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New Books for March


We have plenty of new books just in time for spring, covering topics from history and social science to science and tech, as well as fiction reads for your enjoyment. Some of our new books include Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age by James Essinger. "The world's first computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron finally gets credit for her research in this gossipy short biography. Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named "Ada," after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century's version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as Alan Turing began to rediscover her, it slowly became apparent that she had been a key but overlooked figure in the invention of the computer. In Ada Lovelace, James Essinger makes the case that the computer age could have started two centuries ago if Lovelace's contemporaries had recognized her research and fully grasped its implications."   From Nightmare to Freedom: Healing after the Holocaust by Lillian Judd and Dennis L. Judd. "'From Nightmare To Freedom - Healing After The Holocaust' is a living example of how individual feelings of anger, hatred and intolerance play into behaviors that can lead up to genocides and how powerful the act of forgiveness is in releasing these negative feelings. It is unique because as an autobiography, it is actually documented with Nazi photographs of Lillian's arrival at Auschwitz and copies of Nazi documentation of prisoner A-10946. Furthermore, it incorporates the visions of a second generation of Holocaust survivors, and has the discussion section that helps make this book a really valuable teaching tool."     The Maze Runner by James Dashner. "Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape." This is the first book in the popular young adult series that inspired the movie of the same name.           Check out the full list of New Books and New Popular Reading, along with the rest of our New Materials.