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06/24/2015 - 8:29am

The little free library book Cover
Margret Aldrich
In 2009, Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library as a memorial to his mom. Five years later, this simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. Little Free Libraries--freestanding front-yard book exchanges--now number twenty thousand in seventy countries. The Little Free Library Book tells the history of these charming libraries, gathers quirky and poignant firsthand stories from owners, provides a resource guide for how to best use your Little Free Library, and delights readers with color images of the most creative and inspired LFLs around.
027 Ald
Book
May 29, 2015
No sweat : how the simple science of motivation can bring you a lifetime of fitness Cover
Michelle L Segar
Do you secretly hate exercising? Struggle to stick with a program? Millions of people try and fail to stay fit. But what if "exercising" is the real problem, not you? No Sweat translates years of research on exercise and motivation into a simple four-point program that will empower you to break the cycle of exercise failure once and for all. You'll discover why you should forget about willpower and stop gritting your teeth through workouts you hate. Instead, you'll become motivated from the inside out and start to crave physical activity. You'll be hooked!
153.8 Seg
Book
Jun 23, 2015
All in : how our work-first culture fails dads, families, and businesses--and how we can fix it together Cover
Josh Levs
The author shows how fatherhood today is far different than for previous generations and what that means for our individual lives, families, workplaces, and society.
306.3 Lev
Book
Jun 9, 2015
Darjeeling : the colorful history and precarious fate of the world's greatest tea Cover
Jeff Koehler
Presents the history of the tea trade in the Darjeeling district of India, from its origin in the smuggling of tea plants from China, to the cultivation of the tea by an Indian rajah for 150 years, to the modern threat of climate change.
338.1737 Koe
Book
Jun 9, 2015
Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation Cover
Dean Jobb
It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama. When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923, he vanished, and the Chicago state's attorney, a man whose lust for power equaled Leo's own lust for money, began an international manhunt that lasted almost a year.
364.163 Job
Book
Jun 9, 2015
Every father's daughter : twenty-four women writers remember their fathers Cover
selected and presented by Margaret McMullan
"What is it about the relationship between fathers and daughters that provokes so much exquisite tenderness, satisfying communion, longing for more, idealization from both ends, followed often if not inevitably by disappointment, hurt, and the need to understand and forgive, or to finger the guilt of not understanding and loving enough?" writes Phillip Lopate, in his introduction to this collection of 24 personal essays by women writers writing about their fathers.
306.8742 Eve
Book
Jun 15, 2015
It can't happen here : the search for Jacob Wetterling Cover
Robert M. Dudley
When eleven-year-old Jacob Wetterling was abducted by a stranger on October 22, 1989, the Central Minnesota county and the state were turned upside down. No longer were the small towns in the Midwest considered immune to the horrors of the exploitation of children. Dudley chronicles Jacob's case from investigative and historical perspectives, to tell the complex story and perhaps trigger someone's memory of that one bit of information that could help solve the case.
364.154 Dud
Book
Jun 24, 2015
The spiral notebook : the Aurora theater shooter and the epidemic of mass violence committed by American youth Cover
Stephen Singular
Joyce Singular
Author Stephen Singular has often examined violence in America in his books. Here he has teamed with his wife Joyce for their most important work yet-- one that investigates why America keeps producing twenty-something mass killers. Their reporting has produced the most comprehensive look at the Aurora shooting yet and draws upon the one group left out of the discussion of violence in America: the twenty-somethings themselves.
364.1523 Sin
Book
Jun 23, 2015
The soul of an octopus : a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness Cover
Sy Montgomery
Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus and the connections it makes with humans. Octopuses have varied personalities and intelligence they show in myriad ways. But with a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake, and a tongue covered with teeth, how can such a being know anything? Scientists now are establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their color-changing camouflage techniques. The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about consciousness and the meeting of two very different minds.
594.56 Mon
Book
Jun 3, 2015
The weather experiment : the pioneers who sought to see the future Cover
Peter Moore
A history of weather forecasting and an animated portrait of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made it possible. Among them were Luke Howard, the first to classify clouds; Sir Francis Beaufort, who quantified the winds; James Glaisher, who explored the upper atmosphere in a hot-air balloon; Samuel Morse, whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings; and Admiral Robert FitzRoy, master sailor, scientific pioneer, and founder of the UK's national weather service.
551.5 Moo
Book
Jun 17, 2015
Dessert for two : small batch cookies, brownies, pies, and cakes Cover
Christina Lane
Love to bake, but wind up finishing every crumb yourself? Learn to downsize your recipes, and make them more realistic for your lifestyle-- and your waistline.
641.86 Lan
Book
Jun 3, 2015
Noodle kids : around the world in 50 fun, healthy, creative recipes the whole family can cook together Cover
Jonathon Sawyer
Oodles and oodles of noodles! Get your kids in the kitchen with Noodle Kids. Packed with recipes, tips, suggestions, and inspiration to introduce children to, and get them involved in, making noodles like Japanese ramen, Italian spaghetti, Southeast Asian stir-fires, and classic American mac and cheese. The recipes are simple and will take you on a journey around the world. The tips provided can help you choose the perfect topping and even help you set up your very own noodle bar dinner party! So go ahead, see where these worldly noodle recipes will take you!
641.822 Saw
Book
Jun 2, 2015
Summer cocktails : margaritas, mint juleps, punches, party snacks, and more Cover
María del Mar Sacasa
Here's to summer! Presents one hundred summer cocktail recipes, including bourbon-peach punch, watermelon refresher, and martinis, with recipes for snacks and party meals.
641.874 Sac
Book
Jun 12, 2015
The Daniel plan cookbook: healthy eating for life Cover
Richard Warren
Daniel G Amen
Mark Hyman
Provides over one hundred recipes that follow the Daniel plan diet, including such recipes as buckwheat buttermilk pancakes, zucchini pasta, BLT steak salad, red lentil stew, vegetable gratin, and ginger peach parfait.
641.5637 War
Book
Jun 4, 2015
The homegrown paleo cookbook : over 100 delicious, gluten-free, farm-to-table recipes, and a complete guide to growing your own healthy food Cover
Diana Rodgers
Andrew Rodgers
Seasonal, gluten-free, farm-to-table eating for anyone who wants a healthy, balanced lifestyle and a closer connection to their food. Includes seasonal Paleo recipes, guides to growing your own food and raising animals, and inspiring how-tos for crafts and entertaining.
641.5638 Rod
Book
Jun 1, 2015
The hungry girl diet cookbook : healthy recipes for mix-n-match meals & snacks Cover
Lisa Lillien
Lisa Lillien utilizes her Hungry Girl philosophy and recipe concepts with these 200 new recipes that fit perfectly into the Hungry Girl Diet plan. With an emphasis on lean protein, fresh fruits 'n veggies, big portions, and craving-busting dishes, this book gives you everything you love about Hungry Girl in a weight-loss-centric cookbook. Losing weight has never been easier... or more delicious!
641.5635 Lil
Book
Jun 11, 2015
The new shade garden : creating a lush oasis in the age of climate change Cover
Kenneth Druse
A practical guide to designing and maintaining shade gardens while dealing with a changing climate, shrinking resources, and challenging new weather patterns.
635.954 Dru
Book
Jun 10, 2015
Will it waffle? : 53 unexpected and irresistible recipes to make in a waffle iron Cover
Daniel Shumski
How often do you use your waffler? Shumski shows you creative ways to think about your food, from waffled bacon and eggs to waffled tuna salad, and waffled s'mores!
641.8 Shu
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Yvestown in the kitchen : a book about food and living in the kitchen Cover
Yvonne Eijkenduijn
A cookbook that contains more the recipes. Yvonne Eijkenduijn believes that the love of food is not only a love of cooking, but also a love for the kitchens the food is prepared in. The families and friends in her book are all "foodies", and she considers cooking and eating to have held her longest friendships together. Yvonne invites you to visit their kitchens and taste their food.
641.5 Eij
Book
Jun 2, 2015
The Dad Report : fathers, sons, and baseball families Cover
Kevin Cook
Sportswriter Kevin Cook weaves a tapestry of uplifting stories in which fathers and sons--from sport's superstars to Cook and his own ball-playing father--share the game.
796.357 Coo
Book
Jun 22, 2015
Underwater babies Cover
Seth Casteel
This book reveals babies as they explore the underwater world, chubby-cheeked, curious, mischievous, and joyous.
779.25 Cas
Book
Jun 1, 2015
Year of the dunk : a modest defiance of gravity Cover
Asher Price
By embarking on a quest to dunk a basketball at the age of 34, journalist Asher Price investigates the limits of human potential--starting with his own.
796.323 Pri
Book
Jun 3, 2015
Pirate hunters : treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship Cover
Robert Kurson
A new true adventure of deep-sea diving and danger, historic mystery and suspense. Two men, John Chatterton and John Mattera, are determined to find the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister, even though finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history; it will be the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified.
910.9163 Kur
Book
Jun 17, 2015
The rival queens : Catherine de' Medici, her daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the betrayal that ignited a kingdom Cover
Nancy Bazelon Goldstone
Goldstone documents the turbulent mother-daughter relationship between Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois to explore the court politics, assassinations, espionage and betrayals that shaped their time.
920 Gol
Book
Jun 23, 2015
The ingenious Mr. Pyke : inventor, fugitive, spy Cover
Henry Hemming
The story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator, and all-around misunderstood genius. He was described as one of the world's great minds, ranking with Einstein, yet he remains virtually unknown. Pyke was an unlikely hero of both world wars and is seen as the father of the U.S. Special Forces. He changed the landscape of British pre-school education, earned a fortune on the stock market, wrote a bestseller and in 1942 convinced Winston Churchill to build an aircraft carrier out of reinforced ice. He escaped from a German WWI prison camp, devised a plan to help the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, and launched a private attempt to avert the outbreak of the WWII. Despite his brilliance, the full scope of his story remained secret even after his death.
B Pyk Pyke, Geoffrey
Book
Jun 8, 2015
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Margret Aldrich
027 Ald
Richard Warren
Daniel G Amen
Mark Hyman
641.5637 War
Michelle L Segar
153.8 Seg
Diana Rodgers
Andrew Rodgers
641.5638 Rod
Josh Levs
306.3 Lev
Lisa Lillien
641.5635 Lil
Jeff Koehler
338.1737 Koe
Kenneth Druse
635.954 Dru
Dean Jobb
364.163 Job
Daniel Shumski
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selected and presented by Margaret McMullan
306.8742 Eve
Yvonne Eijkenduijn
641.5 Eij
Robert M. Dudley
364.154 Dud
Kevin Cook
796.357 Coo
Stephen Singular
Joyce Singular
364.1523 Sin
Seth Casteel
779.25 Cas
Sy Montgomery
594.56 Mon
Asher Price
796.323 Pri
Peter Moore
551.5 Moo
Robert Kurson
910.9163 Kur
Christina Lane
641.86 Lan
Nancy Bazelon Goldstone
920 Gol
Jonathon Sawyer
641.822 Saw
Henry Hemming
B Pyk Pyke, Geoffrey
María del Mar Sacasa
641.874 Sac