Discovering Book Gems

As we go through the barcoding process, we have to handle every item in the library that will circulate—in other words, making them available to the public to check out.  In this process, we are finding all kinds of wonderful books, many that cannot be found in any other library in the Four County System.  Here are just a few examples from our collection, all in the adult non-fiction section:

Chasing the Dream: My Lifelong Journey to the World Series.  This is an autobiography by Joe Torre with Tom Verducci.  He was the first native New Yorker ever to manage the Yankees.  This is Joe’s story, both on and off the field.

The Folk Songs of North America by Alan Lomax.  Contained in this volume are the words, music, and origins of over 300 folk songs, including such old-time favorites as “John Henry,” “Shenandoah,” “Barbara Allen,” and “The Old Chisholm Trail.”

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide.  It is said to be “the only health guide that will never go out of date.”  It includes:  questions to discuss with your doctor; first-aid and emergency advice; symptom charts to determine if and when to call the doctor; drug interaction charts; over 900 illustrations; and more.

The Will Rogers Scrapbook, selected and edited by Bryan B. Sterling.  In this volume are 100 photographs and exclusive interviews with some of the humorist’s famous friends, taking us back to the early 20th century.  One of his favorite topics was politics—imagine that!