New Books!! – 09/21/16

We have some new books coming out, today! Whether you’re in the mood for an intriguing¬†mystery, some sobering history, or something theatrical, we’ve got you covered. If we don’t have something you want, let us know! We are always looking for suggestions of materials to add to our collection. Plus, we can get (almost) any title for you via interlibrary loan. Just ask at the front desk.ūüôā

 

Image result for high plains fandangoHigh Plains Fandango by Red Shuttleworth¬†Described as a “tragi-comedy” by Dr. Jerry L. Crawford, Dean Emeritus, the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, Kennedy Center, and inspired by water scarcity being the world’s most critical future security issue, High Plains Fandango depicts the inhabitants of one small Nebraska town’s Faustian bargain amidst the imepending business interests of attempted water privatization of the Ogallala aquifer.

Red Shuttleworth, named by True West Magazine “Best Living Western Poet” in 2007, is a three-time winner of the Spur Award (from Western Writers of America.) His plays have been presented widely in both professional and academic venues, including at The Football Theatre (CA), Spirit of the Horse Theatre (MN), Sundance Playwrights Lab, the Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival.

Red Shuttleworth, named by True West magazine “Best Living Western Poet” in 2007, is a three-time winner of the Spur Award (from Western Writers of America). His plays have been presented widely in both professional and academic venues, including at The Foothill Theatre (CA), Spirit of the Horse Theatre (MN), Sundance Playwrights Lab, The Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival.

The State University of New York at Fredonia premiered the first production of High Plains Fandango on Friday, February 24, 2012.

 

Image result for love warrior meltonLove Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out Рthree happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list Рher husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life.

Love Warrior¬†is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another – and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they’ve been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, fall in love.

Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who years for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.

 


Image result for mighty rough times I tell youMighty Rough Times, I Tell You by Andrea Sutcliffe 
In 1929, the Social Sciences Department at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, began recording the oral histories of former slaves. During the mid-1930’s, the Federal Writers’ Project undertook a similar effort, ultimately compiling more than two thousand interviews and ten thousand pages of material in seventeen states.

In this volume, thirty-six former slaves living in Tennessee recount what it was like to live under the yoke. Tennessee was not a large slave-holding state compared with others in the South. On the other hand, it was a leader in the abolition movement prior to 1830 and a powder keg of mixed Union and Confederate sympathies at the time of the Civil War. The voices in this volume thus recall the extreme conditions of slavery in the border country.

A writer, editor, and editorial project manager, Andrea Sutcliffe, is the author of¬†Touring the Shanandoah Valley Backroads¬†and the editor of¬†The New York Public Library Writer’s Guide to Style and Usage.¬†She lives in Virginia.

 

Image result for to leave a shadow book cover michael d gravesTo Leave a Shadow by Michael D. Graves¬†Pete Stone hadn’t always been a private eye. He’d lost his dairy business at the toss of a coin when the depression hit. His children grew up, as children do, and his wife left him for a chinchilla farmer. He head learned to like his solitude. When Mrs. Lucille Hamilton walked through his door searching for her missing husband, Pete was the only one who believed her husband’s death hadn’t been a suicide.

“With a clean, detailed, vigorous style, Graves introduces us to Detective Pete Stone, his worldly and lovable gumshoe. Set in 1930’s Wichita, Midwesterners will take particular joy in Graves’s description of the city and the jazz age in this compelling mystery.

 

 

 

Image result for the da vinci code young adultThe Da Vinci Code (**a young adult adaptation**) by Dan Brown¬†Robert Langdon, professor of religious symbology at Harvard, is in Paris to give an evening lecture. He’s also scheduled to meet with a revered curator from the world-famous Louvre museum, but strangely the curator never arrives. Later, Langdon receives an urgent late-night call: the curator has been murdered in the museum, and alongside the body the killer has written a series of baffling codes. The police need Langdon’s help to decipher them.

In a terrifying twist, Langdon himself becomes the primary suspect in the murder. With the help of French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, he must flee the scene and decipher a mystifying trail of clues. If Robert and Sophie can’t solve the puzzle in time, an ancient truth could be lost forever – and both their lives hang in the balance.

This young adult adaptation of author Dan Brown’s mega-bestseller takes readers from Paris to London on a breathless tour of famous landmarks and will remind fans everywhere why the¬†New York Times¬†calls¬†The Da Vinci Code¬†“blockbuster perfection.”

*Also new: The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, Fourth Edition.

 

We’ll see you soon!ūüôā

New Books!! – 09/09/16

Just in time for the weekend, we have some new books for you to curl up with and enjoy. Stop by and be the first to check out one of these great titles:

Image result for tales of the peculiarTales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs¬†Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the¬†Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. The origins of the first ymbryne. These are but a few of the truly brilliant and haunting stories in¬†Tales of the Peculiar –¬†known to hide information about the peculiar world – first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar.

 

 

Image result for hush little baby suzanne redfearn book coverHush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn Jillian Kane appears to have it all Рa successful career, a gorgeous home, a loving husband, and two wonderful children. The reality behind closed doors is something else entirely. For nine years, she has hid the bruises and the truth of her abusive marriage in order to protect Addie and Drew, knowing, if she left, Gordon would destroy her Рdestroy them.

When, in an act of desperation, she flees, her worst nightmare is realized, and she finds herself on the run with her two young children, no money, and no plan. With Gordon in hot pursuit, there is only one inescapable certainty: No matter where she goes, he will find her. Kill her. And take her children.

A riveting page-turner,¬†HUSH LITTLE BABY¬†exposes the shame and terror of domestic violence as well as the disturbing role manipulation and sabotage can play in the high-stakes game of child custody. Suspenseful and unforgettably moving, it’s a novel about the unbreakable bonds of family and the astounding, terrifying devotion of a mother’s love.

 

Image result for texas tall janet daileyTexas Tall by Janet Dailey¬†She can’t forget him.

The born rancher who stole her heart, her ex-husband, the tough, tender father of her child . . . Tori Tyler can’t let Will Tyler go to prison fro a crime that was a simple accident. But she can’t deny that her feelings for the man run much deeper than loyalty, and her desire for his strong, sure embrace has never died. Protecting him is second nature, until an unexpected terror threatens to shatter them both . . . and Tori needs Will’s fierce love more than ever before.

He can’t let her go.

The sassy, sexy wife he never meant to drive away, the gorgeous woman who haunts his memory and his fantasies . . . Will can accept the blame for the destruction of his marriage, but he can’t believe that he and Tori won’t have a second chance to make it right. With the ranch in trouble and his freedom on the line, somehow fighting for her is the only thing that matters.

 

Image result for black ice becca fitzpatrick book coverBlack Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick¬†Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, and unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin and accept the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants – but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.¬†

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. Things get even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that took place on that very mountain – a discovery that may make her the killer’s next target.

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy or an ally?

 

Image result for as old as time book coverAs Old as Time by Liz Brazwell¬†Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father’s reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle’s mother returns – a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern.

But when Belle touches the Beast’s enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mind – images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast must work together to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is twenty-one years in the making.

 

Image result for and the trees crept inAnd the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich¬†When Silla and Nori arrive at their autn’s home, it’s immediately clear that the manor is cursed. The endless creaking of the house at night and the eerie stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets, too – questions that Silla can’t ignore: Why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer? Who is the beautiful boy who’s appeared from the woods? And who is the tall man wiht no eyes who Nori plays with in the basement at night . . . a man no one else can see?

Filled with just as many twists and turns as The Dead House, and with achingly beautiful, chilling language that delivers haunting scenes, And the Trees Crept In is the perfect follow-up novel from master horror writer Dawn Kurtagich.

 

Image result for the ghostfacesThe Ghostfaces by John Flanagan¬†When the Brotherband crew is caught in a massive storm at sea, they’re blown far off course and wash up on the shores of an uncharted land. Eerily, the locals are nowhere in sight, yet the Herons have a creeping feeling they are being watched.

Suddenly the silence is broken when a massive, marauding bear appears. The crew springs into action and rescues two local children from the bear’s clutches, which earns them the friendship of the Mawagansett tribe, who finally reveal themselves. But the peace is short-lived. The Ghostfaces, a ruthless tribe who shave their heads and paint their faces white, are on the warpath, determined to pillage and reap destruction. As the enemy approaches, the Herons gear up to help their new friends repel an invasion.¬†

In this sixth book in the action-packed Brotherband Chronicles, the Herons find themselves in unfamiliar lands and prepare for battle with a ruthless, unknown enemy.

 

Image result for apprentice in deathApprentice in Death by J.D. Robb Nature versus nurture . . .

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice-skating rink. The victims: A talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD but never one like this. A review of the security videos reveals that hte victims were killed iwth a tactical laser rifle fired by a sniper who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the list of locations where the shooter could have set up seems endless, the number of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources – and genius – at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two – one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that thought we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil. . .

 

Image result for walking dead road to woodburyThe Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga It is a dangerous world that Lilly lives in. The walking dead lurk in every corner, massacring anyone they can get their hands on. Nowhere is safe. But when a terrifying ordeal leaves numerous dead, LIlly and her companions are forced out of their tented community and into the open. 

Safety seems to come in the form of Woodbury, a gated compound with food and protection. Yet it’s not long before the wanton dangers of Woodbury reveal themselves, and the Governor’s despotic rule of the compound threatens to undermine everything Lilly believes in. Because sometimes the dead aren’t the biggest threat. It’s the living . . .

 

 

Image result for Black House by stephen king imageBlack House by Stephen King and Peter Straub¬†Right here and now; as an old friend used to say, we are in the fluid present, where clear-sightedness never guarantees perfect vision. Here: about two hundred feet, the height of a gliding eagle, above Wisconsin’s far western edge, where the vagaries of the Mississippi River declare a natural border. Now: an early Friday morning in mid-July a few years into both a new century and a new millennium, their wayward courses so hidden that a blind man has a better chance of seeing what lies head than you or I . . .

 

 

 

 

 

Image result for freedom jaycee dugardFreedom: My Book of Firsts by Jaycee Dugard In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of making choices for herself.

When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Phillip and Nancy Garrido and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment.

A Stolen Life¬†covered Jaycee’s life from her abduction in 1991 through her reappearance in 2009. Now, she talks about what happened next.

In her own words, Jaycee narrates her journey from captivity to freedom. Life holds many challenges, but with humor she tackles each. From her first time behind the wheel to her first speeding ticket, from reconnecting to her mother, whom she thought was lost to her forever, to navigating the complicated world of friendships, Jaycee describes life through her unique perspective. She makes the ordinary feel extraordinary: her words remind us that each day is precious, that no moment can be taken for granted.

Raw and inspiring, Freedom: My Book of Firsts reminds us that there can be, as Jaycee writes, happiness after tragedy Рif we only seek it out.

 

Image result for the mannings lars andersonThe Mannings by Lars Anderson¬†What the Kennedys are to politics, the Mannings are to football. Two generations have produced three NFL superstars: Archie Manning, the Ole Miss hero-turned-New Orleans Saint; his son Peyton, widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the game; and Peyton’s younger brother, Eli, who won two Super Bowl rings of his own. And the oldest Manning child, Cooper – who was forced to quit playing sports after he was diagnosed at age eighteen with a rare spinal condition – might have been the most talented of them all.

In The Mannings, longtime Sports Illustrated writer Lars Anderson gives us, for the first time, the never-before-told story of this singular athletic dynasty Рa story that shows us how finding strength in the face of catastrophe can be the key to success on and off the playing field.

Growing up, the three Manning brothers dream of playing side by side on the gridiron at Ole Miss. But with Cooper forced to bench before his prime, Peyton must fight to win glory for them both. Meanwhile, Eli is challenged by his college coach to stop trailing in the footsteps of others and forge his own path. With Archie’s achievements looming over them, the brothers begin the climb to football history.¬†

From the Manning family backyard to the bright lights of Super Bowl 50, The Mannings is an epic, inspiring saga of a family of tenacious competitors who have transfixed a nation. 

 

Image result for danger close amber smithDanger Close by Amber Smith¬†One of the few women to pilot the Kiowa Warrior helicopter, Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world. The Kiowas’ mission, armed reconnaissance, requires pilots to stay low and fly fast in support of ground troops, so the helicopters are perilously close to – and in – the fight.

Now, in her riveting memoir, the first written by a Kiowa pilot who engaged in high-intensity warfare, Smith takes you into the heat of battle, where routine scouting missions can become harrowing ambushes in an instant and protecting the troops is paramount. She also recounts her unrelenting fight for both mastery and respect as she navigates boot camp, with its drills and rituals, and flight training school, where pilots learn to perform under pressure. Smith perseveres under extreme duress – both is action against an implacable enemy and within the “boys’ club” of Army aviation, ultimately rising to pilot in command and air mission commander in the premier Kiowa unit in the Army, the elite 2-17 Cavalry Regiment, part of the legendary 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles.

Besides making for edge-of-your-seat reading, Smith’s experiences also provide universal life lessons, from the need to “earn your spurs” as a newbie and “embrace the suck” to “finding your hover button” when practicing flows into skill and you learn to trust your gut.

Dramatic, cinematic, and inspiring, Danger Close is both a great war story and the personal chronicle of a brave pilot who fought for and earned a lifetime membership in the ranks of the best of the best.

 

*Other new titles: Head Ball Coach: My Life in Football by Steve Spurrier with Buddy Martin and Memory Book of Nursing Pharmacology & Diagnostics 3rd Edition

COMING SOON!! (09/13/2016):

Image result for in such good companyIn Such Good Company by Carol Burnett In In Such Good Company, Carol pulls back the curtain on the twenty-five-time Emmy Award-winning show that made entertainment history, and she reminisces about the outrageously funny and tender moments that made working on the series as much fun as watching it.

Carol delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches, and improvisations that made The Carol Burnett Show legendary, as well as some favorite stories too good not to relive again. While writing this book, Carol rewatched all 276 episodes and screen-grabbed the chemistry of the actors and the improvisational magic that made the show so successful.

Putting the spotlight on everyone from her costars to the impressive list of guest stars, Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. With characteristic wit and incomparable comic timing, she details hiring Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway; shares anecdotes about guest stars and close friends, including Lucille Ball, Alan Alda, Bernadette Peters, Sammy Davis Jr., Rita Hayworth, and Betty White; and gives us her take on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise.

This book is Carol’s love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show. Get the best seat in the house for “eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox.”

 

Image result for the orphan motherThe Orphan Mother by Robert Hicks¬†In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock – the “Widow of the South” – has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But, as they are through much of the South, changes are sweeping through the town and coming for Mariah.

When Mariah’s ambitious, politically minded grown son, Theopolis, decides to speak at a political rally in town, she’s sure that no good can come from it. Franklin’s courthouse square is filled with conservatives and Republicans itching for a fight, and as the first speaker, Theopolis, approaches the podium a riot breaks out. Amidst the chaos her only child is murdered. Mariah – no stranger to loss – finds her world once more breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead?

Mariah’s journey to uncover the truth behind Theopolis’s murder leads her to unexpected people, including George Tole, a recent arrival to town who is fleeing a difficult past of his own. It forces her to confront her own difficult truths. But the conspiracy that resulted in her son’s death could run deeper than Mariah had ever imagined, with the fate of Franklin and Tennessee itself hanging in the balance.

Brimming with the vivid prose that has won Robert Hicks recognition as a “mast storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle)¬†THE ORPHAN MOTHER is an unforgettable story of a woman’s heroic struggle in the face of overwhelming adversity and the undeniable strength of a mother’s love.

 

Image result for killing the rising sunKilling the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard¬†Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor.¬†Killing the Rising Sun¬†takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, Harry Truman ascends to the presidency after FDR dies in office, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style as Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.

 

We’ll see you soon!ūüôā

Library Happenings for the 2016-2017 School Year

Welcome back!!ūüôā The 2016-2017 school year is officially under way and we here at DC3 Library wanted to take a moment to let you all know about some of the fun things we have available for you to enjoy as well as to remind you of¬†our hours and check-out policies. With Hastings going out of business, we’ve got all your entertainment needs covered (and for free!). Please remember, if there’s ever a book or movie that you want that we don’t have, we can get it for you via interlibrary loan. There’s no cost associated with it and all you have to do is ask at the front desk!

RESOURCES AND EVENTS:

Makerspace:¬†As many of you know, we have recently added a Makerspace to our Library (click here if you’re not familiar or would like a refresher) and it has been rapidly growing! Open for everyone to use, we have a 3D printer, a sewing machine, a soldering iron, an Arduino kit, origami materials, yarn, paints, sandpaper, hot glue guns, doll-making materials, fabric, circuits, robotics, Legos, beads, and more! The makerspace movement is all about providing free access to hands-on learning to everyone who wants it. You can make things here and take them home or bring in your own materials. Our makerspace is a constant work in progress, so if you have items that you would like to donate, please contact us.

As part of our Makerspace initiative, we offer¬†Pinterest Project Workshops. Twice a semester, we choose a project from Pinterest and, for a low price, we provide all of the materials,¬†space, and instructions for patrons to complete the project in a self-guided workshop. We prepare the craft ahead of time to ensure that it’s not a “Pinterest fail” and we have staff available to facilitate the event and answer any questions. Pinterest Project Workshops are always on a Thursday evening, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Here is a list of when this year’s projects will be:

2016-2017 Pinterest Project Workshops:

  • October 6th
  • December 1st
  • February 2nd
  • April 20th

More information about what projects we’ll be doing will become available as the events draw closer.

Also as part of our Makerspace initiative, we have a needleworking group, Pins and Needles, that will be meeting on Thursday evenings, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the main floor of the LRC, beginning August 25th. This group is open to everyone Рall skill levels included. Whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, or embroider, come and join us for a relaxing time, socializing with others who share the same or similar hobbies. Trade patterns, learn new techniques, or just come to share good company as you work on your latest project.

As DC3 Library is the official home to Nerd Union, we are host to Nerd Union Game Nights. Everyone is welcome to attend Game Nights – students, faculty, and staff alike. There’s something fun for everyone. Whether you like board games, dice games, card games, word games, party games, roleplaying games, or strategy games, we’ve got you covered! ¬†Here is a list of when this year’s¬†game nights will be:

2016-2017 Nerd Union Game Nights:

  • September 9th
  • October 21st
  • February 10th
  • March 24th

DC3 Library and Nerd Union will also be partnering with Dodge City Public Library for International Games in the Library Day, which will be November 19th, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the basement of Dodge City Public Library.

International Tabletop Day will take place in April, but the official date has not yet been released. We (DC3 Library and Nerd Union) will be planning a special gaming event around that holiday as we have done the past two years and we will announce plans as it draws closer.

 

LIBRARY HOURS (beginning 08/22/16):

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday,  8:00 AM Р4:00 PM

Sunday, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

CHECKOUT POLICIES:

Whether student, faculty, or staff, all that is required to check out materials is that one have a college ID.

  • Books¬†may be checked out for 1 month at a time. There is no fine for returning late books, but all books must be returned by close of semester.
  • Movies¬†may be checked out for 1 week at a time. If movies are returned late, there is a fine of $1 per day, per movie. *Students only. Faculty and staff are exempt.
  • Games¬†may be checked out for 1 week at a time. There is no fine for returning late games, but all games must be returned by close of semester.

 

Have a great year, everyone, and as always, we hope to see you soon!ūüôā

 

New Books!! – 08/10/16

How about some middle-of -the-week reading? We’ve got just the thing to spice up your Wednesday! Have a look at some of our latest titles:

 

Hillary’s America by Dinesh D’Souza¬†Bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza has a warning: We are on the brink of losing our country forever. After eight years of Obama, four years – or possibly eight years – of Hillary Clinton as president of the United States would so utterly transform America as to make it unrecognizable.

No more will America be a land of opportunity. Instead, it will be a land of rapacious crony capitalism, run solely for the benefit of friends of the Obamas and the Clintons and the Democratic Party. It will, in fact, be the fulfillment of a dream the Democratic Party has had from the beginning . . . a dream of stealing America for the politically favored few.

In this, his shocking new book – accompanied by a sweeping, dramatic documentary film – D’Souza reveals the sordid truth about Hillary and the secret history of the Democratic Party:

  • Why Hillary is the most corrupt presidential candidate¬†ever
  • Hillary, the enabler: the long-standing Democratic political war against women, now led by a woman who has defended an alleged rapist
  • How the Democratic Party – the party of slavery, segregation, and eugenics – remains the party of racism, welfare enslavement, and “liberal fascism”
  • How Hillary Clinton’s political mentor was, literally, a cold-blooded gangster, and how progressive gangsterism shapes her worldview
  • Foreign policy for sale: how the Clintons see foreign policy not in terms of national interest but in terms of personal profit
  • Obama’s heir: how, if elected president, Hillary will entrench leftism in America’s federal bureaucracy and the Supreme Court in ways that will haunt us for generations to come

America’s only hope, says D’Souza, is a resurgent Republican Party, the party of Lincoln and Reagan; the party of civil rights, economic opportunity, and freedom; the party that truly has the opportunity to not only save America, but make it great again.

 

The Games by David Goldblatt For millions of people around the world, the Summer and Winter Games are a joy and a treasure, but how did they develop into a global colossus? How have they been buffeted by Рand in turn, how have they affected Рworld events? Why do we care about them so much?

From the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history through national triumphs and tragedies, individual victories and failures. Here is the story of grand Olympic traditions such as winners’ medals, the torch relay, and the eternal flame. Here is the story of popular Olympic events such as gymnastics, the marathon, and alpine skiing (as well as discontinued ones like tug-of-war). And here in all their glory are Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci. Abebe Bikila to Bob Beamon, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.

Hailed in the¬†Wall Street Journal¬†for writing about sports “with the expansive eye of a social and cultural critic,” Goldblatt goes beyond the medal counts to tell how women fought to be included in the Olympics on equal terms, how the wounded of World War II led to the Paralympics, and how the Olympics reflect changing attitudes to race and ethnicity. He explores the tensions between the Games’ amateur ideals and professionalization and commercialism in sports, the pitched battles between cities for the right to host the Games, and their often disappointing economic legacy. And in covering such seminal moments as Jesse Owens and Hitler at Berlin in 1936, the Black Power salute at Mexico City in 1968, the massacre of Israeli athletes at Munich in 1972, and the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid in 1980, Goldblatt shows how prominently the modern Olympics have highlighted profound domestic and international conflicts.

Illuminated with dazzling vignettes from over a century of the Olympics, this stunningly researched and engagingly written history captures the excitement, drama, and kaleidoscopic experience of the Games.  

 

Jesus Before the Gospels by Bart D. Ehrman Many believe that the Gospel stories of Jesus are based on eyewitness testimony and are therefore historically reliable. Now for the first time, New Testament scholar and New York Times bestselling author Bart D. Erman (Misquoting Jesus and Jesus, Interrupted), surveys research from the fields of psychology, anthropology, and sociology to explore how oral traditions and group memories really work and questions how reliable the Gospels can be.

Focusing on the decades-long gap between when Jesus lived and when these documents about him began to appear, Ehrman looks to these varied disciplines to see what they can tell us about how the New Testament developed. In the book, Ehrman examines: 

  • How cultural antropologists studied the oral traditions of Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Ghana to reveal how stories always change as tehy are passed along.
  • How psychologists have discovered the routine phenomena of “false memories” and how strongly people contend that these false memories really happened.
  • How modern legal scholars and psychologists have shown how unreliable eyewitness testimonies really are, with people regularly distorting what they experienced.
  • How sociologists have shown that a group’s collective memory is strongly shaped by the issues and concerns of the remembering community just as much as by the events themselves.

Jesus Before the Gospels¬†is a compelling narrative that not only demonstrates Ehrman’s deep knowledge and meticulous scholarship, but also challenges the historical accuracy of the Gospels and what they tell us about historical Jesus, the way we read and think about these sacred texts, and how we view history.

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. 

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

 

Bonk by Mary Roach¬†In Bonk,¬†the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn’t Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth-can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Trash by Nancy Isenberg The wretched and landless poor have been a part of American culture from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. In her groundbreaking history of the class system in America, Nancy Isenberg explodes our comforting myths about equality in the land of opportunity, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present poor white trash.

Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature, and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society – where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Some of the founding fathers believed poor people were subhuman, and wanted to apply strategies used in agriculture and animal husbandry to improve the stock. Poor whites were central to the rise of Lincoln’s Republican Party, and in addition to slavery, the Civil War itself was fought over class issues. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which was a factor in the rise of eugenics – a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ’s Great Society. Now they are offered to us in reality TV shows like¬†Here Comes Honey Boo Boo¬†and¬†Duck Dynasty,¬†and the label is applied to celebrities ranging from Dolly Parton to Bill Clinton. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been near the center of major debates over the character of the American identity.

The contemporary focus on the “one percent” has animated public discussion about power dynamics, but without context. We have been taught to overlook the fact that privilege runs deep in our history. Without pause, America has been ignoring, if not hating, its underclass since the seventeenth century. Today we acknowledge racial injustice as an ugly stain on our nation’s history. With Isenberg’s landmark book, we will have to face the truth about the enduring nature of class as well.

 

Morgue by Dr. Vincent Di Maio and Ron Franscell In this clear-eyed, gritty, and enthralling narrative, Dr. Vincent Di Maio and veteran crime writer Ron Franscell take readers behind the morgue doors to tell a fascinating life story trhough the cases that have made Di Maio famous Рfrom the exhumation of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald to the complex issues in the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. 

Beginning with his street-smart Italian origins in Brooklyn, the book spans forty years of work, more than nine thousand autopsies, and Di Maio’s eventual rise into the pantheon of forensic scientists. One of the country’s most methodical and intuitive criminal pathologists dissects himself, maintaining a nearly continuous flow of suspenseful stories, revealing anecdotes, and enough macabre insider details to rivet the most fervent crime fans.

 

Green Lantern Rebirth by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver Hal Jordan was the greatest Green Lantern of them all, until his shocking fall from grace. Now witness his awe-inspiring redemption at the hands of writer Geoff Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver!

Hal Jordan was always a hero. Among all Earthmen, he was appointed Green Lantern of Sector 2814, to impose his emerald will in the pursuit of universal peace. 

But when he failed to prevent the destruction of Coast City, fear took hold of Hal Jordan’s heart, corrupting his every action. His will was no longer his own.

Now, a struggle for his soul determines the fate of the galaxy, and the evil that attempts to consume it. Hal alone has the power to cast his light across the universe, and change Blackest Night to Brightest Day!

 

The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless In this detailed and systematic survey of more than 190 essential oils, aromatherapy expert Julia Lawless shares her extensive knowledge of common and uncommon oils and their many medicinal uses. From familiar oils such as lavender and tea tree to the more obscure including deertounge, oakmoss, and angelica, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils offers a wide variety of uses and cures for everything from wrinkles to kidney stones.

This easy-to-use volume lets you access essential information in a variety of ways with a Therapeutic Index, a Botanical Index, and Botanical Classifications, plus safety information.

 

Other new titles include: The Lourve; Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques; Memory Notebook of Nursing; Basic Geriatric Nursing; Understanding Nursing Research; Practical Guide to Psychiatric Medicine; Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging; Essential Oils Natural Remedies; The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness; Essential Oils for Beginners; and Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians 

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New Materials!! – 07/21/16

We have some new arrivals ready for you to check out, just in time for the weekend!

BOOKS:

It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble¬†In 1916, Emma O’Neill is frozen in time. After sampling an experimental polio vaccine brewed on a remote island off St. Augustine, Florida, she and her family stop aging – as do the Ryans, her family’s business partners. In a way, this suits Emma fine because she’s in love with Charlie Ryan. Being seventeen forever with him is a dream. But soon a group of religious fanatics, the Church of Light, takes note. Drinking the elixir has made the O’Neills and Ryans impervious to aging, but not to murder 0 Emma and Charlie are the only ones who escape with their lives.

On the run, Emma is tragically separated from Charlie. For the next hundred years, she plays a cat-and-mouse game with the founding members of the Church of Light and their descendants. Over the years, a series of murders – whose victims all bear more than a passing resemblance to her – indicate that her enemies are closing in. Yet as the danger grows, so does Emma’s hope for finding the boy she’s certain is still out there . . .¬†

 

Star Wars: Aftermath Life Debt¬†The Emperor is dead, and the remnants of his former Empire are in retreat. As the New Republic fights to restore a lasting peace to the galaxy, some dare to imagine new beginnings and new destinies. For Han Solo, that means settling his last outstanding debt, by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookiee’s homeworld of Kashyyk.

Meanwhile, Norra Wexleya nd her band of Imperial hunters pursue Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and the Empire’s remaining leadership across the galaxy. Even as more and more officers are brought to justice, Sloane continues to elude the New Republic, and Norra fears Sloane may be searching for a means to save the crumbling Empire form oblivion. But the hunt for Sloane is cut short when Norra receives an urgent request from Princess Leia Organa. The attempt to liberate Kashyyk has carried Han Solo, Chewbacca, and a band of smugglers into an ambush – resulting in Chewie’s capture and Han’s disappearance.

Breaking away from their official mission and racing toward the¬†Milennium Falcon’s¬†last known location, Norra and her crew prepare for any challenge that stands between them and their missing comrades. But they can’t anticipate the true depth of the danger that awaits them – or the ruthlessness of the enemy drawing them into his crosshairs.

 

Zika: The Emerging Epidemic Until recently, Zika Рonce considered a mild disease Рwas hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in northeast Brazil began to notice a trend: many mothers who had recently experienced symptoms of the Zika virus were giving birth to babies with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage. By early 2016, Zika was making headlines as evidence mounted Рand eventually confirmed Рthat microcephaly is caused by the virus, which can be contracted through mosquito bites or transmitted sexually.

The first death on American soil, in February 2016, was confirmed in Puerto Rico in April. THe first case of microcephaly in Puerto Rico was confirmed on May 13, 2016. The virus has been known to be transmitted by the¬†Aedes aegypti,¬†or Yellow Fever mosquito, but now¬†Aedes albopictus,¬†the Asian Tiger mosquito, has been found to carry it as well, which means it might affect regions as far north as New England and the GReat Lakes. Right now, at least 298 million poeple in the Americas live in areas “conducive to Zika transmission,” according to a recent study. Over the next year, more than 5 million babies will be born.

In¬†Zika: The Emerging Epidemic,¬†Donald G. McNeil Jr. sets the facts straight in a fascinating exploration of Zika’s origins, how it’s spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.

 

MOVIES:

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Wanna Play?

DC3 Library’s got game(s) and it’s all thanks to Nerd Union and their sponsors, Justin Wilson and Dylan Faullin! We have recently received another large donation of games and our game shelves are overflowing! If you’re in the mood for some fun, come on over and check them out. You can play them here or take them home and enjoy them with your friends and family for a week.

Here’s a list of our newest games:

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New Materials – 06/20/15!

We have some great new materials coming out, today! Stop on by and check out the latest additions to our shelves. We have some intense summer reading plus some movies – from old favorites to fresh out of the theaters – to relax in the air conditioning with. Come over and see us!

NEW BOOKS:

The Girls by Emma Cline¬†Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960’s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged – a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong.

Emma Cline’s remarkable debut novel is gorgeously written and spellbinding, with razor-sharp precision and startling psychological insight.¬†The Girls¬†is a brilliant work of fiction – and an indelible portrait of girls, and of the women they become.

 

Ratf**ked by David Daley In Ratf**cked, David Daley documents an unprecedented effort by Republican legislators and political operatives to hack American democracy through an audacious redistricting plan called REDMAP.

Following the election of President Barack Obama, a group of men – including Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, and Chris Jankowski – envisioned a darling campaign to flip state legislatures, where the power to redistrict is held, in battleground states in advance of post-census redistricting. Republican politicians nationwide then pressed their advantage by aggressively redrawing state and congressional lines in their favor. While gerrymandering has long been a quirk of our system, during this decade – thanks to state-of-the-art technological advances in map-making and voter tracking as well as a flood of dark money after the¬†Citizens United¬†decisions – it has ushered in a thoroughly entrenched and hyperpartisan Republican era. If our politics appear more broken and extreme than ever, REDMAP explains why. Launched with just $30 million, this entirely legal scheme has games of political “moneyball” in American history.

Deeply troubled by this new “ratf**cked” nation, Daley began an investigative odyssey that led him to uncover the stories behind these new carefully drawn, hydra-headed districts, hacked and cobbled together like a broken jigsaw puzzle by a new breed of wonks, stat geeks, and political hatchet men. They include absurdities such as Pennsylvania’s 7th, so bizarrely redrawn – extending from Lancaster and Reading, through parts of Philadelphia and Amish country – that now looks like “Donald Duck kicking Goofy.” Or Michigan’s 14th, which coils like a snake around impoverished Detroit, thrusting its neck all the way up to Pontiac to corral the African American vote there, and finally ending in an actual garbage dump.

Delving into court documents, cutting-edge statistical analysis, and interviews with many of the REDMAP architects themselves, Daley reconstructs this never-before-told story and pulls back the curtain on one of the greatest heists in American political history: our democracy.

 

We Are Charleston by Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers, Jr., Ph.D., and Marjory Wentworth June 17, 2015, 9:05 p.m. Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, South Carolina

A young white man opens fire at a prayer meeting,

killing nine people.

What happened in Charleston that night was an assault on humanity, and what has happened since has implications that echo far beyond South Carolina. The fatal shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church opened up a deep wound of racism that still permeates Southern institutions and remains part of American society. We Are Charleston not only recounts the events of that terrible day but also offers a history lesson that reveals a deeper look at the sufferings and triumphs of the people who formed Mother Emanuel and the wider denominational movement.

In many ways the church’s story is America’s story. Emanuel is the oldest AME church in the Deep South, fighting for freedom and civil rights but also fighting for grace and understanding – fighting to transcend bigotry, fraud, hatred, racism, poverty, and misery.

We Are Charleston¬†searches the storied history of the AME Church as a way of explaining the price and power of forgiveness, a way of revealing God’s mercy in the midst of tremendous pain.

 

NEW MOVIES:

Deadpool (DVD)

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