Thursday, December 18, 2008

Have a Great Holiday Break!

*** Darn! I forgot to save this one in time.
We'll be dancing again in 2009! ***

From all of us at the Paideia Library!

No owls were touched in the making of this video.

Thanks to ElfYourself, from Office Max and JibJab.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Graphic Book Display in the Library

Did I get ya'? I tricked you! . . . no violence, nothing wicked here.

Just as "graphic novels" are narratives that show and tell a story with pictures and words, UnShelved Book Club is a series of book review/recommendations presented as multi-panel comic strips. Many of them feature books from the Paideia Library collection, and I've paired the comic with the book on some of our display areas. See if the Book Club comics don't pique your interest.

Click on the comic to see it full-size. Click on the book cover to go to its info in the library catalog.

Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist
, a joint effort between YA authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, was made into a film earlier this year.

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve.

and UnShelved Book Club's Mortal Engines.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

What's On Your Table??

I just put up a new book display near the Reading Room. The theme is "What's On Your Table This Holiday Season? Think about it."

At Paideia we've been thinking deeply about food, sustainability and nutrition (and for my family I would add "nurturing" to that list). The Green Team's sustainable, no-waste Feast was a great success and we've got serious composting underway. The library has just added Michael Pollen's new book, In Defense of Food, to the collection, joining The Omnivore's Dilemma, Fast Food Nation and several other titles on food and food industry in the United States.

The display showcases these books, as well as several of the many different cultural and regional cookbooks we own (check 641.5 in both the JH/HS and Elementary libraries!) Food cooked at home, from scratch, is a fundamental part of changing food culture and industry for the better. Come by and check out a cookbook, or a thinking book, and start planning what will be on your table at your holiday celebrations.

Related Reading Lists

Mmm Mmm Good! - Cookbooks in the Library
Banish edible food-like products from your table. Try something new, or learn to cook old favorites from one of the many cultural, ethnic and regional cookbooks in the Paideia Library.

What's Left to Eat?
A list of books (and a DVD) on Western food culture, the food industry, eating locally, and other sustainable food industry topics.