There’s the wall her mom has put up ever since Liliana’s dad left—again. There’s the wall that delineates Liliana’s diverse inner-city Boston neighborhood from Westburg, the wealthy—and white—suburban high school she’s just been accepted into. And there’s the wall Liliana creates within herself, because to survive at Westburg, she can’t just lighten up, she has to whiten up. So what if she changes her name? So what if she changes the way she talks? So what if she’s seeing her neighborhood in a different way? But then light is shed on some hard truths: It isn’t that her father doesn’t want to come home—he can’t...and her whole family is in jeopardy. And when racial tensions at school reach a fever pitch, the walls that divide feel insurmountable. But a wall isn’t always a barrier. It can be a foundation for something better. And Liliana must choose: Use this foundation as a platform to speak her truth, or risk crumbling under its weight" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
author Desus Nice, author Kid Mero
Description: "Desus & Mero have turned their Bronx-born friendship into a growing brand. And it's no surprise--tuning in to them is like listening to the funniest, smartest people you know dissect a topic and then light it on fire. Now they've written the most entertaining guide to life you'll ever read, in which all the important questions are asked: How do I talk to my kids about drugs if I do them too? How do I bet on sports? How should I behave in jail? How much is too much to spend on sneakers? Is porn really that bad for me? With a lifetime spent building up a plethora of information from trials and tribulations and a handful of misdemeanors, the pair decided to write this book.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 818 Des
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Leigh Bale
Description: "For Englischer Julia Rose, starting her first handmade-soap store almost makes up for her lost dreams of marriage and children. With patience and care, Amish carpenter Martin Hostetler renovates the dilapidated building Julia inherited--and sparks her interest in his community's peaceful ways. But their families' objections make romance between them impossible...unless faith and love can light their holiday way home."--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Melissa Cynova
Description: A collection of folk magic practices for love, luck, prosperity, protection, blessings, and healing, and goal-setting.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 133.43 Cyn
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Kekla Magoon
Description: A girl walks home from school. She's tall for her age. She's wearing her winter coat. Her headphones are in. She never makes it home. In the aftermath, while law enforcement tries to justify the response, one fact remains: a police officer has shot and killed Shea Tatum, an unarmed thirteen-year-old black girl. The community is thrown into upheaval, leading to unrest, a growing movement to protest the senseless taking of black lives, and the arrival of white supremacist counter demonstrators. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Mag
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
M. L. (Matthew Lieber) Buchman
Description: When hotshot SOAR helicopter pilot Trisha O'Malley rescues Navy SEAL Bill Bruce from his undercover mission in Somalia, it ignites his fury. Everything about Trisha triggers his mistrust: her elusive past, her wild energy, and her proclivity for flying past safety's edge. Even as the heat between them turns into passion's fire, Bill and Trisha must team up to confront their pasts and survive Somalia's pirate lords.
Call Number: FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Joseph S Renzulli, Sally M Reis, Andrea (Andrea B.) Thompson
Call Number: 371.95 Ren
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Annelise Ryan
Description: "Motivated by her own difficult past, Hildy has an unparalleled commitment to supporting troubled clients through grief and addiction in Sorenson, Wisconsin. But when a distraught group therapy member reveals disturbing details about her late son's potential murder, Hildy goes from dedicated mental health professional to in-over-her-head amateur sleuth. Alongside her loyal therapy Golden Retriever, Hildy stumbles through incriminating clues--and an unlikely partnership with Detective Bob Richmond, the irresistibly headstrong cop who shares her passion for helping others. With signs of foul play surfacing all over town, can Hildy and Detective Richmond pinpoint the deadly traits of a sharp-witted killer before another seat gets filled at grief therapy?"--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Marge Pellegrino, Kay Sather
Description: Neon Words is a book that will illuminate the writer in you. By using the tools and activities here, you'll connect the word-organizing part of your brain with your free-ranging imagination--and you'll love what you've captured on the page! It's an exciting, confidence-boosting, and deeply satisfying experience. Whether you want to be a writer, or just want to explore what it's like to create with language, you'll discover that playing with words can help you be more present in your life and, have lots of fun.
Call Number: YA 808.02 Pel
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Jessica Simpson, Kevin Carr O'Leary
Description: Jessica Simpson reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, Open Book is inspiring and entertaining. America's Sweetheart, preacher's daughter, pop phenomenon, reality TV pioneer, and fashion mogul invites readers on a journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Jessica Simpson is using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she's never shared before. First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. Now in her book she shares the wisdom and inspirations she's learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture clichés.-- adapted from jacket
Call Number: B Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Rebecca Elliott
Description: "Haylah Swinton is an ace best friend, a loving daughter, and an incredibly patient sister to a four-year-old nutcase of a brother. Best of all, she's pretty confident she's mastered making light of every situation--from her mom's new boyfriend to unsolicited remarks on her plus-sized figure. Haylah's learning to embrace all of her curvy parts and, besides, she has a secret: one day, she'll be a stand-up comedian star. So when impossibly cool and thirstalicious Leo reveals he's also into comedy, Haylah jumps at the chance to ghost-write his sets. But is Leo as interested in returning the favor? Even though her friends warn her of Leo's intentions, Haylah's not ready to listen--and she might just be digging herself deeper toward heartbreak. If Haylah's ever going to step into the spotlight, first she'll need to find the confidence to put herself out there and strut like the boss she really is" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
April Genevieve Tucholke
Description: In this stand-alone companion novel to The Boneless Mercies, the Cut-Queen and her band of shaven-skulled witches, The Hounds, are using their dark magic in an attempt to kill or convert everyone in Vorseland. Well, almost everyone. Seventeen-year-old Torvi and her younger sister, Frigga, are still fighting for goodness and light in a land covered in snow. But when the Cut-Queen captures Frigga, Torvi teams up with a band of new characters to rescue her sister or die trying. In this gender-bent retelling of King Arthur, April Tucholke showcases more fierce girl heroes, bloodlust, and quests for power in another darkly elegant tale.
Call Number: YA FIC Tuc
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
David Platt
Description: "In these pages, Platt shares how he found a deeper, fuller hope on the other side of foundation-shaking questions like, 'Is Jesus really the hope of the world after all?' Platt realized that soul-piercing questions don't just demand answers. They require action. And that action, as we change our lives to resemble the way of Jesus, brings hope, light, and life to the world. This is your call to risk more, to let what breaks God's heart break yours, and to take action where God has placed you."--Dust jacket flap
Call Number: 261.8325 Pla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Christian Wiman
Description: A new collection of verse on religious and personal themes from poet Christian Wiman.-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Wim
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Jo Marchant
Description: For at least 20,000 years, we have led not just an earthly existence but a cosmic one. Celestial cycles drove every aspect of our daily lives. Our innate relationship with the stars shaped who we are--our art, religious beliefs, social status, scientific advances, and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. Our relationship to the stars and planets has moved from one of awe, wonder and superstition to one where technology is king--the cosmos is now explored through data on our screens, not by the naked eye observing the natural world. Jo Marchant's parade of the ways different cultures celebrated the majesty and mysteries of the night sky is a journey to the most awe inspiring view you can ever see--looking up on a clear dark night. That experience and the thoughts it has engendered have radically shaped human civilization across millennia. The cosmos is the source of our greatest creativity in art, in science, in life. Marchant takes us to the Hall of the Bulls in the caves at Lascaux in France, and to the summer solstice at a 5,000-year-old tomb at New Grange in England. We discover Chumash cosmology and visit medieval monks grappling with the nature of time and Tahitian sailors navigating by the stars. We discover how light reveals the chemical composition of the sun, and we are with Einstein as he works out that space and time are one and the same. A four-billion-year-old meteor inspires a search for extraterrestrial life. The cosmically liberating, summary revelation is that star-gazing made us human.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 523.1 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
R. W. W. Greene
Description: "Before Hisako Saski is even born, her parents make a deal on her behalf. In exchange for a first-class education and a boost out of poverty, Hisako will marry Adem Sadiq, a maintenance engineer and self-styled musician who works the trade lanes aboard his family's sub-light starship, the Hajj. Hisako is not happy when she finds out about the plan. She has little interest in the broken branch of physics the deal requires her to study, and is not keen on the idea of giving up her home and everything she knows to marry a stranger. Sparks fly when Adem and Hisako meet, but their personal issues are overshadowed by the discovery of long-held secrets and a chance at faster-than-light travel." --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Rebecca Raisin
Description: When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity for a job exchange with her Parisian friend Sophie, saying yes is a no-brainer--after all, what kind of romantic would turn down six months in Paris? Sarah is sure she's in for the experience of a lifetime--days spent surrounded by literature in a gorgeous bookshop, and the chance to watch the snow fall on the Eiffel Tower. Plus, now she can meet up with her journalist boyfriend, Ridge, when his job takes him around the globe. But her expectations cool faster than her café au lait soon after she lands in the City of Light--she's a fish out of water in Paris. The customers are rude, her new coworkers suspicious and her relationship with Ridge has been reduced to a long-distance game of phone tag, leaving Sarah to wonder if he'll ever put her first over his busy career. As Christmas approaches, Sarah is determined to get the shop--and her life--back in order ... and make her dreams of a Parisian happily-ever-after come true.
Call Number: FIC Rai
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Radhika Jones, David Friend
Description: This volume collects 30 of the best profiles, essays, and columns on female subjects written by female contributors to the magazine over the past 35 years.
Call Number: 920.72 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
Jennifer Longo
Description: "Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase. Toothbrush? Yes. Socks? Yes. Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope! There's no room for any additional baggage. Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she's free. One year to avoid anything--or anyone--that could get in her way. Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean. And everything changes." --Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2020
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A Life Once Dreamed
Rachel Fordham
FIC For
Neon Words : 10 Brilliant Ways To Light Up Your Writing
Marge Pellegrino, Kay Sather
YA 808.02 Pel
After All
Kristen Proby
FIC Pro
Open Book
Jessica Simpson, Kevin Carr O'Leary
B Sim
Bestiary
Kristin Chang
FIC Cha
Pretty Funny For A Girl
Rebecca Elliott
YA FIC Ell
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From
Jennifer De Leon
YA FIC De L
Seven Endless Forests
April Genevieve Tucholke
YA FIC Tuc
God-level Knowledge Darts : Life Lessons From The Bronx
author Desus Nice, author Kid Mero
818 Des
Something Needs To Change : A Call To Make Your Life Count In A World Of Urgent Need
David Platt
261.8325 Pla
Her Amish Christmas Choice
Leigh Bale
FIC Bal
Survival Is A Style
Christian Wiman
811 Wim
Kitchen Table Magic : Pull Up A Chair, Light A Candle & Let's Talk Magic
Melissa Cynova
133.43 Cyn
The Human Cosmos : Civilization And The Stars
Jo Marchant
523.1 Mar
Light It Up
Kekla Magoon
YA FIC Mag
The Light Years
R. W. W. Greene
FIC Gre
Light Up The Night
M. L. (Matthew Lieber) Buchman
FIC Buc
The Little Bookshop On The Seine
Rebecca Raisin
FIC Rai
Light Up Your Child's Mind : Finding A Unique Pathway To Happiness And Success
Joseph S Renzulli, Sally M Reis, Andrea (Andrea B.) Thompson
371.95 Ren
Vanity Fair's Women On Women
Radhika Jones, David Friend
920.72 Van
Needled To Death
Annelise Ryan
FIC Rya
What I Carry
Jennifer Longo
YA FIC Lon

Trans & Nonbinary Books

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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 27, 2020
Mady (Mady M. Giuliani) G, J. R. Zuckerberg
Description: "Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!"--Back cover.
Call Number: YA 306.76 G
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Armistead Maupin
Call Number: FIC Mau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Matt Bors
Description: "The dream of a queer separatist town. The life of a gay, Jewish Nazi-fighter. A gender reveal party that tears reality apart. These are just some of the comics you'll find in this massive queer comics anthology from The Nib. [This book] is filled with dozens of comics about LGBTQIA + experiences, ranging from personal stories to queer history to cutting satire about pronoun panic and brands desperate to co-opt pride."--Back cover.
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Amy Ellis Nutt
Description: "The Maines were a middle-class, hard-working, politically conservative New England couple whose lives felt complete when they adopted identical twin sons. As toddlers, Jonas was the son Kelly and Wayne Maines expected, but Wyatt was only interested in girls' clothes and toys. By age five, this conflict was tearing Wyatt--and the family--apart. Today, Wyatt is Nicole. She and Jonas are now graduating from high school. This is the story of a journey that could have destroyed a family, but instead united them. It's the story of a mother whose instincts told her her child needed love and help. It's the story of a Republican, NRA-member father who overcame confusion and fear to become a vocal advocate of trans rights. It's the story of a brother who always loved and accepted his sister. And, especially, it's the story of a young girl who found the courage to be herself."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.768 Nut
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Aiden Thomas
Description: Yadriel, a trans boy, summons the angry spirit of his high school's bad boy, and agrees to help him learn how he died, thereby proving himself a brujo, not a bruja, to his conservative family.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Maia Kobabe, Phoebe Kobabe
Description: In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Maia's cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it.--From statement at Amazon.
Call Number: 306.76 Kob
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Sasha Geffen
Description: Why has music so often served as an accomplice to transcendent expressions of gender? Why did the query "is he musical?" become code, in the twentieth century, for "is he gay?" Why is music so inherently queer? For Sasha Geffen, the answers lie, in part, in music's intrinsic quality of subliminal expression, which, through paradox and contradiction, allows rigid gender roles to fall away in a sensual and ambiguous exchange between performer and listener. This book traces the history of this gender fluidity in pop music from the early twentieth century to the present day. Starting with early blues and the Beatles and continuing with performers such as David Bowie, Prince, Missy Elliot, and Frank Ocean, Geffen explores how artists have used music, fashion, language, and technology to break out of the confines mandated by gender essentialism and establish the voice as the primary expression of gender transgression. From glam rock and punk to disco, techno, and hip-hop, music helped set the stage for today's conversations about trans rights and recognition of nonbinary and third-gender identities. Glitter Up the Dark takes a long look back at the path that led here.--From back cover.
Call Number: 781.64 Gef
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Mason Deaver
Description: When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile for the last half of senior year in a new school. Then fellow student Nathan Allan decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change. It might just be a chance to start a happier new life. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Armistead Maupin
Description: Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Maupin realized that the South was too small for him and took a road journey that led him from a homoerotic navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to San Francisco in the early 1970s. His life and travels became an epic urban saga, Tales of the City, which provided him with a very public coming-out platform, chronicled the evolution of America's queer community over the last four decades, and inspired millions to claim their own lives.
Call Number: B Mau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Amanda Jetté Knox
Description: All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. While still a teenager, she met the love of her life. They were wed at 20, and had three children. Jetté Knox finally had the stability she craved--or so it seemed. Their middle child struggled with depression and avoided school. The author was unprepared when the child she knew as her son came out as transgender at the age of eleven. Shocked, but knowing how important it was to support her daughter, Jetté Knox became an ardent advocate for trans rights. For many years, the author had coped with her spouse's moodiness, but that chronic unhappiness was taking a toll on their marriage. The year after their child came out, her partner also came out as transgender. Jetté Knox searched for positive examples of marriages surviving transition. When she found no role models, she determined that her family would become one. The shift was challenging, but slowly the family members noticed that they were becoming happier and more united. With insight into the challenges faced by trans people, Love Lives Here is a story of transition, frustration, support, acceptance, and love.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.85 Jet
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Kata Konayama, Amber Tamosaitis
Description: "Mogumo is a cute but lonely non-binary high school student who just wants a few loving friends. As someone who doesn't identify as a boy or a girl, however, finding people who really understand can be a big challenge. When fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to work at an untraditional maid café, Mogumo is hopeful that things are looking up. Will they finally find friends to call their own--or just more misunderstanding?"--Back cover.
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Julie Anne Peters
Description: Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her older brother Liam's transsexuality a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of "transitioning" by first telling his family and friends that he is a girl who was born in a boy's body.
Call Number: YA FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Blair Imani
Description: "An illustrated and informative primer on the progressive social change movements of the last 60 years as told through the stories of 60 diverse female and non-binary leaders in those movements, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through today. Inspiring a radical and inclusive approach to history, Modern HERstory celebrates 60 modern women and non-binary people who have changed the world. From the the civil rights movement and the women's movement to the LGBT rights movement and Black Lives Matter, these trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked and under-celebrated despite making huge contributions to the social change and progress movements of the last century: not just women, but people of color, queer people, trans people, Muslims, and young people. Authored by rising star activist Blair Imani, Modern HERstory tells the important stories of these leaders and their movements in an easy-to-follow format appropriate for all ages, granting them the visibility and acknowledgment they deserve, and educating readers about the people changing the world right here and right now--and inspiring them to do the same"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 320.082 Ima
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Mariah MacCarthy
Description: "High school cheerleader Jenna is slowly losing her best friend, Raejean, and the trust of her teammates after an incident at a party. Through miscommunication, misinterpretation, and retaliation the world as she knows it crumbles around her"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Julia Kaye
Description: "A highly personal collection documenting the early months of artist Julia Kaye's gender transition. Instead of a traditional written diary, Julia Kaye has always turned to art as a means of self-reflection. So when she began her gender transition in 2016, she decided to use her popular webcomic, Up and Out, to process her journey and help others with similar struggles realize they weren't alone. Julia's poignant, relatable comics honestly depict her personal ups and downs while dealing with the various issues involved in transitioning-- from struggling with self-acceptance and challenging societal expectations, to moments of self-love and joy. Super Late Bloomer both educates and inspires, as Julia faces her difficulties head-on and commits to being wholly, authentically who she was always meant to be."--Page [4] of cover.
Call Number: 306.768 Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Maggie Nelson
Description: A genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes the author's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, is an intimate portrayal of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.
Call Number: B Nel
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Lisa Williamson
Description: David Piper, always an outsider, forms an unlikely friendship with Leo Denton who, from the first day at his new school wants only to be invisible, but when David's deepest secret gets out, that he wants to be a girl, things get very messy for both of them.
Call Number: YA FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Kris Ripper
Description: "Declan has commitment issues. He’s been an office temp for literally years now, and his friends delight in telling people that he left his last boyfriend at the altar. And that’s all true. But he’s starting to think it’s time to start working on his issues. Maybe. When Declan meets Sidney—a popular nonbinary YouTuber with an advice show—an opportunity presents itself: as part of The Love Study, Declan will go on a series of dates arranged by Sidney and report back on how the date went in the next episode. The dates are...sort of blah. It’s not Sidney’s fault; the folks participating are (mostly) great people, but there’s no chemistry there. Maybe Declan’s just broken. Or maybe the problem is that the only person he’s feeling chemistry with is Sidney" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Rip
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Juno (Young adult fiction writer) Dawson, Spike Gerrell
Description: "Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Striaght. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder"--Back cover.
Call Number: YA 306.766 Daw
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Koe Creation
Call Number: 306.8423 Cre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Laurie Frankel, Gabra Zackman
Description: When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Sarah McBride, Joseph R. Biden
Call Number: 306.768 McB
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Freiya Benson
Description: An anthology of writing on the topic of love, written by trans and non-bionary people who share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of love in all its guises. Intimate and radical, humorous and poignant, this book is for anyone who has loved, who is in love and who is looking for love.
Call Number: 306.768 Tra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Alex Bertie
Description: Bertie recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions. He explores without judgment how complicated all these things can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to live as yourself and find happiness. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA 306.768 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
Kathryn Gonzales, Karen Rayne, Anne Passchier, Nyk Rayne
Description: Trans+ : Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You is an all-inclusive, uncensored guide for teens who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, or gender-fluid. TRANS+ answers all your questions, easy and hard, about gender and covers mental health, physical health and reproduction, transitioning, relationships, sex, and life as a trans or nonbinary individual. It's full of essential information you need--and want--to know and includes real-life stories from teens like you!
Call Number: YA 306.768 Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
John Elizabeth Stintzi
Description: "Alani Baum, a non-binary photographer and teacher, hasn't seen their mother since they ran away with their girlfriend when they were seventeen -- almost thirty years ago. But when Alani gets a call from a doctor at the assisted living facility where their mother has been for the last five years, they learn that their mother's dementia has worsened and appears to have taken away her ability to speak. As a result, Alani suddenly find themselves running away again -- only this time, they're running back to their mother. Staying at their mother's empty home, Alani attempts to tie up the loose ends of their mother's life while grappling with the painful memories that -- in the face of their mother's disease -- they're terrified to lose. Meanwhile, the memories inhabiting the house slowly grow animate, and the longer Alani is there, the longer they're forced to confront the fact that any closure they hope to get from this homecoming will have to be manufactured" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2020
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A People's Future Of The United States : Speculative Fiction From 25 Extraordinary Writers
Victor D. LaValle, John Joseph Adams
FIC Peo
Squad
Mariah MacCarthy
YA FIC Mac
A Quick & Easy Guide To Queer & Trans Identities
Mady (Mady M. Giuliani) G, J. R. Zuckerberg
YA 306.76 G
Super Late Bloomer : My Early Days In Transition : An Up And Out Collection
Julia Kaye
306.768 Kay
Babycakes
Armistead Maupin
FIC Mau
The Argonauts [Audiobook]
Maggie Nelson
B Nel
Be Gay, Do Comics! : Queer History, Memoir, And Satire From The Nib
Matt Bors
The Art Of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
YA FIC Wil
Becoming Nicole : The Transformation Of An American Family
Amy Ellis Nutt
306.768 Nut
The Love Study
Kris Ripper
FIC Rip
Cemetery Boys
Aiden Thomas
YA FIC Tho
This Book Is Gay
Juno (Young adult fiction writer) Dawson, Spike Gerrell
YA 306.766 Daw
Gender Queer : A Memoir
Maia Kobabe, Phoebe Kobabe
306.76 Kob
This Heart Holds Many : My Life As The Nonbinary Millennial Child Of A Polyamorous Family
Koe Creation
306.8423 Cre
Glitter Up The Dark : How Pop Music Broke The Binary
Sasha Geffen
781.64 Gef
This Is How It Always Is [Audiobook]
Laurie Frankel, Gabra Zackman
FIC Fra
I Wish You All The Best
Mason Deaver
YA FIC Dea
Tomorrow Will Be Different : Love, Loss, And The Fight For Trans Equality
Sarah McBride, Joseph R. Biden
306.768 McB
Logical Family : A Memoir
Armistead Maupin
B Mau
Trans Love : An Anthology Of Transgender And Non-binary Voices
Freiya Benson
306.768 Tra
Love Lives Here : A Story Of Thriving In A Transgender Family
Amanda Jetté Knox
306.85 Jet
Trans Mission : My Quest To A Beard
Alex Bertie
YA 306.768 Ber
Love Me For Who I Am. Vol. 1
Kata Konayama, Amber Tamosaitis
Trans+ : Love, Sex, Romance, And Being You
Kathryn Gonzales, Karen Rayne, Anne Passchier, Nyk Rayne
YA 306.768 Gon
Luna : A Novel
Julie Anne Peters
YA FIC Pet
Vanishing Monuments : A Novel
John Elizabeth Stintzi
FIC Sti
Modern Herstory : Stories Of Women And Nonbinary People Rewriting History
Blair Imani
320.082 Ima

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Take a moment to remember what you are thankful for with these excellent books curated by our friends at Zoobean! Haven't registered for #ReadGrateful at GRRL yet? Sign up at griver.beanstack.org on on the  Beanstack Tracker app.


Heather Lende
Call Number: 170.44 Len
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Mitch Albom
Description: Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Mitch Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika's arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, "No one in Haiti can help you with." Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.
Call Number: 362.734 Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
Description: I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause.
Call Number: JB You
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper, Sisi Aisha Johnson
Description: Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory. She can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom, the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy, and she's determined to let everyone know it, somehow.
Call Number: J FIC Dra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Oge Mora
Description: When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Joseph Bruchac, Marlena Myles, Miranda Paul
Description: This poetry anthology, edited by Miranda Paul, explores a wide range of ways to be grateful (from gratitude for a puppy to gratitude for family to gratitude for the sky) with poems by a diverse group of contributors.
Call Number: J 811.6 Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Shel Silverstein
Description: A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
Call Number: E Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Mo Willems
Description: "Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: Ei Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Todd Parr
Description: Easy-to-read text encourages the reader to find something every day for which to be thankful, from underwear that is just the right size to birthday cakes and the wishes they bring.
Call Number: E Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Traci Sorell, Frané Lessac
Description: Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for celebrations big and small.
Call Number: E Sor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
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Find The Good : Unexpected Life Lessons From A Small-town Obituary Writer
Heather Lende
170.44 Len
Thanku : Poems Of Gratitude
Joseph Bruchac, Marlena Myles, Miranda Paul
J 811.6 Tha
Finding Chika : A Little Girl, An Earthquake, And The Making Of A Family
Mitch Albom
362.734 Alb
The Giving Tree.
Shel Silverstein
E Sil
I Am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
JB You
The Thank You Book
Mo Willems
Ei Wil
Out Of My Mind [Audiobook]
Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper, Sisi Aisha Johnson
J FIC Dra
The Thankful Book
Todd Parr
E Par
Thank You, Omu!
Oge Mora
E Mor
We Are Grateful : Otsaliheliga
Traci Sorell, Frané Lessac
E Sor

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Richard Donner, Randall Emmett, Avi Lerner, Arnold Rifkin, John (Film producer) Thompson
Description: Jack Mosley is a burnt-out detective who is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail, 16 blocks to the 100 Centre Street courthouse. However, as the two head off, Mosley learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD want the witness dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Karyn Kusama, Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo
Description: 400 years in the future, after a virus kills off 99% of the world population, only one city on Earth remains. Ruled by the Goodchild dynasty, it is a perfect society of peace and prosperity - except that its citizens keep mysteriously disappearing. A secret agent/assassin/warrior has been given the mission to bring down the regime. But as she goes deeper into her mission, Aeon uncovers some shocking secrets that put the mission, not to mention her life, in danger.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Robert Teitel, George Tillman, Alex Gartner, Don D Scott, Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Description: When a slick new mega-franchise clip-joint opens across the street from his southside Chicago barbershop, Calvin and his crew must take a stand to save the shop from bankruptcy - and the neighborhood from a shady development deal.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Michael 1943- Mann, Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo
Description: Vincent is a cool, calculating contract killer at the top of his game. Max is a cabbie with big dreams looking for his next fare. This fateful night, Max becomes Vincent's collateral, and will transport him on his next mission - one night, five stops, five hits and then a perfect getaway. Together, Vincent and Max find themselves in a non-stop race against time. With the LAPD and the FBI after them, they each become dependent on the other to survive.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Bob Giraldi, Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, Vivian Wu, Michael McGlone
Description: At New York's hottest restaurant, things are really heating up. Owner and bookie Louis Cropa lost a friend to a mob hit and now his chef's gambling problem has brought the unwelcome mobsters into their restaurant.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Tom Hedley, Joe Eszterhas, Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Adrian Lyne
Description: Alex Owens is a fiercely determined and beautiful 18 year old woman who works as a welder by day and as a dancer at a local bar at night. Alex struggles to gain independence, finds love, and realize her dream--to dance at the Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Neil Jordan, Stephen Woolley, David Geffen, Anne Rice, Elliot Goldenthal
Description: A vampire with a conscience, Lestat (Cruise), tells an unbelieving journalist the story of how he lured a young aristocrat (Pitt) into the immortality of the damned.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Robert Downey, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow
Description: A wealthy industrialist is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, David Carradine
Description: Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, the bride emerges from a coma and decides its time for payback ... with a vengeance. Having been gunned down by her former boss and his deadly squad of international assassins, it's a kill-or-be-killed fight. She didn't start this deadly series of events, but she is definitely determined to finish the business.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Gil Netter, Karen Rosenfelt, Scott Frank, Don Roos, David Frankel
Description: John and Jen are journalists who are a newly married couple. Marley is the adopted puppy that no one wants, a high-strung lab who is virtually untrainable. Marley shreds cushions, destroys floors and walls and most everything in between. Instead of taking him to the pound, they love their dog and he faithfully loves them in return. John and Jen eventually have three children and Jen gives up her career to be a mom. John's career continues to advance as he carves a niche as a local columnist. The family moves from Florida to Pennsylvania. John struggles with his own career direction, but Marley remains the constant. A memoir of Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan's life with his yellow Labrador retriever.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Description: Modern Family takes a refreshing and funny view of what it means to raise a family in this hectic day and age. Multicultural relationships, adoption, and same-sex marriage are just a few of the timely issues faced by the show's three wildly-diverse broods. No matter the size or shape, family always comes first in this hilariously 'modern' look at life, love, and laughter.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
David Carson, Rob Morrow, Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, John Cullum
Description: Fresh out of New York's Columbia University, Dr. Joel Fleischman is looking forward to his comfortable position in Alaska's largest city. He has to repay his medical intern money by serving four years as a doctor there. Upon his arrival, Joel finds himself a fish-out-of-water as he's instead reassigned to the tiny village of Cicely, Alaska where the offbeat locals would love for him to stay forever.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alex Mace
Description: After the loss of their unborn baby, Kate and John Coleman decide to adopt a child as a way to bring some joy and normalcy into their lives. The couple is drawn to Esther, a 9-year-old orphan and they welcome her into their home. As soon as Esther moves in, a series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther - this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Darren Aronofsky, Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans
Description: Harry, his best friend Tyrone, his girlfriend Marion, and his mother all struggle with drug addiction against a backdrop of the abandoned beaches and faded glory of Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper, Martin (Producer) Wood, Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping
Description: An elite military unit (SG-1) must flee back to Earth when two members of their team inexplicably disappear into thin air. But they return to a world in which the Stargate--an ancient device which allows them to travel to hundreds of planets--was never discovered, and their own history has been erased. Now they must convince a dubious government and military that the timeline was altered by a powerful alien enemy (Ba'al) in order to conquer Earth, and time is not on their side.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Christine Jeffs, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Jared Harris, Amira Casar
Description: Born in Boston, MA, in 1932, Plath developed a talent as a writer and published her first poem when she was eight years old. That same year, Plath was forced to confront the unexpected death of her father. In 1950, she began studying at Smith College on a literary scholarship. In 1955, she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study in England at Cambridge. There, Plath met Ted Hughes, a respected author. The two fell in love, and married in 1958. However, marriage, family, and a growing reputation as an important poet failed to bring Plath happiness.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Don Tait, Bill Anderson, Norman Tokar, Vincent McEveety, Bill Bixby
Description: Apple dumpling gang: A roving bachelor inherits three young orphans and a wealth of problems. When the kids discover a gold nugget they must fend off the greedy townspeople, so they join forces with bumbling outlaws to stage a robbery of the gold.Apple dumpling gang rides again: Two bumbling outlaws try to go straight, but can't even seem to get that right. They make a deposit in a bank and are accused of robbing it ; they join the U.S. Cavalry and are court-martialed for blowing up the fort. They are put in the stockade and manage to escape.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Danny Boyle, Andrew Macdonald, John Hodge, Darius Khondji, Leonardo DiCaprio
Description: A young American backpacker enlists a French couple to help him find a fabled Thailand beach where other backpackers have formed a tropical utopia.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar, Barbara Rush, Herbert Marshall
Description: "In The black shield of Falworth, Tony Curtis woos his real-life bride Janet Leigh, while defending the British throne in a swashbucking tale filled with joust, jests and medieval heroics. The time is England in the reign of King Henry IV. Miles (Curtis) is a headstrong, handsome peasant determined to learn the name of his slain father and discover his true heritage. His fiery ambition and swift sword lead him to the majestic MacWorth Castle. There he must vie for both knighthood as well as the hand of the fair Lady Anne (Leigh), but her love is claimed by the evil, conniving Sir Walter Blount. All the while the English throne is being challenged to the death -- from sinister forces within"--Container.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Barrie Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen
Description: Elderly hobbit Bilbo Baggins relinquishes possession of a golden ring possessing magical powers, to his youthful heir, Frodo. Charged with casting the ring into the fires from which it was forged, the young hobbit begins an arduous trek across Middle-earth, accompanied by a sturdy band including his best friend Sam, the mercurial wizard Gandalf, the warrior Aragorn, and the blustery Gimli, among others. Opposed by treacherous sorcerer Saruman and the demonic emissaries of the Dark Lord, Sauron, this continuously embattled Fellowship makes its way slowly toward the cruel land of Mordor.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Doug Liman, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Benjamin McKenzie, Mischa Barton
Description: When Ryan Atwood, a tough, guarded, fiercely intelligent 16-year-old plunges headlong into the wealthy community of Newport Beach, he soon discovers that the ruling families of Orange County are every bit as territorial as the tough crowd with which he ran on the streets of Chino. For Sandy Cohen, the idealistic public defender who takes Ryan in; his wife Kirsten, the linchpin of O.C. society; their awkward adolescent son, Seth; and the beautiful troubled girl next door, Marissa - Ryan's presence will forever change their lives.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon, William Campbell, Alan Arkin, Jennifer Connelly
Description: The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes, who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero!
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Brian Levant, Jonathan (Journalist) Bernstein, James Greer, Gregory Poirier, Robert Simonds
Description: Bob Ho is an undercover CIA superspy who decides to give up his career in espionage to settle down with his next-door neighbor and girlfriend, Gillian. But Bob has one more mission to complete before Gillian agrees to marry him; he has to win over her three opinionated kids. When Gillian suddenly has to leave town, Bob volunteers to babysit the children so he can earn their approval.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Kenneth Branagh, Henning Mankell, Philip. 1947- Martin, Richard Cottan, Niall MacCormick
Description: Three new crime dramas based on the best selling books by Henning Mankell - Sidetracked, Firewall, and One Step Behind follow Inspector Kurt Wallander, a disillusioned everyman, as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in southern Sweden.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
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Want to learn more about being anti-racist? This list offers reading & viewing suggestions.


Lisa Moore Ramée
Description: After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity.
Call Number: J FIC Ram
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Sun Yung Shin
Description: Essays that challenge, discomfort, disorient, galvanize, and inspire all of us to evolve now, for our shared future.
Call Number: 305.8 Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Innosanto Nagara
Description: "A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This book carries messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: BB Nag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
Description: When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.
Call Number: YA FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman
Description: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.
Call Number: E Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ibram X Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky
Description: Illustrations and rhyming text present nine steps Antiracist Baby can take to improve equity, such as opening our eyes to all skin colors and celebrating all our differences.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Chris L. Terry
Description: "In an effort to be "black enough," a mixed-race punk rock musician indulges his own stereotypical views of African American life by doing what his white bandmates call "black stuff." After remaining silent during a racist incident, the unnamed narrator has his Black Card revoked by Lucius, his guide through Richmond, Virginia, where Confederate flags and memorials are a part of everyday life. Determined to win back his Black Card, the narrator sings rap songs at an all-white country music karaoke night, absorbs black pop culture, and attempts to date his black coworker Mona, who is attacked one night. The narrator becomes the prime suspect and earns the attention of John Donahue, a local police officer with a grudge dating back to high school. Forced to face his past, his relationship with his black father and white mother, and the real consequences and dangers of being black in America, the narrator must choose who he is before the world decides for him."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ter
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Claudia Rankine
Description: Claudia Rankine's new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slight, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV--everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named 'post-race' society--Excerpted from publisher's description.
Call Number: 814 Ran
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Nic Stone
Description: Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.
Call Number: YA FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Spike Lee, Danny Aiello
Description: Story of the racial tensions that surround a white-owned pizzeria in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn on the hottest day of the summer. One of the most controversial and thought-provoking films ever made. Bonus material includes commentary with Director Spike Lee and more.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Brittney C. Cooper
Description: So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.--From dust jacket flap.
Call Number: 305.488 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Dorothy Roberts
Call Number: 305.8 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Description: By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world.
Call Number: FIC Adj
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan
Description: Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Based on a true story.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya
Description: A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Toni Morrison
Description: At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison
Description: "A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Call Number: E Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Kiese Laymon
Description: "Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about the physical manifestations of violence, grief, trauma, and abuse on his own body. He writes of his own eating disorder and gambling addiction as well as similar issues that run throughout his family. Through self-exploration, storytelling, and honest conversation with family and friends, Heavy seeks to bring what has been hidden into the light and to reckon with all of its myriad sources, from the most intimate--a mother-child relationship--to the most universal--a society that has undervalued and abused black bodies for centuries"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.896 Lay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Mikki Kendall
Description: "A collection of essays taking aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.42 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
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: Jun 3, 2020
Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo
Description: Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.
Call Number: E Bye
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Samuel L Jackson
Call Number: 323.1196 I am
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Austin Channing Brown
Description: The author's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when her parents told her they named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. She grew up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, and has spent her life navigating America's racial divide as a writer, a speaker, and an expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion. While so many institutions claim to value diversity in their mission statements, many fall short of matching actions to words. Brown highlights how white middle-class evangelicalism has participated in the rise of racial hostility, and encourages the reader to confront apathy and recognize God's ongoing work in the world.
Call Number: 305.896 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski
Description: A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year- old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Megan Giddings
Description: "A stunning debut novel that delves fearlessly into the taboo subject of modern-day medical experimentation on African Americans"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Andrea Davis Pinkney, Stephen Alcorn
Description: Tells the stories of ten African-American women freedom fighters.
Call Number: J 920 Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Call Number: J 323.1 Lew Book 3
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Layla F Saad
Description: Layla Saad began an Instagram that became a cultural movement. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors, big and small. She was looking for truth, and she got it. Thousands of people participated in the challenge, and over 80,000 people downloaded the supporting work Me and White Supremacy. Updated and expanded from the original edition, this book teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Saa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ruth King
Call Number: 294.35 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers
Description: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
Call Number: YA FIC Mye
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Carol Anderson
Description: Chronicles the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the Supreme Court's 2013 Shelby ruling, which allowed districts to change voting requirments without approval from the Department of Justice.
Call Number: 324.62 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Benjamin Crump
Description: "[Ben Crump] shows that there is a persistent, prevailing, and destructive mindset regarding colored people that is rooted in our history as a slave-owning nation. This biased attitude has given rise to mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, unequal educational opportunities, disparate health care practices, job and housing discrimination, police brutality, and an unequal justice system... Open Season is more than Crump's incredible mission to preserve justice, it is a call to action for Americans to begin living up to the promise to protect the rights of its citizens equally and without question."-- Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: 364.0973 Cru
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2020
Renée Watson
Description: Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.
Call Number: YA FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier
Description: Retells the story of Rosa Parks, an African American woman who became the center of the battle for civil rights in the 1950s.
Call Number: JB Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo
Description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jesmyn Ward
Description: "Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Douglas A Blackmon
Call Number: 305.8 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ijeoma Oluo
Description: A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Olu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi
Description: "The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. Racist ideas are woven into the fabric of this country, and the first step to building an antiracist America is acknowledging America's racist past and present. This book takes you on that journey, showing how racist ideas started and were spread, and how they can be discredited"--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: YA 305.8 Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Michael Eric Dyson
Description: Fifty years ago, Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes he was wrong. Now he responds to that question. If society is to make real racial progress, people must face difficult truths, including being honest about how Black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.
Call Number: 305.8 Dys
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Matthew Horace, Ron Harris
Description: Matthew Horace was an officer at the federal, state, and local level for 28 years working in every state in the country. Yet it was after seven years of service when Horace found himself face-down on the ground with a gun pointed at his head by a white fellow officer, that he fully understood the racism seething within America's police departments. Using gut-wrenching reportage, on-the-ground research, and personal accounts garnered by interviews with police and government officials around the country, Horace presents an insider's examination of police tactics, which he concludes is an "archaic system" built on "toxic brotherhood." Horace dissects some of the nation's most highly publicized police shootings and communities highlighted in the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond to explain how these systems and tactics have had detrimental outcomes to the people they serve. Horace provides fresh analysis on communities experiencing the high killing and imprisonment rates due to racist policing such as Ferguson, New Orleans, Baltimore, and Chicago from a law enforcement point of view and uncovers what has sown the seeds of violence. Timely and provocative, The Black and The Blue sheds light on what truly goes on behind the blue line.
Call Number: 363.2092 Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
James Baldwin
Description: Contains a letter to Baldwin's nephew on the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Also describes his childhood, views on Black Muslims, and his visions.
Call Number: 305.8 Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Angie Thomas
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jacqueline Woodson, Earl B. Lewis
Description: Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.
Call Number: E Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Kekla Magoon
Description: In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.
Call Number: YA FIC Mag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Robert Coles, George Ford
Description: For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.
Call Number: JB Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Wesley Lowery
Description: A behind-the-scenes account of the #blacklivesmatter movement shares insights into the young men and women behind it, citing the racially charged controversies that have motivated members and the economic, political, and personal histories that inform its purpose.
Call Number: 305.8 Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Michael Bennett, Dave Zirin
Call Number: 305.8 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Description: "In a near-future Southern city, everyone is talking about a new experimental medical procedure that boasts unprecedented success rates. In a society plagued by racism, segregation, and private prisons, this operation saves lives with a controversial method--by turning people white. Like any father, our unnamed narrator just wants the best for his son Nigel, a biracial boy whose black birthmark is getting bigger by the day. But in order to afford Nigel's whiteness operation, our narrator must make partner as one of the few black associates at his law firm, jumping through a series of increasingly absurd hoops--from diversity committees to plantation tours to equality activist groups--in a tragicomic quest to protect his son. This electrifying, suspenseful novel is, at once, a razor-sharp satire of surviving racism in America and a profoundly moving family story. In the tradition of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, We Cast a Shadow fearlessly shines a light on the violence we inherit, and on the desperate things we do for the ones we love"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ruf
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Dani McClain
Description: Black mothering is an inherently political act. Black women are more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than women of any other race; black mothers must stand before television cameras reminding the world that their slain children were human beings. The author explores how to ensure her daughter lives with dignity and joy, learning how to parent boldly in uncertain times and cope with the anxieties that sometimes threaten to consume her. McClain spoke with mothers on the frontlines of movements for social, political and cultural change who are grappling with the same questions.
Call Number: 306.8743 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Ashley Bryan
Description: What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice to young activists.
Call Number: J 305.8 We
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Cynthia Levinson
Description: Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.
Call Number: J 323.11 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Robin J. DiAngelo
Description: Educator Robin DiAngelo illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. DiAngelo explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively-- From publisher's description.
Call Number: 305.8 DiA
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Carol Anderson
Description: As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage,' historian Carol Anderson wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she writes, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.' Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House. Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2020
Reni Eddo-Lodge
Description: In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge has written a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary examination of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.
Call Number: 305.8 Edd
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
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A Good Kind Of Trouble
Lisa Moore Ramée
J FIC Ram
Me And White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change The World, And Become A Good Ancestor
Layla F Saad
305.8 Saa
A Good Time For The Truth : Race In Minnesota
Sun Yung Shin
305.8 Goo
Mindful Of Race : Transforming Racism From The Inside Out
Ruth King
294.35 Kin
A Is For Activist
Innosanto Nagara
BB Nag
Monster
Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers
YA FIC Mye
All American Boys
Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
YA FIC Rey
One Person, No Vote : How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy
Carol Anderson
324.62 And
All Are Welcome
Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman
E Pen
Open Season : Legalized Genocide Of Colored People
Benjamin Crump
364.0973 Cru
Antiracist Baby
Ibram X Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky
Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson
YA FIC Wat
Black Card : A Novel
Chris L. Terry
FIC Ter
Rosa
Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier
JB Par
Citizen : An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine
814 Ran
Selma
Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo
Drama
Dear Martin
Nic Stone
YA FIC Sto
Sing, Unburied, Sing : A Novel
Jesmyn Ward
FIC War
Dear White Christian : What Every White Christian Needs To Know About How Black Christians See, Think & Experience Racism In America : Respectfully Written By A Black Christian
Aaron J. Layton
277.3083 Lay
Slavery By Another Name : The Re-enslavement Of Black People In America From The Civil War To World War Ii
Douglas A Blackmon
305.8 Bla
Do The Right Thing
Spike Lee, Danny Aiello
Drama
So You Want To Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo
305.8 Olu
Eloquent Rage : A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
Brittney C. Cooper
305.488 Coo
Stamped : Racism, Antiracism, And You
Ibram X. Kendi
YA 305.8 Rey
Fatal Invention : How Science, Politics, And Big Business Re-create Race In The Twenty-first Century
Dorothy Roberts
305.8 Rob
Tears We Cannot Stop : A Sermon To White America
Michael Eric Dyson
305.8 Dys
Friday Black
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
FIC Adj
The Black And The Blue : A Cop Reveals The Crimes, Racism, And Injustice In America's Law Enforcement
Matthew Horace, Ron Harris
363.2092 Hor
Fruitvale Station
Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan
Drama
The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin
305.8 Bal
Get Out
Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya
Horror
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
YA FIC Tho
God Help The Child
Toni Morrison
FIC Mor
The Other Side
Jacqueline Woodson, Earl B. Lewis
E Woo
Hair Love
Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison
E Che
The Rock And The River
Kekla Magoon
YA FIC Mag
Heavy : An American Memoir
Kiese Laymon
305.896 Lay
The Story Of Ruby Bridges
Robert Coles, George Ford
JB Bri
Hood Feminism : Notes From The Women That A Movement Forgot
Mikki Kendall
305.42 Ken
They Can't Kill Us All : Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America's Racial Justice Movement
Wesley Lowery
305.8 Low
How To Be An Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 Ken
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
Michael Bennett, Dave Zirin
305.8 Ben
I Am Enough
Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo
E Bye
We Cast A Shadow : A Novel
Maurice Carlos Ruffin
FIC Ruf
I Am Not Your Negro
Samuel L Jackson
323.1196 I am
We Live For The We : The Political Power Of Black Motherhood
Dani McClain
306.8743 McC
I'm Still Here : Black Dignity In A World Made For Whiteness
Austin Channing Brown
305.896 Bro
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Ashley Bryan
J 305.8 We
If Beale Street Could Talk
Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski
Drama
We've Got A Job : The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
Cynthia Levinson
J 323.11 Lev
Lakewood : A Novel
Megan Giddings
White Fragility : Why It's So Hard To Talk To White People About Racism
Robin J. DiAngelo
305.8 DiA
Let It Shine : Stories Of Black Women Freedom Fighters
Andrea Davis Pinkney, Stephen Alcorn
J 920 Pin
White Rage : The Unspoken Truth Of Our Racial Divide
Carol Anderson
305.8 And
March. Book Three
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
J 323.1 Lew Book 3
Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race
Reni Eddo-Lodge
305.8 Edd

What Are Your Librarians Watching?

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Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett
Description: A string of grisly murders is traced back to the sinister, sensuous Countess, an infamous resident of the stylish Hotel Cortez in downtown Los Angeles. It is a visually stunning, visceral feast. Come explore the hidden corridors of this fiendishly entertaining show with accommodating extras.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro, production company CBS Studios Inc., broadcaster Netflix (Firm)
Description: A true crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian Peter Maldanaldo investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of Dylan Maxwell, the troubled senior accused of the phallic vandalization. A parody done in a mocumentary style.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Levan Akin, Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli
Description: A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak.
Call Number: 892.4 And
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Gary Dauberman, Peter Safran, James Wan, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga
Description: Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her 'safely' behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target, the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Elizabeth Banks, Evan Spiliotopoulos, David Auburn, Doug Belgrad, Elizabeth Cantillon
Description: The Angels are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world's smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Les Mayfield, Shawn Schepps, Pauly Shore, Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser
Description: A prehistoric man, preserved through the centuries, is unearthed and comes to life in the San Fernando Valley, and soon fits right in at high school.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Allison Abbate, Wes Anderson, Jeremy (Producer), Dawson, Scott Rudin, Noah Baumbach
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy home life underground with their eccentric son Ash. Mr. Fox works as a journalist, but against the advice of Badger, his attorney, he moves his family into a larger and finer home inside a tree on a hill. The treehouse has an excellent view of the nearby farms of Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Ash becomes hostile when his cousin, Kristofferson, joins the family for an extended stay. Mr. Fox decides to raid the farms, but this leads the farmers to stakeout the treehouse. The farmers try to dig the Fox family out, but they dig even faster. Mr. Fox organizes a tunneling project to burrow under all three farms and steal all the chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Joaquin Phoenix
Description: Most days, Arthur Fleck is bullied in public as he works as a clown-for-hire, but his slow descent into madness is hurried along by his mother's failing health, their strained connection with the rich Wayne family, and his failed comedy career.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew (Screenwriter) Lanham, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall
Description: A powerful and thought-provoking true story follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his first and most incendiary cases is that of Walter McMillian.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Marvin Worth, Spike Lee, Arnold Perl, Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett
Description: Born Malcolm Little, his minister father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. After getting out of jail, he preaches the teachings, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. There he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. He changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz and stops his anti-white teachings, having discovered the error of his mistakes. He is later assasinated and dies a Muslim martyr.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Cy Howard, William Daniels, Jack Donohue, Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr
Description: Dan and Valerie plan a romantic second honeymoon to put the spark back in their relationship. While in Mexico, they find themselves accidentally divorced. Then, Valerie gets marries her husband's bachelor best friend in order to make him jealous.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Max (Maximilian) Karli, Pauline Gygax, Armelle Glorennec, Marc Bonny, Kate film producer Merkt
Description: After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Kōnosuke Uda, Eiichirō Oda, Tōei Animēshon Kabushiki Kaisha, Ltd FUNimation Productions
Description: A young man named Monkey D. Luffy dreams of becoming King of the Pirates.
Call Number: 895.63 One Season 1 Disc 1
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Jeremy Thomas, Reinhard Brundig, Jim Jarmusch, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska
Description: Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Paul Thomas Anderson, Joanne Sellar, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, Daniel Day-Lewis
Description: Set in the glamour of the 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of the British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by the scariest curse of all...love.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Josh Johnson, Carolee Mitchell, Christopher Palmer, Lloyd Kaufman, Atom Egoyan
Description: In the 1980s, videotape changed the world and laid the foundation for modern media culture. This film traces the rise and fall of VHS from its heyday as the mainstream home video format to its current status as a nostalgic relic and prize to collectors who still cherish it. Featuring interviews with both filmmakers and enthusiasts from the VHS era.
Call Number: 621.38833 Rew
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson, Aron Warner, John H Williams, Jeffrey Katzenberg
Description: A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess for a tyrannical lord.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Michael Chapman, Paul Schrader, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips, Martin Scorsese
Description: A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams don't work out.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Hal Needham, Albert S. Ruddy, Brock Yates, Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett
Description: A mad-cap, illegal cross country race is the focus of this car chase comedy.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Sacha Baron Cohen, Scott Rudin, Larry Charles, Alec Berg, David Mandel
Description: The creators and star of Borat bring you the hilarious comedy about what happens when the world's worst dictator comes to America. Stuck in New York and stripped of his power, Aladeen is finally forced to live his ultimate nightmare, the American dream. Featuring never-before-seen footage, that's outrageous and shamefully funny!
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
David Shore, Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Beau Garrett
Description: Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Etienne Kallos, Sophie Erbs, Brent Vermeulen, Alex Van Dyk, Juliana Venter
Description: South Africa, Free State region, isolated stronghold to the Afrikaans white ethnic minority culture. In this conservative farming territory obsessed with strength and masculinity, Janno is different, secretive, and emotionally frail. One day his mother, fiercely religious, brings home Pieter, a hardened street orphan she wants to save, and asks Janno to make this stranger into his brother. The two boys start a fight for power, heritage, and parental love. The film explores teenage angst and family dynamics set against a harsh yet stunning South African backdrop.
Call Number: 839.36 Har
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
David Kirschner, Paul Gertz, Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ed. Jr Begley
Description: A tale of adventure and fantasy, which sends a young boy into the pages of the world's greatest stories. Seeking refuge from a storm, timid Richard Tyler enters an empty library only to be swept away into the magical animated world of The Pagemaster, where legendary characters from literary classics come alive. Guided by a trio of talking books--Adventure, Fantasy and Horror--Richard must conquer his greatest fears before he can find his way home.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Marc Bienstock, Jason Blum, M. Night Shyamalan, Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould
Description: When Becca and Tyler are sent to their grandparents' secluded Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong stay, they quickly discover something is not right with the elderly couple. Faced with strange rules and increasingly frightening behavior, the children soon realize it will take all their wits to make it home alive.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Rob Reiner, Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Description: Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? That's what Harry and Sally debate during their first meeting and for the next eleven years.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
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American Horror Story. The Complete Fifth Season, Hotel. Discs 1 & 2 [DVD]
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett
Horror
Only Lovers Left Alive [DVD]
Jeremy Thomas, Reinhard Brundig, Jim Jarmusch, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska
Drama
American Vandal. Season One [DVD]
Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro, production company CBS Studios Inc., broadcaster Netflix (Firm)
Comedy
Phantom Thread [DVD]
Paul Thomas Anderson, Joanne Sellar, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, Daniel Day-Lewis
Drama
And Then We Danced [DVD]
Levan Akin, Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli
892.4 And
Rewind This! [DVD]
Josh Johnson, Carolee Mitchell, Christopher Palmer, Lloyd Kaufman, Atom Egoyan
621.38833 Rew
Annabelle Comes Home [DVD]
Gary Dauberman, Peter Safran, James Wan, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga
Horror
Shrek [DVD]
Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson, Aron Warner, John H Williams, Jeffrey Katzenberg
Children
Charlie's Angels [DVD]
Elizabeth Banks, Evan Spiliotopoulos, David Auburn, Doug Belgrad, Elizabeth Cantillon
Action
Taxi Driver [DVD]
Michael Chapman, Paul Schrader, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips, Martin Scorsese
Drama
Encino Man [DVD]
Les Mayfield, Shawn Schepps, Pauly Shore, Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser
Comedy
The Cannonball Run [DVD]
Hal Needham, Albert S. Ruddy, Brock Yates, Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett
Comedy
Fantastic Mr. Fox [DVD]
Allison Abbate, Wes Anderson, Jeremy (Producer), Dawson, Scott Rudin, Noah Baumbach
Comedy
The Dictator [DVD]
Sacha Baron Cohen, Scott Rudin, Larry Charles, Alec Berg, David Mandel
Comedy
Joker [Dvd Videorecoring]
Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Joaquin Phoenix
Drama
The Good Doctor. Season One, Disc 1 & 2 [DVD]
David Shore, Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Beau Garrett
Drama
Just Mercy [DVD]
Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew (Screenwriter) Lanham, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall
Drama
The Harvesters [DVD]
Etienne Kallos, Sophie Erbs, Brent Vermeulen, Alex Van Dyk, Juliana Venter
839.36 Har
Malcolm X [DVD]
Marvin Worth, Spike Lee, Arnold Perl, Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett
Drama
The Pagemaster [DVD]
David Kirschner, Paul Gertz, Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ed. Jr Begley
Children
Marriage On The Rocks [DVD]
Cy Howard, William Daniels, Jack Donohue, Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr
Drama
The Visit [DVD]
Marc Bienstock, Jason Blum, M. Night Shyamalan, Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould
Horror
My Life As A Zucchini [DVD]
Max (Maximilian) Karli, Pauline Gygax, Armelle Glorennec, Marc Bonny, Kate film producer Merkt
Comedy
When Harry Met Sally [DVD]
Rob Reiner, Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Comedy
One Piece. Season 1, Disc 1, First Voyage [DVD]
Kōnosuke Uda, Eiichirō Oda, Tōei Animēshon Kabushiki Kaisha, Ltd FUNimation Productions
895.63 One Season 1 Disc 1

Urban Fantasy - Series To Get You Started

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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.


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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Kelley Armstrong
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Charlaine Harris
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Chuck Wendig
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Dark Currents: Agent Of Hel
Jacqueline Carey
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Rob Thurman
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Soulless
Gail Carriger
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Ilona Andrews
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Written In Red: A Novel Of The Others
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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.


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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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

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?


Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch, Mary J Blige, Big Boi , Steven Tyler
Call Number: Rock San
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Toby Keith
Call Number: Country Kei
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Jō Hisaishi
Call Number: Instrumental Hisaishi
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Peter Mayer
Call Number: Folk May
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Fleet Foxes
Call Number: Rock Fle
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
John Prine, Iris DeMent, Lee Ann Womack, Alison Krauss, Susan Tedeschi
Call Number: Country Pri
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Lillie Mae Rische
Call Number: Country Ris
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Various
Call Number: Pop Gre
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Children's Television Workshop
Call Number: Children In harmony
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Various
Call Number: World Ind
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Joan Baez
Call Number: Folk Bae
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Maria Muldaur
Call Number: Children Mul
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach
Call Number: Jazz Ell
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Barry Manilow
Call Number: Pop Man
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Red Stick Ramblers
Call Number: Folk Red
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Tito Puente
Call Number: Instrumental Pue
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Various
Call Number: Pop Now
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Dom Flemons
Call Number: Folk Fle
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Brecker Brothers
Call Number: Jazz Bre
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Wilco , Jeff Tweedy
Call Number: Rock Wil
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Head and the Heart
Call Number: Rock Hea
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
St. Germain
Call Number: Jazz St G
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Crystal Gayle
Call Number: Country Gay
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Robert Cray, Memphis Horns
Call Number: Blues Cra
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
James Horner
Call Number: Soundtrack Ama
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
Paul Simon, Michael Brecker, Vincent Nguini, J. J Cale, Adrian Belew
Call Number: Rock Sim
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jan 8, 2021
Peter Case
Call Number: Rock Cas
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 11, 2020
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All That I Am
Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch, Mary J Blige, Big Boi , Steven Tyler
Rock San
My Suitcase Is Always Packed
Red Stick Ramblers
Folk Red
Clancy's Tavern
Toby Keith
Country Kei
Night Beat ; Mucho Puente, Plus
Tito Puente
Instrumental Pue
Dream Songs
Jō Hisaishi
Instrumental Hisaishi
Now That's What I Call Broadway
Various
Pop Now
Earth Town Square
Peter Mayer
Folk May
Prospect Hill
Dom Flemons
Folk Fle
Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes
Rock Fle
Return Of The Brecker Brothers
Brecker Brothers
Jazz Bre
For Better, Or Worse
John Prine, Iris DeMent, Lee Ann Womack, Alison Krauss, Susan Tedeschi
Country Pri
Schmilco
Wilco , Jeff Tweedy
Rock Wil
Forever And Then Some
Lillie Mae Rische
Country Ris
Signs Of Light
Head and the Heart
Rock Hea
Green Fever 2003
Various
Pop Gre
St Germain
St. Germain
Jazz St G
In Harmony
Children's Television Workshop
Children In harmony
Super Hits
Crystal Gayle
Country Gay
Indian Lounge
Various
World Ind
Sweet Potato Pie
Robert Cray, Memphis Horns
Blues Cra
Joan Baez Volume 2
Joan Baez
Folk Bae
The Amazing Spider-man: Music From The Motion Picture
James Horner
Soundtrack Ama
Maria Muldaur's Barnyard Dance: Jug Band Music For Kids
Maria Muldaur
Children Mul
The Rhythm Of The Saints
Paul Simon, Michael Brecker, Vincent Nguini, J. J Cale, Adrian Belew
Rock Sim
Money Jungle
Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach
Jazz Ell
Wig!
Peter Case
Rock Cas
My Dream Duets
Barry Manilow
Pop Man