Sophie's squash by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf — Being friends with a squash comes with some unusual problems for Sophie to overcome.
Mali under the night sky: a Lao story of home by Youme — An artist must leave her home because of war.
The watcher: Jane Goodall's life with the chimps by Jeanette Winter — Find out more about this chimpanzee-loving woman.
Bowie: the biography by Wendy Leigh
The good son: JFK Jr. and the mother he loved by Christopher Andersen
Eugene O'Neill: a life in four acts by Robert M. Dowling
The woman I wanted to be by Diane von Furstenberg
Not fade away: a memoir of senses lost and found by Rebecca Alexander with Sascha Alper
A Christmas carol: and other Christmas books by Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
A child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas ; illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg
The Christmas train by David Baldacci
A week in December by Sebastian Faulks
A different kind of Christmas by Alex Haley
Holidays on ice by David Sedaris
Vegetarian/ Vegan Cooking
Vegan holiday cooking from Candle Cafe: celebratory menus and recipes from New York's premier plant-based restaurants by Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos, & Jorge Pineda ; photography by Jim Franco ; forewords by Alicia Silverstone and Laura and Woody Harrelson
Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions by Nava Atlas ; photographs by Susan Voisin
How to cook everything vegetarian: simple recipes for great food by Mark Bittman ; Illustrations by Alan Witschonke
For those who cannot cook well or do not enjoy it
The can't cook book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified! by Jessica Seinfeld ; photographs by John Kernick ; cover photography by Mark Seliger ; design & illustrations by 3&Co. ; food styling by Sara Quessenberry
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain - At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.
Nothing is true and everything is possible: the surreal heart of the new Russia by Peter Pomerantsev
Captive paradise: a history of Hawai'i by James L. Haley
Paper love: searching for the girl my grandfather left behind by Sarah Wildman
The last original wife [large print] by Dorothea Benton Frank
From thin air [large print] by Carolyn Brown
The amazing Mrs. Pollifax [large print] by Dorothy Gilman
Hummingbird lake [large print]: an Eternity Springs novel by Emily March
Home to Harmony [large print] by Philip Gulley
Angry birds is also an option for older kids or adults.
There is an initiative to complete one hour of free coding lessons in order to raise the level of somputer science fluency for kids. There is a push to teach computer science in the classroom to ensure that children are getting the best chance possible to succeed. Please visit CODE.org to sign up and try a lesson today!
Join us Saturday January 17 at 1:00 PM to take a tour through our Library's emedia services, taking a close look at options for streaming and downloading movies, TV, music, ebooks and eaudiobooks.
Learn the basics of how to check out free library ebooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Join us Saturday, January 3, 10:00-11:30 AM.
The secret rooms: a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess and a secret family by Catherine Bailey — For fans of Downton Abbey , this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI. After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants' quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became the first historian given access. What she discovered was a mystery: The Duke had painstakingly erased three periods of his life from all family records;but why? As Bailey uncovers the answers, she also provides an intimate portrait of the very top of British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I.