Jan H.

Me Before You

Friday, December 18, 2015
JoJo Moyes
Me Before You


The ordinary small town girl, Louisa Clark takes a job as an aide to the rich Will Traynor to help her family make ends meet. Will is a quadriplegic as the result of a recent accident.The relationship starts out rough, but when Louisa learns of Wills plans,  she sets out to change his mind by showing him what his life can be like with his disability.  In doing so, she falls in love.  This is a great story that gives some insight to what life is like for paralyzed people.  It will make you laugh and cry.    Check our Catalog

Jan H., Technical Services


Fail, fail again, fail better : wise advice for leaning in to the unknown

Friday, November 6, 2015
Pema Chodron
Fail, fail again, fail better : wise advice for leaning in to the unknown

When Pema Chodron’s granddaughter was accepted to Naropa Univ. she promised she would speak at her commencement ceremony.  This book is that speech.

Pema Chodron’s starts with asking the question, “What do we do when life doesn’t go the way we hoped?”  “We say, I’m a failure.”  Chodron speaks from experience when she goes on tell us that it is OK to fail.  Through failure we learn to be more loving of ourselves and others.  We also learn to see new possibilities.  I found this book to be apositive, inspiring read.  Check our Catalog

Jan H., Technical Services

Back Spin

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Harlan Coben
Back Spin

When Myron Bolitar, MB Sports Rep. goes to the U.S. open to try to recruit new clients he ends up with so much more.  He is asked to help find the kidnapped son of Jack Coldren, the lead golfer.  While keeping everything hushed, Myron uncovers family secrets and past hatreds. This is a fast paced "who done it" book that will keep you guessing until the end.  Myron is also witty and full of one liners which will keep you laughing too.  I will definitely read more of the Myron Bolitar series.

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Jan H., Tech. Services

Very good lives : the fringe benefits of failure and the importance of imagination

Monday, June 22, 2015
J. K. Rowling
Very good lives : the fringe benefits of failure and the importance of imaginati

This book is the commencement address J. K. Rowling gave at Harvard University. In it she tells the graduates she would like them to remember two things. The first is the benefits of failure, when she failed it made her stop pretending and become what she really is. The second is the importance of imagination. She implores the graduates to imagine themselves in others shoes and then imagine better and set out to fulfill that dream. All in all an inspiring book. One we can all learn something from.

Jan H., Tech Services

Small-space vegetable gardens : growing great edibles in containers, raised beds, and small plots

Friday, May 1, 2015
Andrea Bellamy
Small-space vegetable gardens : growing great edibles in containers, raised beds

A great book for any gardener. Learn how to assess your space and plan your garden. There is also advise on pest control, pruning, harvesting, and a whole section on edibles that are suited for small spaces. So whether you have a balcony, patio, or small yard this book will inspire you to start that garden of your dreams. Check our Catalog

Jan H. Technical Services

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

Friday, March 13, 2015
John C. Maxwell
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

This is an inpriring book! John Maxwell will give you the laws of growth and ideas on how to apply them so that you can reach your goals and improve yourself and those around you. There is even an app to help keep you on track! Check our Catalog

Jan H., Technical Services

Eat Move Sleep

Friday, December 20, 2013
Tom Rath

This interesting quick read gives suggestions to help you make better choices to become healthier.  Each short chapter has 3 researched-based findings and ideas on how to apply them to your life.  In as little as 30 days you could be on your way to a longer, healthier life.  Check it out and see what small choices you can make that will lead to big changes in your health.  Check our catalog!

Fearless The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy Seal Operator Adam Brown

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Eric Blehm

The life story of dare devil Adam Brown who overcame drug addiction and jail time to become a member of Navy Seal Team Six, the team that took out bin Laden. With the support of family and friends, Adam overcame insurmountable obstacles to accomplish his dream of becoming a Navy Seal.  This is a great book on what these men go through to keep us all safe and the power of the human spirit. Check our catolog.

Jan H.

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The Innocent

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Harlan Coben
The Innocent by Harlan Coben

While in college, Matt Hunter accidently kills a boy trying to break up a fight.  He spends the next 4 years in prison. Now his life is back on track, he is married, buying a home and his wife Olivia is pregnant.  Then one day Matt recieves a video from Olivia's phone showing his wife with a strange man, doing suggestive things, in a motel room.  Things really go downhill after that.  A nun is killed, a man tailing Matt is found dead and the police are starting to look at the ex-con, Matt Hunter.  The plot is fast paced and I enjoyed this audio book and was surprised at the ending.

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Jan H., Tech Services

The Kitchen Gardener's Handbook

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Jennifer R. Bartley

I “geek” gardening and cookbooks and this book combines them both!  Bartley combines vegetables into flower gardens for the best of both worlds, food for the table and flowers for your soul.  The book also contains numerous recipes and menus utilizing your fresh produce along with seasonal planting diagrams, tips for planting and monthly garden chore lists.  This is a great guide for gardeners, cooks and flower lovers.  Be sure to try the Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Onion Gravy and the Strawberry-Rhubarb Granola Crumble.  YUM! By Jan H.  Check our catalog


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