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Take a look at some of the great books new at the library this week!
Green roofs have come of age. From Monterrey, Mexico, to Dhaka, Bangladesh designers are creating rooftops that address critical environmental issues like extreme heat, storm water management, and ecosystem development, while offering aesthetically pleasing spaces that integrate people with nature. These projects move beyond sedum mats. They focus on the garden itself as art form.
Titanic Style explores the world of fashion and dress at the time of RMS Titan’s famous voyage. With stunning images and enlightening historical analysis, this book takes us through the wardrobes of passengers and crew of all classes and ages, from the most intimate undergarments to the warm overcoats needed on the last fearful, cold night.
In The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, Chinese food blogger and cooking instructor Diana Kuan brings Chinatown to your home with this amazing collection of more than eighty popular Chinese takeout recipes – appetizers, main courses, noodle and rice dishes, and desserts – all easy-to-prepare and MSG-free.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library is celebrating our Freedom to Read!
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Freedom to Read week runs from February 24 to March 2 and the library is celebrating with a contest!!
Go into your local library branch and fill out a ballot entry with your name, phone number, the name of a banned or challenged book that you have read in the past and a reason why you think someone may have challenged it. On March 2nd each branch library will draw a winner for a prize!
February 10th is Chinese New Year – and this year is the year of the snake!
Also, a reminder that tomorrow (Feb.11) is BC’s first Family Day. Family Day is a statutory holiday aimed to give families extra time to enjoy each other. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Libraries will be closed on February 11th for Family Day, but we will re-open on Tuesday at 10:00am.
We hope you have a great Chinese New Year & Family Day!
Take a look at the great new books at the library this week!
The revered yoga instructor and author of Yoga Body, Buddha Mind reveals her own struggles with body image and the student-prompted journey of self-discovery that led her to visit other world regions including the drought-stricken Indian countryside and the center of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, where she practiced the Buddhist philosophy of loving-kindness and received counsel from wise women mentors.
The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers.Read about the antics of Patrick’s friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters.”
Scrutinizes “all-natural” philosophies to consider the negative aspects of extreme approaches to health care, an investigation that explores potential sources of health-care paradoxes.
Groundbreaking research has been done teaching animals human language, but what about the other way around? Studies have shown that lizards, squid, monkeys, and birds are talking to each other, communicating information about food, predators, squabbles, and petty jealousies. These animal languages are unique and highly adaptive.
This delicious new baking book from Williams-Sonoma has over 100 decadent, down-home, comfort food recipes, highlighting America’s most revered bakeries and bloggers with recipes from each. Stunning photography and a gorgeous design bring it all to life.