The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.
Join us on Thursday, October 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM as we celebrate books and book groups. Whether you want to learn about exciting titles for your own book group, are interested in finding out more about the CPL's book clubs, or simply want to meet, greet and chat with other book lovers, this event is for you. We will offering 'book tastings' as well as edible nibbles as we mix, mingle and share our insights.
1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm — Written in 1948, George Orwell's classic novel created a chilling future where Big Brother and the Thought Police monitored every move. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's haunting vision of the world remains timeless.
For more insight on this work, take a look at these interviews with Cory Doctorow or Christopher Hitchens.
Messy: a novel by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Hollyweird by Terri Clark
The art of wishing by Lindsay Ribar
Broadway lights: a novel by Jen Calonita
Love me by Rachel Shukert
So much it hurts by Monique Polak
Starstruck by Rachel Shukert
The trouble with flirting by Claire LaZebnik
The redhead revealed by Alice Clayton
Actors anonymous: a novel by James Franco
A decent interval by Simon Brett
Lucky break: a novel by Esther Freud
Box office poison by Phillipa Bornikova
From Notting Hill with love - actually by Ali McNamara
An accidental affair by Eric Jerome Dickey
Not without you by Harriet Evans
Nom nom paleo [electronic resource]: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam
Consider the fork [electronic resource]: a history of how we cook and eat by Bee Wilson ; with illustrations by Annabel Lee
Midwest sweet baking history [electronic resource]: delectable classics around Lake Michigan by Jenny Lewis CCE, CHE
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film
The nut job [videodisc] by Open Road Films presents ; a Redrover Co. Ltd. and Toonbox Entertainment Ltd. and Gulfstream Pictures film ; produced by Wookyung Jung, Graham Moloy ; screenplay by Lorne Cameron, Peter Lepeniotis ; directed by Peter Lepeniotis
Fizzy's lunch lab. Fresh food 101 [videodisc] by created by Evan Sussman, Dave Schlafman ; directed by Mike Annear, Evan Sussman
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation
The book of salt [electronic resource] by Monique Truong
The recipe box [electronic resource] by Sandra Lee
A taste for murder [electronic resource] by Claudia Bishop
The sweet life in paris [electronic resource] by David Lebovitz
Life, on the line [electronic resource]: [a chef''s story of chasing greatness, facing death, and redefining the way we eat] by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas
Cooked [electronic resource] [a natural history of transformation] by Michael Pollan
Looking for a book (or audiobook or movie) to complete a badge? Come into the library and grab a bundle. Bundles are two or three similar items which we've bundled together. Maybe they are read-alikes for a popular author, or perhaps they all share a theme. Convenient and fun--pick one up today!
In our Chow Down activity you find the food words missing from book titles. Stop by the library to get one of these activity sheets and start hunting! We've made one for kids and one for older folks. Find all the words and turn the sheet back in to us, and your will be entered in a prize drawing.
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film — A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession.
Julie & Julia [videodisc] — Julia Child's life is intertwined with the life of Julie Powell who decides to cook every recipe in Child's book "Mastering the art of French cooking" over the course of one year.
Chocolat [videodisc] by Miramax Films ; produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran ; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs ; directed by Lasse Hallström — A single mother opens a chocolate shop in rural France - with Sunday hours - and meets resistance from the rigidly moral community. But, as the townspeople discover their delicious products, attitudes change.
Waitress [videodisc] by Night and Day Pictures — A young married waitress who bakes wonderful pies discovers that she is pregnant, and as she begins to write letters to her child her life begins to change.