Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Book Sale kicks off at the "Y" (near the cafeteria on the ground floor of the Bisdorf Building) at 10am of Tuesday 2 October. At 2pm the Book Sale moves to the main lobby of the Bisdorf Building, just outside the Library doors.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Guns & Gays fare badly:
Of 42 votes cast, 9 would repeal the Second Amendment (The Right to Bear Arms). 10 would ban gay marriage.
A surprsingly large number (10) voted to repeal the Twenty Second Amendment (Presidential Term Limits) prompting us to wonder which of our Presidents the students wanted to elect for a third term!
Additional suggestions were to pass an amendment legalizing gay marriage in every state and passing an amendment making it illegal to fire lawyers who disagreed with the government (are you listening Mr Gonzales?).
One voter suggested adding an amendment to abolish the electoral college and replace it with direct proportional voting by state (this might work better if it were direct national proportional voting!).
Another vote called for the repeal of the Fourteenth Amendment (Section One) that defines citizenship as conferred at birth. Would we all have to take citizenship tests at a certain age?!
One voter suggested repealing the Fifth Amendment, or at least the Double Jeapardy provision (maybe someone has been following the latest OJ Simpson news?).
Thanks to everyone who voted! What do YOU think? Leave us a comment here!
To find out more about the Consitution, check out one of these titles:
America's Constitution: A Biography KF4541 .A87
Origins of the Bill of Rights KF4749 .L488
A companion to the United States Constitution and its amendments KF4550 .V55
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
All Alexandria faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Copies of the novel are on reserve and available for check-out at the Library circulation desk.
Visit the Book Club Blog to learn more.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The Library Lemonade Stand was the coolest place on campus!
Thursday, September 06, 2007
To hear Pavarotti sing, go to the Fine Arts database page and select Naxos. Do a search on "Pavarotti" to find sound recordings you can listen to online.
If you'd like to read more about opera, come into the Library and check out one of these books:
First nights at the opera. ML1720 .K45 2004
Opera : a critic’s guide to the 100 most important works and the best recordings. ML156.4.O46 T66 2004
Opera for everyone : a historic, social, artistic, literary, and musical study. ML1700 .G86 2004
The NPR curious listener’s guide to opera. ML1700 .B33 2002