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 nonfiction books that have come into the library recently. We invite you to check them out!
Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us
Drawing on deep, original reporting as well as unpublished journals and memoirs, Aviv writes about people who have come up against the limits of psychiatric explanations for who they are. She follows an Indian woman, celebrated as a saint, who lives in healing temples in Kerala; an incarcerated mother vying for her children’s forgiveness after recovering from psychosis; and a man who devotes his life to seeking revenge upon his psychoanalysts. Animated by a profound sense of empathy, Aviv’s exploration is refracted through her own account of living in a hospital ward at the age of six and meeting a fellow patient with whom her life runs parallel―until it no longer does.
New England (Lonely Planet)
Lonely Planet’s New England is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Immerse yourself in historic Boston, wonder at Acadia National Park, and munch on lobster rolls; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New England and begin your journey now. You’ll find up-to-date information—all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after COVID; top experiences feature a visually inspiring collection of New England’s best experiences and where to have them, and a pull-out, passport-size ‘Just Landed’ card with wi-fi, ATM and transport info.
Mother Brain: How Neuroscience is Rewriting the Story of Parenthood
Mother Brain is a groundbreaking exploration of the parental brain that untangles insidious myths from complicated realities. New parents undergo major structural and functional brain changes, driven by hormones and the deluge of stimuli a baby provides. These neurobiological changes help all parents―birthing or otherwise―adapt in those intense first days and prepare for a long period of learning how to meet their child’s needs. And all highly involved parents, no matter their path to parenthood, develop similar caregiving circuitry. Yet this emerging science, which provides key insights into the wide-ranging experience of parenthood, from its larger role in shaping human nature to the intensity of our individual emotions, is mostly absent from the public conversation about parenthood.