Monday, October 21, 2013

Read a spooky book

Celebrate the spirit of Halloween with on of these scary titles:

The Days of the Dead
GT 4995 A4 G74 1991
Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead
GT 4995 A4 B73 2006
The Mexican Day of the Dead
GT 4995A4 M49 1994
Haunted History : Washington D.C.
AV BF 1472. U^ W3873x 2009
Weird Virginia
F 224.3 .B34x 2007
We Are What We Celebrate
GT 3930 .W37 2004
The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead
BF 1556 . M46 2011 c.3
Ghosts and Haunted Places
BF 1461 .G86 2008
The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts
BF 1472 .G7 D38 2007
PR 6037 .T617 D7 1997 c.5
The Works of Edgar Allen Poe
PS2601 .A1 2003 v.2
PR 5397 .F7 2012
PN 3435 .N45 2012
Salem’s Lot
PS3561 .I483 S25 2000
PR5397 H58 2007 c.3
Fables: Legends in Exile
PN6727 .W52 F33 2012
Spellbound: A Time of Myth and Magic
BF1589 .A54 2002

Friday, October 18, 2013

Celebrate Trafalgar Day

October 16th is Trafalgar Day, commemorating Admiral Lord Nelson's crushing naval victory over the combined French and Spanish fleets.

Read up on the Nelson, or the history of the battle or the Royal Navy with one of these titles:

Adkins, Roy.  Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle that Changed the World.  DA88.5 1805 A35 2005

Black, Jeremy.  A Military History of Britain from 1775 to the Present.  DA65 B53 2006

Ferguson, Niall.  Empire: The Rise and Demise o the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power.  DA16 F67 2003

Herman, Arthur.  To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World.  VA454 H4 2005

Howarth, David.  Lord Nelson, The Immortal Memory.  DA87.1 N4 H63 1989

Palmer, Michael.  Command at Sea: Naval Command and Control Since the Sixteenth Century.  VB212 P36 2005

Tombs, Robert.  That Sweet Enemy: Britain and France: The History of a Love-Hate Relationship.  DA47.1 T58 2008

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Worried about the National Debt?

Or are you having an unplanned "vacation" thanks to the government shut-down?

Why not read up on the National Debt, causes, potential solutions, and a range of views:

·         One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe (HJ8106 .W75x 2008)

·         The National Debt of the United States, 1941 to 2008 (HJ8119 .K45 2008)

·         The Big Lie: How Our Government Hoodwinked the Public, Emptied the S.S. Trust Fund and Caused the Great Economic Collapse (HJ2051 .S5752 2009)

·         Deficit: Why Should I Care? (HJ8119 .B87 2012)

·         White House Burning: the Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You (HJ8101 .J64 2012)

·         A Nation of Takers: America's Entitlement Epidemic (HJ2051 .E27 2012)

·         Blame Welfare, Ignore Poverty and Inequality (HV95 .H257 2007)

·         Welfare (Opposing Viewpoints) (HV91 .W46632 2012)

·         The Politics of Policy Change: Welfare, Medicare, and Social Security Reform in the United States (HN65 .B423 2012)

·         The Health Care Reform Act (KF3605 .G65 2012)

·         Government Entitlements (HV95 .B78 2012)

·         The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans (JK2265 .E38 2012)

·         The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America (JK2261 .B84 2007)

·         A People's Guide to the Federal Budget (HJ2051 .P476 2012)

·         The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works (HB171 .T36 2012)

·         Government Spending (Opposing Viewpoints) (HJ7537 .G686 2013)

·         The Federal Budget (Opposing Viewpoints) (HJ2051 .F388 2010)

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Fight Censorship. Read a Banned Book

September 21-28 is Banned Book Week.  The Library observed its commitment to freedom to read by displaying books that have been challenged in the last decade.

A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.

Fifty Shades Freed (2012)

Popular Reading

Twilight (2010)

Popular Reading

Arming America (Top 00-09)

HV8059 .B395 2000

Animal Farm (Classics)

PR6029.R8 A63X

1984 (Classics)

PR6029.R8 N49 2002

Golden Compass (Top 00-09)

PR6066.U44 G6x 2006

Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone (Top 00-09)

PR6068.O93 H371x 1998

The Satanic Verses (Classics)

PR6068.U757 S27 1989

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Classics)

PS3515.U789 T5 2006

Invisible Man (Classics)

PS3555.L625 I5353 1999

Grendel (Top 00-09)

PS3557.A712 G7 1989

Snow Falling on Cedars (Top 00-09)

PS3557.U846 S65 1994

To Kill a Mockingbird (2010)

PS3562.E353 T6 1999

Beloved (2012)

PS3563.O8749 B4 1998

Things They Carried

PS3565.B75 T48 2011

Slaughterhouse-Five (Top 00-09)

PS3572.O5 S638 2011

The Kite Runner (2012)

PS3608.O832 K58 2004b

The Lovely Bones (Top 00-09)

PS3619.E26 L68 2002

According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, there were 464 reported attempts to remove or restrict materials from schools and libraries in 2012 and more than 17,700 attempts since 1990, when the ALA began to record book challenges.