From birth to sixteen years : children's health, social, emotional, and cognitive development / Helen Cowie.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 12, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: From birth to sixteen years : children's health, social, emotional, and cognitive development / Helen Cowie.
Author: Cowie, Helen.
Call Number: RJ131 .C69 2012
Description: "From Birth to Sixteen Years outlines childrens physical, social, emotional and cognitive development from infancy through to adolescence. Providing information about normal development, the book also highlights deviations so that a range of health, social care and education professionals can quickly and easily identify where children are experiencing problems and whether or not these are issues that can be resolved without intervention or should be referred onwards. Quick and easy to access, this text is clear and concise, with illustrations, brief research summaries and case studies making links to professional practice throughout. Designed to fit with the requirements of the Common Assessment Framework, it presents developmental norms for the years from birth to sixteen under each of the following themes: Health and physical development, Emotional well-being and resilience, Relationships in the family, Relationships in day care, at school and with the peer group, Learning in a social context, Language and communication, Childrens rights and responsibilities, Children and the media. The text appreciates the diversity of ways in which children develop in different social contexts, taking into account gender, ethnicity, social background and disability, and values childrens resilience in conditions of adversity. It is ideal for students studying child development on a range of courses including nursing, play work, youth work, play therapy, early years education, teaching, social work and occupational therapy as well as practitioners in these areas"--Provided by publisher.

August Book Display

Library News - August 11, 2016 - 4:22pm
August is" Celebrating Olympic Games History" Month. Come join us for some Trivia at the library.
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The longest trail : writings on American Indian history, culture, and politics / Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; edited by Marc Jaffe and Rich Wandschneider.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 8, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: The longest trail : writings on American Indian history, culture, and politics / Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. ; edited by Marc Jaffe and Rich Wandschneider.
Author: Josephy, Alvin M., 1915-2005.
Call Number: E77 .J788 2015
Description: "Alvin Josephy Jr.'s groundbreaking, popular books and essays advocated for a fair and true historical assessment of Native Americans, and set the course for modern Native American studies. This collection, which includes magazine articles, speeches, a white paper, and introductions and chapters of books, gives a generous and reasoned view of five hundred years of Indian history in North America from first settlements in the East to the long trek of the Nez Perce Indians in the Northwest. The essays deal with the origins of still unresolved troubles with treaties and territories to fishing and land rights, and who should own archaeological finds, as well as the ideologies that underpin our Indian policy. Taken together the pieces give a revelatory introduction to American Indian history, a history that continues both to fascinate and inform." -- Publisher's description

Jay and Ellsworth, the first courts : justices, rulings and legacy / Matthew P. Harrington.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 15, 2016 - 12:40pm
Title: Jay and Ellsworth, the first courts : justices, rulings and legacy / Matthew P. Harrington.
Author: Harrington, Matthew P.
Call Number: KF8742 .S863
Description: Harrington (law, U. of Montreal) describes the first years of the US Supreme Court. He profiles each of appointments to the bench by presidents Washington and Adams, surveys cases and controversies that came before the court, and looks at the court's legacy and impact in subsequent legal and political history. Supporting material includes documents, biographical sketches, a glossary, a chronology, and an annotated bibliography.

Borderline personality disorder : new reasons for hope / Francis Mark Mondimore, Patrick Kelly.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 14, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: Borderline personality disorder : new reasons for hope / Francis Mark Mondimore, Patrick Kelly.
Author: Mondimore, Francis Mark, 1953-
Call Number: RC569.5.B67 M66 2011
Description: Understanding the problem. The clinical picture -- "Personality" and more -- Causes. The four faces of borderline personality disorder -- What the person has: the disease perspective -- The dimensions of borderline personality discorder -- Behaviors I: addiction and eating disorders -- Behaviors II: self-harming behaviors and dissociation -- The life story: childhood experiences, development, trauma -- Treatment. Treating the disease -- Treating the behaviors -- Understanding the dimensions and addressing the life story -- Treatment approaches: putting it all together -- Themes and variations -- How to cope, how to help. If you've been diagnosed with borderline personality discorder --- For parents, partners, friends, and co-workers.

Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world / Shadi Hamid.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 8, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world / Shadi Hamid.
Author: Hamid, Shadi, 1983-
Call Number: BP173.7 .H3554 2016
Description: "From the founding of Islam in the seventh century, there had always been a dominant Muslim empire, or "caliphate." But in 1924, the Ottoman Caliphate was formally abolished. Since then, there has been an ongoing struggle to establish a legitimate political order in the Middle East. At the center of that struggle is the vexing problem of religion and its role in political life. In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East. With unprecedented access to Islamist activists and leaders across the region, Hamid argues for a new understanding of how Islam and Islamism shape politics - and how the practice of politics shapes Islam. Despite the hopes of the Arab Spring, ideological and religious polarization has actually worsened. Divides among citizens aren't just about power but are products of fundamental disagreements over the very nature and purpose of the modern nation state. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews across the region, Hamid examines different models of reckoning with the problem of religion and state, including the terrifying - and alarmingly successful - example of ISIS. Offering a panoramic and ambitious interpretation of the region's descent into violence, Islamic Exceptionalism is a vital contribution to our understanding of Islam's past and present, and its outsized, exceptional role in modern politics. We don't have to like it; but we have to understand it, because it will continue to be a force that shapes not just the region, but the West as well, in the coming decades"--

Little "red scares" : anti-communism and political repression in the United States, 1921-1946 / edited by Robert Justin Goldstein, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 8, 2016 - 11:40am
Title: Little "red scares" : anti-communism and political repression in the United States, 1921-1946 / edited by Robert Justin Goldstein, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA.
Call Number: E743.5 .L56 2014
Description: By focusing on this twenty-five year 'interim' period, the essays in this collection bridge the gap between the two high-profile 'red scares' thus offering a much more contextualised and fluid narrative for American anti-communism. In so doing the rationale and motivations for the 'red scares' can be seen as part of an evolving political landscape, rather than as isolated bouts of hysteria exploding onto - and then vanishing from - the political scene. Instead, a much more nuanced appreciation of the conflicting interests and fears of government, politicians, organised labour, free-speech advocates, employers, and the press is offered, which will be of interest to anyone wishing to better understand the political history of modern America.--Provided by publisher.

July’s Book Display

Library News - July 7, 2016 - 4:23pm
July's Book Display has interesting trivia facts about events that have occurred during the month of July over the years. Check it out.
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Ordinarily well : the case for antidepressants / Peter D. Kramer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: Ordinarily well : the case for antidepressants / Peter D. Kramer.
Author: Kramer, Peter D.,
Call Number: RM332 .K73 2016
Description: "An eminent psychologist and writer discusses the value of antidepressant drugs"--

Bioethics: the basics / Alastair V. Campbell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 28, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Bioethics: the basics / Alastair V. Campbell.
Author: Campbell, Alastair V.
Call Number: R724 .C3257 2013
Description: This is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being invited to consider some of the most controversial but important questions facing us today. Topics addressed include: The range of moral theories underpinning bioethics, Arguments for the rights and wrongs of abortion, euthanasia and animal research, Healthcare ethics including the nature of the practitioner-patient relationship, Public policy ethics and the implications of global and public health --Publisher information.

Magic and loss : the Internet as art / Virginia Heffernan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 27, 2016 - 2:40pm
Title: Magic and loss : the Internet as art / Virginia Heffernan.
Author: Heffernan, Virginia,
Call Number: HM851 .H43 2016
Description: Cultural critic Virginia Heffernan illuminates the logic, aesthetics, and mysteries of the Internet. Heffernan sees the digital revolution as one of the great developments of human civilization. Magic and Loss travels the roads of digital culture, as well as many of its back alleys, to find a world with its own logic, its own rhythms, its own ideology, and its own culture. Brilliantly cataloging and critically describing basic human experiences--talking to a friend on the phone, walking down a sidewalk, listening to music, reading a book--Heffernan charts how the Internet has made magic of so many of our aesthetic experiences. But she also points out how the physical and emotional experience of the world we knew live, ten, twenty years ago is vanishing. Where there's magic, there's also loss. This witty, erudite, and intellectually thrilling book dares to find meaning--and even beauty--in the digital revolution.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Evolutionary psychology : how our biology affects what we think and do / Valerie G. Starratt.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 23, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Evolutionary psychology : how our biology affects what we think and do / Valerie G. Starratt.
Author: Starratt, Valerie G.,
Call Number: BF698.95 .S73 2016

From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express : a history of Chinese food in the United States / Haiming Liu.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 23, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express : a history of Chinese food in the United States / Haiming Liu.
Author: Liu, Haiming, 1953-
Call Number: TX945.4 .L58 2015
Description: "The story of Chinese Americans through the lens of food. From Canton Restaurant in 1849 to Panda Express today, Chinese food history in America spans over 150 years. Chinese 'Forty-niners' were mostly merchants and restaurateurs who migrated here not to dig gold but to do trade. Racism against the Chinese slowed down the growth of the Chinese restaurant business in the late 19th century, but it made a rebound in the format of chop suey. From 1900 to the 1960s, chop suey as imagined authentic Chinese food attracted numerous American customers including Jewish Americans as its collective fan. Then the real Chinese food such as Hunan, Sichuan or Shanghai cuisine replaced chop suey houses in the 1970s following the arrival of new Chinese immigrants after immigration reform in 1965. Those regional-flavored Chinese restaurants were brought in and established by immigrants from Taiwan rather than mainland China. As Chinese restaurants in America turned Chinese in flavor, P.F. Chang's and Panda Express rose fast in the 1990s to meet the need of constantly changing and often multi-ethnically blended eating habits of American customers. Chinese food in America is a fascinating history about both Chinese and Americans. Embedded in this history is the story of human migration, culinary tradition, racial politics, ethnic identity, cultural negotiation, Chinese Diaspora and transnational life, and Chinese cuisine as a global food. Though a scholarly work, this book aims at all readers who are interested in food history and culture"--Provided by publisher.

Fields of combat : understanding PTSD among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan / Erin P. Finley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 21, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Fields of combat : understanding PTSD among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan / Erin P. Finley.
Author: Finley, Erin P., 1977-
Call Number: RC552.P67 F545 2011
Description: In this book the author relates the stories of how American veterans and their families navigate the return home. For many of the 1.6 million U.S. service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, the trip home is only the beginning of a longer journey. Many undergo an awkward period of readjustment to civilian life after long deployments. Some veterans may find themselves drinking too much, unable to sleep or waking from unspeakable dreams, lashing out at friends and loved ones. Over time, some will struggle so profoundly that they eventually are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD). Following a group of veterans and their personal stories of war, trauma, and recovery, the author illustrates the devastating impact PTSD can have on veterans and their families, their loved ones, and their communities. He explores issues of substance abuse, failed relationships, domestic violence, and even suicide and also challenges popular ideas of PTSD as incurable and permanently debilitating. Drawing on ethnographic material, he examines the cultural, political, and historical influences that shape individual experiences of PTSD and how its sufferers are perceived by the military, medical personnel, and society at large. Despite widespread media coverage and public controversy over the military's response to wounded and traumatized service members, debate continues over how best to provide treatment and compensation for service-related disabilities. Meanwhile, new and highly effective treatments are revolutionizing how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides trauma care, redefining the way PTSD itself is understood in the process. Untangling each of these conflicts, the book reveals the very real implications they have for veterans living with PTSD and offers recommendations to improve how we care for this vulnerable but resilient population. -- From publisher's website.

BIPOLAR DISORDER.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 21, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: BIPOLAR DISORDER.
Author: QUINN, BRIAN
Call Number: -

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE : AN INDIAN HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 21, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE : AN INDIAN HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST.
Author: BROWN, DEE ALEXANDER
Call Number: -

Igniting the American Revolution : 1773-1775 / Derek W. Beck.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 21, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Igniting the American Revolution : 1773-1775 / Derek W. Beck.
Author: Beck, Derek W.,
Call Number: E210 .B39 2015
Description: Examines the years leading up to the Declaration of Independence, looking at the perspectives, ambitions, people, and events on both the British and the American sides that eventually would lead to revolution.

The social neuroscience of education : optimizing attachment and learning in the classroom / Louis Cozolino, PhD ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 21, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: The social neuroscience of education : optimizing attachment and learning in the classroom / Louis Cozolino, PhD ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD.
Author: Cozolino, Louis J.
Call Number: LB1060 .C696 2013
Description: "This book explains how the brain, as a social organism, learns best throughout the lifespan, from our early schooling through late life. Positioning the brain as distinctly social, Louis Cozolino helps teachers make connections to neurobiological principles, with the goal of creating classrooms that nurture healthy attachment patterns and resilient psyches."--Amazon.com.

SAPIENS : A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 20, 2016 - 10:40am
Title: SAPIENS : A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND.
Author: HARARI, YUVAL N
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FIGHTING CANCER WITH KNOWLEDGE & HOPE : A GUIDE FOR PATIENTS, FAMILIES, AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - June 17, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: FIGHTING CANCER WITH KNOWLEDGE & HOPE : A GUIDE FOR PATIENTS, FAMILIES, AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.
Author: FRANK, RICHARD C., 1963-
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