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The Great Outdoors at Booth Library

Posted on June 20th, 2018

Summer is the travel season and the great American road trip isn’t complete without a stop at one of our nation’s majestic wilderness areas. Enjoy these National Park Service Posters, learn about the American Conservation Movement, and pick up some summer reading about the outdoors. Not traveling this summer? Visit Booth Library’s display of local wildlife photography shot entirely in Coles County, Illinois!

  • America’s National Park System: The Critical Documents
  • E160 .A579 2016
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  • America’s National Park System: The Critical Documents
  • E160 .A579 1994
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  • American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau
  • PS169.E25 A44 2008x
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  • Ansel Adams: Classic Images
  • Alinder, James.
  • TR647 .A43 1985b
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  • Ansel Adams and the American Landscape: A Biography
  • Spaulding, Jonathan, 1957-
  • TR140.A3 S63 1995
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  • Ansel Adams, an Autobiography
  • Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984.
  • TR140.A3 A33 1985
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  • Arthur Goes to Camp
  • Brown, Marc Tolon.
  • 800 B8137agc
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  • Benton Mackaye: Conservationist, Planner, and Creator Of the Appalachian Trail
  • Anderson, Larry, 1950-
  • QH31.M137 A83 2002
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Winter Olympics, 2018

Posted on February 22nd, 2018

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are well under way! If you haven’t already browsed the library’s collection of related material including books and online content there’s still time!

As of this writing, the US is 5th in the medal standings, behind some of the powerhouse nations of the Winter Olympics. Stay up to date on the medal count: 2018 Medal Standings.

Did you see the incredible new drone technology used during the Opening Ceremonies? This Opening Ceremony Drone Flight behind the scenes video shows how they did it!

Are you researching the Olympics? In addition to the list of books in this post which are currently on display, Booth has a wealth of online content! Check out the results for an ‘Olympics’ search in electronic encyclopedias via Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).

Booth’s collection of streaming media from Alexander Street Video has great historic footage of past Olympics. Check out this newsreel clip from the 1952 games!

Kanopy Streaming also allows EIU patrons the opportunity to stream great content online. A search for Olympics provides lots of interesting results:

And of course, Booth has many books about the Olympic games from a wide variety of perspectives.

Books at Booth Library:

  • Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London
  • Boykoff, Jules.
  • GV721.5 .B668 2014
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  • Artistry on Ice: Figure Skating Skills and Style
  • Kerrigan, Nancy, 1969-
  • GV850.4 .K47 2003
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  • Athlete First: A History Of the Paralympic Movement
  • Bailey, Steve.
  • GV722.5.P37 B35 2008
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  • Century Of Olympic Posters
  • Timmers, Margaret.
  • GV721.75 .T56 2012x
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  • Chronicle Of the Olympics, 1896-2000.
  • GV721.5 .C474 1998
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  • Complete Book Of Figure Skating
  • Shulman, Carole, 1940-
  • GV850.4 .S49 2002
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  • Curling Handbook for Curlers, Teachers, & Coaches
  • Thiessen, Roy D., 1935-
  • GV845 .T46
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  • Discourses Of Olympism: From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012
  • Chatziefstathiou, Dikaia.
  • GV721.5 .C44 2012
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  • Essential Skiing: A Bible for Beginning Skiers
  • Gordon, Herb.
  • GV854 .G68 1996
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  • Figure Skating: A History
  • Hines, James R. (James Robert), 1937-
  • GV850.4 .H56 2006
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  • Gold Medal Ice Hockey for Women and Girls
  • Dunn, Tricia.
  • GV848.6.W65 D86 1999
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  • How to Watch the Olympics: The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes Of Every Sport
  • Goldblatt, David, 1965-
  • GV721.5 .G6155 2012x
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  • Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism
  • Lenskyj, Helen.
  • GV721.5 .L42 2000
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  • Mastering Snowboarding
  • Teter, Hannah.
  • GV857.S57 T42 2013
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Holiday films

Posted on December 10th, 2017

Enjoy a selection of holiday films from Booth curated by our Library Technology Services Staff and students. These films are on display on the 4th floor of the library.

You might also find an interesting holiday choice from among the thousands of streaming films we have available through Alexander Street Video and Kanopy Streaming.


  • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: Includes the Mayflower Voyagers, Remastered Tv Special
  • PN1992.77 .C474x .DVD
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  • Christmas with London Brass.
  • London Brass (Musical group)
  • M1629.3.C5 L66x C57 .CD
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  • Christmas with Tony Bennett and the London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Bennett, Tony, 1926-
  • M1629.3.C5 B46 C57x .CD
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  • Classic Christmas ; the Johnny Cash Family Christmas
  • Cash, Johnny.
  • M1629.3.C5 C373x .CD
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  • Conte De Noël = Christmas Tale
  • PN1997 .C5743x .DVD
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  • Dig That Crazy Christmas
  • Brian Setzer Orchestra.
  • M1629.3.C5 S47 D53x .CD
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  • Elvis Christmas
  • Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977.
  • M1629.3.C5 P73x E48 .CD
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  • Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life
  • PN1997 .I76x .DVD
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  • Home Alone: The Complete Collection
  • PN1997 .H6572x .DVD
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  • Home Alone: The Complete Collection
  • PN1997 .H6572x .DVD
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  • How to Celebrate the African American Holiday Kwanzaa
  • GT4403 .H69 2006x .DVD
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  • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
  • PN1997 .W4788x .DVD
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  • It’s a Very Sunny Christmas
  • PN1992.77 .I87x 2009 .DVD
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  • Joyeux Noël = Merry Christmas
  • PN1997 .J729x .DVD
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  • Kwanzaa: A Cultural Celebration
  • GT4403 .K83 2007x .DVD
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  • Kwanzaa Album
  • Women of the Calabash (Musical group)
  • M1629.3.K9 W66 K82x .CD
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  • Nutcracker
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893.
  • M1520.T33x S52 L46 .CD
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  • Original Television Christmas Classics: Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer ; Frosty the Snowman ; Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town ; with the Little Drummer
  • PN1997 .O7482x .DVD
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  • Simpsons Christmas 2
  • PN1992.77.S567 C5712 2004x .DVD
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  • There’s No Such Thing As a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein
  • PN1997 .T48725x .DVD
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  • White Christmas
  • Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977.
  • M1629.3.C5 C76 W54x .CD
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Summer books in the BTC

Posted on April 30th, 2017

Hot reading fun in the summertime…

A special summer collection of titles are featured in the Ballenger Teachers center ranging from “bees, snails, & peacock tails,” “Cool Jobs for Yard-working Kids,” “Sleeping in a Sack: Camping activities for kids,” and “Kids Gone Fishin,'” to “Blueberry Summer,” “How I Survived My Summer vacation,” and “Heat Wave.” We’ve got lots of fun books for your summer reading. Leveled Readers titles are included, too!

These books are on display in area #10 to the right of the BTC desk.


  • Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails: Patterns & Shapes– Naturally
  • Franco, Betsy.
  • 811.54 F848be
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  • Blueberry Summer.
  • Ogilvie, Elisabeth, 1917-2006.
  • 813 Og4b
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  • Carl’s Summer Vacation
  • Day, Alexandra.
  • 800 D33cs
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  • Couple Of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
  • Frazee, Marla.
  • 800 F869co
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  • Firefly July: A Year Of Very Short Poems
  • 811.008 F5146
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  • Go Outside!: Over 130 Activities for Outdoor Adventures
  • Blakey, Nancy.
  • GV191.63 .B59 2002
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  • How T́́ía Lola Saved the Summer
  • Alvarez, Julia.
  • 813 AL86hts
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  • Lemonade Sun: And Other Summer Poems
  • Dotlich, Rebecca Kai.
  • 811.54 D742lem
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  • Minn and Jake’s Almost Terrible Summer
  • Wong, Janet S.
  • 813 W486mi
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  • One Crazy Summer
  • Williams-Garcia, Rita.
  • King 2011a
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  • Secrets Of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard
  • Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner.
  • 800 Z72se
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  • Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play
  • Singer, Marilyn.
  • 811.54 Si643st
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  • Summer Is Fun.
  • Davis, Lavinia R. (Lavinia Riker), 1909-1961.
  • 800 D294sf
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  • Summer Of the Gypsy Moths
  • Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-
  • 813 P385su
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Small Scale Sustainable Gardening

Posted on March 10th, 2017

 image a basket of vegetables

 Planting season is coming up! Get a head start on your small-scale herb or kitchen garden with resources from Booth. 


Several Books on gardening, both small and larger scale are listed below. Additionally we have many DVDs related to food, gardening, and sustainable agriculture.

Gardens of DestinyS605.5 .G38 2010x .DVD
Dan Jason is an organic gardener and the head of the Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada. This film explores Dan’s garden and seed world and investigates such issues as genetic engineering, terminator seeds, and the pitfalls of industrial agriculture in North America. The film offers several easy solutions for citizens and governments in the United States and Canada, including supporting organic growers and starting your own organic garden.

New Farms, Big Success — S494.5.S86 N49 2014x .DVD
This documentary presents three, ecologically responsible farms in the USA and Canada. Their unique business plans eliminate the middle man, use sustainable methods and few fossil fuels and show a decent living can be made! With participation of leading environmentalist, educator, Bill McKibben, the film provides critical information to develop an enduring, local food network in a time of climate change and includes the official point of view of The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN office specialized in the protection of life on earth, about the links between climate change, biodiversity and farming.

Fresh Food: what is farm to table? — S494.5.S86 F738 2011x .DVD
The basics of sustainable farming and locally grown foods are explored through the eyes of three chefs who have left big city jobs to grow fresh, healthy ingredients for their gourmet dishes. The video follows the chefs as they establish a farm complete with vegetables, fruits, herbs, chickens, cows, and pigs–and without fertilizers, pesticides, or hormones. After a brief history of American farming, viewers see how the chefs created and market their farm, learn the differences and similarities between sustainable and organic farming, and discover how fresh food travels from farm to table.


Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener: A Practical Resource from the Garden to the Table
SB351.H5 H633 2014

Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager HandbookBook Cover Image
SB324.3 .B38 2006

Handbook of Nuts
SB401.A4 D84 2001

SB351.H5 M48 1993

Complete Herb Book
SB351.H5 M354 2008

Bananas and Plantains
SB379.B2 R63 1996

LandscapBook Cover Imageing with Herbs
SB351.H5 A32 2001x

Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
SB355 .R45 2004

Vegetable Gardening for Dummies
SB321 .N24 2009x

Culinary Herbs
SB351.H5 S56 1997x

Betty Crocker’s Kitchen Gardens
SB321 .C25

Culinary Herbs for Short-Season GardensBook Cover Image
SB351.H5 S63 2002

Grow Cook Eat: A Food Lover’s Guide to Kitchen Gardening
SB321 .G25 2012

Ancient Herbs
SB351.H5 H34 2007

City People’s Book of Raising Food
SB321 .O4

The Family Kitchen Garden
SB321 .L54 2009

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Herb Gardening from the Ground Up
SB351.H5 G545 2012

SB349 .T678 2005

How to Grow Your Own Vegetables
SB321 .K74


Knott’s Handbook for Vegetable Growers

SB321 .M392 2007

The Kitchen Garden
SB321 .B56 2000

Organic Gardening for Dummies
SB453.5 .W49 2009x

Organic Fruit Growing
SB357.24 .B5613 2003

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