Library picks

Power up your brain

Power up your brain

— David Perlmutter & Albert Villoldo

Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices to the table. Together they will guide you step by step, through a, five-week Power Up Your Brain program, which helps you overcome toxic emotions and awakens the power of your higher brain.
Health, Mind & Body - Science Adults
Freedom and Constraint in Caribbean Migration and Diaspora

Freedom and Constraint in Caribbean Migration and Diaspora

— Elizabeth Thomas Hope

The Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in the United Kingdom on June 22, 1948, anchoring the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the first generation of Caribbean migrants who left their homeland in search of a better life. This volume represents the experience of the entire Caribbean region, Anglophone, Hispanophone, Francophone and Dutch.
History & Geography Adults
How to get out of your own way

How to get out of your own way

— Tyrese Gibson

Grammy-nominated American R&B singer, songwriter, and actor, Tyrese Gibson has been an inspiration for young people everywhere since he burst onto the scene. Tyrese crafts an inspirational memoir filled with every emotion and life experience imaginable. Pairing honest and revealing personal stories with reflective questions, Tyrese hopes to motivate you to pursue your dreams and not let life’s obstacles stand in your path.
Non-Fiction Adults
Before the pyramids

Before the pyramids

— Christopher Knight and Alan Butler

The plan of the pyramids is not original. It is, say the authors, copied from another sacred site more than a millennium older – in England. The pyramids were built as a gateway to the heavens and on a precise astronomical model of the constellation Orion. Measurements used at Giza required an exact knowledge of the Earth’s dimensions 2,000 years before they were calculated.
History & Geography - Non-Fiction Adults
Seven types of ambiguity

Seven types of ambiguity

— Elliot Perlman

This is a story of impulse and paralysis, empty marriages, lovers and gambling; of adult children and their parents; of poetry and prostitution; psychiatry and the law and is above all a novel that speaks about obsessive and redemptive love. It is told by seven different narrators whose lives are entangled in unexpected ways.
Fiction Adults
Secrets of Eden

Secrets of Eden

— Chris Bohjalian

“There”, says Alice Howard to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism and just before she is killed by her husband, who then turns the gun on himself. Stephen, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in god slipping away. He is saved from despair by meeting Heather Laurent. Heather offers herself as a mentor to Alice’s daughter, Katie, and a shoulder for Stephen.
Fiction - Mystery & Thrillers Adults
An atlas of impossible longing

An atlas of impossible longing

— Anuradha Roy

On the outskirts of a small town in Bengal, a family lives in solitude in their vast new house. Here, lives intertwine and unravel. A widower struggles with his love for an unmarried cousin. Bakul, a motherless daughter, runs wild with Mukunda, an orphan of unknown caste adopted by the family. As Mukunda and Bakul grow, their intense closeness matures into something else, and Mukunda is banished to Calcutta.
Fiction Adults
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

— Junot Diaz

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a New Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fuku, a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from the Dominican Republic to the United States and back again.
Fiction Adults


— Elvee Bell

Wups is based on a true story. She is a childhood pet given a new lease on life.
It is a love story between her and her master Jack. She is a faithful, loving and obedient dog as well as a protector of jack and his animals. But one day Jack calls for WUPS and she does not come.

Young Readers age 4 to 8
Non-Fiction Adults - Teenagers


— Sandra Jane Maidwell

Giselle’s story is not the usual one. She can’t tell you about trick or treating, or about airplane rides, or train trips, or museum days. She can’t tell you about parents either, or about brothers and sisters. But, she can tell you about grandfathers, innkeepers, lighthouses, fishermen, a pig named frank, and an island called Almond Island.
Fiction - Sci Fi & Fantasy Children
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