Friday, April 28 is Arbor Day and a great reminder that trees are one of our community’s most vital natural resources. The Arbor Day Foundation provides a wealth of useful information about the importance of trees in our environment and tools to help homeowners choose the best trees for their yard and location. The Arbor Day Foundation also sells trees relatively inexpensively: “the purchases you make through the Arbor Day Foundation will help support important tree planting efforts around the globe.” They make it very easy to choose appropriate trees for your conditions: just enter your zip code and a list of dozens of trees suitable for your climate will appear. Prices range from $5.00 for one tree to $45.00 for a collection of 5. Spring is the best time to plant trees before the summer heat: celebrate Arbor Day this year and plant a tree!
Month: April 2017
News from the Research Desk Blog
Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!
Newly Arrived Nonfiction:
by Tressie McMillan Cottom
Drawing on her personal experience as a former counselor at two for-profit colleges and interviews with students, senior executives and activists, a renowned sociologist reveals how for-profit schools have become so successful and deciphers the benefits, credentials pitfalls and real costs of a for-profit education.
by Gish Jen
A provocative study on the contrast between Eastern and Western ideas about the self and society shares personal and scientific insights into how perception differences shape ongoing debates about art, education, geopolitics and business.
by Jill Grunenwald
Having always struggled with her weight, Grunenwald at one time hit the scales at more than 300 pounds and decided that she needed to make a life-style change, pronto. She enrolled in Weight Watchers and did something else that she never thought she’d do; she started running. And believe it or not, it wasn’t that bad.
by Timothy B. Tyson
The event that launched the civil rights movement—the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till— is now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as well as recently recovered court transcripts from the trial.
by Denise Low
Low unravels her family’s hidden Native American history as part of the Lenape diaspora, discovering the lasting impact of trauma and substance abuse, the deep sense of loss and shame related to suppressed family emotions, and the power of collective memory.
by Diane Mulcahy
Mulcahy offers tips for managing employment in an economy characterized by contract work and freelance assignments, describing strategies for creating multiple sources of income, developing new skills, financing time off, and retaining a personal safety net.
by Rebecca Schuman
A debut book by the education columnist for Slate traces her experiences as a Jewish teen intellectual whose fateful relationship with a boy who introduced her to Kafka inspired her love for German language and culture.
by David Sedaris
An anthology of personal favorite diary entries by the best-selling author features excerpts that have inspired his famed autobiographical essays and shares insights into the intimate arenas of his life.
by Leigh Gallagher
Fortune editor Leigh Gallagher explores the success of Airbnb, the online lodging platform that has become, in under a decade, the largest provider of accommodations in the world, along with the more controversial side of its story.
by Laura J. Moss
The cofounder of AdventureCats.org– the online resource for information on safely exploring the great outdoors with your feline– presents a collection of amazing photos and stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to owners need to take their cats beyond the backyard.
by Geoff Dembicki
The millennial generation has lived with the looming reality of global warming and will be most affected by its impacts. In vividly reported dispatches, Dembicki examines what millennial responses to climate change look like and how they are shaping our future.
by Srini Pillay, M.D.
A Harvard psychiatrist and brain imaging researcher teaches a revolutionary way to become a sharper thinker and get things done—in the boardroom, living room, or classroom—by harnessing the brain’s ability to wander.
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