"In The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, a psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) shows overwhelmed and stressed-out teen readers how mindfulness skills can help them relax, prioritize, and keep calm during stressful times."
Monday, October 12th - 9:00 AM
Edge of the Map is equal parts inspiring, dramatic, and heartbreaking. One of America's greatest high altitude mountaineers, Christine Boskoff was at the top of her career when she and her partner died in an avalanche in 2006. Charismatic, principled, and humble, Boskoff was also a deeply loved role model to her climbing partners and the Sherpa community.
"Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur for someone of white and Indian descent, not that she really even knew how to be an Indian. Too bad the white world doesn't accept her either. And so begins her quirky habits to gain acceptance. Apple's name, chosen by her Indian mother on her deathbed, has a double meaning: treasured apple of my eye, but also the negative connotation-a person who is red, or Indian, on the outside, but white on the inside.After her wealthy father gives her the boot one summer, Apple reluctantly agrees to visit her Native American relatives on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota for the first time. Apple learns to deal with the culture shock of Indian customs and the Native Michif language, while she tries to deal with a vengeful Indian man who loved her mother in high school but now hates Apple because her mom married a white man.As Apple meets her Indian relatives, she shatters Indian stereotypes and learns what it means to find her place in a world divided by color."
Monday, October 12th - 10:30am
"A spellbinding story of a mother with nothing left to lose who sets out on an all-consuming quest for justice after her daughter is murdered on the town playground. Sometimes the answers are worse than the questions. Sometimes it's better not to know. Set in the poorest part of the Missouri Ozarks, in a small-town with big secrets, The Familiar Dark opens with a murder in the town's playground." -- Provided by publisher.
Monday, October 12 - 12:00pm
Raised on a small dairy farm high in the hills of Wisconsin's Driftless Area, Gary Jones gets real about his rural roots. In this collection of interrelated stories, Jones writes with plainspoken warmth and irreverence about farm, family, and folks on the ridge-from uncooperative livestock to politically incorrect relatives, from the indignity of bathing in a galvanized washtub on the kitchen floor to the surprising advantages of oversized overalls. Alternately humorous and stirring, Jones's essays paint a vivid picture of life on a windy hilltop farm that will entertain city and country folk alike.
Monday, October 12th - 1:30pm
A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient pioneers a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, as she introduces a proven method that uses the creative arts to bring light and joy to the lives of elders. In Creative Care, Anne Basting lays the groundwork for a widespread transformation in our approach to elder care and uses compelling, touching stories to inspire and guide us all-family, friends, and health professionals-in how to connect and interact with those living with dementia.
Children - Age 3-8. Twenty tales perfect for kids and families who love to watch classic storybooks come to life! Contents: The night before Christmas -- Max's Christmas -- Merry Christmas, Splat -- Morris's disappearing bag -- Merry Christmas, space case -- Bear snores on -- Noah's ark -- Too many tamales -- Lemonade in winter -- The snowy day -- Fletcher and the snowflake Christmas -- In the month of Kislev -- Little drummer boy -- Seven candles for Kwanzaa -- Great joy! -- Antarctic antics -- Giving thanks -- Bear has a story to tell -- The clown of God -- Brave Irene.
Adult comedy - not rated. Jonathan always believed in Santa, and now that he's older, he is hoping the jolly man will help him find the perfect man. As Christmas nears, will Jonathan discover that Santa sometimes doesn't always give out what people want, but what they need?
Children - not rated. It's Christmas time at the Baker household and Bailey is at it again. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian brave who may be able to make his Christmas wishes come true. But when Bailey's misguided actions threaten his family's plans, Bailey is forced to make a big decision, one that just might enable him to finally understand the true meaning of Christmas.
Children - not rated. Catch the Christmas spirit with Alvin and the Chipmunks in this Christmas collection. Along the way hear Alvin, Simon, and Theodore singing their own comical versions of holiday favorites like Jingle Bells; Deck the Halls; and their famous Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)!
Adult nonfiction. A disabled shepherd boy and his mother are visited by three men on their way to see the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
A groundbreaking Dakota author and activist chronicles her refusal to assimilate into nineteenth-century white society and her mission to preserve her culture--with an introduction by Layli Long Soldier, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award for Whereas.
Bright and carefree, Zitkála-Sá grows up on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota with her mother until Quaker missionaries arrive, offering the reservation's children a free education. The catch: They must leave their parents behind and travel to Indiana. Curious about the world beyond the reservation, Zitkála-Sá begs her mother to let her go--and her mother, aware of the advantages that an education offers, reluctantly agrees.
Children. In this delightful, animated holiday special, Babar travels to the North Pole to visit Father Christmas' toy shop and to save the holiday for Celesteville. Includes two Bonus Episodes highlighting core family values: 'A Child in the Snow' and 'The Gift'.
Children - G. Santa Claus's incompetent assistants accidentally make some giant wooden soldiers, which come in useful when a villain tries to take over Toyland.
Adult comedy - R. Three over-stressed moms go on a binge of self-indulgence during the Christmas season as they try to balance their relationships with their kids and their own mothers.
Children - G. An all-new, heartwarming holiday adventure where the hilarious canine speaks for the first time! When Henry the elf flees the North Pole with Santa's sleigh and his magical bag of toys, he crash-lands the precious cargo in a suburban neighborhood tree. But when the bag ends up in the wrong hands, it's up to heroic Beethoven and his teenage pal, Mason to rescue Henry, fetch Santa's toys and save Christmas for children everywhere.
Adult comedy - R. At a fifteen year reunion over the Christmas holidays, a group of college friends soon discover how simple it is for old rivalries and romances to resurface.
Adult comedy - not rated. Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, David Niven. Niven's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage to beautiful Loretta Young. Grant enters the bishop's household hoping to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's neglected wife becomes infatuated with him.
Adult horror - PG13. Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays, but as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one.
Black is urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more--because there are countless way to be Black enough. Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi and featuring some of the most acclaimed, bestselling Black authors writing for teens today, this is an essential collection of captivating coming-of-age stories about what it's like to be young and Black in America.
Adult TV show - not rated. Lucy gets the best Christmas news ever when she learns she's made partner at her law firm. However, when her sister with special needs, Alice, passes away, Lucy must return home to learn the terms of her sister's eccentric will.
Adult drama - not rated. When a boy loses the wooden nativity set that links him to his deceased father, his mother persuades a reclusive woodcarver to make a replacement. As Christmas approaches and the boy demands more, will the gift be finished in time?
Adult drama. Life-long best friends Sarah, Cat and Riley reunite in Sarah's childhood home to cook up some Christmas magic and save the holidays for their families. With each friend at a different crossroad, they will all have to come together to rediscover the Christmas magic that can only happen in the house on Holly Lane.
Adult musical - not rated. A live musical event inspired by the perennial holiday movie favorite and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical production. It follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, who dreams of finding a genuine Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun under the tree on Christmas morning. This winter-wonderful extravaganza features stunning choreography on massive sets and family-friendly songs. This version stars: Andy Walken, Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer, Tyler Wladis, Ken Jeong, David Alan Grier, Fred Armisen, Bebe Rexha and Jane Krakowski.
Children - TVY. Share the spirit of the season, and start up new and old traditions with Vampirina. Gear up for very merry motoring with Mickey And The Roadster Racers, and join the Puppy Dog Pals as they hitch a Christmas Eve ride on Santa's sleigh.
Children - not rated. Dastardly elf, Grumper, has done the unthinkable and stolen Santa's prized Christmas sleigh! Now it's up to E.L.F detective team Jingle, Bingle, Tingle, Dorabelle and Cheer to find the sleigh and save Christmas!
Children - TVG. When Blitzen announces his retirement on December 21st, Elliot the miniature horse has three days to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa's team at the North Pole try-outs.