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0.2 hrs • Dec/30/2016
Every February 2nd, people all across the country wonder about the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. Will he see his shadow on that day or won’t he? Will spring come early or late? Gail Gibbons combines clear, simple wording with her signature illustrations to present information about Groundhog Day, its origins, and the animal at the center of this delightful annual event. Using colorful diagrams and pictures, Gibbons teaches kids about the homes and habits of groundhogs while explaining the history behind the superstitions and fun customs of the yearly celebration.Available Formats:8.3 hrs • Oct/18/2016 • Unabridged
New York City, 1933: King Kong is premiering at Radio City Music Hall, and Fay Wray is about to become the most famous actress on earth. So what’s she doing hanging around a rundown Manhattan speakeasy? This Hollywood scream queen has come to see Jimmy Quinn, a limping tough guy who knows every gangster in New York-and does his best to steer clear of them all. A blackmailer has pictures of a Fay-lookalike engaged in conduct that would make King Kong blush, and Fay’s movie studio wants the threat eliminated. Jimmy tries to settle the matter quietly, but stopping the extortion will cut just as deeply as Fay’s famous scream, ringing from Broadway all the way to Chinatown.Available Formats:0.3 hrs • Sep/20/2016 • Unabridged
Berries, apples, melons and grapes; oranges, grapefruits, bananas—yum! This scrumptious collection of facts, a companion to The Vegetables We Eat, offers youngsters an inviting, information-packed cornucopia of favorite fruits. Gail Gibbons combines clear, simple wording with her signature illustrations to present fruit facts galore: the parts of fruits, where and how they grow, harvesting, processing, where to buy them, and how to enjoy them as part of a healthy diet. Once again, Gibbons proves a master at creating factual books through which young readers can explore details of nature at an accessible and engaging depth.Available Formats:0.2 hrs • Sep/20/2016 • Unabridged
Who knew there were so many different kinds of vegetables? Nonfiction pro Gail Gibbons responds to the need for books on good nutrition with this accessible exploration of vegetables. From glossy red peppers to lush, leafy greens to plump orange pumpkins, vegetables are explored in depth in these fascinating illustrations that clearly explain the many vegetable varieties, how they are grown, and why they are so good for us to eat. Using her signature combination of clear and informative wording, with plenty of diagrams and cross sections, Gibbons provides a wealth of information about produce in its many shapes, colors and forms.Available Formats:6.0 hrs • Apr/26/2016
John Hewitt’s no-nonsense personal story will knock you out of your comfort zone and show you how to win in any business you choose. Hewitt has been called annoying, challenging and brilliant—with a fanatical desire to improve and out-give everyone he meets. He competes to win!Available Formats:5.4 hrs • Jan/26/2016
Of the ten million bits of information our brains process each second, only fifty bits are devoted to conscious thought. Because our brains are wired to be inattentive, we often choose without thinking, acting against our own interests—what we truly want. As the former chief scientist of Express Scripts, a Fortune 25 healthcare company dedicated to making the use of prescription medications safer and more affordable, Bob Nease is an expert on applying behavioral sciences to health care. Now, he applies his knowledge to the wider world, providing important practical solutions marketers, human resources professionals, teachers, and even parents can use to improve the behavior of others around them, and get the positive results they want.Available Formats: Digital Rental0.1 hrs • Jan/12/2016 • Unabridged
In addition to the story of Patrick’s life, here is information about how St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated. There are decorations from shamrocks to shillelaghs. People give cards, share meals, and wear green to honor Ireland, the Emerald Isle—and there are parades! Included are six legends about Patrick.Available Formats:0.1 hrs • Dec/08/2015
Valentine’s Day is candy hearts, flowers, and chocolate truffles. It is Valentine cards galore. Most of all, it is a time to share with family and friends, and a time to say “I love you.”Available Formats: Digital Rental11.2 hrs • Oct/27/2015 • Unabridged
The Chemistry of Joy presents Dr. Emmons's natural approach to depression combining the best of Western medicine and Eastern teaching to create your body's own biochemistry of joy. Dr. Emmons creates a practical program for each of the three types of depression: anxious depression, agitated depression, and sluggish depression. The Chemistry of Joy helps you to identify which type of depression you are experiencing and provides a specific diet and exercise plan to address it, as well as nutritional supplements and 'psychology of mindfulness' exercises that can restore your body's natural balance and energy. This flexible approach creates newfound joy for those whose lives have been touched by depression - and pathways for all who seek to actively improve their emotional lives.Available Formats:0.1 hrs • Oct/20/2015 • Unabridged
Christmas is many things to many people. It celebrates the birth of the Christ child. It is also Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus, angels, lights, Christmas trees, cards, carols, presents, and prayers. Christmas is … peace, love, and joy.Available Formats:8.6 hrs • Oct/13/2015 • Unabridged
The debilitating effects of anxiety can affect your sense of well-being, health, longevity, productivity, and relationships. In The Chemistry of Calm, Dr. Henry Emmons presents his Resilience Training Program—a groundbreaking regimen designed to relieve anxiety and restore physical and mental strength. This step-by-step plan for mental calmness and emotional wisdom focuses on ways to create resilience as a key to resolving anxiety in everyday life, incorporating the latest science on: diet—you’ve got to eat good food to feel good; exercise—it’s proven: moving makes you less anxious; nutritional supplements—boosting your natural anxiety resistance; andmindfulness—including meditation techniques to calm your body and brain.Available Formats:2.9 hrs • Sep/15/2015 • Unabridged
Dealing with split personalities, Dr. Jekyll battles with himself to overcome the evil Mr. Hyde. An old friend of Dr. Jekyll’s, the lawyer Gabriel John Utterson, investigates odd occurrences that are linked to Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll is determined to stop becoming Mr. Hyde and uses a potion to stop the transition. This works for a time but the need for the potion increases because he can’t stave off the beast.Available Formats:9.2 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged
A strong memory and healthy brain aren't as difficult to maintain as one might think; combining the latest neuroscience research with age-old wisdom about resilience, mindfulness, and stress reduction, Drs. Henry Emmons and David Alter show that vibrant aging is within reach. More than fifty-five years of combined experience in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry, Dr. Emmons and Dr. Alter take their expertise and translated the fundamentals of brain science into an easily accessible collection of nine key lessons proven to preserve and strengthen mental acuity. Filled with easy to understand theories and practical exercises to work out your brain and mind, Staying Sharp provides a blueprint to live more joyfully, age more gracefully, and build intimacy in your relationships, no matter what your age.Available Formats:0.3 hrs • Sep/01/2015 • Unabridged
Discover the origins and history of Halloween traditions and festivities from ancient times to the present day.Available Formats:9.5 hrs • Jul/07/2015 • Unabridged
Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world by conquering massive territories in both countries and promising to create a vast new Muslim caliphate that observes the strict dictates of Sharia law. In ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain. Drawing on original interviews with former US military officials and current ISIS fighters, the authors also reveal the internecine struggles within the movement itself, as well as ISIS’s bloody hatred of Shiite Muslims, which is generating another sectarian war in the region. Past is prologue and America’s legacy in the Middle East is sowing a new generation of terror.Available Formats:12.7 hrs • Jun/30/2015 • Unabridged
In this unique insider account, John H. Sununu pays tribute to his former boss—an intelligent, thoughtful, modest leader—and his overlooked accomplishments. Though George H. W. Bush is remembered for orchestrating one of the largest and most successful military campaigns in history—the Gulf War—Sununu argues that conventional wisdom misses many of Bush’s other great achievements.During his presidency, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union collapsed. Bush’s calm and capable leadership during this dramatic time helped shape a world in which the United States emerged as the lone superpower. Sununu reminds us that President Bush’s domestic achievements were equally impressive, including strengthening civil rights, enacting environmental protections, and securing passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 1990 agreement which generated budget surpluses and a decade of economic growth.Sununu offers unparalleled insight into this statesman who has been his longtime close friend. He worked with Bush when he was vice president under Ronald Reagan, helped him through a contentious GOP primary season and election in 1988, and as his chief of staff, was an active participant and front-row observer to many of the significant events of Bush’s presidency. Reverential yet scrupulously honest, Sununu reveals policy differences and clashes among the diverse personalities in and out of the White House, giving credit—and candid criticism—where it’s due.The Quiet Man goes behind the scenes of this unsung but highly consequential presidency, and illuminates the man at its center as never before.Available Formats:Loading more titles...
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