Nonfiction

War and Military History

A battle scene

All In A Day's Work

Water Cooler Dairies
 
Are you curious about what it must be like to work for the FBI or even the IRS?  Do you wonder what life would be like if you worked on a cruise ship?  Have you ever thought about what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant?  If you want inside knowledge about some unusual (and everyday) professions, try some picks from this list:
 

On the Shelf: Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog

“I have never been in an accident, if you don’t count my two marriages.” So says New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline in her collection of highly entertaining personal essays titled Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. The cute cover – a little dog in a coffee cup – caught my eye immediately, and though I’ve never read Scottoline’s novels, her promise of “amazing adventures of an ordinary woman” had me adding my name to the request list.

The Story Behind the Song

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the SongDid you know that the song “Stop in the Name of Love” was written by a man who had just been caught cheating on his girlfriend? She was standing at a motel in front of him with a bat when the phrase came out of his mouth. Not the best moment for the phrase, but what a great song! Take a look at Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song to find out all the interesting stories behind some of the most popular songs of the past few decades.

 

Eureka!

Have you ever thought about all the inventions you use in just one day?  It's hard to imagine a world without clocks, refrigerators, TVs, seat belts, computers, and so on.  But it all had to be invented by someone.  Have you ever wondered who that someone was?  Bring these books home if you're curious to know who invented what and how it impacted everyday life:

ReaderNation 2009 Winners

Thanks to all who participated in the 2009 Adult Summer Reading Program! We look forward to reading with you all again in Summer 2010!

The Trump Card

The Trump CardShe has her mother’s beauty and her father’s business sense.  You don’t know whether to love her or cower away in fear.  She’s Ivanka Trump, and she’s written a new book packed full of great advice for getting ahead in the world.  Take a look at The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.

 

Unforgettable Animals

 Anyone who has ever owned a pet understands how easily the cuddly critters nose their way into heart and home.  If you enjoy reading stories about animals and their human caretakers, these titles may be just what you're after:

I Want to Grow Up Before I Die

500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow UpTons of books have come out in the last few years telling you what you need to see, eat, and do “before you die.” I like those books, but something about the whole concept depresses me a bit. So, how refreshing it was when I saw this book: Frommer’s 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up. Yes, that sounds better.

 

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

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