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The library will be closed on Monday, February 21, in honor of President’s Day.
Great New Books
Sierra Six by Mark Greaney. It’s been over a decade since the Gray Man’s first mission, but the trouble has only just begun… Before he was the Gray Man, Court Gentry was Sierra Six, the junior member of the Zack Hightower’s CIA Special Activities Team, Golf Sierra, aka the Goon Squad. Court’s skills were fearsome and undeniable. Too bad he wasn’t also a team player. It took weeks of training and careful consideration to mold it into one, but the effort was worth it – on their first mission, they took out a terrorist leader. The prize was priceless; the cost was excruciating. Now the years have passed. The Gray Man is on a simple mission when he sees a ghost: the long-dead terrorist, though remarkably energetic for a dead man. A decade of time has not changed the Gray Man. No matter what, he’s not one to leave a job unfinished or a blood debt unpaid.
The Silence Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas by Gal Beckerman. Revolutions aren’t always loud marches, says award-winning author Beckerman. Ranging from suffrage petitions in 1830s Britain to feminist zines of the early 1990s, it highlights many social movements that launched into small, quiet, interpersonal spaces where ideas can be formulated. in a thoughtful way before being transmitted to the whole world. Today’s world of social media doesn’t work that way, and Beckerman ponders the consequences. Intriguing.
Born of Lakes and Plains: Peoples of Mixed Descent and the Making of the American West. The author weaves a fascinating story of the indigenous peoples of North America and the people with whom they exchanged, clashed and created families. Five families of mixed ancestry form the core of the book. the McKay family, of Anglo, Cree, Chinook and Cayuse descent in the Pacific Northwest; the Johnson and Schoolcraft families in the Great Lakes region; the Drips and Fontenelle families, of Anglo, Otoe, and Omaha descent, who expanded their fur trade along the Platte River and into the Rocky Mountains; and the Bent family of Anglo and Cheyenne descent, including William Bent, whose fort along the Arkansas River operated for decades. As Hyde so aptly puts it, these families and their descendants are often forgotten in history, and their lives have been greatly affected by federal policy on Indigenous peoples. The book includes detailed maps that show European trade routes, military forts, and settlements in what the author calls “native North America” (present-day United States and Canada), particularly the Missouri River region. .
Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James. Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the Man Booker Prize-winning James’ first foray into fantasy, had the epic sweep, intensely layered structure and raw but luscious language its readers have come to expect. This book gave the backstory of the Stalker, hired by a slaver to find a kidnapped child – apparently the son of a Northern Kingdom elder – and the companions/adversaries the Stalker gathers in his search. One of them is the 177-year-old Moon Witch, Sogolon, who tells what happened to the child from her point of view. Most important here is Sogolon’s ancient feud with the King’s Chancellor, who works so closely with the King that they are said to resemble a spider – a single eight-limbed creature.
Laughter Library I
What kind of match won’t light? A tennis match.
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Instead of using outdoor lighting, which wastes electricity, or spending money on solar lights, consider white rocks. Light-colored rocks outlining a path will still reflect light late into the night and guide you to and from where you need to return home. They don’t use electricity, and you can probably find them in a local wooded area or by a river or for next to nothing at your landscaping center. Also, when you’re done with them, you can throw them in the woods or the garden.
While investing in an electric car and fitting your home with solar panels are two ways to reduce your carbon footprint, these choices can be prohibitively expensive for most people. A simple way to reduce your C02 emissions is to be careful where you buy your products. Buying locally made food from farmers is an easy (and tasty) way to go green. Every mile your food has to travel (by boat, plane or truck) generates more greenhouse gas emissions. The shorter the transport, the greener the grocery store.
Laughter Library II
Why don’t hamburger buns get along? They always had beef between them.
Dogs can’t eat everything. Foods you can share as treats include coconut, unsalted cashews, unsalted peanuts, peanut butter (without the sugar substitute xylitol), honey, low-fat cheese, milk , yoghurt, cooked eggs, cooked and deboned fish, ham, cooked and peeled pork. shrimp, turkey, corn (corn on the cob), unsalted popcorn, quinoa, wheat, and grains. Foods that can be toxic, irritating, or dangerous to your dog include almonds, macadamia nuts, bread (small amounts are fine, but can be fattening), chocolate, ice cream, cinnamon, garlic and onions.