The American pastime, now enjoying worldwide popularity, is the theme of this display in the 3000 S corridor of Booth Library. Pull out the peanuts and Cracker Jack, pop open a cold one, and settle in for a good read on the history of America’s most popular sport.
“21”: The Story of Roberto Clemente: a Graphic Novel
741.5973 C5915sa (Ballenger Teachers Center)
Baseball and the Bottom Line in World War II: Gunning for Profits on the Home Front
GV863 .A1 O25 2013
The Baseball Book
GV863 .A1 B3766 2011x
Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran
GV865 .H37 A3 2010
Chasing Baseball: Our Obsession with its History, Number, People, and Places
Dorothy Seymour Mills
GV863 .A1 M54 2010
Farewell to the Last Golden Era: the Yankees, the Pirates and the 1960 Baseball Season
GV863 .A1 M626 2011
Baseball Without Borders: the International Pastime
George G. Melch, Ed.
GV867 .B36 2006
Joe DiMaggio: the Long Vigil
GV865 .D5 C53 2011
Ted Williams: a Baseball Life
GV865 .W5 S44 2003
There Goes Ted Williams: the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived
796.357 W6758 ta
Ty and the Babe: Baseball’s Fiercest Rivals: a Surprising Friendship and the 1941 Has-Beens Golf Championship
GV865 .A1 S725 2007
We Are the Ship: the Story of Negro League Baseball
When the Game Changed: an Oral History of Baseball’s True Golden Age, 1969-1979
GV863 .A1 C376 2011
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!
Pop!: Design, Culture, Fashion, 1956 – 1976
NK1390 .R39 2012x
in 1960s America
NB212 .A67 2012
Miller’s collecting the 1960s
NK1125 .M34785 1999x
Rock ‘n’ Pop Stars
of the Sixties: Paper Dolls
ML3534 .T54 2001x
Readers can experience the spirit of the colorful, volatile, and transformational 1960s by reading novels set during this decade. Topics include the civil rights movement; the Vietnam draft and protests; second-wave feminism; the counterculture of drugs and rock ‘n’ roll; and the glitzy world of art, fashion, and film.
Some of the works in this exhibit were written during the ’60s, while others are historical novels that look back on and reimagine the era. All are available for checkout from Booth Library. The exhibit was curated by reference librarian Sarah Johnson.
The Air Between Us
Read & Relax PS3610.O3347 A67 2009x
The difficulties in bridging the racial divide in ’60s Revere, Mississippi.
An Angry-Ass Black Woman
Karen E. Quinones Miller
Read & Relax PS3563.I41335 Z46 2012
Autobiographical fiction; the author’s experience growing up poor in ’60s and ’70s Harlem.
Read & Relax PS3607.O4525 C66 2012
Two former lovers who came of age in the ’60s rekindle their relationship.
A Dual Inheritance
Read & Relax PS3558.E788 D82 2014x
Literary saga spanning decades which follows two men, former friends, who first met at Harvard in 1963.
Sena Jeter Naslund
Read & Relax PS3564.A827 F68 2003
The Civil Rights Movement in ’60s Birmingham, Alabama, as seen from many characters’ viewpoints, both black and white.
Read & Relax PS3614.I337 F74 2008x
A Michigan university student travels to Mississippi to help register voters during the Freedom Summer of 1964.
The Gallery of Vanished Husbands
Read & Relax PR6119.O455 G35 2013
A saga of the sexual revolution amid the 1960s art world.
Karen Tei Yamashita
Read & Relax PS3575.A44 I19 2010
A multi-viewpoint novel of the civil rights struggle in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the ’60s.
Last Night at the Blue Angel
PS3618.O85557 L37 2014
A mother-daughter tale set amid the jazz scene of 1960s Chicago.
Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
Best Sellers PS3563.O88456 L44 2013
In his 12th outing in Mosley’s crime series, private eye Easy Rawlins does some investigating along the Sunset Strip in ’60s LA.
Loss of Innocence
Richard North Patterson
Read & Relax PS3566.A8242 L67 2013
A young woman from a wealthy family on Martha’s Vineyard comes of age and begins questioning her family’s values during the troubled summer of 1968.
The Love Children
Read & Relax PS3556.R42 L68 2009
In this classic novel, a young woman gets drawn into the hippie scene in 1968 Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society
Amy Hill Hearth
Read & Relax PS3608.E274 M57 2012
A young Bostonian woman moves to Naples, Florida, in 1962 and becomes a radio host in the racially segregated Southern town.
More Than You Know
Read & Relax PR6072.I525 D43 2013x
In this glitzy epic saga, a privileged young woman falls in love with a working-class boy during the Swinging Sixties, and troubles arise when their relationship crumbles.
Best Sellers PS3559.L47 N38 2014
Dual-period crime fiction; Penn Cage, mayor of Natchez, Mississippi, confronts his beloved father’s possible involvement in the murder of an African-American nurse back in the ’60s.
Our Man in the Dark
Best Sellers PS3608.A7837 O97 2011
A noir thriller about the Civil Rights movement, fears of communism, mobsters, and the KKK in the story of a man working as an accountant for Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Pink Suit
Nicole Mary Kelby
PS3561.E382 P56 2014x
About the seamstress who crafted Jackie Kennedy’s iconic pink Chanel suit, which became a symbol of pain and endurance following JFK’s assassination.
Set the Night on Fire
Libby Fischer Hellmann
Read & Relax PS3608.E46 S48 2010
After her life is threatened, a woman struggles to uncover her father’s violent past in late ’60s Chicago, with its civil rights struggles and anti-war protests.
Best Sellers PS3562.E9213 S59 2003
The political and social changes sweeping across ’60s America finally reach young people living in the quiet city of Baltimore, Maryland.
Best Sellers PS3562.A969 S93 2009
A dark novel weaving together the big names of rock and roll, the Manson murders, underground filmmaking, and the drug culture of late ’60s America.
The Time of our Singing
Read & Relax PS3566.O92 T55 2004b
The artistic pursuits and personal journeys of three musically talented children in a mixed-race family during the troubled ’60s.
Valley of the Dolls
The top-selling book of 1966 follows three women over a 20-year period, from the Forties through the early Sixties, covering their glitzy social lives, their messy relationships, their recreational drug habits, and their involvement in the film industry.
Best Sellers PS3610.U17 V57 2013
A young woman gets involved with the Black Panther movement in 1960s San Francisco.
The Wednesday Sisters
Meg Waite Clayton
Read & Relax PS3603.L45 W43 2009x
The story of five very different women in the Bay Area in the late ’60s who form a strong friendship that lasts decades.
The books in this exhibit, part of the Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s program series, can be found on display in Booth Library’s third floor south hallway during fall 2014. Please stop by and check them out!
As part of the ongoing 1960s exhibit and programming in Booth this fall, Geology Professor Diane Burns has mounted a display table in the 3000 corridor in Booth Library entitled: “The Sixties and the Birth of Plate Tectonics” The poster and display explain how Geological Studies published in the 1960s unified centuries-old observations about the earth’s surface into a theory of plate tectonics. Burns writes in the poster:
“Wondering about the Earth and how it was formed and operated has intrigued people at least as far back as 300 BC, with observations noted about minerals, rocks and metals recognized at the time by folks such as Theophrastus (Greece) and Pliny the Elder (Rome).
Slowly over the next milennia, geological studies were proffered from disparate areas such as India (Abu al-Rayhan al-Biruni), China (ShenKuo) and Iran (IbnSida) detailing the processes of earthquakes, erosion, mountain formation and the like.
Study seemed to falter from ~1000 AD to the mid 1600s, when European scholars began publishing their observations on fossils, stratigraphy and some seminal laws that govern the Earth and its processes.
While people had been pondering the overarching physical mechanisms that shape the Earth for this entire time, it was not until the 1960s that a series of studies led to the Theory of Plate Tectonics. This theory, which states that the Earth’s surface is covered with tectonic plates that
are restlessly moving, creating and destroying rock material in the process, unified the scientific community’s thoughts as to how the Earth works. From this point forward, Geology was a modern science!”
The Reference collection has a number of valuable tools for researching Plate tectonics and Earth science, among them The Encyclopedia of Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics (Reference room, QE601 .E53 1987), and The Encyclopedia of Geology (Reference Room QE5 .E5155x 2005) .
Earth Science journal articles can be found in the comprehensive Earth Sciences Database GEOREF .
Professor Burns intends for the exhibit to educate but also entice students to take ESC1300 or ESC1310. Available at the table is a brochure stating: “Plate tectonics, dinosaurs, earthquakes, volcanoes, gold, diamonds and oil…all of it happening or found on Earth – and you can easily find out more about them! You HAVE to take a Gen Ed Science with lab class – why not explore the cool stuff and fulfill that requirement at the same time? Try ESC 1300 (Introduction to Earth Science) or ESC 1320 (Geology of National Parks) in the spring semester and find out more about your Earth!” Professor Diane Burns is available at 1039 Physical Sciences Building or firstname.lastname@example.org
“It is not an exaggeration to state that he pulls back a curtain to allow us a view of the divine.” —Robyn G. Peterson, curator of art at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California; reflecting on the photographic work of Ansel Adams, examples of which are featured below.
Born Feb. 2, 1902, near San Francisco, Ansel Adams developed a love for nature early on and spent his 60-year career producing images that would reveal nature’s beauty to others. His philosophy and the guiding principles behind his work are detailed in his memoir, Ansel Adams, an Autobiography, published just after his death in 1984 at age 82. Another book that celebrates Adams’ work, Ansel Adams at 100, was published in 2002. These books and others about photography and the significant contribution of Ansel Adams to that art are highlighted in a book display in the library’s 3000 S corridor. The display, which also includes instructional books on digital photography, is being offered in support of Tarble Arts Center’s “Ansel Adams Masterworks” exhibit (Aug. 16 – Oct. 19, 2014).
Here’s what you’ll find on the book display:
Ansel Adams, an Autobiography
By Ansel Adams
TR140 .A3 A33 1985
Ansel Adams at 100
By John Szarkowski
TR647 .A236 2001
Author Photo: Portraits, 1983 – 2002
By Marion Ettlinger
TR681 .A85 E88 2003
The Portfolios of Ansel Adams
By Ansel Adams
TR654 .A34 1981x
Digital Landscape & Nature Photography for Dummies
By Doug Sahlin
TR721 .S23x 2011
The Photographer’s Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos
By Michael Freeman
TR183 .F754 2011x
Digital Landscape Photography: in the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters
By Michael Frye
TR660 .F79 2010x
Digital Macro and Close-up Photography for Dummies
By Tom Clark
TR684 .C42x 2011
Digital Photography Composition for Dummies
By Tom Clark
TR179 .C54 2011x
Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques
By Harold Davis
TR660 .D37x 2011
How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers
By Jeffrey Ian
TR183 .J44 2008
Photo Art: Photography in the 21st Century
By Uta Grosenick and Thomas Seelig, eds.
TR655 .P48813 2007
Pirkle Jones: California Photographs
By Pirkle Jones
TR820.5 .J66 2001
The New York Times Magazine Photographs
By Kathy Ryan, ed.
TR820.5 .N49 2011x
Listen to the Trees
By John Sexton
TR726 .T7 S48 1994
Visions of the Big Sky: Painting and Photographing the Northern Rocky Mountain West
By Dan L. Flores
N8214.5 .U6 F58 2010
Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: the Essential Guide to Digital Techniques
By Alan L. Detrick
TR684 .D48 2008
Illinois: Seasons of Light
By Robert Shaw
TR721 .S525 1997x
Close to Home: the Landscapes, Wildlife and Hidden Beauty of Central Illinois
By Chris Young
TR721 .Y68 2000x
FSA: the American Vision
By Gilles Mora
TR820.5 .B736 2006
Perpetual Mirage: Photographic Narratives of the Desert West
By May Castleberry, ed.
F590.7 .C27 1996
Photographing Children: Photo Workshop
By Ginny Felch
TR681 .C5 F45 2011x
Posing Beauty: African American Images, from the 1890s to the Present
By Deborah Willis
TR680 .W53 2009
By Paola Gianturco
TR681 .W6 G53 2004
Photographing Your Family: and All the Kids and Friends and Animals Who Wander Through Too
By Joel Sartore
TR681 .F28 S38 2008
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
By Kristen Gresh
TR646.17 G74 2013
By Annie Leibovitz
TR681 .W6 L34 1999
Memorial day is past, but we couldn’t let this post gather e-dust until next spring
In tribute to heroes past and present, fallen and serving, we offer this
selection of war movies and documentaries — located on a
display table on Booth Library’s 4000 level.
The Alamo (2004)
PN1997 .A45742x .DVD
Gone with the Wind (2004)
PN1997 .G67x .DVD
All Quiet on the Western Front (1999)
PN1997 .A626x .DVD
PN1997 .F6593x .DVD
Paths of Glory (2010)
PN1997 .P374x 2010 .DVD
The Big Red One (2005)
PN1997 .B53852x .DVD
The Bridge on the River Kwai (2000)
PN1997 .B844x .DVD
The Dirty Dozen (2000)
PN1997 .D5695x .DVD
Flags of Our Fathers (2007)
PN1997 .F597x .DVD
Fly Girls (2006)
D810.W7 A44 2006x .DVD
Heroes of Iwo Jima (2007)
767.99.I9 H47 2007x .DVD
Kelly’s Heroes (2000)
PN1997 .K466x .DVD
The Longest Day (1999)
PN1997 .L868x .DVD
PN1997 .P376x .DVD
Can we be nostalgic for last month? This display of gardening books was in the library most of the summer. Since we just started “Reference News” we couldn’t help but post some of our just-past seasonal offerings.
Lush. Beautiful. Delicious. Green. Whether edible or strictly ornamental, gardens are well worth the work they require. But even the most dedicated gardener needs to take a break sometime, so put down that hoe and wander on over to Booth Library. The gardening books on display in the 3000 S corridor have been selected with you in mind.
50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants
SB404.9 .D57 2008
A Child’s Garden: 60 Ideas to Make Any Garden Come Alive for Children
SB457 .D35 2008
All About Roses
James K. McNair
American Eden: from Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are
SB451.3 .G718 2011
Black Plants: 75 Striking Choices for the Garden
SB454.3 .C64 B66 2009
The Edible Balcony: Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces
SB419.5 .M58 2012
The Explorer’s Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials
Daniel J. Hinkley
SB434 .H56 2009
The Explorer’s Garden: Shrubs and Vines from the Four Corners of the World
Daniel J. Hinkley
SB434 .H56 2009
From Yard to Garden: the Domestication of America’s Home Grounds
SB451.3 .G73 2008
The Gardener’s Essential Companion: Proven Advice and Lively Information to Help You Garden Smarter, Not Harder
SB453 .G228 2000
Gardening with Perennials Month by Month
SB434 .H8 2004x
Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Seattle’s Urban Community Gardens
SB457.3 .H63 2009
Orchids to Know and Grow
Thomas J. Sheehan
SB409 .S528 2007
Organic Gardening for Dummies
SB453.5 .W49 2001
Small Family Gardens
SB472.45 .T55 2007
Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living
SB419.5 .S63 2011
Vegetable Gardening for Dummies
SB321 .N24 2009x
The Water Gardener’s Bible
SB423 .H43 2008x
As a young boy growing up in Aracataca, Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez probably had little idea that he would one day be an author writing stories based on his home town, and still less that upon his death his country’s president would proclaim him “the greatest Colombian who ever lived.” Best known for the autobiographical novel Love in the Time of Cholera that was released as a motion picture in 2007, “Gabo” was also awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature. The author’s works earned him both critical acclaim and commercial success, especially as they popularized “magic realism”, a literary style that uses magical elements and events in ordinary, realistic situations.
In celebration of the life of Gabriel García Márquez, the following resources from the library’s collection were on display during the spring and summer of 2014 in the 3000 S corridor of Booth Library. Unless otherwise noted, these are the works of García Márquez. Visit the library to check out the books, or follow the links below to the catalog record or the electronic book.
Of Love and Other Demons
Gabriel García Márquez
PQ8180.17.A73 D4513 1995
Love in the Time of Cholera
PQ8180.17.A73 A813 2003 (Read and Relax collection, 1st floor Atrium)
Love in the Time of Cholera
PQ8180.17.A73 A813 1988 (Book stacks, 1st floor)
Love in the Time of Cholera
MyMediaMall (Electronic audio resource)
The Autumn of the Patriarch
PQ8180.17 .O813 1977x
One Hundred Years of Solitude
PQ8180.17.A73 C513 1998
Cien años de soledad
PQ8180.17 .A73 C5 1969x
In Evil Hour
PQ8180.17.A73 M33x 1979
La Mala Hora
PQ8180.17 .A73 M3 1968
The General in His Labyrinth
PQ8180.17 .A73 .G413 1990
El General en su laberinto
PQ8180.17 .A73 .G413 1990
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
PQ8180.17.A73 M4613 2005
Memoria de mis putas tristes
PQ8180.17.A73 M46 2004b
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
PQ8180.17.A73 C6813 1983
Crónica de una muerte anunciada
PQ8180.17.A73 C68 1991x
Masterworks of Latin American Short Fiction: Eight Novellas
PQ7087.E5 M3 1996x
Paper copies of the following recently arrived and cataloged Federal Documents are located in the Government Documents room on the 2nd floor north.
School Meal Regulations: Discussing the Consequences for Schools and Students–“One Florida school district estimates students threw out $75,000 worth of food.” Call # Y 4.ED 8/1:113-25 in the documents room, 2nd floor north (electronic versions of most titles will be forthcoming
Your Health and Your Privacy: Protecting Health Information in a Digital World–“…a total of 364 major breaches, since 2009, that resulted in the breach of health data of over 18 million Americans.” Call # Y 4.J 89/2:S.HRG.112-867 in the documents room, 2nd floor north
TSA oversight: Examining the Screening Partnership Program. There are 15,000 administrators being paid at $1.1 Billion. There are 457 airports so that amounts to 30 administrators per airport. Only 35 of our airports handle 75% of total passengers. Call # Y 4.g 74/7:113-95 in the documents room, 2nd floor north
Pushing the Envelope: Publishers Clearing House in the New Era of Direct Marketing. Call # Y 1.1/5:113-153 in the documents room, 2nd floor north
Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014 and the Future Years Defense Program, Part 6. The Department of Defense budget for 2014…$526 Billion. Call # Y 4.R 5/3:S.HRG.113-108/PT.6
Increasing American Jobs through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2012. Call # Y 4.F 76/1:113-122 in the documents room, 2nd floor north
Water as a Geopolitical Threat. China illegally occupies Tibet and its headwaters serving 1/2 of the world’s population. Syria attempts to dam and stop the flow of water into Israel. Tajikstan charges Uzebekistan $600 million for Rogun Dam. Call # Y 4.F 76/1:113-127
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight: Security of Our Nation’s Nuclear Plants. 2008 incident of sleeping guards at a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant was deemed a “white, or low-to-moderate” safety significance, when the sleeping guard’s duty is supposed to be standing ready to provide rapid response. Call number # in the 2nd floor documents room. Call # Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG.110-1241
Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer / DeLorme Call # Ref Oversize G 1405 .D4x 2006
Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer / DeLorme Call # Ref Oversize G 1400 .D4x 2004
Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer / DeLorme Call # Ref Oversize G 1430 .D4x 2004
Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer / DeLorme Call # Ref Oversize G 1330 .D38 2005
Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer / DeLorme Call # Ref Oversize G 1410 .D38 2006
Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer / DeLorme Call # Ref Oversize G 1435 .D4x 2002
Wisconsin Atlas & Gazetteer / DeLorme Call # Ref Oversize G 1415 .D4x 2004
Don’t know where to find your call numbers? Use Booth’s “Map it!” feature, found in the library catalog.
Week of May 9 - May 15
Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm