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Reading Allowed

By Chris Paling
Authors:
Chris Paling
'Paling's deftly drawn vignettes are frequently funny, sometimes sad and occasionally troubling . . . Borrow a copy from your local library, if you still have one. Better yet, buy it' Neil Armstrong, Mail on Sunday'Not only was I captivated by Paling's lovingly wrought series of pen portraits, I was amused, moved and - perhaps most surprising of all - uplifted' John Preston, Daily Mail'There are many detractors who question whether libraries are still relevant in the digital age. Paling's keenly and kindly observed account of his encounters offers a gentle insight as to why they still are' Helen Davies, Sunday TimesChris works as a librarian in a small-town library in the south of England. This is the story of the library, its staff, and the fascinating group of people who use the library on a regular basis. We'll meet characters like the street-sleepers Brewer, Wolf and Spencer, who are always the first through the doors. The Mad Hatter, an elderly man who scurries around manically, searching for books. Sons of Anarchy Alan, a young Down's Syndrome man addicted to the American TV drama series. Startled Stewart, a gay man with a spray-on tan who pops in most days for a nice chat, sharking for good-looking foreign language students. And Trish, who is relentlessly cheerful and always dressed in pink - she has never married, but the marital status of everybody she meets is of huge interest to her.Some of the characters' stories are tragic, some are amusing, some are genuinely surreal, but together they will paint a bigger picture of the world we live in today, and of a library's hugely important place within it. Yes, of course, people come in to borrow books, but the library is also the equivalent of the village pump. It's one of the few places left where anyone, regardless of age or income or background, can wander in and find somebody to listen to their concerns, to share the time of day. Reading Allowed will provide us with a fascinating portrait of a place that we all value and cherish, but which few of us truly know very much about ...
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Rally Point

By Chris Gibson
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Chris Gibson
A smart and surprising political inventory for how America can reunite and revitalize in a time of crisis.Written by an admired leader of the Republican party, RALLY POINT: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream looks past the 2016 election, past the finger pointing and conventional political thinking, to focus on clear, primary principles that conservatives must debate and defend to protect the future of America.Raised in a working-class family in upstate New York, the first in his family to go to college, paid for in part by his service in the National Guard, Chris Gibson rose from Private to Colonel in the Army, including combat command in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. RALLY POINT is his story: what he's learned from the "School of Hard Knocks" and how he's applied those precious life lessons during his service in Iraq and in Congress.Drawn from a deep appreciation of history and American exceptionalism, Gibson provides incisive and frank analysis of the current political environment, including President Trump, and provides a roadmap based on time-tested Founding principles to help unite our country and revitalize the American Dream. RALLY POINT is a thoughtful, compelling, enjoyable read - a must for serious-minded Americans looking for answers in this challenging political environment.

Rainbow in the Cloud

By Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou
Since the publication of her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou has been celebrated as one of America's most important writers and her words are indelibly imprinted on the hearts of millions.Inspired by the woman who has inspired us all, Rainbow in the Cloud offers nearly 300 of Dr Angelou's wonderful quotes, organised in themed sections (including art, love, spirituality, womanhood, and life in the American South) - from sage advice and beautiful stanzas to humorous quips and pointed observations - drawn from each of her published works and from her celebrated (and much shared) social media posts. This collection also features special words of wisdom she shared often with her family, chosen by her son, Guy Johnson.
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Radiant Bride

By Alexis Wolfer
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Alexis Wolfer
Want to look and feel better than ever on your wedding day? Look no further. Radiant Bride is a holistic guide to beauty, diet, fitness, and fashion designed to take you from Yes" to I do" (and even through to the honeymoon!) gorgeously,and sanely. You'll stop counting calories, obsessing over hours spent (or not spent!) at the gym, and trying crazy beauty fads. Instead, you'll have access to the insider tips author and holistic wellness expert Alexis Wolfer shares with celebrities and her clients, so that your skin radiates, your hair shines, and your dress flatters your figure perfectly. The book includes expert advice on:-Personalized detox and diet plans-Gown-shopping tips to help you find the most flattering options for your body shape and skin tone-Fitness routines designed to target the areas your dress shows off-Hair and makeup guides-Meal plans for beauty from the inside out-Bachelorette tips, so you can party without jeopardizing your goals-When to schedule a facial, manicure, haircut, etc.-Packing your wedding-day survival kit-Your honeymoon beauty routine-And much more!

Research Methods

By Peter Marshall
Authors:
Peter Marshall
All social science courses offered at universities include a research methods module. This book explains the various methods available to social researchers, and the basic principles, strengths and weaknesses involved in the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Rustic Chic Wedding

By Morgann Hill
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Morgann Hill
Rustic Chic Wedding is a bride and groom's peek into the vintage-inspired, timeless wedding of their dreams. A little DIY with a whiff of romance and whimsy goes a long way toward wedding-day magic. Choose from any of the three beautiful wedding themes." Maybe your wedding style is Shabby Vintage Couture Wedding: try the Garden Table Numbers or Monogrammed Cake Stand. Or if the Rustic, Recycled & Re-purposed Wedding is more your speed, there's a Flower Girl Crown and Kissing Bell. The Urban Farmhouse Wedding has instructions for creating a Twig Cake Topper and a S'mores Bar. However you mix and match the projects, your wedding will express your love story, inside and out! With a chapter on creating the perfect themed tablescape and one dedicated to beautiful bridal bouquets and boutonnieres, Rustic Chic Wedding will be an indispensable guide on the sweetest day of your life. .

Read-Aloud African-American Stories

By Susan Kantor
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Susan Kantor
Reformatted and redesigned, Read-Aloud African-American Stories collects the most beloved stories for parent and child to share. Reading to your child is the best way to instill in him or her a lifelong love of reading. Just ten minutes or less, the stories are the perfect length to read-aloud to children at bedtime and puts children on the road to becoming  life-long readers. Read Aloud African American Stories introduces children to the rich, entertaining, and instructive tradition of African American storytelling. The book includes myths and fables, fairy tales and folklore, Famous Rabbit stories, Hawk and Chicken tales, tall tales, plus biographies of famous African American heroes, recollections of slavery, African American songs, and more.Beautifully illustrated and designed, Read-Aloud African-American Stories includes original artwork specially commissioned for the book.Other titles in the series include Read-Aloud Poems (978-1-57912-921-7) and Read-Aloud Classics (978-1-57912-920-0).

Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 2nd edition

By Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, Shmuel Gerber, Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Authors:
Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, Shmuel Gerber
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Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief was first published in 2005 to meet the need for a simple and short book on parliamentary procedure. This second edition of In Brief is now updated and revised to match the new full edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised , also published this year. Written by the same authorship team behind the officially sanctioned Robert's Rules of Order , this concise, user-friendly edition takes readers through the rules most often needed at meetings- from debates to amendments to nominations. With sample dialogues and a guide to using the complete edition, Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief is the essential handbook for parliamentary proceedings.

Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition

By Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, Shmuel Gerber, Henry M. III Robert
Authors:
Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, Shmuel Gerber, Henry M. III Robert
Robert's Rules of Order is the book on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This newly revised edition is the only book on parliamentary procedure to have been updated since 1876 under the continuing program of review established by General Henry M. Robert himself, in cooperation with the official publisher of Robert's Rules . The eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to address common inquiries and incorporate new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure, including new material relating to electronic communication and"electronic meetings.&rdquo

Robert's Rules of Order (Newly Revised, 11th edition)

By Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Authors:
Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Robert's Rules of Order is the book on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This newly revised edition is the only book on parliamentary procedure to have been updated since 1876 under the continuing program of review established by General Henry M. Robert himself, in cooperation with the official publisher of Robert's Rules . The eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to address common inquiries and incorporate new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure, including new material relating to electronic communication and"electronic meetings.&rdquo

Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, deluxe 11th edition

By Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Authors:
Daniel E. Seabold, Daniel H. Honemann, Henry M. III Robert, Shmuel Gerber, Thomas J. Balch
Robert's Rules of Order is the book on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This newly revised edition is the only book on parliamentary procedure to have been updated since 1876 under the continuing program of review established by General Henry M. Robert himself, in cooperation with the official publisher of Robert's Rules . The eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to address common inquiries and incorporate new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure, including new material relating to electronic communication and"electronic meetings.&rdquo

Research Your Surname and Your Family Tree

By Graeme Davis
Authors:
Graeme Davis
Find out what your surname means and trace your ancestors who share it too. Perhaps your surname is that of a Norman who came to Britain after the Battle of Hastings; or a Celtic clan name. Maybe it is an old English trade. It may be distinctive of a particular location. And just possibly you might be related to everyone who bears the name. Find out! Your surname is part of you -- so use this book to discover what it really means. This comprehensive book will show you how to research your surname and your family tree, both in earliest and in more recent years. It provides practical activities to investigate the meaning of any British surname. You will discover: -- The meaning of your surname -- How old it is -- Where it comes from -- What associations it has today -- How to use your surname to trace ancestors You may also be able to take part in a One Name Study or use DNA profiling to make contact with other people who bear your surname and with whom you share distant ancestors.
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