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Sixth & Spring Books, Cascade Yarns
Description: "Knitters will love creating this collection of 60 cool toys, which range from tools like a saw, hammer, and screwdriver to a ballerina doll. Whip up a menagerie of stuffed hippos, owls, foxes, and monkeys; games like a jumbo knitted tic-tac-toe board and penguin bowling; or a unique medieval set that includes a king, a queen, an adorable dragon, and a building-block castle! Every project will capture your heart, "--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 745.5924 Six
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Betty Hechtman
Description: "Casey Feldstein has her hands full with preparations at the Vista Del Mar hotel on the scenic Monterey Peninsula as another yarn retreat begins. The retreaters will be thrown for a loop this time, learning the trendy art of arm knitting and finger crocheting. But not everyone is enthusiastic about trying something new, and Casey is forced to come up with an alternative craft for her less adventurous pupils. Things go from worst to worsted when a travel writer from a neighboring retreat group is found dead in his room among a sea of feathers. When one of the owners of Vista Del Mar pleads for help, Casey gets hooked into the case and must unravel a delicate skein of secrets to catch a killer"--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Hec
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Mary Beth Temple
Description: Arm knitting is the fun way to make a gorgeous, chunky-knit scarf in only 30 minutes, using your arms instead of knitting needles. Knitting expert Mary Beth Temple shows you how to master basic arm knitting techniques, with clear instructions and step-by-step color photos. She offers 15 original projects arranged by level of difficulty.
Call Number: 746.432 Tem
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Linda Zemba Burhance
Call Number: 746.432 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Candi Jensen
Call Number: 746.434 Jen
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Description: "It can be hard to find a pattern for a cardigan or sweater that makes it easy to knit larger sizes--but now the search is over! This collection from Éditions Marie Claire includes 20 designs in Sizes 38-54 (M-XXL), from comfortable everyday wear to refined, classic looks that are perfect for an evening out. Clean lines, soft yarns, a variety of colors and styles, and stitch combinations designed to drape beautifully all come together to ensure that women of all body shapes and types will look--and feel--fantastic,"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 746.432 Go b
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Michelle Bredeson, Interweave Press
Description: Inspired by Outlander, the romantic tale of time travel and adventure, Highland Knits is a rustic, yet sophisticated collection of quick-to-knit projects. These 16 simple, enduring designs will have you stylishly covered no matter what place, or time, you call home.
Call Number: 746.432 Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Jen Lucas, F+W Media (Firm)
Description: "Knit along with designer and author Jen Lucas as she gives you step-by-step directions to create your pair of socks. These Starter Socks are featured in the Knit Accessories special issue from Love of Knitting."--Publisher's web site.
Call Number: 746.432 Kni
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Anne Canadeo
Description: While on a weekend getaway to Osprey Island to unwind before Black Sheep member Lucy Binger's wedding, a prominent member of the community is murdered, turning the idyllic setting into a crime scene. The knitters step into the investigation when the husband of Black Sheep Suzanne Cavanaugh's friend and the group's host Amy is the prime suspect.
Call Number: FIC Can
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Sally Muir, Joanna Osborne
Description: Don't have a real pet? Knit one! This new book in the Knit Your Own series is aimed at new knitters--it contains clear step-by-step instructions for all the basic knitting stitches, as well as hints and tips to get you started and build confidence. Once you have mastered the basics, simple but lifelike patterns for a range of pets include a goldfish, hamster, canary, rabbit, and even a snake. For dog and cat lovers, the authors have included simplified versions of their much-loved dog and cat patterns.
Call Number: 746.432 Mui
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Anne Weil
Description: Knitting Without Needles brings cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories--cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more--within arm's reach. An all-in-one resource for a new kind of craft, this book shows you how to loop yarn with your fingers or your forearms with thirty-two patterns that are simple to follow and produce stylish results.
Call Number: 746.432 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Amy Clarke Moore
Description: 27 knitting patterns inspired by wizards, witches, and magical creatures.
Call Number: 746.432 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Katie Boyette
Description: With more than 150 full-color photographs of each project, showing along-the-way photos, important steps such as attaching arms and legs, and final photos of the completed piece, the 20 projects are organized according to ease and skill level.
Call Number: 746.432 Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Cori Eichelberger, Megan (Knitter) Williams, Gale Zucker
Description: Cori Eichelberger and Megan Williams met by chance in Rochester, Minnesota and the pair struck up an instant friendship based on knitting, evolving into a traveling partnership, deeper friendship, and family. The friends travel together to retreats, festivals, conventions, and weekend get-aways to share their knitting passion. These 16 easy to knit designs are for the adventurous beginner and the seasoned knitter.
Call Number: 746.432 Eic
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Nina Granlund Sæther
Call Number: 746.432 Sae
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Nuriya Khegay
Description: This new collection of 20 animal-themed hat and mitten sets in practical pullover designs features bears; safari animals like zebras and monkeys; farmyard friends such as little lambs; household pets including a black cat and spotty dog; and even monsters, gnomes, and a Chinese New Year dragon! Each project contains step-by-step instructions, plus information for finishing touches to make your projects stand out. A knitting refresher course is given in the back of the book for complete beginners, covering tools, yarns, and all the techniques and stitches you'll need to create the projects.
Call Number: 746.432 Khe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
TriCoast Studios, St. Clair Vision (Firm), Princeton Corporate Center
Description: Whether you're a beginner or an advanced knitter, this clear visual program demonstrates the intricacies of knitting in an effective manner and presents the history, the basics, the experts, the fun and the creativity that make knitting a popular craft.
Call Number: 746.432 Art
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Vickie Howell
Call Number: 746.432 How
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Jane Richmond, Shannon (Writer on knitting) Cook
Call Number: 746.432 Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
Sadie Hartwell
Description: Time has not been kind to sleepy Dorset Falls, Connecticut, where an erstwhile resident is hoping to bring a tattered yarn shop back to life--but with a murderer on the loose, the whole town is in knots...
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2018
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60 Quick Knitted Toys: Fun, Fabulous Knits In The 220 Superwash Collection From Cascade Yarns
Sixth & Spring Books, Cascade Yarns
745.5924 Six
Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction To Finger And Arm Knitting
Anne Weil
746.432 Wei
A Tangled Yarn
Betty Hechtman
FIC Hec
Knitting Wizardry : 27 Spellbinding Projects
Amy Clarke Moore
746.432 Moo
Arm Knitting: How To Make A 30-Minute Infinity Scarf And Other Great Projects
Mary Beth Temple
746.432 Tem
Knitwit : 20 Fun Projects For Beginners And Seasoned Knitters
Katie Boyette
746.432 Boy
Big Knit Love : 20 Chunky Knit Fashions
Linda Zemba Burhance
746.432 Bur
Minnesota 52 : 16 Knits Inspired By The Road
Cori Eichelberger, Megan (Knitter) Williams, Gale Zucker
746.432 Eic
Crochet Now! : 29 Projects For Baby, Home, Gifts And More
Candi Jensen
746.434 Jen
Mittens From Around Norway: Over 40 Traditional Knitting Patterns, Inspired By Folk Art Collections
Nina Granlund Sæther
746.432 Sae
Go Big Knits: 20 Projects Sizes 38-54
746.432 Go b
More Monster Knits For Little Monsters: 20 Super-Cute Animal-Themed Hat And Mitten Sets To Knit
Nuriya Khegay
746.432 Khe
Highland Knits : Knitwear Inspired By The Outlander Series.
Michelle Bredeson, Interweave Press
746.432 Hig
The Art Of Knitting: Stitches, Colors, Fashion [DVD]
TriCoast Studios, St. Clair Vision (Firm), Princeton Corporate Center
746.432 Art
Knit A Quick Pair Of Comfortable Socks [DVD]
Jen Lucas, F+W Media (Firm)
746.432 Kni
Wee Garter Stitch: Must-Have Knits For Modern Babies & Toddlers
Vickie Howell
746.432 How
Knit To Kill
Anne Canadeo
FIC Can
Within : Knitting Patterns To Warm The Soul
Jane Richmond, Shannon (Writer on knitting) Cook
746.432 Ric
Knit Your Own Pet
Sally Muir, Joanna Osborne
746.432 Mui
Yarned And Dangerous
Sadie Hartwell
FIC Har

Gangster History

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This list goes along with one of our upcoming presenters, Chad Lewis, and his presentation, "Minnesota's Gangster Past".

Immerse yourself into gangsters of history, including our very own Minnesota baddies. 

Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History Of Organized Crime In Chicago During Prohibition
John J. Binder
364.106 Bin
Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave And The Birth Of The FBI, 1933-34
Bryan Burrough
364.973 Bur
American Gangster [DVD]
Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott, Steven Zaillian, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe
Drama
Robin And The 7 Hoods [DVD]
Gordon Douglas, Frank Sinatra, David R. Schwartz, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis
Comedy
Bloodline
John Turnipseed, Cecil Murphey, Erwin Raphael McManus
364.106 Tur
Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown And The Barker Gang
Timothy R. Mahoney
364.1092 Mah
Dillinger [DVD]
Warren Oates, Richard Dreyfuss, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Michelle Phillips
Action
Stump
Niall Griffiths
FIC Gri
Gangster Holidays: The Lore And Legends Of The Bad Guys
Tom Hollatz
364.1 Hol
The Gangster [Large Print]
Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
LP FIC Cus
Jesse James Ate Here: An Outlaw Tour And History Of Minnesota At The Time Of The Northfield Raid
John J. Koblas
977.6 Kob
The Last Hurrah Of The James-Younger Gang
Robert B. Smith
977.655 Smi
Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off The World's Greatest Art Heist
Stephen A Kurkjian
364.162 Kur
The Minnesota Road Guide To Gangster Hot Spots
Chad Lewis
364.9776 Lew
Minnesota Grit: The Men Who Defeated The James-Younger Gang
John J. Koblas
364.1552 Kob
The Year Of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly And The Manhunt That Changed The Nation
Joe Urschel
364.1523 Urs
Minnesota Mayhem: A History Of Calamitous Events, Horrific Accidents, Dastardly Crime & Dreadful Behavior In The Land Of Ten Thousand Lakes
Ben Welter
977.6 Wel
Tommy: The Gun That Changed America
Karen Blumenthal
YA 623.4424 Blu
Original Gangster: The Real Life Story Of One Of America's Most Notorious Drug Lords
Frank Lucas, Aliya S King
364.177 Luc
Walking Twin Cities: 35 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhoods, Lakeside Parks, Gangster Hideouts, Dive Bars, And Cultural Centers Of Minneapolis And St. Paul
Holly Day, Sherman Wick
917.7657 Day 2013

John J. Binder
Description: A complete history of organized crime in Chicago during Prohibition, covering the period from 1920 to 1933. John J. Binder discusses all the important bootlegging gangs in the city and the suburbs and examines the other major rackets, such as prostitution, gambling, labor and business racketeering, and narcotics. A major focus is how the Capone gang--one of twelve major bootlegging mobs in Chicago at the start of Prohibition--gained a virtual monopoly over organized crime in northern Illinois and beyond. Binder also describes the fight by federal and local authorities, as well as citizens' groups, against organized crime. He refutes numerous myths and misconceptions related to the Capone gang, other criminal groups, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and gangland killings. What emerges is a big picture of how Chicago's underworld evolved during this period.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.106 Bin
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott, Steven Zaillian, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe
Description: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia. He comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
John Turnipseed, Cecil Murphey, Erwin Raphael McManus
Description: "Torn from an idyllic life with a loving, extended family in 1960's Alabama, young Johnny Turnipseed found himself in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a father he no longer recognized--and empty cupboards. A.C. Turnipseed's alcoholism and womanizing started a chain reaction of poverty, violence, addiction and despair that nearly destroyed three generations. From lost and frightened little boy--to gang leader, drug dealer and pimp--to one of the nation's most respected pioneers of community restoration, John Turnipseed's story of transformation and restoration is told with unflinching honesty--and contagious hope. --From publishier.
Call Number: 364.106 Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Warren Oates, Richard Dreyfuss, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Michelle Phillips
Description: Through all their outrageous escapades, the Dillinger gang maintained a certain mystique in the eyes of the American public. To a citizenry in the depths of the depression, the gang seemed almost like heroes, who enlivened their days with fabulous feats of crime. This glimpse of the lives of those involved in the most interesting crime saga in American history.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Tom Hollatz
Call Number: 364.1 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
John J. Koblas
Call Number: 977.6 Kob
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Stephen A Kurkjian
Description: In a secret meeting in 1981, a master thief named Louis Royce gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime. As a kid, Royce had visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made a habit of sneaking in at night to find a good place to sleep. He knew the Museum's security was lax, and he gave this information to a boss of the Boston criminal underworld. It took years before the Museum was hit. But when it finally happened, it quickly became one of the most infamous art heists in history: 13 works of art valued at up to $500 million--including Rembrandt's "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee." The identity of the thieves were a mystery, the paintings were never found. What happened in those intervening years? Which Boston crew landed the big score? And why, more than 20 years later, did the FBI issue a press conference stating that they knew who had pulled off the heist and what had happened to the artwork, but provided no identities and scant details? These mysteries are the story of Kurkjian's revealing book, where he will reveal the identities of those who plotted the heist, the motive for the crime, and the details that the FBI refused to reveal. He will take the reader deep into the Boston mob, and paint a complete and compelling picture of this story.--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.162 Kur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
John J. Koblas
Description: Brief biographies of the citizen posse who pursued and killed or captured all but two members the James Gang after they tried to rob the Northfield, Minnesota bank.
Call Number: 364.1552 Kob
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Frank Lucas, Aliya S King
Call Number: 364.177 Luc
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Bryan Burrough
Call Number: 364.973 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Gordon Douglas, Frank Sinatra, David R. Schwartz, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis
Description: A lighthearted gangster spoof spirited along by guns, gags, tunes, and bootleg gin.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Timothy R. Mahoney
Call Number: 364.1092 Mah
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Niall Griffiths
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
Description: "It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special "Black Hand Squad," but the gangsters appear to be everywhere--so much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitators, criminals using the name for the terror effect. And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and as Bell discovers, to his dismay, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Cus
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Robert B. Smith
Call Number: 977.655 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Chad Lewis
Call Number: 364.9776 Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Joe Urschel
Description: It's 1933 and Prohibition has given rise to the American gangster--now infamous names like Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger. Bank robberies at gunpoint are commonplace and kidnapping for ransom is the scourge of a lawless nation. With local cops unauthorized to cross state lines in pursuit and no national police force, safety for kidnappers is just a short trip on back roads they know well from their bootlegging days. Gangster George "Machine Gun" Kelly and his wife, Kathryn, are some of the most celebrated criminals of the Great Depression. With gin-running operations facing extinction and bank vaults with dwindling stores of cash, Kelly sets his sights on the easy-money racket of kidnapping. His target: rich oilman, Charles Urschel. Enter J. Edgar Hoover, a desperate Justice Department bureaucrat who badly needs a successful prosecution to impress the new administration and save his job. Hoover's agents are given the sole authority to chase kidnappers across state lines and when Kelly bungles the snatch job, Hoover senses his big opportunity. What follows is a 20,000 mile chase over the back roads of Depression-era America, crossing 16 state lines, and generating headlines across America along the way--a historical mystery/thriller for the ages. Joe Urschel writes a true crime story of gangsters and lawmen and how an obscure federal bureaucrat used this now legendary kidnapping case to launch the FBI--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.1523 Urs
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Karen Blumenthal
Description: Examines the origins of America's debate over gun control sparked by a practical gun intended for military use that became a weapon of choice for outlaws before Congress attempted to remove it from the streets.
Call Number: YA 623.4424 Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
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World War I: The War To End All Wars

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The Upsala branch of GRRL is hosting Randal Dietrich and Doug Thompson, who will present about World War 1, and military history.

Check out these excellet items to get yourself ready and immerse yourself in history.  

A Very Long Engagement = Un Long Dimanche De Fiançailles [DVD]
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld
843 Ver
Poilu: The World War I Notebooks Of Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918
Louis Barthas
940.41 Bar
All The Light We Cannot See [Audiobook]
Anthony Doerr, Zach. Appelman
FIC Doe
Private Peaceful [DVD]
Simon Reade, Pat O'Connor, Jack O'Connell, Frances De la Tour, Richard Griffiths
Drama
An Illustrated Companion To The First World War
A. P. C. Bruce
940.3 Bru
Silent Night: The Story Of The World War I Christmas Truce
Stanley Weintraub
940.4144 Wei
An Illustrated History Of The First World War
John Keegan
940.3 Kee
Spies Of World War I: An Interactive History Adventure
Michael Burgan
J 940.4 Bur
Atlas Of World War I
Martin Gilbert
911 Gil 1994
The A To Z Of World War I
Ian V. Hogg
940.3 Hog
Beneath Hill 60 [DVD]
Bill Leimbach, David Roach, Jeremy Sims, Brendan Cowell, Gyton Grantley
Action
The African Queen [DVD]
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull
Drama
Birdsong [DVD]
Working Title Television, NBC Universal Television, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Drama
The Children's Book
A. S. Byatt
FIC Bya
Camp Ripley, 1930-1960
Sandra Alcott Erickson, Minnesota Military Museum
355.709 Eri
The Daughters Of Mars [Large Print]
Thomas Keneally
LP FIC Ken
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing Of The Lusitania [Audiobook]
Erik Larson, Scott Brick
940.4514 Lar
The Last Of The Doughboys : The Forgotten Generation And Their Forgotten World War
Richard Rubin
940.41 Rub
Fall Of Giants [Large Print]
Ken Follett
LP FIC Fol
To End All Wars: A Story Of Loyalty And Rebellion, 1914-1918
Adam Hochschild
940.341 Hoc
Food Will Win The War : Minnesota Crops, Cooks, And Conservation During World War I
Rae Katherine Eighmey
394.12 Eig
To The Last Man: A Novel Of The First World War
Jeff Shaara
FIC Sha
July 1914: Countdown To War
Sean McMeekin
940.311 McM
War Horse [DVD]
Steven Spielberg, Lee Hall, Richard Curtis, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Thewlis
Drama
Keep The Home Fires Burning: The Songs And Music Of The 1st World War From The Original Recordings [Music CD]
Roy Mickleburgh
Pop Kee
World War 1 In Color [DVD]
Kenneth Branagh, FremantleMedia, Sony Pictures Television, Universal Pictures Visual Programming (Firm), Capital Entertainment (Firm)
940.4 Wor
No Man's Land: Fiction From A World At War: 1914-1918
Pete Ayrton
FIC No
World War I Minnesota
Iric Nathanson
940.3 Nat

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld
Description: Mathilde is waiting desperately for her fiance to return from the war. When bad news arrives she refuses to believe he is dead. Instead, she begins her own investigation into his infantry, hiring a private detective and piecing together his war stories.
Call Number: 843 Ver
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Anthony Doerr, Zach. Appelman
Description: Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris and is blind by age six. Her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, so she can memorize it and navigate the real streets. When the Germans occupy Paris, they flee to Saint-Malo on the coast. In Germany, Werner grows up enchanted by a crude radio he finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, which wins him a place with the Hitler Youth. Werner travels throughout Europe, and finally to Saint-Malo, where his meets Marie Laure.
Call Number: FIC Doe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
A. P. C. Bruce
Call Number: 940.3 Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
John Keegan
Call Number: 940.3 Kee
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Martin Gilbert
Call Number: 911 Gil 1994
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Bill Leimbach, David Roach, Jeremy Sims, Brendan Cowell, Gyton Grantley
Description: The story of the Australian miners and soldiers who tunnelled under Hill 60 near Ypres and eventually broke through to create a new frontline and enabled the march to Berlin.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Working Title Television, NBC Universal Television, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: Birdsong is the story of Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman who arrives in Amiens in Northern France to stay with the Azaire family and falls desperately in love with Isabelle Azaire. They begin an illicit and all-consuming affair, but the relationship falters. Years later, Stephen finds himself serving on the Western Front in the very area where he experienced his great love. He must learn to endure the ravages of war and make peace with his feelings for Isabelle.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Sandra Alcott Erickson, Minnesota Military Museum
Call Number: 355.709 Eri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Erik Larson, Scott Brick
Description: The story of the sinking of the Lusitania.
Call Number: 940.4514 Lar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Ken Follett
Description: Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.
Call Number: LP FIC Fol
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Rae Katherine Eighmey
Call Number: 394.12 Eig
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Sean McMeekin
Call Number: 940.311 McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Roy Mickleburgh
Call Number: Pop Kee
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Pete Ayrton
Description: "From the trenches to the home front, the most profound fiction inspired by World War I--and a moving memorial to the twentieth century's most cataclysmic event. Featuring the work of forty-seven writers from twenty different nations, including Erich Maria Remarque, Willa Cather, William Faulkner, and Rose Macaulay"--Excerpt from back cover.
Call Number: FIC No
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Louis Barthas
Description: Along with millions of other Frenchmen, Louis Barthas, a thirty-five-year-old barrelmaker from a small wine-growing town, was conscripted to fight the Germans in the opening days of World War I. Corporal Barthas spent the next four years in near-ceaseless combat, wherever the French army fought its fiercest battles: Artois, Flanders, Champagne, Verdun, the Somme, the Argonne. Barthas' wartime narrative, first published in France in 1978, presents the immediate experiences of a frontline soldier. This new translation brings Barthas' wartime writings to English-language readers for the first time. His notebooks and letters represent the quintessential memoir of a "poilu," or "hairy one," as the untidy, unshaven French infantrymanof the fighting trenches was familiarly known. Upon Barthas' return home in 1919, he transcribed his day-to-day writings into nineteen notebooks, preserving not only his own story but also the larger story of the unnumbered soldiers who never returned. Recounting bloody battles and endless exhaustion, the deaths of comrades, the infuriating incompetence and tyranny of his own officers, Barthas also describes spontaneous acts of camaraderie between French poilus and their German foes in trenches just a few paces apart. An eloquent witness and keen observer, Barthas takes his readers directly into the heart of the Great War--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 940.41 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Simon Reade, Pat O'Connor, Jack O'Connell, Frances De la Tour, Richard Griffiths
Description: Details the gritty rural lives and loves of Tommo and Charlie -- two young brothers -- and their poor Devonshire family from 1909 until 1916, when the outbreak of war destroys their country idyll. Both join up (one under age) leaving behind the beautiful Molly who is the love of both their lives. The young men survive gas attacks, shelling, German troops and the appalling deaths of their close friends. But one thing they cannot escape is summary military justice.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Stanley Weintraub
Call Number: 940.4144 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Michael Burgan
Description: "Explores various perspectives on espionage in World War I. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 940.4 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Ian V. Hogg
Call Number: 940.3 Hog
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull
Description: A hard-drinking river trader and a prim missionary become unlikely travel companions on a river expedition in the war-torn African jungle in 1914 as they battle nature, a German gunboat, and each other.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
A. S. Byatt
Description: When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum--a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive's magical tales--she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends--a world that conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces.
Call Number: FIC Bya
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Thomas Keneally
Description: In 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, two spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father's farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Though they are used to tending the sick, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first on a hospital ship near Gallipoli, then on the Western Front. Yet amid the carnage, the sisters become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger and also the hostility from some on their own side.
Call Number: LP FIC Ken
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Richard Rubin
Description: In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, Rubin managed to find dozens of American veterans of World War I, aged 101 to 113, and interview them. All are gone now. They were the final survivors of the millions who made up the American Expeditionary Forces. Self-reliant, humble, and stoic, they kept their stories to themselves for a lifetime, then shared them at the last possible moment, so that they, and the World War they won, might at last be remembered.
Call Number: 940.41 Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Adam Hochschild
Description: World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In his riveting narrative, Hochschild brings it to life as never before while focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes.
Call Number: 940.341 Hoc
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Jeff Shaara
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Steven Spielberg, Lee Hall, Richard Curtis, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Thewlis
Description: Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets; British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Kenneth Branagh, FremantleMedia, Sony Pictures Television, Universal Pictures Visual Programming (Firm), Capital Entertainment (Firm)
Description: This definitive history of World War I uses rare archive footage from worldwide sources, including Britain's Imperial War Museum.
Call Number: 940.4 Wor
Format: DVD
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Iric Nathanson
Call Number: 940.3 Nat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
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GRRL's Most Popular Nonfiction Of 2017

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There's a plethora of "Best Books of 2017" lists, but here's a customized list of the top circulating nonfiction books at Great River in 2017. 

The Magnolia Story
Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Mark Dagostino
920 Gai
The Whole30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious And Totally Compliant Recipes To Help You Succeed With The Whole30 And Beyond
Melissa Hartwig, Brent Herrig
641.563 Har
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis
J. D. Vance
306.5 Van
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, And Finding Joy
Sheryl Sandberg, Adam M. Grant
155.937 San
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
Diane Ackerman
940.5318 Ack
The Book Of Joy: Lasting Happiness In A Changing World
Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
294.3444 Bst
The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
648 Kon
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan For Financial Fitness
Dave Ramsey
332.024 Ram
Hidden Figures: The American Dream And The Untold Story Of The Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race
Margot Lee Shetterly
510.92 Lee
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, And Lonely
Lysa TerKeurst
248.86 Ter
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, A. Verghese
616.994 Kal
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban
Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb
303.625 You
Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End
Atul Gawande
362.175 Gaw
Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman
293.13 Gai
The Whole30 : The 30-Day Guide To Total Health And Food Freedom
Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig, Alexandra Grablewski
613.2 Har
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime : Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, And Other Delicious Ways To Solve Supper!
Ree Drummond
641.5973 Dru
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic For A Simpler, More Soulful Way Of Living
Shauna Niequist
248.4 Nie
The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans And Their Epic Quest For Gold At The 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown
797.123 Bro
Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI
David Grann
976.6 Gra
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck : A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life
Mark Manson
158.1 Man
Al Franken, Giant Of The Senate
Al Franken
328.73 Fra

Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Mark Dagostino
Description: Are you ready to see your fixer upper-- and learn how their TV show became a success? From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything, Chip and Joanna Gaines tell you about the breakthrough moments and the real-life decisions that led to their success today. And you'll discover how the couples shares their success with others, bolstering the city of Waco along the way.
Call Number: 920 Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
J. D. Vance
Description: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.
Call Number: 306.5 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 11, 2017
Diane Ackerman
Description: When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants and refusing to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, even as Europe crumbled around her.
Call Number: 940.5318 Ack
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
Call Number: 648 Kon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Margot Lee Shetterly
Description: "Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens." -- Publisher's description
Call Number: 510.92 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Paul Kalanithi, A. Verghese
Description: On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. Kalanithi chronicles his transformation from a naïve medical student into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient.
Call Number: 616.994 Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Atul Gawande
Description: Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
Call Number: 362.175 Gaw
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig, Alexandra Grablewski
Description: The Whole30 provides a step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook that will allow millions of people to experience the transformation of their life in just one month. Melissa and Dallas Hartwig's Whole30 program has helped people transform how they think about their food, bodies, and lives. Their approach leads to effortless weight loss and better health--along with improvements in sleep quality, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. The Whole30 is a stand-alone, step-by-step plan to break unhealthy habits, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and strengthen your immune system, and features more than 100 chef-developed recipes designed to build your confidence in the kitchen and inspire your taste buds. The book also includes real-life success stories, community resources, and an extensive FAQ to give you the support you need on your journey to "food freedom."--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 613.2 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Shauna Niequist
Description: A collection of essays that focuses on the most important transformation in Niequist's life: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.
Call Number: 248.4 Nie
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
David Grann
Call Number: 976.6 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Al Franken
Description: The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.
Call Number: 328.73 Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Melissa Hartwig, Brent Herrig
Description: The Whole30 program is designed to help you break unhealthy habits and strengthen your immune system. Hartwig takes it a step further with this cookbook built on your new habits. You'll eat lean proteins, vegetables and fruits, and healthy fats--with no slips, cheats, or special occasions. No sugar, alcohol, grains, or dairy are included.
Call Number: 641.563 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Sheryl Sandberg, Adam M. Grant
Description: After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart -- and her journal--to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war.
Call Number: 155.937 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
Description: Two leading spiritual masters, His Holiness the Dalai lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.
Call Number: 294.3444 Bst
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Dave Ramsey
Description: A strategy for changing attitudes about personal finances covers such topics as getting out of debt, the dangers of cash advances, and keeping spending within income limits.
Call Number: 332.024 Ram
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Lysa TerKeurst
Description: Lysa TerKeurst leans into the deeply personal topic of rejection and takes readers on a journey to explore its roots; the lies we believe as a result; and the truth about who God is, who we are, and what it looks like to live loved.--From publisher website.
Call Number: 248.86 Ter
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb
Description: When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, but her miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey. I am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, and of a father who encouraged his daughter to attend school in a society that prizes sons.
Call Number: 303.625 You
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Neil Gaiman
Description: Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novelistic arc, which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe life again.--Adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: 293.13 Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Ree Drummond
Description: Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, at last answers that age-old question--"What's for Dinner?"--bringing together more than 125 simple step-by-step recipes for delicious dinners the whole family will love.
Call Number: 641.5973 Dru
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Daniel James Brown
Description: Daniel James Brown's book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.
Call Number: 797.123 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
Mark Manson
Description: In this generation-defining self-help guide, Mark Mason shows us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Mason doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is--a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. HIs books is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. We need to figure out which things really matter. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 158.1 Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2017
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GRRL's Most Popular Fiction Of 2017

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There's a plethora of "Best Books of 2017" lists, but here's a customized list of the top circulating fiction books at Great River in 2017. 

Two By Two
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
Into The Water
Paula Hawkins
FIC Haw
The Whistler
John Grisham
FIC Gri
No Man's Land
David Baldacci
FIC Bal
Small Great Things: A Novel
Jodi Picoult
FIC Pic
Cross The Line
James Patterson
FIC Pat
The Woman In Cabin 10
Ruth Ware
FIC War
See Me
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
Camino Island
John Grisham
FIC Gri
Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty
FIC Mor
Golden Prey
John Sandford
FIC San
The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah
FIC Han
Escape Clause
John Sandford
FIC San
The Girl On The Train: A Novel
Paula Hawkins
FIC Haw
Turbo Twenty-Three
Janet Evanovich
FIC Eva
The Underground Railroad: A Novel
Colson Whitehead
FIC Whi
Manitou Canyon: A Novel
William Kent Krueger
FIC Kru
The Wrong Side Of Goodbye: A Novel
Michael Connelly
FIC Con
The Fix
David Baldacci
FIC Bal
Sulfur Springs
William Kent Krueger
FIC Kru

Nicholas Sparks
Description: At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter, and struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding-- one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
John Grisham
Description: Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history. What's the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month's cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It's a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
Jodi Picoult
Description: "A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pic
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
Ruth Ware
Description: Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for--and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
John Grisham
Description: Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.--Adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
John Sandford
Description: "Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him. And where they've led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control, as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the "Queen of home-improvement tools" compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house. Things get ugly real fast, and neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved; to them, he's just another large target."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
John Sandford
Description: "The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others -- as Virgil is about to find out. Then there's the homefront. Virgil's relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie's sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another, she thinks Virgil's kind of cute."--book jacket.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
Janet Evanovich
Description: Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body-frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
William Kent Krueger
Description: "Cork O'Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months. Yet, his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy. His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man's family to stay on the case. Although the wedding is fast approaching and the weather looks threatening, he accepts and returns to that vast wilderness on his own. As the sky darkens and the days pass, Cork's family anxiously awaits his return. Finally certain that something has gone terribly wrong, they fly by floatplane to the lake where the missing man was last seen. Locating Cork's campsite, they find no sign of their father. They do find blood, however. A lot of it. With an early winter storm on the horizon, it's a race against time as Cork's family struggles to uncover the mystery behind these disappearances. Little do they know, not only is Cork's life on the line, but so are the lives of hundreds of others."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kru
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
David Baldacci
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
Paula Hawkins
Description: A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from, a place to which she vowed she'd never return.
Call Number: FIC Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
David Baldacci
Description: "John Puller may be the US Army's most tenacious investigator, but he is not equipped to face the truth about his mother's disappearance thirty years ago. New evidence has come to light suggesting that Puller's father -- a highly decorated army veteran -- may have murdered his wife. When Puller's friend, intelligence operative Veronica Knox, arrived on the scene, he realized that there is far more to this case than he first thought. He knows that nothing will prevent him from discovering what really happened to his mother -- even proving that his father is a killer. Meanwhile, Paul Rogers has just been paroled after spending ten years in a high-security prison for murder. And with his freedom comes a desire to pay back old debts. Harboring a dark past that changed him in unimaginable ways, Rogers embarks on a journey across the country, set on a path of revenge against the people who took away his humanity. As both men uncover a trail of deception that stretches back decades, they realize that the truth will bind them together in ways they could never have imagined." -- from publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
James Patterson
Description: When a prominent Washington D.C. police official is murdered, Alex Cross steps in to investigate but his efforts are impeded by a series of deadly attacks by a vigilante killer who is targeting suspected criminals.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
Nicholas Sparks
Description: "Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line - getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life. As for Maria, the hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Colin will challenge every notion she's ever had about herself and her future, making her question what truly makes her happy. Before the couple has a chance to envision what a life together might look like, however, menacing reminders of events in Maria's past begin to surface. And as the threat of violence begins to shadow her every step, she and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways. Will demons from their past destroy the tentative bonds they have forged, or will their love protect them, even in the darkest hour?" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
Liane Moriarty
Description: "Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there's anything they can count on, it's each other. Clementine and Erika are each other's oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don't hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid's larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won't stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can't stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn't gone?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
Kristin Hannah
Description: "Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
Paula Hawkins
Description: Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.
Call Number: FIC Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
Colson Whitehead
Description: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
Michael Connelly
Description: California's newest private investigator, Harry Bosch, searches for a reclusive billionaire's possible heir, a case with odd links to his own past, and volunteers to find a serial rapist for a small cash-strapped police department.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 20, 2017
William Kent Krueger
Description: "On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette listen to a desperate voicemail left by Rainy's son, Peter. The message is garbled and full of static, but they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriguez. When they try to contact him, they discover that his phone has gone dead. The following morning, Cork and Rainy fly to Coronado County in southern Arizona, where Peter has been working as a counselor in a well-known drug rehab center. When they arrive, they learn that Peter was fired six months earlier and hasn't been heard from since. So they head to the little desert town of Sulfur Springs where Peter has been receiving his mail. But no one in Sulfur Springs seems to know him. They do, however, recognize the name Rodriguez. Carlos Rodriguez is the head of a cartel that controls everything illegal crossing the border from Mexico into Coronado County. As they gather scraps of information about Peter, Cork and Rainy are warned that there is a war going on along the border. "Trust no one in Coronado County," is a refrain they hear again and again. And to Cork, Arizona is alien country. The relentless heat and absence of water, tall trees, and cool forests feel nightmarish to him, as does his growing sense that Rainy might know more about what's going on than she's willing to admit."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kru
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2017
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Winter Reading Program 2018: Read On The Wild Side

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Get lost in our winter reading program with these exciting reads that are set in exotic locals, or take you to the wild side of life. 

Forsaken Skies
D. Nolan Clark
FIC Cla
The Adventures Of Johnny Vermillion
Loren D Estleman
FIC Est
Fuzzy Nation
John Scalzi
FIC Sca
The Cobra Event [Large Print]
Richard Preston
LP FIC Pre
Heart Of Darkness
Joseph Conrad, J. H. Stape
FIC Con
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, And The Quest For The Ultimate Theory
B. Greene
539.725 Gre
High-Rise
J. G. Ballard
FIC Bal
The End Games
T. Michael Martin
YA FIC Mar
Just So Stories [Audiobook]
Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Palmer
J FIC Kip
The Girl Of Fire And Thorns
Rae Carson
YA FIC Car
Leopards Kill
Jim DeFelice
FIC DeF
The Jungle: A Novel Of The Oregon Files [Large Print]
Clive Cussler, Jack B Du Brul
LP FIC Cus
Living On The Edge: An Edge Novel
Shannon K Butcher
FIC But
The Last Werewolf [Audiobook]
Glen Duncan, Robin Sachs
FIC Dun
Mars Life [Audiobook]
Ben Bova, Stefan Rudnicki
FIC Bov
The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger, Alan Moore
FIC Lov
Midnight Rescue: A Killer Instincts Novel
Elle Kennedy
FIC Ken
The River Wild: A Thriller
Denis O'Neill
FIC ONe
Mother Of God: An Extraordinary Journey Into The Uncharted Tributaries Of The Western Amazon
Paul Rosolie
918.44 Ros
The Trees
Ali Shaw
FIC Sha
Out Of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days In The Colombian Jungle
Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, Keith Stansell, Gary Brozek
364.154 Gon
The Wolf Gift: A Novel
Anne Rice
FIC Ric
Party Monster: A Fabulous But True Tale Of Murder In Clubland
James St. James
364.1523 St.
The Word For World Is Forest
Ursula K. Le Guin
FIC Le G
Rat: How The World's Most Notorious Rodent Clawed Its Way To The Top
Jerry Langton
599.35 Lan
Tiger's Curse
Colleen Houck
YA FIC Hou
Tales Of The Wild West: Western Stories [Large Print]
Max Brand
LP FIC Bra
To Wed A Wild Lord [Large Print]
Sabrina Jeffries
LP FIC Jef

D. Nolan Clark
Description: After centuries of devastating interplanetary civil war, mankind has found a time of relative peace. That peace is shattered when an unknown armada emerges from the depths of space, targeting an isolated colony planet. As the colonists plead for help, the politicians and bureaucrats look away. But battle-scarred Commander Aleister Lanoe will not abandon thousands of innocents to their fate.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
John Scalzi
Description: Jack Holloway, prospecting on Zara XXIII for ZaraCorp, finds an immensely valuable stream of sunstone. But when he forwards footage of the planet's catlike, native "fuzzies" to a biologist friend --who believes the "fuzzies" are sentient--hired company thugs, murder, and arson soon follow to protect ZaraCorp's mining interests.
Call Number: FIC Sca
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Joseph Conrad, J. H. Stape
Description: Resting one night on a boat on the River Thames, Charlie Marlow tells his friends about his experiences as a steamboat captain on the River Congo. There, in the heart of Africa, his search for the extraordinary Mr. Kurtz caused him to question his own nature and values-- and the nature and values of his society.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
J. G. Ballard
Description: "When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on enemy floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven byprimal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Palmer
Call Number: J FIC Kip
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Jim DeFelice
Call Number: FIC DeF
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Shannon K Butcher
Description: "After a devastating injury, Lucas Ramsay knows he's finished as a soldier. When the general who saved his life asks him for a favor, he says yes. All Lucas has to do is keep the general's daughter from getting on a plane to Colombia, which is easier said than done. Sloan Gideon is a member of the Edge, a group of mercenaries. But she's not on the clock for this mission. Her best friend is being held by a vicious drug lord, and Sloane must rescue her, no matter how many handsome ex-soldiers her father sends to dissuade her."--Summary from p. [4] of book.
Call Number: FIC But
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Ben Bova, Stefan Rudnicki
Description: Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet sixty-five million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program. Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who was driven from his university post by unproven charges of rape, has started to dig up the remains of a Martian village. Science and politics clash on two worlds as Jamie desperately tries to save the Mars program and uncover who the vanished Martians were.
Call Number: FIC Bov
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Elle Kennedy
Description: "Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now she's a cunning and fearless assassin who gets thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment. Abby's latest assignment is in Colombia. She needs to go undercover and snuff out a dangerous arms dealer who's active in the underground sex trade. But when Abby purposely blows her cover in a last-ditch attempt to free the helpless victims, deadly mercenary Kane Woodland is recruited as backup. His mission: Get Abby out of that hellhole."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Paul Rosolie
Description: The explorer and conservationist relives his amazing odyssey exploring the heart of the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet -- the Madre de Dios (Mother of God) region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins its massive flow from the Andean mountain cloud forests into the lowland Amazon rainforest.
Call Number: 918.44 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, Keith Stansell, Gary Brozek
Description: In "Out of Captivity," Gonsalves, Stansell, and Howes recount for the first time their amazing tale of survival, friendship, and, ultimately, rescue, tracing their five and a half years as hostages of the FARC--a Colombian terrorist and Marxist rebel organization.
Call Number: 364.154 Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
James St. James
Call Number: 364.1523 St.
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Jerry Langton
Call Number: 599.35 Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Max Brand
Call Number: LP FIC Bra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Loren D Estleman
Description: Johnny Vermillion and the Prairie Rose Repertory Company bring culture to hardscrabble towns like Purgatory, Diablo and Spunk. The rustlers stop rustlin' and the six-shooters stop shootin' when there's a little Shakespeare to appreciate. But don't turn your back on these thespians. While they're regaling you with A Midsummer Night's Dream on stage, they're also using the distraction to swipe every last penny from your local bank.
Call Number: FIC Est
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Richard Preston
Call Number: LP FIC Pre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
B. Greene
Call Number: 539.725 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
T. Michael Martin
Description: "In the rural mountains of West Virginia, seventeen-year-old Michael Faris tries to protect his fragile younger brother from the horrors of the zombie apocalypse"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Rae Carson
Description: A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
Call Number: YA FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Clive Cussler, Jack B Du Brul
Description: To pull off their latest mission, Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive a devastating new weapon unleashed in thirteenth-century China, a daring rescue in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, a woman gone missing in the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar, for Cabrillo and company, all of these events will come together -- leading to the greatest threat against US security that the country has ever known.
Call Number: LP FIC Cus
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Glen Duncan, Robin Sachs
Description: Rendered the last of his kind after a colleague's death, two-hundred-year-old werewolf Jake struggles with depression and contemplates suicide until powerful forces that have personal agendas and the power to keep him alive take over his life.
Call Number: FIC Dun
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
H. P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger, Alan Moore
Description: An extensively annotated anthology of twenty-two of the horror master's best writings also examines Lovecraft's rise and accomplishments against a backdrop of the pulp fiction era while evaluating his influence on literature.
Call Number: FIC Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Denis O'Neill
Description: "To help heal a marriage on the rocks, river-rafting expert Gail, her husband Tom, and their son embark on a white water adventure in Montana. Along the way, they encounter two inexperienced rafters supposedly looking for their friends downriver. Little do they know that the men are escaped convicts whose bid for freedom has a body count. Things take a turn when the young family learns that they are now the captives of two armed killers, and it becomes clear that there is much more at stake than a marriage. Desperate to evade both the police and federal marshals, the men force the family down the river and into the mouth of a deadly class 5 white-water rapid. Careening towards mortal peril, Gail and Tom must bond together to save their family from the brutality of nature and the savageness of man."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ONe
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Ali Shaw
Description: The trees arrive in the night: thundering up through the ground, transforming streets and towns into shadowy forest. Buildings are destroyed. Broken bodies, still wrapped in tattered bed linen, hang among the twitching leaves. Adrien Thomas has never been much of a hero. But when he realizes that no help is coming, he ventures out into this unrecognizable world. Michelle, his wife, is across the sea in Ireland and he has no way of knowing whether the trees have come for her too. Then he meets green-fingered Hannah and her teenage son Seb. Together, they set out to find Hannah's forester brother, to reunite Adrien with his wife--and to discover just how deep the forest goes. Their journey will take them to a place of terrible beauty and violence, to the dark heart of nature and the darkness inside themselves.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Anne Rice
Description: A young reporter on assignment is attacked and bitten by an unknown beast in rural Northern California and begins a terrifying but seductive transformation into a being with a dual nature, both man and wolf.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Ursula K. Le Guin
Call Number: FIC Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Colleen Houck
Description: Seventeen-year-old Oregon teenager Kelsey forms a bond with a circus tiger who is actually one of two brothers, Indian princes Ren and Kishan, who were cursed to live as tigers for eternity, and she travels with him to India where the tiger's curse may be broken once and for all.
Call Number: YA FIC Hou
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Sabrina Jeffries
Description: Lord Gabriel Sharpe is guilt-ridden by his friend's death to the point that he recklessly accepts a challenge to compete in the same race that ended his friend's life, but develops unexpected feelings for his friend's sister.
Call Number: LP FIC Jef
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
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Underrated Sci Fi/Fantasy

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I hear you. You've read all the must-read sci fi and fantasy novels on the best seller lists, and now you're looking for something else to read. Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out these underrated science fiction and fantasy novels, courtsey of the Tor blog.

Araminta Station
Jack Vance
FIC Van
The Bone Doll's Twin
Lynn Flewelling
FIC Fle
Blind Lake
Robert Charles Wilson
FIC Wil
The Book Of Three
Lloyd Alexander
J FIC Ale
Caine Black Knife
Matthew Woodring Stover
FIC Sto
The God Stalker Chronicles
P. C. Hodgell
FIC Hod
Damnation Alley
Roger Zelazny
FIC Zel
The Humans [Large Print]
Matt Haig
LP FIC Hai
Daughter Of The Empire
Raymond E Feist, Janny Wurts
FIC Fei
The Ladies Of Grace Adieu And Other Stories
Susanna Clarke
FIC Cla
Gun, With Occasional Music
Jonathan Lethem
FIC Let
The Lathe Of Heaven
Ursula K. Le Guin
FIC Le G
House Of Stairs
William Sleator
YA FIC Sle
The Lion Of Senet
Jennifer Fallon
FIC Fal
Lamentation
Ken Scholes
FIC Sch
The Mammoth Book Of Future Cops
Maxim Jakubowski, M. Christian
SC SF Mam
Prince Of Thorns
Mark Lawrence
FIC Law
The Mark Of Ran
Paul Kearney
FIC Kea
Riddley Walker
Russell Hoban
FIC
The Sparrow [Audiobook]
Mary Doria Russell, David Colacci
FIC Rus
Shakespeare's Landlord
Charlaine Harris
FIC Har
The Speed Of Dark
Elizabeth Moon
FIC Moo
Sweet Silver Blues
Glen Cook
FIC Coo
Way Down Dark
J. P. Smythe
YA FIC Smy
The Anubis Gates
Tim Powers
FIC Pow

Jack Vance
Description: Glawen Clattuc is a survivor, with the intelligence and cunning necessary to succeed in the Byzantine society of Araminta Station. In a culture where savage competition for every position in the Houses of Cadwal is natural, Glawen must achieve Status to fulfill his destiny.
Call Number: FIC Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Robert Charles Wilson
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Matthew Woodring Stover
Description: A street thug turned superstar and master assassin, Caine has become a living legend because of his single-handed extermination of the fierce Black Knives.
Call Number: FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Roger Zelazny
Call Number: FIC Zel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Raymond E Feist, Janny Wurts
Description: Mara, a young, untested Ruling Lady of Kelewan, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic struggle for survival. But first she must rally an army of rebel warriors, form a pact with the alien cho-ja and marry the son of a hated enemy. Queen Mara of Acoma vows to avenge the deaths of her brother and father, even if it means killing her own husband.
Call Number: FIC Fei
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Jonathan Lethem
Description: Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems--not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is an ominous place where evolved animals function as members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. In this brave new world, Metcalf has been shadowing the wife of an affluent doctor, perhaps falling a little in love with her at the same time. But when the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in the crossfire in a futuristic world that is both funny--and not so funny.
Call Number: FIC Let
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
William Sleator
Description: Five sixteen-year-old orphans of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in a house of endless stairs as subjects for a psychological experiment on conditioned human response.
Call Number: YA FIC Sle
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Ken Scholes
Description: As an ancient weapon destroys the city of Windwir, a young apprentice watches from a nearby hilltop, mourning the death of the city and his father. When Rudolfo, Lord of the Nine Forest Houses, realizes what has happened, he knows for certain that the land will soon be plunged into a devastating war.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Mark Lawrence
Description: After witnessing the murder of his mother and brother and leading a band of bloodthirsty thugs, Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath returns to his father's castle and his birthright, but faces treachery and dark magic once he arrives.
Call Number: FIC Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Russell Hoban
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Charlaine Harris
Description: When Lily Bard, a reclusive cleaning lady with a penchant for karate, finds and reports a dead body, her shady past and connections to potential perpetrators make her a leading suspect.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Glen Cook
Description: It should have been a simple job. But for Garrett, a human detective in a world of gnomes, tracking down the woman to whom his dead pal Danny left a fortune in silver is no slight task. Even with the aid of Morley, the toughest half-elf around, Garrett isn't sure he'll make it out alive from a land where magic can be murder, the dead still talk, and vampires are always hungry for human blood.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Tim Powers
Description: A novel of time travel that combines action and adventure with the surreal and bizarre.
Call Number: FIC Pow
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Lynn Flewelling
Call Number: FIC Fle
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Lloyd Alexander
Description: Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.
Call Number: J FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
P. C. Hodgell
Call Number: FIC Hod
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Matt Haig
Description: When an extraterrestrial arrives on Earth, his first impressions of humans are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete his task and hurry back to his own utopian planet. Disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, he is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to reconsider.
Call Number: LP FIC Hai
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Susanna Clarke
Description: Presents an anthology of stories set in a mysterious, fantastical version of England populated by petulant princesses, vengeful owls, and endless paths in the dark woods, and features the Duke of Wellington and other colorful characters.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Ursula K. Le Guin
Description: Many dream of changing the world. But George Orr's dreams do change it--for better or for worse. Made desperate by this unsought power, George consults a psychotherapist who promises to help him. But it soon becomes clear that the scientist has his own plans for George and his dreams. Why not, after all, forge a brave new world--one free from war, disease, overpopulation, and all human misery? But for every man-made dream of utopia, there is a terrifying, unforeseeable consequence; so George must dream and dream again, forever seeking a more perfect future as the very essence of cosmic reality begins to disintegrate.
Call Number: FIC Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Jennifer Fallon
Call Number: FIC Fal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Maxim Jakubowski, M. Christian
Call Number: SC SF Mam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Paul Kearney
Call Number: FIC Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Mary Doria Russell, David Colacci
Description: The sole survivor of a crew sent to explore a new planet, Jesuit priest Emilio Sandoz discovers an alien civilization that raises questions about the very essence of humanity, an encounter that leads Sandoz to a public inquisition and the destruction of his faith.
Call Number: FIC Rus
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Elizabeth Moon
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
J. P. Smythe
Description: Seventeen-year-old Chan, whose ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, lives on the violent interstellar transport ship Australia, filled with murderous gangs and twisted cults, but Chan's discovery of a possible way to return the Australia toEarth, which may still be uninhabitable, puts her life and those of her loved ones in terrible danger.
Call Number: YA FIC Smy
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
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The Many, Many Sides Of Jane Austen

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"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." 

Jane Austen, despite her small repetoire, is one of the most beloved authors in the world. Check out all of her works, plus the many adaptions she has inspired.

Austenland: A Novel [E-book]
Shannon Hale
Mansfield Park [Audiobook]
Jane Austen, Wanda McCaddon
FIC Aus
Bride & Prejudice [DVD]
Deepak Nayar, Anupam Kher, Namrata Shirodkar, Daniel Gillies, Indira Varma
Music
Mansfield Park [DVD]
Suzan Harrison, Maggie Wadey, Iain B Macdonald, Billie Piper, Jemma Redgrave
Drama
Bridget Jones's Diary [DVD]
Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Comedy
Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife: Pride And Prejudice Continues
Linda Berdoll, Jane Austen
FIC Ber
Clueless [DVD]
Amy Heckerling, Scott Rudin, Robert Lawrence, Bill Pope, Alicia Silverstone
Comedy
Murder At Mansfield Park [Large Print]
Lynn Shepherd, Jane Austen
LP FIC She
Death Comes To Pemberley [DVD]
Dan Percival, David M. Thompson, Eliza Mellor, Juliette Towhidi, Matthew Rhys
Drama
Northanger Abbey [eAudiobook]
Jane Austen, Donada Peters
Eligible: A Novel
Curtis Sittenfeld, Jane Austen
FIC Sit
Old Friends And New Fancies: An Imaginary Sequel To The Novels Of Jane Austen
Sybil G Brinton, Jane Austen
FIC Bri
Jane Austen On Love And Romance
Jane Austen, Constance Moore
823.09 Aus
Persuasion [E-book]
Jane Austen
Jane Bites Back
Michael Thomas Ford
FIC For
Pride And Prejudice: An Annotated Edition
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
823.09 Aus
Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon
Jane Austen, Margaret Drabble
FIC Aus
Sanditon [Large Print]
Jane Austen, Anne Telscombe
LP FIC Aus
Longbourn [Large Print]
Jo Baker, Jane Austen
LP FIC Bak
Sense And Sensibility And Sea Monsters
Ben H Winters, Jane Austen, Eugene Smith, illustrator
FIC Win
Lost In Austen [DVD]
Kate McKerrell, Guy Andrews, Dan Zeff, Jemima Rooper, Alex Kingston
Comedy
The Annotated Emma
Jane Austen, David M Shapard
823.09 Aus
Lost In Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure
Emma Campbell Webster, Jane Austen
FIC Cam

Shannon Hale
Description: Because her obsession with Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice," is ruining her love life, Jane Hayes is delighted when she gets the chance to take a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Deepak Nayar, Anupam Kher, Namrata Shirodkar, Daniel Gillies, Indira Varma
Description: Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, with a Bollywood twist. In Ammritsar, the determined Mrs. Bakshi sets out to find matches for her four daughters. Second sister, Lalita, meets American Will Darcy - is it love?
Call Number: Music
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Description: In Fielding's reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, slightly overweight 30-something London single woman Bridget Jones (Zellweger) is goodhearted, insecure, bumbling, and desperate-to-be-attached. On New Year's Day Bridget resolves to cut down on alcohol, cigarettes, and sweets, lose 20 pounds, and find a man, all while recording her progress and thoughts in a journal. She soon catches the eye of Daniel Cleaver (Grant) and Mark Darcy (Firth)-- and must discover whether either man is her Mr. Right.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Amy Heckerling, Scott Rudin, Robert Lawrence, Bill Pope, Alicia Silverstone
Description: 15-year-old Cher, the matchmaking Beverly Hills High schooler, has shopping and boys on her mind. She leads a hectic lifestyle but keeps it all together until she starts to fall in love and finds she's 'clueless'. A loose adaptation of Jane Austen's 19th-century comedy of manners Emma.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Dan Percival, David M. Thompson, Eliza Mellor, Juliette Towhidi, Matthew Rhys
Description: Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Curtis Sittenfeld, Jane Austen
Description: Returning with her sister, Jane, to their Ohio hometown when their father falls ill, New York magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts challenges in the form of her younger sisters' football fangirl antics, a creepy cousin's unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon. --Publisher
Call Number: FIC Sit
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Constance Moore
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Michael Thomas Ford
Description: Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is still surrounded by the literature she loves--but now it's because she's the owner of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy college town in Upstate New York--and a vampire, too. Suddenly in the spotlight, she must hide her real identity--and fend off a dark man from her past while juggling two modern suitors.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Margaret Drabble
Call Number: FIC Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jo Baker, Jane Austen
Description: Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots. Our heroine is Sarah, an orphaned housemaid beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When the militia marches into town, a new footman arrives under mysterious circumstances, and Sarah finds herself the object of the attentions of an ambitious young former slave working at neighboring Netherfield Hall, the carefully choreographed world downstairs at Longbourn threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, up-ended. From the stern but soft-hearted housekeeper to the starry-eyed kitchen maid, these new characters come vividly to life in this already beloved world.
Call Number: LP FIC Bak
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Kate McKerrell, Guy Andrews, Dan Zeff, Jemima Rooper, Alex Kingston
Description: Amanda Price gets propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while the book's Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers. As the plot unfolds, Amanda triggers new romantic twists and turns as she tries to help the Bennet sisters nab husbands and even manages to captivate the tantalizing Mr. Darcy. But what about Elizabeth, and what will become of one of the world's greatest love stories?
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Emma Campbell Webster, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Wanda McCaddon
Description: Mansfield Park is the study of three families: the Bertrams, the Crawfords, and the Prices. At its center is Fanny Price, a poor relation adopted into the family of her rich uncle Thomas Bertram, and condescendingly treated. Only her cousin Edmund, a young clergyman, appreciates her fine qualities, and Fanny falls in love with him. Unfortunately, he is drawn to the shallow and worldly Mary Crawford. Fanny's quiet passivity, steadfast loyalty, and natural goodness are matched against the wit and brilliance of her lovely rival. Jane Austen skillfully uses her characters' emotional relationships to explore the social and moral values by which they attempt to order their lives.
Call Number: FIC Aus
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Suzan Harrison, Maggie Wadey, Iain B Macdonald, Billie Piper, Jemma Redgrave
Description: Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park. Fanny navigates a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house, while her cousin Edmund Bertram remains her stalwart confidant.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Linda Berdoll, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Lynn Shepherd, Jane Austen
Description: In this ingenious twist on Mansfield Park, the famously meek Fanny Price has been utterly transformed; she is now a wealthy heiress who is spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout the county. Mary Crawford, on the other hand is as good as Fanny is bad. It's only after Fanny is murdered on the grounds of Mansfield Park that Mary comes into her own teaming up with a thief-taker from London to solve the crime.
Call Number: LP FIC She
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Donada Peters
Description: When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of 'Gothic novels' by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Sybil G Brinton, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen
Description: The last novel completed by Jane Austen before she died in her early forties, Persuasion is often thought to be the story of the author's own lost love. The book's heroine, Anne Elliot, encounters Frederick Wentworth, the man to whom she was once engaged when he was a young naval officer. Now a captain, Wentworth is courting the rash young Louisa Musgrove.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Anne Telscombe
Call Number: LP FIC Aus
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Ben H Winters, Jane Austen, Eugene Smith, illustrator
Description: The Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, David M Shapard
Description: From David Shapard comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen's Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including: explanations of historical context; citations from Austen's life, letters, and other writings; definitions and clarifications; literary comments and analysis; maps of places in the novel; an introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events; and nearly 200 informative illustrations. Filled with fascinating information about everything from the social status of spinsters and illegitimate children to the shopping habits of fashionable ladies to English attitudes toward gypsies, David M. Shapard's Annotated Emma brings Austen's world into richer focus--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
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Internet Safety

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The internet can seem like a dark and scary place. And what's the deal with hackers and email threats? These books will help guide you through the maze of the internet and keep you informed.

A Parent's Guide To Understanding Social Media: Helping Your Teenager Navigate Life Online
Mark Oestreicher, Adam McLane
004.678 Oes
Logged On And Tuned Out: A Nontechie's Guide To Parenting A Tech-Savvy Generation
Vicki Courtney
248.845 Cou
A Smart Girl's Guide To The Internet: How To Connect With Friends, Find What You Need, And Stay Safe Online
Sharon Cindrich, Ali Douglass
J 004.67 Cin
Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide To Online Dating
Laurie Davis
306.73 Dav
AARP Facebook: Tech To Connect [Large Print]
Marsha Collier
LP 006.754 Col
Malware, Rootkits & Botnets: A Beginner's Guide
Christopher C Elisan
005.8 Eli
Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security And The Internet
Edward Lucas
364.168 Luc
Mobile Device Security For Dummies
Rich Campagna, Sibbu Iyer, Ashwin Krishnan
005.8 Cam
Cybersafe: Protecting And Empowering Kids In The Digital World Of Texting, Gaming, And Social Media
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe
004.678 OKe
Safety On The Internet
Lucia Raatma
J 004.67 Raa
Cybersecurity
Melissa Higgins, Michael Regan
YA 364.168 Hig
Sams Teach Yourself eBay In 10 Minutes
Michael Miller
025.0638 Mil
Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand, Or Business Against Online Attacks
Richard Torrenzano, Mark Davis
005 Tor
Super Smart Information Strategies: Online Etiquette And Safety
Phyllis Cornwall
J 004.67 Cor
Downloading Copyrighted Stuff From The Internet: Stealing Or Fair Use?
Sherri Mabry Gordon
346.7304 Gor
The Berenstain Bears' Computer Trouble
Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain
E Ber
Hacked Again
Scott N Schober, Jon Leiberman
364.168 Sch
The Internet Book Of Life: Use The Web To Grow Richer, Smarter, Healthier, And Happier
Irene E. McDermott
025.04 McD
Hacking Exposed Mobile: Security Secrets & Solutions
Neil Bergman, Mike Stanfield, Jason Rouse, Joel Scambray
005.8 Ber
The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, And Reputation
Saul Levmore, Martha Craven Nussbaum
343.7309 Off
Hacking For Dummies
Kevin Beaver, Richard Stiennon
005.8 Bea 2016
The Smart Girl's Guide To Privacy: Practical Tips For Staying Safe Online
Violet Blue
323.448 Blu
How Personal & Internet Security Works
Preston Gralla
005.8 Gra
Thinking Critically: Online Privacy
Christine Wilcox
YA 323.448 Wil
Information Insecurity: Privacy Under Siege
Brendan January
YA 323.448 Jan
Thinking Critically: Social Networking
Andrea C. Nakaya
YA 006.754 Nak
Internet Safety
Nick Hunter
005.8 Hun
Using The Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies [Large Print]
Linda Criddle, Nancy Muir
LP 005.8 Cri
iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs To Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, And Growing Up
Janell Burley Hofmann
004.678 Hof
Virtual Unreality: Just Because The Internet Told You, How Do You Know It's True?
Charles Seife
025.04 Sei
Learning About Privacy
Martha E. H. Rustad, Gail Saunders-Smith, JoAnne DeLurey Reed
J 323.448 Rus

Mark Oestreicher, Adam McLane
Description: With each passing day, teenagers' lives become increasingly intertwined with social media. How can you as a parent stay informedand involved in healthy ways? How can you help your son or daughtermake wise decisions and remain safe online? A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media will equip you to have meaningful conversations with your teenager about the best, wisest ways to get connected while staying safe.--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: 004.678 Oes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Sharon Cindrich, Ali Douglass
Description: A guide to using the Internet safely and effectively discusses privacy; dealing with parents; using email, instant messenger, and blogs; coping with cyberbullying; and downloading music legally.
Call Number: J 004.67 Cin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Marsha Collier
Description: Whether you're a current Facebook member or ready to join the world's largest social network, this guide gives you the know-how to get the most out of your experience--quickly and safely. It shows you how easy it is to set up your account, create your profile, connect with friends and family, share photos, join groups for all your interests, and much more. You'll also find helpful tips and inspiring stories from other 50+ users who used the site to stay connected and have a little fun.
Call Number: LP 006.754 Col
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Edward Lucas
Call Number: 364.168 Luc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe
Call Number: 004.678 OKe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Melissa Higgins, Michael Regan
Call Number: YA 364.168 Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Richard Torrenzano, Mark Davis
Description: "Two leading reputation experts reveal how the internet is being used to destroy brands, reputations and even lives, and how to fight back. From false Wikipedia entries, to fake YouTube videos, to Facebook lynch mobs, everyone from CEOs to fashion models, journalists to politicians, restaurateurs to doctors, is open to character assassination in the burgeoning realm of digital media. Two top media experts recount vivid tales of character attacks, provide specific advice on how to counter them, and how to turn the tables on the attackers. Having spent decades preparing for and coping with these issues, Richard Torrenzano and Mark Davis share their secrets on dealing with problems at the top of today's news. Torrenzano and Davis also take a step back to look at how the past might inform our future thinking about character assassination, from the slander wars between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, to predictions on what the end of privacy will mean for civilization"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 005 Tor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Sherri Mabry Gordon
Call Number: 346.7304 Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Scott N Schober, Jon Leiberman
Description: Hacked Again details the ins and outs of cybersecurity expert and CEO of a wireless security tech firm, Scott Schober, as he struggles to understand the motives and mayhem behind his being hacked. As a small business owner, family man, and tech pundit, Scott finds himself leading a compromised life. By day, he runs a successful security company and reports on the latest cyber breaches in the hopes of offering solace and security tips to millions of viewers. But, when a mysterious hacker begins to steal thousands from his bank account, go through his trash, and take over his social media identity, Scott stands to lose everything he has worked so hard for. Amidst the backdrop of major breaches, Scott shares tips and best practices for all consumers. Most importantly, he shares his own story of being hacked repeatedly and how he has come to realize that the only thing as important as his own cybersecurity is that of his readers and viewers.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.168 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Neil Bergman, Mike Stanfield, Jason Rouse, Joel Scambray
Description: Hacking Exposed Mobile focuses on the security of applications running on mobile devices, specifically mobile phones. This book focuses on Android OS, as well as operating systems from Microsoft and Apple. As businesses rush their mobile products to market and conduct business transactions via mobile devices, vast new security risks, vulnerabilities, and exploits are of great concern. This book addresses all of these issues and provides proven solutions for securing mobile applications and payment systems. It offers strategies for preventing, detecting, and remediating common technology and architecture weaknesses and maintaining tight security controls permanently.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 005.8 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Kevin Beaver, Richard Stiennon
Description: Until you can think like a bad guy and recognize the vulnerabilities in your system, you can't build an effective plan to keep your information secure. The book helps you stay on top of the security game!
Call Number: 005.8 Bea 2016
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Preston Gralla
Call Number: 005.8 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Brendan January
Description: The Internet gives us information, communication options, shopping opportunities, entertainment, and much more---all at the touch of a fingertip and much of it for free. But in exchange for these benefits, we may be losing a basic right: the right to privacy. By clicking to accept website user agreements, we often allow companies to track our activities online and to share our data with outside groups. In addition, the police and government agencies can also track people online---and this tracking is sometimes done secretly, without user agreements or search warrants. Privacy laws and the US Constitution are supposed to protect privacy in the United States, as are laws and conventions in other parts of the world. But judicial and legal systems have not kept pace with technology. Until laws catch up, users enter a legal gray area when they communicate digitally---an arena in which their most private conversations might not be protected from intrusion. Such intrusion can be dangerous: government agencies can use information obtained via digital spying to harass, arrest, or imprison citizens. Other groups can use private digital data to discriminate in banking, retail, housing, and other businesses. Around the world, critics are sounding the alarm about digital privacy. Many have called for stricter controls on data tracking. What rights do you have when it comes to privacy online? How can you be a smart cyber citizen and protect your personal digital data? These questions are at the heart of the Internet privacy debate.
Call Number: YA 323.448 Jan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Nick Hunter
Call Number: 005.8 Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Janell Burley Hofmann
Description: "As Janell Burley Hofmann, mother of five, wrapped her 13-year-old's iPhone on Christmas Eve, she was overwhelmed by questions: "Will my children learn to sit and wonder without Googling? Should I know their passwords for online accounts? Will they experience the value of personal connection without technology?" To address her concerns, she outlined boundaries and expectations in a contract for her son to sign upon receiving his first cell phone. When Hofmann's editor at The Huffington Post posted the contract, now known as iRules, it resonated on a massive scale and went viral, resulting in a tsunami of media coverage and requests. It quickly became apparent that people across the country were hungry for more. In iRules, Hofmann provides families with the tools they need to find a balance between technology and human interaction through a philosophy she calls Slow Tech Parenting. In the book, she educates parents about the online culture tweens and teens enter the minute they go online, exploring issues like cyberbullying, friend fail, and sexting, as well as helping parents create their own iRules contracts to fit their families' needs. As funny and readable as it is prescriptive, iRules will help parents figure out when to unplug and how to stay in sync with the changing world of technology, while teaching their children self-respect, integrity, and responsibility"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 004.678 Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Martha E. H. Rustad, Gail Saunders-Smith, JoAnne DeLurey Reed
Description: "Introduces readers to the concept of privacy, especially related to the Internet and online safety, such as creating a safe password. Includes a hands-on activity related to media literacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 323.448 Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Vicki Courtney
Call Number: 248.845 Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Laurie Davis
Description: Explains the online dating process, from choosing the right site to creating a profile to sorting through matches, while also offering safety tips and advice on preparing for a first date.
Call Number: 306.73 Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Christopher C Elisan
Call Number: 005.8 Eli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Rich Campagna, Sibbu Iyer, Ashwin Krishnan
Call Number: 005.8 Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Lucia Raatma
Call Number: J 004.67 Raa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Michael Miller
Call Number: 025.0638 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Phyllis Cornwall
Description: Introduces proper online etiquette and safety for children, including cyberbullies, limiting personal information, and being responsible.
Call Number: J 004.67 Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain
Description: When Papa brings home a computer, the whole family is soon spending all day, every day staring at the screen, which means it is up to Papa to get the Berenstains back into the real world.
Call Number: E Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Irene E. McDermott
Description: "No matter what the goal might be, from financial management and vacation planning to finishing homework and keeping in touch, there are quality Web resources available for free that can help individuals and families--if they know where to look. But who has time to find and evaluate them? This comprehensive, handy guide offers an easy shortcut to all the websites, blogs, online tools, and mobile phone apps that help real people make wise decisions in many aspects of modern living. Each chapter addresses real-life family dilemmas such as how to fix a car, how to find the best price for baby diapers, and even how to find a clinical trial that might save a life."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 025.04 McD
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Saul Levmore, Martha Craven Nussbaum
Call Number: 343.7309 Off
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Violet Blue
Description: "Discusses how to protect personal information from online privacy violations. Covers how to set and store secure passwords, monitor online visibility, safely use social media and apps, and create online profiles. Contains emergency instructions for those who have been hacked or had their identity, phone, or laptop stolen"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 323.448 Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Christine Wilcox
Call Number: YA 323.448 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Andrea C. Nakaya
Description: Looks at questions related to social networking and its place in society, providing writings from opposing viewpoints intended to encourage critical thinking on how they relate to society, the individual, privacy, and teen safety.
Call Number: YA 006.754 Nak
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Linda Criddle, Nancy Muir
Description: Isn't the internet amazing? But, oh, the risks you've heard about - identity theft, e-mail scams, phony medical information, and more. Here's the guide you need to avoid the hazards with confidence, so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online more securely. Experts show you how to keep your computer virus-free, use social networking sites safely, protect your personal information, and keep your grandchildren safe online.
Call Number: LP 005.8 Cri
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Charles Seife
Description: Seife takes us into the Internet information jungle and cuts a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables. Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools--or weapons--for discerning truth from fiction online--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 025.04 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
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Looking for ways to simplify your life, or just hearing about simple living and interested to learn more, start here to see what it's all about!

100 Ways To Simplify Your Life
Joyce Meyer
248.4 Mey
The Art Of Stillness: Adventures In Going Nowhere
Pico Iyer, Eydis Einarsdóttir
302.231 Iye
Clutterfree With Kids
Joshua Becker
648 Bec
The Big Tiny: A Built-It-myself Memoir
Dee Williams
643.2 Wil
Do Less: A Minimalist Guide To A Simplified, Organized, And Happy Life
Rachel Jonat
646.7 Jon
The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
648 Kon
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less
Greg McKeown
153.83 McK
The Paradox Of Choice: Why More Is Less
Barry Schwartz
Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things [DVD]
Matt D'Avella, Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Minimalists (Firm), Catalyst (Organization)
304.23 Min
The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook For Less Stressful, More Joyful Living
Janet Luhrs
640.42 Luh
Mole Had Everything
Jamison Odone
E Odo
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan For Financial Fitness [E-book]
Dave Ramsey
Simple Matters: Living With Less And Ending Up With More
Erin Boyle
648.5 Boy
Walden: Or, Life In The Woods: And, On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
818 Tho
Stuff
Margie Palatini, Noah Jones, illustrator
E Pal
You Can Buy Happiness (And It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life And How You Can Too [E-book]
Tammy Strobel
Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make A Difference
Sarah Van Gelder
170.44 Sus
Your Money Or Your Life
Vicki Robin, Joseph R Dominguez, Monique Tilford
332.024 Rob 2008

Joyce Meyer
Call Number: 248.4 Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Joshua Becker
Description: Provides a new perspective and a fresh approach to overcoming clutter through practical application and inspirational stories.
Call Number: 648 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Rachel Jonat
Description: A happier, more serene life is just moments away. From your home to your finances, this straightforward guide teaches you how to scale back your possessions and commitments to just what you really need. With hundreds of ways to minimalize your life, you'll quickly uncover the joys and rewards of paring down. Helps you rediscover the simple moments that have been buried beneath the piles of to-dos, to-knows, and to-buys. Rachel Jonat is the writer behind the popular blog www.theminimalistmom.com a website dedicated to living a rich life with less stuff"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 646.7 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Greg McKeown
Description: Discusses a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so you can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
Call Number: 153.83 McK
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Matt D'Avella, Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Minimalists (Firm), Catalyst (Organization)
Description: How might your life be better with less? Minimalism examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life--families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker--all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
Call Number: 304.23 Min
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Jamison Odone
Description: Mole is content with very few possessions until his friend Emerson comes to tea and claims that he does not have nearly enough, and soon Mole has acquired so many things that he no longer has time to enjoy his life.
Call Number: E Odo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Erin Boyle
Description: "For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that "living small" is beneficial and accessible to us all--whether we're renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house. Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, Simple Matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty."--provided by Amazon.com.
Call Number: 648.5 Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Margie Palatini, Noah Jones, illustrator
Description: Edward cares more about his possessions than spending time with his friends, until he becomes trapped in his house full of "stuff," hungry and bored.
Call Number: E Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Sarah Van Gelder
Description: Sarah van Gelder and her colleagues at YES! Magazine have been exploring the meaning of real happiness for eighteen years. In this volume, they marshal research, in-depth essays, and personal stories that lead to a life-altering conclusion: what makes us truly happy are the depth of our relationships, the quality of our communities, our opportunities to make a contribution, and the renewal we receive from the natural world.
Call Number: 170.44 Sus
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Pico Iyer, Eydis Einarsdóttir
Description: "The Art of Stillness" considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do anything choose to spend years sitting still and going nowhere? What can Nowhere offer that no Anywhere can match? And why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer think that sitting quietly in a room and getting to know the seasons and landscapes of Nowhere might be the ultimate adventure? In The Art of Stillness, Iyer draws on the lives of well-known wanderer-monks--as well as from his own experiences as a travel writer who chooses to spend most of his time in rural Japan--to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. Iyer reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people--even those with no religious commitment--seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or tai chi. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. There is even a growing trend toward observing an "Internet sabbath" every week, turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning and reviving those ancient customs known as family meals and conversation. In this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many have found richness in stillness and what they've gained there.--Excerpted from publisher's description statement.
Call Number: 302.231 Iye
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Dee Williams
Description: Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, Williams was suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and she wanted to be spending hers with the people and things she truly loved. That did not include mortgage payments, constant repairs, and general time-suck of home ownership. Deciding to build an eighty-four-square-foot house was just the beginning of building a new life. A meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life.
Call Number: 643.2 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
Call Number: 648 Kon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Barry Schwartz
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Janet Luhrs
Description: Offers advice to those seeking to simplify their lives and provides strategies, inspiration, and resources for establishing a thoughtful life style.
Call Number: 640.42 Luh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Dave Ramsey
Description: A strategy for changing attitudes about personal finances covers such topics as getting out of debt, the dangers of cash advances, and keeping spending within income limits.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Henry David Thoreau
Call Number: 818 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Vicki Robin, Joseph R Dominguez, Monique Tilford
Call Number: 332.024 Rob 2008
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2017
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