Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the George H. Hewett Memorial Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2016-2017 Academic year.
Established in 1998 in memory of George H. Hewett, class of 1919, by family and friends for the purchase of materials for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library.
In addition, the following electronic resources are supported.
Issues & Controversies (Facts on File): Helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.
Oxford Reference Online: Offers coverage of a broad range of subjects: everything from General Reference, Language and Quotations to Science and Medicine, and from Humanities and Social Science to Business and Professional.
Privacy and security in the digital age
Drones, surveillance, and targeted killings
Graphic Novel GIA
Giant days. Volume one
Summary:“Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.”–provided from Amazon.com.
Children’s Collection B53MY
My favorite pets : by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s class
Summary:In his homework assignment, Gus spends less time on what he likes about sheep and more on how he has gotten in trouble doing such things as using a sheep as an umbrella, or letting sheep into his house.
Children’s Collection B64WH
Where did they go? : a spotting book
Summary:Where has the polar bear gone? Where did the sloth go? Can you find them? In this spotting book from printmaker and illustrator Emily Bornoff, search for endangered animals in jungles, in deserts, and on the ice.
The innovator’s mindset : empower learning, unleash talent, and lead a culture of creativity
Summary:The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It’s time to recognize that compliance doesn’t foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity–and those are the skills our students need to succeed.
Children’s Collection D513LLH
Llama Llama holiday drama
Summary:Llama Llama becomes overwhelmed as Christmas preparations progress, until his mother reminds him of the real gift the holiday brings.
TW FICTION H135P4
The Princess in Black takes a vacation
Summary:A sleepy Princess in Black takes a much-needed vacation and rides her bicycle to the seaside, where she plans to nap in a hammock, but her peace is disrupted by a roaring sea monster.
TW FICTION H2738ON
One half from the east
Summary:Obayda’s family is in need of some good fortune. Her father lost one of his legs in a bomb explosion, forcing the family to move from their home city of Kabul to a small village, where life is very different and Obayda’s father almost never leaves his room. One day, Obayda’s aunt has an idea to bring the family luck — dress Obayda, the youngest of her sisters, as a boy, a bacha posh. Now Obayda is Obayd. Life in this in-between place is confusing, but once Obayda meets another bacha posh, everything changes. The two of them can explore the village on their own, climbing trees, playing sports, and more. But their transformation won’t last forever — unless the two best friends can figure out a way to make it stick and make their newfound freedoms endure.
By the numbers
Summary:“The New York Times bestselling author of The Best of Enemies serves up a hilarious new novel of the “sandwich generation.” Actuary Penny Sinclair has a head for business, and she always makes rational decisions. Knowing that 60% of spouses cheat and 50% of marriages end in divorce, she wasn’t too surprised when her husband had an affair. (That he did so with a woman their daughter’s age? Well, that part did sting a bit.) She just made sure she got everything in the divorce, including their lovely old Victorian house. And as soon as her middle daughter has her hipster-fabulous wedding in the backyard, she’s trading it in for a condo in downtown Chicago… Well within the average market time in her area, Penny gets an offer on the house. But then life happens. Her children, her parents and her ex come flying back to the nest, all in need of Penny’s emotional–and financial–support. Spread thin, Penny becomes the poster child for the “sandwich generation,” when all she really wanted to do was make managing director, buy a white couch, and maybe go on a Match.com date..”–
Graphic Novel FLA
The Flash. Rogues revolution Volume 2,
Summary:The Rogues are in revolt against their leader Captain Cold and the Flash has been thrown through time and space by the Speed Force leaving Central City without its protector.
Children’s Collection N12A
A is for activist
Summary:“The bestselling ABC book for families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that we believe in and fight for.”–Page  of cover.
Children’s Collection SP56BA
Baby loves aerospace engineering!
Summary:Introduces the basics of flight to readers with very simple explanations of why birds, planes, and rockets are able to fly.
Children’s Collection T19G
Growing up Pedro
Summary:Before Pedro MartÃnez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young Award three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother RamÃ³n was the best pitcher he’d ever seen. He dreamed of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues. This is the story of how that dream came true.–