News from the Reference Desk Category: Literacy

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 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

Oxford English Dictionary

Dictionaries are for more than just spelling. They give you meanings of words, break them down into syllables, explain how to pronounce them, show the words’ origins, tell you how to make a word past tense or how to change a noun into an adjective. And that’s just the start.

Mount Prospect Public Library subscribes to one of the greatest dictionary projects in the history of civilization (no exaggeration), The Oxford English Language. Different than Webster’s, the OED is a project designed to document all of the English language. There are over 171,000 words defined with over 2,400,000 quotations for English literature and other documents. This last year, the online project has begun to add audio examples in both standard American pronunciation and British pronunciation.

Britannica Library

britannica libraryThe Library now subscribes to the excellent and authoritative Encyclopedia Britannica’s online presence, Britannica Library. Explore thousands of topics in science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics for school projects, review concepts taught in the classroom, or learn something new. Very impressive are the more than 90,000 images, videos, and audio clips. There are 3 levels – children’s, teen, and adult – with great information for everyone. It would be easy to spend an afternoon or evening exploring here.