New Non-Fiction Books: Wednesday, April 20

The Macedon Public Library is fully open for in-person visits. Computers are available and the Discovery Room is also open. Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons, even if you have been vaccinated. We will continue to offer “Grab and Go” services for those who prefer to place their books on hold online and then pick them up in the cabinet outside the library.

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

Windows 11 in Easy Steps

Windows 11 is a major evolution of the Windows operating system, and Windows 11 in easy steps will guide you through discovering the key features and functions. This guide takes you through the essentials, a step at a time. Areas covered include:

  • The new Desktop, Start button and Start menu.
  • Customizable widgets that display real-time information such as newsfeeds and weather.
  • The Microsoft Teams Chat app and Mail to keep in touch for work, and with friends and family.
  • Snap layouts for displaying and managing multiple apps within a single screen.

Ideal for those who want to grasp the essentials quickly and easily. Suitable for Seniors and Windows newbies as well as those upgrading to the new version. Covers Windows 11 on desktop and laptop computers.

The Trayvon Generation

In the midst of civil unrest in the summer of 2020 following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, one of the great literary voices of our time, Elizabeth Alexander, wrote a moving reflection on the psyche of young Black America, turning a mother’s eye to her sons’ generation. Originally published in the New Yorker, the essay brilliantly observed the lives and attitudes of young people who even as children could never be shielded from the brutality that has ended so many Black boys and men’s lives. Now, the viral essay which spoke so resonantly to this historical moment is expounded upon, bookended by additional essays woven with profound insight and combined with groundbreaking art by prominent and up-and-coming Black artists. 

Riverman: An American Odyssey

For decades, Dick Conant paddled the rivers of America, covering the Mississippi, Yellowstone, Ohio, Hudson, as well as innumerable smaller tributaries. These solo excursions were epic feats of planning, perseverance, and physical courage. At the same time, Conant collected people wherever he went, creating a vast network of friends and acquaintances who would forever remember this brilliant and charming man even after a single meeting. Riverman is a moving portrait of a complex and fascinating man who was as troubled as he was charismatic, who struggled with mental illness and self-doubt, and was ultimately unable to fashion a stable life for himself; who traveled alone and yet thrived on connection and brought countless people together in his wake. 

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