Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Holidays from the Library!

We believe that there's no greater gift than a book. So give a gift to yourself this holiday season by checking out one or two. And remember, you'll have tons of free time over break. Don't let work, family and other obligations keep you from a good book!

May we suggest the following?

Starbucks can help with more than just a caffeine fix in How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else by Michael Gill.

Not every disaster is natural according to The End: Natural Disasters, Manmade Catastrophes, and the Future of Human Survival by Marq De Villiers.

The holidays can be a lonely, sad time for some. Learn how loneliness affects your health and how to overcome this cultural phenomenon in The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-First Century by Jacqueline Olds.

Correlations? Data sets? Do numbers ever lie? They do according to Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists by Joel Best.

Rap: the new Shakespeare. Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop by Adam Bradley

Graffiti as high art? Yes, according to Street Art: The Graffiti Revolution by Cedar Lewisohn.

The effects of photosynthesis are far-reaching in Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet by Oliver Morton.

There's a whole other story to fruit according to The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession by Adam Gollner.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. We, of course, have many, many more. Consider stopping by before Christmas break to check out a few. Remember, we are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday between semesters. The College will be closed from Saturday, December 23, 2011 through Monday, January 2, 2012.

Stay safe and warm, and happy holidays!