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Sunday Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick

Skinny bitch : a no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous! Skinny bitch : a no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous! / by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (2005 non-fiction, 613.25 Freedman)
Presents advice on following a vegan diet which eliminates meat, dairy products, and eggs, and concentrates on vegetables, fruits, and soy products, to promote a healthier body free of toxins and the harmful ingredients present in overly processed foods.

Reference Librarian Patrice’s Pick

The dollhouse : a novel The dollhouse : a novel / Fiona Davis (2016 fiction, F Davis)
Arriving at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952 where she is instantly rendered a misfit, a plain, self-conscious secretarial school student is befriended and introduced by a hotel maid to the city’s jazz and drug counterculture and is involved in a deadly skirmish that reverberates half a century later in the life of an obsessed journalist.

Children’s Manager Kari Ann’s Pick

Eye of the storm : NASA, drones, and the race to crack the hurricane codeEye of the storm : NASA, drones, and the race to crack the hurricane code / Amy Cherrix (2017 children’s non-fiction, J 551.55)
Describes the ways in which technology is being used to study hurricanes in order to predict both the timing and strength of these storms, focusing on NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3) mission that uses drone technology.

Technical Services Manager Jessica’s Pick

Salt, Fat, Acid, HeatSalt, fat, acid, heat : mastering the elements of good cooking / by Samin Nosrat and art by Wendy MacNaughton (2017 non-fiction, 641.5 Nosrat)
A master class in cooking distills decades of professional experience into four elements: salt, fat, acid, and heat, which when properly applied in the kitchen will produce delicious meals, and includes recipes to put the lessons into practice.

Saturday Reference Librarian Christine’s Pick

Sh*tty mom : the parenting guide for the rest of usSh*tty mom : the parenting guide for the rest of us / Laurie Kilmartin .. [and others] (2012 non-fiction, 649.1 Kilmartin)
Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby,” as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us.

Anonymous Reference Librarian’s Pick

Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novelLillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel / Kathleen Rooney (2017 fiction, F Rooney)
Embarking on a walk across Manhattan on New Year’s Eve in 1984, eighty-five-year-old Lillian Boxfish recalls her long and eventful life, which included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America, whose career was cut short by marriage and loss.