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!
New in Food
Rice. Noodles. Yum.: Everyone’s Favorite Southeast Asian Dishes by Abigail Sotto Raines, Creator of Manila Spoon
Botanical Baking: Contemporary Baking and Cake Decorating with Edible Flowers and Herbs by Juliet Sear
Healthy Homemade Dog Treats: More than 70 Simple & Delicious Treats for your Furry Best Friend by Serena Faber-Nelson
New in House Plants
Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers by Leslie F. Halleck
How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in your Home and Heart by Summer Rayne Oakes
Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants by Hilton Carter
New in Better Living
Science and the Sh*t Out of Life: Nerdy Solutions to Life’s Little Problems by Colin Stuart
Dare to Matter: Your Path to Making a Difference Now by Jordan Kassalow and Jennifer Krause
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe
New in Games
The Floor is Lava: And 99 More Games for Everyone, Everywhere by Ivan Brett.
The Everything Tabletop Games Book: From Settlers of Catan to Pandemic, Find Out Which Games to Choose, How to Play, and the Best Ways to Win! by Bebo of Be Bold Games
100 Best Solitaire Games: Featuring 100 Classic, New, Challenging, & Just Plain Fun Solitaires by Sloane Lee & Gabriel Packard
Governor JB Pritzker has signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Equal Pay Act that bans employers and employment agencies from asking about applicants’ past wage and compensation histories or using such information to screen candidates for a job. The new law takes effect on September 29, 2019. The idea behind the new prohibition is to help break a cycle where predominantly female and minority workers have received lower pay for performing the same or similar work as male and non-minority workers. Employers are more likely to perpetuate this situation if they base the new employees’ pay on what they had previously earned.
Employers can be penalized for asking the applicant or the applicant’s current or former employers for wage or salary history. The prohibition does not apply if a job applicant’s salary history is a matter of public record or if the applicant is a current employee applying with the same employer. If an applicant voluntarily provides wage or salary history, the employer has not violated the law and would not be penalized. This information, however, is not to be used to make a hiring decision or to determine the applicant’s salary. Likewise, the new law does not prohibit an employer from asking an applicant what they desire to make at the new position. Department of Labor staff also are available to answer questions from both employers and employees on the new law and can be reached on DOL’s Equal Pay Act Hotline: 866-372-4365.