Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia will soon make its debut in the DC metro area, based upon the book Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen TX649 P66 A3 2005:
If it inspires you to do some French cooking, you too can cook your way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking TX719 C454 2001

The film claims to be based on "2 true stories". If you're interested in Julia Child's true story, check out

Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child. TX649 C47 F57 1997

Julia Child. TX649 C47 S58 2007

Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking. TX651 C523 2000

Monday, July 13, 2009

Chess Books

The Alexandria Campus Chess Club has donated a collection of books on chess to the Library. Have a read through these to turn your check into check-mate:

Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery. GV1449.5 S52 1999

Art of Attack in Chess. GV1445 V843 1998

Chess Exam and Training Guide. GV1451 K46 2004

Complete Chess Workout. GV1451 P34x 2007

How Good is your Chess? GV1451 K58 2005

How to Choose a Chess Move. GV1449.5 S65x 2005

Logical Chess Move by Move. GV1445 C473 1998

School of Chess Excellence. GV1445 D83x 2001

Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters. GV1449.5 A43 2003

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Dead Celebrities

Do you miss Michael Jackson, or some other dead celebrity?

Bring them back to life with a book!

On Michael Jackson ML420.J175 J44 2006

James Dean PN2287.D33 P47

Elvis Presley ML420.P96 M34 2003

Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend ML420.M62 D38 2004

Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain ML420.C59 C76 2001

Imagine: John Lennon ML420.L38 S58 1988

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Cool at last?

Is cool returning to the campus? Alexandria facilities staff suggest that the air conditioning (switched off for repairs since Spring Break) may be restored this week.

After over three months of high interior temps, loud fans to combat the heat, schedule confusion as classes move to new locations -- the end may be in sight!

Please be advised that even when the ac comes back online there will be a period of adjustment while the system is tested and recalibrated.
Meanwhile, beat the heat with a cool read:

Cool comfort : America’s romance with air-conditioning TH7687 .A25 2002