September 11, 2014 - September is...

September is filled with lots of special days and weeks. For instance, this September 14th through the 20th is Child Passenger Safety Week, National Environmental Services Week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and Constitution Week to name a few. We all know what day it is today. Today is nine-eleven or Patriot Day. It was and still is a sad day for the nation. We remember it in much the same way other generations remember Pearl Harbor. September 11th isn’t only Patriot Day; it is also No News is Good News Day as well as Hot Cross Bun Day. September 12th is Video Games Day, the 13th is Roald Dahl Day (the author of the children’s books, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “The Big Friendly Giant”, “James and the Giant Peach”, and “Matilda” to name a few.), the 14th is Hug Your Hound Day, and the 15th is Felt Hat Day (which is about hats made out of the material “felt”, not touching your hat). With all these special days and awareness weeks in September, the one nearest and dearest to a librarian’s heart is the fact that September is National Library Card Sign Up Month. If you are reading this and don’t have a library card, you should get one, because then you could check out some of the marvelous books listed below!

  • cover art All things possible. by Andrew Cuomo. The governor of New York discusses both his personal life and his career in politics.
  • cover art Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it by Ian Leslie. Describes how the modern world’s obsession with instant access to information is obscuring our quest for understanding, leading to a decline in curiosity and also in empathy for those around us.
  • cover art Agent Storm : my life inside Al Qaeda and the CIA / by Morten Storm. A Danish national-turned-associate of al Qaeda, provides an inside look at his decade as a radical Islamist, as well as his ultimate decision to leave the jihadist life and become a double-agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.
  • cover art Daring : my passages : a memoir / by Gail Sheehy. In an inspiring story of the unconventional life of a writer who dared, the “New York Times” best-selling author of the self-help classic “Passages” candidly recounts her challenges and victories as a groundbreaking female journalist in the 1960s, reflects on ambition and shares her own major life passages.
  • cover art Eisenhower : a life / by Paul Johnson. A portrait of the 34th president places particular emphasis on his years as a five-star general and his two presidential terms, sharing additional coverage of such subjects as his Kansas childhood, West Point education and volatile relationship with Richard Nixon. By the best-selling author of “Churchill”.
  • cover art Elvis and Ginger / by Ginger Alden. Breaking her more-than-30-year silence, the former fiancée to Elvis Presley tells the unique story of her whirlwind romance with the King and what it was like being in Graceland when 50,000 mourners arrived to pay their respects.
  • cover art Making conflict work : harnessing the power of disagreement / by Peter Coleman & Robert Ferguson. Two conflict resolution experts describe the power dynamics that are at the root of all workplace conflicts and offer strategies to help determine where you stand, negotiate a dispute and reach the best resolution.
  • cover art Lisette's list : a novel / by Susan Vreeland. A tale centered on the lives of Provence-inspired master artists follows the experiences of an exiled young Parisian who cares for her husband's ailing grandfather during the Vichy regime and rediscovers love through the master works of Cezanne, Pissarro, Chagall and Picasso. By the best-selling author of "The Girl in Hyacinth Blue".
  • cover art The 6th extinction : a Sigma Force novel / by James Rollin. When a remote military research station in Antarctica is completely decimated, Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force must solve a mystery from the land's distant past using an ancient map that leads them to a new form of death, buried under miles of ice, which could very well lead to the extinction of mankind.
  • cover art Don't look back / by Gregg Hurwitz. Embarking on a rafting and hiking tour through southern Mexico, single mom Eve spots a menacing man throwing machetes at a human-shaped target before finding a missing woman's digital camera containing images of the same man. By the best-selling author of “Tell No Lies”.
  • cover art Mean streak / by Sandra Brown. After being abducted from a mountain road in North Carolina, a pediatrician and avid runner, Dr. Emory Charbonneau, finds herself held captive by a violent man with a dark past who may ultimately end up being her savior, in the new thriller from the author of “Deadline”.
  • cover art The bone clocks : a novel / by David Mitchell. Interweaves six narratives spanning the period between 1984 and the 2030s to chronicle a secret war between a cult of soul-decanters and a small group of vigilantes who would take them down. By the award-winning author of “Cloud Atlas”.
  • cover art An Italian wife / by Ann Hood. An Italian immigrant watches her six children grow up while she searches for her seventh, the product of a love affair who was given up for adoption. By the best-selling author of “The Obituary Writer”.
  • cover art Somewhere safe with somebody good / by Jan Karon. While Father Tim Kavanagh struggles with ambivalence about returning to the pulpit in Mitford, his adopted son, Dooley, falls passionately in love with an aspiring veterinarian against the backdrop of a mayoral reelection campaign and the opening of a new café. By the #1 best-selling author of “Light From Heaven”.