Monday, May 8, 2017

Take A New Book on Summer Break

Welcome to the last day of finals! It's been a long semester, but it's nearly over, and all of us here in the library are cheering for you. Once you've finished that last exam, treat yourself to a new book to keep you company over the summer break. Check out our recommendations below:

Looking for beach reads? We've added a few to the Nook and our popular shelves. Check out Here's To Us by Elin Hilderbrand, in which three women, all sworn adversaries previously married to the same man, gather to mourn his death. Janet Evanovich brings readers two new installments of her Stephanie Plum novels, Tricky Twenty-Two and Turbo Twenty-Three. In Two by Two by Nicolas Sparks, a recently divorced and newly jobless advertising executive struggles to raise his young daughter. And with a six-part adaptation of Good Omens coming to Amazon Prime and the BBC in 2018, now is an excellent time to read this hilarious and well-beloved novel about the end of the world, written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

Get the facts on the economic utopia of Star Trek and discover how a system without money would work in our world in Trekonomics by Manu Saadia. And if you're interested in the history and making of Star Trek, as narrated by the people who were there, read both volumes of The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman.

Simon Sebag Montefiore offers readers a glimpse into the decadence and extravagance of one of the world's most successful dynasties in The Romanovs: 1613-1918.

It's a dicey time for net neutrality and internet privacy, and it's never a bad idea to learn to protect yourself online. Kevin D. Mitnick shows you how in The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Dig Data. Don't forget to check out Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family by Theresa Payton as well.

Timothy Snyder teaches readers how to recognize and resist tyrants, using lessons taught by the twentieth century's struggle against  fascism, Nazism, and totalitarianism, in On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.

In April, Stephen Nash talked climate change in Virginia here at PVCC, and you can now pick up a copy of his book, Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests, right here at Jessup. Read more about climate change with Introduction to Modern Climate Change by Andrew Emory and A Short Introduction to Climate Change by R. A. Eggleton.

Find all these books and more in our catalog. Have a wonderful break!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Fuel Up On Freebies

Studying for finals is hungry work. Drop by the circulation desk from Tuesday, May 2 to Monday, May 8, to re-energize with free cookies and coffee. Students, faculty, and staff -- all are welcome!

Good luck this week! We're cheering you on.