Reading Guides: Advice & How-To

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Advice & How tos

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Career  |  Communication  |  Do-It-Yourself Projects & Repairs  |  Health, Diet, & Fitness  |  Hobbies  |  Life Skills  |  Parenting  |  Relationships  |  Self Help


101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again / James Reed --- HF5549.5.I6 R433 2016

The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career / Hillary Kerr & Katherine Power --- HF5386.K328 2016

The Cybrarian's Web 2: An A-Z Guide to Free Social Media Tools, Apps, and Other Resources / Cheryl Ann Peltier Davis --- (eBook – Borrower ID = Santa Fe ID / PIN = last 4 digits of ID) / 2015

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting Your Dream Job: Everything You Need to Know to Land Your First Job and Find Career Success / Don Raskin --- HF5382.7.R37 2016

The Job Search Navigator: An Expert’s Guide to Getting Hired, Surviving Layoffs, and Building Your Career / Matt Durfee --- HF5382.7.D87 2016

Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job.  Kill it in Your Career, Rock Social Media / Aliza Licht --- HF5381.L453 2015 

Love Your Job: The New Rules of Career Happiness / Kerry Hannon --- HF5549.5.J63H276 2015

Modernize Your Resume: Get Noticed…Get Hired / Wendy S. Enelow --- HF5383.E47893 2016

Operation Job Search: A Guide for Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers / John Henry Weiss --- UB357.W45 2016

The Virgin Way: Everything I Know about Leadership / Richard Branson --- HD57.7.B72743 2014


Barron's Painless Grammar / Rebecca Elliott --- PE1112.E45 2016

Communication Skills for Teens: How to Listen, Express & Connect For Success / Michelle Skeen, PsyD, Matthew McKay, PhD, Patrick Fanning, Kelly Skeen --- BF724.3.I55S 54 2016

The Elephant in the Boardroom: How Leaders Use and Manage Conflict to Achieve Greater Levels of Success / Edgar Papke --- (eBook – Borrower ID = Santa Fe ID / PIN = last 4 digits of ID) / 2016

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking / Susan Cain --- BF698.35.I59 C35 2012

Social Media and Your Brain: Web-Based Communication is Changing How We Think and Express Ourselves / C.G. Prado --- HM851.S644 2017

Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life / Michael Port -- HF5718.22.P67 2015

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking / Chris Anderson --- PN4129.15.A53 2016

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age / Sherry Turkle --- P96.T42 T85 2015

Works Well with Others: An Outsider's Guide to Shaking Hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No One Ever Teaches You / Ross McCammon --- PN6231.B85 M33 2015

Do-It-Yourself Projects & Repairs

Adult Stuff: Things You Need to Know to Win at Real Life / Robert Boesel --- PN6231.A26 B64 2016

DIY Bedroom Décor / Tana Smith --- TT857.S555 2015

Extreme Weather Hits Home: Protecting Your Buildings From Climate Change / John Banta --- (eBook – Borrower ID = Santa Fe ID / PIN = last 4 digits of ID) / 2007

The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs For Small Spaces / Kyle Schuneman with Heather Summerville --- NK2195.A6 S38 2012

Marie's Home Improvement Guide/ Marie L. Leonard --- (eBook – Borrower ID = Santa Fe ID / PIN = last 4 digits of ID) /  2009

The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used To Teach in Home Ec and Shop / Sharon and David Bowers --- TX162.2.B69 2016

Health, Diet, & Fitness

100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today / Stephen Le --- TX369.L396 2016

Ask Harvard Medical School Video Series (Presented like an eBook with links to short (1-3 minute) videos about common health issues) / (eBook – Borrower ID = Santa Fe ID / PIN = last 4 digits of ID) / 2015

The Case Against Sugar / Gary Taubes --- RM237.85.T38 2016

The Handy Nutrition Answer Book / Patricia L. Barnes Svamey --- TX355.B365 2015

Health Trackers: How Technology is Helping Us Monitor and Improve Our Health / Richard MacManus --- R858.M33 2015

HIT It! The Fitnessista's Get More from Less Workout and Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Great Fast / Gina Hardey --- (eBook – Borrower ID = Santa Fe ID / PIN = last 4 digits of ID) / 2015

Medical Tests Sourcebook:  Basic Consumer Health Information about Preventive Care Guidelines, Routine Health Screenings, Home-use Tests, Blood,…. / Keith Jones, ed. --- RC71.3.M45 2016

No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness / Michelle  Segar --- HQ2042.S44 2015


Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's Greatest Origami Master: Featuring over 60 Models and 1000 Diagrams by the Master / Akira Yoshizawa --- TT872.5.Y6713 2016

Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads: 30 Stunning Beadwork Designs Inspired by Treasures from Ancient Civilizations / Mortira Natasha VanPelt -- TT860.V397 2015

The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape / Ginny Stilbolt --- SB439.24.F6S75 2015

The Beginner’s Photography Guide: The Ultimate Step-By-Step Manual for Getting the Most From Your Digital Camera / Chris Gatcum --- TR267.G38 2016

The Crochet Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face, Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever Ask / Edie Eckman --- TT820.E35 2015 

DIY Wardrobe Makeovers: Alter, Refresh & Refashion Your Clothes: Step-by-Step Sewing Tutorials / Suzannah Hamlin Stanley --- TT550.S73 2015

Draw Faces in 15 Minutes: Amaze Your Friends with Your Portrait Skills / Jake Spicer --- NC770.S644 2015

I [heart] Paper: Paper Cutting Techniques and Templates for Amazing Toys, Sculptures, Props, and Costumes / Fideli Sundqvist --- TT870.S82 2015

Materially Crafted: A DIY Primer for the Design-Obsessed / Victoria Hudgins --- TT157.H74 2015

More Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists / Jenny Doh --- NK3600.D65 2015

The Organic Artist: Make Your Own Paint, Paper, Pens, Pigments, Prints, and More from Nature / Nick Neddo --- N8530.N38 2015

The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting / June Hemmons Hiatt --- TT820 .H65 2012

Street Craft: Guerrilla Gardening, Yarnbombing, Light Graffiti, Street Sculpture, and More / Riikka Kuittinen --- ND2590.K85 2015

Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast / Susan M. Varlamoff --- SB319.95.V37 2016 

Life Skills

Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime / Dina Gachman --- HG179.G2342 2015 --- Also available as an eBook (Borrower ID = Santa Fe ID / PIN = last 4 digits of ID).

College Rules! How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College/ Sherrie Nist Olejnik --- LB2343.32.N57 2016

College Secrets: How to Save Money, Cut College Costs and Graduate Debt Free / Lynnette Khalfani Cox --- LB2342 .K53 2015

The Debt Escape Plan: How to Free Yourself from Credit Card Balances, Boost Your Credit Score, and Live Debt-Free / Beverly Harzog --- HG179.H3188 2015

Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and How You Can Make a Difference / William MacAskill --- HM1146.M33 2015

Emily Post’s Etiquette: Manners for a New World / Peggy Post --- BJ1853 .P6  2011

In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and in Life / Mark H. Anshel --- GV706.4.A568 2016

Latino Access to Higher Education: Ethnic Realities and New Directions for the Twenty-First Century / Martin G. Urbina --- LC2670.6.U73 2016

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living: Awareness and Meditation Practices For Living in the Present Moment / Robert Butera and Erin Byron --- BL627.L59 2016

Living on Your Own: The Complete Guide to Setting up Your Money, Your Space, and Your Life  / Pierre A. Lehu --- TX147 .L435 2014

The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress…& Everything Else / Holly B. Rogers --- RC489.M55R639 2016

The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money / Hal Brill, Michael Kramer, Christopher Peck --- HG179 .B73193 2015


All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood / Jason Boog --- LB1050 .B58 2014

Born Reading: Bringing up Bookworms in a Digital Age--From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between / Jason Boog --- LB1050 .B58 2014

The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups: The Three Things You Must Do To Help Your Child Or Teen Become a Fulfilled Adult / Leonard Sax --- HQ755.8.S298 2016

Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us / Sara E. Gorman & Jack M Gorman --- RA418.G64 2017

Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge / Etan Thomas with Nick Chiles; foreword by Tony Dungy --- HQ756 .T476 2012

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 / Joanna Faber & Julie King --- HQ755.8.F325 2017

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk / Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish --- HQ755.8.F3 2012

I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son / Kent Russell --- PS3618.U757A6 2015

I'm OK! Building Resilience Through Physical Play / Jarrod Green --- GV443.G76 2017

What to Expect the Second Year: From 12 to 24 Months / Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel; foreword by Mark D. Widome --- HQ774.5 .M64 2011

Is That Me Yelling? A Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids to Cooperate Without Losing Your Cool / Rona Renner --- HQ755.8 .R46 2014


After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights / Carlos A. Ball, editor --- HQ73.3.U6 A38 2016

American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus / Lisa Wade --- HQ27.W33 2017

Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray / Helen Fisher ---  HQ728.F454 2016

The Couple's Guide to Financial Compatibility: Avoid Fights About Spending and Saving--and Build a Happy and Secure Future Together / Jeff Motske, CEP --- HG179.M687 2015

Modern Romance / Aziz Ansari --- HQ801.A595 2016

Loves Me...Not: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the Face of Unrequited Love / Samara O'Shea --- BF575.U57 O84 2014

Textual Intercourse: Dating and Relating in a Cellular World / Laura Saba --- (eBook – Borrower ID = Santa Fe ID / PIN = last 4 digits of ID) / 2009.


Are Social Networking Sites Harmful? / Noah Berlatsky (Editor) --- HM742.A742 2015

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change / Shawn Achor --- BF575.H27 A267 2013

The Bitch in Your Head: How to Finally Squash Your Inner Critic / Jacqueline Hornor Plumez --- BF637.C74P58 2015

The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life / Charles Murray --- HF5381 .M848 2014

In Defense of the Princess: How Plastic Tiaras and Fairytale Dreams Can Inspire Strong, Smart Women / Jerramy Sage Fine --- HQ1155.F56 2016 

How to be a Person in the World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life / Heather Havrilesky --- BF637.S4.H3757 2016

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living / edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller --- HQ76.27.Y68 I74 2011

Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking / Richard E. Nisbett --- BC177.N57 2015

No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults / John D. Spooner --- HG4521.S7184 2015

This is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More-- For Young and Old Alike / Augusten Burroughs --- PS3552.U745 Z478 2012

The Woman in the Mirror: How to Stop Confusing What You Look Like With Who You Are / Cynthia M. Bulik --- BF697.5.B63 B847 2012

Last Updated: April 2017

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