Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Little Hours

The Little Hours

Starring Alison Brie, Dave Franco and Aubrey Plaza

In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

DVD. Call number: DVD FIC Lit. View in our catalog

Code Girls by Liza Mundy

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Liza Mundy

Recruited from small Southern towns and posh New England colleges, 10,000 American women served the U.S. Army and Navy as code breakers during World War II. While their brothers and husbands took up arms, these women moved to Washington and, under strict vows of secrecy, learned the meticulous work of breaking German and Japanese military codes. Their code-breaking triumphs shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. In the process, many got their first taste of the big city, made lifelong friends, and fell in and out of love amid the heartbreak of war. Ordered never to reveal the details of their wartime work, these women were all but written out of history. Now, through her dazzling archival research and interviews with surviving code breakers, Liza Mundy has brought to life this vital story of American courage, service, and science.

Nonfiction. Call number: 940.548 Mun. View in our catalog

Endurance by Scott Kelly

Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery

Scott Kelly with Margaret Lazarus Dean

The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career.

Biography. Call number: BIOG Kelly. View in our catalog

An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King

An Excess Male

Maggie Shen King

China's one-child policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by forty million unmarriageable men. By the year 2030, more than 25 percent of men in their late thirties will not have a family of their own. An Excess Male is the story of one such leftover man's quest for love and family under a State that seeks to glorify its past mistakes and impose order through authoritarian measures, reinvigorated communist ideals, and social engineering.

Science fiction. Call number: SCIFIC Kin. View in our catalog

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Renegades

Marissa Meyer

The Renegades are human, but with extraordinary abilities. They emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone... except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and is on a mission for vengeance. Adrian is a Renegade boy who believes in justice— and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Teen fiction. Call number: YA FIC Mey. View in our catalog

The Real McCoys by Matthew Swanson and‎ Robbi Behr

The Real McCoys

Matthew Swanson and‎ Robbi Behr

Self-proclaimed super genius Moxie McCoy sets out to find a new best friend while solving the crime of the century, only to discover the hard way that she can’t do either without the help of her understated (and undersized) brother Milton.

Juvenile fiction, grades 3-7. Call number: J FIC Swa. View in our catalog

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