Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Card Display

Holiday Card Display
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
As the stress of exams subsides we hope you all take a moment to check out the Governors Holiday Card Display in the Cobb Room of the Phillips Building. These festive cards from the school’s past are a lovely reminder of the rich history and holiday spirit here at Governors. You can read more about the display in the archives blog.
As you all pack up to head home for the holiday don’t forget to stop by the library to pick up a new book to read or a holiday DVD to watch with your family and friends!
The library will be closing today at 3:45 and will reopen with normal business hours on January 4th.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Latest New Books

Just in time for the Holiday break, we have a batch of new books available. Here are a few of the latest books to hit our shelves.

Check out the just added titles - and more! - in the new books nook on the first floor and the small display stand in the lobby. We have also refreshed the end-of-shelf display stands in the fiction section. All of the books and DVDs in our displays are available for checkout as well - just grab them, or ask us to open a case for you.

More new books are visible via Flickr and LibraryThing, and The Book Network offers short reviews should you find yourself stumped for reading.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Object of the Week 8

Each student in Ms. Struck's art class will be transforming one object a week. Each week the objects will be displayed somewhere in the library until the next objects arrive.

This week's item is a roll of aluminum foil. The range of transformed items is really impressive!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Spanish Christmas Carols

Day two of Christmas caroling in the library! Yesterday the German class treated us with Christmas carols, today it was Christmas carols in Spanish.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Singing Christmas Carols

Singing Christmas Carols
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
Can you think of a better way to start your day than having a group of students arrive and sign Christmas carols to you? We thoroughly enjoyed their performance and appreciated their thoughtfulness.

Now we're looking forward to a visit from the Spanish class! We hear they'll be stopping by tomorrow to sing Spanish Christmas carols.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Pearl Harbor Display Updated

This December 7, 2011 is the 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Mrs. Marnell’s brother lives in Hawaii where he works as a systems analyst for Northrup Grumman. Since he works right on the navy base at Pearl Harbor, he sent us items to use in our Pearl Harbor display. He mailed us a copy of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin from December 7, 1941 for students to peruse. He gave us two posters: one details the leaders and the fleet of the United States; the other provides insight into Japan’s leaders and fleet. We also received postcards from the USS Arizona Memorial which honors the 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives that day. Lastly, we included a photo of an Unknown Soldier grave taken at the National Cemetery of the Pacific on Memorial Day 2011.
We also included a copy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Infamy speech from the National Archives. Students who have been working on their history thesis will recognize this as a primary source document.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Latest Reviews: December 2011

Witchs Daughter
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
If you need a breather before the exams, or want to give your brain something else besides textbooks to read during the break, consider borrowing a book reviewed by our staff.

Just some of the latest reviews linked to our "virtual collection" include The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston, The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson, and The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra.

You can always find even more reviews through our LibraryThing profile.