Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Congratulations! You have survived another semester, and now it's time to celebrate! As you relax, gather with friends and ring in the New Year, don't forget to take the time to catch up on your reading. With all the new books we've recently added to the collection, you'll have plenty from which to choose.

We have a number of popular books from some big-name authors like James Patterson--1st to Die, Michael Chabon--Wonder Boys: A Novel and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni -- The Mistress of Spices.

With break comes extra time for video and computer games. Find out why it's so enticing in Melanie Swalwell's, The Pleasures of Computer Gaming: Essays on Cultural History, Theory and Aesthetics.

For you boxing enthusiasts, take a look at Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon by Michael Ezra and Floyd Patterson: A Boxer and a Gentleman by Alan Howard Levy.

The Presidency in the Era of 24-Hour News by Jeffrey E. Cohen discusses how new media affects the president's communications and approval ratings. Given the recent Wikileaks scandal, this topic couldn't be more relevant.

Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy explains why and how women give birth the way they do. An appropriate read for this time of year!

Now might be a wonderful time to plan your garden for next year. If so, we have lots of new books on trees, shrubs and flowers.
Orchid Grower's Companion: Cultivation, Propagation and Varieties
The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation
Boxwood: Choosing the Best
Clematis for Small Spaces
Hellebores: A Comprehensive Guide
Lilacs: A Gardener's Encyclopedia
Conifers for Gardens: An Illustrated Encyclopedia
The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes
Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates

We have many more wonderful titles to keep you busy over the holidays. Please stop by the library before break and stock up. We look forward to seeing you, but if not, have a wonderful break and happy holidays!