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December 16, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Nonfiction

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Nonfiction books for adults.

 

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Sex Rules!: Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World

Sex Rules!: Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World
Brodman, Janice Z.

"Sex is always hot. Other people's lusty antics even hotter. This book pulls back the curtains on a dizzying array of hilarious stereotype-busting sexual practices from around the world. It is joyful, deliciously outrageous, titillating, hilarious. The fact that it's all true makes it even more fascinating. It takes the ever-intriguing question "What is 'normal' sex?" and creates a rollicking worldwide tour with LOL perspectives on extraordinary sexual activity. It will astound you, regale you, blow you away. At the same time, it expands your tolerance, proving sex is like happiness - universally sought but subjectively enjoyed."--Provided by publisher.


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Peru

Peru
Dubé, Ryan


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Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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Cracking the ACTʼ

Cracking the ACTʼ

The instruction, drills, review, and practice tests that students need to master all 5 sections of the ACT exam (English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and the Writing Test).


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The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is: Beyond Belief to Love, Fulfillment & Spiritual Awakening

The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is: Beyond Belief to Love, Fulfillment & Spiritual Awakening
Bernie, Jon

What keeps you from being happy? Could your clinging to your beliefs about what life should be holding you back? Bernie, a contemporary spiritual teacher in the non-duality tradition reveals how confronting and letting go of our negative beliefs about ourselves and the world sets us on a path of joy, meaning and purpose.


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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William Blake and the Age of Aquarius

William Blake and the Age of Aquarius

A stunningly illustrated look at how Blake's radical vision influenced artists of the Beat generation and 1960s counterculture In his own lifetime, William Blake (1757-1827) was a relatively unknown nonconventional artist with a strong political bent. William Blake and the Age of Aquarius is a beautifully illustrated look at how, some two hundred years after his birth, the antiestablishment values embodied in Blake's art and poetry became a model for artists of the American counterculture. This book provides new insights into the politics and protests of Blake's own lifetime, and the generation of artists who revived and reimagined his work in the mid-1940s through 1970, or what might be called the 'long sixties.' Contributors explore Blake's outsider status in Georgian England and how his individualistic vision spoke to members of the Beat Generation, hippies, radical poets and writers, and other voices of the counterculture.0Among the artists, musicians, and writers who looked to Blake were such diverse figures as Diane Arbus, Jay DeFeo, the Doors, Sam Francis, Allen Ginsberg, Jess, Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhardt, Charles Seliger, Maurice Sendak, Robert Smithson, Clyfford Still, and many others.00Exhibition: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois, United States (23.09.2017 - 11.03.2018).


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Fly to the Assemblies!: Seattle and the Rise of the Resistance

Fly to the Assemblies!: Seattle and the Rise of the Resistance

"Seattle has long been considered a center of progressive thought and action. And while that is largely true, like any other growing city it has wrestled with familiar demons: racism, class struggles, economic opportunism, sexism, and more. But since the 2016 election, the city has emerged as a central staging ground for the resistance against the new administration, its policies, and the rising wave of the far right. Amid such turbulent times, we must not let injustice become the new status quo. We must question, criticize, and challenge the socio-political structures in place, and seek out solutions and changes that represent all Americans, not just a privileged and wealthy few. The diverse voices of the writers, activists and journalists in Fly To The Assemblies explore the redoubled challenges facing citizens today."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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The Great Cowboy Strike. Bullets, Ballots & Class Conflicts in the American West

The Great Cowboy Strike. Bullets, Ballots & Class Conflicts in the American West
Lause, Mark A.

Although later made an icon of "rugged individualism," the American cowboy was a grossly exploited and underpaid seasonal worker, who waged a series of militant strikes in the generally isolated and neglected corners of the Old West. Mark Lause examines those neglected labour conflicts, couching them in the context of the bitter and violent "range wars" that broke out periodically across the region, and locating both among the political insurgencies endemic to the American West in the so-called Gilded Age.


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The Big Book of Jewelry Making: 75 Projects to Make

The Big Book of Jewelry Making: 75 Projects to Make

Creating your own jewelry doesn't need to involve complicated techniques and expensive tools. With just a few steps, The Big Book of Jewelry Making shows you how to make simple, fun items in no time at all. And all the projects are easy to customize or adapt to your own particular style. With a dazzling array of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more, you're sure to find something to inspire you. This bumper book features 75 jewelery projects, from quirky to stylish, so there is plenty to choose from. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions explaining how to achieve perfect results, whether you are an experienced jewelry maker or just a beginner.


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Policing Black Bodies

Policing Black Bodies
Hattery, Angela


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Periods Gone Public: Taking A Stand for Menstrual Equity

Periods Gone Public: Taking A Stand for Menstrual Equity
Weiss-Wolf, Jennifer

"After centuries of being shrouded in taboo and superstition, periods have gone mainstream. Seemingly overnight, a new, high-profile movement has emerged--one dedicated to bold activism, creative product innovation, and smart policy advocacy--to address the centrality of menstruation in relation to core issues of gender equality and equity. In Periods Gone Public, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf--the woman Bustle dubbed one of the nation's "badass menstrual activists"--explores why periods have become a prominent political cause. From eliminating the tampon tax, to enacting new laws ensuring access to affordable, safe products, menstruation is no longer something to whisper about. Weiss-Wolf shares her firsthand account in the fight for "period equity" and introduces readers to the leaders, pioneers, and everyday people who are making change happen. From societal attitudes of periods throughout history--in the United States and around the world--to grassroots activism and product innovation, Weiss-Wolf challenges readers to face stigma head-on and elevate an agenda that recognizes both the power--and the absolute normalcy--of menstruation"--Provided by publisher.


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