New at Peter White Public Library

Summer is almost over with and school will be starting soon, but there is still a little time left to read some of the new books you will find in the New Adult Non-fiction shelves on the first floor. Hope you like these suggestions.

“Think Small, the tiniest art in the world” By Eva Katz. Here is a book you really have to look close at. You may even have to put your face real close to the pages, but by doing that you will really enjoy what you see. Have you ever seen a painting tinier than a penny? A vase the size of a bottle cap? Or a crystal sculpture that’s also a hermit crab’s shell? Who on earth would make such a thing? How is it even possible? Meet the artists behind more than 200 mind-blowingly tiny works of art. Discover their creative processes and inspirations, and prepare to be blown away by the enormous exquisiteness of their miniature oeuvres. (700.905 Ka)

“This Is Me, Loving the Person You Are Today” By Chrissy Metz. When “This Is Us” first debuted, a divided America embraced a show that celebrates human connection. People were relating to the humor, depth, and vibrance of the characters, especially Kate Pearson. So she decided to share her struggles and triumphs. No matter what happened, she always had a flicker of hope that her life could be what she wanted. On her 30th birthday, she was in a movie theater and thought she was having a heart attack. That was the catalyst for real change in her life, changes that brought her to “This Is Us,” and, through this book, to you. Like many people, Kate used food to fill the void and numb the pain in her life. She met enough people to know that whatever form that coping mechanism takes, what isn’t helping you is hurting you. We can change, and we can have the lives we want and deserve. So whether you are a young hopeful or a late bloomer, she wrote this book with you in mind. (921 Metz)

“Magnolia Table, a collection of recipes for gathering” By Joanna Gaines. Chip and Joanna were newlyweds and just finishing the updates on their house. Joanna had two looming thoughts in the back of her mind: “How do I even begin to decorate a house?” and “What in the world am I going to cook in our new kitchen?” Joanna felt out of her comfort zone, but she was determined to try her hand in the kitchen. Her sister-in-law Shannon had given them a wedding present of Gaines family recipes, but Joanna still wasn’t sure what to make, so she made her mom’s spaghetti for their first night in the renovated house. Chip was at a loss for words as he tasted the spaghetti. After a little while he said “Well, umm, it doesn’t taste like my mom’s spaghetti.” Things got better as Joanna really started to step it up in the kitchen, especially when she was pregnant with their first child. The kitchen actually reminds Joanna a lot of the garden. You put your hands to work and tend to it, and when the harvest comes, it gives back to you a hundredfold. This cookbook is a celebration of bringing people together. Hope you find several new recipes for you to make for your family, and enjoy reading comments throughout the book about Gaines family life. (641.5975 GA)

“Life In The Garden” By Penelope Lively. In this philosophical and poetic memoir, Penelope takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and all manner of growing things. From the courtyards of her childhood home in Cairo, to a family cottage in Somerset, to her own gardens in Oxford and London, Penelope conducts an expert tour, taking you from Eden to Sissinghurst and into her own backyard, traversing the lives of writers like Virginia Woolf and Philip Larkin while imparting her own sly and spare wisdom. (921 Lively)

“Mindful Games” By Susan Greenland. This book is a great way for kids to develop focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. These games were developed and tested over many years of working with children and their caregivers, but they can be just as fun and transformative for adults also. Our mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives, especially children. (158.1 GR)

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