New Books In Our Library

New Children's Books

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Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself
Matthew Gray Gubler
Ages 8-12

Rumple Buttercup is a monster who hides away because he thinks he is so weird that people won’t like him. But when they come looking for him one day, he finds out everyone is different in some way and that’s OK. JFIC GUB

‘Twas The Morning Of Easter
Glenys Nellist
Ages 4-8

The story of Easter told in the familiar rhythm of “‘Twas the Night before Christmas”. Nice illustrations. J232.9 NEL

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey
Margriet Ruurs
Ages 6-8

A moving story of a family in Syria who is forced to leave their home when war comes to their country. Beautifully and uniquely illustrated by Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr using the medium of pebble stones. A must-read. JFIC RUU

New Adult Books

The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett

Twin, very light-skinned African-American women each try to determine their identities, and their searches take them in different directions until years later when they meet again. 813 BEN

Lent in Plain Sight: A Devotion Through Ten Objects
Jill J. Duffield

Meditations about the possibility and promise of God who speaks through everyday objects to seek relationships with people. 242 DUF

Our Choice: A Plan To Solve The Climate Crisis.
Al Gore

The impact of human industry and climate change on our world with information about the pollutants involved and solutions to the problems. Profusely illustrated with diagrams and photographs. 363.738 GOR

Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity
Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

How progressive Christians along with progressive Muslims and Jews can work together to promote human dignity and the common good. 277.3 GRA

The Art Of Gathering: How We Meet And Why It Matters
Priya Parker

A human-centered approach to creating meaningful, memorable experiences in all kinds of groups large and small. 302 PAR

A Rhythm Of Prayer: A Collection Of Meditations For Renewal

Original prayers and essays by women to help others express their own concerns about living with today’s challenges. 242 RHY

The Hopeful Family: Raising Resilient Children In Uncertain Times
Amelia Richardson Dress

Using faith and faith practices to help cope with the anxiety of troubling times. 248.8 RIC

Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived
Rob Bell

Bell tackles the age-old questions regarding heaven and hell and urges us, as Jesus did, to trust in the love of God. 234 BEL

Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man
Emmanuel Acho

The author clearly and candidly discusses such topics as implicit bias, white privilege, systemic racism, reverse racism, and how to end racism. Historical and cultural references, as well as the words of other black voices and the author’s own experiences, help inform the discussions. A must-read for insightful understanding. 305.800973 ACH