Exploring the Whimsical Life of Beatrix Potter

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Potter’s inspirations and legacy are brought to life through stories of her childhood, the charming characters she created, and the art she inspired

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: March 15, 2017

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Art lovers, collectors, and scholars will delight in this book; an upbeat view of women’s health, fitness, and psychology; this honest memoir will interest all readers; a thought-provoking work for those interested in all stages of urban planning and placemaking; an engrossing blend of food science, regionalism, and ethnic studies; young and old activists alike will be inspired by this hopeful call for change

Nonfiction: Chiropractic, Marriage Equality, Conservation, Goats, Wedding Food, Kandinsky | Xpress Reviews

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General readers will find Frank’s work to be an accessible and worthwhile read; Johnson’s detailed, readable account; Who knew goats could be so cute and entertaining?; the bike provides a unique vehicle for more intimate travel; Warcraft or similar games are likely to be pleased; interesting tidbits of wedding traditions; a solid addition to libraries that already have detailed biographies of Kandinsky

Philosophy, March 2017 | Best Sellers

June 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Something for Everyone | Self-Help Reviews, March 1, 2017

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As most of us know, there are many ways to improve ourselves. There are the global avenues of fitness, nutrition, spirituality, and the like, and then there are the specific tasks we need to work on to accomplish our goals. This month’s column offers a selection of both.

Nonfiction: Best-sellerdom, Science, Women Workers, Middle East Peace, Nature, Némirovsky | Xpress Reviews

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For serious book lovers and wordsmiths; Dean’s effort to combat scientific illiteracy; American women’s contribution to the success of WWI; for those hoping for peace in the Middle East; an engaging portrait of the Catskill wilderness; an important book on Némirovsky; a concluding history of World War II

Botany & Zoology, February 2017 | Best Sellers

May 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Books America Needs To Read | In the Bookroom

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One idea solidified by the fascinating February 15 panel, discussion “Challenging Topics, Challenging Times: Four Best-Selling Authors Reflect upon Culture, Creativity, and Changing the Conversation,” is that all Americans need to keep reading.

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, March 1, 2017

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An insider’s perspective that’s immediately practical and relatable; dive deep into library acquisitions and foundational theories of interpersonal communication

First Ladies | Social Science Reviews, March 1, 2017

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From Lou Henry Hoover to Michelle Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt to Jacqueline Kennedy, these books provide a solid perspective on who these women were and how they felt about the position they held