Divergent Series: Insurgent Trailer Released!

The official movie trailer for Insurgent has been released! 

Best of the Best: Nonfiction

As promised, below are Publishers Weekly's top picks for non-fiction in 2014! For more information or to place a hold, click on the book cover.
Burning Down the House by Nell Bernstein

Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg

Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation by David Brion Davis

John Wayne: the Life and Legend by Scott Eyman

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs

Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson

Garden of Marvels by Ruth Kassinger

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Tennessee Williams: A Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee

Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man by Thomas Page McBee

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local-and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy

The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Regan by Rick Perlstein

Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt

Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart

Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

Christmas Cooking

Start planning a gourmet Christmas dinner with the help of one of our Christmas cookbooks! Our holiday items are on display right outside the copy/fax room.
The Pastry Queen Christmas by Rebecca Rather

Southern Living Christmas Cookbook

The Martha Stewart Living Christmas Cookbook

Brainy Reads

NBC News released a list of the best brainy (aka science and technology) reads released in 2014. Click here to read the full article.
The Copernicus Complex by Caleb Scharf
The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities by Caleb Scharf
The Copernican principle--the idea that there is nothing special about our location in the Universe--may be needing an update, claims the author of this overview of the current state of astrobiology and its intersection with cosmology and philosophy, himself an astrobiologist at Columbia University. Life in the Universe may be rarer than what the naive conclusions of the Copernican principle predict. (Publisher Summary)

Proof: the Science of Booze by Adam Rogers
Proof: The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers
Humans have been perfecting the science of alcohol production for ten thousand years, but modern scientists are only just beginning to distill the complex reactions behind the perfect buzz. In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope, from our ancestors’ accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research that proves why—or even if—people actually like the stuff. (Publisher Summary)

Starlight Detectives by Alan Hirshfeld
Starlight Detectives: How Astroners, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe by Alan Hirshfeld
Traces the history of astronomy through advancements in three technologies--photography, spectrometry, and telescopy--and profiles the ambitious scientists behind the birth of modern astronomy. (Publisher Summary)

The End of Absence by Michael Harris
The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection by Michael Harris
Only one generation in history (ours) will experience life both with and without the Internet. For everyone who follows us, online life will simply be the air they breathe. Today, we revel in ubiquitous information and constant connection, rarely stopping to consider the implications for our logged-on lives. Michael Harris chronicles this massive shift, exploring what we've gained--and lost--in the bargain. (Publisher Summary)

The Innovators by Walter Issacson
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Issacson
A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the Internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Bill Gates, and Tim Berners-Lee. (Publisher Summary)

Did You Know?

The Community Library has a selection of Christmas themed audiobooks on our main floor display near the copy/fax room. Below are several of the titles that you will find - check one out today for a little dose of holiday cheer!
My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr

The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck

The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber

My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr
Patrick Riordan's plans for a relaxing Christmas--a much-needed break from his work as a Navy pilot--are complicated when he falls for Angie LeCroix, who is visiting Virgin River in order to escape her hovering mother. (Publisher Summary)

The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
A holiday tale relates the story of a thirteen-year-old boy whose final gift from his mother, a sweater, is scorned in favor of more expensive gifts before a tragic car accident ends the mother's life. (Publisher Summary)

The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Tired of being single, Cassie Beaumont, who longs for a husband and kids, hires professional matchmaker Simon Dodson who assigns her three tasks to complete before she meets her perfect match. (Publisher Summary)