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Russian Revolutionary Reads

The October Revolution (also the Great October Socialist Revolution, Red October, the October Uprising, or the Bolshevik Revolution) part of the larger Russian Revolution of 1917, was 100 years ago this month—October 25, 1917. A lot of great new books have been published to coincide with the Revolution’s anniversary. Check out these great resources on

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Stories of the Valley

Enjoy these resources and check out our October Deyerle Series, an annual community educational series celebrating Shenandoah Valley Heritage sponsored by the Deyerle family in honor of Dr. Henry Deyerle. New Deal Posters of the WPA by: Christopher DeNoon OV 769.5 D Violins & Shovels: The WPA Arts Projects by: Milton Meltzer 700.973 M Dancing

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What’s New in the 200s

New Books in Religion One Spirit Medicine: Ancient Ways to Ultimate Wellness by: Alberto Villoldo 201.44 V Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by: Susan Jacoby 204.2 J The Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith, and a Search for the Soul by: Jay Lombard 240.4 L Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto by: Lesley Hazleton 211.7 H

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Graphic Novels 2017

Secret Wars by: Jonathan Hickman GRAPHIC HIC Ancestor by: Matt Sheean GRAPHIC SHE Irmina by: Barbara Yelin GRAPHIC YEL Swamp Thing: The Dead Don’t Sleep by: Len Wein GRAPHIC LEN Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery. The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by: Miles Hyman GRAPHIC HYM What It Is by: Lynda Barry GRAPHIC BAR Angel Catbird, Vol. 1

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Escape to Fantastical Worlds

Classics & Series The Chronicles of Narnia by: C.S. Lewis J FICTION LEWIS SPANISH J FICTION LEWIS J BOOK ON CD FICTION LEWIS A Spell for Chamelon (Xanth Series) by: Piers Anthony FANTASY ANT The Lord of the Rings Series (newest is Beren and Luthien) by: J.R.R. Tolkein FANTASY TOL BOOK ON CD FICTION TOL

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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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