Thursday, June 18, 2009

What's new?

Most people know that the Jessup Library houses books that are useful for doing research. But you might not be aware that the collection also includes graphic novels, science fiction and mystery novels.

For example, we have recently added a number of graphic novels to the popular collection. There's
Y: The Last Man, all about the last two male mammals on earth (before you ask, one's not human, so the title is still correct). If that doesn't interest you, there's also a set of two graphic novels about a nineteen-year-old woman named Aya, who lives in Ivory Coast. Maybe nonfiction is more your thing; we have graphic novels for you, too: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography. If you're more interested in creating a comic book or graphic novel, you'll want to check out Drawing Words & Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond.

If you'd rather read a book without any illustrations, you might want to check out one of the newest additions about living with animals:
Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process or Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl or Dewey: A Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.

The popular collection also contains mysteries (like
The Turnaround by George P. Pelecanos, a writer for HBO's 'The Wire'), science fiction (like Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn), novels (like The Tempest Tales by Walter Mosley) and non-fiction (like The Pact and The Bond--about three men from Newark, NJ, who make a pact to be successful despite difficult circumstances).

To check out all of the latest additions to the library's collection, go to the
New Books List and browse. Remember, it's easy to check out books from the library; you just use your MyPVCC log-in or your student number. A book checked out today will be due back in four weeks, but you can renew it if you need more time.