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Apr 03

Book Notes 11/15/2021

Posted to Book Notes on April 3, 2023 at 10:32 AM by Robyn Benda

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11/15/2021


The Library will be closed November 25-28 for Thanksgiving. Make sure to stop in before and stock up on reading materials.


The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams

A Survival Guide for Trying Times // Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. Drawing on decades of work that has helped expand our understanding of what it means to be human and what we all need to do to help build a better world, the book touches on vital questions, including: How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? What is the relationship between hope and action? While discussing the experiences that shaped her discoveries and beliefs, Jane tells the story of how she became a messenger of hope, from living through World War II to her years in Gombe to realizing she had to leave the forest to travel the world in her role as an advocate for environmental justice. And for the first time, she shares her profound revelations about her next, and perhaps final, adventure.

304.2 GOODALL


Act Like You Got Some Sense by Jamie Foxx

And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me // In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, award-winning, multi-talented entertainer Jamie Foxx shares the story of being raised by his no-nonsense grandmother, the glamour and pitfalls of life in Hollywood, and the lessons he took from both worlds to raise his two daughters.

791.4302 FOXX


Little Pieces of Hope by Todd Doughty

Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World // On March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic and all of our lives began to change in unprecedented ways, Todd Doughty knew he needed to do something to help him stay connected to the everyday joys of daily life. So he wrote down a list of things that make him happy. Many, many lists later, this book pulls together the best of Doughty's lists along with never-before-seen entries, essays, musings, prompts, quotes, and playlists that offer solace, connection, and a daily touchstone of joy in a difficult world.

152.42 DOUGHTY


The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear // 1860: Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing a horrifying battle with her husband of 21 years. Feeling increasingly threatened by Elizabeth and her brilliant intellect, Theophilus Packard makes a plan to put his wife back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum. The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution--and no one is willing to fight for their freedom but Elizabeth herself.

303.48 LP MOORE // Also available in e-audiobook


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Apr 03

Book Notes 11/7/2022

Posted to Book Notes on April 3, 2023 at 10:32 AM by Robyn Benda

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11/7/2022


Art in Memoriam: Join artist Kim Forness Wilson Tuesday, November 15 @5:30 pm to create an art collage in memory of a loved one More information...


Ready for Launch  by Scott Kelly

An Astronaut's Lessons for Success on Earth // Using ten life-changing moments from his path to space, Astronaut Scott Kelly shares his advice for mastering fear and failure, and turning our daily struggles into rocket fuel for success.

629.450 KELLY


A Poison like No Other by Matt Simon

How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies // Matt Simon follows the intrepid scientists who travel to the ends of the earth and the bottom of the ocean to understand the consequences of our dependence on plastic.

Coming soon!


Solito by Javier Zamora

A Memoir // As gripping as it is moving, this book not only provides an immediate and intimate account of a treacherous and near-impossible journey of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine, but also the miraculous kindness and love delivered at the most unexpected moments.

305.9069 ZAMORA


Bravo Company by Ben Kesling

An Afghanistan Deployment and Its Aftermath // Journalist and combat veteran Ben Kesling tells the story of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of the men of one unit, part of a combat-hardened parachute infantry regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Coming soon!


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Apr 03

Book Notes 3/13/2023

Posted to Book Notes on April 3, 2023 at 10:32 AM by Robyn Benda

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3/13/2023


All ages join us Tuesday, March 21 @ 5:30 PM for Trivia Night! Buzz in and test your geekdom knowledge--Featuring fantasy, sci-fi, videogames and geek life categories. Winning team will win a prize!


Beaverland by Leila Philip

How One Weird Rodent Made America // This book transports readers into scenes of beavers in their ponds and the scientists and fur trappers in pursuit of them, widening arcs of information to reveal the profound ways in which beavers and the beaver trade shaped history, culture, and our environment.

599.37 PHILIP


Essex Dogs by Dan Jones

Rooted in historical accuracy and told through an unforgettable cast, this book delivers the stark reality of medieval war on the ground--and shines a light on the fighters and ordinary people caught in the storm.

JONES


Screaming on the Inside by Jessica Grose

souls speak

The Unsustainability of American Motherhood // Jessica Grose dismantles two hundred years of unrealistic parenting expectations and empowers today's mothers to make choices that actually serve themselves, their children, and their communities.

306.8743 GROSE


YoRHa by Yokoo Taro & Megumu Soramichi

Pearl Harbor Descent Record--A NieR: Automata Story 01 // The distant future. Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as 'machine lifeforms.' In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon. It is the year 11941, and the long war against the machines rages on. In an attempt to break the deadlock, the Council of Humanity forms a new infantry unit of female androids: YoRHa. Deployed to the planet's surface, these soldiers now fight to recapture Earth for the glory of mankind.

Young Adult Graphic Novel YOKOO YoRHa: Pearl v.1


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