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New at Peter White Public Library

One of my favorite book trends is non-fiction. Publishing is such a reflection of our current state of affairs, and right now I had no trouble finding several titles of interest!

If you’re interested in checking out any of these titles, place them on hold using our online catalog then schedule a curbside pickup time! Not sure how to do all of that? Just give us a call, and our friendly staff will be happy to help! 906-228-9510

“The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stores from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable” (2020)

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Author Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt shares 22 stories of forgiveness in the aftermath of truly horrific events. While there are many things that might be considered ‘unforgiveable’ the author differentiates between forgiving/reconnecting with forgiving/moving on. Supported by interviews with people who have survived and found peace in forgiveness the author encourages the reader to reflect on the act of forgiveness. From Columbine to car accidents the stories are beautifully written and powerful in their content.

“The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan: Discover the Joy of Spending Less, Sharing More and Living Generously” (2020)

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The Buy Nothing Project was born when a couple of friends noticed the amount of trash on their local beach. Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller decided to take matters into their own hands and consider sharing, borrowing and re-purposing rather than buying. Mere months after starting this project in their own community it spread across the US. The authors provide steps on how to Buy Nothing and build community in the process. This is a fun, engaging and super useful book for anyone looking at alternatives to running off to the closest big box store or online shopping page. In addition to general information, there are also some great lists including the 50 things the authors: never buy, make/fix, share and lend/borrow. You are certain to pick up a few immediately useful tips!

“Quitting Plastic: Easy and Practical Ways to Cut Down the Plastic In Your Life” (2019)

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The mother daughter team of Clara Williams Roldan and Louise Williams tackles the project of Quitting Plastic. Are you trying to get away from generating and using single use plastic? Maybe you’re considering quitting plastic all together? This book provides many reasons to consider taking this challenge on. Covering all aspects of life from cleaning the bathroom to clothing choices, the authors provide detailed information about how to make changes that move us away from plastic consumption. The authors rate the difficulty of making this transition in each area and contend that not all plastic is bad. Ultimately, the most impact can be gained from quitting single use plastics. Are you up for the challenge?

— Andrea Ingmire,

Library Director

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