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Adult Services @ GPL

Business Information Center- Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, we hope you will find our business resources to be a valuable contribution to your management toolbox.The Business Information Center is located on the second floor of the library. 

Jobs and Career Resource Center - Whether you are looking for a job or in career transition, we hope you will find this guide to be a valuable toolkit that can assist you with your job search and making decisions about your career. Our print and online resources have been designed to help you with your job search and career decisions.

Health And Wellness - Learn how to find credible health information online and how to access online health information resources @ the Library. 

Senior Services - Senior Services tries to devise and maintain the needs of an elder emergent generation. We are dedicated to fostering programs and services which connect, enhance and engage our elders with opportunities for learning and sharing.

Latino Services -  The library offers a variety of programs in Spanish, including a Spanish ~ English Conversation Group that meets every week, technology teaching, cultural events and Hispanic Heritage Month events. During the summer the annual series Café a las Siete stands out, presenting Latinx music, dance and art programs. The Círculo de Lectores is a Spanish speaking book club that meets every month to discuss books written by Latinx and Spanish authors.

 

This Just In...

Talking to Strangers

Malcolm Gladwell offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong.

Lifespan

What if everything you think you know about aging is wrong? What if aging is a disease--and that disease is treatable?

Sontag

The definitive portrait of one of the American Century's most towering intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face.

The Grammarians

An enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language. A new novel celebrating the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language. 

The Whisperer

In this tense and twisty latest from Norway's maven of crime, time shifts between Inspector Sejer's interrogation of the accused Ragna Reigel and the shocking events that led up to her arrest. How did this lonely, quiet woman come to kill a man--or did she?

The Bitterroots

Former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over as in private practice.  All that changes when an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young woman from an influential family.

Akin

A retired professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French Riviera.Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together.

Everything Inside

A collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love. Everything Inside is at once wide in scope and intimate, as it explores the forces that pull us together, or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing instant.

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic--and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.

The World That We Knew

In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it's his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. 

The Water Dancer

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her--but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he's ever known.

Last Night in Nuuk

A work of daring invention about young life in Greenland, Korneliussen brilliantly weaves together the coming of age of five young people in the capital city, Nuuk.

The Passengers

You're riding in your self-driving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, "You are going to die."

Tin Badges

A top NYPD detective is pulled out of retirement to take down a notorious drug dealer. But will he risk the only family he’s ever had to crack the case?

Rage Inside the Machine

We live in a world increasingly ruled by technology. Frighteningly often, the influence of technology in and on our lives goes completely unchallenged by citizens and governments. We comfort ourselves with the soothing refrain that technology has no morals and can display no prejudice, and it's only the users of technology who distort certain aspects of it.
But is this statement actually true? Dr Robert Smith thinks it is dangerously untrue in the modern era.

The Price We Pay

Dr. Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well--a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care.