• Natural Sciences,  New Books

    Botanical Reads for Spring

    The last traces of winter are finally behind us, and SPS is in full bloom! This month, you can grow your garden of knowledge through these plant-centered reads.   A comprehensive and visually appealing botanical compendium:   Plant: Exploring the Botanical World Phaidon Press Editors Phaidon Press 2016 704.9 C55P (shelved with the dictionaries on the main floor)   “Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected…

  • New Books

    Judging a Book by Its Cover

    In this month’s Judging a Book by Its Cover post, we highlight books from our new McNaughton Collection. The McNaughton Collection books are recently released books from the McNaughton® book leasing subscription service. If you are looking for your books to be fresh off the presses, sometimes even on the day of its release, come on over to the Baker Reading Room of Ohrstrom Library and have a look at the McNaughton Collection.   The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett Viking Feb. 2017 Call Number: McN L “Charlie Lovett’s diverting The Lost Book of the Grail is a mystery, a history, a pleasure—and a treasure. Find yourself…

  • Library News,  New Books

    Fun Fiction Reads with McNaughton

    When you’re looking for your next fiction book, be sure to stop by our new collection in the Baker Reading Room! The library now receives the latest popular fiction releases through McNaughton subscription services. Here are a few titles to check out on your next visit to Ohrstrom!   If you’re a fan of not-so-far-fetched sci-fi…   New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson Orbit 2017 MCN R   “A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312, and Aurora. The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it…

  • Library News,  New Books

    So Many New Books!

    We have so many new books available - browse the shelves in Baker Reading Room and check something out today! #ohrstromlibrary #newbooks #bakerreadingroom #newfiction #newmovies #readsomething #iamsps

  • New Books

    Judging a Book by its Cover

    Here is another selection of great books with great covers to be found on the New Book Shelves in the Baker Reading Room at Ohrstrom Library.   The Inquisitor’s Tale, or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz Dutton Children’s Books 2016 Call Number: Fiction G36 A 2017 Newbery Honor Book “What Gidwitz accomplishes here is staggering. ‘The Inquisitor’s Tale’ is equal parts swashbuckling epic, medieval morality play, religious polemic and bawdy burlesque, propelling us toward a white-knuckle climax where three children must leap into a fire to save…a Talmud. And yet, the rescue of this single book feels like higher stakes than any world-incinerating superhero…