Nonfiction


Thomas Kersting
Description: The average 13-year-old spends 8 hours per day, seven days a week, glued to a screen. Kersting explores the device-dependent world our children live in and how it is affecting their mental and emotional wellbeing. Research shows that too much time in the cyber world is re-wiring kid's brains, affecting their ability to flourish in the real world as anxiety, depression, and attention issues soar. Simple strategies to help reduce screen-time as well as a host of meditative and mindfulness techniques to help our children reclaim their brains, and their lives, are provided.
Call Number: 302.231 Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2019
Kate Kaufmann
Description: This book takes on topics from the shifting meaning of family to what we leave behind when we die. Weaving together wisdom from women ages twenty-four to ninety-one with her own story and research, Kate brings to light alternate routes to lives of meaning, connection, and joy. Few women talk much about what not having kids means to their lives and identities. Here they talk candidly about the ways in which their lives differ from societal norms and expectations--the good, the bad, and the unexpected.
Call Number: 306.874 Kau
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Sally A. Nuamah
Description: This bold and necessary book points out a simple and overlooked truth: most schools never had girls in mind to begin with. That is why the world needs what Sally Nuamah calls feminist schools, deliberately designed to provide girls with achievement-oriented identities. And she shows why doing so would help all students, regardless of their gender.
Call Number: 371.822 Nua
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2019
Kristina Ellis
Description: Seventy percent of college students graduate with an average of nearly $30,000 in debt-- more than many college graduates make in their first year out of school. Motivated, intentional planning can make thousands of dollars of difference when it comes to paying for college. This book will equip students and parents with the know-how to confidently navigate financial planning at this important season, enabling students to graduate with a great financial foundation to accompany their hard-earned degree.
Call Number: 378.3 Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: May 1, 2019
Steven Mayers, editor, Jonathan Freedman, editor, foreword by Javier Zamora
Description: They are a mass migration of thousands, yet each one travels alone. Solito, Solita (Alone, Alone) is a collection of oral histories that tells--in their own words--the story of young refugees fleeing countries in Central America and traveling for hundreds of miles to seek safety and protection in the U.S. Fifteen narrators describe why they fled their homes, what happened on their dangerous journeys through Mexico, how they crossed the borders, and for some, their ongoing struggles to survive in the United States. These stories amplify the compelling voices of migrant youth, and bring to light the experiences of young people struggling for a better life across the border.
Call Number: 362.779 Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2019
Andrew Adesman, Christine A. Adamec
Description: Provides guidance to grandparents who raise their grandchildren because addiction, mental health problems, incarceration, or immaturity leave the birth parents unfit. Offers insights from experts and grandparents about the new family dynamics; difficult birth parents; legal, financial, and medical issues; school and social challenges; and self-care.
Call Number: 306.8745 Ade
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2019
Ella Frances Sanders
Description: An illustrated exploration of the principles, laws, and wonders that rule our universe, our solar system, our world, and our daily lives,
Call Number: 520 San
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Paula Wild
Description: Wolves were once common throughout N.A. and Eurasia. But bounties and organized hunts had drastically reduced their numbers. Today, the wolf is returning to its ancestral territories, and a smaller, bolder wolf-coyote hybrid is becoming more common. Paula Wild gathers accounts of encounters with wolves and consults with wildlife experts for suggestions on how minimize conflict, respond to aggressive wolves and coexist with this predator. She examines our evolving relationship with wolves and how society's attitudes affect the populations, behavior and conservation of wolves today. As a highly social, intelligent animal, the wolf is proving adept at navigating the challenges of an ever-changing landscape. Wolves are adapting to humans; can humans adapt to wolves?
Call Number: 599.773 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2019
Marlene Koch
Description: You can enjoy--guilt-free--the creamy, cheesy, gooey, sweet, and fried foods you love that restaurants dish up. Marlene Koch works her magic on your favorites with ALL the crave-worthy taste and a fraction of sugar, fat, calories, carbs and sodium. She shows just how much you effortlessly save when comparing to restaurant fare. Whether you are watching your waistline or simply want to eat better, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to create these delicious dishes and drinks.
Call Number: 641.5635 Koc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2019
Daria Polukarova
Description: Whether you follow a Paleo, non-gluten, low-carbohydrate, or just an all-around healthy lifestyle, Sandwiches Without Bread is for you. Featuring one hundred creative recipes along with mouthwatering photographs, this book will appeal to both your appetite and your waistline.
Call Number: 641.563 Pol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2019
Basil Hero
Description: Only 24 human beings have traveled to the Moon. Theirs were the most daring voyages in mankind's history and their view of Earth from the moon changed them and the way we see our home planet. The 12 remaining lunar explorers reveal the true source of courage, leadership, and the quiet patriotism that it took to accomplish their missions. Their voyages to the Moon led them to the most incredible discovery of all: our home planet and its precious place in the universe. "The Eagles" fear for Earth's future and offer sensible solutions to its mounting crises and the path to future space exploration. They share their wisdom and urge us to reframe our view of Earth: no identifiable nations, borders, or races; just Earthlings working together as a collective civilization.
Call Number: 629.454 Her
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2019
J. David Herman
Description: Almost Yankees is the story of the New York Yankees' then Triple-A farm club, the 1981 Columbus Clippers, and its players performing in the shadow of one of the sport's most famous teams and infamous owners.
Call Number: 796.357 Her
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Marc Aronson
Description: On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck. A rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them as they took shelter on a shelf of the dark cave. Eight days of searching yielded no signs of life, but on July 2 they were discovered by two British divers. The boys and their coach were eventually rescued in an international operation that took three days. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival.
Call Number: YA 796.525 Aro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Howard Reich, Wiesel, Elie
Description: A conversation between Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, and a son of survivors, Howard Reich. Before Wiesel's death, they met frequently to discuss the subject that linked them: Reich's father and Wiesel were both liberated from the Buchenwald death camp on April 1945. From interview to friendship and partnership, their colloquy represented an exchange between two generations deeply affected by a cataclysmic event. Wiesel looks back on his ideas and writings on the Holocaust, synthesizing them in his conversations with Reich. The insights on life, ethics, and memory that Wiesel offers and Reich illuminates will help the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors understand their painful inheritance, and will benefit everyone, young or old.
Call Number: 940.5318 Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2019
Heath Hardage Lee
Description: The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington--and Hanoi--to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On February 12, 1973, 115 American servicemen who had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons arrived in the Philippines. The first POWs to return home would learn that their rescuers were their wives, a group of women who formed The National League of Families. They had become the POW and MIAs' most fervent advocates, going to extraordinary lengths to facilitate their husbands' freedom--and to account for missing military men.
Call Number: 959.7043 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2019
Jeffrey J. Matthews
Description: Colin Powell has been among America's most trusted and admired leaders. Powell's decades-long development as an exemplary subordinate is crucial to understanding his rise from an immigrant neighborhood to the highest echelons of military and political power. Once an ambitionless teenager, Powell became an effective and loyal subordinate to many powerful superiors who, in turn, helped to advance his career. As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he had developed into the consummate follower. The quality of his followership faltered after he became Bush's secretary of state. Powell proved a fallible patriot, and over his career made some grave and consequential errors in judgment. While those blunders do not erase the significance of his commendable achievements amid decades of public service, they are failures nonetheless.
Call Number: B Pow Powell, Colin L.
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2019
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Disconnected: How To Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids
Thomas Kersting
302.231 Ker
Sandwiches Without Bread: 100 Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Options!
Daria Polukarova
641.563 Pol
Do You Have Kids?: Life When The Answer Is No
Kate Kaufmann
306.874 Kau
The Mission Of A Lifetime: Lessons From The Men Who Went To The Moon
Basil Hero
629.454 Her
How Girls Achieve
Sally A. Nuamah
371.822 Nua
Almost Yankees: The Summer Of '81 And The Greatest Baseball Team You've Never Heard Of
J. David Herman
796.357 Her
How To Graduate Debt Free: The Best Strategies To Pay For College : #Notgoingbroke
Kristina Ellis
378.3 Ell
Rising Water: The Story Of The Thai Cave Rescue
Marc Aronson
YA 796.525 Aro
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders With Youth Refugees From Central America
Steven Mayers, editor, Jonathan Freedman, editor, foreword by Javier Zamora
362.779 Sol
Questions I Am Asked About The Holocaust
Hedi Fried, Alice E. Olsson, translator
940.5318 Fri
The Grandfamily Guidebook: Wisdom And Support For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Andrew Adesman, Christine A. Adamec
306.8745 Ade
The Art Of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations With Elie Wiesel
Howard Reich, Wiesel, Elie
940.5318 Rei
Eating The Sun: Small Musings On A Vast Universe
Ella Frances Sanders
520 San
The League Of Wives: The Untold Story Of The Women Who Took On The U.s. Government To Bring Their Husbands Home
Heath Hardage Lee
959.7043 Lee
Return Of The Wolf: Conflict & Coexistence
Paula Wild
599.773 Wil
Colin Powell: Imperfect Patriot
Jeffrey J. Matthews
B Pow Powell, Colin L.
Eat What You Love Restaurant Favorites: Classic And Crave-worthy Recipes Low In Sugar, Fat, And Calories
Marlene Koch
641.5635 Koc