• Library News,  Natural Sciences,  Technology

    The Physics of . . .

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant . . . just about everything! A new book display in the Baker Reading Room brings together over a dozen books from the Ohrstrom Library collection that share a common thread: They all have “The Physics of” as part of their titles.  Beyond that connection it is a very diverse selection, covering topics that range from sports, music and sailing, to NASCAR, Star Trek, Superheros, and even James Bond movies. Did you know that: A baseball compresses from a round shape to an elliptical one when the bat-ball impact approaches 140 MPH? When a hockey puck is tilted at a positive angle relative to the…

  • Library News

    New Book Display: Black History Month 2009

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant The Quest for Citizenship in the Americas –  this year’s theme for Black History Month –  is the inspiration for a book display now on view in the Baker Reading Room.  Library Assistant Meredith MacLeod has assembled a wide range of books that inform and illuminate this powerful and resonant theme. Each year, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History chooses a theme for Black History Month. This year’s theme celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP.  The ASALH website offers this description of the theme: A century ago, an interracial group of Americans joined together and formed…

  • History,  Library News

    New Book Display: Inauguration 2009

    Sandra Chauvin – Circulation Librarian In honor of the historic Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, the staff at Ohrstrom Library has assembled a display of related materials. Please take a moment during the next week or two to learn about other Presidential inaugurations in such books as The inaugural addresses of twentieth-century American presidents edited by Halford Ryan (353.03 In1R) and Lincoln’s greatest speech: the second inaugural by Ronald C. White Jr. (Big. L638W5).   Listen to the actual voice of FDR give three of his inaugural addresses on the recording FDR: nothing to fear (CD Biog.  R6772). Learn more about what experiences have shaped and inspired…

  • Fine Arts,  Library News

    New Book Display: Graphic Novels

    Lisa Laughy -Archives Assistant In response to growing student interest, Ohrstrom Library is expanding its collection of graphic novels. The library staff is celebrating the influx of these engaging new books with a colorful display in the Baker Reading Room featuring over 20 new graphic novels.  They represent a mixture of artistic styles and genres including biographies, autobiographies, fantasy, and literature.  Here are the highlights of a few of the titles: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi – her award winning memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution Beowulf adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds – a visually compelling graphic novel of the ancient classic. Three Shadows by Cyril…