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Summary: "In our tumultuous cultural and political climate, many Americans are finding hope and meaning in poetry and inspirational quotes, as noted by numerous media outlets such as The Atlantic, The Guardian, and NPR, and as evidenced by the frequent posting of poetry online. Like many of us, the editors at Spiegel & Grau were inspired by the shared poems, and put together this collection of poems and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810 HOW

Gilbert, Elizabeth

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Summary: "Coming September 22nd From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you've dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 153 GIL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 GIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 153 GIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 153.3 GIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 153.5 Gilbert 2015

Summary: An intimately epic exploration of the convergence between artistry and eroticism. Edouard Frenhofer is a reclusive painter living in the French countryside with his wife. Their lives are radically upended with the arrival of a younger artist and his girlfriend, who becomes the muse that awakens Edouard's fading passions. Rivette creates a layered character study, while also offering an...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cohen Media Group 2018

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Rivera-Ashford, Roni Capin.

Summary: Miguel's school project is to make a list of eight different animals and create alebrijes, papier-mâché sculptures, inspired by those animals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE WAL

Grogan, Jake

Summary: "A collection of the true stories that inspired 202 of the world's most famous books"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 808.3 GRO

Rongen, Renee.

Summary: A collection of quotes, vignettes, and stories illustrated with art by and for women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kittleson Creek Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158 RON

Vick, Edward W. H.

Summary: The way in which we read the Bible grows out of what we believe the Bible to be. Thus it is impossible to discuss methods of interpretation without considering our view of inspiration, the gathering of the canon, and even the reception of the Bible by the community of faith. And so, Edward W. H. Vick starts this comprehensive discussion of hermeneutics-the interpretation of Scripture-by looking...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Energion Publications 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 240 VIC

Frazier, Craig

Summary: Hank the snake and his human friend, Stanley, each go to the city in search of inspiration, but Hank's journey is a failure until he returns home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FICTION Frazier

Priebe, Trisha

Summary: Avery dragged her three-year-old brother behind a boxwood bush and listened for footsteps in the brittle leaves. She couldn't be sure which was louder, the person on their trail or her own heart, galloping like a stallion in her ears. With one hand over Henry's mouth, Avery looked down at the nicest dress she owned. Not only had she torn the ruffles and destroyed the hem, but the white linen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION PRI

Gilbert, Elizabeth.

Summary: Elizabeth Gilbert offers powerful insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits that are needed in order to live the most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages listeners to uncover the 'strange jewels' that are hidden within each of them.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 153 GIL

Otoshi, Kathryn

Summary: Little hands can do so many wonderful things: plant ideas; lift spirits; stretch imaginations. This colorful concept book rouses children to use their hands for the good and reach for their dreams.--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Dot Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE OTO

Falconer, Ian.

Summary: Dream Big, starring Olivia, is great for anyone looking for a new direction, encouragement, or for anyone starting a new chapter in life. Whether she's taming a lion or building a sandcastle as tall as a skyscraper, Olivia's boundless imagination and courageous spirit are an inspiration to all. Dream Big pairs more than 30 of Ian Falconer's illustrations with motivational musings from really...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FICTION Falconer

Metz, Chrissy

Summary: As Kate Pearson on the television show This Is Us, Metz presents a character that viewers see themselves in, no matter what they look like or where they come from. Now she shares her story, and shows how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. She offers practical applications of her insights, blending love and experience. Metz encourages us all to claim our...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MET

Summary: Work is an improtant part of living, whether you wait on customers, build a business or cook for your family. As such, we all have improtant stories to tell about our work. From this rich treasure chest of experiences, Canfield, Hansen and company have gathered a special collection of inspiring tales that share the daily courage, compassion and creativity that take place in workplace everywhere.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 158.12 CHI

Dondi

Summary: "The Five Elements brings the wisdom of an ancient healing system to the modern reader. Many people today are interested in knowing themselves better, as evidenced by the popularity of personality tests online and in magazines. They want to know the reason behind their responses to situations. In this book, Dondi Dahlin shows us that we are all born with individual rhythms that go beyond the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TarcherPerigee 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155 DAH

Tessaro, Kathleen

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Summary: Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn't fit anyone's expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d'Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor. Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION TES

Chittister, Joan

Summary: Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister, who appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, offers a soul-stirring and inspiring guide that speaks to all who feel disillusioned and dissatisfied with the power-hungry institutions and systems of this world. Joan Chittister has been a passionate voice for women's rights for over 50 years. Called "one of the most well-known and trusted contemporary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Convergent 2019

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Gurian, Michael.

Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian offers a groundbreaking plan for couples seeking to build a healthy relationship, work through past hurts, and create greater intimacy. Become separate from your partner yet also become closer--sounds counterintuitive, doesn't it? With twenty-five years of family and marital counseling practice, Michael Gurian shows that "intimate separateness"...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2015

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Ison, Tara.

Summary: Sarah, a California native, retreats to Rockaway Beach during the summer of 2001 with the hope of rekindling her passion for painting, and she finds inspiration in Marty, an elderly musician, who provokes unexpected feelings in her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ISO

Kingsolver, Barbara

Summary: How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KIN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION KIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Kingsolver 2018

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Penn, Maya

Summary: "Girls rights activist, Maya Penn introduces her inspirational handbook for teens and young adults to help them discover their passions and maximize their full potential for a creative, successful life."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North Star Way 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 650.1 PEN

Taylor, Steve

Summary: "These stirring meditations and poetic reflections comfort, inspire, and gently bring readers out of the harried, hectic day-to-day and back to the bedrock of peace, and even joy, of our true, essential, and authentic selves. The Calm Center is a guide to spiritual awakening, touching into some of the deepest and highest areas of human experience, and showing us the obstacles and landmarks...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New World Library 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 204 TAY

Summary: In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. We live in a society that's constantly telling us...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Joosr Ltd 2016

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Cameron, Julia.

Summary: Outlines a twelve-week program for overcoming a creative block or otherwise working through dry periods in an artist's life, in a guide that covers such topics as staying focused, starting new projects, and finding inspiration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.35 CAM