Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy! Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Belay yer carousin’ and get to Mango Languages’ Pirate Language Course smartly!

After ye be speakin’ like a true gentleman of fortune, haul wind to Mango Languages, where ye will find more than 70 foreign language and ESL courses!

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of Hispanic contributions to American history, culture, and society. Learn more with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.
Check out these sites for more information:

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:

 

Credo Reference includes 662 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. You can’t always predict when an emergency will happen, but you can prepare. Dr. Ali Khan of the CDC says, “If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack.” Be informed, make a plan, and build a kit with information from these sites:

Also check out these books and ebooks from our collection.

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them.

Cancer awareness

September is the national awareness month for several types of cancer. Learn more with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection.

We also have some really good databases for finding articles on cancer, including Academic Search Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, and Salem Health: Cancer.

Check out these sites for more information:

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

National Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Banned Books Week 2014

“Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” —Article 3, Library Bill of Rights

Banned Books Week doesn’t officially start until September 21st but we feel so strongly about the freedom to read, we’re going to celebrate all month. Did you know there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from libraries and classrooms every year? Take a look at the American Library Association’s lists of Frequently Challenged Books and check one out from our collection:

Check one out and celebrate your First Amendment rights!

New titles in Credo Reference

Credo Reference has added or updated the following 17 titles since August:

Our Credo Reference collection now includes 661 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!
GR105.34 Encyclopedia of Urban Legends LB1139.23 Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care QH361 The Evolution Wars: A Guide to the Debates

Films On Demand – new titles and webinars

Films On Demand added 258 new videos in August, bringing our streaming video collection up to 15,948 titles. Ask a librarian or register for a free webinar if you’d like to learn more about Films On Demand.


Films On Demand: An Overview and Introduction for Academic Institutions
A half-hour demonstration covering basic content and function of Films On Demand’s 24/7 streaming educational video service–offering 24/7 access, individual playlist distribution, playback options from personal device to large-screen class showings, and an unsurpassed range of top-quality content.

  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Register
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Register