harder they come

The harder they come / T. Coraghessan Boyle

Three main characters are the focus of this book.  Sten Stenson is an elderly Vietnam vet who kills an armed robber with his bare hands while on a cruise excursion.  He is hailed as a hero.  Sten’s son, Adam, is in his mid-twenties and has shown signs of severe mental illness since he hit puberty.  Adam […]

stuff matters

Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our manmade world / Mark Miodownik

Miodownki takes us on a fun and friendly tour through the world of 10 familiar substances.  He is a professor of materials and society and knows how to share his expert knowledge with the ordinary reader.  We learn about paper and glass, chocolate, steel, and plastic and five other kinds of “stuff” that are integral […]


The wonder of aging : a new approach to embracing life after fifty / Michael Gurian

There are countless books written about fighting aging and staying young forever. This one offers a  refreshingly different perspective. Gurian, a psychologist, explains what is going on, both physically  and  psychologically,  as we age. He divides the process into three phases and explains what to expect in each stage. Gurian, a prolific author, is no […]


Romantic Music

  Check out a selection of  our CDs that feature romantic love songs by popular music artists  —   My funny valentine / Chet Baker CD 781.65 BAK , Love songs /Marlene Dietrich CD 781.63 DIE , My love  / Céline Dion  CD 781.63 DIO , The very best of Dan Fogelberg/ Dan Fogelberg   CD 781.63 FOG , At Last […]



Look for copies of these titles in the Teen Fiction Collection.  Copies may also be available in audiobook, ebook and downloadable audio formats.  Check the Library catalog for complete holdings.  2013 Winner:  In Darkness by Nick Lake In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is […]