Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
"Build your dreams is the new career manifesto for anyone who wants to turn their passion into their profession. Packed with anecdotes, exercises, and illustrations, this guide provides a 5-stage strategy to help you find your calling and launch your dream job: discover, research, embark, adapt, maintain. Build your dreams has everything you need to make a living doing what you love"--P.  of cover.
Enjoying a thieving spree from his new home in Berlin, part-time writer Charlie Howard is summoned by Her Majesty's Government to recover a sensitive item allegedly stolen by four embassy employees.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Tess Cameron, a divorced teacher, becomes the unwiting guardian of a bi-racial orphan. She is compelled to take the little girl from New Orleans to the Colorado San Luis Valley to meet her grandfather. Estranged from the child's missing mother, the grandfather is unaware of the granddaughter's existence and doesn't want her. Grant Wilder, a widowed outfitter, offers Tess temporary employment on his ranch. But can Tess's wandering spirit find the faith to accept permanent responsibility of the child and open her heart to love again in this land of amazing beauty and haunting secrets?
Examines the growing Buddhist movement in America as more and more people seeking spiritual enlightenment leave behind traditional religions and join one of the three largest groups: the Soka Gakkai International, Tibetan/Vajrayana Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism.
"Ben Sargent, the host of Cooking Channel's hit primetime show Hook, Line & Dinner, shares his recipes and love of food, travel, adventure, and storytelling in this cookbook for seafood lovers and armchair travelers everywhere."-- Provided by publisher.
Set three months before a deadly asteroid is due to hit Earth, this Last Policeman sequel chronicles the further adventures of Hank Palace. The Concord Police Department is now operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, and Hank is out of a job-until he's hired by a business tycoon to help find the man's estranged son. It isn't long before Hank's missing-person case turns into a murder investigation.
A behind-the-scenes story of the family whose extra-tall sons include professional baseball and football players, offering insight into how they were raised, trained, and fed by their athletically committed parents.
"The sixteenth rail captures the true science behind the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and offers a fresh look at the greatest crime of the twentieth century. For the first time, forensic scientist Arthur Koehler's work in tracing the ladder used in the kidnapping to Bruno Richard Hauptmann is revealed"--P.  of cover.
"The difference between helping and selling is just two letters. If you're wondering how to make your products seem more exciting online, you're asking the wrong question. You're not competing for attention only against other similar products. You're competing against your customers' friends and family and viral videos and cute puppies. To win attention these days you must ask a different question: "How can we help?" Jay Baer's Youtility offers a new approach that cuts through the clutter: marketing that is truly, inherently useful. If you sell something, you make a customer today, but if you genuinely help someone, you create a customer for life. Drawing from real examples of companies who are practicing Youtility as well as his experience helping more than seven hundred brands improve their marketing strategy, Baer provides a groundbreaking plan for using information and helpfulness to transform the relationship between companies and customers"-- Provided by publisher.
What should have been a routine prisoner pickup turns ugly for Longarm when the young offender's father has no intention of letting his son go to Denver for trial, putting a bounty on the lawman's head.
Joining a scientific team originally scheduled to travel to one of Jupiter's moons, tech genius Robert Eisenbraun is put into hibernation against his will and awakens on a hostile Earth where he must defeat a technological adversary of his own making.
Explains how to use QuickBooks to set-up and manage bookkeeping systems, track invoices, pay bills, manage payroll, generate reports, and determine job costs.
"Is celibacy the only moral alternative to marriage? Shoud the widowed be allowed to form intimate relationships without remarrying? Should the church receive homosexuals into its community and support committed gay and lesbian relationships? Should congregations publicly and liturgically witness and affirm divorces? Should the church's moral standards continue to be set by patriarchal males? Should women be consecrated bishops? Bishop Spong proposes a pastoral response--based on scripture and history--to the changing realities of the modern world. He calls for a moral vision to empower the church with inclusive teaching about equal, loving, nonexploitative relationships"--P.  of cover.
The popular blogger and author of the best-selling "You Are Not So Smart" shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, analyzing 15 additional ways people routinely fool themselves in areas ranging from attraction and time wasted to best intentions and the true price of happiness.
"Winning Tennis teaches you how to read your opponents--to know what they are about to do before they even do it. Covering all major aspects of play, you'll learn to anticipate which shot you're about to receive and be ready to launch a winning return"--P.  of cover.
The mathematical savant uses personal stories and everyday examples to describe the way numbers and equations form the basis of our lives, from snowflakes to Anne Boleyn's extra finger.
"Walker revisits [three history-making tours in 1973] in memorable, all-access detail: he goes backstage, onto the jets, and into the limos, where every conceivable wish could be granted. He wedges himself into the sweaty throng of teenage fans (Walker himself was one of them) who suddenly were an economic force to be reckoned with, and he vividly describes how a decade's worth of decadence was squeezed into twelve heart-pounding, backbreaking, and rule-defying months that redefined, for our modern times, the business of superstardom"--Dust jacket flap.
A guide to the project management tool covers such topics as estimating work time, setting up a project schedule, building a team, setting up a budget, tracking progress, evaluating performance, and reporting on projects.
A standard blood test indicates how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, the potential for heart disease, and a host of other vital health markers. In simple language, the author explains all of the information found on these forms, making it understandable and accessible. This means that you can look at the results yourself and know the significance of each marker. Includes recommendations of conventional and complementary treatments for dealing with any problematic findings. Rounding out the book are the names of test markers that should be requested for a more complete physical picture.
An assessment of the impact of global warming on human health cites spiraling rates of disease and heatstroke-related deaths and outlines a blueprint for protecting oneself from environment-related health challenges.