New Arrivals

Check here every Thursday for a selection of the week's new books, media, and more!

Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Raqqa Diaries by Samer

The Raqqa Diaries: Escape from "Islamic State"

Samer

Since ISIS occupied Raqqa in eastern Syria, it has become one of the most isolated and fear-ridden cities on earth. The sale of television has been banned, wearing pants the wrong length is a punishable offense, and using a cellphone is considered an unforgivable crime. No journalists are allowed in and the penalty for speaking to the western media id death by beheading. Despite this, after several months of nervy and often interrupted conversations, the BBC was able to make contact with a small activist group, Al-Sharqiya 24. Finally, courageously, one of their members agreed to write a personal diary about his experience... Samer is fighting back the only way he can: by telling the world what is happening to his beloved city. This is Samer's story.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 956.91 Sam. View in our catalog

Roomies by Christina Lauren

Roomies

Christina Lauren

Marriages of convenience are so...inconvenient. For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions. Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway's hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway-until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he's in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago. Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

Adult fiction. Call number: FIC Lau. View in our catalog

Mouths Don't Speak by Katia D. Ulysse

Mouths Don't Speak

Katia D. Ulysse

No one was prepared for the massive earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, taking over a quarter-million lives, and leaving millions of others homeless. Three thousand miles away, Jacqueline Florestant mourns the presumed death of her parents, while her husband, a former US Marine and combat veteran, cares for their three-year-old daughter as he fights his own battles with acute PTSD. Horrified and guilt-ridden, Jacqueline returns to Haiti in search of the proverbial closure. Unfortunately, the Haiti she left as a child twenty-five years earlier has disappeared. Her quest turns into a tornado of deception, desperation, and more death. So Jacqueline holds tightly to her daughter—the only one who must not die.

Adult fiction. Call number: FIC Uly. View in our catalog

Fire!! by Peter Bagge

Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

Peter Bagge

Peter Bagge has defied the expectations of the comics industry by changing gears from his famous slacker hero Buddy Bradley to documenting the life and times of historical 20th century trailblazers. If Bagge had not already had a New York Times bestseller with his biography of Margaret Sanger, his newest biography, Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story, would seem to be an unfathomable pairing of author and subject. Yet through Bagge's skilled cartooning, he turns what could be a rote biography into a bold and dazzling graphic novel, creating a story as brilliant as the life itself. Hurston challenged the norms of what was expected of an African American woman in early 20th century society. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston's writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. With admiration and respect, Bagge reconstructs her vivid life in resounding full-color.

Adult graphic novel. Call number: GN BIOG Hurston. View in our catalog

Runny Babbit Returns by Shel Silverstein

Runny Babbit Returns: Another Billy Sook

Shel Silverstein

Runny Babbit Returns, a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings, features Runny and other woodland characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. This carefully compiled work from the Silverstein archives is filled with spoonerism poems that are both playful and poignant. With tongue-twisting word play and uproarious characters, the endearingly befuddled Runny Babbit and his friends embody Shel Silverstein's singular style, the one we all know and love.

Youth nonfiction. Call number: J 811.54 Sil. View in our catalog

Descriptions and images provided by the publishers.

Jan 25, 2018
Alexis
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, directors

The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

DVD, fiction. Call number: DVD FIC Lov. View in our catalog

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series

David Lynch, director

One of the most groundbreaking and influential television series of all time. It picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen was murdered.

DVD, TV series. Call number: DVD-TV Twi. View in our catalog

Shortfall by Alice Echols

Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking

Alice Echols

The rollicking true story of a 1930s version of Bernie Madoff—and the building and loan crash he helped precipitate—in a wonderful work of narrative nonfiction by the Gustavus Myers book award winner. Shortfall opens with a surprise discovery in an attic—boxes filled with letters and documents hidden for more than seventy years—and launches into a fast-paced story that uncovers the dark secrets in Echols's family.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 364.162 Ech. View in our catalog

Djinn City by Saad Z. Hossain

Djinn City

Saad Z. Hossain

Indelbed is a lonely kid living in a crumbling mansion in the super dense, super chaotic third world capital Of Bangladesh. His father, Dr. Kaikobad, is the black sheep of their clan, the once illustrious Khan Rahman family. A drunken loutish widower, he refuses to allow Indelbed go to school, and the only thing Indelbed knows about his mother is the official cause of her early demise: "Death by Indelbed." But When Dr. Kaikobad falls into a supernatural coma, Indelbed and his older cousin, the wise-cracking slacker Rais, learn that Indelbed's dad was in fact a magician-and a trusted emissary to the djinn world. And the Djinns, as it turns out, are displeased. A "hunt" has been announced, and ten year-old Indelbed is the prey. Still reeling from the fact that genies actually exist, Indelbed finds himself on the run. Soon, the boys are at the center of a great Diinn controversy, one tied to the continuing fallout from an ancient war, with ramifications for the future of life as we know it.

Adult science fiction. Call number: SCIFIC Hos. View in our catalog

Duck, Duck, Porcupine! by Salina Yoon

Duck, Duck, Porcupine!

Salina Yoon

Big Duck likes to boss around her younger brother, Little Duck, and she fancies herself the leader of their trio—when joined by their gentle friend Porcupine. Little Duck doesn't speak yet, but through his expressions and his actions, he shows that he has a better grasp on any situation than his older sister. Told entirely through dialogue and visual storytelling with subtle humor throughout, Little Duck ends up getting the trio out of whatever jam they are in.

Youth reader. Call number: J READER Yoo. View in our catalog

Descriptions and images provided by the publishers. Some may be edited for length.

Jan 18, 2018
Alexis
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Playful Painting: Pets

Playful Painting: Pets

Faye Moorhouse

From an affectionate French Bulldog and astute Boxer to a sassy tabby cat, if you love animals and art, then your tail will be wagging with each of our easy-to-learn lessons and the humor that goes with them. You'll be an expert in gouache, pencil, and ink in no time! Playful Painting: Pets is the first title in Walter Foster's new compact and portable Playful Painting series, and it is aimed at artists, doodlers, and painting enthusiasts. There has never been a better time to learn to paint and illustrate whimsical portraits of your pets and favorite animals! Startup is easy, with minimal tools and materials required.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 704.943 Moo. View in our catalog

Breaking Sad

Breaking Sad: What to Say After Loss, What Not to Say, and When to Just Show Up

Shelly Fisher and Jennifer Jones, editors

Real stories and real feedback on what should be said, what should be kept to yourself, and what can be done when trying to support someone you care about as they navigate loss. Breaking Sad helps us start conversations through its pages of personal stories and suggestions from everyday survivors—bringing us all to a place where we can more comfortably offer support and caring to people when they need it most. Featuring stories from Montel Williams, Olivia Newton-John, Scott Hamilton, Giuliana Rancic, Valerie Harper, and more.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 155.937 Bre. View in our catalog

Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

Lighter Than My Shadow

Katie Green

A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse and recovery. Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness; an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.

Adult graphic novel. Call number: GN Lighter. View in our catalog

Meet Cute

Meet Cute

Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, et al.

Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. Meet Cute is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors.

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

Crown by Derrick Barnes

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good: lesser grades turn into As; girls take notice; even a mother's hug gets a little tighter. Everyone notices. A fresh cut makes boys fly. This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber's chair—a tradition that places on their heads a figurative crown, beaming with jewels, that confirms their brilliance and worth and helps them not only love and accept themselves but also take a giant step toward caring how they present themselves to the world. The fresh cuts. That's where it all begins. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut is a high-spirited, engaging salute to the beautiful, raw, assured humanity of black boys and how they see themselves when they approve of their reflections in the mirror.

Youth easy book. Call number: J EASY Bar. View in our catalog

Descriptions and images provided by the publishers.

Jan 11, 2018
Alexis
Thursday, January 4, 2018
The Detroit Public Library by Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt

The Detroit Public Library: An American Classic

Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt

A photographic tour of the Detroit Public Library's rich art and architectural history.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 027.477 Coh. View in our catalog

Happiness in this Life by Pope Francis

Happiness in this Life

Pope Francis, translated from the Italian by Oonagh Stransky, audiobook narration by Arthur Morey.

A collection of homilies, speeches, and "messages of the day" that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now.

Book on disc. Call number: CD 248.482 Fra. View in our catalog

Iraq + 100, ed. Hassan Blasim

Iraq + 100: The First Anthology of Science Fiction to Have Emerged from Iraq

Hassan Blasim, editor

In a calm and serene world, one has the luxury of imagining what the future might look like. Now try to imagine that future when your way of life has been devastated by forces beyond your control. Iraq + 100 poses a question to Iraqi writers (those who still live in that nation, and those who have joined the worldwide diaspora): What might your home country look like in the year 2103, a century after a disastrous foreign invasion? Using science fiction, allegory, and magical realism to challenge the perception of what it means to be "The Other", this groundbreaking anthology edited by Hassan Blasim contains stories that are heartbreakingly surreal, and yet utterly recognizable to the human experience. Though born out of exhaustion, fear, and despair, these stories are also fueled by themes of love, family, and endurance, and woven through with a delicate thread of hope for the future.

Adult science fiction. Call number: SCIFIC Ira. View in our catalog

Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

Not Now, Not Ever

Lily Anderson

Elliot Gabaroche is very clear on what she isn't going to do this summer—things like mock trial camp at UCLA and the Air Force summer program in Colorado Springs. But what she is going to do is pack up her determination, her favorite Octavia Butler novels, and her Jordans, and go to summer camp. Specifically, a cutthroat academic-decathlon-like competition for a full scholarship to Rayevich College, the only college with a Science Fiction Literature program. And she's going to start over as Ever Lawrence, on her own terms, without the shadow of all her family’s expectations. Because why do what’s expected of you when you can fight other genius nerds to the death for a shot at the dream you’re sure your family will consider a complete waste of time?

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

Slug Days by Sara Leach

Slug Days

Sara Leach, illustrations by Rebecca Bender

Seeing the world very differently because of her Asperger Syndrome, young Lauren struggles to navigate the challenges of school life and masters tricks to stay calm, understand others' feelings and let her personality shine. By the award-winning author of Count Me In.

Youth fiction. Call number: J FIC Lea. View in our catalog

Descriptions and images provided by the publishers.

Jan 4, 2018
Alexis
Thursday, December 28, 2017
The Second Coming of the KKK by Linda Gordon

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

Linda Gordon

A new Ku Klux Klan arose in the early 1920s, a less violent but equally virulent descendant of the relatively small, terrorist Klan of the 1870s. Unknown to most Americans today, this "second Klan" largely flourished above the Mason-Dixon Line—its army of four-to-six-million members spanning the continent from New Jersey to Oregon, its ideology of intolerance shaping the course of mainstream national politics throughout the twentieth century. Documenting what became the largest social movement of the first half of the twentieth century, The Second Coming of the Ku Klux Klan exposes the ancestry and helps explain the dangerous appeal of today's welter of intolerance.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 322.42 Gor. View in our catalog

Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis (sound recording)

Andy Weir, audiobook narration by Rosario Dawson

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. But everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

Book on disc, adult science fiction. Call number: CD SCIFIC Wei. View in our catalog

An Amish Winter by Amy Clipston, et al.

An Amish Winter: Three Novellas

Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin and Beth Cameron

A collection of three Amish romances to warm the heart on a cold day. Contains the novellas Home Sweet Home by Amy Clipston, A Christmas Visitor by Kelly Irvin, and When Winter Comes by Barbara Cameron.

Adult fiction. Call number: FIC Ami. View in our catalog

Meanwhile, Elsewhere by Cat Fitzpatrick, et al.

Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers

Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett, editors

An eclectic collection of speculative fiction from 25 transgender writers.

Adult science fiction. Call number: SCIFIC Mea. View in our catalog

Oddity by Sarah Cannon

Oddity

Sarah Cannon

Ada Roundtree is no stranger to dodging carnivorous dumpsters, distracting zombie rabbits with marshmallows, and instigating games of alien punkball. But things haven’t been the same since her twin sister, Pearl, won the town’s yearly Sweepstakes and disappeared… Along with her best friend, Raymond, and new-kid-from-Chicago Cayden (whose inability to accept being locked in the gym with live leopards is honestly quite laughable), Ada leads a self-given quest to discover Oddity’s secrets, even evading the invisible Blurmonster terrorizing the outskirts of town. But one of their missions goes sideways, revealing something hinky with the Sweepstakes… and Ada can’t let it go. Because, if the Sweepstakes is bad, then what happened to Pearl?

Youth fiction, ages 8-12. Call number: J FIC Can. View in our catalog

All descriptions are written by staff or provided by the publishers. Some have been edited for length. All images provided by the publishers.

Dec 28, 2017
Alexis
Thursday, December 21, 2017
An American Family by Khizr Khan

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

Khizr Khan

This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

Adult biography. Call number: BIOG Khan. View in our catalog

Malagash by Joey Comeau

Malagash

Joey Comeau

A precisely crafted, darkly humorous portrait of a family in mourning. Sunday's father is dying of cancer. They've come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. But devastated isn't good enough. Devastated doesn't fix anything. Sunday has a plan. She's started recording everything her father says. His boring stories. His stupid jokes. Everything. She's recording every single "I love you" right alongside every "Could we turn the heat up in here?" It's all important. Because Sunday is writing a computer virus. A computer virus that will live secretly on the hard drives of millions of people all over the world. A computer virus that will think her father's thoughts and say her father's words. She has thousands of lines of code to write. Cryptography to understand. Exploits to test. She doesn't have time to be sad. Her father is going to live forever.

Adult ficton. Call number: FIC Com. View in our catalog

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion

Margaret Killjoy

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy pits utopian anarchists against rogue demon deer in this dropkick-in-the-mouth punk fantasy that Alan Moore calls "scary and energetic." Searching for clues about her best friend's mysterious suicide, Danielle ventures to the squatter, utopian town of Freedom, Iowa, and witnesses a protector spirit—in the form of a blood-red, three-antlered deer—begin to turn on its summoners. She and her new friends have to act fast if they're going to save the town - or get out alive.

Adult science fiction. Call number: SCIFIC Kil. View in our catalog

The Escapists by Brian K. Vaughan

Michael Chabon's The Escapists

Brian K. Vaughan

When Matt Roth's father dies, he spends his entire inheritance buying the Escapist's trademark rights. Hoping to introduce the Escapist to a new generation of comics fans he assembles a team of artists. Though, after a publicity stunt featuring the hero goes wrong, the fiasco threatens to ground the entire project.

Adult graphic novel. Call number: GN Escapists. View in our catalog

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Pashmina

Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri's mom avoids these questions and the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film.

Youth graphic novel, ages 10-14. Call number: J GN Pashmina. View in our catalog

Descriptions and images provided by the publishers.

Dec 21, 2017
Alexis
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

Dec 14, 2017
Alexis
Thursday, December 7, 2017
If All I Was Was Black by Mavis Staples

If All I Was Was Black

Mavis Staples

Music icon Mavis Staples teams up with producer and songwriter Jeff Tweedy for her newest album of gospel and soul.

Music CD. Call number: CD R & B Sta. View in our catalog

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Future Home of the Living God

Louise Erdrich

The world as we know it is ending. As Cedar Hawk Songmaker goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity. Audiobook narrated by the author.

Audiobook, adult fiction. Call number: CD FIC Erd. View in our catalog

Beyond Marriage by Susan Gluck Mezey

Beyond Marriage: Continuing Battles for LGBT Rights

Susan Gluck Mezey

Susan Gluck Mezey examines LGBT policymaking over the last several decades, highlighting advances in LGBT rights as well as formidable challenges that still confront the LGBT community.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 342.73 Mez. View in our catalog

Stuff that Sucks by Ben Sedley

Stuff that Sucks: A Teen's Guide to Accepting What You Can't Change and Committing to What You Can

Ben Sedley

Sometimes everything sucks. For teens that struggle with negative thoughts and emotions, Stuff That Sucks offers a compassionate and validating guide to accepting emotions, rather than struggling against them. By helping teens identify their personal values and what really matters to them, this book will help them take steps towards living a more meaningful life.

Teen nonfiction. Call number: YA 155.519 Sed. View in our catalog

Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos by Brett Juilly

Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos: Learn How to Film, Edit, and Upload Quality Videos to YouTube

Brett Juilly

Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos is a new guide for users to learn how to shoot and edit their own films using commonly used hand-held devices such as a cell phone. Once you’ve created your cinematic masterpiece, this book gives you step-by-step instructions and tips to help you how quickly and easily upload your project to YouTube while maintaining your video’s quality.

Youth nonfiction, ages 8-12. Call number: J 006.7 Jui. View in our catalog

Pup and Bear by Kate Banks

Pup and Bear

Kate Banks, illustrated by Naoko Stoop

A stranded wolf cub is rescued and raised by a loving polar bear, and years later when he is grown into a wolf and on his own, he comes upon a lost polar bear cub, and the cycle begins again.

Youth picture book, ages 3-7. Call number: J EASY Ban. View in our catalog

Dec 7, 2017
Alexis
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Brené Brown

Social scientist Brené Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves. Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 158.2 Bro. View in our catalog

A Small Town Love Story by Sherryl Woods

A Small Town Love Story: Colonial Beach, Virginia

Sherryl Woods

Part memoir, part oral history, Sherryl Woods gives us a rare and intimate look at Colonial Beach, Virginia. Rich in narrative history and local color, A Small Town Love Story: Colonial Beach, Virginia is an homage to the town of Woods’s summers, a place that stole her heart long ago and provided the basis for the many fictional small towns in her bestselling novels.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 975.524 Woo. View in our catalog

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

The Child Finder

Rene Denfeld

Three years ago Madison Culver went missing at the age of five while looking for a Christmas tree with her family. Private investigator Naomi Cottle continues the investigation and believes that Madison's disappearance can only be the result of an abduction. Naomi's personal journey from foster child to adulthood parallels her search for Madison, and as her fears and sources of determination come to light, the narrative also dips into Madison's mind, allowing readers to experience her terrifying ordeal at the hands of her captor.

Adult fiction. Call number: FIC Den. View in our catalog

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down

Jason Reynolds

As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

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

Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai, illustrated by Kerascoët

As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.

Picture book, ages 4-8. Call number: J EASY You. View in our catalog

Nov 30, 2017
Alexis

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