Born to be Wild Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Jess Shatkin
Born to be Wild Why Teens Take Risks
Oh am I in trouble. I have two teenage boys. I was hoping this book would help me help them make good choices as we navigate the teen years.  This is not that book.  This is a fascinating, very detailed explanation of how evolution  is perfectly willing to sacrifice our teens for the betterment of the human species.  I kid you not! When you as "What were you thinking?" ans they answer "I don;t know."  This is really what is going on, the prefrontal cortex was not being utilized.  By design.  The teen age brain is working exactly as it is designed to work.  It does not function the way an adult brain works.  This really is a must read for parents of teens. Check our catalog
Cindy A. Circ.

Enlightened Aging

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Eric Larson
Enlightened Aging

I picked up this book mainly because I’m dealing with aging parents.  I found it to be more useful for myself. The authors balance study results with stories to get across the points on how to keep healthy and active as long as possible.  They include how to build reserves to live a long active life.  They also discuss the fact that all of us will eventually reach a point where the body gives out and ways to cope with that condition.  It’s an easy read for a non-fiction book.  A lot of it is common sense but it’s always good for me to have reminders.  I would recommend this book if you’re middle aged or older.  Check our catalog

Laura G., Admin

Parent Talk: How to Talk to Your Children in Language That Builds Self-Esteem and Encourages Responsibility

Friday, January 12, 2018
Chick Moorman
Parent Talk
If I could, I would give this book to every parent, grandparent, coach, teacher and caregiver I know. My favorite passage from the book is “You, the parent, are responsible for the discipline structure within your home. Your language can help children realize the choices and controls they have within that structure. As you continue to use the type of communication described in this book, your children will grow to understand that the choices they make impact what happens to them. They will gradually develop the internal controls necessary for independence and self-responsibility, both of which are ultimate goals of discipline.”
I cannot say enough about how helpful this book is. I have changed the language I use with my grandson and IT WORKS! Not only does it work but it also makes me stop to think about what I am going to say instead of reacting. The chapters are short and give practical ideas you can implement immediately.  Check our catalog
Sara D., YS

Moose: Crowned Giant of the Northern Wilderness

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Mark Raycroft
Moose: Crowned Giant of the Northern Wilderness

This book talks about the biology and natural history of the moose.  The moose is the largest living member of the deer family.  Their range is across New England to Montana, northern Canada and Alaska, and inhabits Scandinavia and Russia as well. The book discusses the different subspecies of the moose, their behaviors, habit, and conservation. The photographs are truely awesome.  Some interesting stories of the authors encounters.   Check our catalog

Jeremy, Administration

The Four Tendencies

Friday, November 10, 2017
Gretchen Rubin
The Four Tendencies
The four tendencies: the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people’s lives better, too) is by Gretchen Rubin. According to Rubin, there are four different personality types that determine our decisions: upholder, obliger, rebel, and questioner. You can take the test in the book or online to determine how you make your decisions. You may be surprised at your personality outcome. The author has also written other books on the psychology of change, life skills and self- actualization. Check our catalog
Geralyn, Technical Services

Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Eric O'Grey
Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life

Great book, Walking With Peety. Lovely story about relationship between dog and man! Check our Catalog

Marilyn S., Circ




The Noticer

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Andy Andrews
The Noticer

Are you a dog, cat, pet bird, pet fish?  More enlightening to me was discovering my husband truly is a cat.  This small volume is wonderful,  it is all about perspective.  We all need a touch of perspective as we go through our own days.  It also helped me be more empathetic to those around me.  If you are having a tough time in any area of your life this is a good book to pick up.  The noticer in the book states, "I notice things about situations and people that produce perspective.  That's what most folks lack-perspective-a broader view."  Check our catalog

Cindy A., Circulation

The End of Dieting

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Joel Fuhrman
The End of Dieting

Summary: In The End of Dieting, Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board–certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes, delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting book that shows us how and why we never need to diet again.

Fuhrman writes, "By reading this book, you will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve—and maintain—an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting."

My opinion:  I really enjoyed learning about Dr. Fuhrman’s insight on nutrition and learning about his Nutritarian diet. This book has helped me to become more aware of healthier food options and to be more mindful about my relationship and choices with food. I was surprised to discover that I like many of the recipes in this book and that following as close to his Nutritarian diet isn’t as hard to do as I thought.  Check our catalog

Tania K., Circulation

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Friday, August 11, 2017
Nicholas Carr
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
An interesting look at how technology is impacting our lives. The concepts are thought provoking, whether you agree or disagree.  Check our Catalog
Sue A2, Reference

Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Marianne Monson
Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women

I like reading about women who step up to every challenge they meet. Frontier Grit tells us about twelve such women. They not only confronted challenges to better their own lives but also they often improved the lives of others. I had heard of a couple of the women, but it was a treat to meet new ones.  Check our catalog

Doris M., Reference



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