News from the Reference Desk Category: History

New and Forthcoming Books – January 2020

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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 Pop Culture

Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography book cover Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events from Mickey Mouse to Moana! book cover The Way We All Became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom Became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We are Still Talking About Today book coverMovies (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated book cover

Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography by Randy L. Schmidt

Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events from Mickey Mouse to Moana! by Amy Croushorn

The Way We All became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We are still Talking about Today by Kimberly Potts

 

New in History

Army of the Roman Emperors book cover Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion book cover Women: The National Geographic Image Collection

Army of the Roman Emperors by Thomas Fischer

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion by Hilary Davidson

Women: The National Geographic Image Collection introduction by Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine

New in the Humanities

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham book cover Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem book cover The Pre-Raphaelites book cover

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham by Howard Phillips Lovecraft ; edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger with additional research by Janet Byrne

Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem by Michael Schmidt

The Pre-Raphaelites by Aurélie Petiot ; translated from the French by Jane Marie Todd.

New in Travel and Geography

Atlas Obscura: The 2nd Edition. An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders book cover The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China, and Japan book cover The Unique States of America: Can't-Miss Experiences Across the USA book coverWanderlust: A Traveler's Guide to the Globe book cover

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton

The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China and Japan by Amy Miller

Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe by Philippe Gloaguen

Getting History Right: Mayflower’s 400th and Your Own Family Story

Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor paintingThanksgiving Day, 2019 marks the start of the 400th annual celebration of the landing of the Mayflower ship at Plymouth, Massachusetts.  The celebration committee is working hard to look beyond the myth of Thanksgiving and colonial experiences to better tell the stories of the women of the Mayflower and the Native American tribes which lived in the area.  You can learn about some of the plans for this commemoration in this recent article from the Boston Globe newspaper.

collection of old family photographsGreat events like the coming of the Mayflower and colonial people’s interactions with Native American tribes are made up of many individual stories of individuals and families.  Those stories can be easily lost if not shared.  A recent article from Good Housekeeping magazine explains the current situation and offers some tips for encouraging young and old family members to start sharing and collecting these stories. Don’t let your family history be left out of the historical record.  Mount Prospect Public Library has a strong collection of print and online sources that can help individuals research and document their family histories.  Come to the Research Services desk or contact genealogy librarian Anne Shaughnessy for more information.  Let’s get history right.

New and Forthcoming Books – November 2019

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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 Pop Culture

Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life book cover 35 Years of WrestleMania book cover Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir book coverThe Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert): A Best Friends' Guide to Life book cover

Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life by Rachael Ray; food photography by Christopher Testani

35 Years of WrestleMania by Brian Shields and Dean Miller

Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir by Adam Rippon

The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert): A Best Friends’ Guide to Life

New in Spiritual

Saint Everywhere: Travels in Search of the Lady Saints book cover What are Biblical Values?: What the Bible Says on Key Ethical Issues book cover The Reluctant Witness: Discovering the Delight of Spiritual Conversations (Featuring Original Research from Barna) book cover

Saint Everywhere: Travels in Search of the Lady Saints by Mary Lea Carroll

What are Biblical Values?: What the Bible Says on Key Ethical Issues by John J. Collins

The Reluctant Witness: Discovering the Delight of Spiritual Conversations (Featuring Original Research from Barna) by Don Everts

New in Health Choices

BOSH! How to Live Vegan: Save the Planet and Feel Amazing book cover Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Boost Brain health, and Reverse Disease book cover Essential Well Being: A Modern Guide to Incorporating Essential Oils in Beauty, Body, and Home Rituals book cover

BOSH! How to Live Vegan: Save the Planet and Feel Amazing by Henry Firth & Ian Theasby

Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, Boost Brain health, and Reverse Disease by Dr. Josh Axe

Essential Well Being: A Modern Guide to Incorporating Essential Oils in Beauty, Body, and Home Rituals by Sara Panton

New in Jane Austen

Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans book cover The Lost Books of Jane Austen book cover Biographic Austen book coverCamp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan book cover

Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans by Holly Luetkenhaus & Zoe Weinstein

The Lost Books of Jane Austen by Janine Barchas

Biographic Austen by Sophie Collins

Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan by Ted Scheinman

New and Forthcoming Books – October 2019

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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 Paranormal

I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore book cover In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch book cover Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark: A Guide to Summoning Spirits, Divining the Future, and Invoking the Supernatural book cover

I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore by Lynda S. Godfrey, Creator of Manila Spoon

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch by John Zada

Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark: A Guide to Summoning Spirits, Divining the Future, and Invoking the Supernatural by Lucia Peters

New in Self Help

Be a Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life you Love and Still Pay the Bills book cover Meta Human: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential book cover For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity book cover

Be A Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills by Marianne Cantwell

Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential by Deepak Chopra

For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity by Liz Plank

New in History

Brooklyn: The Once and Future City book cover Country Music: An Illustrated History book cover Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience book cover

Brooklyn: The Once and Future City by Thomas J. Campanella

Country Music: An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience by Martyn Whittock

New in Downton Abbey

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book: Appropriate Libations for All Occasions book cover The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook book cover

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book: Appropriate Libations for All Occasions by Downton Abbey and Julian Fellowes

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook by Annie Gray

 

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – August 2019

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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 Life Study

The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World book cover Here is Real Magic: A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World book cover Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love book cover

The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World by Jamil Zaki

Here is Real Magic: A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World by Nate Staniforth

Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love by Ruth Soukup

New in True Crime

Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America book cover Sawney Bean: Dissecting the Legend of the Scottish Cannibal book cover Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered book cover

Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America by Chris DeRose

Sawney Bean: Dissecting the Legend of the Scottish Cannibal by Blaine L. Pardoe

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered by Amber Hunt and Emily G. Thompson

New in Hollywood

Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies book cover Finding Zsa Zsa: The Gabors Behind the Legend book cover Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood book cover

Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies by Jill Tietjen

Finding Zsa Zsa: The Gabors Behind the Legend by Sam Staggs

Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski

New in Crafts

First Time Jewelry Making: The Absolute Beginner's Guide book cover Gingermelon's Embroidered Animals: Heirloom Animal Dolls to Sew, Embellish, and Treasure book cover Basketweaving for Beginners: 20 Contemporary and Classic Projects Using Natural Cane

First Time Jewelry Making: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Tammy Powley

Gingermelon’s Embroidered Animals: Heirloom Animal Dolls to Sew, Embellish and Treasure by Shelly Down

Basketweaving for Beginners: 20 Contemporary and Classic Basketweaving Projects using Natural Cane by Sylvie Begot