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Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Book cover: A neighborhood walk, a musical journey
As she walks with her mother to a farmer's market, Penelope hears the melodies of the city from musicians, bicycle bells, and more until one instrument beckons and fills her with magic. Includes author's note about her first encounter with the violin.
Book cover: The story of Arthur Truluv
Truluv is a moving novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find their way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetary, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to...
Book cover: Conversations with friends
Frances is a cool-headed and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend and comrade-in-arms is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, Frances and Bobbi catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer, and the girls are then gradually drawn into Melissa's world.
Book cover: A good neighborhood
"In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door--an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter. Thanks to his thriving local business, Brad Whitman is something of a celebrity around town, and he's made a small fortune on his customer service and charm, while his wife,...
Book cover: Gatherings
Helping you throw an unforgettable dinner party, the cooks of America's Test Kitchen share how they entertain at home, showcasing 140 personal recipes, from simple to showstopping.
Book cover: What the neighbors saw
"Desperate Housewives meets The Couple Next Door in a chilling story of murder and intrigue set in a well-to-do DC suburb. Sometimes the darkest acts occur in the most beautiful houses... When Alexis and her husband Sam buy a neglected Cape Cod house in an exclusive DC suburb, they are ecstatic. Sam is on the cusp of making partner at his law firm, Alexis is pregnant with their second child, and their glamorous neighbors welcome the couple with open arms. Things are looking up, and Alexis believes she can finally leave her troubled past behind. But the neighborhood's picture-perfect image...
Book cover: The last chance library
"June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-changing friendships along the way. Lonely librarian June Jones has never left the sleepy English village where she grew up. Shy and reclusive, the thirty-year-old would rather spend her time buried in books than venture out into the world. But when her library is threatened with closure, June is forced to emerge from behind the shelves to save the heart of her community and the place that holds the dearest memories of...
Book cover: How to change the world in 12 easy steps
"How to Change the World in 12 Easy Steps was inspired by Eva Kor, a child survivor of Auschwitz. She always stressed to young audiences that even though a child, they had the power to change the world. Easy, simple gestures from picking up a piece of trash on the sidewalk, tidying a bedroom, accepting someone who is different, along with other gestures of kindness and thoughtfulness can make a big difference. The book could also serve as a starting point for a conversation on prejudice. Marie Letourneau's illustrations capture the warmth at the heart of this book, making it...
Book cover: Happier now
Discusses how to stop treating happiness as an elusive goal that is dependent on external factors and outlines simple practices for improving emotional resilience and living more happily in the present.
Book cover: Hello neighbor!
"A biographical look at the life and career of Fred Rogers and the impact of his show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"--
Book cover: Jugo fresco
Art and his dad venture to their local farmer's market to find fresh ingredients to make a juice that will help Dad overcome his cold, and learn that staying healthy takes carrots, collards, cayenne, and community. Includes recipe for cold-clobbering juice.
Book cover: Clementine and Danny save the world (and each other)
"Clementine Chan believes in the power of the written word. Under the pseudonym Hibiscus, she runs a popular blog reviewing tea shops and discussing larger issues within her Chinatown community. She has a loyal, kind following, save for this one sour grape named BobaBoy888. Danny Mok is allergic to change, and the gentrification seeping into Chinatown breaks his heart. He channels his frustration into his internet alter ego, BobaBoy888, bickering with local blogger Hibiscus over all things Chinatown and tea. When a major corporation reveals plans that threaten to shut down the Mok's beloved tea shop, Clementine and Danny find...
Book cover: Not that fancy
A photo-driven book featuring all-things-Reba invites readers to get back to the basics of life—fun, food, friends, and family—in a behind-the-scenes tour that shares the stories, recipes, and Oklahoma-style truths that guide her life.
Book cover: Somewhere we are human
"Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen-- A unique collection of 44 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers-including award-winning writers, artists, and activists-that illuminate what it is like living undocumented today. A unique collection of 44 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers-including award-winning writers, artists, and activists-that illuminate what it is like living undocumented today. In the overheated debate about immigration, we often lose sight of the humanity at the heart of this complex issue. The immigrants and refugees living precariously in the United States are mothers and fathers, children, neighbors,...
Book cover: Let's talk about it!
"Everyone has conflicts now and then. Readers will learn how to solve conflicts with help from their friends on Sesame Street!"--
Book cover: There are places in the world where rules are less important than kindness
"A delightful intellectual feast from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time One of the world's most prominent physicists and fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. His bestselling books have introduced millions of readers to the wonders of modern physics and his singular perspective on the cosmos. This new collection of essays reveals a curious intellect always on the move. Rovelli invites us on an accessible and enlightening voyage through science, literature, philosophy, and politics. Written with his usual clarity and wit, this journey ranges widely across time and...
Book cover: Sister stardust
Inspired by a true story, the New York Times best-selling author reimagines the glamorous and tragic life of fashion icon and socialite Talitha Getty through the eyes of Claire, a young woman in search of adventure who is drawn into Talitha’s orbit, forever changing her life.
Book cover: The friendship surprise
"It is spring and Little Red fox is excited to be reunited with his best friend, Hazel, a dormouse who will shortly wake from a long sleep. But over the winter, the fox has made another friend, Brock the badger. Little Red decides revealing the new friendship is not the surprise Hazel will want to wake to, so he delays bringing it up as they resume their games. Bu the fox needs to find a way to introduce the friends while maintaining the special friendship with Hazel he holds so dear. Eventually the dilemma is resolved, but not without a...
Book cover: The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store (Playaway)
From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah's Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award--winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the dilapidated neighborhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side...
Book cover: I know how you feel
The "Psychology Today" blogger and therapist shares insights into the complicated landscape of women's friendships, drawing on the experiences of clients from all walks of life, as well as examples in literature and pop culture to offer counsel on a range of issues.
Book cover: Kindness is contagious (DVD)
The documentary began with an article about James Fowler and his research concerning the viral nature of kindness. Fowler demonstrated that if you are kind to one person, they will be kind to four other people, and that each of those four people will be kind to four more people, and so on and so on. With this in mind, the general consensus amongst researchers in this arena is that we are hardwired to cooperate with one another.
Book cover: The friendship pact
"Alone in the world, Tae Holmes and her mother April pretty much raised each other, but as Tae starts asking questions about the father she's never met, April, for the first time in her life, goes silent..Tae is dangerously close to broke and just manages to avoid financial meltdown when she lands a shiny new contract...Her first big fundraiser event falls flat, but a...no-good night turns into something else entirely when Tae finds herself face-to-face with Riggs Copeland...[W]hen April oddly refuses to help Tae track down her father, it's Riggs who unexpectedly comes to her aid. On a hunt to...
Book cover: We should not be friends
"From the author of the best-selling and beloved The End of Your Life Book Club--a new book that tracks an improbable and life-changing college friendship over the course of forty years. Author Will Schwalbe describes his friendship with unlikely college-buddy Maxey through marriage, divorce, and career changes up until the present day, noting what makes their bond so special and enduring"--
Book cover: Daniel Tiger's neighborhood.
There's time for family fun all year round with Daniel Tiger! Watch Daniel and his dad work together to build a playhouse and then take a special fall walk through the neighborhood, where they admire the colors of the leaves along the way. Next, the entire Tiger family heads out on a road trip to Grandpere's house, where they learn all about the exciting things to do and see when on a family trip.
Book cover: Life's too short to go so f*cking slow
They were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor with a pack-and-a-half a day habit and a bad attitude. He was her boss, and an accomplished Ironman triathlete. She was a whiner; he was a hardass. He had his stuff together, she most assuredly did not. Yet Susan and Carlos shared a deep and abiding friendship that traversed life, sport, illness, death, and everything in between.
Book cover: Soil
"In Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden, poet and scholar Camille T. Dungy recounts the seven-year odyssey to diversify her garden in the predominately white community of Fort Collins, Colorado. When she moved there in 2013, with her husband and daughter, the community held strict restrictions about what residents could and could not plant in their gardens. In resistance to the homogenous policies that limited the possibility and wonder that grows from the earth, Dungy employs the various plants, herbs, vegetables, and flowers she grows in her garden as metaphor and treatise for how homogeneity threatens the future...
Book cover: Mister Rogers' neighborhood.
This set celebrates the 50th anniversary of the beloved show. Watch as Mister Rogers helps children learn the importance of being kind to others, appreciating what makes everyone unique, and much more in these 30 episodes of the classic series! In addition, a bonus episode: the series premiere, in original black and white!
Book cover: The Berenstain Bears.
The cubs learn lessons from their parents and neighbors about selflessness and caring for others.
Book cover: Daniel Tiger's neighborhood double feature.
This grr-ific DVD includes Daniel Goes Camping and Tiger Family Trip and features more than two hours of tigertastic fun.
Book cover: Treating people well
Two former White House Social Secretaries draw on their experiences to convey the importance of treating everyone well regardless of differences, covering subjects ranging from how to make friends with strangers to overcoming the challenges of difficult colleagues.
Book cover: Big heart little stove
"Big Heart, Little Stove is more than a cookbook. Erin French, restaurateur of the beloved 40-seat restaurant in Freedom, Maine, The Lost Kitchen, provides a guide to creating the perfect environment for a comforting, but elegant, meal. With over 75 recipes for dishes ranging from crowd-pleasing appetizer bites like Pecorino Puffs, luscious soups like Golden Tomato and Peach, to showstopping main courses like Pickle-Brined Roast Chicken, and more, this cookbook has all the tricks you need for a seamless family meal or dinner party, with plenty of advice for prepping ahead of time and how best to present your dishes....
Book cover: A good neighborhood
"A gripping contemporary novel that examines the American dream through the lens of two families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood, and the one summer that changes their lives irrevocably"--
Book cover: Daniel Tiger's neighborhood.
Follows the adventures of four-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends.
Book cover: Fellowship point
A retiring children’s book author looking to secure her legacy tries to get the beautiful Maine coast where her novels are set donated to a trust, but must first convince the shareholders, one of which is her best friend.
Book cover: Pay it forward (DVD)
A boy creates a scheme which involves helping three people who must each help three people and so on. His plan actually works, though not in the way he anticipated, and not until his own world is forever changed for better and worse.
Book cover: A man called Otto (Blu-ray)
Based on the bestseller "A man called Ove" and the film of the same name, this is the story of Otto Anderson, a grumpy widower whose only joy comes from criticizing and judging his exasperated neighbors. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down.
Book cover: Richard Scarry's what do people do all day?
An illustrated panorama of the animals of Busytown at work, describing the occupations and activities of many of her citizens through detailed drawings with labels indicating processes and equipment used as they perform their jobs.
Book cover: Everything, beautiful
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Eating the Sun and Lost in Translation, a gorgeously illustrated love letter to everything that is beautiful, and a manifesto for those who are struggling to remember or recognize what beauty is. People are increasingly baffled as to what they can call beautiful, what they should call beautiful, and whether or not they are able to apply beautiful to themselves or to the things around them. Our outdated yet hugely pervasive modern notions of beauty provide one of the greatest sadnesses of all--an intensely human emptiness that we are mistakenly trying to...
Book cover: Fiona and Jane
"Best friends since second grade, Fiona Lin and Jane Shen explore the lonely highways and seedy bars of Los Angeles together through their teenage years, surviving unfulfilling romantic encounters, and carrying with them the scars of their families' tumultuous pasts. When Fiona moves to New York and cares for a sick friend through a breakup with an opportunistic boyfriend, Jane remains in California and grieves her estranged father's sudden death, in the process alienating an overzealous girlfriend. Strained by distance and unintended betrayals, the women float in and out of each other's lives, their friendship both a beacon of home...
Book cover: Thelma & Louise (DVD)
A waitress and a housewife try to get away from their boyfriend and husband for a weekend but instead end up on a crosscountry crime spree.
Book cover: E.T (DVD)
Relive the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the ten-year-old boy he befriends. Optional French closed-captions available.
Book cover: Find your people
"The New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head offers practical solutions for creating true community in a world that's both more connected and more isolating than ever before"--
Book cover: Andy and the lion
In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion, Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw.
Book cover: A bread factory (DVD)
From filmmaker Patrick Wang comes the story of a community arts center in a small town, told in two films. In part one, after 40 years of running the center, Dorothea and Greta are suddenly fighting for survival when a celebrity couple come to town and build an enormous complex down the street. Part two revolves around rehearsals for the Greek play, Hecuba. But the real theatrics are outside the theater where the town has been invaded by bizarre tourists and mysterious tech start-up workers.
Book cover: Boards
Presents inspirational and achievable ideas for creating boards—interactive and low-key elegant ways of presenting food—that are sure to be a hit and will help you step-up your presentation skills.
Book cover: Congratulations, by the way
Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, one of today's most influential and original writers shows how to lead a kinder, more fulfilling life.
Book cover: Go be kind
This life-changing book is filled with highly classified missions, treasure hunts, dream dates, left-handed writing, awkward moments, and daily adventures that are guaranteed to change your life. You will become best friends with total strangers. Some of the adventures can be done while youre falling asleep at night. Some of them will open your eyes to things you've never seen before. And all of them are really easy. <> Go Be Kind isnt about random acts of kindness because kindness isnt an act. Kindness is a state of being. Kindness is who we really are, if only we could stop...
Book cover: Fox and I
After receiving her PhD in biology, Raven lived in an isolated cottage in Montana, teaching remotely and leading field classes in Yellowstone National Park. Her only regular visitor was a fox, with whom she developed a friendship and from whom she learned about growth, loss, and belonging.
Book cover: Fellowship Point
"Agnes Lee is determined to complete the final volume of her Franklin Square novels and protect the peninsula known as Fellowship Point. To donate the land, Agnes must convince shareholders to dissolve a generations-old partnership. One of those shareholders is her best friend, Polly Wister. Polly soon finds her loyalties torn between the wishes of her best friend and the wishes of her three sons--but what is it that Polly wants herself? Agnes' designs are further muddied when a book editor sets out to convince Agnes to write her memoirs. Agnes' resistance cannot prevent long-buried memories and secrets from coming...
Book cover: Friends beyond measure
"Ana and Harwin's friendship has been off the charts since day one! But when Harwin learns her family is going to move far away, the duo isn't sure how their friendship can survive the move. See how their friend-o-meters calibrate in this imaginative, heartwarming story by beloved picture book creator and infographic designer Lalena Fisher"--
Book cover: The power of thank you
"Adopt a lifestyle of thanksgiving and discover that no matter how messy life gets, God will make it good. Each moment that you're given is a precious gift from God. You can choose to have a thankful attitude and live each moment full of joy, simply because God is good. In The Power of Thank You, renowned Bible teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer encourages us to take a look at ourselves and the importance of being thankful. Living life with a heart of gratitude for who God is and what He has done lifts your...
Book cover: Sister Stardust
"From afar Talitha's life seemed perfect. In her twenties, and already a famous model and actress, she moved from London to a palace in Marrakesh, with her husband Paul Getty, the famous oil heir. There she presided over a swirling ex-pat scene filled with music, art, free love and a counterculture taking root across the world. When Claire arrives in London from her small town, she never expects to cross paths with a woman as magnetic as Talitha Getty. Yearning for the adventure and independence, she's swept off to Marrakesh, where the two become kindred spirits. But beneath Talitha's glamorous...
Book cover: Community board
"A wise, bighearted novel of unplanned isolation and newly forged community, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Romantics"--
Book cover: Best of friends
"Zahra and Maryam have been best friends since childhood in Karachi, even though--or maybe because--they are unlike in nearly every way. Yet they never speak of the differences in their backgrounds or their values, not even after the fateful night when a moment of adolescent impulse upends their plans for the future. Three decades later, Zahra and Maryam have grown into powerful women who have each cut a distinctive path through London. But when two troubling figures from their past resurface, they must finally confront their bedrock differences--and find out whether their friendship can survive"--From the publisher's web site.
Book cover: The kindness diaries
"The incredible journey of one man who sets out to circumnavigate the globe on a vintage motorbike fueled by kindness. Follow the inspirational journey of a former stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. He sets out from Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike, determined to circumnavigate the globe surviving only on the kindness of strangers. Incredibly, he makes his way across the U.S., through Europe, India, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and finally to Canada and back to the Hollywood sign, by asking strangers for shelter, food, and gas. Again and again, he's won over...
Book cover: Moving on (DVD)
Claire and Evelyn are estranged friends who reunite to get even with Howard, the petulant widower of their recently deceased best friend. Along the way, Claire reunites with Ralph, her great love from her younger years, as each woman must make peace with her past and learn to treasure the value of a good friend.
Book cover: The reading list (Playaway)
"Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in West London, where he shops every Wednesday, goes to temple, and worries about his granddaughter Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries. Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library when she discovers a forgotten slip of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It's a list of novels she's never heard of before. Intrigued, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport...
Book cover: And then come the nightjars (DVD)
Adapted for the screen from Bea Roberts' multi-award-winning stage play, this film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a Devon farmer and the vet who is assigned to cull his precious herd.
Book cover: How to raise kind kids
"Can you teach a child to be kind? This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided. We all want our kids to be kind. But that is not the same as knowing what to do when you catch your son being unkind. A world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has led the character education movement in schools for forty years. Now he shares with parents the vital tools they need to bring peace and foster cooperation at home. Kindness doesn't stand on its own. It needs a supporting cast of...
Book cover: Last stop on Market Street
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
Book cover: Thank you, neighbor!
This picture book invites readers to join the narrator and her dog on their daily walk through their neighborhood as they greet, help, and talk to everyone along the way.
Book cover: Big friendship
"Two of the nation's leading feminists and hosts of the hit podcast "Call Your Girlfriend" make the bold and compelling argument that a close friendship is the most influential and important relationship a human life can contain-helping you improve as a person and in your relationships with others"--
Book cover: The messy lives of book people
Landing her personal hero and mega-best-selling author Essie Starling as a client, housecleaner Liv Green forms an unlikely friendship with this infamous recluse, but when Essie suddenly dies, leaving her an astonishing last wish, Liv discovers a connection between them that changes Liv's own life story forever.
Book cover: The breakfast club (DVD)
Five high school students-- a Rebel, an Athlete, a Brain, a Princess and a Basketcase-- find themselves thrown together serving a Saturday morning detention. They do not have much in common, except giving up their day, sitting in the school library, and writing an essay for the principal. At first, they argue and hate each other, but after smoking some of the Rebel's marijuana, they begin to pour their hearts out to each other. They talk about their fears, secrets, deepest emotions, and problems.
Book cover: The rabbit listened
"When Taylor's block castle is destroyed, all the animals think they know just what to do, but only the rabbit quietly listens to how Taylor is feeling"--
Book cover: The friendship book
Illustrations and easy-to-read text provide a primer on friendship, including the many ways friendships are formed.
Book cover: A good neighborhood (Playaway)
"In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door -- an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter. Thanks to his thriving local business, Brad Whitman is something of a celebrity around town, and he's made a small fortune on his customer service and charm, while...
Book cover: A beautiful day in the neighborhood (DVD)
Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love, and forgiveness from America2s most beloved neighbor.
Book cover: Best of friends
"Zahra and Maryam have been best friends since childhood in Karachi, even though--or maybe because--they are unlike in nearly every way. Yet they never speak of the differences in their backgrounds or their values, not even after the fateful night when a moment of adolescent impulse upends their plans for the future. Three decades later, Zahra and Maryam have grown into powerful women who have each cut a distinctive path through London. But when two troubling figures from their past resurface, they must finally confront their bedrock differences--and find out whether their friendship can survive"--
Book cover: Together
"Welcome friends and family back around your table with Jamie Oliver's brand-new cookbook, Together - a joyous celebration of incredible food to share. Being with our loved ones has never felt so important, and great food is the perfect excuse to get together. Each chapter features a meal, from seasonal feasts to curry nights, with a simple, achievable menu that can be mostly prepped ahead. Jamie's aim - whether you're following the full meal or choosing just one of the 130 individual recipes - is to minimize your time in the kitchen so you can maximize the time you spend...
Book cover: Everyone matters
"I care about you! Showing respect makes everyone in the community stronger. Bright, cheerful illustrations paired with engaging photos and lively text make learning about respect fun, while hands-on activities put the social and emotional engagement into action. Explore how life works when everyone matters"--
Book cover: Be kind
When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her dress, her classmates want to make her feel better and ponder the different ways in which they can be kind.
Book cover: Company
"From beloved writer and cook Amy Thielen comes a year of inventive recipes and twenty menus for the "let's do it at my house" set-and those who aspire to it. In her much-anticipated follow-up to The New Midwestern Table, Amy writes, "no one will ever care about the food as much as you and I do." Company will have you rethinking the way you entertain, throwing dinner parties that are less formal, more frequent, and as fun for the cook as for the guests. Preaching leniency, not-guilty pleasures, and the art of making it in advance, Amy soothes the most...
Book cover: The path to kindness
"James Crews' new collection, The Path to Kindness, offers 100 deeply felt and relatable poems from a diverse range of voices"--
Book cover: The friends we keep (Playaway)
"Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known one another since college. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted -- the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible. Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man. Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with in college, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause. Topher became a successful actor, but the shame of a childhood secret shut...
Book cover: Friendship in the age of loneliness
"In this warm, inspiring guide, Adam 'Smiley' Poswolsky proposes a new solution for the mounting pressures of modern life: focus on your friendships. Smiley offers practical habits and playful reminders on how to create meaningful connections, make new friends, and deepen relationships. He'll help you develop a healthier relationship with technology, but he'll also encourage you to prioritize real-world experiences, send snail mail, and engage in self-reflective exercises"--
Book cover: Fierce self-compassion
Drawing on research, her personal life story and empirically supported practices, the author of Self-Compassion shows women how to reclaim balance within themselves and use fierce and tender self-compassion to ensure their own wholeness and well-being.
Book cover: Seeds and trees
"[The story of] a young prince who grows up giving and receiving seeds (words). He faithfully plants and waters those seeds daily, until they grow to become very powerful trees. Later, with the help of a friend, he is able to cut down and uproot the bad ones and then replant good seeds in their place"--Page facing title page.
Book cover: A friendship yarn
Neighbors Porcupine and Badger find their close friendship sorely tested when they accidentally knit from opposite ends of the same piece of yarn.
Book cover: The reading list
Working at the local library, Aleisha reads every book on a secret list she found, which transports her from the painful realities she's facing at home, and decides to pass the list on to a lonely widower desperate to connect with his bookworm granddaughter.
Book cover: The messy lives of book people
"The house cleaner of a famous author must carry out her employer's shocking last wish in this delightful new novel from beloved author Phaedra Patrick. Mother of two Liv Green barely scrapes by as a maid to make ends meet, often finding escape in a good book while daydreaming of becoming a writer herself. So she can't believe her luck when she lands a job housekeeping for her personal hero, megabestselling author Essie Starling, a mysterious and intimidating recluse. The last thing Liv expected was to be the only person Essie talks to, which leads to a tenuous friendship. When...
Book cover: Kindness rules!
When his friends are feeling sad, shy, upset, angry, or hurt, Magic the elephant treats everyone with kindness and always makes amends.
Book cover: Mister Rogers' neighborhood.
Join Mister Rogers as he puts on his cardigan, changes into his sneakers, and introduces the day's topic. Each of the 30 episodes on this fun-filled collection features Mister Rogers meeting new neighbors and visiting new places, including the San Diego Wild Animal Park and the United States Postal Service. Plus, this DVD contains a special bonus episode, a visit from Bill Nye the Science Guy!
Book cover: When we walk by
"A guide to understanding housing instability, supporting our unhoused neighbors, and reclaiming our humanity"--
Book cover: Human kind
"Inspired by the many demonstrations of 'humankindness' that supported their family through Mia's recovery, Brad began writing about the people who rescued his family from that dark time, often with the smallest of gestures. But he didn't stop there. Knowing that simple acts of kindness transform lives across the globe every day, he sought out these stories and shares some of the best ones here. In HumanKind, you'll meet the mentor who changed a child's life with a single lesson in shoe tying, the six-year-old who launched a global kindness movement, the band of seamstress grandmothers who mend clothes for...
Book cover: The best minds
An acclaimed author investigates the forces that led his closest childhood friend, a paranoid schizophrenic with brilliant promise who defied the odds and graduated from Yale Law School, to kill the woman he loved, in this exploration of the ways in which we understand--and fail to understand--mental illness.
Book cover: In the neighborhood
"Camila the chicken, Mr. Martínez the fox, Phillip the mouse, Rodolfo the cat, Matilda the pig, Mrs. Paquita the owl, and Pepe the ogre, all live on the same street, but nobody talks to anybody else. One day a chain reaction begins that turns this neighborhood into a true community"--Provided by publisher. Camila the chicken, Mr. Martínez the fox, Phillip the mouse, Rodolfo the cat, Matilda the pig, Mrs. Paquita the owl, Pepe the ogre, and Matilda the inventor, all live in the same on the same street, but nobody talks to anybody else, until one day Mrs. Paquita's internet connection...
Book cover: We'll make things better together
"Children join their families, friends, and community to do things like clean up a park, cheer up a sick neighbor, and make music together"--
Book cover: Kindness makes us strong
Celebrates kindness as it displays various children extending kindness in all kinds of situations, including on the playground, at lunchtime, and on a neighborhood street.
Book cover: Big boards for families
Big Boards for Families features over 50 wholesome recipes for hosting and entertaining close friends and neighbors during casual get-togethers and special occasions.
Book cover: The friends we keep
Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known each other since university. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and none of them ever found the lives they wanted - the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible. Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man. Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with at university, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause. Topher became a successful actor but the shame of a childhood...
Book cover: Moving on (Blu-ray)
Claire and Evelyn are estranged friends who reunite to get even with Howard, the petulant widower of their recently deceased best friend. Along the way, Claire reunites with Ralph, her great love from her younger years, as each woman must make peace with her past and learn to treasure the value of a good friend.
Book cover: Dead Poets Society (DVD)
Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.
Book cover: The forest feast
Erin Gleeson is known for her visually stunning, healthy recipes--dishes that are easy enough to prepare after a long day at work, yet impressive enough for a party. Her food has always been ideal for entertaining, but now Gleeson offers detailed guidance on hosting casual, yet thoughtful gatherings from start to finish--from the decor and cocktails to the ideal food pairings. In this new book, more than 100 fresh, innovative vegetarian recipes are arranged in a series of artfully designed menus, tailored to specific occasions like a summer dinner party, a laid-back brunch or holiday cocktails. Lushly illustrated with hundreds...
Book cover: Fierce love
"Inspired by the Ubuntu philosophy "I am who I am because we are who we are" and explained through stories from her own life and those of her mentors and inspirations, Dr. Lewis details the nine daily practices necessary for transforming ourselves, our communities, and our world at large. From learning to put down our emotional baggage to speaking truth to power to fueling our activism with joy, Dr. Lewis gives readers a renewed sense of the power they have to create caring communities; to stand up for the vulnerable; and to change our shared human story from one of...
Book cover: The elephants come home
"Lawrence Anthony and Françoise Malby love animals-so when they hear that a herd of wild African elephants needs a new home, they welcome the herd to their wildlife sanctuary-Thula Thula-with open arms. What follows in this beautifully illustrated true story is an extraordinary cross-species friendship that will move readers and warm the hearts of animal lovers at every age"--
Book cover: The Story of Arthur Truluv
"Truluv is a moving novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find their way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetary, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to...
Book cover: A seed grows
"An educational picture book about the life cycle of a sunflower"--
Book cover: The food in jars kitchen
Marisa McClellan wants everyone to know that a pantry full of homemade jams, jellies, salsas, and pickles can do a whole lot more than accompany toast. They can add bold bursts of flavor to your home cooking! In her fourth book, she provides 140 recipes for incorporating preserves into everyday dishes. It is as simple as stirring applesauce into a dish of baked oatmeal, brushing apricot jam onto a whole chicken, or building your pasta salad with a jar of pickled vegetables.
Book cover: Last summer on State Street
"For fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Brit Bennett, a striking coming-of-age debut about friendship, community, and resilience, set in the housing projects of Chicago during one life-changing summer"--
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