Nonfiction


Julianna Miner
Description: For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world. Here is practical advice on how parents can help their kids avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of the digital age.
Call Number: 155.646 Min
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2019
Sarah Hurwitz
Description: After a decade as a political speechwriter, Sarah Hurwitz decided to apply her skills as a communicator to writing a book about Judaism. Hurwitz was the quintessential lapsed Jew--until, at age 36, she attended a beginner's class on Judaism. She attended on a whim, but was blown-away by what she found: beautiful rituals, helpful guidance on living an ethical life, conceptions of God beyond the judgy bearded man in the sky--none of which she had learned in Hebrew school or during the two synagogue services she grudgingly attended each year. That class led to a challenging, moving, and life-transforming journey.
Call Number: 296 Hur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2019
Jeremy K. Everett
Description: One in 8 Americans struggles with hunger, and more than 13 million children live in food insecure homes. Hunger and poverty are too large and complex for any one of us to resolve individually. Jeremy Everett offers an assessment of the current crisis and a strategy for addressing it. Christians who work intentionally across ideological divides to build trust with one another and impoverished communities can effectively end America's hunger crisis. Everett details the Texas Hunger Initiative's history and tells stories of its work, helping Christians of all political persuasions understand how they can work together to make a difference.
Call Number: 261.8326 Eve
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2019
Paula (Paula J.) Becker
Description: Paula Becker tells the story of her struggle to reclaim wholeness while mothering a son addicted to heroin. No parent expects to be forced to confront their child's drug addiction. Hunter was raised in a safe nurturing home. He was a bright curious child, yet, addiction found him. life. She recounts Hunter's headlong rush into drug addiction, its shattering impact on his family, and her determination to shield his younger siblings from the maelstrom into which his addiction thrusts them all. Paula and her husband desperately fight to help their son, fearing for his life, grieving the loss of the boy they thought they knew.
Call Number: 362.293 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2019
edited and introduced by Peter Catapano and, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Description: Based on the New York Times series, About Us captures the voices of a community that has been stereotyped and misrepresented. The authors of these essays offer intimate stories of how they navigate a world not built for them. The stories here reveal the range of responses, and the variety of consequences, to being labeled as “disabled” by the broader public.
Call Number: 305.9 Abo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2019
Dana Thomas
Description: An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry and the grassroots high-tech international movement fighting to reform it.
Call Number: 338.4768 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2019
Steven Fonso
Description: A guide for busy parents who want to connect more and stress less. Through his holistic health practice, Dr. Steven Fonso has helped families reconnect with what matters most: slowing down to savor authentic moments of connection and letting go of the noise and stress that often get in the way. This guide has insights and advice for bringing your best self to every parenting challenge, great and small, with greater awareness, authenticity, and grace. This deceptively simple book turns parenting "truths" upside down to reveal a path to greater presence and connection.
Call Number: 306.874 Fon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2019
edited by Amye Archer, Loren Kleinman
Description: This harrowing collection of narratives covers over fifty years of shootings in America. The were written by those most directly affected by school shootings: the survivors. The title was a text meant for Stacy Crescitelli, whose 15-year-old daughter, Sarah, was hiding in a closet fearing for her life in Parkland, Florida, in February of 2018 while a gunman sprayed her school with bullets, killing her friends, teachers, and coaches. We mourn the dead, we bury children. We demand change, but are met with inaction. These are the stories of the survivors.
Call Number: 371.782 If
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2019
Amanda Jetté Knox
Description: All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. At 20, she married the love of her life, and had 3 children. Amanda thought she finally had the stability she craved. Their middle child struggled with depression and avoided school. The child she knew as her son came out as transgender at the age of 11. Supporting her daughter, Amanda became an ardent advocate for trans rights. The year after their child came out, her partner also came out as transgender. She determined that her family would become a positive example of marriages surviving transition. Slowly the family members noticed that they were becoming happier and more united. With insight into the challenges faced by trans people, this is a story of transition, frustration, support, acceptance, and love.
Call Number: 306.85 Jet
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2019
Jonathan Mooney
Description: Jonathan Mooney, diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD as a child, explores the toll the system takes on kids who are not "normal" and advocates for a revolution in the way society thinks about diversity, abilities, and disabilities.
Call Number: 305.9 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 20, 2019
Dan Gookin
Description: In the land of opportunity, just about anyone who qualifies as an elector can seek public office. Some do it on a whim, some are urged to run, and some want to use their time and talents to make a difference in their local community. If you want to know how to prepare for a run, which steps to take beforehand, and how the process goes from announcement to campaigning to election day to the swearing-in ceremony--this book has you covered.
Call Number: 324.7 Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2019
Rachel Monroe
Description: In this exploration of women, violence, and obsession, Rachel Monroe interrogates the appeal of true crime through four narratives of fixation. From a bored heiress In the 1940s to the young woman who moved into Sharon Tate's guesthouse and entwined herself with the Tate family, to the landscape architect who fell in love with a convicted murderer, and the teenager deeply involved in the online fandom for the Columbine killers. Savage appetites is a journey into obsession, scrupulously exploring empathy, justice and the persistent appeal of crime.
Call Number: 364.374 Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2019
Elizabeth L. Cline
Description: Clothing is one of the most personal expressions of who we are. Elizabeth Cline has already revealed fast fashion's hidden toll on the environment, garment workers, and our own satisfaction with our clothes. Here she shows what we can do about it. If your goal is to build a capsule wardrobe, keep up with trends without harming the environment, buy better quality, seek out ethical brands, or all of the above, this book has the tools you need. She shows how we can leverage our everyday fashion choices to change the world through style, with a more ethical wardrobe and a mindful closet clean-out, donating, swapping, or selling the clothes you don't love to make way for the closet of your dreams.
Call Number: 338.4774 Cli
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2019
Liz (Elizabeth) O'Donnell
Description: Working Daughter is the story of a woman caring for her parents while trying to hang on to her career and raise her kids, the lessons she learned, and the advice she has to share. This book provides a roadmap for women trying to navigate caring for aging parents and their careers--along with children, marriages, and friendships. It offers straight talk and real advice about the challenges, and the upside, to eldercare.
Call Number: 306.874 ODo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Gyles Daubeney Brandreth
Description: A style manual for English speakers on both sides of the Atlantic identifies the common mistakes and correct usage of everything from dangling participles to transitive verbs.
Call Number: 428.2 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2019
Pamela Paul, Maria (Maria Claire) Russo
Description: Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, Pamela Paul and Maria Russo show you how to instill the joy and pleasure of reading. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it's how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, 'More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,' is full of expert recommendations. The authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.
Call Number: 649.58 Pau
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2019
Alexandra Horowitz
Description: An eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship.
Call Number: 636.7 Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2019
Nicci Gerrard
Description: An investigation of dementia that explores both the journey of the person who lives with the condition and that of their loved ones. Diagnosed with dementia, Nicci Gerrard's father, John, lived life on his own terms, alongside the disease. When an isolating hospital stay precipitated a dramatic turn for the worse, Gerrard recognized that it was not just the disease, but misguided protocol and harmful practice that cause pain at the end of life. Gerrard became a relentless campaigner, investigating what dementia does to both the person who lives with the condition and to their caregivers. This book will offer both comfort and a map to those walking through it. She takes great pains to honor her subjects and to find the beauty and the humanity in their seemingly diminished states.
Call Number: 616.831 Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2019
Toni Gattone
Description: Adapted gardening expert Toni Gattone shares her proven methods for making your favorite hobby easier on your aging body. Inspired by her own physical needs, she shares simple solutions--from vertical growing to bins on wheels--that will help you work smarter, not harder. Her message of empowerment will stir you to find joy in your garden for years to come.
Call Number: 635 Gat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2019
Kelli Harding
Description: A new way to look at our health based on the latest discoveries in the science of compassion, kindness, and human connection. Medicine is full of mysteries that doctors and research cannot explain. Patients who are biologically healthy, but feel ill. Patients who are biologically ill, but feel healthy. New research shows that love, friendship, community, life's purpose, and our environment can have a greater impact on our health than anything that happens in the doctor's office. Harding presents a new model for you to take charge of your health, and shares a radical new way to think about health, wellness, and how we live.
Call Number: 613 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2019
Mark Ribowsky
Description: Spanning 7 decades, the loss of Super Bowl III, and an undefeated season with the Dolphins, Shula is the definitive biography of a coaching legend. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, Don Shula remains the winningest coach of all time and the only undefeated season in NFL history. With rugged determination, Shula started as a defensive back in the 1950s, later beginning his 32-year coaching career as the then-youngest coach ever with the Baltimore Colts. Mark Ribowsky reveals a man of grit and charisma who never lost sight of the need to figure out what to do, and then start doing it.
Call Number: 796.332 Rib
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2019
William H. Groner, Tom Teicholz
Description: 9/12 is the saga of the epic, nine-year legal battle waged against the City of New York and its contractors on behalf of more than ten thousand first responders who became ill as a result of working on the Ground Zero cleanup.
Call Number: 973.931 Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2019
Graeme D. Ruxton, foreword by R. Norman Owen-Smith
Description: The colossal plants and animals of our world--dinosaurs, whales, and even trees--are a source of fascination, and their scale can be truly impressive. Size is integral to the way that organisms experience the world. Graeme Ruxton explains how and why nature's giants came to be so big--for example, how decreased oxygen levels limited the size of insects and how island isolation allowed small-bodied animals to evolve larger body sizes. From huge butterflies to giant squid, Ruxton explores the physics, biology, and evolutionary drivers behind organism size, showing what it's like to live large.
Call Number: 591.41 Rux
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2019
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi (Journalist)
Description: The broadcast that George VI made to the British nation on the outbreak of war in September 1939 was the product of years of hard work with Lionel Logue, his speech therapist. In the years that followed, Logue was to play an even more important role at the monarch's side. The King's War follows that relationship through the dangerous days of Dunkirk and the drama of D-Day to eventual victory in 1945--and beyond. This narrative provides a portrait of two men and their respective families--the Windsors and the Logues--as they together face the greatest challenge in Britain's history. Sequel to The King's Speech.
Call Number: 941.084 Log
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2019
Anthony Everitt
Description: Alexander the Great is still a household name. His life was an adventure story and took him to every corner of the ancient world. His memory and glamour persist, and his early death at thirty-three has kept him in our imaginations with a legacy that meant something different to every age. Everitt judges Alexander's life against the criteria of his own age and considers all his contradictions. His death remains an unsolved mystery.; the explanation can lie only in what we know of his life.
Call Number: B Ale Alexander, the Great
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2019
Sidney Blumenthal
Description: After a period of depression that he would ever find his way to greatness, Lincoln takes on the powerful demagogue, Stephen Douglas, in the debates for a senate seat. He sidelines the frontrunner William Seward to cinch the new Republican Party's nomination. Lincoln achieves the presidency by force of strategy, of political savvy and determination. This is Abraham Lincoln, who becomes the greatest president and moral leader in the nation's history. But he must first build a new political party, state the anti-slavery case and overcome shattering defeat to win the presidency. The third volume by Blumenthal.
Call Number: B Lin Lincoln, Abraham
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2019
Lawrence Weschler
Description: Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set out to profile the neurologist for The New Yorker. Over the next 4 years, they worked closely together until Sacks asked Weschler to abandon the profile. The two remained close friends across the next 30 years and then as Sacks was dying, he urged Weschler to take up the project once again. Here is a portrait of Sacks as our preeminent romantic scientist, whose entire practice revolved around the single fundamental question he effectively asked each of his patients: How are you?.
Call Number: B Sac Sacks, Oliver
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2019
A. N. Wilson
Description: In this companion biography to "Victoria", A.N. Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort's birth.
Call Number: B Alb Albert, Prince Consort
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2019
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Raising A Screen-smart Kid : Embrace The Good And Avoid The Bad In The Digital Age
Julianna Miner
155.646 Min
Have You Eaten Grandma? : Or, The Life-saving Importance Of Correct Punctuation, Grammar, And Good English
Gyles Daubeney Brandreth
428.2 Bra
Here All Along : Finding Meaning, Spirituality, And A Deeper Connection To Life--in Judaism (After Finally Choosing To Look There)
Sarah Hurwitz
296 Hur
How To Raise A Reader
Pamela Paul, Maria (Maria Claire) Russo
649.58 Pau
I Was Hungry : Cultivating Common Ground To End An American Crisis
Jeremy K. Everett
261.8326 Eve
Our Dogs, Ourselves : The Story Of A Singular Bond
Alexandra Horowitz
636.7 Hor
A House On Stilts : Mothering In The Age Of Opioid Addiction - A Memoir
Paula (Paula J.) Becker
362.293 Bec
The Last Ocean : A Journey Through Memory And Forgetting
Nicci Gerrard
616.831 Ger
About Us : Essays From The Disability Series Of The New York Times
edited and introduced by Peter Catapano and, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
305.9 Abo
The Lifelong Gardener : Garden With Ease & Joy At Any Age
Toni Gattone
635 Gat
Fashionopolis : The Price Of Fast Fashion--and The Future Of Clothes
Dana Thomas
338.4768 Tho
The Rabbit Effect : Live Longer, Happier, And Healthier With The Groundbreaking Science Of Kindness
Kelli Harding
613 Har
Finding Magic In The Mess : A Path To Greater Presence And More Joy, One Parenting Moment At A Time
Steven Fonso
306.874 Fon
Shula : The Coach Of The Nfl's Greatest Generation
Mark Ribowsky
796.332 Rib
If I Don't Make It, I Love You : Survivors In The Aftermath Of School Shootings
edited by Amye Archer, Loren Kleinman
371.782 If
9/12 : The Epic Battle Of The Ground Zero Responders
William H. Groner, Tom Teicholz
973.931 Gro
Love Lives Here : A Story Of Thriving In A Transgender Family
Amanda Jetté Knox
306.85 Jet
Nature's Giants : The Biology And Evolution Of The World's Largest Lifeforms
Graeme D. Ruxton, foreword by R. Norman Owen-Smith
591.41 Rux
Normal Sucks : How To Live, Learn, And Thrive Outside The Lines
Jonathan Mooney
305.9 Moo
The King's War : The Friendship Of George Vi And Lionel Logue During World War Ii
Mark Logue, Peter Conradi (Journalist)
941.084 Log
Running For Local Office For Dummies
Dan Gookin
324.7 Goo
Alexander The Great : His Life And His Mysterious Death
Anthony Everitt
B Ale Alexander, the Great
Savage Appetites : Four True Stories Of Women, Crime, And Obsession
Rachel Monroe
364.374 Mon
All The Powers Of Earth : The Political Life Of Abraham Lincoln, 1856-1860
Sidney Blumenthal
B Lin Lincoln, Abraham
The Conscious Closet : The Revolutionary Guide To Looking Good While Doing Good
Elizabeth L. Cline
338.4774 Cli
And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? : A Biographical Memoir Of Oliver Sacks
Lawrence Weschler
B Sac Sacks, Oliver
Working Daughter : A Guide To Caring For Your Aging Parents While Making A Living
Liz (Elizabeth) O'Donnell
306.874 ODo
Prince Albert : The Man Who Saved The Monarchy
A. N. Wilson
B Alb Albert, Prince Consort