Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wait--don't go yet!

Before you leave for winter break, stop by the library & find a book or two (or three, or four, or...). We have new books galore--check out the whole list with this link.

For a guided tour of the highlights of the list, trust your friendly reference/instructional librarian to give you some recommendations.

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The list of fun fictional features is too long to post here; just visit the new books link & select "Popular" from the menu. (Fiction fans, beware: not all fiction is listed as "popular," so you might also want to visit "Arts & Humanities / English" to see even more fiction.) I will point out one special addition: Q & A: A Novel. This is the book that inspired last year's Oscar winner, "Slumdog Millionaire."

For those of you who prefer fact-based reading, we've got a long list of great additions to make you happy, too. The two largest groupings this time around are in history and medicine. To see everything in the history category, visit the new books list & click on "Arts & Humanities" then select "History" in the second menu. For every new medical title, click on "Science & Medicine," then click "Medicine & Health" in the second menu.

The titles I find most intriguing out of this group are Darfur: A New History of a Long War, The African American Experience, Madame de Stael: The First Modern Woman, Frankenstein: A Cultural History and The Hot Zone. But don't stop with these titles--many, many more are waiting for you in the new books list. Take a look, stop by the library, and get home & relax with a good book--you've earned it

Here's hoping you have a very happy and safe new year.

PS--The library will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from Thursday, December 18 to Tuesday, December 22 (excluding weekends). The library--and the college--reopens January 4 at 8 a.m.