Nonfiction


Claire B. Willis, Marnie Crawford Samuelson
Description: All of us experience loss. Some of us have lost a spouse, or a child, our parents, a beloved pet, a dear friend, or neighbor. In the pandemic, we have lost hundreds of thousands of lives in the U.S. and the world. Many of us have lost our livelihoods. All of us have lost our familiar daily routines and textures of work, family, and community. And the losses are not over. This book is a companion to this tender time. The authors offer an invitation to grieve fully, to turn toward your emotions and experiences however they arise, and to follow your own path toward healing. The book explores the deep truth that grief and love are richly intertwined. Because we love, we grieve.
Call Number: 155.937 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Dalai Lama XIV, Franz Alt
Description: An appeal for environmental action by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and spiritual leader of Tibet urges decision-makers to fight climate change ignorance while encouraging younger readers to assert their right to a climate-friendly future.
Call Number: 179.1 Bst
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 24, 2020
Anna McGovern, Charlotte Ager
Description: The perfect antidote to the stuff of life, pottering helps you discover the place where contentment lies. It is the simple joy of doing nothing and something, with a profound truth at its core: the happiness we find when we learn to let go and simply be. Brought to life in Anna McGovern's charming prose, this very British ritual is the perfectly imperfect way to live a little more and stress a little less.
Call Number: 152.42 McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2020
Hope Edelman
Description: A new approach to the long-term grieving process that explains why we feel "stuck," why that's normal, and how shifting a perception of grief can help us grow. Too many of us believe we've done it "wrong" when sadness reemerges months or even years after a major loss. Hope Edelman offers a new paradigm: grief is not an emotion to pass through on the way to "feeling better," but a state that we repeatedly return to as we experience important life transitions and new crises. Edelman offers advice for reassessing loss and adjusting the stories we tell ourselves about its impact on our identities. With guidance for reframing a story of loss, finding equilibrium within it, and experiencing renewed growth and purpose,
Call Number: 155.937 Ede
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2020
Hanoch Hecht
Description: Chassidic tales combine with teachings and favorite Jewish recipes to nourish body and soul. Thirty-nine Chassidic tales, revolving around food and eating and accompanied by spiritual teachings, delve into the mysteries of the Kabbalah, the joy of the Chassidim, and the power of religious faith and acts (mitzvot). Sixty-three recipes highlight Kosher cooking and the special foods traditionally prepared for Shabbat and the major Jewish holidays, including such favorites as knishes, latkes, gefilte fish, brisket, kugel, bagels, and challah bread. Many of the recipes are suitable for children to learn to cook.
Call Number: 296.73 Hec
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2020
Karen Ehman
Description: You'd love to use your home to connect with others. However, you fear you don't have the time or the ability. Discover the secret to having both while Karen Ehman leads you on to a 40-day journey that will enable you to put your good intentions into action. This book--part devotional, part practical handbook--will equip you with the tools and ideas for feeding both the bodies and the souls of those whom God has placed in your path. Real-life stories and biblical examples that will inspire you to love others well.
Call Number: 241.671 Ehm
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2020
Jeff Spiess
Description: Though we all face death, it is common to be unprepared and to avoid any discussion concerning our final days. Dr. Jeff Spiess examines the culture of death-related anxiety in America, providing readers with actionable steps and spiritual guidance to prepare fiscally, legally, mentally, and physically for their end.
Call Number: 306.9 Spi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2020
Eilidh Gallagher
Description: Christmas shouldn't be about stress and guilt, or creating endless waste that's bad for the environment. Instead, take a breath and think about what this time of year really means to you. Perhaps you'll start by creating your own advent calendar, upcycling a novelty jumper or learning the art of 'furoshiki' gift-wrapping. It's all about little tips and ideas that will bring you joy, year after year. The planet will thank you too!
Call Number: 394 Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Jessica Luther, Kavitha A. Davidson
Description: Triumphant wins, gut-wrenching losses, last-second shots, underdogs, competition, and loyalty--it's fun to be a fan. But when a football player takes a hit to the head after yet another study has warned of the dangers of CTE, or when a team whose mascot was born in an era of racism and bigotry takes the field, or when a relief pitcher accused of domestic violence saves the game, how is one to cheer? Jessica Luther and Kavitha Davidson tackle the pressing issues in sports, why they matter, and how we can do better. This book challenges the status quo and explores how we might reconcile our conscience with our fandom.
Call Number: 306.483 Lut
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2020
Jake Wood
Description: How one Marine found healing and renewed purpose after returning from combat, for himself and tens of thousands of fellow veterans. Jake and fellow Marine Clay Hunt found a measure of hope: helping communities after disasters, where their training rendered them unusually effective in high-stakes situations. He and his team have recruited over 100,000 volunteers to Team Rubicon, with a reputation for delivering desperately needed aid faster and better than other organizations hindered by bureaucracy. Veteran volunteers utilize their military training to untangle complex problems quickly and keep calm under pressure in catastrophic scenarios. Team Rubicon gives meaningful direction to men and women who need the disaster response work as much as the work needs them.
Call Number: 363.348 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Zaylore Stout, illustrations by Alexandra Bye
Description: In 2014, Zaylore Stout, on a cross-country drive, found himself detouring to landmarks of the LGBT+ heroes and history in each new place. With all 50 states, Washington, DC, and island territories, this book documents the highs and lows of American LGBT+ history. From the childhood homes of historical figures to the safe spaces of grassroots organizations, this book is filled with destinations for those on their own local or cross-country tours of the past.
Call Number: 306.76 Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2020
Cathleen D. Cahill
Description: Cathleen D. Cahill tells the powerful stories of a multiracial group of activists who propelled the national suffrage movement toward a more inclusive vision of equal rights. Cahill reveals a new cast of heroines largely ignored in earlier suffrage histories: Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša), Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Carrie Williams Clifford, Mabel Ping-Hau Lee, and Adelina 'Nina' Luna Otero-Warren. With these feminists of color in the foreground, Cahill recasts the suffrage movement as an unfinished struggle that extended beyond the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
Call Number: 324.623 Cah
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2020
Ilya Shapiro
Description: The brutal confirmation battles we saw over Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are symptoms of a larger problem with our third branch of government, a problem that began long before: the courts' own self-corruption, aiding and abetting the expansion of federal power. Ilya Shapiro takes readers inside the unknown history of fiercely partisan judicial nominations and explores reform proposals that could return the Supreme Court to its proper constitutional role. Confirmation battles over justices will only become more toxic and unhinged as long as the Court continues to ratify the excesses of the other two branches of government and the parties that control them
Call Number: 347.7326 Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 18, 2020
Karsten Brensing, Peter Lewis
Description: A study of animal behavior that reveals them to be as sentient and self-aware as we humans are. Karsten Brensing tells us that animals, by any reasonable assessment, have developed the sophisticated systems of social organization and behavior that human beings call "culture." Dolphins, chimpanzees, bonobos, ravens, humpback whales, ants, ducklings, and dogs are some of the animals that have culture. Brensing draws on the latest scientific findings as well as his own experience working with animals, to reveal a world of behavioral and cognitive sophistication that is remarkable similar to our own.
Call Number: 591.5 Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2020
Michael Mosley
Description: Dr. Michael Mosley presents a science-based sleep program designed to improve brain function, support weight loss, boost your mood, and reduce stress. Also includes 50 recipes developed by Dr. Clare Bailey and Justine Pattinson.
Call Number: 613.794 Mos
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Brigette Allen, Christine Wong
Description: Every year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of plastic. These products will never break down and will endlessly pollute our oceans, air, land, and food chain. But there are many steps, small and large, we can take to change our plastic-using habits. This book offers more than 100 suggestions. Starting with two of the most prevalent problems--the plastic water bottle and the plastic shopping bag--the book continues with the actions we can take each day to achieve a plastic-free life, organized into thematic lifestyle categories covering food, health and beauty, home, special occasions.
Call Number: 640.286 All
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2020
Pamela Fuller, Mark Murphy, Anne Chow, Franklin Covey (Firm)
Description: Unconscious bias affects everyone. Meant for every manager who wants to understand and move past their own preconceived ideas, this book explains that bias is the result of mental shortcuts and our likes and dislikes, and is a natural part of the human condition. And what we assume about each other and how we interact with one another has vast effects on our organizational success, especially in the workplace. Teaching you how to overcome unconscious bias, this book provides more than thirty unique tools, such as a prep worksheet and a list of ways to reframe your unconscious thoughts.
Call Number: 658.3008 Ful
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Claire McNear, foreword by Ken Jennings
Description: This is the book about Jeopardy!: its history and how it comes together, how the most successful players use strategy to dominate, the man-myth-legend that is host Alex Trebek, what life looks like after winning big on Jeopardy!, the Saturday Night Live spoofs--and everything in between. Jeopardy! is a beloved institution in a moment of profound transition. America's favorite quiz show, which has deviated very little in all its years on the air, is about to see a great deal of change.
Call Number: 791.4572 McN
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2020
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski, Karen Madigan
Description: Nature Play Workshop for Families reveals the benefits of nature connection for young children and describes how caring adults can nurture it through outdoor play in all seasons.
Call Number: 790.191 Wie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2020
Kevin Young, editor.
Description: For more that 250 years African Americans have written and recited and published poetry about beauty and injustice, music and muses, Africa and America, freedoms and foodways, Harlem and history, funk and opera, boredom and longing, jazz and joy. This book encompasses many kinds of verse: formal, experimental, vernacular, lyric, and protest.
Call Number: 811.08 Afr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2020
James Wyllie
Description: A look at the personal lives, psychological profiles, and marriages of the wives of officers in Hitler's inner circle. These are the women behind the infamous men--complex individuals with distinctive personalities who were captivated by Hitler and whose everyday lives were governed by Nazi ideology. Throughout the rise and fall of Nazism these women loved and lost, raised families and quarreled with their husbands and each other, all the while jostling for position with the Fuhrer himself. James Wyllie interweaves their stories through years of struggle, power, decline and destruction into the post-war twilight of denial and delusion.
Call Number: 943.086 Wyl
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2020
Michael Wood
Description: Michael Wood has traveled the length and breadth of China, the world's oldest civilization and longest lasting state, to tell a story of drama, creativity, and humanity that stretches back thousands of years. In order to comprehend the great significance of China today, we must begin with its history. This book takes a fresh look at the Middle Kingdom in the light of the recent massive changes inside the country. Wood looks at particular periods and themes. Then, Wood explores the encounter with the West, the Opium Wars, the clashes with the British, and the rich debates in the late 19th century that pushed China along the path to modernity. Finally, he provides a clear up-to-date account of post-1949 China.
Call Number: 951 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Derick Lugo
Description: The memoir of a young African American man from New York City who decides to attempt a thru-hike of the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trial.
Call Number: 917.4 Lug
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2020
Donald Brackett
Description: An extended exploration of the magical transformation of shy country girl Anna Mae Bullock into the boisterous force of nature we know today as Tina Turner.
Call Number: B Tur Turner, Tina
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2020
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Opening To Grief : Finding Your Way From Loss To Peace
Claire B. Willis, Marnie Crawford Samuelson
155.937 Wil
What Do Animals Think And Feel? : An Investigation Into Emotional Behavior
Karsten Brensing, Peter Lewis
591.5 Bre
Our Only Home : A Climate Appeal To The World
Dalai Lama XIV, Franz Alt
179.1 Bst
Fast Asleep : Improve Brain Function, Lose Weight, Boost Your Mood, Reduce Stress, And Get A Really Good Night's Rest
Michael Mosley
613.794 Mos
Pottering : A Cure For Modern Life
Anna McGovern, Charlotte Ager
152.42 McG
Living Without Plastic : More Than 100 Easy Swaps For Home, Travel, Dining, Holidays, And Beyond
Brigette Allen, Christine Wong
640.286 All
The Aftergrief : Finding Your Way Along The Long Arc Of Loss
Hope Edelman
155.937 Ede
The Leader's Guide To Unconscious Bias : How To Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, And Create High-performing Teams
Pamela Fuller, Mark Murphy, Anne Chow, Franklin Covey (Firm)
658.3008 Ful
A Kabbalah Of Food : Stories, Teachings, Recipes
Hanoch Hecht
296.73 Hec
Answers In The Form Of Questions : A Definitive History And Insider's Guide To Jeopardy!
Claire McNear, foreword by Ken Jennings
791.4572 McN
Reach Out. Gather In. : 40 Days To Opening Your Heart And Home
Karen Ehman
241.671 Ehm
Football's Fearless Activists : How Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Kenny Stills, And Fellow Athletes Stood Up To The Nfl And President Trump
Michael Freeman
796.089 Fre
Dying With Ease : A Compassionate Guide For Making Wiser End-of-life Decisions
Jeff Spiess
306.9 Spi
Nature Play Workshop For Families : A Guide To 40+ Outdoor Learning Experiences In All Seasons
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski, Karen Madigan
790.191 Wie
Green Christmas : Little Changes That Bring Joy & Help The Planet
Eilidh Gallagher
394 Gal
African American Poetry : 250 Years Of Struggle & Song
Kevin Young, editor.
811.08 Afr
Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back : Dilemmas Of The Modern Fan
Jessica Luther, Kavitha A. Davidson
306.483 Lut
Nazi Wives : The Women At The Top Of Hitler's Germany
James Wyllie
943.086 Wyl
Once A Warrior : How One Veteran Found A New Mission Closer To Home
Jake Wood
363.348 Woo
The Story Of China : The Epic History Of A World Power From The Middle Kingdom To Mao And The China Dream
Michael Wood
951 Woo
Our Gay History In Fifty States
Zaylore Stout, illustrations by Alexandra Bye
306.76 Sto
The Unlikely Thru-hiker : An Appalachian Trail Journey
Derick Lugo
917.4 Lug
Recasting The Vote : How Women Of Color Transformed The Suffrage Movement
Cathleen D. Cahill
324.623 Cah
Tumult! : The Incredible Life And Music Of Tina Turner
Donald Brackett
B Tur Turner, Tina
Supreme Disorder : Judicial Nominations And The Politics Of America's Highest Court
Ilya Shapiro
347.7326 Sha