Return on sustainability : how business can increase profitability and address climate change in an uncertain economy / by Kevin Wilhelm ; forward by Bob Willard.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 14, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: Return on sustainability : how business can increase profitability and address climate change in an uncertain economy / by Kevin Wilhelm ; forward by Bob Willard.
Author: Wilhelm, Kevin
Call Number: HD 30.255 W55 2009

A framework for understanding poverty / Ruby K. Payne.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 14, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: A framework for understanding poverty / Ruby K. Payne.
Author: Payne, Ruby K.
Call Number: HV4045 .P39 2005
Description: A Framework for Understanding Poverty was Dr. Ruby Payne's first book and the first book RFT Publishing Co. (now aha! Process, Inc.) published. It is fitting that the book and the company's history are intertwined. The central goal of the company is educating people about the differences that separate economic classes and then teaching them skills to bridge those gulfs. Framework is the method that delivers that message. Ruby's thesis for Framework is simple. Individuals accustomed to personal poverty think and act differently from people in the middle and upper economic classes. Most teachers today come from middle-class backgrounds. Economic class differences, in an educational setting, often make both teaching and learning challenging. Too often, teachers don't understand why a student from poverty is chronically acting out or is not grasping a concept even after repeated explanations. At the same time, the student doesn't understand what he/she is expected to produce and why. Ruby discusses at length the social cues or "hidden rules" that govern how we think and interact in society - and the significance of those rules in a classroom. Framework also illuminates differences between generational poverty and situational poverty. Ruby explains the "voices" that all of us use to project ourselves to the outside world and how poverty can affect those voices. Through the use of realistic teaching scenarios, Ruby focuses attention on sources of support, or resources, which might or might not be present in a student's life. Resources are important assets - things like mental stability, emotional support, and physical health - and the more resources students have in their lives, the better able they'll be to achieve their goals. Framework is a teacher's book. It draws on years of experience in multiple school systems, along with a wide range of academic positions. In this groundbreaking work Ruby Payne matter-of-factly presents the issues central to teaching students from poverty, then takes a pivotal next step by offering proven tools educators can use immediately to improve the quality of instruction in their classrooms.

Young patriots : the remarkable story of two men, their impossible plan, and the revolution that created the Constitution / Charles Cerami.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 14, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: Young patriots : the remarkable story of two men, their impossible plan, and the revolution that created the Constitution / Charles Cerami.
Author: Cerami, Charles A.
Call Number: E303 .C38 2005
Description: A history of the making of the Constitution focuses on Madison and Hamilton's dynamic leadership contributions to the effort to construct a national government. America's great underdog story from New York Times bestselling author Charles Cerami. Seven years after the revolution, America was in crisis. The government didn't work, but the citizens didn't care-or were in a state of rebellion. Then two unknown men, Hamilton and Madison (unknown especially compared to the revered Founding Fathers), envisioned a plan that no one else thought could happen: a truly United States. Against all odds, these men maneuvered and strategized to get the right men to agree on the right ideas. The result: the most brilliant political document ever and a powerful United States.

Advanced Photoshop CS2 trickery & FX / Stephen Burns.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 14, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: Advanced Photoshop CS2 trickery & FX / Stephen Burns.
Author: Burns, Stephen, 1963-
Call Number: T385 .B86434 2006
Description: "Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX takes digital artists to the next level of creativity by teaching you how to blend your artistic talent seamlessly with the powerful tools of Photoshop CS2. The book assumes a fundamental level of skill with Photoshop and builds upon those skills by helping you learn how and why Photoshop does what it does. With this knowledge, you'll be ready to take on new challenges and work through the practical, fun tutorials throughout the book. All of the core tools of Photoshop CS2 used for effects are put to use in the projects, so buckle up and get ready to create! Book jacket."--Jacket.

November Book Display

Library News - November 14, 2014 - 3:48pm
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Come to the library and learn more about it.
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Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 13, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.
Author: Gawande, Atul,
Call Number: R726.8 .G39 2014
Description: Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.

Ghosts of Jim Crow : ending racism in post-racial America / F. Michael Higginbotham.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 13, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: Ghosts of Jim Crow : ending racism in post-racial America / F. Michael Higginbotham.
Author: Higginbotham, F. Michael.
Call Number: E185.61 .H58 2013
Description: Discusses the political, economic, educational, and social reasons the United States is not a "post-racial" society and argues that legal reform can successfully create a "post-racial" America.

Everyone eats : understanding food and culture / E.N. Anderson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 13, 2014 - 4:40pm
Title: Everyone eats : understanding food and culture / E.N. Anderson.
Author: Anderson, E. N., 1941-
Call Number: GT2850 .A6644 2014

Why the Press Is Less Free Today

Library News - November 13, 2014 - 11:53am
Did you know: In recent years, reporting the news has become an ever more dangerous activity. Between 2002 and 2012, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (C.P.J.), five hundred and six journalists were killed worldwide, as opposed to three hundred and ninety in the previous decade.
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