Tuesday, June 30, 2009

update on dcps/dcpl booklists

here they are... and i definitely spy some glbt books in there!
transport yourself back to high school and
read all those books you could never find the time for.


Monday, June 22, 2009

hearing of the week

The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009
Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226
10:00 a.m.


dcps bans glbt titles from summer reading lists?

read about it on the school library journal blog.

update here!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ray Bradbury loves libraries!

image source: nytimes

Literary legend Ray Bradbury says...

“Libraries raised me...I don’t believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.”

"Yahoo called me eight weeks ago...They wanted to put a book of mine on Yahoo! You know what I told them? ‘To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet.'"

Read the rest of the article here!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

hearing of the week

image source: flickr.com/wcamlin

U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
holds a business meeting!

They will discuss amendments on the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act, and the Great Lakes Legacy Act of 2002.

Should be a good show.
Thursday 6/18
9:30 am
Dirksen 406.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

glbt pride book displays

image source: www.flickr.com/photos/pakgwei/

cruise by the 2nd floor east lobby and peruse the sociology and religion book displays in commemoration of glbt history and the 40th anniversary of the stonewall riots. pick up a few books and a copy of President Obama's National GLBT month proclamation too!

some highlights:
locas: the maggie and hopey stories - jamie hernandez
741.5973 H557

queer 13: lesbian and gay writers recall 7th grade
- ed. clifford chase
372.1826 Q3

que(e)rying religion: a critical anthology
- ed. gary david comstock
200.8664 Q35

reading the l word - outing contemporary television
- ed. kim akass
791.4565 R287

stonewall: the riots that started the gay revolution
- david carter
306.766 C3233

transgender history
- susan stryker
306.768 S928

check out http://www.capitalpride.org/ for upcoming festivities!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

hearing of the week

image source: wikipedia

"The Legal, Moral, and National Security Consequences
of 'Prolonged Detention'"

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Room 226 Dirksen
Chairman Feingold presiding

"The Continued Importance of the Violence Against Women Act"
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Room 226 Dirksen
Guest starring: Gabrielle Union

the committee on the judiciary is where it's at this week. http://judiciary.senate.gov/

Monday, June 8, 2009

monday night fun!

image source: flickr commons

make the quick trip from MLK library over toE street cinema tonight - i wish that i could! catch Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser and food safety advocate Barb Kowalcyk on a panel with the filmmakers of "Food Inc." one of the latest docs on the food industry and how we eat.

update: the screening is full!

check out http://www.foodincmovie.com/ for more info on the film
and the nytimes article on it here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Study from Utrecht University in the Netherlands Shows Most People Replace Friends Every 7 Years

image source: Arizona state government

A new study by sociologist Gerald Mollenhorst of Utrecht University in the Netherlands indicates that people replace close friends with new ones every seven years. The conclusion of the study was that our social networks tend to remain about the same size.

If you are interested in learning more about friendships visit DCPL's Social Sciences Division. We have a diverse collection of books on meeting people and maintaining friendships.

This list is includes some of the more recent titles:

Bisexual Women: Friendship and Social Organization. –Marlene Paz Galupo
306.765 B6216

Friendship: An Exposé. - Joseph Epstein
302.34 E646

I Can Tell Her Anything: The Power of Girl Talk - Annette Annechild
302.34 A6137

The Girls: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship-Nina Barrett
305.244 B274

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship- Jeffrey Zaslow 305.4092 Z38

Some of My Best Friends: Writings on Interracial Friendship. – Emily Bernard
302.34 S693

The Red Hat Society: Fun and Friendship after Fifty - Sue Ellen Cooper
305.244 B274

Friend or Frenemy?: A Guide to the Friends You Need and the Ones You Don't. Andrea Lavinthal
302.3408 L412

Monday, June 1, 2009

mas libros!

I know I know...I just posted on Friday that we received some new books... but today we got fifty more and boy do they look good!

The food of a younger land : a portrait of American food : before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional : from the lost WPA files - Mark Kurlansky
394.1209 F686

Catching fire : how cooking made us human - Richard Wrangham
394.12 W941

What we leave behind - DerrickJensen
304.28 J54

Faces from the land : twenty years of Powwow tradition - Ben Marra
394 M358

Democracy in print: the best of the progressive magazine 1909-2009 - Matthew Rothschild, ed.
320.573 D383

hearing of the week

image source: library of congress commons

Challenges and opportunities for US-China cooperation on climate change
thursday june 4
10 am
419 Dirksen Senate building