Nonfiction


Will Schwalbe
Description: For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions.
Call Number: 028.9 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Shonda Moralis
Description: Between feeding infants, sending kids off to school, helping with homework, getting little ones ready for bed, and countless other activities, it may seem impossible to find a few moments to restore your sanity. Shonda Moralis has been there. A psychotherapist, she once devoted a half hour each day to meditation. Then she became a busy mama who needed the benefits of her mindfulness practice more than ever: perspective, calm, and the ability to be present for her family. Now, Moralis shares 65 strategies to help you turn everyday moments into your own mindful breaks: over coffee, while bottle- or breast-feeding, in the car, after a meltdown (yours or theirs!), or anytime you need a "Three-Breath Hug" or a reminder that "This, Too, Is Passing.".
Call Number: 155.333 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2017
Sam Bennett
Description: Start Right Where You Are is an easy-to-read, easy-to-do guidebook for anyone who wants to change their life but doesn't know where or how to begin. Bennett's gentle-kiss-on-the-cheek and loving-thwack-upside-the-head attitude gives us what we all need: inspiration, shortcuts, and breathing room.
Call Number: 158.1 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2017
Shaunti Feldhahn
Description: You want to show more kindness and generosity, but sometimes you're just tired, stretched, and frustrated. Besides, would small actions make that big a difference? Feldhahn says Yes! She shows you how kindness can change any relationship, make your life easier and better, and transform our culture. With self-assessments, day-to-day tips, a 30-day challenge, and specific kindness ideas, this book can make your toughest relationships better and your good relationships great-- starting today.
Call Number: 158.2 Fel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2017
Sam Weinman
Description: As a father of two competitive boys, Weinman struggled to convince them that failing can actually be a critical part of success. He sought out the perspectives of people who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat but grow stronger from the experience. He asks readers to redefine what constitutes success and failure, and offers an essential blueprint for harnessing the power of setbacks to achieve what we want in life.
Call Number: 158 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2017
Sylviane A. Diouf, Komozi Woodward, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Description: Black Power burst onto the world scene in 1966 with ideas, politics, and fashion that opened the eyes of millions of people across the globe. Published in conjunction with a major 2016 exhibit at New York's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Black Power 50 includes original interviews with key figures from the movement, essays from today's leading Black Power scholars, and more than one hundred images from the Schomburg's archives, offering a compelling introduction to the history and meaning of this pivotal movement.
Call Number: 323.1196 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 10, 2017
Paul J. Batura
Description: The history of adoption is the history of the world itself. Children taken in by new families have grown up to dramatically reshape the world in ways most of us do not fully appreciate. Chosen for Greatness profiles 25 well-known adoptees who were given the opportunity to change history for the better when they were taken in by their new families. Their contributions and accomplishments span the spectrum from science to sports, religion to entertainment, technology to politics. These adoptees didn't accomplish what they did in spite of being adopted; rather, it was their adoption that played a positive and critical role on the road to their success.
Call Number: 362.734 Bat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Brad Ricca
Description: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime fighters during an era when women were rarely involved with investigations. After agreeing to take the sensational case of the missing 18-year-old Ruth Cruger, Grace and her partner, detective Julius J. Kron, navigated a dangerous web of secret boyfriends, two-faced cops, underground tunnels, rumors of white slavery, and a mysterious pale man, in a desperate race against time. Grace opened herself to taking on strange cases all over the world. She was appointed the first female U.S. district attorney in history and the first female consulting detective to the New York Police Department. This is the first-ever narrative biography of this singular woman the press nicknamed after fiction's greatest detective.
Call Number: 363.25 Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 26, 2017
Amir Hussain
Description: "There has never been an America without Muslims"--so begins Amir Hussain, a scholar and teacher of Islam. Hussain, an American Muslim, contends that Muslims played an essential role in the creation and cultivation of the United States. He directly addresses the stereotypes of Muslims following 9/11 and terrorism. Far from undermining America, Islam and American Muslims have been, and continue to be, important threads in the fabric of American Life. Hussain chronicles the history of Islam in American to underscore the cultural influence of Muslims on American life. He then looks at music, sports, and culture as key areas in which Muslims have shaped and transformed American Identity. America, Hussain concludes, would not exist as it does today without the essential contributions made by its Muslim citizens.
Call Number: 305.697 Hus
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 14, 2017
Genevieve Shaw Brown
Description: Reporter (and mom) Genevieve Shaw Brown reveals the golden rule for maternal happiness and how today's busy moms can live better, healthier lives. She was hell-bent on raising her kids the "right" way. While eating poorly herself, and feeling sluggish and tired most of the time, she realized that she had never considered eating what she made for her kids. After putting herself on the "Baby Diet": she ate the healthy food her kids ate, minimized snacking, and created a more regimented meal plan. She felt better and lost those stubborn pounds. Then she began thinking: what happens when you treat yourself the way you treat your children? From sleep training to exercising to making time for friends, Brown shares her stories, advice, and innovative hacks to address the issues mothers face while teaching women how to care for themselves with the same love and attention they give their children and families every day.
Call Number: 306.8743 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 24, 2017
Stephanie A. Brill, Lisa Kenney
Description: This comprehensive guidebook helps parents and professionals bridge the generational divide in our understandings of gender by exploring the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or otherwise gender-expansive. Combining years of experience in the field with research and interviews, the authors cover pressing concerns relating to physical and emotional development, social and school pressures, medical considerations, and family communications. Learn how parents can more deeply understand their children, and raise their non-binary or transgender adolescent with love and compassion.
Call Number: 306.768 Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2017
Rebecca Scritchfield
Description: Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you're like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself--and that includes your mind as well as your body.
Call Number: 613 Scr
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Kristi Carlson, Bonnie Matthews
Description: The infamous appetites of the Gilmore Girls are given their due in this fun, unofficial cookbook inspired by the show. Fans will eat up the delicious recipes honoring the chefs who fuel the science-defying metabolisms of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. One hundred recipes, covering all the bases from appetizers and cocktails to entrée and dessert, invoke key episodes and daily scenes in the Gilmores' lives.
Call Number: 641.5 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 10, 2017
Kristie Good
Description: Epic Cosplay Costumes combines illustrations with all the how-to information you need for creating your own cosplay designs. Kristie Good shares techniques for making must-have pieces to mix and match into original costumes--from hand-sewn garments to armor made with Worbla and EVA foam. In addition to her step-by-step instructions for pulling together attention-grabbing designs, she shares expert advice for making the most of conventions, striking a pose, and strutting your stuff at costume competitions. Whether you're a hero, heroine, villain, or sidekick, Kristie gives you the power to create the most talked-about designs with Epic Cosplay Costumes!
Call Number: 646.478 Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 3, 2017
Signe Johansen
Description: The "Danish coziness" philosophy is fast becoming the new "French living" in terms of aspirational lifestyle books and blogs. There are countless viral articles comparing the happiness levels of Americans versus Danes. Their homes are more homey; their people are more cheerful. It's an attitude that defies definition, but there is a name for this slow-moving, stress-free mindset: hygge (pronounced "hoo-ga"). Hygge values the idea of cherishing yourself: candlelight, bakeries, and dinner with friends; a celebration of experiences over possessions, as well as being kind to yourself and treasuring a sense of community.
Call Number: 646.7 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 10, 2017
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Description: For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. Alex Pang argues that we can be more successful in all areas of our lives by recognizing the importance of rest: working better does not mean working more, it means working less and resting better. Treating rest as a passive activity secondary to work undermines our chances for a rewarding and meaningful life. Whether by making space for daily naps, going on hours-long strolls, or spending a week alone in a cabin, pursuing "deliberate rest" is the true key to fulfillment and creative success. Drawing on scientific evidence and historical examples, Rest overturns everything our culture has taught us about work and shows that only by resting better can we start living better.
Call Number: 612.042 Pan
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Daphna Rabinovitch
Description: Daphna Rabinovitch has been an enthusiastic baker from her childhood right through to a career as a pastry chef. In The Baker in Me she brings years of experience and a keen eye for details to a comprehensive guide that lets home bakers take charge of their kitchen. Science-based and technically sound, Daphna provides a warm and approachable guide to baking better than ever.
Call Number: 641.815 Rab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 31, 2017
Serena Wolf
Description: A chef and food blogger with a significant other who has less than healthy eating habits provides 125 nutrient-rich and delicious recipes crafted from her boyfriend's favorite foods, but altered for healthier eating, for all the "dudes" out there with similar dietary problems.
Call Number: 641.563 Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 15, 2017
Allison Day (Nutritionist)
Description: Turn familiar and traditional tastes into healthy, one-bowl meals. Healthful, plentiful, and simple kitchen creations feel at home in a bowl. Whether a meal is enjoyed as a weekday breakfast for one or part of a leisurely dinner with friends, whole foods come to life. For Allison Day meal-sized bowl recipes showcase her love of this cozy serving dish, staying true to her philosophy of eating with seasonal and delicious food you can feel good about. Along with more than 50 full-meal, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes (and the many mini recipes-within-recipes), these pages contain an easy-to-follow "Whole Bowls Formula" to build your own creations for quick, everyday lunches and dinners. Her creations can be made ahead of time, whipped up quickly on a weeknight, or invented off-the-cuff with her Bowl Formula Guide.
Call Number: 641.5636 Day
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2017
Jerry Stafford
Description: An ode to color, this book presents the history of Dior cosmetics placed within contexts of fashion and art. Divided into twelve chapters (White, Silver, Nude, Pink, Red, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Gold, Gray, and Black) this book show-cases not only the cosmetics, but also the aesthetics of color, which was the source of inspiration for so much of Dior's creations. The evolution of color through the ages is presented with works from artists and fifty years of Dior makeup and advertising campaigns--including creations from some of the greats in the field, such as Serge Lutens, Tyen, and the current head of Dior Makeup, Peter Philips, captured by master photographers.
Call Number: 779.9746 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Louesa Roebuck, Sarah Lonsdale, Laurie Frankel, photographs
Description: Shows us how beauty is all around us in the world. With each chapter dedicated to a month in the year, the book guides readers in how to use local flowers, branches, and plants found in nature--or just our backyards--to create spectacular and unusual arrangements, both big and small. In addition to the photos, finished arrangements, details, and landscapes, there are tips on arranging, information about the plants, and thoughts on our connection to the natural world.
Call Number: 745.92 Roe
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 7, 2017
Johnny Cash, Paul Muldoon, editor, John Carter Cash, foreword
Description: Present a collection of previously unpublished poems and lyrics by the legendary music icon that is complemented by original handwritten documents sharing insights into his observations about culture, family, fame, freedom, mortality and Christmas.
Call Number: 781.642 Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 7, 2017
DJ Semtex, Chuck D, writer of foreword
Description: This is the definitive volume on the essence, experience, and energy that is hip hop, and its enduring impact over the last 40 years. It's packed with contact sheets, outtakes, and glory shots of artists, collectives, and fans, as well as photographs of hip-hop ephemera and vinyl courtesy of specialist collectors. With the help of his catalogue of interviews with hip-hop artists from the 1990s to today, during key moments in their careers, DJ Semtex examines the role of hip hop in society. He reflects on the influence it has had on his own life and the lives of many others, providing inspiration to generations of young people. Semtex traces the characteristics and influence of hip hop from its origins in the early 1970s through its breakthrough to the mainstream and advent of gangsta rap in the late 1980s to the impact of contemporary artists and the global industry that is hip hop today.
Call Number: 781.649 DJ S
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2017
Mike Lein, Erik Espeland
Description: Mike is known across the north country for many published stories of cabin life with dogs, boats, relatives, friends, and other assorted shady characters. He brings all these together in "Firewood Happens."
Call Number: 814 Lei
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 17, 2017
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
Description: By the end of the 8th century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter. Medieval Norsemen may be remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, but this is not the whole story. Throughout the Middle Ages, long-ships transported northern voyagers far and wide, where they not only raided but also traded, explored and settled new lands, encountered unfamiliar races, and embarked on pilgrimages and crusades. To explore the sagas and the world that produced them, Barraclough takes her own trip through the landscapes that they describe. She illuminates saga accounts with other evidence--archaeological finds, rune-stones, medieval world maps, manuscripts, and texts--so we can begin to understand the world as experienced, remembered, and imagined by this Viking culture so many centuries ago.
Call Number: 948.02 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2017
Richard Eugene Sylla
Description: Meet the founding father who made America modern. An immigrant from the West Indies, he played a crucial part in the political, legal, and economic development of the new nation: He served as Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War; he helped establish the Constitution; he wrote most of The Federalist Papers; and he modernized America's fledgling finances, among other notable achievements. Richard Sylla brings the flesh-and-blood man--student, soldier, lawyer, political scientist, finance minister, and politician--to life and reveals details of his private life as well as his infamous demise at the hands of Vice President Aaron Burr.
Call Number: B Ham Hamilton, Alexander
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2017
Iván Castro, Jim DeFelice
Description: Fighting was a practiced routine for Lieutenant Ivan Castro. But when a mortar round struck the rooftop of his sniper's post in Iraq, he took a direct hit that nearly claimed his life. Mangled by shrapnel and badly burned, Castro was sent to Germany more dead than alive--his lungs were collapsed, he couldn't hear, he couldn't see. In the months that followed, Castro would find that physical darkness was nothing compared to the emotional darkness of loss and despair. Desperate for a reason to live, he fought his way back to health through exercise and the goal of running a marathon. He managed not only to recover but to return to active duty. This frankly told account of his struggle through adversity, the highs and lows and the always bumpy road in between, is a story of hope and perseverance against the odds.
Call Number: B Cas Castro, Iván
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2017
Paula (Paula J.) Becker
Description: Betty Bard MacDonald, author of The Egg and I and the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children's books, burst onto the literary scene shortly after the end of World War II. Readers embraced her memoir of her years as a young bride operating a chicken ranch on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The public was drawn to MacDonald's vivacity, her offbeat humor, and her irreverent take on life. MacDonald followed up the success of The Egg and I with the creation of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and with three additional memoirs: The Plague and I, Anybody Can Do Anything and Onions in the Stew. Looking for Betty MacDonald, the first biography of this endearing Northwest storyteller, reveals the story behind the memoirs and the difference between the real Betty MacDonald and her literary persona.
Call Number: B Mac MacDonald, Betty Bard
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 3, 2017
Books For Living
Will Schwalbe
028.9 Sch
How To Hygge : The Nordic Secrets To A Happy Life
Signe Johansen
646.7 Joh
Breathe, Mama, Breathe : 5-minute Mindfulness For Busy Moms
Shonda Moralis
155.333 Mor
Rest : Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
612.042 Pan
Start Right Where You Are : How Little Changes Can Make A Big Difference For Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, And Recovering Perfectionists
Sam Bennett
158.1 Ben
The Baker In Me
Daphna Rabinovitch
641.815 Rab
The Kindness Challenge : Thirty Days To Improve Any Relationship
Shaunti Feldhahn
158.2 Fel
The Dude Diet : Clean(ish) Food For People Who Like To Eat Dirty
Serena Wolf
641.563 Wol
Win At Losing : How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead To Our Greatest Gains
Sam Weinman
158 Wei
Whole Bowls : Complete Gluten-free And Vegetarian Meals To Power Your Day
Allison Day (Nutritionist)
641.5636 Day
Black Power 50
Sylviane A. Diouf, Komozi Woodward, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
323.1196 Bla
Dior : The Art Of Color
Jerry Stafford
779.9746 Sta
Chosen For Greatness : How Adoption Changes The World
Paul J. Batura
362.734 Bat
Foraged Flora : A Year Of Gathering And Arranging Wild Plants And Flowers
Louesa Roebuck, Sarah Lonsdale, Laurie Frankel, photographs
745.92 Roe
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes : The True Story Of New York City's Greatest Female Detective And The 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated A Nation
Brad Ricca
363.25 Ric
Forever Words : The Unknown Poems
Johnny Cash, Paul Muldoon, editor, John Carter Cash, foreword
781.642 Cas
Muslims And The Making Of America
Amir Hussain
305.697 Hus
Hip Hop Raised Me
DJ Semtex, Chuck D, writer of foreword
781.649 DJ S
The Happiest Mommy You Know : Why Putting Your Kids First Is The Last Thing You Should Do
Genevieve Shaw Brown
306.8743 Bro
Firewood Happens : Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness In Minnesota's Northwoods
Mike Lein, Erik Espeland
814 Lei
The Transgender Teen : A Handbook For Parents And Professionals Supporting Transgender And Non-binary Teens
Stephanie A. Brill, Lisa Kenney
306.768 Bri
Beyond The Northlands : Viking Voyages And The Old Norse Sagas
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
948.02 Bar
Body Kindness : Transform Your Health From The Inside Out, And Never Say Diet Again
Rebecca Scritchfield
613 Scr
Alexander Hamilton : The Illustrated Biography
Richard Eugene Sylla
B Ham Hamilton, Alexander
Eat Like A Gilmore : The Unofficial Cookbook For Fans Of Gilmore Girls
Kristi Carlson, Bonnie Matthews
641.5 Car
Fighting Blind : A Green Beret's Story Of Extraordinary Courage
Iván Castro, Jim DeFelice
B Cas Castro, Iván
Epic Cosplay Costumes : A Step-by-step Guide To Making And Sewing Your Own Costume Designs
Kristie Good
646.478 Goo
Looking For Betty Macdonald : The Egg, The Plague, Mrs. Piggle-wiggle, And I
Paula (Paula J.) Becker
B Mac MacDonald, Betty Bard