May you march into spring with fresh, local food!
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way To health
“The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, avoid heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, the right food is the best medicine"
PolyCultures: Food Where We Live (DVD)
Fresh in the city
Four seasons of corn: A Winnebago tradition
Twelve-year-old Russell in St. Paul learns from his Hochunk grandfather, in the midst his modern life of computers, hockey, and football.
Also support the annual garden plant sale, Thursday (5/5) at 2-4:30 in front of Predolin. There will be many varieties of tomatoes, peppers (sweet and chilis), and basil. Woods Edge and the Environmental Studies program will also be selling spring salad greens.
Does the end of the semester have you stressed out? The library can help you get through it!
To keep your energy up, we'll have free coffee and the occasional treat beginning Monday, May 2.
Bring your mug!
To give you extra time to study, we'll be open extended hours starting Monday, May 2 (most nights until 1am). See the library hours page for details.
If you're having research trouble, or questions on citing
sources in your final papers, the library can help you with that too.
Just ask a librarian!
Thrillers and mysteries sneak around on our relax & read shelves.
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
A very unconventional lawyer cheats and charms his way to justice for clients that seem beyond help.
Career Of Evil by Robert Galbraith
When a detective’s assistant is harassed with horrible gifts, he sets out to track the four people from his past that he feels might be responsible.
American Blood by Ben Sanders
former undercover cop who is now ordered to stay low key in the witness
protection system can’t resist getting involved in a missing person’s
April is National Poetry Month – don’t be afraid, it’s really a good thing.
While the thought of rereading Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf may have you trembling and a volume of William Butler Yeats may put you off, We dare you to find a nice quiet chair where the sun will warm you, with your favorite beverage within reach and allow yourself to dig into someone else’s view of the world and the human condition.
We have added an excellent selection of contemporary collections that we’re sure will break your poetry phobia. And to make it easy, they are waiting for you on the display as you enter the library.
Take up this challenge and see what you’ve been missing. Who knows, you might just find a new passion.
Here are our newest titles:
Since April is National Poetry Month there’s no better time to try your hand at writing some of your own. If you need some inspiration, try 30 Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month (PDF) from author Kelli Russell Agodon. There is a prompt for each day of the month to nudge you on your way to experiencing the fun of creating some awesome poems.
Library hours for Easter weekend include:
- Thursday, March 24, 7:30am - 8pm
- Friday, March 25, Closed
- Saturday, March 26, Closed
- Sunday, March 27, Closed
- Monday, March 28, 6pm - midnight
Hands down, the database to which the Humanities crowd should nearly live in, is The Historical New York Times
to find contemporaneous news stories on the topics that they are
studying. Trace the rise of Andy Warhol’s career? It’s there. Read
about Marcel Duchamp’s antics at the Armory Show? Yup. Follow the
Civil Rights movement. It’s there too.
The Historical New York Times is also an antidote to getting too caught up in our era.
So, hoarding is new right? Wrong. In 1947, New York had the Collyer Brothers, who perfected hoarding.
Urban bombings and terrorism are also new? No. For sixteen years, New York was terrorized by George Metesky, AKA The Mad Bomber.
Really, The Historical New York Times has all the news that is fit to print. You'll find a link to that database in the library's A-Z Resource List, the History Research Guide, and other related guides.
Library hours for Spring Break:
- Saturday March 12, 9am - 5pm
- Sunday March 13, 11am - 6pm
- Monday March 14 through Thursday March 17, 7:30am - 8pm
- Friday March 18, 7:30am - 6pm
- Saturday March 19, 9am - 5pm
- Sunday March 20, 11am - Midnight
See the library hours page for a full schedule.
This month, librarian John Elliott talks about Ancient Rome, and a Dickens' novel.
After reading about shipping disasters on the Mississippi River for the previous two months, I got bored with the 19th century and decided to go back 1900 or so years to Ancient Rome and read Mary Beard’s wonderful SPQR, her history of the first one thousand years of the Roman Empire. Did you know that Romulus and Remus were made up? True. Caligula, roughly translated, means “bootikins.” Cicero had a housing problem, i.e. he liked to purchase too many luxury villas and paid with personal checks. All that and more. A good read.
I then pined for modernity, and threw myself headlong back into the 19th century to start Charles Dickens’ Martin Chuzzlewit. Was Dickens’ not the king of the 19th century novel? Yes! Martin Chuzzlewit is 800 pages, has near paragraph-length sentences, and even has characters go off for a bad land deal in Illinois, Cairo in particular, which is known as “Eden” in the novel. OK, it will take me weeks to finish, but what else is there to do this month?