Resources for Earth Day 2014:
Sustainable urbanism: urban design with nature by Douglas Farr
Tomorrow's garden: design and inspiration for a new age of sustainable gardening by text and photographs by Stephen Orr
Biking to work by Rory McMullan
Edens lost & found: how ordinary citizens are restoring our great American cities: PBS series companion book by Harry Wiland ... [et al.]
George Washington's secret six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Nathan Hale: the life and death of America's first spy by M. William Phelps
Great cathedral mystery [videodisc] by written, produced & directed by David Murdock
Twenty feet from stardom [videodisc] by Radius TWC ; a Gil Friesen production ; a Morgan Neville film ; produced by Caitrin Rogers ; produced by Gil Friesen ; directed by Morgan Neville ; Tremolo Productions.
Secret state of North Korea [videodisc] by a Hardcash Production for WGBH/Frontline ; producer, writer, and director: James Jones
Rewind this! [videodisc] by MPI Media Group ; directed by Josh Johnson; produced by Carolee Mitchell
Red metal [videodisc]: the copper country strike of 1913 by produced and directed by Jonathan Silvers
Secrets of Selfridges [videodisc] by Pioneer Productions ; produced and directed by Sam Taplin
Celebrate National Poetry Month by getting to know more about the lives of some of our greatest poets:
Longfellow: a rediscovered life by Charles C. Calhoun
Yeats's ghosts: the secret life of W.B. Yeats by Brenda Maddox
Dylan Thomas: a new life by Andrew Lycett
From noon to starry night: a life of Walt Whitman by Philip Callow
Rough magic: a biography of Sylvia Plath by Paul Alexander
Dante by R.W.B. Lewis
The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion
The game by Ken Dryden ; with a foreword by Bill Simmons
Beautiful ruins: a novel by Jess Walter
The dog stars by Peter Heller
Agatha Christie's mysteries are being re-released in large print. Anna Quindlen's latest is a fictional story of about a 60 something photographer coming to terms with her life. Extremely private throughout his career, the new Johnny Carson biography by Harry Bushkin, Carson's lawyer from 1970-1988, reveals the complexity of Mr. Carson. Elo's first novel links the commercial fishing industry, the perfume industry, and conservation in a hunt for justice. The Cold War was warming up and President Truman saw the need to recruit European scientists to America. He specifically stated no Nazi scientists should be recruited, Operation Paperclip tells what really happened.
Still life with bread crumbs [Large print]: a novel by Anna Quindlen
The regatta mystery, and other stories [large print] by Agatha Christie
Johnny Carson [large print] by Henry Bushkin
North of Boston [Large print] by Elisabeth Elo
Ancient Egypt in 101 questions and answers by Thomas Schneider ; translated by David Lorton ; edited by J.J. Shirley
Delphi: a history of the center of the ancient world by Michael Scott
From Pompeii: the afterlife of a Roman town by Ingrid D. Rowland
The restoration of Rome: barbarian popes & imperial pretenders by Peter Heather
A classical primer: ancient knowledge for modern minds by Dan Crompton
The twelve caesars: the dramatic lives of the emperors of Rome by Matthew Dennison
The mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon: an elusive world wonder traced by Stephanie Dalley
The riddle of the labyrinth: the quest to crack an ancient code by Margalit Fox
Discovering the city of Sodom: the fascinating, true account of the discovery of the Old Testament's most infamous city by Dr. Steven Collins and Dr. Latayne C. Scott
Europe before Rome: a site-by-site tour of the stone, bronze, and iron ages by T. Douglas Price
Amelia Earhart's daughters: the wild and glorious story of American women aviators from World War II to the dawn of the space age by Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey
American women in World War I: they also served by Lettie Gavin
Florence Nightingale: the making of an icon by Mark Bostridge
'Jacqueline': pioneer heroine of the Resistance by Stella King
Dewey: the small-town library cat who touched the world [kit] by Vicki Myron ; with Bret Witter — How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa. Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most.
Russians: the people behind the power by Gregory Feifer
Ancient furies: a young girl's struggles in the crossfire of World War II by Anastasia V. Saporito with Donald L. Saporito
Wooden: a coach's life by Seth Davis
A game of character: Robinson family values: a family journey from Chicago's southside to the Ivy League and beyond by Craig Robinson ; foreword by Marian Robinson
A coach's life by Dean Smith with John Kilgo and Sally Jenkins
Knight: my story by Bob Knight with Bob Hammel
Glory road: my story of the 1966 NCAA basketball championship and how one team triumphed against the odds and changed America forever by Don Haskins ; with Daniel Wetzel
Sum it up: 1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective by Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins
St. Patrick of Ireland: a biography by Philip Freeman
Damned to fame: the life of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson
Michael Collins: a life by James Mackay
Yeats's ghosts: the secret life of W.B. Yeats by Brenda Maddox
Loitering with intent: The child by Peter O'Toole
Bono: in conversation with Michka Assayas by Bono, 1960-
The library has many guides to Paris, and they are all helpful for planning a trip to the City of Light. But these books might help you find it something a bit unusual--whether it is fashion, food, or a quiet corner.
Fashion insiders' guide: Paris by Carole Sabas ; illustrated by Caroline Andrieu — Each entry includes a description of recommended spots with hints about when to go, who to ask for, and what to get. The inclusion of additional advice from local fashion celebrities on their favorite places to frequent puts readers in-the-know.
Quiet Paris by Siobhan Wall — From formal gardens to light-filled art galleries, chic boutiques, small tearooms and gourmet delicatessens, Quiet Paris has over one hundred and twenty tempting places to savor the quiet delights of this most seductive of cities.
Elizabeth and Mary: cousins, rivals, queens by Jane Dunn
Female pharaohs [videodisc] by Discovery Communications
Five empresses: court life in eighteenth-century Russia by Evgenii V. Anisimov ; translated by Kathleen Carroll
Livia, Empress of Rome: a biography by Matthew Dennison
The bombers and the bombed: Allied air war over Europe, 1940-1945 by Richard Overy
Bleeding Kansas, bleeding Missouri: the long Civil War on the border by edited by Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke
The world of the medieval knight: a vivid exploration of the origins, rise and fall of the noble order of knighthood, illustrated with over 220 fine-art paintings and photographs by Charles Phillips ; consultant: Dr Craig Taylor
If you are homebound, age 60 and older you can receive a hot meal delivered to your home Monday-Friday. For more information contact: Wayne County Office of Nutrition Services 734-727-7357 or 800-851-1454.
Or prepare healthy meals at home:
Cooking light complete meals in minutes: over 700 great recipes by [senior editor, Heather Averett]
Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten- free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars and Cupcakes by Von Euw, Emily — Blogging at This Rawsome Vegan Life, Emily Von Euw's new cookbook is not only vegan, but also raw and gluten-free. Who knew all that healthy could look so good?
The oh she glows cookbook: over 100 vegan recipes to glow from the inside out by Angela Liddon — Another vegan book and blog. Oh She Glows is filled with healthy, vibrant recipes and the book promises more of the same.
Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations and Potluck Parties by English, Ashley/ Altman, Jen (PHT) — Ashley English's blog, Small Measures covers more than food. Homesteading, sustainable living and the joy of life might just about cover it, but her newest book focuses on recipes and crafts.
My life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
E.E. Cummings: a life by Susan Cheever
Citizen explorer: the life of Zebulon Pike by Jared Orsi
Eliot Ness: the rise and fall of an American hero by Douglas Perry
The way forward is with a broken heart [Large print] by Alice Walker
Every man in this village is a liar [Large print]: an education in war by Megan K. Stack
Bossypants [large print] by Tina Fey
My beloved world [large print] by Sonia Sotomayor
First mothers [Large print]: the women who shaped the presidents by Bonnie Angelo