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Check out our New Books!

If you need a break from studying (correction: WHEN you need a break from studying) be sure to take home and read some of our new books! The John Spellman Library has a great little selection of interesting and fun titles. Here are just a few…


Moby Duck by Donovan Hohn tells the “…true story of 28,000 bath toys lost at sea and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools, including the author, who went in search of them”.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. This companion-novel to the bestselling book To Kill a Mockingbird features the same characters, and tells a new story revolving around “civil rights tensions and political turmoil” in Scout’s hometown of Maycomb County, Alabama.

Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe. This non-fiction books tells the “…account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq [and] reveals how their military service affected their friendships, their personal lives, and their families”.

The Resilient Investor by Hal Brill, Michael Kramer, and Christopher Peck. “This trailblazing guide will expand your ideas of investing way beyond Wall Street. Your time, your energy, and the things you own are investments too, and you’ll learn to diversify them in ways that move you toward your life goals.”

The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and its Legacy by Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein, and the History Link Staff. This lovely book details the preparation that went into the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, WA. Vivid photos and commentary tell the story of the whole process from start to finish, and ends with the how the Seattle Center is still a robust place for culture and art in the present-day.

Possession by A.S. Byatt. This national bestselling novel follows two young scholars who research and trace the steps of two Victorian poets. “As they uncvoer their letters, journals and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire…what emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passions and ideas.”

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World by Rachel Swaby. “…Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known.”

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. The authors of this non-fiction book “…explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality.” This will be an interesting read for sure!

And we have many more!!

All of these books can be found near the entrance of the library, on the ‘New Books‘ shelf. Ask a librarian for help! And enjoy these reads!



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Summer reading display

If you’re trying to fit in some fun reading this summer, check out the display in the library reading lounge.

From classics like Emma by Jane Austen to modern novels like Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie, you’re sure to find something to love!

(and there’s even some Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey thrown in, yee haw!)

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Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day 2011 check out these earth-friendly ebooks!

Going green a wise consumer’s guide to a shrinking planet by Sally Kneidel and Sadie Kneidel.

Picture yourself going green step-by-step instruction for living a budget-conscious, earth-friendly lifestyle in eight weeks or less by Erinn Morgan.

There will be a Sustainability Fair in the HUB on Monday the 25th. Come by and learn more about ebooks and other topics.

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Today, March 2nd, is the birthday of beloved author Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss.

Read more about this amazing man at

Because of his contributions to the reading development of so many young people, the National Education Association declared his birthday Read Across America day!

So, put your cat in a hat, a wocket in your pocket and oh, the places you’ll go!

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New Books in the library

Take a look at some of the new titles we have recently added to the library.

These are located on the “New Books” shelf and can be checked out, just like our regular books.

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