If you like movies as much as we do around here, you’re probably aware that the 88th Academy Awards are taking place this Sunday. Did you know that seven of this year’s eight Best Picture nominees are based on books? Many of the best movies have been adapted from great (or even better) books, and you might be surprised at how many of these books we have in our collection. Danielle has put together a display of some of these titles, as well as a Listal of Academy Award-nominated films and the books they were based on.
Check these out and see what inspired the filmmakers to bring these stories to the silver screen!
February is Black History Month, a celebration of African American contributions to American history, culture, and society.
Learn about black history with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection and check out these sites for more information:
- Association for the Study of African American Life and History
- Encyclopædia Britannica’s Guide to Black History
- History.com – Black History Month
- Infoplease – Black History Month
- ipl2 – The Link: Black History Month
- Library of Congress – African American History Month
- Smithsonian Education – Black History Month
There are new briefings on the following topics:
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Cystic fibrosis
- Effect of volcanic SO2 emissions on cloud albedo
- First recyclable polyester bioplastic
- Living shorelines for coastal protection
- 2016 North Korea nuclear test
- Antisense drugs
- Bee dance language
- Hurricane Alex (North Atlantic, January 2016)
- Lake warming
New videos and animations include:
- The Science of the Perfect Grilled-Cheese Sandwich
- What Happens When You’re About to Die?
- What Is the Blackest Black?
- Consumer & Health Information
- Creating Resource Packs & Lesson Plans in Britannica
- ELM Advanced for K12
- ELM Basics for K12
- ELM Over Lunch: Student Resources in Context
- ELM Personalized: Easy, Customized ELM Access
- Employment Research with ELM
- Finding Historical and Current Minnesota Content in ELM
- Getting to Know the New SAT
- How To Find & Follow News Topics in ELM
- Information Literacy – Do Students Know What They Are Looking For?
- LearningExpress Library for Adult Basic Education
- Mining ELM for Mathematics
- Politics and the Presidential Election in ELM
- Prepare for an Occupation with LearningExpress
- Searching the New WorldCat Interface