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“Expiration Dates”

The following items are available at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Descriptions are provided by the publisher, unless otherwise noted. For more information on the library’s collection or to reserve a title, visit hcplibrary.org.

Fiction: “Expiration Dates” by Rebecca Serle

Daphne Bell believes the universe has a plan in store for her. Ever since she was young, whenever she met a new guy, Daphne would find a slip of paper with exactly how long they’d spend together— 4 months, two weeks, one night. That’s how she met her ex-boyfriend and current best friend, Hugo, the only person in Daphne’s life who knows of her secret. Followed by a string of men and countless dates, Daphne resigned herself to the fact that she was never meant to find the one, to be in love, until one night when she receives a paper on her way to a blind date, except this time, the paper is blank. Jake is everything you want in a guy— kind, hard-working, and perfectly handsome. But as they get to know each other and their relationship becomes increasingly more serious, Daphne wonders if this is the right path for her.

 “The Anxious Generation”

Nonfiction: “The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness” by Jonathan Haidt

After more than a decade of stability or improvement, the mental health of adolescents plunged in the early 2010s. Rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide rose sharply, more than doubling on most measures. Why? In “The Anxious Generation,” social psychologist Jonathan Haidt lays out the facts about the epidemic of teen mental illness that hit many countries at the same time.

Youth: “100 Things to Know About Numbers, Computers, and Coding” by Alice James

 “100 Things to Know About Numbers, Computers and Coding”

Did you know there’s a single spot on your brain that recognizes numbers? Or that the first computer bugs were actual insects and that most of the internet is under water? This book is filled with 100 facts, bright infographic illustrations, a glossary, index, and links to websites to find out more.