Nonfiction


Eva Hoffman
Description: Learn how to make peace with your down time--and even benefit from it. Lethargic inactivity can be debilitating and depressing, but in the modern world the pendulum has swung far in the other direction. In our hyperactive, over-stimulated age, uninterrupted activity can seem exciting, but it can also leave us emotionally disorientated and mentally depleted. How can we recover a sense of balance and a richness in our lives? Hoffman argues for the need to cultivate curiosity and self-knowledge and to relish moments of unplugged idleness and non-virtual contact with others. We need to understand our own preferences and purposes and replenish our inner resources. From The School of Life series.
Call Number: 152.4 Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2017
Christina Waters
Description: Inside the Flame invites readers to unplug their computers, cell phones, and televisions and plunge back into overlooked nooks and crannies of everyday experience. We've lost touch with the richness of the tangible and with it our reverence for the physical world. Our ability to focus on the here and now is in crisis. By illuminating ways to take a closer look at the world around, Inside the Flame will help readers heighten their surroundings, tune the volume more precisely, and live lives that are fuller, richer, more mindful, and more compassionately interwoven with others. Inside the Flame illustrates how attentive experience brings the world close, and how the world responds by infusing us with bold colors, memorable textures, and a more widely open heart.
Call Number: 170.44 Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 8, 2017
Rohan Gunatillake
Description: Covers the basic principles and techniques of mindfulness meditation and presents sixty exercises which show how the practice can be incorporated into daily life.
Call Number: 158.1 Gun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 17, 2017
Deborah A. Olson, Megan Kaye
Description: This expert guide, grounded in psychological research, is for everyone who wants to achieve success on their own terms. Whether you're seeking success in your career, relationships, or everyday life, this infographic book will give you the tools to reframe your thinking, capitalize your resources, and reach your goals.
Call Number: 158.1 Ols
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 3, 2017
Rodney Stark
Description: As many well established textbooks have argued for decades, the Inquisition was a frightening and bloody chapter in Western history, Pope Pius XII was anti-Semitic and called "Hitler's Pope," the Dark Ages were a stunting of the progress of knowledge to be redeemed only by the secular spirit of the Enlightenment, and the religious Crusades were an early example of the Western thirst for riches and power. What if these long held beliefs were all wrong? Rodney Stark argues that some of our most firmly held ideas about history, ideas that paint the Catholic Church in the least positive light are, in fact, fiction. In each chapter, Stark takes on a well-established anti-Catholic myth, gives a history of how each myth became the conventional wisdom, and presents a startling picture of the real truth.
Call Number: 282.09 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2017
Karen Bowman
Description: Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this history of British fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors. In the days before cosmetic surgery, people used bum rolls and bombastic breeches to augment their figures; painted their faces with poisonous concoctions; and doused themselves with scent to cover body odor. Take a fresh look at history's hidden fashion disasters and discover the stories behind historical garments. Karen Bowman charts our history from the animal skins first used to cover our modesty and show off hunting skills, right up to the 20th century drive for practicality and comfort.
Call Number: 391.0094 Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Peter Houghton (Teacher) , Jane Worroll, Forest School (London, England)
Description: The rise of the Forest School movement in recent years is part of a groundswell of concern about the wellbeing of our children, with many media stories about child obesity, "nature deficit disorder", and lack of exposure to risk. This woodland adventure book brings the activities and "learning through nature" ethos of Forest School to the parents of nursery and primary school-age children. It's packed full of ideas, from making nature jewellery and whittling a bow and arrow to building a shelter and foraging for food; it also celebrates the Forest School philosophy of encouraging self-esteem, confidence and social skills through engagement with nature.
Call Number: 371.384 Hou
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2017
Sophie Sabbage
Description: Sabbage was forty-eight years old and happily married with a four-year old daughter when she was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Since then, she's been on a remarkable journey of healing and renewal that has reshaped her life-- for the better. Here she calls for an end to "the war on cancer" and the start of a more transformative dialogue with the disease.
Call Number: 362.19 Sab
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2017
Patrick Kingsley
Description: Brave refugees and desperate victims embark on deadly journeys in search of freedom. The New Odyssey illuminates the shadowy networks that have facilitated the largest forced exodus since the end of World War II. Alongside refugees, Kingsley reenacts their flight across the Mediterranean in the hopes of better understanding who helps or hinders their path to salvation. From the starving migrants who push through sandstorms with children strapped to their backs to the exploitive criminals who prey on them, from the smugglers who dangerously stretch the limits of their cargo space to the volunteers who uproot their own lives to hand out water bottles--what emerges is a kaleidoscope of humanity in the wake of tragedy. Exposing the realities of this modern-day odyssey as well as the moral shortcomings evident in our own indifference, the result is a crucial call to arms and an exploration of a world we too often choose not to know.
Call Number: 362.87 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 3, 2017
Jon Else
Description: Presents the inside story of the making of one of the most important and influential TV shows in history and of its legacy as the film that reframed the entire history of the Civil Rights movement permanently. Moving beyond black leaders and white politicians, Eyes on the Prize introduced ordinary people--mostly African American, few well known--who risked it all to stand up and fight for their rights and for justice. Henry Hampton and his producers shifted the focus from victimization to strength, from white saviors to black courage. True South honors how this eloquent, plainspoken series changed the way social history is told, taught, and remembered today; the way nonfiction film is made; and the way we think about the legacies of those eventful years.
Call Number: 305.8 Els
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 13, 2017
Alan Burdick
Description: "Time" is something that is always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we're bored and speed by as we get older? How and why does time fly? Alan Burdick takes readers on a quest to understand how time gets in us and why we perceive it the way we do. Why Time Flies is an intimate examination of the clocks that tick inside us all.
Call Number: 529.2 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 13, 2017
editor, Phaidon Press
Description: A comprehensive cookbook on Italian food, with recipes created to reflect a more contemporary way of life, but remain steeped in tradition and culture.
Call Number: 641.5945 Eat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2017
Tara Nolan
Description: This book includes complete reference information on how to get started gardening in raised beds and containers: size requirements, height suggestions, types of materials you can use, where to located the beds, and creative tips for fitting the maximum garden capacity into small spaces. Plus, Raised Bed Revolution contains a gallery of clever and beautiful ideas, along with complete step-by-step plans for building versatile, design-driven raised beds that can be placed practically anywhere.
Call Number: 635.962 Nol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 13, 2017
Patricia B McConnell
Description: An animal behaviorist recounts the story of how in order to help a troubled dog she was compelled to revisit painful memories about her own past in order to gain understanding into the impact of trauma on the brain.
Call Number: 636.708 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Monisha Bharadwaj
Description: This comprehensive cooking course celebrates one of the world's richest and most varied cuisines. It offers a definitive guide to India's diverse array of dishes, as well as insight into the country's colorful culinary traditions. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs accompany the masterclass recipes.
Call Number: 641.5954 Bha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2017
Nick Lovegrove
Description: The pressures of modern society have pushed us toward deeper specialization in our lives and careers. We are increasingly isolated from those different from us, which fosters tension and conflict--business people and government officials who distrust each other, or police officers who struggle to operate in minority communities. We've been pushed into self-defining cocoons from which it is difficult to break out, and we lack the coping skills for succeeding in an ever-changing, more complex, and diverse world. Lovegrove conveys a vision and a path out of this contemporary trap. Through portraits of those who get it right, and those who get it deeply wrong, he provides a blueprint of 6 skills that will enable personal and professional success. These dimensions enable us to build our lives with purpose, meaning, happiness, and success.
Call Number: 650.1 Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 17, 2017
Mabel O. Wilson
Description: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture traces the making of this unparalleled museum. As Mabel O. Wilson discovers, initial calls for a permanent place to collect, study, and present African American history and culture in the early twentieth century never got off the ground. In the late 1990s, the notion began to gain momentum from increasing public interest and Congressional support. In 2003 the museum was officially established. Yet the work of the museum was only just beginning. Wilson takes an in-depth look at the selection of the director, site, and architects in the years that followed. Rising on the National Mall next to the Washington Monument, the museum is a tiered bronze beacon inviting us to understand our past and embrace our future.
Call Number: 727.6 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Jill A. Grunenwald
Description: In the fall of 2012, Cleveland librarian Jill Grunenwald decided that she needed to make a lifestyle change, work on her weight problem, and improve her overall mental and phsical health. She enrolled in Weight Watchers and started running. Three months later, Jill ran her very first 5k. Battling the hills of the course, Jill conquered her fears and finished--but in dead last. She didn't let that get her down--because when you run for your health and happiness, your only real competition is yourself. Six years and more than one hundred pounds lost later, Jill is still running and racing regularly, and she is a proud member of the back of the pack in every race that she has entered. Jill chronicles her racing adventures, proving that being a slow runner takes just as much guts and heart as being an Olympic champion..
Call Number: 796.42 Gru
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 13, 2017
Steven Curtis Chapman, Ken Abraham
Description: Christian musician Steven Curtis Chapman shares intimate details of his personal journey, his family life, and stories behind some of the most beloved songs of his iconic career.
Call Number: B Cha Chapman, Steven Curtis
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Coretta Scott King, Barbara A Reynolds
Description: Born in 1927 in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. A black scholarship student recruited to Antioch College, a committed pacifist, and a civil rights activist, she was an avowed feminist--a graduate student determined to pursue her own career--when she met Martin Luther King, Jr. In love with King, and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married him, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, a marcher, a negotiator and a crucial fundraiser in support of world-changing achievements. As a widow and single mother of four, she championed gay rights and AIDS awareness, founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, lobbied for the national holiday in honor of her slain husband, and was a powerful international presence.
Call Number: B Kin King, Coretta Scott
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 3, 2017
How To Be Bored
Eva Hoffman
152.4 Hof
Eataly : Contemporary Italian Cooking
editor, Phaidon Press
641.5945 Eat
Inside The Flame : The Joy Of Treasuring What You Already Have
Christina Waters
170.44 Wat
Raised Bed Revolution : Build It, Fill It, Plant It ... Garden Anywhere
Tara Nolan
635.962 Nol
Modern Mindfulness : How To Be More Relaxed, Focused, And Kind While Living In A Fast, Digital, Always-on World
Rohan Gunatillake
158.1 Gun
The Education Of Will : A Mutual Memoir Of A Woman And Her Dog
Patricia B McConnell
636.708 McC
Success : The Psychology Of Achievement
Deborah A. Olson, Megan Kaye
158.1 Ols
The Indian Cooking Course : Techniques, Masterclasses, Ingredients, 300 Recipes
Monisha Bharadwaj
641.5954 Bha
Bearing False Witness : Debunking Centuries Of Anti-Catholic History
Rodney Stark
282.09 Sta
The Mosaic Principle : The Six Dimensions Of A Remarkable Life And Career
Nick Lovegrove
650.1 Lov
Corsets And Codpieces : A History Of Outrageous Fashion, From Roman Times To The Modern Era
Karen Bowman
391.0094 Bow
Begin With The Past : Building The National Museum Of African American History & Culture
Mabel O. Wilson
727.6 Wil
Play The Forest School Way : Woodland Games, Crafts And Skills For Adventurous Kids
Peter Houghton (Teacher) , Jane Worroll, Forest School (London, England)
371.384 Hou
Running With A Police Escort : Tales From The Back Of The Pack
Jill A. Grunenwald
796.42 Gru
The Cancer Whisperer : Finding Courage, Direction, And The Unlikely Gifts Of Cancer
Sophie Sabbage
362.19 Sab
The Meaning Of Michelle : 16 Writers On The Iconic First Lady And How Her Journey Inspires Our Own
Veronica Chambers
973.932 Mea
The New Odyssey : The Story Of The Twenty-First-Century Refugee Crisis
Patrick Kingsley
362.87 Kin
Between Heaven & The Real World : My Story
Steven Curtis Chapman, Ken Abraham
B Cha Chapman, Steven Curtis
True South : Henry Hampton And Eyes On The Prize, The Landmark Television Series That Reframed The Civil Rights Movement
Jon Else
305.8 Els
My Life, My Love, My Legacy
Coretta Scott King, Barbara A Reynolds
B Kin King, Coretta Scott
Why Time Flies : A Mostly Scientific Investigation
Alan Burdick
529.2 Bur