New to the Collection

Title California dreamin'

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:08pm
Title California dreamin'
Author Bagieu, Pénélope, author, artist.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Before she was the legendary Mama Cass of the folk group The Mamas and the Papas, Ellen Cohen was a teen girl from Baltimore with an incredible voice, incredible confidence, and incredible dreams. She dreamed of being not just a singer but a star. Not just a star--a superstar. So, at the age of nineteen, at the dawn of the sixties, Ellen left her hometown and became Cass Elliot. At her size, Cass was never going to be the kind of girl that record producers wanted on album covers. But she found an unlikely group of co-conspirators, and in their short time together this bizarre and dysfunctional band recorded some of the most memorable songs of their era. Through the whirlwind of drugs, war, love, and music, Cass struggled to keep sight of her dreams, of who she loved, and--most importantly--who she was."--Amazon.com

Title Dark side of the moon

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:08pm
Title Dark side of the moon
Author Wood, Les (Writer of fiction and poetry), author.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Format: Books
Summary Boddice, a crime lord looking over his shoulder for good reason, has assembled an unlikely band of misfit crooks. Their job is to steal a famous diamond worth millions, known as The Dark Side of the Moon. Despite the odds, the crew's self-serving squabbles and their natural incompetence, the plan progresses. As events build to an explosive climax no one really knows who is playing who. Full of twists and turns and laugh-out-loud moments, this is a hugely enjoyable romp from entirely the criminal's point-of-view, with not a single cop in sight.

Title Crash!

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:08pm
Title Crash!
Author Krulik, Nancy E., author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: The kid from Planet Z ; 1
Format: Books
Summary Zeke Zander, an alien from the Planet Z, must masquerade as a normal second-grader on Earth until his family can fix their spaceship.

Title Hyacinth and the secrets beneath

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:08pm
Title Hyacinth and the secrets beneath
Author Sager Weinstein, Jacob, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "When Hyacinth mixes hot and cold water in a sink in London with disastrous results, she learns that the city was built on magical rivers that are now London's sewers--and somehow her family is connected to the magic"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Fish Girl

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:08pm
Title Fish Girl
Author Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Lexile Number GN 460 Lexile.
Accelerated Reader Accelerated Reader AR MG 2.3 1.0 Quiz: 187656.
Summary "Fish Girl, a young mermaid living in a boardwalk aquarium, has never interacted with anyone beyond the walls of her tank until a chance encounter with an ordinary girl, Livia. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Jackie's girl : my life with the Kennedy family

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:08pm
Title Jackie's girl :
Author McKeon, Kathy, author.
Edition: First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary A coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who was Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant and sometime nanny for thirteen years describes her witness to significant historical events and the lessons about life and love she learned from the beloved First Lady.

Title Sputnik's guide to life on Earth

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:08pm
Title Sputnik's guide to life on Earth
Author Cottrell Boyce, Frank, author.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Format: Books
Summary Separated from his aging caregiver grandfather and placed in a foster home, Prez forges an unusual friendship with an alien who appears as a dog to everyone else and entreats Prez to help compile a list of Earth's redeeming qualities to prevent the planet from being destroyed.

Title Gastrophysics : the new science of eating

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Gastrophysics :
Author Spence, Charles (Experimental psychologist), author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Her bark & her bite

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Her bark & her bite
Author Albon, James, author, illustrator.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Soon after young artist Rebecca arrives in the big city, she stumbles headlong into the arms of the charismatic Victor. When they fall madly in love, she's thrown into his socialite world of glamorous parties, devoted fans, and layabout debutantes. The people, the art, and the acclaim are exhilarating; until Victor's affections start to wander to his new pug, Princess. With her new boyfriend slipping away before her eyes, Rebecca's jealousy and fear threaten to upend everything. Can she hold onto the man she loves? Does she even really want to?

Title Open heart : a cardiac surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Open heart :
Author Westaby, Stephen, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Big money thinks small : biases, blind spots, and smarter investing

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Big money thinks small :
Author Tillinghast, Joel, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Patrick Henry : champion of liberty

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Patrick Henry :
Author Kukla, Jon, 1948- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
URL: Contributor biographical information https://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1702/2016027735-b.html
Summary "An authoritative biography of founding father Patrick Henry that restores him to his important place in our history and explains the formative influence on his thought and character of Virginia, where he lived all his life."--Provided by publisher.

Title Whiskey business : how small-batch distillers are transforming American spirits

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Whiskey business :
Author Acitelli, Tom, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The retreat of western liberalism

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title The retreat of western liberalism
Author Luce, Edward, 1968- author.
Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Investing : all-in-one

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Investing :
Author Griswold, Robert, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: For dummies
Format: Books
Summary There's no time like the present to invest in your own financial future--and this book shows you how.

Title The Alice network

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title The Alice network
Author Quinn, Kate, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "It's 1947 and American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a fervent belief that her beloved French cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive somewhere. So when Charlie's family banishes her to Europe to have her "little problem" take care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. In 1915, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance to serve when she's recruited to work as a spy for the English. Sent into enemy-occupied France during The Great War, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents, right under the enemy's nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launching them both on a mission to find the truth ... no matter where it leads"-- Provided by publisher.

Title All or Nothing at All

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title All or Nothing at All
Author Probst, Jennifer
Format: Books

Title The Witches of New York

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title The Witches of New York
Author McKay, Ami
Format: Books

Title [The] mathematical corporation : where machine intelligence [+] human ingenuity achieve the impossible

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title [The] mathematical corporation :
Author Sullivan, Josh (Business writer), author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The most powerful weapon in business today is the alliance between the mathematical smarts of machines and the imaginative human intellect of great leaders. Together they make the mathematical corporation, the business model of the future. We are at a once-in-a-decade breaking point similar to the quality revolution of the 1980s and the dawn of the internet age in the 1990s: leaders must transform how they run their organizations, or competitors will bring them crashing to earth--often overnight. Mathematical corporations--the organizations that will master the future--will outcompete high-flying rivals by merging the best of human ingenuity with machine intelligence. While smart machines are weapon number one for organizations, leaders are still the drivers of breakthroughs. Only they can ask crucial questions to capitalize on business opportunities newly discovered in oceans of data. This dynamic combination will make possible the fulfillment of missions that once seemed out of reach, even impossible to attain. Josh Sullivan and Angela Zutavern's extraordinary examples include the entrepreneur who upended preventive health care, the oceanographer who transformed fisheries management, and the pharmaceutical company that used algorithm-driven optimization to boost vaccine yields. Together they offer a profoundly optimistic vision for a dazzling new phase in business, and a playbook for how smart companies can manage the essential combination of human and machine"-- Provided by publisher. "The Mathematical Corporation is the breakthrough book leaders have been waiting for, showing how the synergistic combination of human ingenuity and machine cognition takes the guesswork out of decision-making and leads to new products, services, and solutions that reshape business and society. DESCRIPTION The Mathematical Corporation breaks new and important ground by restoring the importance of people, especially those in leadership roles, in harnessing the synergistic combination of fast computing, algorithms, and big data to attain organizational and competitive advantage. The technology is powerful but it is still a tool--one used by people to apply human ingenuity, imagination, and problem-solving skills to see trends, patterns, anomalies, and relationships in what were once inscrutable or unmanageable issues. In their years spent working with hundreds of companies, governments, and non-profit organizations, Josh Sullivan and Angela Zutavern have consulted with a wide range of leaders developing new capabilities that lead to new business models, the creation of breakthrough products and services, and potential solutions to vexing global problems. Their stories include Ford developing not just smarter cars but also smarter roads and cities; an oceanographer obtaining a holistic map of the oceans, with ramifications for both the fishing industry but for humanity at large; and health care entrepreneurs developing new products that significantly reduce heart attack fatalities"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Understanding Trump

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Understanding Trump
Author Gingrich, Newt, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Understanding Trump requires a willingness to study and learn from him. His principles grow out of five decades of business and celebrity success. Trump behaves differently than traditional politicians because his entire life experience has been different than most traditional politicians. This book will explain the Trump phenomenon and help people understand the emerging movement and administration. Newt Gingrich says President Trump should begin every day by reviewing his campaign promises. Trump owes his presidency to the people who believed in him, not to the courtiers and schmoozers who had contempt for him as candidate but adore him now that he is president.

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