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Reading by Design

It’s time for the Adult Summer Reading Program to begin for 2017! Join us for the following programs, and in the meantime enjoy great books on related subjects! Creative Building with Keva Monday, June 5 @ 7 PM Unleash your inner child (especially if your younger self dreamed of being an architect) and come build

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Eat Your Veggies!

The 22– Day Revolution by: Marco Borges 641.5636 B The Berry Bible by: Jane Hibler 641.6 H The Book of Veganish by: Kathy Freston 641.5636 F But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! by: Kristy Turner 641.5636 T Edible Flowers by: Cathy Wilkins Barash 641.6 B Family Vegetarian Cooking 641.5636 F The Farmers’ Market Guide

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Gardening 2017

The Complete Guide to Companion Planting by: Dale Mayer 635 M Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by: Louise Riotte 635 R A Short History of Gardens by: Gordon Campbell 635.09 C The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden: 326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard One Project at

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Homesteading

Live a self-sufficient life by growing and raising food, building, sewing, and rediscovering other traditional skills! The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Urban Homesteading by: Sundari Elizabeth Kraft 363.583 K Hobby Farm by: Carol Ekarius OV 630.973 E Urban Farming by: Thomas J. Fox 630 F Living on an Acre by: U.S. Department of Agriculture 630

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National Poetry Month 2017

Poet Laureates One Turn Around the Sun by: Tim Seibles 821 S Current Virginia Poet Laureate At the Foundling Hospital by: Robert Pinsky 821 P Former U.S. Poet Laureate Notes on the Assemblage by: Juan Felipe Herrera 821 H Current U.S. Poet Laureate Thrall: Poems by: Natasha D. Trethewey 821 T Former U.S. Poet Laureate

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World War I

Commemorate 100 years since America’s entry into the Great War by checking out one of these books from MRL. Non-Fiction Ring of Steel : Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I by: Alexander Watson 940.4 W The World Remade: America in World War I by: G.J. Meyer 940.3 M Secret Warriors: The Spies, Scientists, and

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Women’s History Month 2017

Non-Fiction Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by: Sam Maggs 305.43 M Settle for More by: Megyn Kelly 921 K303 Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim by: Sabeeha Rehman 921 R339 The Princess Diarist by: Fisher, Carrie. 921 F5305 Hidden Figures: The American Dream

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Art and Artists

Please join us at the Central branch in Harrisonburg from February 25 to March 30 to view the 2017 Youth Art Month Show featuring work by students from Harrisonburg City Schools. While you’re here, check out one of these great books! Fictional Accounts of Real Artists The Birth of Venus by: Sarah Dunant FICTION CHE

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Oscar Buzz 2017

A guide to this year’s award winning films and nominations. Also, a few great films from last year in case you missed them! 2016 Nominations and Nods Hell or High Water Director: David Mackenzie DVD HELL The Lobster Director: Yorgos Lanthimos DVD LOBS O.J. Made in America Director: Ezra Edelman DVD 921 S613 War Dogs

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Black History Month 2017

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” Carter G. Woodson History and Biography The Firebrand and the First Lady by: Patricia Bell-Scott 929 R7812 Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball by: Roger Kahn

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Let’s Get Crafty!

Start the year off with some fun and attractive projects! 101 Tees by: Cathie Filian 746 F Altered Art by: Terry Taylor 745.5 T Amish Doll Patterns by: Jan Mast OV 745.592 M A Beginner’s Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass by: Brenda Griffith 748.5 G Beginner’s Guide to Stained & Decorative Glass by: Oriel Hicks OV

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Football, Football, Football!

College/High School Football Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life From a Championship Season by: Urban Meyer 921 M593 Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by: H.G. Bissinger 796.332 B OneclickDigital eAudio BOOK ON CD – 796.332 B Midnight in Chattanooga: The Game, the Team and the Dream Behind the

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