The library will be closed on Monday, July 4th. Happy Independence Day!
In this installment, Graduate Assistant, Sebastian Bisogno highlights autobiographies.
I am currently just under a hundred pages into John Cleese’s “So
Anyway”. “So Anyway” is an autobiographical book that begins with
Cleese’s three childhood memories and continues up to the forming of the
group that would create Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Cleese’s writing style should be recognizable to any fans of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, or with any of his later projects including his sitcom Fawlty Towers.
Cleese writes about the serious, the mundane and the amusing parts of
growing up in a way that I scarcely can get through paragraphs without
several laughs. I strongly recommend that anyone who has enjoyed the
Python brand of humor to consider getting or request a copy. If Monty
Python isn’t your thing, try reading the book of someone else who you
think makes brilliant works in another medium and see how that skill is
translated onto the page.
Here are just some of the autobiographies you can find here on the shelf:
If you’re still thinking about Memorial Day or want to continue
connecting to the experience of soldiers, I have some books I think can
help. The following three titles are novels written by veterans of their
respective wars that explore the difficulties and struggles experienced
by their fellow servicemen.
The Yellow Birds
is a fictional account of Private Bartle and Private Murphy by Iraq War
veteran Kevin Powers. The Yellow Bird follows their stories as the
characters suffer from the physical and, more importantly, the
psychological effects of combat and constant danger.
World War II, The Pacific
From Here to Eternity
is a fictional story about a Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt and First
Sargent Milton Anthony Warden by James Jones. Drawing from his
experience witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor during his service in
particular, James Jones has produced a hard but rewarding read that
communicates the feeling of the darker feeling of Jones’ experience of
Iraq and Afghanistan
by former Marine and Public Affairs Officer Phil Klay, is a series of
short stories that gives a portrayal of a range of experiences from
soldiers, a chaplain, and a Foreign Service Officer. Klay opens a window
on unglamorous but powerful personal dramas and experiences.
The library will be closed on May 30th for Memorial Day. Library hours resume on Tuesday, May 31.
We're implementing a new InterLibrary Loan system, called ILLiad (InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database).
ILLiad is an electronic system you use to request items through InterLibrary Loan. Benefits of ILLiad include:
- Faster delivery times.
- Better ability for us to get the items you want.
- Allow users to get information about their requests at any time (without having to contact the library).
- Allow users to request renewals without having to contact the library.
- Easier access to ILL data by library staff, allowing us to serve our users more efficiently.
We ask for your patience as we put this new system in place.
Please call (608-663-3300) or email (LibAnswers@edgewood.edu) with your questions about the new system.
As the fall semester approaches, we'll have training opportunities for those interested. Watch the library news for details.
Due to low use during summer evenings and weekends, the Library has
decided to reduce summer hours. Our new summer hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Library staff will continue to serve your after-hour research needs through our Ask a Librarian service. We will also offer limited after-hour appointments, which you can request through Ask a Librarian.
The library will continuously monitor user needs throughout the summer and may adjust hours as needed.
Please contact, Sylvia Contreras, Library Director firstname.lastname@example.org, with concerns or suggestions.
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.