Staff Picks categorized 'nonfiction'

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Gentrification Stories

If you're on the waiting list for the book, "When No One Is Watching," here is a list of some of the best recent stories featuring gentrification at their core.  
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Humanizing the Unthinkable

If you wonder how anyone could follow a man like Jim Jones, these books chillingly and heartbreakingly show how people longing for social and racial justice were deceived into a trap at Jonestown with no way out. 
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This time of year, there is nothing better than delicious warming soups, loaded with a variety of colorful vegetables and served with a slice of hearty bread. Hungry yet? Check out these cookbooks for inspiration!
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Dinosaur Books for Dinovember

It’s Dinovember! Why not bite into some good dino books? Okay, don’t actually bite them, but feel free to roar! 
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Work From Home With ADHD and Other Learning Disabilities

Working from home presents a whole new set of benefits and drawbacks, depending on a person’s life situation. One difficulty may be managing a workload at home if you have ADHD, generally struggle with executive functioning, or have other sensory and brain processing differences like dyslexia and dyscalculia. The Library has resources to help you with this transition. 
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Minecraft can give kids the chance to be creative and develop useful skills such as spatial reasoning, math skills and an interest in coding that can be used in the real world. Here are some Minecraft-related materials to spark your interest—or help you further develop your skills.