New Non-Fiction: Wednesday, March 31

The library currently has two ways to borrow books: “Grab and Go” service allows you to choose your books online in the online catalog (you’ll need to log into your account to place a hold on the books you want). Staff members will pull them and leave them in the cabinet outside the library doors. You can find more detailed instructions here. We are also allowing appointments for in-person browsing for individuals or families. If you’d like to make an appointment to browse in person, call us at 315-986-5932.

Here are a few of the new books that have come in to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!

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Arizona & the Grand Canyon

Whether you want to hike the Grand Canyon, golf in Phoenix, or take a road trip on Route 66, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Arizona are here to help! Fodor’s Arizona and the Grand Canyon guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor’s Arizona and the Grand Canyon travel guide includes:

  • An illustrated ultimate experiences guide to the top things to see and do
  • Multiple itineraries to effectively organize your days and maximize your time
  • More than 30 detailed maps to help you navigate confidently
  • Honest recommendations from locals on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, activities, and more.
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Probable Impossibilities

Before the discovery of quarks, we hadn’t imagined anything smaller than protons and neutrons. Are quarks the end of the line, the smallest imaginable objects in nature? Can the universe be divided into infinitely smaller units in the same way the universe is ever-expanding? Alan Lightman explores these questions in his accessible and lyrical prose, considering the igniting element behind consciousness, the origin of life, the anatomy of a smile, our fickle memories. Probable Impossibilities brings together recently published and four original essays. Throughout, Lightman guides a discussion on what we know of the universe, life, the mind, and the conception of things vastly larger than ourselves in time and space.

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No Pain, No Gaines: The Good Stuff Doesn’t Come Easy

No Pain, No Gaines is a by-the-bootstraps manual for building a network of people you can count on. Fair warning: building it will be painful, but what you’ll gain is something strong, something reliable, and something that can change the world. It’s not about how to leverage your interactions with everyone you meet in an all-out sprint to get ahead. It’s about how to find a group of real people who will stand beside you as you bust your butt, who believe that authentic human connection is more important than any other earthly thing, and who bet on each other instead of the status quo. People with beating hearts and passions who live and love and try and fail and try again. People who lift you up and give your life meaning. Chip Gaines has been building that kind of network his whole life, and he can tell you, it doesn’t come easy. It requires faith in people. It requires hope. And it requires a willingness to grow even when it hurts. In No Pain, No Gaines, through hard-won lessons and personal stories, Chip will coach you on how to build a network of your own that will make your life rich and your relationships run deep.

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