Category Archives: nonfiction

Just arrived…New Adult Non-fiction books

Great Soul  –  Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India
If It Makes You Healthy
POX  –  An American History


Wonderful new non-fiction books on order

100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s Asthma
The Amazing Acid Alkaline Cookbook
Art of the Time  (Oregon’s State Capitol Art Collection)
Be Different – Adventures of a Free-Rage Aspergian
The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet
The Diabetes Manifesto
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
The First North Americans
In the Blink of an Eye
Join the Club 
Learning in Depth
Mastering Color Knitting
My Friend the Mercenary
Newberg – Images of America
No Regrets – The Life of Edith Piaf
One Hundred Names for Love
Our Bodies, Ourselves – Pregnancy and Birth
Red – My Uncensored Life In Rock
Sandhill and Whooping Cranes
Weird Encounters – True Tales of Haunted Places
You Know Your Way Home

What season is it? (Books for enjoying Fall)

I was looking at this article on the Huffington Post website about great books for fall foliage, and that, naturally, got me thinking about fall. It seems that when it comes to the changing of the seasons, there are two camps of people. The first, which many of us may find ourselves caught up in, don’t notice it’s autumn until we glance at the calendar or suddenly find ourselves picking out sweaters to wear in the morning. The other group of people do notice. They’re the type most likely to go for long walks (or drives) with the specific desire to get out and observe the changing season. Fall is also a time of changing schedules, and it’s easy to get caught up in our daily lives. So I’ve compiled a list of books about the natural aspects of autumn, and some ideas about how to get out there and enjoy it.

  1. The colors of fall : a celebration of New England’s foliage season
  2. Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems
  3. Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers
  4. The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook…
  5. A Day in the Woods
  6. Fall Foliage (for Kids) – a list of about 9 or so books from our catalog.
  7. Step-by-Step Crafts for Fall
  8. Autumn, A New England Journey
  9. Exploring Autumn: A season of science activities, puzzles and games
  10. Upland Autumn: Birds, Dogs, and Shotgun Shells
  11. Henry David Thoreau’s Walden
  12. Peace at Heart: An Oregon Country Life
  13. Hooray for Fall!
  14. Fallscaping: Extending your garden season into autumn
  15. The Garden in Autumn~Courtney


Donations are WONDERFUL! (New Non-fiction)

The following books were donated to the library recently. Donated book are first screened by library staff and if there’s a need, we add them to our collection. Otherwise the books end up being sold in the Friends of the Library Book Sale (another wonderful way to support the library). And un-purchased books from the Book Sale are recycled. Either way, donated materials, no matter where they end up, are a great way to contribute to your library! For more information, see the Donation Policy on our homepage.

Linda McCartney on Tour: Over 200 Meat-Free Dishes From Around the World
Pumpkins & Squashes: Gardening, Crafts and Recipes
Potato (Cookbook)
Taste of Home’s Contest Winning Annual Recipes 2005
The Whole Truth About Contraception
Ball Blue Book of Canning and Preserving Recipes
Taking Care of Your Child (5th Edition)
Better Homes and Gardens: Our Best Recipes
The Pasta Bible
The Eating Well Rush Hour Cookbook
The International Garlic Cookbook
K.I.S.S. Guide to Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
The Ground Beef Cookbook
Choose to Lose: A Food Lover’s Guide to Permanent Weight Loss
An Educator’s Guide to Teach Natural History and Ecology: Featuring Six Park in Yamhill County

Warm Up and Chill Out

Yes, the holidays are only two weeks away, but why let that stress you out? Let us at the library help you out by suggesting some ways to make your holidays easier.

Party Prep:

Saving Dinner for the Holidays: menues, recipes, shopping lists and timelines for spectacular, stress-free holidays and family celebrations by Leanne Ely.

Christmas Parties: what do I do? by Wilhelminia Ripple.

Entertaining for Wimps by Susan Breen.

Good Things for Easy Entertaining from the editors of Martha Stewart Living.

The Last Minute Party Girl: fashionable, fearless, and foolishly simple entertaining by Erika Lenkert.

De-Stress Yourself:

Five Good Minutes in Your Body: 100 mindful practices to help you accept yourself & feel at home in your body by Jeffrey Brantley and Wendy Millstine.

7 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress Physchology Today

National Lampoon’s  Christmas Vacation.

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Orchids @ your library!

For over a year now, we have all be enjoying flowering orchids next to the reference desk on the second floor. A patron and good friend to the library has been bringing them in when they are in bloom and taking good care of them. Modest man that he is, he always says it’s easy to get them to bloom, but we are not so sure about that. We are very grateful to him and know that many other patrons of the library have enjoyed them as well.

Currently, we have two orchids blooming, a giant purple orchid (a Cattleya) and a lovely white Bucket orchid or Coryanthes (similar to the one in the picture above). The both have a lovely smell (although their fragrance is different from each other. Bucket orchids have an amazing relationship with orchid bees that involves perfume, sex and glue (from more information visit this site).

Next time you are in the library, make sure you stop by the reference desk and check out the orchids!

Library Orchids resources:

The New Encyclopedia of Orchids by Isobyl la Croix.

All About Orchids by Elvin McDonald.

The Cloud Garden: a true story of adventure, survival and extreme horticulture by Tom Hart Dyke and Paul Winder.


Well Preserved

Now is the time of abundance in the garden and farmer’s market. Take advantage of this abundance by doing some canning or other kind of preservation. You’ll be thankful when mid-winter comes around. Here are some resources to help and inspire:

All About Canning and Preserving by Irma Rombauer, Marion Rombauer and Ethan Becker.

The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest by Carol Costenbader.

Quick Pickles: easy recipes with big flavor by Chris Schlesinger.

The Complete Book of Small Batch Preserving: over 300 delicious recipes to use year round by Ellie Topp.

The New Preserves: pickles, jams and jellies by Anne Nelson.