Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day. To celebrate, check out one of these titles on love and romance:

Extravagant Expectations: New Ways to Find Romantic Love in America. HQ801 H7155 2011

Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romatic Love. BF575 L8 F53 2004

Modern Love: Romance, Intimacy and the Marriage Crisis. HQ503 S54 2003

Or watch a romantic movie: search the Library Catalog for "love and romance", limiting to Alexandria and Visual Materials.

Don't miss the chocolates at the Circulation Desk!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Super Bowl - Super Books

More Americans watch the Super Bowl than vote in presidential elections. Cities compete for the lucrative rights to host a game, and ad agencies, merchandisers, security personnel, and celebrity party planners quarterback their own teams starting a year in advance. Super Bowl Sunday is a national holiday for sports fans, who purchase 1.5 million large-screen TVs in the week before the game, attend one of 7.5 million parties, and eat more food than on any day other than Thanksgiving.

Read up on the big game with these titles:

America's Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation. GV954 M32 2004

The Billion Dollar Game : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Day in American Sport Super Bowl Sunday. GV956.2 S8 S7 2009

The Ultimate Super Bowl Book. GV956.2 S8 M36 2009

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Power to the People

School Library Petition Exceeds 25,000 Signatures.

Media specialists and other library supporters made their voices heard on an online petition asking the Obama Administration to make school libraries a national priority. Read more about this grassroots activism at School Library Journal.