Get inspired by the dynamic women spotlighted through Nonfiction this April. Stop by one of the Pratt locations to pick up a copy or visit our eLibrary that is always open. Happy reading!
To celebrate we want to showcase a collection of books focused on the environment. Whether you are interested in learning more about environmental justice, interested in living a more low-waste life, or want to create the garden of your dreams, these books can help!
In honor of Tax Day (April 15th) approaching, we wanted to spotlight a few of our favorite personal finance books. Whether you look forward to tax season or dread it, we hope these books can help you with focusing on your next financial goals.
Don’t miss this intriguing story of how Elizabeth and Nate crafted a lifestyle of sustainable frugality, and reached financial independence at age thirty-two. While not everyone wants to live in the woods, or quit their jobs, many of us want to have more control over our time and money and lead more meaningful, simplified lives.
Meet The Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames eBook
Written in an irreverent and entertaining style, I Will Teach You to Be Rich shows you step-by-step how to beat banks and credit cards at the fee game, automate your savings and investments, negotiate a raise, manage student loans, and enjoy vacations and other things you love by practicing conscious spending.
Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style. The You Are a Badass author combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.
by Daria Phair, Librarian
Many of us have captured life’s moments in photographs. Who gave us this wonderful invention? French scientist and inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765–1833) produced the earliest surviving photograph, View from the Window at Le Gras, in 1827, using a camera obscura and a process he called “heliography.” By 1837, Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) had discovered a technique for reproducing images that were fixed and didn’t fade. A photography boom ensued. To explore more of the history and people in this artistic field, check out what the Fine Arts Department has on famous photographers and techniques through the ages. Here are a dozen examples.
This gorgeous volume, created in collaboration with the George Eastman House, celebrates the development of cameras, their inventors, and the art of photography over two hundred years. There are more than 100 historic photos, ads, and drawings to complement the text.
Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital by Todd Gustavson Book
Harry Benson (1929- ) has photographed famous people and events from the 1950s to the 2010s, including every president from Dwight Eisenhower to Donald Trump, Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II, the Beatles and many other celebrities. He also captured such historic events as the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, the Irish Republican Army hunger strikes, and 9/11.
Persons of Interest; Photographs That Defined an Era by Harry Benson Book