Obviously we can’t post every new book, DVD, CD or Audio Book that we get but we’ll try to put up a few interesting new items a week. Check back soon to see what’s new in the library!
Cover will show you that it is o.k. to judge a book by its cover. In the case of Peter Mendelsund’s creative work as a much-sought-after book jacket designer, you’ll find that so much information is expressed on all kinds of book covers. If something is calling to you, it might not be a coincidence! This is a visually arresting collection of his work, some of which you’ll surely recognize. And, with insights into Mendelsund’s creative process, notes from the authors of the books, and discussions about designing classic literature for re-issues, this is more than just a good looking book!
Brandon Stanton’s second book featuring his signature style of open yet probing photographic portraiture has arrived. If you haven’t seen his work yet, check out his widely popular blog and best-selling book “Humans of New York”. Presented in the same vein, “Little Humans” is a kid focused ode to some of the pint sized brave inspiring humans subjects of New York.
“Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness” is by the inventively silly and smart George Saunders. The text is a reprint of the commencement speech given to the 2014 graduating class of Syracuse University, but the sentiments ring true in this season too. And, it’s a slim read- also a consideration for this (busy) time of year!
This short read is a reprint of the convocation speech presented at Syracuse University by the inventively silly and smart George Saunders. The subtitle, “Some Thoughts on Kindness” is something we can always use more of, especially during the holidays. And it is a breezy enough read that
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Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike.
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises. -Goodreads.com
Come check out the Best Film of the Year, according to the Oscars! The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom.
Did you know that J.K. Rowling is now writing under the name of Robert Galbraith? We have the new book that is getting so much press! It introduces private investigator Cormoran Strike, who is down on his luck until a new case walks in his door. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers.
This deceptively small book by Alexander McCall Smith examines the nature of love and the romanticism of train travel in this book, which features four strangers meeting for the first time on a train from Edinburgh to London. Enchanting and compelling.
This outstanding documentary, narrated by Tom Hanks, takes the assassination of President Lincoln from the planning stages to the capture of John Wilkes Booth. Features wonderful acting and haunting music.
This beautifully done and extremely educational children’s book examines the 100 breakthroughs that have changed chemical history and who did what when. Includes a fold-out timeline with over 1000 milestone facts.
Written by David Oliver Relin, who also wrote Three Cups of Tea, this book follows opthalmologists Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to some of the world’s most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization they founded in 1995.