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NEW! Public access computer and printer available during library hours.

The Library Gild is currently accepting contributions for our book sale.  We ask that, for now, you only bring us a bag or two.  We will accept all books, even (especially?) in large quantities, beginning on August 1.

We've got great new books for you this month, so stop by the Arden Library!
Saturday 2:30 – 4
Sunday 2:30 – 4
Wednesday 7:30 – 9
Thursday 3 – 4:30
Friday: 11 - 1:30 (New Summer Hours!)

Enjoy these recent additions to our collection!
Mischievous Creatures

Mischievous Creatures: The Forgotten Sisters Who Transformed Early American Science, by Catherine McNeur

In Mischievous Creatures, historian Catherine McNeur uncovers the lives and work of Margaretta Hare Morris and Elizabeth Carrington Morris, sisters and scientists in early America. Margaretta, an entomologist, was famous among her peers and the public for her research on seventeen-year cicadas and other troublesome insects. Elizabeth, a botanist, was a prolific illustrator and a trusted supplier of specimens to the country’s leading experts. Together, their discoveries helped fuel the growth and professionalization of science in antebellum America. But these very developments confined women in science to underpaid and underappreciated roles for generations to follow, erasing the Morris sisters’ contributions along the way.

Mischievous Creatures is an indelible portrait of two unsung pioneers, one that places women firmly at the center of the birth of American science.
Quantum Criminals

Tom Lake -  by Ann Patchett
Patchett (The Dutch House) unspools a masterly family drama set in the early months of Covid-19. Lara and her husband live on a cherry orchard in northern Michigan, where they welcome their three adult daughters home to shelter in place...They pass the hours picking fruit and listening to Lara tell the tale of her long-ago romance with "Duke," a young actor who went on to become a major celebrity... as Patchett’s slow burn narrative gathers dramatic steam, she blends past and present with dexterity and
aplomb, as the daughters come to learn more of the truth about Lara’s Duke stories, causing them to reshape their understanding of their mother. Patchett is at the top of her game. - Publishers Weekly starred (June 26, 2023)


Remarkable Bright Creatures -  by Shelby Van Pelt

A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

Remarkably Bright Creatures is a beautiful examination of how loneliness can be transformed, cracked open, with the slightest touch from another living thing.” -- Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here

For fans of A Man Called Ove, a charming, witty and compulsively readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus

After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over thirty years ago.

Trust by Elly MacKay

Pathogenesis - 
A History of the World in Eight Plagues
by Jonathon Kennedy
World history through the eyes of microbes. Bacteria may be microscopic and easy to disregard, writes Kennedy, a professor of politics and global health, but they’re ubiquitous and astonishingly prolific...However, along with viruses, bacteria shape the fortunes of all life on Earth. It’s hardly news that this includes the course of human history... Kennedy’s book is...well grounded scientifically and
draws on recent literature to examine, for instance, the effect of disease on the eventual hegemony of Homo sapiens over other early humans... Kennedy charts the interaction of climate change with disease—and he helps puzzle out a long-standing mystery concerning the Columbian conquests: “How do we explain the almost unilateral flow of pathogens from Europe to the Americas?”
The answer is nuanced but reveals a great deal about how so many great Native American empires were so quickly subdued. Of interest to students of world history, with lessons to ponder for our own pandemic-hobbled time.
Kirkus Reviews (April 15, 2023)

Check out these brand-new Banned Books at the Arden Library*:
Captain Underpants-Novels 1 thru 3 By Dav Pilkey
Draw Me A Star By Eric Carle
Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe
Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry By Mildred D. Taylor
The Watsons Go To Birmingham: 1963 By Christopher Paul Curtis
The Witches By Roald Dahl
*--All of these books are guaranteed as banned somewhere.  Why? We do not know.  They shouldn't be.
Enjoy these and all of our other banned books from our delightfully subversive collection during Banned Books Month this October.'

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