Category Archives: Books

11. Try a New Cuisine

Did you know the Ivy Tech library has an outstanding collection of  cookbooks that cover all parts of the world and eating styles? Check out cook books that specialize in different world cuisine, such as Indian, Thai, Caribbean, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese or other national foods. Try one of our hundreds of cookbooks for your next summer meal.

14. Some Ideas for Your Pets

Pets are more than just animals. Our furry, feathered, and finned friends require time, attention, and as safe and comfortable a home as we do. Get some great ideas for improving their life this summer from your library. For example, check out Dog Friendly House by Ruth Strother and build an easy-to-make hoop jump for your dog. Or learn how to develop a healthy relationship with a well-behaved dog from Dog-Friendly Dog Training by Andrea Arden. Ever wonder what lies behind those big yellow eyes? Cat lovers, wonder no more, The Secret Life of Your Cat tell-all guide exposes the secrets of the cat’s most mystifying behaviors.

Softly and Tenderly / Sara Evans

Call number: FIC EVA

COMING SOON…
Maybe in the wide-open country she can learn to breathe again… Happily married and owner of two successful boutiques, Jade longs to begin a family with her husband, Max. But when she discovers that Max has an illegitimate son — who he wants her to help raise — Jade’s life is turned upside down. She flees to her childhood home, a rambling Iowa farmhouse, with enough room to breathe. There — while her mother’s health grows fragile, and the tug of her first love grows stronger — Jade begins to question everything she thought she knew about family, love, and motherhood. In the wide-open landscape, Jade begins to see a future that doesn’t rest on the power of her past, but in the goodness of God’s tender mercies.(From B&N)

Encyclopedia of play in today’s society / Rodney P. Carlisle, general editor

Call number: GV11 .E555 2009 (reference-doesn’t circulate)



Play is considered to be a lighthearted, fun, and entertaining topic. Yet it plays a key role in our lives, and, as a research field, it has generated an extensive and sophisticated literature exploring a range of penetrating questions, e.g., Do we play to avoid danger or to experience it? Do we play to escape work or work to engage in another form of play? All public and academic libraries will want to obtain this encyclopedia, so that academics, researchers, and students can understand how play affects child and adult development, especially in terms of health, creativity, and imagination. A preface, introduction, and reader’s guide further enhance this encyclopedia, as do a glossary, listing of the 450 articles and contributors, and “Chronology of Play.” In addition, Volume 2 features a resource guide of books, journals, and Internet sources that includes the URLs to companies in the world of play.
Appendix A gives statistics on work and play as listed by categories, hours, gender, and marital status and leisure hours spent. Appendix B is actually a report to Congress by the Federal Trade Commission, “Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children,” which gives details about the effect on children of the recording, DVD, and electronic gaming industries and the health and psychological results recorded. BOTTOM LINE This ground-breaking resource is strongly recommended for all libraries and health and welfare institutional depots; essential for university collections, especially those catering to social studies programs.—Al Vara, Temple Univ. Lib., Philadelphia  

Good grief / Granger E. Westberg ; foreword by Timothy Johnson

Call number: BV4905.2 .W45 2011

For fifty years Good Grief has helped millions of readers find comfort and rediscover hope after loss. Today this classic text continues to offer helpful insights on the emotional and physical responses persons may experience during the natural process of grieving. Good Grief identifies ten stages of grief-shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptance-but, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, defines no “right” way to grieve. Whether grieving the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, or other difficult life changes. (From Google Books)

God after Darwin : a theology of evolution / John F. Haught

 Call number: BT712 .H38 2008

Haught argues that the ongoing debate between Darwinian evolutionists and Christian apologists is fundamentally misdirected: both sides persist in focusing on an explanation of underlying design and order in the universe. Haught suggests that what is lacking in both of these competing ideologies is the notion of novelty, a necessary component of evolution and the essence of the unfolding of the divine mystery. He argues that Darwin’s disturbing picture of life, instead of being hostile to religion as scientific skeptics and many believers have thought it to be actually provides a most fertile setting for mature reflection on the idea of God. (Publisher’s description ).