Bring Your Mug
The coffee's on us.
We'll also have tea and the occasional treat to help keep your energy up.
In addition to providing free coffee & tea, the library will also be open extended hours May 7th through 15th.
Check the library hours page for a complete schedule.
Good luck with your final projects and exams!
Thrillers send chills along the shelves of our Relax & Read books.
The Sanctuary by Ted Dekker
A priest serving a life sentence for murder must find a way to protect the woman in his life who is receiving death threats.
Frozen Heat by Richard Castle
The Panther by Nelson DeMille
on the popular tv show Castle, NYPD detective Nikki Heat sets out again
with consultant Jameson Rook to solve another murder.
Husband and wife anti-terrorist team are in over their heads while they search for an elusive and dangerous mastermind in Yemen.
The library (and college) will be closed on Good Friday, Saturday, and Easter Sunday. We'll be open on Monday April 1 from 6pm until midnight. See the library hours page on our website for a full schedule of hours.
It is the Year of the Arts here at Edgewood College, and do we have some interesting art books for you. Take a look...
Dürer by Norbert Wolf
Albrecht Dürer was der Meister of late medieval German art. “The visuals are simply stunning. This folio-size volume contains about 200 high-quality illustrations ranging from the 15 full-page woodcuts of The Apocalypse (1498) to rare color reproductions of almost every extant painting viably attributed to Dürer. The details are invaluable… Ultimately, this is a generally sound and visually unparalleled book for an introductory overview of Albrecht Dürer.” – A.V. Coonin. Choice
The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951 by Mason Klein and Catherine Evans
The photographs are “well-reproduced, comprehensive, and representative selection of 150 images made by a wide range of members over [the Photo league’s] lifetime… The research and writing are serious and engaging. This informative survey will inspire further research, publications, and exhibitions of this major component of the history of American photography, particularly in terms of what makes a photograph (or series of photographs) effective politically, documentarily, artistically, or in a powerful combination thereof.. -- C. Chiarenza, Choice.
Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures by Alisa LaGamma
Metropolitan Museum of Art curator LaGamma here provides a view into the long tradition of leadership portrait sculpture in Africa. This exhibition catalogue strikes a nice balance between a beautifully photographed coffee-table-type catalogue and a well-synthesized cultural study. Not only is the text a well-referenced survey of the visual works, it also provides a clear summary of the historical, cultural, and political backgrounds of each society represented. - M. Miller. Choice
Eye to eye: European Portraits 1450-1850 by Richard Rand and Kathleen M. Morris
Many of these portraits are relatively unknown, while some have been collected only recently. The catalogue serves the purpose of bringing these portraits to the attention of a wide audience, while the excellent plates, illustrating both the full works and telling details, afford access to the distinctive visual qualities of the originals. - R. Brilliant. Choice
Barbara Kruger by Alexander Alberro
[This book] does justice to the range of Kruger's experimentation and expression as she decodes cultural power relationships… Well-known works are extensively represented, as are little-known gems… Even those who think they know Kruger's work should brace themselves for a wonderful surprise. - J. Natal. Choice
See the library catalog for a full list of new art books.
Library hours for the week of spring break (starting March 10) are as follows:
- Sunday: 11am - 6pm
- Monday through Thursday: 7:30am - 8pm
- Friday: 7:30am - 6pm
- Saturday: 9am - 5pm
See our website for a full schedule of library hours
Everyone has time for a few short stories, so check out one of these collections from our Relax & Read shelves.
by Sherman Alexie
Some old, some new and always insightful, engaging and often outrageously funny.
Tenth Of December by George Sanders
Sanders is always original, sometimes bizarre but mostly just unique.
At Woomeroo by Daniel Quinn
These stories were written over a period of years while Quinn was working on his classic Ishmael.
This school year we have acquired quite a few new music CDs, musical scores, and books on music.
The standout is the fascinating Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization by Steward Isacoff. Although the history behind the tuning of today’s pianos is largely unknown to us moderns, its history is nothing short of amazing and that the tuning used on today’s pianos was once regarded as an offence to nature and God. The heated debates on tuning involved some of the greatest minds of the Western World, such as Pythagoras, Plato, da Vinci, Galileo, Newton.
Our CD collection has received the proverbial shot in the arm, with special attention to filling in some gaps in our classical collection, but other genres received loving attention also. Below are some standout titles.Black Woman
by Sonny Sharrock. Picked by Wire Magazine as one of the 100 records which set the world on fire, and that probably isn’t a bad description either. This is Mr. Sharrock’s 1969 free jazz outing with then-wife Linda and Dave Burrell, Norris Jones, Ted Daniel and Milford Graves. Imagine, if you will, a mix of free jazz, soul, gospel influences. Nice!
by Kurt Weil This is a 2006 production of the opera in San Francisco. A bit reminiscent of his Three Penny Opera, it features the standards “The Bilbao Song” and “Surabaya Johnny,” but involves a plot that deals with a romantic link between a Chicago gangster and a member of the Salvation Army in the 1920’s, with the expected amount of social satire. Says AllMusic Guide, this “is an excellent account of [Weil’s] score.
by Henry Purcell. Purcell was one of the stars of English baroque music, and was dubbed the “Orpheus Britannicus” for his ability to mix piquant counterpoint with various word settings. This recording is one of his extraordinary instrumental music, recorded by the fantastic London Baroque.Girl On Fire
by Alecia Keyes. This Ms. Keyes’ latest and she collaborated with her
longtime song writing partner Krucial along with Gary Clarke Jr., Jamie
XX, Jeff Bhaskaker and others. This is a contemporary recording, but
with a nod to classic R&B.
by Dr. John. Attention Black Keys fans, yes that is Dan Auerbach on guitar, and he is playing at the feet of the maestro here, Dr. John. Says the New York Times: “The album is a departure for Dr. John, who on recent records has stuck close to the mix of New Orleans jazz, funk and soul that he has mined since the 1970s. But “Locked Down” sounds raw, with staccato songs set to urgent, turbulent grooves, their beats drawing as much from African pop music as from American R&B.”
The Hurricane That Hit Atlanta
by Rev. Johnny L. Jones. For those unfamiliar with gospel music, this might be just the place to start as this is a strong brew with hypnotic guitar riffs, groove-based and rollicking organ, clapping choirs and Rev. Jones’ very soulful vocal delivery; you might just think it was rock and roll, well, divine rock and roll. These recordings were taken from radio broadcasts that Rev. Jones put on in Atlanta, and they are stunning.The Expanding Universe
by Laurie Spiegel
. Ms. Spiegel is one of the godmothers of electronic music, and she was doing this stuff way before ambient, techno, electronica existed. Yes, this is music played on analogue synthesizers and features slowly evolving textures and complex rhythms. Oh, she’s also been rediscovered as her music appears in the movie version of The Hunger Games. Not to be missed.
You can browse through our lists of new music-related acquisitions from the library catalog.