Life in the age of drone warfare / Lisa Parks and Caren Kaplan, editors.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 16, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Life in the age of drone warfare / Lisa Parks and Caren Kaplan, editors.
Call Number: UG1242.D7 L54 2017

The best American poetry 2017 / Natasha Trethewey, editor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 16, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: The best American poetry 2017 / Natasha Trethewey, editor.
Call Number: PS615 .B474 2017

The despot's accomplice : how the West is aiding and abetting the decline of democracy / Brian Klass.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 14, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The despot's accomplice : how the West is aiding and abetting the decline of democracy / Brian Klass.
Author: Klaas, Brian P. (Brian Paul), 1986-
Call Number: JC423 .K554 2016
Description: "For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the world is steadily becoming less democratic. Though the true culprits are dictators and counterfeit democrats, the West is often complicit in contributing to the global decline of democracy. In pursuit of short-term economic and political objectives, governments in Washington, London and Brussels ultimately make the world less prosperous and stable. As Brian Klaas argues in this ... new book, this is in nobody's interests, least of all Western democracies--it is time for a rethink."--Publisher description.

We were eight years in power : an American tragedy / Ta-Nehisi Coates.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: We were eight years in power : an American tragedy / Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Author: Coates, Ta-Nehisi,
Call Number: E185.615 .C6336 2017

The best American short stories 2017 / selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Meg Wolitzer with Heidi Pitlor ; with an introduction by Meg Wolitzer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: The best American short stories 2017 / selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Meg Wolitzer with Heidi Pitlor ; with an introduction by Meg Wolitzer.
Call Number: PS659.2 .B475 2017

Ireland / main contributors, Lisa Gerard-Sharp and Tim Perry.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Ireland / main contributors, Lisa Gerard-Sharp and Tim Perry.
Call Number: DA980 .G48 2017

Who reads poetry : 50 views from Poetry magazine / edited by Fred Sasaki and Don Share.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Who reads poetry : 50 views from Poetry magazine / edited by Fred Sasaki and Don Share.
Call Number: PN1055 .W53 2017

The zoomable universe : an epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing / Caleb Scharf ; illustrations by Ron Miller ; and 5W Infographics.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: The zoomable universe : an epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing / Caleb Scharf ; illustrations by Ron Miller ; and 5W Infographics.
Author: Scharf, Caleb A., 1968-
Call Number: QB982 .S337 2017

Zika : from the Brazilian backlands to global threat / Debora Diniz ; translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Zika : from the Brazilian backlands to global threat / Debora Diniz ; translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty.
Author: Diniz, Debora,
Call Number: RA644.Z56 D5613 2017

WTF : what's the future and why it's up to us / Tim O'Reilly.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: WTF : what's the future and why it's up to us / Tim O'Reilly.
Author: O'Reilly, Tim,
Call Number: HC79.T4 O736 2017
Description: Surveys the potential of emerging technologies, drawing on the insights of experts to explore how artificial intelligence, algorithms, and new approaches to organization will change business and life in the near future.

Blood, sweat, and pixels : the triumphant, turbulent stories behind how video games are made / Jason Schreier.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Blood, sweat, and pixels : the triumphant, turbulent stories behind how video games are made / Jason Schreier.
Author: Schreier, Jason,
Call Number: GV1469.3 .S37 2017
Description: In his years covering the industry, Schreier has often heard developers say that any game actually released is a miracle. Here he takes you behind the scenes of some of the biggest recent games to share never-before-told stories of the struggles and failures the development teams faced along the way. Each chapter covers a different game, from major studios with nine-figure budgets to indie games with half a dozen people on their teams.

Women in ancient Greece : a sourcebook / Bonnie MacLachlan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Women in ancient Greece : a sourcebook / Bonnie MacLachlan.
Author: MacLachlan, Bonnie.
Call Number: HQ1134 .M33 2012
Description: The study of women in the ancient Mediterranean world is a topic of growing interest among classicists and ancient historians, and also students of history, sociology and women's studies. This volume is an essential resource supplying a compilation of source material in translation, with suggestions for further reading, a general bibliography, and an index of ancient authors and works.

The woman and the lyre : women writers in classical Greece and Rome / Jane McIntosh Snyder.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 8, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: The woman and the lyre : women writers in classical Greece and Rome / Jane McIntosh Snyder.
Author: Snyder, Jane McIntosh,
Call Number: PA3067 .S69 2017

Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science / Carey Gillam.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 7, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Whitewash : the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science / Carey Gillam.
Author: Gillam, Carey,
Call Number: HD9651.9.M6 G45 2017
Description: It’ s the pesticide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it’ s in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto’ s Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, the world’ s most popular weed killer is used everywhere from backyard gardens to golf courses to millions of acres of farmland. For decades it’ s been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence indicates just the opposite, with research tying the chemical to cancers and a host of other health threats. In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. Gillam introduces readers to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests. Readers learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the pesticide in food and skipped compliance tests. And, in startling detail, Gillam reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception. Whitewash is more than an expose about the hazards of one chemical or even the influence of one company. It’ s a story of power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety.--AMAZON.

Where have all the heroes gone? : the changing nature of American valor / Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 7, 2017 - 5:40pm
Title: Where have all the heroes gone? : the changing nature of American valor / Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins.
Author: Peabody, Bruce Garen, 1969-
Call Number: BJ1533.C8 P43 2017
Description: From the men and women associated with the American Revolution and Civil War to the seminal figures in the struggles for civil and women's rights, Americans have been fascinated with and drawn to icons of great achievement, or at least reputation. But who spins today's narratives about American heroism, and to what ends? In a nation so wracked with division, is there any contemporary consensus about the enduring importance of our heroes or what traits they embody? Can heroes survive in our environment of 24/7 media coverage and cynicism about the motives of those who enter the public domain? In Where Have All the Heroes Gone?, Bruce G. Peabody and Krista Jenkins draw on the concept of the American hero to address these questions and to show an important gap between the views of political and media elites and the attitudes of the mass public. The authors contend that important changes over the past half century, including the increasing scope and power of new media and people's deepening political distrust, have drawn both politicians and producers of media content to the hero meme. However, popular reaction to this turn to heroism has been largely skeptical. As a result, the conversations and judgments of ordinary Americans, government officials, and media elites are often deeply divergent and even directly opposed. Exploring and being able to show these dynamics is important not just for understanding what U.S. heroism means today, but also in helping to wrestle with stubborn and distinctively American problems. Investigating the story of American heroes over the past five decades provides a narrative that can teach us about such issues as political socialization, institutional trust, and political communication.

November 2017 Book Display

Library News - November 6, 2017 - 5:20pm
It is National Native American Heritage Month, come visit the library and check out our display.
Categories: Library News, News

2017 Media Literacy Week (MLW), November 6-11

Library News - November 3, 2017 - 7:18am
The 3rd annual Media Literacy Week (MLW) in the United States is sponsored by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Take a moment to visit the MLW website to learn more about Media Literacy and activities taking place around the country this week: https://medialiteracyweek.us/  
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When deadly force is involved : a look at the legal side of stand your ground, duty to retreat, and other questions of self-defense / Bruce M. Lawlor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 2, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: When deadly force is involved : a look at the legal side of stand your ground, duty to retreat, and other questions of self-defense / Bruce M. Lawlor.
Author: Lawlor, Bruce M., 1948-
Call Number: KF9246 .L39 2017
Description: Misinformation about self-defense rights and laws is what has sparked major debate over the misapplication of lethal force in civilian communities. Bruce Lawlor identifies the major issues in self-defense cases, and the legal approaches used to resolve them. The result is less confusion and greater understanding of what self-defense is, and how to go about determining if a homicide is self-defense or murder.

Visions of empire : how five imperial regimes shaped the world / Krishan Kumar.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 1, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Visions of empire : how five imperial regimes shaped the world / Krishan Kumar.
Author: Kumar, Krishan, 1942-
Call Number: D32 .K86 2017
Description: The empires of the past were far-flung experiments in multinationalism and multiculturalism, and have much to teach us about navigating our own increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Until now, most recent scholarship on empires has focused on their subject peoples. Visions of Empire looks at their rulers, shedding critical new light on who they were, how they justified their empires, how they viewed themselves, and the styles of rule they adopted toward their subjects. Krishan Kumar provides panoramic and multifaceted portraits of five major European empires - Ottoman, Habsburg, Russian/Soviet, British, and French - showing how each, like ancient Rome, saw itself as the carrier of universal civilization to the rest of the world. Sometimes these aims were couched in religious terms, as with Islam for the Ottomans or Catholicism for the Habsburgs. Later, the imperial missions took more secular forms, as with British political traditions or the world communism of the Soviets. Visions of Empire offers new insights into the interactions between rulers and ruled, revealing how empire was as much a shared enterprise as a clash of oppositional interests. It explores how these empires differed from nation-states, particularly in how the ruling peoples of empires were forced to downplay or suppress their own national or ethnic identities in the interests of the long-term preservation of their rule.

The Vietnam War : an intimate history / Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; with an introduction by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; picture research by Salimah El-Amin with Lucas B. Frank ; design by Maggie Hinders.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 1, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The Vietnam War : an intimate history / Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick ; with an introduction by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; picture research by Salimah El-Amin with Lucas B. Frank ; design by Maggie Hinders.
Author: Ward, Geoffrey C.,
Call Number: DS557.7 .W368 2017
Description: "A comprehensive look at the Vietnam War"--
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