The library has recently added several non-fiction books to the shelves.
One is “Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare: The invisible architecture of core values, attitude and self-empowerment” by Joe Tye. This is the book that the Heart of America Medical Center is using as a discussion tool for staff and board members to assist in building a culture of working together well and focusing on values.
New books about kids are “Bringing up Bookmonsters: the joyful way to turn your child into a fearless, ravenous reader” by Amber Ankowski; “The Music Advantage: how music helps your child develop, learn, and thrive” by Anita Collins; “Social Skills for Kids: from making friends and problem-solving to self-control and communication, 150+ activities to help your child develop essential social skills” by Keri K. Powers; and “When You Wonder, You’re Learning: Mr. Rogers’ enduring lessons for raising creative, curious, caring kids” by Gregg Behr.
For adults we have “The Gifts of Imperfection: let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are” by Brene Brown. From amazon.com: This game-changing New York Times bestseller has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in print. Forbes magazine named Gifts one of the “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life.” Through this self-help classic we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world and helping us to believe we are worthy of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love.
“Nowhere Girl: a memoir of a fugitive childhood” by Cheryl Diamond and “Sinatra and Me: in the wee small hours” by Tony Oppedisano are new adult biographies.