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07/31/2014 - 1:16pm

Strange Minnesota monsters Cover
C. S. (Christopher Sterling) Larsen
In Minnesota witnesses claim to have seen Bigfoot in Two Harbors, Wendigos in Roseau, lake monsters in Lake Pepin, Mothman near Rochester, trolls in Cannon Falls, and a purple dwarf, formally known as Prince, in Minneapolis. Read about prowling panthers along the river near Bloomington, and learn about giants tromping around Bemidji. Look closely for these frightening creatures that grace the state of Minnesota (if you dare). Be ready to run!
001.944 Lar
Book
Jul 15, 2014
How to meditate : a practical guide to making friends with your mind Cover
Pema Chödrön
This step-by-step guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind, embrace the fullness of our experience, and live in a wholehearted way as we discover the basics of meditation.
294.34 Cho
Book
Jul 8, 2014
Is it my fault? : hope and healing for those suffering domestic violence Cover
Justin S Holcomb
Lindsey A. Holcomb
One in four women and one in six men are or will be victims of sexual assault in their lifetime. Because sexual assault causes physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual pain, victims need clear help, hope, and healing. In Is it my fault? the Holcombs explain how the grace of God can heal the broken and restore the disgraced, and they outline an approach for moving from destruction to redemption.
261.8327 Hol
Book
Jul 10, 2014
Prayer : our deepest longing Cover
Ronald Rolheiser
Prayer: Our Deepest Longing looks at the issues facing people of faith in today's culture, and offers a way of more effectively dealing with them by seeking out opportunities for prayer. Rolheiser illustrates the importance of prayer and offers techniques on how to pray, using examples from daily life, Scripture, and contemporary writers. He delves into the places that we fear to go with our issues about prayer, encouraging us with gentle kindness and words of hope and inspiration.
248.32 Rol
Book
Jul 8, 2014
Born reading : bringing up bookworms in a digital age--from picture books to ebooks and everything in between Cover
Jason Boog
A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children's book publishers, and reading recommendations for kids from birth up to age five.
372.42 Boo
Book
Jul 15, 2014
Burning down the house : the end of juvenile prison Cover
Nell Bernstein
One in 3 American children will be arrested by the time they are 23, and many will spend time locked inside detention centers. Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Burning Down the House is a call to shut down our nation's brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and bring our children home.
365.42 Ber
Book
Jul 23, 2014
Flight 232 : a story of disaster and survival Cover
Laurence Gonzales
Hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground when United Airlines Flight 232 slammed onto the Sioux City runway and burst into a vast fireball--nobody could possibly survive that crash. When people began emerging from the fields that lined the runways, 184 of 296 passengers lived. Gonzales captures the journey of pilots flying a plane with no controls and flight attendants keeping their calm in the face of certain death. He takes us through the scientific detective work in secret labs to dive into the heart of the flaw that brought the aircraft down. A drama of the triumph of heroism over tragedy and human ingenuity over technological breakdown.
363.1246 Gon
Book
Jul 15, 2014
Keep calm and parent on : a guilt-free approach to raising children by asking more from them and doing less Cover
Emma Jenner
Designed for children ages 0-7 to help you see your child's behavior objectively. Each chapter opens with a checklist, which is broken down and explained. There are sidebars throughout the chapters, and instructive and memorable quizzes. They also represent a deeper philosophy: if parents are in control, they can enjoy their children more. The book is interactive and gives parents bite-size takeaways that they can use immediately with their children.
306.874 Jen
Book
Jul 15, 2014
No greatness without goodness : how a father's love changed a company and sparked a movement Cover
Randy Lewis
The story of Randy Lewis, a senior vice president at Walgreens, and how he bet his career on making the world a better place for people with disabilities.
362.4 Lew
Book
Jul 8, 2014
Parenting on the go : birth to six, A to Z Cover
David Elkind
Today's parents need a resource that fits their busy lifestyles, with brief and pointed answers to questions that come up when raising kids. Parenting On-the-Go offers a quick and easy reference for parents of children under six. With more than 100 key issues in succinct entries, it is comprehensive and precise. Elkind draws from his own research and experience for an expertise and sensibility that tackles everything from autism spectrum disorders to taking your kids to the zoo.
305.231 Elk
Book
Jul 17, 2014
The greatest comeback : how Richard Nixon rose from defeat to create the new majority Cover
Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph) Buchanan
The former Nixon advisor and author traces the unanticipated political rise of the 37th President just six years after his gubernatorial loss, sharing insights into how he resurrected his career and reunited a divided Republican Party.
324.973 Buc
Book
Jul 8, 2014
Tomlinson Hill : the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name-- one white, one black Cover
Chris Tomlinson
Foreign correspondent Chris Tomlinson returns to Texas to discover the truth about his family's slave owning history, telling the story of two families, one black and one white, who trace their ancestry to the same Central Texas slave plantation. Tomlinson discovers that his counterpart in the African American family is LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of the National Football League.
305.8 Tom
Book
Jul 22, 2014
Beyond intelligence : secrets for raising happily productive kids Cover
Dona J. Matthews
Joanne Foster
Every child has the ability to succeed. Matthews and Foster offer parents a guide to identifying a child's ability, fostering creativity, and bolstering effort and persistence. They explore different ways of learning, the links between creativity and intelligence; and how to provide emotional and social supports. For parents and educators.
649.1 Mat
Book
Jul 30, 2014
Foolproof family recipes Cover
Gooseberry Patch (Firm)
More favorite recipes from Gooseberry Patch. Over 250 delicious, easy-to-make recipes for new cooks, newlyweds and families on the go.
641.5 Foo
Book
Jul 24, 2014
Get up! : why your chair is killing you and what you can do about it Cover
James Levine
The average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting, but few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. Over the decades, humans have moved from an active lifestyle to one that is largely sedentary, and this change has reshaped every facet of our lives--from social interaction to classroom design. Simple changes in our daily lives can reverse these negative trends.
613.71 Lev
Book
Jul 29, 2014
Is that me yelling? : a parent's guide to getting your kids to cooperate without losing your cool Cover
Rona Renner
When children refuse to do even little things, parents can become frustrated. But there is a gentle, effective way for parents to improve their kids' behavior, without losing their cool or raising their voice. A nurse and child temperament specialist shows parents how to effectively communicate with their kids by focusing on their child's unique temperament. Using mindfulness techniques, readers will learn to reduce conflict and foster cooperation, respect, and understanding in their family.
649.1 Ren
Book
Jul 8, 2014
Patio pizzeria : artisan pizza and flatbreads on the grill Cover
Karen Adler
Judith M Fertig
Learn to make wood oven-style pizza, bruschetta, flatbreads, calzones, and sandwiches on the grill using seasonal vegetables and artisan cheeses, with delicious results!
641.5784 Adl
Book
Jul 31, 2014
Shiver me parsnips : a guide to successful and sustainable vegetable gardening in Zone 3 Cover
Suzanne K Peterson
This book is intended to help home or small market growers successfully and sustainably raise vegetables in Zone 3. There are simple guidelines for someone just getting into gardening, and more detailed tips and tricks for more advanced gardens.
635.0977 Pet 2014
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Jul 24, 2014
Sweet sleep : nighttime and naptime strategies for the breastfeeding family Cover
Diane Wiessinger
La Leche League International
Sweet Sleep is a complete book on nights and naps for breastfeeding families. It's mother-wisdom, reassurance, and a how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps. Sweet Sleep is a resource that will help you sleep better and sleep safer every night.
649.3 Wie
Book
Jul 29, 2014
The calories in, calories out cookbook : 200 everyday recipes that take the guesswork out of counting calories : plus, the exercise it takes to burn them off Cover
Catherine Cheremeteff Jones
Elaine B Trujillo
A one-of-a-kind toolkit to help you make smart calorie decisions every time you eat. Includes an introduction to the world of calories, a guide to your daily calorie and exercise needs, nutrition statistics for every recipe and nearly 1000 popular foods and drinks, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and tips on ingredients, equipment, prep, and cooking.
641.5635 Jon
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Jul 17, 2014
The how can it be gluten free cookbook : revolutionary techniques, groundbreaking recipes Cover
by the editors at America's Test Kitchen
Successful gluten free recipes require more than just new ingredients. The cooks at America's Test Kitchen tried thousands of recipes to figure out the secrets to making favorite foods without gluten. This book tells what works, and why, so you can successfully prepare lasagna, fried chicken, and fresh pasta in your kitchen. And, the cooks at America's Test Kitchen have reinvented the rules of baking to produce tasty cookies, cakes, breads, biscuits, and more.
641.563 How
Book
Jul 30, 2014
Tinkerlab : a hands-on guide for little inventors Cover
Rachelle Doorley
Design, build concoct, and discover--55 creative experiments for curious childrens up to age six. Kids are natrual tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test, and play, all the while learning through problem-solving and hands-on experiments. This book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world.
600 Doo
Book
Jul 17, 2014
Blood sport : Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the quest to end baseball's steroid era Cover
Tim Elfrink
Gus Garcia-Roberts
Describes how stolen ledgers revealed how the Florida clinic Biogenesis of America provided performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players, and discusses the resulting scandal and season-long suspension for Alex Rodriguez.
796.357 Elf
Book
Jul 10, 2014
Fables Encyclopedia Cover
Jess Nevins
commentary by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
From Aladdin to Zephyr--a reference guide to the biographies of every Fables character from Bill Willingham's series, with background information about each character, his/her first appearance and their continued role. Includes artwork by Fables luminaries. Creator/writer Bill Willingham and series artist Mark Buckingham provide fun facts and anecdotes.
741.5973 Nev
Book
Jul 8, 2014
Making marks : discover the art of intuitive drawing Cover
Elaine Clayton
Do you remember being a child and the joy brought on by a box of crayons and paper? Do you still find yourself sketching away every time you pick up a pencil? Drawing is a natural impulse that stays with us throughout our entire lives. Whether you are doodling in a notebook or carving your name in the sand, this simple, stream-of-consciousness activity is a window into your deepest, truest self. Every single line, smudge, or spot you make contains visual imagery with the power to heal the past, develop your sense of empathy, and reveal solutions and answers you never realized before.
741.019 Cla
Book
Jul 8, 2014
Michelangelo : a life in six masterpieces Cover
Miles Unger
The life of perhaps the most famous, most revolutionary artist in history, told through the stories of six of his masterpieces.
709.2 Mic Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Jul 23, 2014
My family and other hazards : a memoir Cover
June Melby
When June Melby was ten years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy the miniature golf course in a small Wisconsin town. Without any business experience or outside employees, the family sets out to open Tom Thumb Miniature Golf to the public. Melby recreates all the squabbling, confusion, and ultimately triumph, of one family's quest to build something together, and brings to life the joys of one of America's favorite pastimes.
796.3522 Mel
Book
Jul 10, 2014
That tree : an iPhone photo journal documenting a year in the life of a lonely bur oak Cover
undefined Hirsch
Photographer Mark Hirsch presents a compilation of the images with brief narration chronicling Hirsch's year-long photo documentary of a bur oak tree in the middle of a Grant County, Wisconsin cornfield near his Platteville, Wisconsin farm, all previously shared by Hirsch as a photo a day in posts to his Facebook and Instagram pages between March 2012 and March 2013.
779.34 Hir
Book
Jul 24, 2014
Wild pitches : rumblings, grumblings, and reflections on the game I love Cover
Jayson Stark
Every baseball fan knows that Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols are among the best to ever play the game. But how do their high-priced contracts impact their teams' abilities to compete for a World Series title? Which managers and executives are best at getting the most out of their roster? ESPN columnist Jayson Stark explores such questions, adding insightful commentary from baseball insiders, and giving fans a glimpse into the why behind the game's winners and losers.
796.357 Sta
Book
Jul 23, 2014
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! : the story of pop music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé Cover
Bob Stanley
An encyclopedic history of pop music that includes individual chapters to groups and individuals -- the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna -- that changed the shape of pop music.
781.64 Sta
Book
Jul 15, 2014
Letters of note : an eclectic collection of correspondence deserving of a wider audience Cover
Shaun Usher
This collection of 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and the best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Letters are not ordered chronologically or thematically, but are artfully arranged for a discovery-rich reading experience. Each entry includes a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a facsimile of the letter itself.
808.86 Let
Book
Jul 17, 2014
My planet : finding humor in the oddest places Cover
Mary Roach
Roach takes a magnifying glass to everyday life, exposing moments of hilarity in the mundane and revealing amusing musings about marriage, automated customer service, and mazelike bargain stores.
818 Roa
Book
Jul 23, 2014
At the point of a cutlass : the pirate capture, bold escape, & lonely exile of Philip Ashton Cover
Gregory N. Flemming
America's real-life Robinson Crusoe was taken in an attack near Nova Scotia in June 1722. Philip Ashton was forced to sail across the Atlantic and back with a crew under the command of Edward Low, and barely survived the nine months with Low's men. In March of 1723, he saw his chance to escape when the crew anchored at the island of Roatan, in the Caribbean. Ashton fled into the woods and had to claw out a living completely alone and with practically nothing to sustain him for more than a year before being rescued.
972.83 Fle
Book
Jul 15, 2014
Capture Minnesota II : Minnesota through the eyes of Minnesota photographers Cover
presented by Twin Cities Public Television (Saint Paul, Minn.)
The best of Minnesota by Minnesota through this unique publishing approach. Drawing from hundreds of thousands of photos submitted by Minnesota photographers, area residents cast their votes to determine which photos to publish in this book. Capture Minnesota II and Capture Minnesota, volume III are new to the collection, joining the initial Capture Minnesota title.
977.6 Cap
Book
Jul 15, 2014
Clinton, Inc. : the audacious rebuilding of a political machine Cover
Daniel Halper
Halper traces the comeback of Bill and Hillary Clinton, from the depths of disgrace to the pinnacle of American politics and the ranks of the global elite.
973.929 Hal
Book
Jul 22, 2014
Conflicted mission : faith, disputes, and deception on the Dakota frontier Cover
Linda M. Clemmons
The complicated and fascinating story of the cultural collision between the way of life promoted by missionaries to the Dakota and the natives who lived on the frontier.
978.004 Cle
Book
Jul 8, 2014
Elephant Company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II Cover
Vicki Croke
At the onset of World War II, Billy Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek," becoming a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them. Part biography, part war story, and part wildlife adventure.
940.5425 Cro
Book
Jul 15, 2014
Liberty's torch : the great adventure to build the Statue of Liberty Cover
Elizabeth Mitchell
Liberty's torch traces the building of the Statue of Liberty in all its rich historical detail, recounting the tale of the artist and entrepreneur, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, who fought against setbacks to create a wonder of the modern world.
974.71 Mit
Book
Jul 11, 2014
The mockingbird next door : life with Harper Lee Cover
Marja Mills
One journalist's memoir of her personal friendship with Harper Lee and her sister, drawing on the access they gave her to share the story of their lives. In 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door for Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation--and a friendship that has continued ever since.This is the story of Mills's friendship with the Lee sisters and a testament to the intelligence, sharp wit, and storytelling power of these two women.
920 Mil
Book
Jul 15, 2014
The Nixon defense : what he knew and when he knew it Cover
John W. (John Wesley) Dean
Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon's secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: what did President Nixon know and when did he know it?
973.924 Dea
Book
Jul 29, 2014
The Nixon tapes, 1971-1972 Cover
edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter
The Nixon White House tapes that reveal for the first time President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words--3,700 hours of recordings between 1971 and 1973. Through Luke Nichter's efforts to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history.
973.924 Nix
Book
Jul 29, 2014
The true Herod Cover
Geza Vermès
Who was Herod the Great? How did he come to govern one of the most politically tumultuous regions in the world? Was he the heartless baby-killer of Matthew's Gospel, or does this popular tale do Herod a great disservice? Vermes examines Herod's legacy as a political leader, a potentate, a man of culture, a builder, and one of Ancient History's most misunderstood figures.
933 Ver
Book
Jul 18, 2014
Glow : the autobiography of Rick James Cover
Rick James
David Ritz
Hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz, in this entertaining and profound expression of the rock star's life and soul.
B Jam James, Rick
Book
Jul 23, 2014
Sticky fingers : DIY duct tape projects : easy to pick up, hard to put down Cover
Sophie Maletsky
Sticky Fingers is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to creating projects with the hottest crafting material on the market today: duct tape! The book includes photographs alongside directions designed to make creating the projects even easier, while also providing ideas for personalizing and embellishing your duct tape creations.
YA 745.5 Mal
Book
Jul 22, 2014
Words wound : delete cyberbullying and make kindness go viral Cover
Justin W. Patchin
Sameer Hinduja
Cyberbullying among teens happens every day. Harsh words and damaging photos exchanged through texts, email, or social media can result in humiliation, broken friendships, punishment at school, even legal prosecution, and in some cases has contributed to suicide. This book provides strategies for kids who are being bullied online and presents ways for teens to make their schools and their communities kinder places that are free from online cruelty.
YA 302.343 Pat
Book
Jul 9, 2014
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C. S. (Christopher Sterling) Larsen
001.944 Lar
Jess Nevins
commentary by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
741.5973 Nev
Pema Chödrön
294.34 Cho
Elaine Clayton
741.019 Cla
Justin S Holcomb
Lindsey A. Holcomb
261.8327 Hol
Miles Unger
709.2 Mic Michelangelo Buonarroti
Ronald Rolheiser
248.32 Rol
June Melby
796.3522 Mel
Jason Boog
372.42 Boo
undefined Hirsch
779.34 Hir
Nell Bernstein
365.42 Ber
Jayson Stark
796.357 Sta
Laurence Gonzales
363.1246 Gon
Bob Stanley
781.64 Sta
Emma Jenner
306.874 Jen
Shaun Usher
808.86 Let
Randy Lewis
362.4 Lew
Mary Roach
818 Roa
David Elkind
305.231 Elk
Gregory N. Flemming
972.83 Fle
Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph) Buchanan
324.973 Buc
presented by Twin Cities Public Television (Saint Paul, Minn.)
977.6 Cap
Chris Tomlinson
305.8 Tom
Daniel Halper
973.929 Hal
Dona J. Matthews
Joanne Foster
649.1 Mat
Linda M. Clemmons
978.004 Cle
Gooseberry Patch (Firm)
641.5 Foo
Vicki Croke
940.5425 Cro
James Levine
613.71 Lev
Elizabeth Mitchell
974.71 Mit
Rona Renner
649.1 Ren
Marja Mills
920 Mil
Karen Adler
Judith M Fertig
641.5784 Adl
John W. (John Wesley) Dean
973.924 Dea
Suzanne K Peterson
635.0977 Pet 2014
edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter
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Diane Wiessinger
La Leche League International
649.3 Wie
Geza Vermès
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Catherine Cheremeteff Jones
Elaine B Trujillo
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Rick James
David Ritz
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by the editors at America's Test Kitchen
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Sophie Maletsky
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Rachelle Doorley
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Justin W. Patchin
Sameer Hinduja
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Tim Elfrink
Gus Garcia-Roberts
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