Monday, August 25, 2008

Many are Called but Few are Chosen

Monday, August 25, 2008
Books about the nomination, nominees, conventions, and more
These books are on display at the Reference Desk.

Reference Collection
National Party Conventions 1831-2004 JK2255.N373 2006
Elections A to Z JK 1976.M57 2008
Encyclopedia of the American Presidency 2 v0l.JK 511-E53 1994

Books to check out
Edwards, G.C. (2004) Why the Electoral College is Bad for America. JK529.E38 2004
Geer, J.G. (1989). Nominating Presidents JK 522.G44 1989
Gerth, J. & Van Natta, Jr., D. (2007). Her Way.E887.C55 G47 2007
Han, L.C. & Heldman, C. , Eds. (2007) . Rethinking Madam President: Are We Ready for a
Woman in the White House?
JK616.R373 2007
Judah, C. & Smith, G.W. (1962). The Unchosen: The Presidential Nomination--and Nine
Famous American Statesman Who sought it. JK2255.J8
McCain, John. Worth The Fighting For E840.8.M467 A3 2003
Mendell, D. (2007) Obama: From Promise to Power E901.1.O23 M46 2007
Obama, B. (2006) Audacitry of Hope E901.1.O23 A3 2006
Pleasants, J.M. (2004) Hanging Chads: The Inside Story of the 2000 Presidential Recount in
JK 5262000.P58 2004
Reiter, H.L. (1985). Selecting the President: The Nominating Process in Transition.
JK521.R45 1985.
Schramm, M. (1987). The Great American Video Game E839.5.S35 1987
Watson, R.A. (1980)The Presidential Contest JK524.W38

Friday, August 8, 2008


Friday, August 8, 2008
This month, instead of a printed list, check out the Shelfari on the right to see books owned by the library about the Olympics. These books and more are currently on display behind the reference desk.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Readers Advisory

Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I have been busy working with the new upgrade of delicious and found a perfect set of links from Librarian in Black for them. My sets are here, here, and here as well as other tags. Enjoy. [via]

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Women's History Month 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008
8Oates, Stephen A. A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War E 621.024 1994

Stebner, Eleanor. The Women of Hull House: A Guide in Spirituality, Vocation, and Friendship (Jane Addams) HV 4196.C4 S74 2006

Freedman, Russell. A Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marion Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights ML 3930.A5 F73 2004

Oden, Amy. In Her Words: Women’s Writings in the History of Christian Thought (Elizabeth Cady Stanton) a collection of writings BV 639.W7 I5 1994

Brooks, Paul. The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work QH 31.C33 B7

Groothuis, Rebecca Merrill. Women Caught in the Conflict: The culture war between traditionalism and feminism BV 639.W7 G76 1994

Schroeder, Alan. Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman E 444.T82 S37 1996

Scharf, Lois. Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of American Liberalism E807.1.R48 S34 1987

Ward, Geoffrey C. Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. HQ 1412.W36 1999

On My Own: The Years Since the White House (Eleanor Roosevelt)
E 807.1.R424

Humez, Jean McMahon. Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories E 444.T82 H86 2003

Keiler, Allan. Marian Anderson ML 420.A6 K45 2000

Banner, Lois W. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Right is Ours HQ 1413.S67 S54 2007

Steinberg, Alfred. Mrs. R: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt E 807.1.R59

Davis, Allen Freeman. American Heroine: The Life and Legend of Jane Addams HV 28.A35 D38

Nolan, Jeannette. The Story of Clara Barton of the Red Cross HV 569.B3 N6

Diliberto, Gioia. A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams HV 40.32.A33 D56

Pryor, Elizabeth Brown. Clara Barton: Professional Angel HV 569.B3 P78 1987

Beckett, Wendy. A World of Our Own Women as Artists Since the Renaissance N8354.B67

Heller, Nancy. Women Artists N8354.H45 1993

Rosen, Randy and Catherine Coleman Brawer. Making Their Mark: Woman Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-85 N6512.M27 1989

Martin Luther King


The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
E185.97.K5 A52 1998

I Have A Dream E185.61.K53 1997

A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
E185.97.A25 1991

Threshold of a new Decade: January 1959-Dec 1960: The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. E185.97.K5 A2 2005

Bruns, R. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A
Biography E185.97.K5 B77 2006

Burrow,R. God and Human Dignity:
The Personalism, Theology, and
Ethics of Martin Luther King,
Jr.B828.6.B 86 2006


Baldwin, L. To Make the Wounded
Whole: The Cultural Legacy of Martin
Luther King, Jr. E184.97.K5 B353

Branch, T. Parting the Waters: America in
the King Years 1954-1963.
E185.61. B7914 1989

Branch, T. Pillar of Fire: America in the
King Years 1963-65 E185.61.87915

Dyson, M.E. I May Not Get There With
Your: The True Martin Luther King,
Jr. E185.97.K5 D997 2000

Friedly, M. & Gallen, D. Martin Luther
King, Jr.: The FBI File
E184.97.K5 G35 1993

Garrow, D.J. Bearing the Cross:
Martin Luther King, J., and the
Southern Christian Leadership
Conference E185.97.K5 G36

Ivory, L.D. Toward a Theology of
Radical Involvement: The
Theological Legacy of Martin
Luther King, Jr. BX4827.K53 I96

Jackson, T.F. From Civil Rights to
Human Rights: Martin Luther
King, Jr. and the Struggle for
Economic Justice E185.97.K5
J34 2007

McKnight, G.D. The Last Crusade:
Martin Luther King, Jr., the FBI
and the Poor People’s Campaign
E185.97.K5 M38 1998

Posner, G. Killing the Dream:
James Earl Ray and the
Assassination of Martin Luther
King, Jr. E185.97.K5 P67 1998

Children’s Books

Farris, C. My Brother Martin: A
Sister Remembers Growing up
with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. E185.97.K5 F37 2003


Nobel Prize Biography

The King Center
Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute

Time 100: Ways Martin Luther King affected history

Not in library but worth reading

Washington, James M.. Ed.I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches that Changed the World

Jazz and Poetry Month : April 2008

This year marked a change in our display methods and we have been doing fewer brochures as a result.

Poetry 180
Come find a poem a day given here.

Poetry and Literacy Center
The Library of Congress Site provides abundant links to information about poetry in America. Clearly poetry is alive and well.

Lyrical Legacy
While not all lyrics start out as poems, many poems are treated as lyrics.

Jazz websites

Smithsonian Jazz
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Smithsonian Jazz site celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) with features on Ramsey Lewis and Ella Fitzgerald. Information on how to celebrate JAM is also given.
Jazz Institute
of Chicago
Founded in 1969. this site supports jazz activities in the Chicago Area

Jazz Resources at Rutgers
An extensive collection of jazz resources is given here.

Jazz on the Screen
Find out how jazz influence movies.
Digital Library Jazz Collection
Listen and locate jazz recordings at the Library of Congress.

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
Ref.ML102.3.J3 N48 2001

Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz
Ref. ML103.J3 F39 1999


Gershator, Phyllis & David. Summer is Summer PZ8.3.G3235. Sum 2006

Myers, Walter Dean. Jazz PZ8.3.M9954 Jaz 2006

Martin, Bill. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Oversize PZ8.3/M418 Ch1989.

Wilson, Karma. Frog in the Bog. PZ8.3.W6976 On 2003

Hughes, Langston. Dream Keeper and Other Poems. PS3515.U 274 D7 1994
Langston Hughes’ poems are often set to a jazz rhythm. Try reading them aloud for best effect.

Not in library

Clinton, Catherine and Alcorn, Stephen. I Too sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry

Friday, March 14, 2008

National Poetry Month

Friday, March 14, 2008
April is fast approaching and we are going to celebrate National Poetry Month and reading poetry for fun. This blog is starting by a short quiz. I may add other questions as we go along.
Good poetry is like sandburs in that bits and pieces will stick to me long after I've finished with the poem. I find verses from the Psalms, humorous pieces and rhyming aphorisms appear unbidden like unintentional RSS feeds from my mind. Of course, committing poetry to memory doesn't hurt the process.

I need to go back through the old lists here and identify those about poetry. One is all about finding poems about trees--better than the Val Kilmer poem.
Let me know your favorite. Let's enjoy them together.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Challenge

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
My latest post at the In Season Christian Librarian is a response to the Book A Month Challenge's February Challenge. One of the reasons to subscribe to this site is that it emphasizes more than just current books. This site is going on the links to this page.
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