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Outstanding books for you


Finally, it’s spring, and The Dauphin Co. Library has a wide range of titles to get you prepared for outdoor gardening, travel preparations, or where to find great reads while you bask in the warm sun.  












Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor & Fun

by Niki Jabbour

This bestselling author “invites you to shake up your vegetable garden with an intriguing array of 224 pla

nts from around the world. . . Jabbour presents detailed growing information for each plant, along with fun facts and plant history.  Be prepared to have your mind expanded and catch her contagious enthusiasm for experimentation and fun in the garden.” (From the Publisher) 

Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey

by Betty DeGeneres

 “In a touching and wise memoir, the mother of comedienne Ellen DeGeneres describes her struggle to cope with her daughter’s revelation about her homosexuality and to reconcile it with her own conservative values and explores the growth of her acceptance and friendship with her daughter.” (From the Publisher)  [This is an OverDrive e-book selection.]

Timeless Journeys: Travels to the World’s Legendary Places

"Pack your bags for an extraordinary adventure with National Geographic to more than 50 places that have captivated our imagination for centuries."  This title contains stunning photography from National Geographic and also includes travel tips to help readers get started planning their journey. (Portions from the Publisher)

Golden Boy

by Abigail Tarttelin.

“Presenting themselves to the world as an effortlessly excellent family, successful criminal lawyer Karen, her Parliament candidate husband and her intelligent athlete son, Max, find their world crumbing in the wake of a friend’s betrayal and the secret about Max’s intersexual identity." (From the publisher)

Big Ideas for Small Spaces: Creative Ideas and 30 Projects for Balconies, Roof Gardens, Windowsills and Terraces

by Kay Maguire and Tony Williams

"Instructions and photographs show [how] to make 30 easy projects for the garden using inexpensive or found materials. Provides practical solutions to greening a small and otherwise barren area including outer walls, tiny patios, balconies, courtyards, terraces, windowsills and rooftops. Also includes instructions on the basics of gardening.” (From the publisher)

Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin

by John D’Emilio

One of the most important figures of the American civil rights movement, Bayard Rustin taught Martin Luther King Jr. the methods of Gandhi, spearheaded the 1963 March on Washington, and helped bring the struggle of African Americans to the forefront of a nation's consciousness. But despite his incontrovertibly integral role in the movement, the openly gay Rustin is not the household name that many of his activist contemporaries are. In exploring history's Lost Prophet, acclaimed historian John D'Emilio explains why Rustin's influence was minimized by his peers and why his brilliant strategies were not followed or were followed by those he never meant to help.”

Remember, the Dauphin County Library System is a great place to start your journey for great reading.