Nonfiction


Gary D. Chapman, Arlene Pellicane
Description: Drawing from a variety of texts on child psychology, health, sociology, and Christian ethics and moral principles, Screen Kids provides parents with tools to assess technology use in the home, then recommends courses of corrective action.
Call Number: 004.678 Cha 2020
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Jennifer Lynn Aaker, Naomi Bagdonas
Description: Anyone--even you!--can learn how to harness the power of humor in business (and life). Humor is vastly underleveraged in most workplaces today, impacting our performance, relationships, and health. Studies show that humor makes us appear more competent and confident, strengthens relationships, unlocks creativity, and boosts our resilience during difficult times. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas show how to use humor to make a strong first impression, deliver difficult feedback, and foster cultures where levity and creativity can thrive.
Call Number: 152.43 Aak
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 5, 2021
Alessandra Olanow
Description: Alessandra Olanow's charming illustrations and ability to capture life's emotional ups and downs give balm for the soul, offering advice, inspiration, and encouragement for anyone who needs a shoulder to lean on during a difficult time.
Call Number: 158 Ola
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 18, 2021
Paul Asay
Description: Beauty in the Browns author Paul Asay knows this from personal experience--his and his son's. As he shares their stories in an honest, practical, sometimes painful, and occasionally humorous way (with input from mental health professionals), you'll find someone who understands what it means to live as a Christian with depression. He offers hope and help to those suffering from mental illness as well as those trying to help them. Even in the bleak browns of depression, even when the world looks hopeless, God still has a plan for people dealing with this issue. Here you'll find encouragement to fight the good fight and keep the faith.
Call Number: 248.86 Asa
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
James E. Mills
Description: James E. Mills makes the inspiring case for the creation of a network of walking pilgrimage routes across the country. As more personalized spiritual beliefs emerge today, American pilgrimage routes offer the potential to heal societal divisions while also fostering a new ethos of humanitarianism and environmentalism.
Call Number: 203.5 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2021
Lindsey Krinks
Description: A street chaplain, activist, and nonprofit leader invites you on a spiritual journey to the margins of American society and to the front lines of social justice movements where faith means getting your hands dirty in the struggle for a better world.
Call Number: 261.8 Kri
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Sophie Williams
Description: As the tragic murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement has demonstrated, not being racist is not enough. To fulfill the American ideal, to ensure that all people are equal, you must be actively anti-racist. Sophie Williams provides sharp, simple, and insightful steps anyone can take to be a better ally in the fight against racism. While the book's focus is on race, it also touches on sexism, classism, ableism, oppression, and white supremacy. This pocket-sized guide is a crucial starting point for every anti-racist ally, covering complex topics at the heart of anti-racist principles.
Call Number: 305.8 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 17, 2021
Chad Sanders
Description: When Chad Sanders landed his first job in lSilicon Valley, he concluded that to be successful at work meant playing a certain social game. So Chad changed--his wardrobe, behavior, speech--everything connecting him with his Black identity. While he finally felt included, he felt awful. He decided to give up the charade and reverted back to being Black. It paid off. Chad found his own Black Magic, namely resilience, creativity, and confidence forged in his experience navigating America as a Black man. Interviewing Black leaders across industries to get their take on Black Magic, Chad explores Black experiences in predominantly white environments and demonstrates the risks of self-betrayal and the value of being yourself.
Call Number: 305.896 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 4, 2021
Sandra Goldmark
Description: Sandra Goldmark was a new mother, short on sleep and closet space when one thing after another broke. Objects that were supposed to make her life easier instead piled up, broken and collecting dust. Goldmark didn't want new things--she wanted the ones she had to work. The systems through which we obtain our stuff are vast and entrenched, with products designed for quick replacement, not repair. Goldmark imagined a different, better future--one where having stuff is simpler, healthier, and more sustainable for people and the planet. Her book takes readers on a quest to reimagine what a healthy relationship with our stuff might look like. She shows how to adopt more thoughtful patterns of personal consumption, businesses can develop healthy models for growth, and together we can demand social and political change that will move us to a more sustainable and equitable circular economy.
Call Number: 338.927 Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Elliott J. Gorn
Description: In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till from Chicago was murdered in Mississippi for having-- supposedly-- flirted with a white woman working behind the counter of a store. His naked body was recovered in the Tallahatchie River, weighed down by a cotton-gin fan. Till's killers were acquitted, but details of what had happened to him became public; the story gripped the country and sparked outrage. It continues to haunt the American conscience. In 2005 the FBI reopened the case. With access to new evidence and a broadened historical context, Gorn considers how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and likely always will.
Call Number: 364.134 Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2021
Noreena Hertz
Description: Post-pandemic: one where we retreat further into our self-isolating bubbles and remain ever-fearful of others, or one where we are more committed to reconnecting with one another, and with the democratic process itself. From compassionate AI to new models for urban living to the ingenuity unleashed in finding new ways to stay connected in the era of social distancing, The Lonely Century offers a hopeful vision for how to heal our fractured communities and restore connection in our lives. In the wake of Covid-19, this is not only more urgent, but more possible than ever.
Call Number: 302.17 Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Thomas C. (Thomas Cleveland) Holt
Description: The civil rights movement was among the most important historical developments of the twentieth century and one of the most remarkable mass movements in American history. Thomas C. Holt provides an informed and nuanced understanding of the origins, character, and objectives of the mid-twentieth-century freedom struggle, re-centering the narrative around the mobilization of ordinary people.
Call Number: 323.1196 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
foreword by Kevin Young, edited by Michelle D. Commander, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Description: A new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, which focuses on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation. Unsung places well-known documents by abolitionists alongside lesser-known life stories and overlooked or previously uncelebrated accounts of the everyday lives and activism that were central in the slavery era, but that are mostly excised from today's master accounts. It also highlights related rare histories and first-person narratives about slavery, all in order to lead a dynamic discussion of slavery, rebellion, resistance, and anti-slavery protest in the United States
Call Number: 326.8 Uns
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 17, 2021
Shirley Kobliner, Harold Kobliner
Description: Engage with everyday expressions in a completely different (and fun!) way, with this entertaining and interactive book of common phrases that can turn a humdrum gathering into a raucous game night. We use expressions all the time. When you feel sick, you're "under the weather." When you feel great, you're "on top of the world." You may be fine with "half a loaf," or you may insist on "the whole enchilada." But whether you're a "smart cookie" or a tough one, you--and almost everyone you know--have a veritable smorgasbord of expressions stored deep in your brain.
Call Number: 423.1 Kob
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Kathleen Dean Moore
Description: Here Kathleen Dean Moore selects essays that celebrate the music of the natural world as a reminder of what can be taken from us. Selections and brand new essays, born from the sorrow and iniquity of this new age of extinction, all bear witness to the glories of this world and the sins against it. Each group of essays moves from celebration to lamentation to bewilderment to the determination to act. She reminds us that whatever is left of the planet after its pillaging is the world in which those who remain must live. Whatever genetic song-lines, whatever fragments of whale-squeal and shattered harmonies are left, that's what evolution will have to work with.
Call Number: 576.84 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Harvey Mackay, John C. Maxwell
Description: You are looking at the ultimate briefing on how to get hired and trading-up for a higher-paid position. This concentrated game plan is drawn from Harvey Mackay's road-tested tips. It's a tough time for job seekers, and you will need every advantage you can get. With a rapidly changing marketplace shaped by increased automation and technology levels along with the devastating 2020, finding a job has become exponentially more challenging. When unemployment rates are high, you'll need an iron-clad strategy to stand-out. The resources included are 16 pre-interview questions, 44 interview prep items, and a powerful, 22 item, post-interview checklist.
Call Number: 650.14 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
Katie Vaz
Description: Katie Vaz tells her story through the plants and flowers that have played both leading and supporting roles in her life, from her childhood to her wedding day. Katie's experiences are humorous, poignant, heartwarming, and relatable, and will prompt readers to recall plants of their own that have been witness to both the amazing moments of life and the ordinary ones.
Call Number: 635.965 Vaz
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Shari Medini, Karissa Tunis
Description: As more parents work from home than ever before, there are unique challenges when it comes to meeting the demands of their job, helping their kids thrive, and finding even five minutes to take care of themselves. Parenting While Working from Home offers tips, strategies, and reflections to help parents balance their careers, connect with their kids, and establish their inner strength over the course of a year.
Call Number: 646.7 Med
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 10, 2021
Erica Keswin
Description: Erica Keswin shows us how to further employee engagement, explaining that workplace rituals foster a sense of belonging and help workers connect with one another and their work. From our morning cup of coffee to the standing morning meeting with our team, our lives are steeped in rituals. This book combines scientific research with examples from the most human companies, showing how they establish rituals during meetings, employee onboarding procedures, and daily interactions among coworkers. Rituals create community and change us in a way that conjures lifelong commitments. This is your blueprint for creating a workplace full of engaged, connected employees who drive revenue and stay at their jobs long term.
Call Number: 658.3 Kes
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 3, 2021
Melanie Mannarino
Description: A practical guide on how to go "almost zero waste," featuring 100 tips on how to reduce waste in your everyday life, at home, and in your community.
Call Number: 640.286 Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Aja Frost
Description: As many have discovered during the Covid-19 pandemic, working from home has its perks. From the easy (non)commute to your computer to the extra time you can spend with your family and pets to the benefits of customizing your environment to your own personal needs, many are continuing to enjoy the work-from-home lifestyle. But it also comes with its challenges. How do you avoid distractions around your home? How can you remain as productive as you are in the office? With over 500 quick and easy solutions you can implement in your daily life, you'll find yourself staying more productive, organized, and happier than ever.
Call Number: 658.3123 Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 4, 2021
Michael G. Long
Description: "42 Today" is an exploration of Jackie Robinson and his legacy.
Call Number: 796.357 For
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Jocelyne (Jocelyne Nicole) Lamoureux-Davidson, Monique (Monique Edith) Lamoureux
Description: Twins Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando started playing ice hockey with their older brothers in North Dakota. They went on to win 6 World Championships and played in 3 Olympics, winning 2 silver medals and ultimately a gold medal in South Korea in 2018 for the USA Women's National Team. They did not allow roadblocks and discrimination deter them from taking on their governing body--USA Hockey--threatening to boycott the 2017 World Championships and jeopardizing their ability to compete in the 2018 Olympics unless their gender equity issues were addressed. The Lamoureux twins chronicle their journey to the pinnacle of their sport, and their efforts, as role models, to champion the dreams of future generations of girls in sports, education, and the workplace.
Call Number: 796.962 Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Kevin Garnett, David Ritz
Description: A unique, unfiltered memoir from the NBA champion and fifteen-time all-star looks back on his life and career, including his decision to enter the NBA draft directly out of high school, and shares his thoughts on fame, family, racism, and spirituality.
Call Number: 796.323 Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Simon Welfare
Description: A look at Victorian society through the lives of an enlightened and philanthropic aristocratic couple, the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, who exhausted their vast fortune buying homes around the globe where they entertained the rich and famous while also campaigning for the poor and disadvantaged. John and Ishbel Hamilton-Gordon enjoyed wealth and privilege, but spent most of their money helping others. Ishbel personally transformed lives in Scotland, Canada, and Ireland. They ran their charitable campaigns from the homes they bought on their travels. For as much good for others, it did reckless harm to their family's fortune. They did their best to change the world for the better, often at great personal cost.
Call Number: 941.1 Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Josiah Thompson
Description: This book reveals new forensic discoveries since 2000 that overturn previously accepted "facts" about the assassination of Pres. Kennedy. Together they provide evidence that JFK was killed in a crossfire. Josiah Thompson combines the story of this investigation with personal anecdotes as he walks the reader through his experience of the assassination, his publications on the event, his lengthy gap in publication on the topic, and his return to the evidence. The work itself focuses on the forensic evidence and offers photographs, charts, tables, and diagrams to support the book's central argument, including the best-quality reproductions of the Zapruder film ever created.
Call Number: 973.922 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 4, 2021
Alison Weir
Description: This epic narrative history chronicles the first five queens from the powerful royal family that ruled England and France for over 300 years. This action-packed century that saw the murder of Thomas Becket and the signing of the Magna Carta covers the lives and reigns of the first five Plantagenet queens, who ruled England and France throughout the bloody 1200s, a particularly dramatic and violent period of European history. Wars, crusades, treachery, murder, passion, and the interplay between rival monarchs of Britain and France provide a surprising picture of these five ambitious women and their struggle for power.
Call Number: 942.03 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
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Screen Kids : 5 Relational Skills Every Child Needs In A Tech-driven World
Gary D. Chapman, Arlene Pellicane
004.678 Cha 2020
Earth's Wild Music : Celebrating And Defending The Songs Of The Natural World
Kathleen Dean Moore
576.84 Moo
Humor, Seriously : Why Humor Is A Secret Weapon In Business And Life And How Anyone Can Harness It. Even You.
Jennifer Lynn Aaker, Naomi Bagdonas
152.43 Aak
Getting A Job Is A Job : Nailing A Job In A Hard-knocks World
Harvey Mackay, John C. Maxwell
650.14 Mac
I Used To Have A Plan : But Life Had Other Ideas
Alessandra Olanow
158 Ola
My Life In Plants : Flowers I've Loved, Herbs I've Grown, And Houseplants I've Killed On The Way To Finding Myself
Katie Vaz
635.965 Vaz
Beauty In The Browns : Walking With Christ In The Darkness Of Depression
Paul Asay
248.86 Asa
Parenting While Working From Home : A Monthly Guide To Help Parents Balance Their Careers, Connect With Their Kids, Establish Their Inner Strength
Shari Medini, Karissa Tunis
646.7 Med
Pilgrimage Pathways For The United States : Creating Pilgrimage Routes To Enrich Lives, Enhance Community, And Restore Ecosystems
James E. Mills
203.5 Mil
Rituals Roadmap : The Human Way To Transform Everyday Routines Into Workplace Magic
Erica Keswin
658.3 Kes
Praying With Our Feet : Pursuing Justice And Healing On The Streets
Lindsey Krinks
261.8 Kri
The (Almost) Zero Waste Guide : 100+ Tips For Reducing Your Waste Without Changing Your Life
Melanie Mannarino
640.286 Man
Anti Racist Ally : An Introduction To Action & Activism
Sophie Williams
305.8 Wil
Work-from-home Hacks : 500+ Easy Ways To Get Organized, Stay Productive, And Maintain A Work-life Balance While Working From Home!
Aja Frost
658.3123 Fro
Black Magic : What Black Leaders Learned From Trauma And Triumph
Chad Sanders
305.896 San
42 Today : Jackie Robinson And His Legacy
Michael G. Long
796.357 For
Fixation : How To Have Stuff Without Breaking The Planet
Sandra Goldmark
338.927 Gol
Dare To Make History : Chasing A Dream And Fighting For Equity
Jocelyne (Jocelyne Nicole) Lamoureux-Davidson, Monique (Monique Edith) Lamoureux
796.962 Lam
Let The People See : The Story Of Emmett Till
Elliott J. Gorn
364.134 Gor
Kg A To Z : An Uncensored Encyclopedia Of Life, Basketball, And Everything In Between
Kevin Garnett, David Ritz
796.323 Gar
The Lonely Century : How To Restore Human Connection In A World That's Pulling Apart
Noreena Hertz
302.17 Her
Fortune's Many Houses : A Victorian Visionary, A Noble Scottish Family, And A Lost Inheritance
Simon Welfare
941.1 Wel
The Movement : The African American Struggle For Civil Rights
Thomas C. (Thomas Cleveland) Holt
323.1196 Hol
Healing Wounds : A Vietnam War Combat Nurse's 10-year Fight To Win Women A Place Of Honor In Washington, D.c.
Diane Carlson Evans
959.7043 Eva
Unsung : Unheralded Narratives Of American Slavery & Abolition
foreword by Kevin Young, edited by Michelle D. Commander, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
326.8 Uns
Last Second In Dallas
Josiah Thompson
973.922 Tho
So To Speak : 11,000 Expressions That'll Knock Your Socks Off
Shirley Kobliner, Harold Kobliner
423.1 Kob
Queens Of The Crusades : 1154-1291
Alison Weir
942.03 Wei