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Far from the Madding Crowd

HarperPerennial | January 27, 2015 | 480 pages
Thomas Hardy's literary masterpiece Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of free-spirited Bathsheba Everdene, whose bold independence attracts the attention of three suitors: the frugal shepherd Gabriel Oak, the lonely farmer William Boldwood, and the dashing young soldier Sergeant Francis Troy.... More Info

Finding Spring

Greenwillow Books | January 27, 2015 | 40 pages
Instead of hibernating as he should, a little bear cub goes out in search of spring—and he thinks he's found it! Gloriously illustrated with dioramas and cut-paper collages by the award-winning designer and illustrator Carin Berger, this stunning picture book celebrates the changing of the... More Info


January 20, 2015 | 288 pages
Ayesha Ryder bears the scars of strife in the Middle East. Now her past is catching up with her as she races to unravel a mystery that spans centuries-and threatens to change the course of history. As Israeli and Palestinian leaders prepare to make a joint announcement at the Tower of London, an... More Info

The Genius Files #5: License to Thrill

HarperCollins | January 27, 2015 | 272 pages
The wackiest road trip in history comes to an action-packed conclusion in book five of the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series. When we last left our heroes, twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald were in Roswell, New Mexico, and they had just seen a strange beam of light. Now their cross-country... More Info

Wolf Winter

January 27, 2015 | 384 pages
Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband and their two daughters arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of the past and put down roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackasen, a mountain whose dark history haunts the lives of those in its shadow. While... More Info

Mahalia Jackson

Amistad | January 27, 2015 | 32 pages
Accompanied by John Holyfield's gorgeous illustrations, debut author Nina Nolan's narrative wonderfully captures the amazing story of how Mahalia Jackson became the Queen of Gospel in this fascinating picture book biography. Even as a young girl, Mahalia Jackson loved gospel music. Life was... More Info

40 Days of Dating

Harry N Abrams Incorporated | January 1, 2015 | 304 pages
When New York-based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit--could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other... More Info

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2015 28 Jan

A Crisis in Jerusalem: Presentation by Dr. Jeff Halper

Please circulate this event to your community. We look forward to seeing you there! 

NCCAR is pleased to present Dr. Jeff Halper,  who founded the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions will analyze the current tensions and what can be done about them.

2015 04 Feb

Octopus Book Club - Clearing the Plains

You are invited to Octopus Book Club for a discussion of "Clearing the Plains, Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life" by James Daschuk

2015 10 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Libya, Pan Africanism, African Unity and the quest for peace with Professor Horace Campbell

The Institute of African Studies presents a talk entitled “Libya, Pan Africanism, African Unity and the quest for peace.” This is a part of the African Studies Umeme: African Flashpoin

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