» Archive for the 'Adult Non-fiction' Category

Patrick J. Kennedy/ A common struggle

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, “Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier” and then, several hours later, “Patrick Kennedy Says He’ll Seek Help for Addiction.” It was the first time that the popular Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his addiction to prescription painkillers, the true extent of his struggle with bipolar disorder and his plan to immediately seek treatment. That could have been the end of his career, but instead it was the beginning. Since then, Kennedy has become the nation’s leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse care, research and policy both in and out of Congress.  c. 2015

Tim Dowling-How to be a husband

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

What does means to be a good husband in the twenty-first century? The bar has been raised dramatically in the last hundred years: back in the day, every time you went out for cigarettes, it was simply expected that you came back. Now, every time you’re sent out for espresso pods and tampons, it is expected that you come back with the right sort. And being a father doesn’t seem to command much innate respect these days, either. When his first child was born, Dowling imagined himself eliciting a natural awe as the distant, authoritative figurehead; he did not anticipate his children hijacking his Twitter account to post heartfelt admissions of loserdom like “Hi, I suck at everything I try in life.  c. 2014

Virginia Morris-How to care for aging parents

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans—now 42 million—who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend.  It includes a chapter on fraud; details on the latest “aging in place” technologies; more helpful online resources; and everything you need to know about current laws and regulations. Also new are fill-in worksheets for gathering specifics on medications; caregivers’ names, schedules, and contact info; doctors’ phone numbers and addresses; and other essential information in one handy place at the back of the book.  c. 2014

David Fisher-Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and lies. The Civil War

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy’s first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Civil War reveals the amazing and often little known stories behind the battle lines of America’s bloodiest war and debunks the myths that surround its greatest figures.  c. 2017

Michael Stoke Paulsen-The constitution: and introduction

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

From war powers to health care, freedom of speech to gun ownership, religious liberty to abortion, practically every aspect of American life is shaped by the Constitution. This vital document, along with its history of political and judicial interpretation, governs our individual lives and the life of our nation. Yet most of us know surprisingly little about the Constitution itself, and are woefully unprepared to think for ourselves about recent developments in its long and storied history.  c. 2015

Andy Andrews-The little things: why we really should sweat the small stuff

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In his unique humorous style, Andy Andrews shows how people succeed by actually going against the modern adage “don’t sweat the small stuff”. By contrast, Andy proves that it is in concentrating on the smaller things that we add value and margin.

c. 2017

Diane Ackerman-Zookeeper’s wife

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.”   c. 2007

Elizabeth Gilbert-Big magic: creative living beyond fear

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

 With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Elizabeth Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us.   c. 2015

Donni Webber-Magical miniature gardens & homes

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cover image for Magical miniature gardens & homes : create tiny worlds of fairy magic & delight with natural, handmade décor Celebrate the cute, tiny, magical and whimsical world of fairy gardens using this resourceful and inspiring book as the guide. The garden designs are low-cost and low-care, highlighting common, long-lasting plants. The accessories and furniture projects are easy to make, come together quickly and use natural materials or commonly found craft supplies. c. 2017