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Audiobooks for Family Roadtrips

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We know those long hours in the car on roadtrips don't always fly by as fast as we want them to. Check out some of these audiobooks to make the time go faster!

28 Days: Moments In Black History That Changed The World [Audiobook]
Charles R. Smith, Dion Graham, William Jackson Harper, Zainab Jah, January LaVoy
J 973.0496 Smi
The Bad Beginning [Audiobook]
Lemony Snicket, Tim Curry
J FIC Sni
Behold The Bold Umbrellaphant: And Other Poems [Audiobook]
Jack Prelutsky
J 811.54 Pre
The Children's Homer [Audiobook]
Padraic Colum, Simon Vance
J 883 Col
Blizzard Of Glass: The Halifax Explosion Of 1917 [Audiobook]
Sally M Walker, Paul Michael
J 971.6 Wal
The Fairy Ring, Or Elsie And Frances Fool The World [Audiobook]
Mary Losure, Nicola Barber
J 398.4 Los
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid [Audiobook]
Jeff Kinney, Ramon de Ocampo, Claudia Howard, Recorded Books
J FIC Kin
The Graveyard Book [Audiobook]
Neil Gaiman, Béla Fleck
J FIC Gai
Egg & Spoon [Audiobook]
Gregory Maguire, Michael Page
YA FIC Mag
The Gruffalo [Audiobook]
Julia Donaldson, Imelda Staunton
E Don
Judy Moody And The Bucket List [Audiobook]
Megan McDonald, Amy Rubinate
J FIC McD
The Hobbit [Audiobook]
J. R. R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
FIC Tol
Julie Andrews' Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies [Audiobook]
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
J 808.81 Jul
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency [Audiobook]
Daniel Manus Pinkwater
J FIC Pin
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics [Audiobook]
Chris Grabenstein, Jesse Bernstein
J FIC Gra
The House At Pooh Corner [Audiobook]
A. A. Milne, Finty Williams, Geoffrey Palmer, Michael Williams, Stephen Fry
J FIC Mil
Ramona The Brave [Audiobook]
Beverly Cleary, Stockard Channing
J FIC Cle
The Red Pyramid [Audiobook]
Rick Riordan, Kevin R Free, Katherine Kellgren
J FIC Rio
Redwall [Audiobook]
Brian Jacques
J FIC Jac
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World [Audiobook]
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
J FIC Hal
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel [Audiobook]
Michael Kogge, Jonathan Davis (Narrator)
J FIC Kog
The Voice That Challenged A Nation [Audiobook]
Russell Freedman, Sharon Washington
JB And

Charles R. Smith, Dion Graham, William Jackson Harper, Zainab Jah, January LaVoy
Description: "An extraordinary cast of narrators presents, day-by-day, descriptions of men, women and events that have been vital in African-American history." --Container.
Call Number: J 973.0496 Smi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
Jack Prelutsky
Description: A collection of humorous poems from three of Jack Prelutsky's books: Behold the bold umprellaphant, Scranimals, and What a day it was at school.
Call Number: J 811.54 Pre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
Sally M Walker, Paul Michael
Description: Recounts the story from World War I in which two towns were leveled and almost two thousand people killed following the collision of two warships in Halifax Harbour and a blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow in the area.
Call Number: J 971.6 Wal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
Jeff Kinney, Ramon de Ocampo, Claudia Howard, Recorded Books
Description: Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Gregory Maguire, Michael Page
Description: Elena lives in the poor Russian countryside. Her father is dead and her brothers have been forced into the Tsar's army. Her mother is dying, and there is no food. But then a train arrives carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family; a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena's age. When the two girls meet, an adventure is set in motion that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and Baba Yaga, the witch of Russian folklore.
Call Number: YA FIC Mag
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Megan McDonald, Amy Rubinate
Description: Discovering Grandma Lou's mysterious "bucket list" of things that she wants to do in her lifetime, Judy Moody is inspired to create a list of her own goals, from learning to do a cartwheel to visiting Antarctica.
Call Number: J FIC McD
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
Description: Offers poems, lullabies, and songs from various writers and artists, including William Wordsworth and Jack Pretlusky.
Call Number: J 808.81 Jul
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
Chris Grabenstein, Jesse Bernstein
Description: "Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever Library Olympics ... but someone is trying to censor what the kids are reading"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Gra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Beverly Cleary, Stockard Channing
Description: Six-year-old Ramona tries to cope with an unsympathetic first-grade teacher.
Call Number: J FIC Cle
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Brian Jacques
Description: The hero of this enthralling tale is Matthias, a young mouse who must rise above his fears and failures to save his friends at Redwall Abbey.
Call Number: J FIC Jac
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Michael Kogge, Jonathan Davis (Narrator)
Description: Many years have passed since the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance were victorious over the evil Empire, and the galaxy has been at peace. But now a darkness is rising. The brave men and women of the Resistance must stand against Kylo Ren and the villainous First Order.
Call Number: J FIC Kog
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Lemony Snicket, Tim Curry
Description: After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
Call Number: J FIC Sni
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Padraic Colum, Simon Vance
Description: A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
Call Number: J 883 Col
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
Mary Losure, Nicola Barber
Description: Frances was nine when she first saw the fairies. Nobody but Frances saw them, so her cousin Elsie painted paper fairies and took photographs of them 'dancing' around Frances to make the grown-ups stop teasing. The girls promised they would never tell that the photos weren't real. But how were they supposed to know that their photographs would fall into the hands of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? And who would have dreamed that the man believed ardently in fairies, and wanted very much to see one?
Call Number: J 398.4 Los
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
Neil Gaiman, Béla Fleck
Description: After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Call Number: J FIC Gai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Julia Donaldson, Imelda Staunton
Description: A clever mouse uses the threat of a terrifying creature to keep from being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake--only to have to outwit that creature as well.
Call Number: E Don
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
J. R. R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Description: Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Description: Arthur goes to pick up the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner but comes back with a 260-pound chicken.
Call Number: J FIC Pin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
A. A. Milne, Finty Williams, Geoffrey Palmer, Michael Williams, Stephen Fry
Description: Originally written in 1928, A.A. Milne introduces Tigger, Pooh, Christopher Robin, and the rest of gang as they embark on exciting adventures in Hundred Acre Wood.
Call Number: J FIC Mil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Rick Riordan, Kevin R Free, Katherine Kellgren
Description: Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived in London, her brother has traveled with their father, Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a research experiment at the museum to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. To stop the evil deity, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey.
Call Number: J FIC Rio
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Description: After Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers, she becomes a full-fledged superhero called Squirrel Girl.
Call Number: J FIC Hal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 26, 2018
Russell Freedman, Sharon Washington
Description: In the mid-1930's, Marian Anderson was a famed vocalist who had been applauded by European royalty and welcomed at the White House. But, because of her race, she was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. This is the story of her resulting involvement in the civil rights movement of the time.
Call Number: JB And
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 31, 2018
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Welcome to the West - Wild and Otherwise

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Who doesn't long for a home where the buffallo roam and the deer and the antelopes play, occasionally? Check out these selections to give you a taste of life on the wild west side. 

Blood And Thunder: An Epic Of The American West [Large Print]
Hampton Sides
LP 978 Sid
The Calling Of Emily Evans
Janette Oke
FIC Oke
Centennial [Audiobook]
James A. Michener, Larry McKeever
FIC Mic
The Duel [DVD]
Kieran Darcy-Smith, Matt Cook, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Adam Rosenfelt
Western
Deadwood : The Best Writings On The Most Notorious Town In The West
T. D. 1958- Griffith
978.391 Dea
The Last Cowboys : A Pioneer Family In The New West
John (Sports reporter) Branch
791.84 Bra
Death Valley Days: The Complete First Season [DVD]
Gayle Lutz, Stanley Andrews, Jock Mahoney, Gail Davis, Denver Pyle
Western
The Legend Of Caleb York
Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
FIC Spi
Ghostwalkers
Jonathan Maberry
FIC Mab
The Magnificent Seven [DVD]
Nic Pizzolatto, Richard Wenk, Roger Birnbaum, Todd Black, Antoine Fuqua
Western
Greasy Grass: A Story Of The Little Bighorn [Audiobook]
Johnny D. Boggs, Traber Burns, Tanya Eby, Michael Kramer (Narrator), Johnny Heller
FIC Bog
The West. Discs 1-3 [DVD]
Ken Burns, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor, Geoffrey C Ward
978 Wes Discs 1-3
Hickok [DVD]
Timothy Woodward, Michael Lanahan (Screenwriter), Henry Penzi, Chris Nicoletti, Lauren de Normandie
Western
The Western Double [Audiobook]
Max Brand, Eric G Dove
FIC Bra
John Wayne, Western Hero: Twenty Of The Duke's Finest Films [DVD]
John Wayne
Western
Those Jensen Boys!
William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
FIC Joh
Pony Express Mail-Order Bride
Rhonda Gibson
FIC Gib
Traded [DVD]
Timothy Woodward, Michael Paré, Trace Adkins, Tom Sizemore, Kris Kristofferson
Western
Portlandtown : A Tale Of The Oregon Wyldes
Rob DeBorde
FIC DeB
Unbranded [DVD]
Phillip Baribeau, Jonny Fitzsimons, Thomas Glover, Ben Masters, Ben Thamer
917.804 Ung
Riders Of The Dawn: A Western Duo [Large Print]
Louis L'Amour
LP FIC LAm
Vengeance Road
Erin Bowman
YA FIC Bow
So Far From God : The U.S. War With Mexico, 1846-1848
John S. D. Eisenhower
973.62 Eis
World, Chase Me Down : A Novel
Andrew Hilleman
FIC Hil
The Ballad Of Black Bart [Large Print]
Loren D. Estleman
LP FIC Est
Young Billy Young [DVD]
Burt Kennedy, Max E. Youngstein, Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, Robert Walker
Western
The Calico & Cowboys Romance Collection [Large Print] : 8 Novellas From The Old West Celebrate The Lighthearted Side Of Love
Mary Connealy
LP FIC Con

Hampton Sides
Call Number: LP 978 Sid
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
James A. Michener, Larry McKeever
Description: This is the story of the land and its people of Lame Bever, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; of Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Pennsylvania Amish; and of the cowboy Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with the wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. It is the story of trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, hunters all caught up in the dramatic events and violent conflicts that shaped the destiny of our legendary West.
Call Number: FIC Mic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
T. D. 1958- Griffith
Call Number: 978.391 Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Gayle Lutz, Stanley Andrews, Jock Mahoney, Gail Davis, Denver Pyle
Description: As introduced by "The Old Ranger, " the eighteen episodes within Season One present dramatic and powerful narratives based on true events. This grounded approach would set it apart from the more stylized presentations that were more common amongst the series' contemporaries. Top-notch writing, acting, and direction combine to present a vision that respects both the actual men and women who lived in and fought for the glorious Old West.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Jonathan Maberry
Description: Welcome to the Deadlands, where steely eyed gunfighters rub shoulders with mad scientists and dark, unnatural forces. Where the Great Quake of 1868 has shattered California into a labyrinth of sea-flooded caverns and a mysterious substance called "ghost rock" fuels exotic steampunk inventions as well as plenty of bloodshed and flying bullets. In Ghostwalkers, a gun for hire, literally haunted by his bloody past, comes to the struggling town of Paradise Falls, where he becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between the besieged community and a diabolically brilliant alchemist who is building terrible new weapons of mass destruction and an army of the living dead!
Call Number: FIC Mab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Johnny D. Boggs, Traber Burns, Tanya Eby, Michael Kramer (Narrator), Johnny Heller
Description: The battlefield itself is a character in this retelling of Custer's Last Stand, when George Custer led his soldiers to annihilation at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana in 1876. First-person narratives from Indian and white, military and civilian, men and women bring the events to life.
Call Number: FIC Bog
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Timothy Woodward, Michael Lanahan (Screenwriter), Henry Penzi, Chris Nicoletti, Lauren de Normandie
Description: Wild Bill attempts to escape his past by settling in the small town of Abilene, Kansas. The mayor, captivated by Wild Bill's unparalleled gun skills, offers him a job as the town marshal. Wild Bill is soon challenged when a band of outlaws threaten him. Among the outlaws are powerful saloon owner Phil Poe, whose relationship with Bill's ex-lover stirs tension. Poe puts a bounty on Wild Bill's head but with the help of lawman Little Arkansas, Wild Bill sets out to fight the villainous bandits.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
John Wayne
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Rhonda Gibson
Description: Needing a home and a husband to help her raise her orphaned nephews, Bella Wilson travels to Wyoming in response to a mail-order bride ad. But when she arrives, she discovers Pony Express rider Philip Young didn't place the ad. With her groom-to-be insisting he is not looking for a wife, Bella must convince him to marry her for the sake of the children. Philip never planned to marry, but he can't possibly turn away a woman in distress and allow her nephews to end up in an orphanage as he once had. A marriage of convenience is the perfect solution. But when he slowly discovers that family life may be what he has been looking for all along, can he convince Bella to give love a chance?
Call Number: FIC Gib
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Rob DeBorde
Description: Henry Macke was not afraid. He remembered what the Marshal could not and now the book was his. He would keep it, study it, would never let it go... he would do these things and more just as soon as he took care of the other thing buried on the hill. The dead man had waited more than a decade, but his legend was not so easily forgotten. He needed only for the young fool to do what came naturally in the presence of so many beautiful words: read. Thus begins Portlandtown, a tale of an extraordinary family forced to do battle with the Hanged Man and his undead horde to save the West.
Call Number: FIC DeB
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Louis L'Amour
Description: "In two western stories, 'Ride, You Tonto Riders' and 'Riders of the Dawn, ' Matt Sabre finds himself drawn into fights over land disputes"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC LAm
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
John S. D. Eisenhower
Call Number: 973.62 Eis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Loren D. Estleman
Description: Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California's Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco's entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes. Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's legendary chief of detectives, made Bart's apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.
Call Number: LP FIC Est
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Mary Connealy
Description: Calico and denim clash in the Old West. From Texas to Nebraska across the Plains to Montana, love is sneaking up on eight cowboys who begin their relationships on the wrong foot with women. Faced with the challenges of taming the land, enduring harsh weather, and outsmarting outlaws, these couples' faith and love will be tested in exciting ways.
Call Number: LP FIC Con
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Janette Oke
Description: When young Emily Evans had felt God's call to start a church in a pioneer settlement, she never dreamed it would mean going alone.
Call Number: FIC Oke
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Kieran Darcy-Smith, Matt Cook, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Adam Rosenfelt
Description: A Texas ranger investigates a series of murders in a small town and uncovers a dark secret about the town's charismatic leader.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
John (Sports reporter) Branch
Description: Presents a portrait of the Wright family of Smith Mesa and their achievements as successful rodeo champions and cattle ranchers, tracing their battles against natural obstacles and injuries and how the changes of the twenty-first century are challenging their future.
Call Number: 791.84 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
Description: When a corrupt sheriff tries to take his daughter as his bride and force him to sell his ranch, George Cullen, refusing to go down without a fight, hires the west's toughest gunslinger to destroy his enemy.
Call Number: FIC Spi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Nic Pizzolatto, Richard Wenk, Roger Birnbaum, Todd Black, Antoine Fuqua
Description: The town of Rose Creek is under the deadly control of Bartholomew Bogue, the townspeople are desperate for protection. They find protection in seven outlaws. These seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Ken Burns, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor, Geoffrey C Ward
Description: Spanning from the first European advance into the wilderness to the dawn of the 20th century, this series portrays the profound, often devastating impact the onrushing white settlers, adventurers and exploiters had on Native Americans and the land.
Call Number: 978 Wes Discs 1-3
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Max Brand, Eric G Dove
Description: When Samuel Cross was growing up, he was rarely found without a book in his hands and that was the way his mother, a widow, wanted him raised. His uncle, Stephen Larkin, a frontiersman like Sam's father, wanted him to be strong and able to fend for himself, so he would take him into the mountains every summer to teach him how to fight and use a weapon. He proved to be as adept at these subjects as he had been at book learning, but when he was eighteen and his mother died, he took a job working for Chandler, the trader at Fort Bostwick, for whom he was a well-paid clerk and, eventually, watchdog of the business. What he didn't understand was that he looked forward to troublemakers coming into the shop so that he could confront and deal with them. It was during a visit from the district marshal that he learned of Chandler's crooked ways and of his own notoriety and reputation as a safety killer, one who never fights unless he knows that the law is sure to protect him. When the marshal tells him to leave the fort and learn how to live right, Cross decides to head East. His strength and skill with a gun make Cross both friends and enemies on the boat he is taking down the Mississippi. He is saved one night from a fatal stabbing by Charles Granville, a well-to-do Southerner, who recognizes a startling resemblance between himself and Cross. He proposes that Cross repay him by taking part in a daring deceit. Feeling indebted to Granville, Cross agrees and heads to New Orleans. But can Cross actually pull off the masquerade and fool Granville's parents, friends, and especially his beautiful sister, Nancy. And what is behind Granville's desire to have Cross take on the role of himself?
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
Description: Their father is Luke Jensen, supposedly killed in the Civil War. Their uncle Smoke is one of the fiercest gunfighters the west has ever known. It's no surprise that the inseparable Ace and Chance Jensen have a knack for taking risks--even if they have to blast their way out of them. Chance is a bit of a hothead, good with his gun and his fists. Ace is more of a thinker, sharp as a snake bite and just as deadly quick. Their skills are put to the test when two young ladies ask them to protect their struggling stagecoach line from a ruthless, bloodthirsty mine owner with money, power--and enough hired killers to slaughter half the territory.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Timothy Woodward, Michael Paré, Trace Adkins, Tom Sizemore, Kris Kristofferson
Description: In 1880s Kansas, sharpshooter turned rancher, Clay Travis, goes from happily married father of two to a man on a mission after the tragic death of his son and the disappearance of his daughter. Determined to bring his daughter home, and to protect what little family he has left, Clay leaves his quiet ranch and heads to Wichita and on to Dodge City with help of unlikely companion Billy, leaving a trail of gun smoke and dead bodies in their wake.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Phillip Baribeau, Jonny Fitzsimons, Thomas Glover, Ben Masters, Ben Thamer
Description: Sixteen wild horses, five states, four men and 3000 miles. The journey of a lifetime riding from Mexico to Canada through the deepest backcountry in the American West to see the remaining open spaces and prove the worth of 50,000 wild horses and burros currently in holding pens.
Call Number: 917.804 Ung
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Erin Bowman
Description: "When her father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers--and justice"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Andrew Hilleman
Description: Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a forgotten folk hero who captivated the nation as an outlaw for economic justice. World, Chase Me Down resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha's wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold, and then burgled, safe-cracked, and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt that was dubbed "the thrill of the nation" and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots--all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Burt Kennedy, Max E. Youngstein, Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, Robert Walker
Description: An aging but tough-as-nails lawman meets up with Young Billy Young, a fast-draw outlaw on the run after a deadly robbery. Discovering that they have a common enemy, the two men join forces. But it's a partnership that explodes like a keg of TNT when the lawmen discovers a secret that initiates a barroom brawl.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
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Reading Takes You Everywhere! Summer Reading - Teens

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It's true, you know. Reading really DOES take you everywhere. We've got plenty of bookish portals, realms, and hidden spots for you to explore this summer for our annual Summer Reading Program. 

172 Hours On The Moon
Johan Harstad, Tara Chace
YA FIC Har
Star Wars: Lost Stars
Claudia Gray
YA FIC Gra
American Panda
Gloria Chao
YA FIC Cha
The Assault
Brian Falkner
YA FIC Fal
Are We There Yet?
David Levithan
YA FIC Lev
The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & The Trial Of The Century
Sarah Elizabeth Miller
YA 345.7302 Mil
As I Descended
Robin Talley
YA FIC Tal
The Demon King
Cinda Williams Chima
YA FIC Chi
Atlantia: A Novel
Allyson Braithwaite Condie
YA FIC Con
The Fandom
Anna Day
YA FIC Day
Batman: Nightwalker
Marie Lu
YA FIC Lu
The Hazel Wood [Audiobook]
Melissa Albert, Rebecca Soler
YA FIC Alb
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor. Vol 01, Weapons Of Past Destruction
Cavan Scott, Blair Shedd, Rachael Stott
FIC Doc
The Thousandth Floor
Katharine McGee
YA FIC McG
Hostage Three
Nick Lake
YA FIC Lak
The Year We Were Famous
Carole Estby Dagg
YA FIC Dag
Kissing In America
Margo Rabb
YA FIC Rab
Timekeeper
Tara Sim
YA FIC Sim
Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie
FIC Rus
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, A True Story
Josh Sundquist
YA B Sun
On Two Feet And Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story Of Survival
Abbas Kazerooni
YA 955.054 Kaz
When Light Left Us
Leah Thomas
YA FIC Tho
Ouran High School Host Club. 01
Bisco Hatori, Gary Leach, Kenichiro Yagi
YA FIC Hat
Space : Visual Encyclopedia.
DK Publishing Inc.
J 520 Spa

Johan Harstad, Tara Chace
Description: In 2019, teens Mia, Antoine, and Midori are selected by lottery to join experienced astronauts on a NASA mission to the once top-secret moon base, DARLAH 2, while in a Florida nursing home, a former astronaut struggles to warn someone of the terrible danger there.
Call Number: YA FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Gloria Chao
Description: A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths--that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefersdancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy.
Call Number: YA FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2017
David Levithan
Description: Tricked by their parents into taking a trip to Italy together, two brothers--one in high school and the other recently graduated from college--reflect on the directions of their own lives and on the distance that has grown between them. Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, so it's no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together? Soon, though, their parents' perfect solution has become Danny and Elijah's nightmare as they're forced to spend countless hours together. But then Elijah meets Julia, and soon the brothers aren't together nearly as much. And then Julia meets Danny and soon all three of them are in a mixed-up, turned-around, never-what-you-expect world of brothers, Italy, and love. Are We There Yet? isn't about a place on a map, it's about a place in the heart. David Levithan has written a magical story of a journey definitely worth taking.
Call Number: YA FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Robin Talley
Description: Tapping a dark power to prevent the favorite candidate of a distinguished educational prize from winning, school power couple Maria and Lily unleash fatal energies that blur the lines between reality and madness.
Call Number: YA FIC Tal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Description: "Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above; however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Marie Lu
Description: The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list ... Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.
Call Number: YA FIC Lu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Cavan Scott, Blair Shedd, Rachael Stott
Description: Time Lord weaponry is being sold on the intergalactic black market, and only the Doctor and his companions stand a chance of stopping a new Time War.
Call Number: FIC Doc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Nick Lake
Description: Seventeen-year-old Amy, her father, and her stepmother becomes hostages when Somalian pirates seize their yacht, but although she builds a bond with one of her captors it becomes brutally clear that the price of life and its value are two very different things.
Call Number: YA FIC Lak
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Margo Rabb
Description: When she falls for a boy who moves to California without any warning, sixteen-year-old Eva and her best friend, Annie, set off on a road trip to the West Coast to see him again, confronting the complex truth about love along the way.
Call Number: YA FIC Rab
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Salman Rushdie
Description: The life of a man born at the moment of India's independence becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Booker Prize-winning novel.
Call Number: FIC Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Abbas Kazerooni
Description: Recounts the author's experiences fleeing Iran as a young boy during the Iran-Iraq war, and making his way on his own in the unfamiliar city of Istanbul in hopes of attaining a visa in England.
Call Number: YA 955.054 Kaz
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Bisco Hatori, Gary Leach, Kenichiro Yagi
Description: "In this screwball romantic comedy, a poor girl at a rich kids' school ends up working for the school's swankiest club--and gets mistaken for a boy!"--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Hat
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Claudia Gray
Description: "The reign of the Galactic Empire has reached the Outer Rim planet of Jelucan, where aristocratic Thane Kyrell and rural villager Ciena Ree bond over their love of flying. Enrolling at the Imperial Academy together to become fighter pilots for the glorious Empire is nothing less than a dream come true for the both of them. But Thane sours on the dream when he sees firsthand the horrific tactics the Empire uses to maintain its ironclad rule. Bitter and disillusioned, Thane joins the fledgling Rebellion--putting Ciena in an unbearable position to choose between her loyalty to the Empire and her love for the man she's known since childhood. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these friends turned foes find a way to be together, or will duty tear them--and the galaxy--apart?" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Brian Falkner
Description: In the year 2030, six teens who have been modified to look like the aliens who are battling for control of Earth go behind enemy lines and discover a shocking, secret alien project.
Call Number: YA FIC Fal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Sarah Elizabeth Miller
Description: Examines the Borden murders, using newspaper articles to recreate the events and the trial and acquittal of Lizzie Borden and exploring Lizzie's story to theorize on what may have happened.
Call Number: YA 345.7302 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Cinda Williams Chima
Description: Relates the intertwining fates of former street gang leader Han Alister and headstrong Princess Raisa, as Han takes possession of an amulet that once belonged to an evil wizard and Raisa uncovers a conspiracy in the Grey Wolf Court.
Call Number: YA FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Anna Day
Description: "Violet's in her element - cosplay at the ready, she can't wait to feel part of her favourite fandom: The Gallow's Dance, a mega-story and movie franchise. But at Comic Con, a freak accident transports Violet and her friends into the The Gallows Dance for real - and in the first five minutes, they've caused the death of the heroine. It's up to Violet to take her place, and play out the plot the way it was written. But stories have a life of their own ... "--Publisher's web site.
Call Number: YA FIC Day
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Melissa Albert, Rebecca Soler
Description: When Alice's grandmother, reclusive author of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies, Alice's mother is stolen by a figure claiming to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set.
Call Number: YA FIC Alb
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Katharine McGee
Description: A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there wants something... and everyone has something to lose. Leda is addicted to drugs she never should have tried, and a boy she never should have touched. Eris faces a betrayal that will tear her family apart. Rylin's job leads to a new romance and a new life-- at the cost of her old one. Watt is a tech genius hired to spy on an upper-floor girl, and caught in a web of lies. Avery is genetically designed to be perfect; she has it all-- except the one thing she can never have.
Call Number: YA FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Carole Estby Dagg
Description: A novel based on the true story of Clara Estby's walk across America with her mother Helga, to save their farm with the ten thousand dollars promised by a New York City publisher-- if they can do it in eight months.
Call Number: YA FIC Dag
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Tara Sim
Description: In an alternate 1875 England, seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny, aided by the boy he loves, must discover who is sabotaging the towers that control the flow of time and stop him or her before it is too late.
Call Number: YA FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Josh Sundquist
Description: Why was Paralympic ski racer and cancer survivor Josh Sundquist still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: what went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here: from the disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided 'grand gesture' at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places.--Excerpted from statement by Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA B Sun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
Leah Thomas
Description: When the Vasquez siblings' father left, there was an absence in their lives-- until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house. He shot hoops with Hank's hands. He showed Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to Milo. But when Luz left, he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Hank, Ana, and Milo question how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2018
DK Publishing Inc.
Description: Provides an exploration of space from the nearest planets of the solar system to far-off galaxies and examines the tools and techniques of space flight.
Call Number: J 520 Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
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100 books, 1 winner! Starting on May 22, PBS is putting on The Great American Read, encouraging people all across the country to vote on their favorite novels to decide what is the best book in the U.S. 

We've got all 100  here for you, in case you need to catch up on anything.

1984
George Orwell
FIC Orw
Swan Song
Robert R McCammon
FIC McC
A Confederacy Of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole
FIC Too
Tales Of The City
Armistead Maupin
FIC Mau
A Game Of Thrones
George R. R. Martin
FIC Mar
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain, Claude Lapointe
J FIC Twa
A Prayer For Owen Meany
John Irving
FIC Irv
The Alchemist [Large Print]
Paulo Coelho
LP FIC Coe
A Separate Peace
John Knowles
FIC Kno
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
YA FIC Zus
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn [Audiobook]
Betty Smith, Anna Fields
FIC Smi
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz
FIC Dia
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland ; And, Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll, Tan Lin, John Tenniel, Lewis Carroll
J FIC Car
The Call Of The Wild ; And, White Fang
Jack London
FIC Lon
Along Came A Spider [Audiobook]
James Patterson, Charles Turner (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Firm), Blackstone Audio
FIC Pat
The Catcher In The Rye
J. D. Salinger
FIC Sal
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
FIC Adi
The Clan Of The Cave Bear
Jean M Auel
FIC Aue
And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie
FIC Chr
The Coldest Winter Ever
Sister Souljah
FIC Sou
Anne Of Green Gables
L. M. Montgomery
J FIC Mon
The Color Purple
Alice Walker
FIC Wal
Another Country [Audiobook]
James Baldwin, Dion Graham
FIC Bal
The Count Of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Peter Washington
FIC Dum
Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
FIC Ran
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time [Audiobook]
Mark Haddon, Jeff Woodman
FIC Had
Beloved [Large Print]
Toni Morrison
LP FIC Mor
The Da Vinci Code [Large Print]
Dan Brown
LP FIC Bro
Bless Me, Ultima
Rudolfo A Anaya
FIC Ana
The Eye Of The World
Robert Jordan
FIC Jor
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
FIC Hel
The Giver [Large Print]
Lois Lowry
JLP FIC Low
Charlotte's Web [Audiobook]
E. B. White
J FIC Whi
The Godfather
Mario Puzo
FIC Puz
Crime And Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett
FIC Dos
The Grapes Of Wrath
John Steinbeck
FIC Ste
Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
FIC Cer
The Great Gatsby [Large Print]
F. Scott Fitzgerald
LP FIC Fit
Dune [Large Print]
Frank Herbert
LP FIC Her
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
FIC Atw
Fifty Shades Of Grey
E. L James
FIC Jam
The Help [Large Print]
Kathryn Stockett
LP FIC Sto
Flowers In The Attic
V. C. Andrews
FIC And
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Douglas Adams
FIC Ada
Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Philippe Munch
FIC She
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
YA FIC Col
Ghost [Audiobook]
Jason Reynolds, Guy Lockard, narrator
J FIC Rey
The Hunt For Red October
Tom Clancy
FIC Cla
Gilead
Marilynne Robinson
FIC Rob
The Intuitionist
Colson Whitehead
FIC Whi
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
FIC Fly
The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan
FIC Tan
Gone With The Wind
Margaret Mitchell
FIC Mit
The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
J FIC Lew
Great Expectations [Audiobook]
Charles Dickens, John Rafter Lee
FIC Dic
The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Katherine Woods
J FIC Sai
Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift, Michael Seidel
FIC Swi
The Lord Of The Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien
FIC Tol
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
J. K Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
J FIC Row
The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold
FIC Seb
Hatchet
Gary Paulsen
J FIC Pau
The Martian [Audiobook]
Andy Weir, R. C. Bray
FIC Wei
Heart Of Darkness
Joseph Conrad, J. H. Stape
FIC Con
The Notebook
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
FIC Ell
The Outsiders
S. E Hinton
YA FIC Hin
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë, New York Public Library
FIC Bro
The Picture Of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde, Tony Ross
FIC Wil
Jurassic Park
Michael Crichton
FIC Cri
The Pilgrim's Progress [Audiobook]
John Bunyan, Robert Whitfield
FIC Bun
Left Behind: A Novel Of The Earth's Last Days [Audiobook]
Tim LaHaye, Richard Ferrone, Jerry B Jenkins
FIC LaH
The Shack [Large Print]
William P Young
LP FIC You
Little Women [Audiobook]
Louisa May Alcott, Susie Berneis
FIC Alc
The Sirens Of Titan
Kurt Vonnegut
FIC Von
Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry
FIC McM
The Stand: The Complete And Uncut Edition
Stephen King
FIC Kin
Looking For Alaska
John Green
YA FIC Gre
The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway
FIC Hem
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Arthur Golden
FIC Gol
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston
FIC Hur
Moby Dick
Herman Melville
FIC Mel
Things Fall Apart [Audiobook]
Chinua Achebe, Peter Francis James
FIC Ach
One Hundred Years Of Solitude [Large Print]
Gabriel García Márquez
LP FIC Gar
This Present Darkness
Frank E Peretti
FIC Per
Outlander
Diana Gabaldon
FIC Gab
To Kill A Mockingbird [Large Print]
Harper Lee
LP FIC Lee
Pillars Of The Earth
Ken Follett
FIC Fol
Twilight
Stephenie Meyer
YA FIC Mey
Prelude To Foundation
Isaac Asimov
FIC Asi
War And Peace
Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Briggs
FIC Tol
Pride And Prejudice: An Annotated Edition
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
823.09 Aus
Watchers [Audiobook]
Dean R. Koontz, J Charles
FIC Koo
Ready Player One [Audiobook]
Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton
FIC Cli
Where The Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls
J FIC Raw
Rebecca
Daphne Du Maurier
FIC Du M
White Teeth
Zadie Smith
FIC Smi
Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse
FIC Hes
Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë
FIC Bro

George Orwell
Description: The novel depicts Smith's heroic search for an underground movement in revolt against the nightmare that is the State. He now works in the Ministry of Truth falsifying records.
Call Number: FIC Orw
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2013
John Kennedy Toole
Call Number: FIC Too
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
George R. R. Martin
Description: A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation". The cold is returning to Winterfell, where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime. A time of conflict has arisen in the Stark family, as they are pulled from the safety of their home into a whirlpool of tradedy, betrayal, assassination plots and counterplots. Each decision and action carries with it the potential for conflict as several prominent families, comprised of lords, ladies, soldiers, sorcerers, assassins and bastards, are pulled together in the most deadly game of all, the game of thrones.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
John Irving
Description: In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother. Owen Meany believes he didn't hit the ball by accident. He believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after 1953 is extraordinary and terrifying. He is Irving's most heartbreaking hero.
Call Number: FIC Irv
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 15, 2017
John Knowles
Description: Recalls with psychological insight the maturing of a 16-year-old student at a prepatory school during WWII. Looking back to his youth, the adult Gene Forrester reflects on his life as a student at Devon School in New Hampshire in 1942. Although he is an excellent student, he evies the athleticism and vitality of his friend Phineas, or Finny. unable to cope with this insecurity, Forrester causes Finny to break his leg, sabotaging his athletic career. When the incident is later examined in a mock trial, Finny runs away, reinjures himself, and dies during consequent surgery.
Call Number: FIC Kno
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Betty Smith, Anna Fields
Description: Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Lewis Carroll, Tan Lin, John Tenniel, Lewis Carroll
Description: A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.
Call Number: J FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
James Patterson, Charles Turner (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Firm), Blackstone Audio
Description: A little girl named Maggie Rose is missing, a family of three in Washington, DC, has been brutally murdered, a beautiful elementary school teacher has been killed, and a psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer has the police, FBI, and Secret Service outsmarted. Even after he's been captured. Gary Soneji wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the first female supervisor of the Secret Service, who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read. Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair at the worst possible time for both of them, because Gary Soneji is playing at the top of his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes occurs in Alex Cross' precinct. It happens under the noses of Jezzie Flanagan's men. Now Alex Cross must face the ultimate test: how do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath?
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Description: "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Adi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Agatha Christie
Description: One by one guests are being murdered on a mysterious island and those remaining realize the killer is among them.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
L. M. Montgomery
Description: Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Call Number: J FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
James Baldwin, Dion Graham
Description: Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, "Another country" is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime. In a small set of friends, Baldwin imbues the best and worst intentions of liberal America in the early 1970s.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Ayn Rand
Description: John Galt leads a strike of society's most effective and creative producers in an effort to collapse the collectivist social system in which they live.
Call Number: FIC Ran
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Toni Morrison
Description: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
Call Number: LP FIC Mor
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Rudolfo A Anaya
Description: Tony faces the daunting prospect of growing up amidst constant religious and cultural uncertainty. His mother is a devoted Catholic, but her influence is challenged by Ultima--a woman with magical healing powers. As Tony follows his own path toward adulthood, he relies on Ultima's wisdom. With her guidance, he is able to forge his unique identity.
Call Number: FIC Ana
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Joseph Heller
Description: Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy, a bombadier named Yossarian is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
E. B. White
Description: Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
Call Number: J FIC Whi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett
Call Number: FIC Dos
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
Description: The 17th century Spanish masterpiece, one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written and widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through 16th century Spain.
Call Number: FIC Cer
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Frank Herbert
Description: This Hugo and Nebula Award winner tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, the "spice of spices." Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence. The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium. Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, the adventures exciting.
Call Number: LP FIC Her
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
E. L James
Description: When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind -- until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
V. C. Andrews
Description: Chris, Cathy, and the twins are to be kept hidden until their grandfather dies so that their mother will receive a sizeable inheritance, however, years pass and terrifying things occur as the four children grow up in their one room prison.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Philippe Munch
Description: A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical background of the story.
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Jason Reynolds, Guy Lockard, narrator
Description: Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons, all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems, and running away from them, until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing their shots at life.
Call Number: J FIC Rey
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Marilynne Robinson
Description: In 1956, as a minister approaches the end of his life, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Gillian Flynn
Description: On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Call Number: FIC Fly
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Margaret Mitchell
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Charles Dickens, John Rafter Lee
Call Number: FIC Dic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Jonathan Swift, Michael Seidel
Description: The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses.
Call Number: FIC Swi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
J. K Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
Description: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Call Number: J FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Gary Paulsen
Description: After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
Call Number: J FIC Pau
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
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
Ralph Ellison
Description: A Black man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Charlotte Brontë, New York Public Library
Description: In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Michael Crichton
Description: On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening the park to the public, he invites three top scientists and his two grandchildren to experience the park. Their visit becomes frightening when the park's security system breaks down and the dinosaurs break free.
Call Number: FIC Cri
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Tim LaHaye, Richard Ferrone, Jerry B Jenkins
Call Number: FIC LaH
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Louisa May Alcott, Susie Berneis
Description: Based loosely on Louisa May Alcott's own upbringing, Little Women follows the lives of four sisters--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Each girl has a vision of what their ideal future will bring, though ultimately experiencing, as most young do, something completely different. Originally written as two volumes, the book was a great commercial success and is considered one of the most widely read American novels.
Call Number: FIC Alc
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Larry McMurtry
Description: A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember. Now a blockbuster television event.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
John Green
Description: Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Call Number: YA FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Arthur Golden
Description: A fisherman's daughter in 1930s Japan rises to become a famous geisha. After training, Sayuri's virginity is sold to the highest bidder, then the school finds her a general for a patron. When he dies, she is reunited with the only man she loved.
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Herman Melville
Description: A young seaman joins the crew of the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick.
Call Number: FIC Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Gabriel García Márquez
Description: The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.
Call Number: LP FIC Gar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Diana Gabaldon
Description: Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.
Call Number: FIC Gab
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Ken Follett
Description: In 12th-century England, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral signals the dawn of a new age. This majestic creation will bond clergy and kings, knights and peasants together in a story of toil, faith, ambition and rivalry.
Call Number: FIC Fol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Isaac Asimov
Description: When young Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor, he is unaware of the perilous politics that are brewing. After he presents his paper on psychohistory, he becomes the most wanted man in the Empire.
Call Number: FIC Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton
Description: Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune.
Call Number: FIC Cli
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Daphne Du Maurier
Description: After a brief courtship a young woman becomes the wife of an English aristocrat. The two are deeply in love, but the memory of Max's first wife, Rebecca, still lingers on at Manderley, their country mansion.
Call Number: FIC Du M
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Hermann Hesse
Description: A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself. He joins the Samanas, a band of wandering ascetics without possessions or earthly ties. His quest unfulfilled, he descends into a life of unbounded luxury and indulgence. Where is truth? Where will his soul find true ease? In denial? In decadence? Or in some truth far greater than himself, so simple, so close to him, yet so obvious that only clear eyes may see it?
Call Number: FIC Hes
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Robert R McCammon
Description: In a nightmarish, post-holocaust world, an ancient evil roams a devastated America, gathering the forces of human greed and madness, searching for a child named Swan who possesses the gift of life.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Armistead Maupin
Call Number: FIC Mau
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Mark Twain, Claude Lapointe
Description: The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical background of the story.
Call Number: J FIC Twa
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Paulo Coelho
Description: "An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within."--Summary from book.
Call Number: LP FIC Coe
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 20, 2018
Markus Zusak
Description: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Call Number: YA FIC Zus
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Junot Díaz
Description: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukœ-the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
Call Number: FIC Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Jack London
Description: Two classic tales of dogs, one part wolf and one a Saint Bernard/Scotch shepherd mix that becomes leader of a wolf pack, as they have adventures in the Yukon wilderness with both humans and other animals.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
J. D. Salinger
Description: A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?
Call Number: FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Jean M Auel
Description: The Clan of the cave bear is the first of Jean Auel's Earth's Children series. Ayla, a tall, blond, blue-eyed girl lost her family in an earthquake. She is nurtured and protected by some members of the Clan, but there are those who would cast her out because of her strange and threatening ways. Ayla's adventures 25,000 years ago include details of the world as it might have been.
Call Number: FIC Aue
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Sister Souljah
Description: After a black drug dealer goes to jail in Brooklyn, his ruthless 17-year-old daughter takes over his empire. A look at the mores and manners of the black underclass.
Call Number: FIC Sou
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Alice Walker
Description: Set in the period between the world wars, this novel tells of two sisters, their trials, and their survival.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Alexandre Dumas, Peter Washington
Description: "Sent to prison on a false accusation in 1815, Edmond Dantes escapes many years later and finds a treasure which he uses to exact his revenge."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Dum
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Mark Haddon, Jeff Woodman
Description: Despite his overhwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
Call Number: FIC Had
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Dan Brown
Description: While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci--clues visible for all to see--yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion--an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless power broker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret--and an explosive historical truth--will be lost forever.
Call Number: LP FIC Bro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Robert Jordan
Description: In the Second Age, the Dragon subdued the Dark One and his disciples in a mystical prison. The Third Age has begun and the Dragon is gone, but reborn in a boy who doesn't yet know his supreme calling. Time is precious, for the prison decays and the Dark One will soon work his evil. Only the boy can stop him. From his prison, the Dark One wills his warriors to destroy the boy's village. But Moiraine, a servant of the Dragon, comes with her Protector. They fight off the warriors and whisk the boy away. He's destined for Tar-Valon, the island city of the Aes Sedai, where he'll discover his power. Can the Dark One stop his journey?
Call Number: FIC Jor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Lois Lowry
Description: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Call Number: JLP FIC Low
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Mario Puzo
Description: A searing novel of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and the powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor that was passed on from father to son. With its themes of the seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and family allegiance, it resonated with millions of readers across the world-and became the definitive novel of the virile, violent subculture that remains steeped in intrigue, in controversy, and in our collective consciousness.
Call Number: FIC Puz
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
John Steinbeck
Description: First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Description: On Long Island in the early 1920s the mysterious Jay Gatsby tries to rekindle his romance with Daisy, a young woman who has married another man, the wealthy and cruel Tom Buchanan.
Call Number: LP FIC Fit
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 24, 2018
Margaret Atwood
Description: Set in the Republic of Gilead, the former United States, during the late twentieth century. The declining birth rates caused by the effects of nuclear fallout and the AIDS epidemic result in a new social structure where all young women who can bear healthy children, are allocated to powerful regime men. This is the story of one of these young women.
Call Number: FIC Atw
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2016
Kathryn Stockett
Description: Seemingly as different from one another as can be, three women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
Call Number: LP FIC Sto
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Douglas Adams
Description: Arthur Dent, a refugee from the late planet Earth and his pal from the planet Betelgeuse, Ford Prefect, thumb their way thru comic misadventures throughout the Universe.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Suzanne Collins
Description: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Call Number: YA FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Tom Clancy
Description: A race between the Soviet and American fleets to find an errant Russian submarine.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Colson Whitehead
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Amy Tan
Description: Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who is telling the story. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died, and her daughter has come to take her place, only to learn of her mother's lifelong wish and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation of this secret unleashes an urgent need among the women to reach back and remember.
Call Number: FIC Tan
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
Description: Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Call Number: J FIC Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Katherine Woods
Description: An aviator, whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert, encounters a little man from a small planet who describes his adventures in the universe, seeking the secret of what is really important in life.
Call Number: J FIC Sai
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
J. R. R. Tolkien
Description: Presents the epic depicting the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle-earth, following the odyssey of Frodo the hobbit and his companions on a quest to destroy the Ring of Power.
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Alice Sebold
Description: This is the tale of family, memory, love, and living told by 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who is already in heaven. Through the voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and builds out of her family's grief a hopeful and joyful story.
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Andy Weir, R. C. Bray
Description: Mark Watney was nearly killed by a dust storm on Mars and was abandoned by his crew who thought him dead. Now he's all alone with no way of letting Earth know he's alive, which doesn't matter because his supplies would run out before they'd get there. Either way, the environment or human error will likely kill him first. Not giving in, Mark works to survive, battling obstacle after obstacle, but will it be enough?
Call Number: FIC Wei
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Nicholas Sparks
Description: Scenes from the past and a collection of intensely personal letters tell the story of a long married couple now confined to a nursing home.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
S. E Hinton
Description: The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.
Call Number: YA FIC Hin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Oscar Wilde, Tony Ross
Description: An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption. Illustrated sidebar notes provide historical background to the text.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
John Bunyan, Robert Whitfield
Call Number: FIC Bun
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
William P Young
Description: Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him.
Call Number: LP FIC You
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Kurt Vonnegut
Call Number: FIC Von
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Stephen King
Description: Imagine America devastated by a vast killer plague and the group of men and women coming together to make a last stand against it.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Ernest Hemingway
Description: The story of a group of Americans and English on a sojourn from Paris to Paloma, evokes in poignant detail, life among the expatriates on Paris's Left Bank, during the 1920s and conveys in brutally realistic descriptions the power and danger of bullfighting in Spain.
Call Number: FIC Hem
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Zora Neale Hurston
Description: Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance.
Call Number: FIC Hur
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Chinua Achebe, Peter Francis James
Description: Okonkwo is a great warrior and one of the powerful men in his village. When white missionaries and government bureaucrats threaten their tribal customs, he takes violent action.
Call Number: FIC Ach
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Frank E Peretti
Description: Ashton is just a typical small town. But when reporter Marshall Hogan and pastor Hank Busche begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous plot to subjugate the townspeople -- and eventurally the entire human race.
Call Number: FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Harper Lee
Description: Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer Atticus, has just started school; but her carefree days come to an end when a black man in town is accused of raping a white woman, and her father is the only man willing to defend him.
Call Number: LP FIC Lee
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Stephenie Meyer
Description: When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Call Number: YA FIC Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Briggs
Description: The monumental Russian classic reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War.
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Dean R. Koontz, J Charles
Description: From a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose.
Call Number: FIC Koo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Wilson Rawls
Description: A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.
Call Number: J FIC Raw
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Zadie Smith
Description: The story of two North London families - one headed by Archie, the other by Archie's best friend, a Muslim Bengali named Samad Iqbal. Pals since they served together in World War II, Archie and Samad are a decidely unlikely pair.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
Emily Brontë
Description: A story of love turning in on itself and the violence and misery that result from thwarted longing.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2018
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Adulting: How To Become A Grown-up In 468 Easy(ish) Steps
Kelly Williams Brown
817 Bro
Love Is A Mix Tape: Life And Loss, One Song At A Time
Rob Sheffield
B She
Better Than Before: Mastering The Habits Of Our Everyday Lives [E-book]
Gretchen Rubin
Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without A Date
Katie Heaney
302 Hea
Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By And Get Your Financial Life Together
Erin Lowry
332.024 Low
People Are Unappealing: True Stories Of Our Collective Capacity To Irritate And Annoy
Sara Barron
B Bar
Daring Greatly: How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent, And Lead
Brené Brown
158 Bro
Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking [E-book]
Susan Cain
Girls In White Dresses
Jennifer Close
FIC Clo
The Accidental Adult: Essays And Advice For The Reluctantly Responsible And Marginally Marture
Colin Sokolowski
305.24 Sok
Hyperbole And A Half
Allie Brosh
817 Bro
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
I Totally Meant To Do That
Jane Borden
817 Bor
The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter And How To Make The Most Of Them Now
Meg Jay
155.65 Jay
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling
817 Kal
The Marriage Plot [Audiobook]
Jeffrey Eugenides, David Pittu, Macmillan Audio (Firm)
FIC Eug
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir [Audiobook]
Jenny Lawson
B Law
The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, And Build A Life That Matters
Smiley Poswolsky
650.1 Pos
Letters To A Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke, Franz Xaver Kappus, Joan M Burnham
836 Ril
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
Milan Kundera, Michael Henry Heim
FIC Kun
Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
FIC Alc
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice On Love And Life From Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed
070.444 Str
Lost In The Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book
Walker Percy
818 Per
You Are A Bad Ass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life
Jen Sincero
158.1 Sin

Kelly Williams Brown
Call Number: 817 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Gretchen Rubin
Description: Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. She illustrates the core principles of habit formation with strategies that she uses herself and tests out on others. Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach.--Excepted from statement provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Mar 30, 2018
Erin Lowry
Description: If you're a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it's easy to get freaked out by finances. But you're not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. It's time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide. Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass.
Call Number: 332.024 Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2018
Brené Brown
Description: Based on twelve years of research, thought leader Dr. Brené Brown argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.
Call Number: 158 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Jennifer Close
Description: Tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love—all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers. Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she’s on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he’ll never love Mary quite as much. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won’t fall for the sleazy bartender—a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep.
Call Number: FIC Clo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Allie Brosh
Description: Collects autobiographical, illustrated essays and cartoons from the author's popular blog and related new material that humorously and candidly deals with her own idiosyncrasies and battles with depression.
Call Number: 817 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 19, 2016
Jane Borden
Description: This transplanted debutante from North Carolina figures out how to make it in New York City.
Call Number: 817 Bor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Mindy Kaling
Description: Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies.
Call Number: 817 Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 28, 2018
Jenny Lawson
Description: Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's pretend this never happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.
Call Number: B Law
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Rainer Maria Rilke, Franz Xaver Kappus, Joan M Burnham
Call Number: 836 Ril
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Louisa May Alcott
Description: Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
Call Number: FIC Alc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 28, 2018
Walker Percy
Call Number: 818 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Rob Sheffield
Call Number: B She
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Katie Heaney
Description: "I would like to tell you about a theory I've developed about a certain brand of people I like to call 'lighthouses.' Lighthouse people are beacons that call all the cute sailors in ships back to land, beckoning them in toward the light. Lighthouse people are magnetic and luminescent. I am not a lighthouse." So begins Katie Heaney's memoir of her years spent looking for love, but never quite finding it. By age 25, equipped with a college degree, a load of friends, and a happy family life, she still has never had a boyfriend, and she's barely even been on a second date. Throughout this book, you will meet Katie's loyal group of girlfriends, as well as a whole roster of Katie's crushes. And you will get to know Katie herself. Funny, relatable, and inspiring, this is a memoir for anyone who has ever struggled to find love, but has also had a fair amount of fun in the process--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 302 Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Sara Barron
Call Number: B Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Susan Cain
Description: Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Mar 30, 2018
Colin Sokolowski
Description: The author blends a narrative of his life-in-transition with how-to advice on surviving the move from bar-hopping swinging single to baby-burping pot-bellied parent, in a book that covers everything from work to buying a home to parenthood to keeping in touch with your inner child.
Call Number: 305.24 Sok
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
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: Mar 30, 2018
Meg Jay
Description: Describes why the twenties can be the most defining decade of adulthood and offers tips on making the most of work and relationships during this still-formative time in a person's life.
Call Number: 155.65 Jay
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Jeffrey Eugenides, David Pittu, Macmillan Audio (Firm)
Description: Madeleine Hanna was the dutiful English major who didn't get the memo. While everyone else in the early 1980s was reading Derrida, she was happily absorbed with Jane Austen and George Eliot. But now, in the spring of her senior year, Madeleine has enrolled in a semiotics course to see what all the fuss is about, and, for reasons that have nothing to do with school, life and literature will never be the same.
Call Number: FIC Eug
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Smiley Poswolsky
Description: After realizing that his well-paying, prestigious job was actually making him miserable, Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky started asking these big questions: How do you actually find meaning in the workplace? How do you find work that makes your heart sing, creates impact, and pays your rent? Smiley provides fresh, honest, counterintuitive, and inspiring career advice for anyone stuck in a quarter-life crisis (or third-life crisis), trying to figure out what to do with their lives. He shares the stories of twenty- and thirty-somethings who are discovering how to work with purpose (and still pay the bills). With practical exercises and advice, this book is for career changers and anyone passionate about getting unstuck, pursuing work that matters, and changing the world--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 650.1 Pos
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Milan Kundera, Michael Henry Heim
Description: A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon, a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals--while her other lover, earnest, faithful, and good, stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities. In a world where lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and fortuitous events, and everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. Hence we feel "the unbearable lightness of being."
Call Number: FIC Kun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Cheryl Strayed
Description: "Tiny Beautiful Things" brings the best of Cheryl Strayed's published and never-before-published online columns in one place and includes a new introduction by Steve Almond.
Call Number: 070.444 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
Jen Sincero
Description: "The self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it"--Back cover.
Call Number: 158.1 Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 26, 2018
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Gardening 101

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Spring has sprung! Now is the time to start plotting your gardens, put things on the ground, get to know the earth again. Check out these great books and garden inspired stories to get in the mood to garden.

101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-Friendly Solutions To Improve Any Garden
Shawna Coronado
635 Cor
Planting In A Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities For Resilient Landscapes
Thomas Rainer, Claudia West
712 Rai
A Peaceful Garden
Lucy London, Christa Pierce
E Lon
Plants From Pits: Pots Of Plants For The Whole Family To Enjoy
Holly Farrell
635 Far
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants And Places That Inspired The Classic Children's Tales
Marta McDowell
712.6094 McD
Rebecca's Garden: Volume 1, Basic Gardening [DVD]
Rebecca Kolls, Hearst-Argyle Television Productions, Starlight Home Entertainment (Firm), NBC Home Video (Firm)
635.9 Reb v.1
Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship In The Gardens Of Kyoto
Leslie Buck
635.092 Buc
Sowing Beauty: Designing Flowering Meadows From Seed
James Hitchmough
635.9676 Hit
Fresh Food From Small Spaces: The Square Inch Gardener's Guide To Year-round Growing, Fermenting, And Sprouting
R. J Ruppenthal
635 Rup
Straw Bale Gardening
John H. Tullock
635 Tul
Greenfingers [DVD]
Joel Hershman, Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, David Kelly, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Comedy
Succulents: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing, Designing, And Growing 200 Easy-care Plants
Robin Stockwell, Kathleen Norris Brenzel
635.9525 Sto
Grow For Flavor
James Wong, Jason Ingram (Photographer), Tobatron
635 Won
The Backyard Parables: Lessons On Gardening, And Life [Large Print]
Margaret Roach
LP 635 Roa
Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants
Stefani Bittner, Alethea Harampolis
641.657 Bit
The Children's Garden: Growing Food In The City
Carole Lexa Schaefer, Pierr Morgan
E Sch
How To Grow Anything: Food Gardening For Everyone
Melinda Myers, Teaching Company
KIT 635 Mye
The Flower-Powered Garden: Supercharge Your Borders And Containers With Bold, Colourful Plant Combinations
Andy Vernon
635.9 Ver
Midwestern Native Shrubs And Trees: Gardening Alternatives To Nonnative Species : An Illustrated Guide
Charlotte Adelman, Bernard L. Schwartz
635.9517 Ade
The Queen's Garden [DVD]
Daniel Stewart (Narrator), PBS Distribution (Firm)
712.60942 Que
Plant, Cook, Eat!: A Children's Cookbook
Joe Archer, Caroline Craig
J 641.65 Arc

Shawna Coronado
Description: Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens. The word "hack" has a multitude of meanings these days, but garden author Shawna Coronado will tell you that a hack is really just a great idea that's come to life. In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to "upcycle" everyday items in your garden. Every hack is completely organic and environmentally friendly. Each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it so you can improve your garden and promote green living values right at home.
Call Number: 635 Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Lucy London, Christa Pierce
Description: To grow a peaceful garden, wait for the last frost (just kiss the cold good-bye!). Now dig yourself a patch. From choosing seeds and digging holes to watering the plants and giving them sunlight, A Peaceful Garden shows readers just what a garden needs to grow, with two cats as guides.
Call Number: E Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Marta McDowell
Description: Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter's love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener's biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her, including her home Hill Top Farm in England's Lake District. Next, the reader follows Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler's guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter's gardens today.
Call Number: 712.6094 McD
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Leslie Buck
Call Number: 635.092 Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
R. J Ruppenthal
Call Number: 635 Rup
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Joel Hershman, Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, David Kelly, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Description: When British convict Colin is placed in an experimental program to finish his prison sentence, all he wants is peace. But after his wise elderly roommate introduces him to gardening, Colin uncovers a surprising talent and passion for plants.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
James Wong, Jason Ingram (Photographer), Tobatron
Description: Gardeners can be disappointed by the insipid flavor of the vegetables and fruit that they have so carefully nurtured. The problem, according to botanist James Wong, is that many conventional gardening practices are based on pure myth or faulty science. They create bumper crops at the expense of flavor and nutrition. It doesn't have to be that way. After trial and error of cutting-edge horticultural techniques and extensive review of more than 2,000 journal papers from around the globe, Wong turns the tables on old-school advice with a radical new system that transforms the flavor and nutrition of homegrown produce.
Call Number: 635 Won
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Stefani Bittner, Alethea Harampolis
Description: You can make your garden more productive by discovering the often overlooked usefulness of petals, leaves, roots, seeds and fruits as teas, dyes, floral arrangements, and so much more. Bittner has arranged the book according to the growing seasons, so that you have ideas the whole year round.
Call Number: 641.657 Bit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Melinda Myers, Teaching Company
Call Number: KIT 635 Mye
Format: Kit
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Charlotte Adelman, Bernard L. Schwartz
Call Number: 635.9517 Ade
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Joe Archer, Caroline Craig
Description: For beginners and green-thumbed foodies, this unusually all-inclusive garden-to-kitchen cookbook is part lesson in gardening and part collection of healthy, delicious, kid-friendly recipes.
Call Number: J 641.65 Arc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Thomas Rainer, Claudia West
Description: An "alternative to traditional horticulture: designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse."--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: 712 Rai
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Holly Farrell
Description: What do avocados, apples, mangos and tomatoes have in common? The answer is that they can all be grown at home, for free, from pits that you would otherwise throw into the recycling bin. Plants from Pits shows you how to grow a range of fruit and vegetables, indoors and out, with minimum equipment and experience. This complete guide covers everything from the science of how plants grow to how to deal with pests and other problems. Find out what to grow, what to grow it in and when and where to grow it for the best results.
Call Number: 635 Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Rebecca Kolls, Hearst-Argyle Television Productions, Starlight Home Entertainment (Firm), NBC Home Video (Firm)
Description: A compilation of segments on basic gardening from the TV show Rebecca's garden.
Call Number: 635.9 Reb v.1
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
James Hitchmough
Description: Sowing Beauty describes a revolutionary way to create beautiful, ecologically based plantings. James Hitchmough shows how to create seed mixtures that, once sown, require only simple-low-intensity maintenance to mature into stable communities. For anyone interested in a naturalistic landscape, the techniques detailed in this work are the next frontier.--From cover.
Call Number: 635.9676 Hit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
John H. Tullock
Description: If you don't have a large yard in which to grow crops, you can grow your own fresh and nutritious vegetables with an inexpensive, space-saving straw bale garden. Shows you the ins and outs of growing a garden in bales of straw, from planning and constructing it to fertilizing and dealing with potential pests.
Call Number: 635 Tul
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Robin Stockwell, Kathleen Norris Brenzel
Description: From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements.
Call Number: 635.9525 Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Margaret Roach
Description: Margaret Roach has harvested thirty years of backyard parables - deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper - and distilled them in this memoir. After ruminating on the bigger picture in And I Shall Have Some Peace There, Roach returns to the garden and uses her fundamental understanding of the natural world, philosophy, and life to explore the ways that gardening saved and instructed her.
Call Number: LP 635 Roa
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Carole Lexa Schaefer, Pierr Morgan
Description: Youngsters explore the sights, smells, sensations, and tastes of growing their own food in a community garden. Story based on the Children's Garden in Seattle.
Call Number: E Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Andy Vernon
Call Number: 635.9 Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Daniel Stewart (Narrator), PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.
Call Number: 712.60942 Que
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
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Travel & Wanderlust

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Planning a voyage or simply desk dreaming about your next trek? Get helpful tips and inspiration to fuel your wanderlust by visiting your library!

Abroad At Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences In North America.
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
917.3 Abr
South Dakota
Ann Heinrichs, Matt Kania
J 917.83 Hei
Andy Steves' Europe: City-Hopping On A Budget
Andy Steves, Rick Steves
914 Ste
The Cities Book: A Journey Through 86 Of The World's Greatest Cities
Heather Carswell, Livi Gosling, Tom Woolley
J 910.91 Cit
Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2017
Douglas Ward, Berlitz Publishing Company
910.45 Ber 2017
The Complete Guide To The National Park Lodges
David Logan Scott, Kay Woelfel Scott
917.3 Sco 2015
Best Outdoor Adventures Near Minneapolis And Saint Paul: A Guide To The Area's Greatest Hiking, Paddling, And Cycling
Joe Baur, David Baur, Steve Johnson
917.7657 Bau
The Klingon Empire
Dayton Ward, Livio Ramondelli, Peter Markowski
791.4572 War
Camping Minnesota: A Comprehensive Guide To Public Tent And RV Campgrounds
Amy C. Rea
917.76 Rea
The Solo Travel Handbook: Practical Tips And Inspiration For A Safe, Fun And Fearless Trip
Sarah Reid, Daniel Fahey
910.202 Rei
Family Guide: Florida
Shobhna Iyer, Sushmita Ghosh, DK Publishing
917.59 Fam 2017
The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country In The World
Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
910.202 Tra 2016
Fodor's Essential Ireland
Paul Clements, Alannah Hopkin, Anto Howard, Fodor's Travel (Firm)
914.15 Fod 2017
The Unofficial Guide To Disneyland 2018
Seth Kubersky, Bob Sehlinger, Len Testa, Guy Selga
917.9496 Uno 2018
Frommer's Easyguide To Washington, D.C. 2018
Elise Ford
917.53 Fro 2018
The World: A Traveller's Guide To The Planet
Will Gourlay, Penny Cordner, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
910.202 Wor
How To Travel The World On $50 A Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter
Matt. Kepnes
910.202 Kep 2015
Traveling Trivia Minnesota Edition: Volume 1 [Audiobook]
030 Tra
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.: The Most Amazing Sights, Scenes, And Cool Activities From Coast To Coast
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
J 917.3 Nat
Ultimate Journeys For Two: Extraordinary Destinations On Every Continent
Mike Howard, Anne Howard
910.2 How
Novel Destinations: A Travel Guide To Literary Landmarks From Jane Austen's Bath To Ernest Hemingway's Key West
Shannon McKenna Schmidt, Joni Rendon, Matthew Pearl
823.09 Sch 2017
Ultimate Travel: Our List Of The 500 Best Places To See... Ranked
Karyn Noble, Ross Taylor, Nick Mee, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
910.202 Ult
Off The Beaten Path: A Travel Guide To More Than 1,000 Scenic And Interesting Places Still Uncrowded And Inviting.
Reader's Digest Association
917.3 Off 2009
Vacation On Location, Midwest
Joey Green
791.4302 Gre
Rving
Brent Peterson (Editor), April Maher
796.79 Pet 2018

National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: You can experience hundreds of destinations and cultures across the globe without ever leaving North America. You will discover old-country neighborhoods, authentic international restaurants, foreign festivals, unique markets and bazaars, pockets of foreign culture, and landscapes that resemble foreign destinations.
Call Number: 917.3 Abr
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Andy Steves, Rick Steves
Description: This book picks up where crowdsourcing leaves off, covering the flashpacker skills you need for spur-of-the-moment trips to Europe’s top destinations. Book cheap flights online, find rooms at AirBnB, and catch a ride with Uber. Head to the most popular hostels for a ready-made, real-life social network. Learn which cities match your interests and which can be easily combined for a longer trip.
Call Number: 914 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Douglas Ward, Berlitz Publishing Company
Description: All reviews are completely independent and include reviews of 275 cruise ships; tips on getting the best value for money; details that the brochures don't include; internationally recognized ratings system; expert advice for solo travelers, honeymooners, seniors, families and the physically challenged; all about the cuisine and dining choices available; where to find the best spa and wellness facilities; comparing the major cruise lines; comparing the smaller cruise lines.--From publisher's description.
Call Number: 910.45 Ber 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Joe Baur, David Baur, Steve Johnson
Description: Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike, paddle, or bike ride? Here are forty of the best hikes, paddles, and bike routes within an hour's drive of the Twin Cities area. Includes activities suited to every ability, trail details, canine compatibility, local lore and points of interest, and eatery suggestions.
Call Number: 917.7657 Bau
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Amy C. Rea
Description: This comprehensive guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more than 300 public campgrounds throughout Minnesota's widely varied scenery. Includes campground locations, facilities and hookups, fees and reservations, GPS coordinates for each campground, recreational activities, and easy-to-use maps and charts to choose the perfect site.
Call Number: 917.76 Rea
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Shobhna Iyer, Sushmita Ghosh, DK Publishing
Description: Highlights the best family-friendly attractions, amusements, shopping centers, and events each region of Florida has to offer, and features educational facts and quizzes for children.
Call Number: 917.59 Fam 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Paul Clements, Alannah Hopkin, Anto Howard, Fodor's Travel (Firm)
Description: Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. With an array of photographs, this book deftly guides the traveler through all the sights and experiences--from Connemara to Georgian Dublin to pub culture to Irish dance--that make the Emerald Isle one of Europe's most popular destinations.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 914.15 Fod 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Elise Ford
Description: "Washington, DC can be an overwhelming destination for visitors. With so many museums, so many historic sights, so many working government buildings to see--not to mention its scintillating foodie and nightlife scenes--just coming up with a plan can be stressful. That's where Frommer's comes in. We've hired local journalist Elise Hartman Ford (a noted expert who has written for the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and countless other publications) to give you the advice and details you need to create the right vacation for you. These include strategies for seeing the iconic sights without fighting the crowds; places that only locals know about; and smart itineraries so you can make the most of your time in the city. The book includes: -Dozens of maps, including a handy fold-out map of the city and its underground train system to help you make the most efficient (and fun) use of your time in the Capitol - Exact pricing and public transportation information for every listing in the book, so there's never any guessing - Opinionated reviews which tell you which attractions are worth your time, and which will only be of interest to some visitors - Star ratings, that take value into account, and will help you find the right hotels, restaurants, nightspots and shops for you, in all price ranges - Fun-to-follow, self-guided walking tours of DC's most intriguing neighborhoods -16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs, at the front of the book, plus black and white photos throughout."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 917.53 Fro 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Matt. Kepnes
Description: For over half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has used his travel blog to teach readers how to travel the world on the cheap. Arguing that traditional travel media lies, Matt cuts through the myth that travel is expensive. In the new edition of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matt reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel that you won't find anywhere else with over 100 new pages of updated content. Traditional media shows you expensive hotels, resorts, cruises, and packages because that's what makes them money. They make you believe you have to spend money on travel. This book will show you why that is a lie and how to use the system against itself to gain free flights, hotel rooms, find alternative accommodation, get into attractions for free, websites to find the best deals, and as well as detailed costs and saving tips for destinations around the world.
Call Number: 910.202 Kep 2015
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: Presents a guide to America's national parks, including tips on exploration, information about animals, and fun facts.
Call Number: J 917.3 Nat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Shannon McKenna Schmidt, Joni Rendon, Matthew Pearl
Description: "Follow in the footsteps of much loved authors, discover the landscapes that sparked their imaginations, and learn behind-the-scenes stories in this expanded and completely updated second edition of Novel Destinations. Across more than 500 literary locales in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, experience famous authors' homes, book festivals, literary walking tours, lodgings, restaurants, bars for bibliophiles, and much more."--page 4 of cover
Call Number: 823.09 Sch 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Reader's Digest Association
Call Number: 917.3 Off 2009
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Brent Peterson (Editor), April Maher
Description: When you travel in an RV, you enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of home while you see the world. This helpful guide gives you everything you need to know: Advice on taking successful test-drives, negotiating price and options, and getting insurance ; A primer on operating and maintaining you RV's electrical, plumbing, and LP systems. Troubleshooting tips for dealing with inclement weather, accidents, breakdowns, and other potential pitfalls.
Call Number: 796.79 Pet 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Ann Heinrichs, Matt Kania
Description: "From Crazy Horse Memorial to the colorful rocks in Badlands National Park, there's lots to see and do in South Dakota! Additional features include maps on each spread, state symbols, famous people, fact bubbles, and informative captions that highlight some of the things that make South Dakota special."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: J 917.83 Hei
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Heather Carswell, Livi Gosling, Tom Woolley
Description: "This book is jam-packed with pictures, facts, and stats about a host of incredible cities-- from Auckland, Beijing, and Copenhagen all the way to Zanzibar Town"--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: J 910.91 Cit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
David Logan Scott, Kay Woelfel Scott
Description: Offers a guide to lodges managed by the National Park Service, providing information on accommodations, restaurants, reservations, rates, and location.
Call Number: 917.3 Sco 2015
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Dayton Ward, Livio Ramondelli, Peter Markowski
Description: Nuqneh! Bored of standard vacations to places like Wrigley's Pleasure Planet? This guide to the vast Klingon Empire will help you plan, enjoy, and survive your trip to the very heart of Klingon territory. You'll get a overview of Klingon history; tips on what to wear; and a glossary of important phrases. From finding the best place of eating gagh blood worms to what to do if you're challenged to a bat'leth battle to the death, here is the information every tourist needs to know.
Call Number: 791.4572 War
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Sarah Reid, Daniel Fahey
Description: Don't let the idea of travelling alone stop you from living out your dreams. Packed with tips and advice for before and during your travels, The Solo Travel Handbook gives you the confidence and know-how to explore the world on your own, whether you're planning a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or short city break. Developed with Lonely Planet's expert travel writers, it explains how and why individual travel is such a valuable and rewarding experience.
Call Number: 910.202 Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Description: A pictorial guide to travel around the world features 850 full-color photographs and descriptions of 230 countries, all organized alphabetically for easy access, along with key facts, maps, cultural insights, and travel tips for each nation.
Call Number: 910.202 Tra 2016
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Seth Kubersky, Bob Sehlinger, Len Testa, Guy Selga
Description: This guidebook to your Disneyland vacation includes insider tips that save you time and money. There is a dining chapter with detailed reviews of more than 60 restaurants, including all full-service restaurants at the Disney hotels, theme parks, and Downtown Disney. More than 80 Disneyland Resort and Anaheim hotels are rated and ranked, along with proven strategies for getting the best rate. Up-to-date information is included on Universal Studios, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, including a preview of the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Park. Each attraction is described in detail and rated by age group based on a survey of more than 21,000 families.
Call Number: 917.9496 Uno 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Will Gourlay, Penny Cordner, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Description: We've distilled 40 years of travel know-how into the first guidebook to our entire planet. In this ultimate A to Z, every country has a detailed map, essential facts, inspirational images and its mustsee highlights. Discover the highlights of 221 countries in color, explore your interests, plan itineraries and find out how to get around, Our authors share travel secrets and local insights, Includes 228 maps, 700 images and 1595 highlights.--Excerpted from statement from publisher's web site.
Call Number: 910.202 Wor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Description: "The game is simple. We'll ask a series of questions and all you have to do is beat us to the answer! After each is read, there is a brief pause followed by a warning sound just before we reveal the answer. Each CD contains hundreds of questions. Be the first to yell the answer out loud, keep track of points, or just play for fun! Play by yourself or with a whole bus load!"--Traveling Trivia website.
Call Number: 030 Tra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Mike Howard, Anne Howard
Description: Mike and Anne Howard--founders of their travel blog HoneyTrek--whisk you away to journeys of a lifetime. Drawing on their experience traveling together across seven continents, they curate the globe and offer tested-and-approved recommendations for intrepid couples, bringing culture, adventure, and romance to any couple--no matter their age or budget. Chapters are organized by type of destination (such as beaches, mountains, and deserts,) to help travelers discover new places and experiences based on their interests. They reveal the best time to visit, the best places to stay, and recommended activities--each with their own adventure rating to illustrate level of intensity. Also includes funny and insightful stories from their own adventures, expert advice from other traveling couples, and tips to increase the romance and excitement at each destination. This book is a resource and inspiration for a lifetime of travel.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 910.2 How
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Karyn Noble, Ross Taylor, Nick Mee, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Description: "This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet's global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you'll ever need. This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off your travel list,"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 910.202 Ult
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 7, 2018
Joey Green
Description: Step into your favorite movie with this guidebook. Detailed, chronological, scene-by-scene breakdowns, with addresses and maps will help you visit sites in the Midwest where popular films were shot.
Call Number: 791.4302 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2017
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Superb Owls

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Did you know there are around 200 different species of owl? Or that  a group of owls is called a parliament? 

Check out these books and DVDs to learn more about the awesome and suberb owl.

Birding By Ear: Eastern/Central A Guide To Bird-Song Identification [Audiobook]
Richard K Walton, Robert W Lawson, Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology, Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics
598.2 Wal
Owls: Whoo Are They?
Kila Jarvis, D. W. Holt, Leslie Leroux, Courtney Couch
J 598.97 Jar
Eva's Treetop Festival
Rebecca Elliott
J FIC Ell
The Capture [Audiobook]
Kathryn Lasky, Pamela Garelick
J FIC Las
Hoot
Carl Hiaasen
YA FIC Hia
The Enigma Of The Owl: An Illustrated Natural History
Mike Unwin, David Tipling, Tony Angell
598.97 Unw
Intriguing Owls: Exceptional Images And Insight
Stan Tekiela, Sandy Livoti
598.97 Tek
The House Of Owls
Tony Angell, Robert Michael Pyle
598.97 Ang
Magic Of The Snowy Owl [DVD]
Chris Morgan, Matt Hamilton, Fergus Beeley, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Terra Mater Factual Studios)
598.97 Mag
The Mysterious Woods Of Whistle Root
Christopher Pennell, Rebecca Bond
J FIC Pen
Owl At Home
Arnold Lobel
Ei Lob
The Mystery Of The Screech Owl
Gertrude Chandler Warner, Hodges Soileau
J FIC War
Owl Babies
Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson
E Wad
The Owl Keeper
Chris Brodien-Jones
J FIC Bro
Owl Moon
Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr
E Yol
The Owl Who Liked Sitting On Caesar: Living With A Tawny Owl
Martin Windrow, Christa Hook
598.97 Win
Owl Power [DVD]
Paul Christie, Lucy Smith, PBS Distribution (Firm), Thirteen Productions, BBC Productions
598.97 Owl
The Owls Of Gloucester
Edward Marston
FIC Mar
Owls Aren't Wise And Bats Aren't Blind: A Naturalist Debunks Our Favorite Fallacies About Wildlife
Warner Shedd
591.5 She
There's An Owl In The Shower [Audiobook]
Jean Craighead George, Ed Sala, LLC Recorded Books
J FIC Geo
Owls Of The North: A Naturalist's Handbook
David R Benson
598.97 Ben
Urban Sketching: Drawing Birds [DVD]
Marc Taro Holmes
741.2 Urb
Owls Well That Ends Well [Audiobook]
Donna Andrews, Bernadette Dunne
FIC And
Wesley The Owl: The Remarkable Love Story Of An Owl And His Girl [Audiobook]
Stacey O'Brien, Renée Raudman
598.97 OBr
Owls: Art, Legend, History
Elena Cenzato, Fabio Santopietro
704.9432 Cen

Richard K Walton, Robert W Lawson, Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology, Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics
Description: Designed to help listeners recognize 86 birds of eastern and central North America by their songs and calls. Points out exactly what to listen for to tell one bird from another.
Call Number: 598.2 Wal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Rebecca Elliott
Description: Having a Bloomtastic Festival at school to celebrate spring is a great idea--but Eva Wingdale, a young owl, discovers that it is also a lot of work, and there is nothing wrong with asking her friends for help.
Call Number: J FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Carl Hiaasen
Description: Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
Call Number: YA FIC Hia
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Stan Tekiela, Sandy Livoti
Call Number: 598.97 Tek
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Chris Morgan, Matt Hamilton, Fergus Beeley, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Terra Mater Factual Studios)
Description: PBS explores the snowy owl, the official bird of Quebec made popular by the Harry Potter series.
Call Number: 598.97 Mag
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Arnold Lobel
Description: Relates five adventures of Owl.
Call Number: Ei Lob
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson
Description: Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.
Call Number: E Wad
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr
Description: On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
Call Number: E Yol
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Paul Christie, Lucy Smith, PBS Distribution (Firm), Thirteen Productions, BBC Productions
Description: What actually makes owls so special? Bird trainers Lloyd and Rose Buck and their very special family of owls provide a rare opportunity to learn more about these unique birds. Using the latest technology, we can take a brand new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st century technology and design.
Call Number: 598.97 Owl
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Warner Shedd
Call Number: 591.5 She
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
David R Benson
Call Number: 598.97 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Donna Andrews, Bernadette Dunne
Description: When an antiques dealer is found stuffed in a trunk with his head bashed in, a yard sale turns into a days-long media circus and a mystery for Meg Langslow.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Elena Cenzato, Fabio Santopietro
Call Number: 704.9432 Cen
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Kila Jarvis, D. W. Holt, Leslie Leroux, Courtney Couch
Description: Explores the biology, amazing adaptations, and natural history of these birds of prey which are silent-winged creatures of the night.
Call Number: J 598.97 Jar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Kathryn Lasky, Pamela Garelick
Description: The reader is introduced to Soren, a barn owl and the centerpiece of the series. When Soren is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie's. When Soren arrives at St. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that St. Aggie's is actually a training camp where the school's leader can groom young owls to help achieve her goal.
Call Number: J FIC Las
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 16, 2017
Mike Unwin, David Tipling, Tony Angell
Call Number: 598.97 Unw
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Tony Angell, Robert Michael Pyle
Call Number: 598.97 Ang
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Christopher Pennell, Rebecca Bond
Description: Eleven-year-old Carly Bean Bitters, an orphan, can only sleep during the day and feels very lonely until she meets a rat, Lewis, and sets off on an adventure to figure out what is threatening the woods and its inhabitants.
Call Number: J FIC Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Gertrude Chandler Warner, Hodges Soileau
Description: The Aldens visit an old camp in Quebec, Canada, and begin to suspect that someone or something is trying to scare them away from the place.
Call Number: J FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Chris Brodien-Jones
Description: Eleven-year-old Max partners with an unusual girl, Rose, who shares his appreciation of the silver owls that the High Echelon wants to destroy, and together they make a perilous journey seeking to fulfill a prophecy.
Call Number: J FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Martin Windrow, Christa Hook
Call Number: 598.97 Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Edward Marston
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Jean Craighead George, Ed Sala, LLC Recorded Books
Description: Because protecting spotted owls has cost Borden's father his job as a logger in the old growth forest of northern California, Borden intends to kill any spotted owl he sees, until he and his father find themselves taking care of a young owlet.
Call Number: J FIC Geo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Marc Taro Holmes
Description: "Learn Marc's simple steps to draw and paint three beautiful birds from life in pencil, pen, and watercolor. After a review of sketching gear and strategy, you'll learn how to quickly capture the silhouette and large shapes that will help you understand anatomy and portray your subject accurately. Then follow along to add realistic, expressive details with pen, and final touches with watercolor to bring your subjects to life"--Container.
Call Number: 741.2 Urb
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
Stacey O'Brien, Renée Raudman
Description: Chronicles the author's rescue of an abandoned barn owlet, from her efforts to resuscitate and raise the young owl through their nineteen years together, during which the author made key discoveries about owl behavior.
Call Number: 598.97 OBr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 26, 2018
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Craft Month!

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March is National Crafting month! Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out these awesome materials on crafting and craft-related goodness.

40 Colorful Afghans To Crochet: A Collection Of Eye-Popping Stitch Patterns, Blocks & Projects
Leonie Morgan
746.434 Mor
Simply Stitched: Beautiful Embroidery Motifs And Projects With Wool And Cotton
Yumiko Higuchi, Kyoko Matthews
746.44 Hig
Animal Knits For Kids: 30 Cute Knitted Projects They'll Love
Amanda (Knitwear designer) Berry
746.432 Ber
Sock And Glove: Creating Charming Softy Friends From Cast-Off Socks And Gloves
Miyako Kanamori
745.5924 Kan
Art Workshops For Children
Hervé Tullet
J 372.5 Tul
Stitch Zakka: 22 Projects To Sew & Embellish - 25 Embroidery Stitches
Gailen Runge
746.44 Run
Craftivism: The Art Of Craft And Activism
Betsy Greer
745.5 Cra
Summercrafts: Fun And Creative Projects For The Whole Family
Marjorie Galen
745.5 Gal
Earth-Friendly Crafts From Recycled Stuff In 5 Easy Steps
Anna Llimós Plomer
J 745.5 Lli
The Artful Year: Celebrating The Seasons & Holidays With Family Arts And Crafts
Jean Van't Hul
745.594 Van
In The Company Of Women
Grace Bonney, Sasha Israel
338.092 Bon
The Joy Of Scrapbooking
Lisa Bearnson
770.28 Bea 2008
Leather Jewelry: 30 Contemporary Projects
Nathalie Mornu
739.27 Mor
Upcycling: Create Beautiful Things With The Stuff You Already Have
Danny Seo, Jennifer Lévy
745.5 Seo
Make It!
Jane Bull
J 745.5 Bul
Weekend Handmade: More Than 40 Projects + Ideas For Inspired Crafting
Kelly Wilkinson
745.5 Wil
Nature's Art Box: From T-Shirts To Twig Baskets : 65 Cool Projects For Crafty Kids To Make With Natural Materials You Can Find Anywhere
Laura C Martin, David Cain
J 745.5 Mar
Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, And Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love
Blair Stocker
745.5 Sto
Painting Murals Fast & Easy: 21 Designs For Walls Or Canvas You Can Paint With A Sponge
Terrence Tse, Theodore Tse
751.73 Tse
World Of Geekcraft: Step-By-Step Instructions For 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects
Susan Beal, Jay B Sauceda
745.5 Bea
Screen Printing At Home: Print Your Own Fabric To Make Simple Sewn Projects
Karen Lewis (Serigrapher)
764.8 Lew

Leonie Morgan
Description: Presents forty afghan crochet projects with block and stitch pattern instructions, charts, and techniques for making each pattern in multiple sizes, with a special section on creating crocheted edges.
Call Number: 746.434 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Amanda (Knitwear designer) Berry
Description: Babies and animals are a natural match and this book is full of animal-themed knits for little ones ages birth to 36 months. The various sections of the zoo-- from jungle and savannah to reptile house and polar region--serve as inspiration for these 30 projects. These bright, personality-filled projects will garner roars of approval! Readers will find: 30 projects for knitters of all levels, includes items worked in flat and in the round; a guide to basic tools, techniques, and materials; notes on safety when knitting for young children; guidance for a variety of color work and finishing techniques. Most projects only require one skein of yarn per color to minimize costs and waste. Each project is given a rating based on skill level and time involved.--Excerpted from Amazon.com
Call Number: 746.432 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Hervé Tullet
Description: "Art Workshops for Children is a guide for parents and teachers to organize and execute artistic workshops for children. 12 workshops are featured, each offering a list of materials needed, a step-by-step guide to facilitation, practical tips, illustrated examples, and photos of workshops in progress. The workshops are designed to spark children's imaginations, champion group bonding, and give visually pleasing results--with no artistic ability required. Tried and tested around the world by children of all ages. Perfect for organizing group events at home, in schools, at parties, at museums--anywhere." -- Amazon.com
Call Number: J 372.5 Tul
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Betsy Greer
Description: Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. In these essays, interviews, and images, craftivists from four continents reveal how they are changing the world with their art. A sense of optimism and possibility pervades the book: the inspiring notion that being crafty can really make the world a better place."--Excerpted from publisher's website.
Call Number: 745.5 Cra
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Anna Llimós Plomer
Description: "Provides step-by-step instructions on how to create fourteen simple crafts using various recyclable materials"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 745.5 Lli
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Grace Bonney, Sasha Israel
Description: "Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 338.092 Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Nathalie Mornu
Call Number: 739.27 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Jane Bull
Call Number: J 745.5 Bul
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Laura C Martin, David Cain
Description: Presents more than sixty projects made from natural materials that are available almost anywhere.
Call Number: J 745.5 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Terrence Tse, Theodore Tse
Call Number: 751.73 Tse
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Karen Lewis (Serigrapher)
Description: Demonstrates two screen printing techniques--stencilling and screen filler--and how they can be used to create professional results with basic, inexpensive equipment. Both techniques are explained using step-by-step text and photography. Karen also explains how to create simple sewn projects from your hand printed fabrics. The sewing patterns include an apron, tote bag and tea cosy, as well as ideas for how to print on ready made items such as tea towels to make gifts for friends and family.
Call Number: 764.8 Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Yumiko Higuchi, Kyoko Matthews
Description: "Classic embroidery motifs are made new with fresh color combinations using cotton and wool thread"--Back cover.
Call Number: 746.44 Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Miyako Kanamori
Call Number: 745.5924 Kan
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Gailen Runge
Call Number: 746.44 Run
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Marjorie Galen
Call Number: 745.5 Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Jean Van't Hul
Description: Presents a year's worth of art projects, seasonal activities, and recipes for simple, family-friendly crafting through the seasons and holidays.
Call Number: 745.594 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Lisa Bearnson
Call Number: 770.28 Bea 2008
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Danny Seo, Jennifer Lévy
Description: Presents over one hundred projects for creative "upcycling"--using used and recycled products to create decorative items in the home, including leather belt doormats, bathroom towel picnic baskets, and a jar lid dining table.
Call Number: 745.5 Seo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Kelly Wilkinson
Call Number: 745.5 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Blair Stocker
Description: Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home--and yours.
Call Number: 745.5 Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Susan Beal, Jay B Sauceda
Description: Readers will learn to stitch up a Morse Code quilt to send a hidden message, dig out their Perler beads to create a life-like Buffy portrait, or stick to the classics with a Super Mario cross-stitch. With step-by-step instructions, project templates, how-to illustrations, and color photorgraphs, and featuring a variety of techniques and themes, The World of Geekcraft has something for geeks of all persuasions and affiliations.
Call Number: 745.5 Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
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Urban Fantasy - Series To Get You Started

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Wikipedia says

Urban fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting. ... A contemporary setting is not strictly necessary for a work of urban fantasy: works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined.

We say, these series kick a lot of butt. Check them out! Prepare your binge-reading muscles, it's going to be a wild ride.

Bitten
Kelley Armstrong
FIC Arm
Midnight Crossroad
Charlaine Harris
FIC Har
Blackbirds
Chuck Wendig
FIC Wen
Moon Called
Patricia Briggs
FIC Bri
Dark Currents: Agent Of Hel
Jacqueline Carey
FIC Car
Nightlife
Rob Thurman
FIC Thu
Darkfever [Audiobook]
Karen Marie Moning, Joyce Bean, Brilliance Audio (Firm)
FIC Mon
Sandman Slim [Audiobook]
Richard Kadrey, MacLeod Andrews
FIC Kad
Dead Witch Walking
Kim Harrison
FIC Har
Skinwalker
Faith Hunter
FIC Hun
Discount Armageddon
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
Some Girls Bite
Chloe Neill
FIC Nei
Greywalker
Kat Richardson
FIC Ric
Something From The Nightside
Simon R. Green
FIC Gre
Guilty Pleasures
Laurell K Hamilton
FIC Ham
Soulless
Gail Carriger
FIC Car
Halfway To The Grave
Jeaniene Frost
FIC Fro
The Dresden Files: Storm Front
Jim Butcher
FIC But
Hounded
Kevin Hearne
FIC Hea
Witchling
Yasmine Galenorn
FIC Gal
Kitty And The Midnight Hour
Carrie Vaughn
FIC Vau
Working For The Devil
Lilith Saintcrow
FIC Sai
Level Grind
Annie Bellet
FIC Bel
Written In Red: A Novel Of The Others
Anne Bishop
FIC Bis
Magic Bites
Ilona Andrews
FIC And

Kelley Armstrong
Description: Elena Michaels is a self-described "mutt," a werewolf who left her secretive pack in upstate New York for a life among humans. In the year since she relocated to Toronto, she's embarked on a career as a journalist and begun a pleasingly mundane relationship with a decent man. All this is jeopardized when she agrees to help her old packmates hunt some troublesome mutts who are converting common criminals to werewolves and leaving a trail of conspicuous carnage.
Call Number: FIC Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Chuck Wendig
Description: When she hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and foresees his brutal murder, Miriam Black, who knows when people will die, must fight for her own life while she tries to save him.
Call Number: FIC Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Jacqueline Carey
Description: Small town Pemkowet, Mich., is a popular tourist destination for humans. It's also home to a thriving 'eldritch community' of supernatural entities, thanks to the presence of the local underworld controlled by the Norse goddess Hel. Daisy Johanssen, a half-demon trying to dodge her innate attraction to the 'Seven Deadlies' while functioning as Hel's agent on Earth and the local link between the eldritch community and the human police, is called in to help investigate the drowning of a local college boy when signs of both foul play and magical residue are found on the body.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Karen Marie Moning, Joyce Bean, Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Description: MacKayla 'Mac' Lane is on the hunt for answers in Ireland after her sister is mysteriously and brutally murdered. With the ability to peer into the realm of the Fae she closes in on the truth, she realizes there is far more at stake than bringing the killer to justice.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Kim Harrison
Description: All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to party, and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining - and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Seanan McGuire
Description: Verity Price, who has been trained from birth as a cryptozoologist--a monster hunter--attempts to pursue a career in professional ballroom dance, but dangerous cryptids and an enemy operative keep getting in the way.
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Kat Richardson
Description: Harper Blaine was slogging along as a small-time P.I. when a two-bit perp's savage assault left her dead. For two minutes, to be precise. When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit ...strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring. But Harper's not crazy. Her "death" has made her a Greywalker-able to move between our world and the mysterious, cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift (or curse) is about to drag her into that world of vampires and ghosts, magic and witches, necromancers and sinister artifacts. Whether she likes it or not.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Laurell K Hamilton
Description: Introduces the character of Anita Blake, a young necromancer and vampire hunter, who is assigned by the master vampire of the city of St. Louis to find out who is killing the city's vampires and why they are doing it.
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Jeaniene Frost
Description: Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield pursues the undead with a vengeance in the hope that one of her prey will be the father who ruined her mother's life, but her plans go awry when she is captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter.
Call Number: FIC Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Kevin Hearne
Description: Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, finds his peaceful life in Arizona shattered by the arrival of an angry Celtic god who wants Atticus's magical sword, forcing Atticus to call upon some unlikely allies for help.
Call Number: FIC Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Carrie Vaughn
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Annie Bellet
Description: "Jade Crow is a sorceress hiding from the most powerful sorcerer in the world: her ex-boyfriend. Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress. Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho, hiding from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers--her ex-boyfriend Samir. Yet when dark powers threaten her friends' lives, Jade must save them by using magic. But as soon as she does, her nemesis will find her and she won't be able to stand up against him when he comes. This is the collection of the first four volumes of the Hugo Award nominated series: Justice Calling; Murder of Crows; Pack of Lies; and Hunting Season"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Ilona Andrews
Description: Mercenary Kate Daniels cleans up urban problems of a paranormal kind. But her latest prey, a pack of undead warriors, presents her greatest challenge.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Charlaine Harris
Description: Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There's a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Patricia Briggs
Description: Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Rob Thurman
Call Number: FIC Thu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Richard Kadrey, MacLeod Andrews
Description: Working as a sideshow gladiator in Hell after being snatched by demons at the age of nineteen, James Stark escapes and returns to Los Angeles, where he plots to destroy the magic circle that stole his life.
Call Number: FIC Kad
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Faith Hunter
Description: "Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind, a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires--and hunts the undead for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fonteneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a poerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps. Amidst a bordello full of real 'ladies of the night,' and a hot Cajun biker with a panther tattoo who stirs her carnal desire, Jane must stay focused and complete her mission or else the next skin she'll need to save may be her own."--p. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Chloe Neill
Description: When Merit, a twenty-seven-year-old grad student, accidentally becomes a vampire, she finds herself sucked into a whole new world as she is initiated into Cadogan House, one of the oldest vampire houses in the United States. Unfortunately, Cadogan House is being blamed for some bad behavior with humans and it looks like a war might be on the way.
Call Number: FIC Nei
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Simon R. Green
Description: "John Taylor is not a private detective per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. That's why he's been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines."--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Gail Carriger
Description: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Jim Butcher
Description: A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.
Call Number: FIC But
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Yasmine Galenorn
Description: Meet the D'Artigo sisters: half-human, half-faerie, they're savvy-and sexy-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But their mixed-blood heritage short-circuits their talents at all the wrong times. Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to get the hang of being undead. And Camille is a wicked-good witch, except her magic's as unpredictable as the weather, as her enemies are about to find out-the hard way.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Lilith Saintcrow
Description: "When the Devil needs a rogue demon killed, who does he call? The Player: Necromance-for-hire Dante Valentine is choosy about her jobs. Hot tempered and with nerves of steel, she can raise the dead like nobody's business. The Score: The Devil hires Dante to eliminate a rogue demon: Vardimal Santino. In return, he will let her live. It's an offer she can't refuse. The Catch: How do you kill something that can't die?"--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: FIC Sai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Anne Bishop
Description: Enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities--vampires and shape-shifters among them--who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut--a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard--a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
Call Number: FIC Bis
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
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