Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Fall Break Suggested Reads from the KLIC Shelf Elf

 By the KLIC Shelf Elf


As midterm draws near and Fall Break comes, Shelf Elf suggests some new titles in the library to keep mid-semester blues at bay.  Here are half a dozen possible suggestions to uplift, amuse, or entertain: 


Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis  

Call Number: BF637.S4 H595 2019 

With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Rachel Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself. 



Finding Comfort During Hard Times by Earl Johnson 

Call Number: BF789.D5 J64 2020

Whether you're a first responder, a care professional, a victim of a disaster, a family member, or following a disaster on television or social media, Finding Comfort gives readers guidance and support. This book is a ready resource to both those in need looking for help and to those wishing to provide it. 



Live Green by Jen Chillingsworth; illustrations by Amelia Flower 

Call Number: GE196 .C55 2019

For each week of the year Live Green is a practical guide of sustainable living changes to be more self-sufficient and reduce the impact on the environment. We often wish we were doing more and it can be overwhelming to know where to start - Live Green is a good place to start 


In the Valley: Stories and a Novella based on Serena 

Call Number: PS3568.A698 A6 2020 
In ten stories, Rash (a Writers@Work author) spins a haunting allegory of the times we live in-- rampant capitalism, the severing of ties to the natural world in the relentless hunt for profit. Yet he illuminates acts of extraordinary decency and heroism as well and height revisits his troubled heroine, Serena.



Watch Pixar’s recent story set in the colorful Land of the Dead, aspiring musician, Miguel finds himself and joins trickster Hector on an extraordinary adventure and learn more about Miguel’s heritage.  [Cool library factoid: Up to 5 DVDs can be checked out for 3 weeks] 




Thank you, Omu by Oge Mora   

Call Number: PZ7.1.M6682 Th 2018

When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.  To Omu's surprise, her neighbors know how to thank her by providing a feast in return for her generous gift of the stew. 


Make a Request: For these or other titles to check out, remember to make a request.  Go to OneKLIC, sign into your account with your TigerID and password.  Click on item you want àRequestàRequest.  The library staff can check out an item to you and then place it on the cart outside the library, ready for pickup.  You will receive an email letting you know the date the item is due back.

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