Nonfiction


Robin Dreeke, Cameron Stauth
Description: A former FBI agent shares his simple but powerful toolkit for assessing who you can trust--and who you can't. As a behavior analyst, Robin Dreeke has navigated complex situations that forced him to develop a knack for reading people--their intentions, their capabilities, their desires and their fears. His 6-step system can help you predict anyone's future behavior based on their words, goals, patterns of action, and the situation at hand. Readers will be able to determine who they can trust and who they can't; who is likely to deliver on promises and who will disappoint; and when a person is vested in your success vs when they are actively plotting your demise.
Call Number: 155.2 Dre
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2020
Justin Michael Williams, Victoria Cassinova, illustrator
Description: Justin Michael Williams offers a how-to guide that ignites purposeful action driven by the clarity of meditation. It is about bringing meditation to people who are yearning to move up in the world--meditation for people who want to use the practice to become more connected to their mission and purpose. This book will speak to meditation in totally new contexts: impacting social justice movements, minority and LGBTQ+ related topics, and fostering self-love and self-empowerment for those marginalized by the dominant culture. Williams speaks to anyone who has the idea that "meditation is not for me."
Call Number: 158.12 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2020
Doug Bender
Description: From the "I Am Second" movement comes a collection of well-known lives transformed from restless to happy by the power of God. People's lives were changed when they placed God first and themselves second. Here are stories of people who searched everywhere for fulfillment and wholeness and found it only when they surrendered to God. They remind us that our hearts will always be restless until they find their rest in God.
Call Number: 277.3 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2020
Richard L. Hasen
Description: As the 2020 presidential campaign begins to take shape, there is widespread distrust of the fairness and accuracy of American elections. Richard Hasen uses stories to illustrate four factors increasing the mistrust: voter suppression, pockets of incompetence in election administration, old-fashioned and new-fangled dirty tricks, inflammatory rhetoric about "stolen" elections. Taking into account how each of these threats has manifested in recent years--(the 2016 and 2018 elections)--Hasen offers concrete steps that need to be taken to restore trust in American elections before the democratic process is completely undermined.
Call Number: 324.973 Has
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2020
Richard Cahan, Michael (Michael F.) Williams, Adam Green
Description: In the late 1930s, the federal government used the WPA's efforts to give jobs to unemployed Americans, and had government workers track down 3,000 men and women who had been enslaved before and during the Civil War. The workers asked them probing questions about slave life--their slaveholders, the songs they sang, the games they played, and whether they thought about escaping. This compilation of interviews became known as the Slave Narratives. This book highlights those narratives with short excerpts from about 100 former slaves and pairs their accounts with their photographs.
Call Number: 306.362 Riv
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Romi Neustadt
Description: Romi Neustadt is telling women: You CAN have it all--just not at the same time. She's figured out the key to having it all: Priorities, babe. Romi provides a blueprint for women to figure out what to focus on and what not to. She explains why saying YES to everything and everyone really means saying NO to the things that matter--to your goals, your dreams, and your true self. The key to achieving your wildest dreams isn't to downsize them. It's to embrace them more fully, and discard everything that isn't serving them. This book is for every woman who wants to live a fulfilled, authentic life without feeling stressed and exhausted.
Call Number: 305.4 Neu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2020
Barbara W. Ellis
Description: A quick-reference guide to attracting birds and butterflies for gardeners with little experience and time. Creating a garden that welcomes these creatures may seem like a confusing and complicated task, but the principles involved are relatively simple. Essentially, wildlife needs food, water, and shelter, just like we do, and this illustrated guide shows which plants attract which creatures, and how to plant and care for them.
Call Number: 598.07 Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2020
Mika Brzezinski, Ginny Brzezinski
Description: You've been out of the corporate world, and now you need to reboot your career. The Brzezinskis provide an indispensable guidebook for women breaking (back) into the workforce. From explaining a gap in your resume to pivoting into something new, they show you how to rewrite the narrative, get back in the game-- and win.
Call Number: 650.14 Brz
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Charles H. Elliott, Laura L. Smith
Description: Most people know that smoking is bad for their health and believe vaping is a better alternative. Now, vaping has become a national epidemic and shows no sign of slowing. Here are the facts about the differences between smoking and vaping, the effects on short-term and long-term health, and how addiction works. This trusted guidebook walks you through building a personal quitting plan, offering information on new and effective medication treatments, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and building resilience.
Call Number: 616.865 Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 5, 2020
Chris Napier, Arran Lewis
Description: Science of Running answers all your running-related questions, from what's going on in your lungs during a sprint to the science behind the legendary "runner's high." Learn how to run faster, further, and for longer--scientifically.
Call Number: 613.717 Nap
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2020
Alistair Griffiths, Matt Keightley, Annie Gatti, Zia Allaway
Description: Explore the fascinating science behind how green spaces and gardening--the design, the plants, and the physical activity of gardening--can impact positively on your well-being. Then use this newfound knowledge to evolve your own outdoor space into a mind- and body-nurturing environment. The same principles apply to a small balcony, a large suburban or country garden, or a shared community garden.
Call Number: 635 Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2020
Katherine Keith
Description: Tells the story of the author's hunger for remote, wild places, which take her across America and then to Alaska, where she finds her true home in its vast and rugged landscape. She and her husband build a log cabin miles from the nearest road; after tragic loss, Keith and her infant daughter must push on alone in the Alaskan backcountry. Long-distance dog sledding opens a door to a new existence. Racing across Alaska offers the best of all worlds by combining raw wildnerness with solitude and athleticism.
Call Number: 798.83 Kei
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2020
John Feinstein
Description: John Feinstein looks at college basketball's lesser-known Cinderella stories--the smaller programs who no one expects to win, who have no chance of attracting the most coveted high school recruits, who rarely send their players on to the NBA. Feinstein follows a handful of players, coaches, and schools who dream, not of winning the NCAA tournament, but of making it past their first or second round games. Feinstein reveals the big time programs you've never heard of, the bracket busters you didn't expect to cheer for, and the coaches who inspire them to take their teams to the next level.
Call Number: 796.323 Fei
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 9, 2020
Sheree Homer, foreword by Eddie Clendening
Description: The music today known as "classic country" originated in the South in the 1920s. Influenced by blues and folk music, instrumentation was typically guitar, fiddle, bass, steel guitar, and later drums, with lyrics and arrangements rooted in tradition. This book covers some of the genre's legendary artists, from its heyday in the 1940s to its decline in the early 1970s. Revivalists keeping the traditions alive in the 21st century are also explored. Drawing on original interviews with artists and their associates, biographical profiles chronicle their lives on the road and in the studio, as well as the stories behind popular songs.
Call Number: 781.642 Hom
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2020
Philip Clark (Music journalist)
Description: Philip Clark provides us with a thoughtful, thorough, and long-overdue biography of an Dave Brubeck, an extraordinary man whose influence continues to inform and inspire musicians today. This book tells one of the last untold stories of jazz and many hitherto unknown aspects of Brubeck's early career. Woven throughout are cameo appearances from a host of unlikely figures. Each chapter explores a different theme or aspect of Brubeck's life and music, illuminating the core of his artistry and genius.
Call Number: B Bru Brubeck, Dave
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2020
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Sizing People Up : A Veteran FBI Agent's User Manual For Behavior Prediction
Robin Dreeke, Cameron Stauth
155.2 Dre
Quitting Smoking & Vaping For Dummies
Charles H. Elliott, Laura L. Smith
616.865 Ell
Stay Woke : A Meditation Guide For The Rest Of Us
Justin Michael Williams, Victoria Cassinova, illustrator
158.12 Wil
Science Of Running : Analyze Your Technique, Prevent Injury, Revolutionize Your Training
Chris Napier, Arran Lewis
613.717 Nap
I Choose Peace : Raw Stories Of Real People Finding Contentment And Happiness
Doug Bender
277.3 Ben
Your Well-being Garden : How To Make Your Garden Good For You : Science, Design, Practice
Alistair Griffiths, Matt Keightley, Annie Gatti, Zia Allaway
635 Gri
Election Meltdown : Dirty Tricks, Distrust, And The Threat To American Democracy
Richard L. Hasen
324.973 Has
Epic Solitude : A Story Of Survival And A Quest For Meaning In The Far North
Katherine Keith
798.83 Kei
River Of Blood : American Slavery From The People Who Lived It : Interviews & Photographs Of Formerly Enslaved African Americans
Richard Cahan, Michael (Michael F.) Williams, Adam Green
306.362 Riv
The Back Roads To March : The Unsung, Unheralded, And Unknown Heroes Of A College Basketball Season
John Feinstein
796.323 Fei
You Can Have It All, Just Not At The Same Damn Time
Romi Neustadt
305.4 Neu
Under The Influence Of Classic Country : Profiles Of 36 Performers Of The 1940s To Today
Sheree Homer, foreword by Eddie Clendening
781.642 Hom
Attracting Birds And Butterflies : How To Plant A Backyard Habitat To Attract Winged Wildlife
Barbara W. Ellis
598.07 Ell
Dave Brubeck : A Life In Time
Philip Clark (Music journalist)
B Bru Brubeck, Dave
Comeback Careers : Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success--at 40, 50, And Beyond
Mika Brzezinski, Ginny Brzezinski
650.14 Brz