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‘Tis the baking season

Posted on December 12th, 2014

ginger peopleIf you need a little help getting your bake on, look no further than this book display.  Located on the third floor of Booth Library, it has plenty of sweet inspiration for everyone, even the beginning baker.

101 Cupcake, Cookie and Brownie Recipes

TX765 .O53x 2010

America’s Best-loved Community Cookbook Recipes: Desserts
TX773 .A388 1996

A Baker’s Field Guide to Holiday Candy and Confections: Sweet Treats All Year Long
TX791 .W59 2005

The Cake Mix Doctor
TX771 .B97 2003index

The Cake Mix Doctor Returns

Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks,
and Recipes cake popsfor More than 40 Irresistible Mini-treats

TX771 .B34x 2010

The Christmas Kitchen
TX739.2.C45 B63 1989

Cool Cakes and Cupcakes: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake
641.8 P9316cc

Cool Holiday Treats: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake
641.8 P9316ch

cool pies and tartsCool Pies and Tarts: Easy Recipes for Kids
to Bake

641.8 P7316cp

Cool Quick Breads: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake
641.8 P9316cq

Desserts Around the World
641.8 D472

Favorite Desserts Made Lighter
TX773 .F3365 1994

Hershey’s Classic Recipescandy cane cookie
TX767.C5 H475 2000

The Italian Baker
TX763 .F53 1985

king arthur flour

King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion: the All-purpose Baking Cookbook
TX765 .K55 2003

Mrs. Fields I Love Chocolate: Cookbook: 100 Easy and Irresistible Recipes
TX767.C5 F54 1994


Of fairies and frog princes

Posted on December 11th, 2014

Homework crashing your party?
Give your brain a break
with fanciful, fantastic fiction from Booth Library.

frog prince


Fairy tales, Fables, and Folk tales


The Bearskinner:  a Tale of the Brothers Grimm
398.2 Sch395b

Cinderella in America: a Book of Folk and Fairy Tales
GR105 .C45 2007

English Fairy Tales: and, More English Fairy Tales
GR141 .J33 2002

The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales:  from the Brothers Grimm
to Andrew Lang
GR550 .G58 2013

Hansel and Gretel
398.2 Z93ha 2008

Caldecott 1998



Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists
741.5973 F169

Favorite Folktales from Around the World
GR76 .F38 1986

Handbook of American Folklore
GR105 .H36 1983


Fantasy Stories


The Curse of the Werewolf:  Fantasy, Horror and the Beast Within
GR830.W4 B68 2006x

dracula's guest

Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories: with the Lair of the White Worm
PR6037.T617 A6 2006x

Dragons:  Truth, Myth, and Legend
398.2 P2676d

PR5397.F73 F68 2004

Imps, Demons, Hobgoblins, Witches, Fairies and Elves
398.2 B292i


Myths and Legends


African Myths and Legends
PZ8.1.A73 Af2 1962x

myths legends china

Myths and Legends of China
GR335 .W35 1994

Celtic Myths and Legends
GR147 .E56 2002x

Native American Storytelling:  a Reader of Myths and Legends
CARLI ebooks

The Giant Book of Myths and

GR78 .G53 1997X








Discover your career with Booth Library resources

Posted on December 4th, 2014

Is your career already mapped out,
or are you just beginning the hunt?


Either way, you owe it to yourself
to make career exploration a top priority.
Let these books from Booth Library guide you as you dig.

(and–lest we forget the electronic resources– Career Cruising provides online career guidance and training options)

The right job can be elusive . . .  Carer2


Best Jobs for the 21st Century

The Complete Job Search Book for College Students: a Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the Right Job

Cracking the New Job Market: the 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy

How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to
Opportunities, Internships, Résumés and Cover Letters, Networking,
Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More!

The Job Search Solution: the Ultimate Solution for Finding a Great Job Now!

This is How to Get Your Next Job: an Inside Look at What Employers Really Want

The 2-Hour Job Search:  Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

What Color is Your Parachute?


X marks the spot:  finding your niche


101 Careers in Healthcare Management

College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: the Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 50 College Majors

The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in SportsCareers1

Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors

Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors

Great Jobs for Economics Majors

Great Jobs for Engineering

Great Jobs for Geology Majors

Great Jobs for History Majors

Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors

Great Jobs for Math Majors

Great Jobs for Sociology Majors

Green Careers in Energy

Green Collar Jobs: Environmental Careers for the 21st Century

Hospitality Career Launcher

What Can You Do with a Major in Business?  Real People, Real Jobs, Real Rewards


There is life after military service.Career4


Expert Résumés for Military-to-
Civilian Transitions

Life After the Military: a Handbook for Transitioning Veterans

Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide: the Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members

Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a
Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition


Solid gold résumés and cover letters


Best Résumés for College Students and New Grads: Jump-Start Your Career

The Damn Good Résumé Guide: A Crash Course in Résumé Writing

The Quick Résumé & Cover Letter Book: Write and Use an Effective
Résumé in Only One Day

Résumé 101:  a Student and
Recent Grad Guide to Crafting
Résumés and Cover Letters that Land Jobs

Résumés for Re-entering the Job Market

Same-day Résumé: Write an
Effective Résumé in an Hour

Unbeatable Résumés: America’s Top Recruiter Reveals What Really Gets You Hired

Cover Letter Magic: Trade Secrets of Professional Résumé Writers

Cover Letters that Knock ’em Dead


Conquer that interview!


101 Dynamite Answers to Interview Questions: Sell Your StrengthsCareer6

101 Successful Interviewing

501+ Great Interview Questions for Employers and the Best Answers for Prospective Employees

The Interview Expert:  Get the Job You Want

Winning the Interview Game:
Everything You Need to Know to Land the Job







Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker are focus of exhibit

Posted on December 3rd, 2014

PrintQuanah in StarHouse

Booth Library is presenting an exhibit and program series about Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker during the spring semester. The series is titled “Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: The History and the Legend.”

Cynthia Ann Parker was born c. 1827 to Silas and Lucy Parker. Cynthia Ann’s grandfather, Elder John Parker, her uncle, Benjamin Parker, and other members of the family were among the first white settlers of what is now Coles County.

In about 1833, several members of the Parker clan moved to Texas and created Fort Parker there. A few years later, a band of Indians attacked the fort, killing many and kidnapping a few of the children, including Cynthia Ann, age 9.

Cynthia Ann grew up as a member of the Comanche tribe, married one of the chiefs and bore three children. The oldest, Quanah, grew to become a politically influential leader and is considered to be the last Comanche chief. Cynthia Ann was kidnapped again and returned to the Parkers in 1860, but she never forgot her Comanche family and wished to return to them.

A variety of programming was offered during February, including lectures, panel discussions and three film screenings. The exhibit will be on display at Booth Library through April 9. For a complete schedule of programs, visit the series web page here.

“There are still many descendants of the Parker family living in the area,” Lanham said. “We hope they and other community members interested in local history will enjoy the library’s program.”

Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: The History and the Legend, developed and produced by the faculty and staff of Booth Library, has been made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Illinois General Assembly. Additional support was provided by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. The Texas Lakes Trail and Texas Trail of Fame were instrumental in providing many of the historic photographs found in the exhibit.

* Special thanks to Carolyn Stephens, Becky Parker, James David Parker and David Parker for their research help and support, and to Mike Watts and Kit Morice of the Tarble Arts Center.

For more information on the “Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker: The History and the Legend” series, contact Beth Heldebrandt at or 581-6064.

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