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The Fabulous Entrepreneur Henry Flagler would have read these….

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Lantana Public Library has excellent new fall 2015 business books, as well as current affairs magazines, and newspapers (hard copy and online).

Please click on our flyer below to see new titles, stop in to visit us, or head over to our e-Resources page to log in and read our e-Zines.  You may also check their availability in KOHA, our on-line catalog.


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October 16, 2015 at 3:16 pm

New reads for college bound and lifelong students…

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New at the Library this fall…Categories-applications-education-university-icon

UChic College Girls’ Real Advice for Your First Year (And Beyond!) by Christie Garton (Shelf No. 378.194 Gar)
Garton helps those girls who want to get started, share space and live on or off campus, become head of their class, enjoy campus life and sororities, safely navigate the internet and date, as well as find love, stay healthy, manage finances, and much more.  If only I’d had this when I went off to college…Uchic_CollegeGirls'

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni (Shelf No. 378. 1 Bru)
Students, parents, teachers, and counselors! Bruni’s message is worth hearing — where one goes to college matters less than what one does once one gets there and afterward. Not only are admissions processes flawed; the options of going to college to learn to prime students for later stages of life are overlooked, and invaluable life-learning experiences that happen before, during, and after college as well. Bruni_WhereYouGo

Bruni’s book has been positively reviewed by the NY Times as well, on March 22, 2015.

Word Workout: Building a Muscular Vocabulary in 10 Easy Steps by Charles Harrington Elster (Shelf No. 428.1 Els)
A practical book for building vocabulary, from college level words to ones known by most educated, well-read adults.

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October 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm

New reading at the Library this fall 2015

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Hi everyone…We’ve some great new reading for you this fall 2015!  Please come to the Library to check them out.  Some of these you won’t find easily at other libraries around here.

An overview of some of them can be seen here: Publication FALL 2015 reads

We also have new books in history, business, and social sciences.

To search for a book, see our new KOHA on-line catalog at

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September 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm

What’s new in Money magazine this fall 2015

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Hi Lantana Library patrons.
See “Best Credit Cards,” authored by Taylor Tepper, in October 2015’s issue of Money magazine, which has a helpful overview of good deals, including more cash back and with lowered interest rates.  BestCreditCards
It’s available at the Library , or log into Flipster, one of our e-zine services, at,cpid&custid=s9047794&profile=eon

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September 24, 2015 at 5:46 pm

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Fascinating science news is out in Scientific American’s October 2015 issue…

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guerrerovelascoBabiesTest-Tube Corals…Australian scientists are manually breeding genetically modified “supercorals” that can live in more inhospitable oceans…at the National Sea Simulator in Queensland, Australia.

The Vicissitudes of Sex…Biologist Steven Hecht Ozack has studied various fertility records, prenatal test, induced abortions and U.S. Census data points, to discover that sex-ratios or odds of a fetus or baby being a girl or boy waver at the various stages of gestation.

An Antidote to Murder…a Columbian scientist, Rodrigo Guerrero Velasco, employs epidemiological/public health strategies “to identify sources of homicide and reveal social policy changes that might make a difference.”

Sleep On It! By Robert Stickholdnatseasimulator
It seems sleep deprivation not only interferes with normal body functions such as hormonal activity and immune defense, but also is associated with weight gain and development of type 2 diabetes. Also, restricted sleep impacts our brains’ abilities to manage emotional memories (particularly negative ones). Better sleep also enables us to better remember things that are important to us and our futures. Fascinating!

SleepWellThe Eat Gene…by Richard Johnson and Peter Andrews
A genetic mutation (crippled uricase) in an ape species millions of years ago is hypothesized to be a “thrifty gene” that enabled our ancestors to store fat and survive food shortages.  Today, however, it may be a factor in weight gain, diabetes, and obesity.

Come read these news stories and others at Lantana Public Library’s magazine reading room!  Or, check them out from your home via Zinio at
It’s really easy — just login to your account or Create a new one using your library card number.

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September 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

The Agency that’s Got Your Back by Massimo Calabresi, Time magazine, Aug. 24, 2015

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The Agency That’s Got Your Back AgencyGotYourBack_TimeAug242015
By Massimo Calabresi

Time, Aug. 24, 2015

Are you struggling to understand suspicious charges on a bill or mortgage?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created after the 2008 financial crisis and the recession that followed, much to the surprise of everyone, has emerged as a muscular watchdog of the lending/consumer credit industry, levying penalties and gaining billions in reimbursement for millions of U.S. consumers. Headed by Richard Cordray, a Midwesterner and former legislator, the CFPB has taken on large credit card companies (American Express, Discover, and Capital One) and mortgage lenders (Ocwen, Bank of America, and Citibank) for deceptive marketing and fraud, as well as cell phone providers such as Sprint and Verizon and predatory lending companies linked to for profit educational institutions such as Corinthian College.

To read more on the CFPB:

1. Head over to Lantana Public Library’s Resources page at
2. Click on the Flipster logo and into Flipster with your Lantana Library Card number.
3. Then select the latest issue of Time, select the Pages option, and you’ll easily be able to find the various articles in the issue. Calabresi’s article begins on p. 42.

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August 20, 2015 at 5:20 pm

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Anthony Trollope by Frederick Waddy

Trollope Trending by Adam Gopnik
The New Yorker, May 4, 2015
Did you enjoy Andrew Greeley’s Cardinal Sins?  Or, perhaps, you follow(ed) West Wing or presently House of Cards and Madam Secretary on TV?   Then, Anthony Trollope is likely a writer you should read. Trollope faithfully chronicled and satirized the everyday life of the clergy, as well as bureaucrats and politicians in England.

Trollope, claims Adam Gopnik, understands how power divided and diffused among various office holders’ voices and bodies,   “is not just an aspect of politics – it is a precondition of politics…with the hum of gossip and backbiting.”   More than many of us, Trollope is interested in how ambivalent and confusing the forces of change can be, and how compromise and painful growth form much of that change. Trollope tackles this theme through entirely invented worlds, characters, and institutions grappling with modernization of a particular kind and the impositions of efficiency and accountability.  As Gopnik writes:

In Trollope’s fiction, even the most small-scale and homely stories have as a background this special crisis of modernization—not the crisis of industrialization and mass immiseration, seen by Dickens, but a crisis of institutions, produced by reform and standardization…[T]he agents of reform are often ugly, that the beneficiaries of corruption are often graceful, that the effects of reform are often dubious, but that reform in a liberal society is nonetheless as inevitable as the standardization of measurement.

The characters of Trollope’s Barsetshire novels — including the characters of parish newcomer Mr. Harding (The Warden), Bishop Proudie and his wife, Dr. Stanhope or Mr. Quiverful – could all exist on a modern university campus in various roles, according to Gopnik — ranging from university president to lowly adjunct instructor.  In the Palliser novels, outsider Irish lawyer Phineas Finn rises through the British political system to become a British MP and later Cabinet member, through relations formed with others, as well as with ambition, charm, favors, and luck.

Trollope could very well help Americans understand their current political landscape, populated as it is by die-hard radicals on either side of the spectrum, reactionaries, moderates, as well as middling careerists and interest groups.  If he were still alive today, claims Gopnik, he’d no doubt be comically depicting the European Parliament in Brussels – or other powerful institutions.

Lantana Public Library, by the way, has many of Trollope’s works, including these:

Palliser Novels The Duke’s Children Phineas Finn Phineas Redux The Eustace Diamonds The Prime Minister Can You  Forgive Her? Barset Novels The Warden Doctor Thorpe Framley parsonage Barchester Towers The Last Chronicle of Barset
Dramatic/Comic Novels The Claverings Dr. Wortle’s School Lady Anna Orley Farm Ralph the Heir Rachel Ray Miss Mackenzie The Way We Live Now Irish & overseas novels The Bertrams An Eye For an Eye Short stories Kept in the Dark

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July 5, 2015 at 7:08 pm

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