Friday, September 29, 2006

Events: New Movie Releases

Here is what is available this week at your libraries:

Russian Dolls
The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Three Times
Down in the Valley
The Lake House
The Notorious Bettie Page
The Forgotten
The Ground Truth
Year of the Horse
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Off to War: From Rural Arkansas to Iraq
The Howlin’ Wolf Story: The Secret History of Rock and Roll
The Last Mogul: The Life and Times of Lew Wasserman
Cavite
Gemini
The Devil’s Miner
Adam & Steve
Carrie’s War
The Booth
The Devil and Daniel Johnston


Enjoy!



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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Jim Wallis & Sojourners

If you heard Jim Wallis speak this morning (9/27) in the Abbey church, you know he mentioned the website of Sojourners, the magazine he founded back in 1971. If you didn't hear him, check it out anyway to find out what you missed:

Sojourners

or read current issues at Alcuin or Clemens Library

or search for specific content in Academic Search Premier

or go to God's Politics BLOG to join the new dialogue on common good.

moe

Events: Harry Potter tops list of most challenged books

Harry Potter tops list of most challenged books of 21st Century

In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of Banned Books Week (September 23-30), the American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top 10 most challenged books from 2000-2005, with the Harry Potter series of books leading the pack. The 10 most challenged books of the 21st Century (2000-2005) are:

1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier
3. Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
4. "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck
5. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou
6. "Fallen Angels" by Walter Dean Myers
7. "It's Perfectly Normal" by Robie Harris
8. Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz
9. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
10. "Forever" by Judy Blume

(ALA press release)

View more challenged or banned books at either Alcuin or Clemens Libraries in the display cases.



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Event: Clemens Reads

Need a break from the classroom, office or life in general? Stop in and check out our "Clemens Reads" display in the lobby of the Clemens Library. We've put together a collection of leisure reading: best sellers, mysteries, Minnesota authors and even the newest in knitting books.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Event: Last week for Popular Magazine Survey!

Your Opinion Matters at Alcuin and Clemens Libraries!

The library is considering adding some additional popular magazine titles to its collection and a nook for more comfortable reading. We are especially interested in knowing what magazines students might like to read for relaxation or recreational reading. The magazines might include special interest magazines such as Snowboarder Magazine or gender based magazines such as Glamour.

If you haven't done so already, please fill out the survey that is available as a link on our homepage (www.csbsju.edu/library).

Thank you!



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Events: I read banned books!

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual ALA event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. This year, 2006, marks BBW's 25th anniversary (September 23-30).

BBW celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.

Alcuin and Clemens Libraries are celebrating Banned Books Week by highlighting several books that have been either challenged or banned. Please take some time between classes and look through the display cases at each library- you may be surprised at what you see!


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Friday, September 22, 2006

Events: New Movie Releases

New Movie Releases for the rainy weekend:

Lucky #Slevin
Battlestar Galactica Season 2.5
Hard Candy
The Proposition
City of Angels
Earth
Silverlake Life: The View from Here
Star Trek: Nemesis


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The DNA of Literature

This site is too good to miss. The DNA of Literature is a full set of author interviews from the Paris Review.

From the source: "Welcome to the DNA of literature—over 50 years of literary wisdom rolled up in 300+ Writers at Work interviews, now available online—free. Founder and former Editor George Plimpton dreamed of a day when anyone—a struggling writer in Texas, an English teacher in Amsterdam, even a subscriber in Central Asia—could easily access this vast literary resource; with the establishment of this online archive that day has finally come. Now, for the first time, you can read, search, and download any or all of these in-depth interviews with poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, critics, musicians, and more, whose work set the compass of twentieth-century writing, and continue to do so into the twenty-first."

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Grey's Anatomy @ Clemens Perk

Tonight(Thursday) at 8:00 p.m. come to Clemens Perk Coffee Shop for the season premier of the hit T.V. show Grey's Anatomy. Free popcorn will be served, and there will be discounted drinks. Come enjoy the show with friends, have a cuppa joe and free popcorn.

Events: International Day of Peace- Sept. 21

Details about International Day of Peace which was "established in 1981 by ... the United Nations [UN] General Assembly to coincide with its opening session every September. In 2001 the UN established September 21 as "a day of non-violence and ceasefire." Provides official documents related to the day, resources on peace and peace-building, and materials from past years (back to 2002). Available in several other languages in addition to English.


(Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)


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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Imam Yahya Hendi's website

Those of you who attended the Peace Studies Conference keynote address on 9/18 heard Imam Yahya Hendi refer to his website. It is definitely worth a look. View it at http://www.imamyahyahendi.com/

moe

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

New Words in the OED

On the 14th of September, a large number of new words have been officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

See the full list at:

http://www.oed.com/help/updates/pleb-Pomak.html#oos



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Staff Picks: Talk Like A Pirate Day-September 19

September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day. "Talking like a pirate is fun. It's really that simple. It adds a zest, a swagger, to your every day conversation." This humorous site celebrates a day of pirate talk with pirate lingo (such as "Arrr!" and "Ahoy!"), a pirate advice column, a newsletter, puzzles, a "pirate personality profile," Web links, and other silliness. (Caution: Some of the content is a tad risqué.)

(Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)


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Monday, September 18, 2006

Please fill out our Popular Magazine Survey

Your Opinion Matters at Alcuin and Clemens Libraries!

The library is considering adding some additional popular magazine titles to its collection and a nook for more comfortable reading. We are especially interested in knowing what magazines students might like to read for relaxation or recreational reading. The magazines might include special interest magazines such as Snowboarder Magazine or gender based magazines such as Glamour.

Please fill out the survey that is available as a link on our homepage (www.csbsju.edu/library).

Thank you!



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Friday, September 15, 2006

The Benedictine Vision

Today's PowellsBooks.Blog features a review of A Monk's Alphabet: Moments of Stillness in a Turning World by Jeremy Driscoll, OSB. Chris Faatz, the reviewer, describes this book of short essays as quiet, "not a weighty and triumphant work of theology. It's something to be read slowly, and savored. And, it will haunt you, reader, it will haunt you."

Watch for the book on our new book shelves!

PowellsBooks.Blog, by the way, is a great resource for book lovers. If you're hooked on books or need a daily dose of book news, consider subscribing. Here's the feed address:

http://www.powells.com/blog/wp-rss.php

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Events: New Movie Release

New Movie Titles now available at CSB/SJU Libraries:

The Death of Mr. Lazrescu
An Unfinished Life
Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Second Season
The Boys of Baraka
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Fifth Season
Thirteen Days
Cape of Good Hope
The Closet
East/West
Diva
The Katrina Experience (4 DVD’s)


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Staff Picks: Women's Learning Partnership

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) for Rights, Development, and Peace has on their page resource bibliographies, statistics, and other resources on international women's issues. Some of the topics covered include women and leadership, women's human rights, violence against women, and technology for women's empowerment. Provides a list of "local, national, regional and international women's organizations in the Global South, especially in the Middle East and North Africa." From the Women's Learning Partnership, a group "dedicated to women's leadership and empowerment."

(Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)


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Internet Resources: Familydoctor.org

A collection of fact sheets from Familydoctor.org on exercise and fitness, with an emphasis on safety (for weight training, running, snowboarding, and other sports) and specific injuries and illnesses (such as ankle sprains and shoulder pain). Includes links to pages on fitness for children, teenagers, and older adults. From the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

(Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)


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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Internet Resources: LiveScience.com

LiveScience.com is a bright, hip news site that "chronicles the daily advances and innovations made in science and technology" with original stories and news feeds, images, and video clips. Topics include animals, health, technology, environment, "science of fiction," history, and strange news. From Imaginova, a publisher of several print and online science publications.

(Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)



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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Internet Resources: Index of Medieval Medical Images

"The Index of Medieval Medical Images project began in 1988 and aimed to describe and index the content of all medieval manuscript images (up to the year 1500) with medical components held in North American collections." Contains images and descriptions of each text. Search, or browse by subject, date, country of origin, and other factors. Includes a list of contributing collections. From the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles.


(Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)



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Staff Picks: September 11: Bearing Witness to History

This companion website for an exhibit from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History "represents a work in progress. It embodies the best efforts of staff ... to document and preserve a wide range of stories about September 11." The site features clear, well-organized images of objects representing "the material record of this important event in American history." Includes personal narratives by the curators.


(Copyright © 2005, Librarians' Internet Index)



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Events: New Movie Releases

Check out the latest movies we have available:

The Transporter
Unknown White Male
Mountain Patrol: Kekexili (Chinese, subtitled)
Breakdown
Hope and Glory
Our Brand is Crisis
United 93
One the Movie
Oz: The Complete 6th Season
U-Turn



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Friday, September 01, 2006

Help with RSS Feeds

Overwhelmed by information? RSS feeds are a great way to organize news and other information resources.

Check out our RSS Feeds page for an introduction to feeds and links to several good tutorials. The brief video tutorial from C|Net is especially useful.

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Events: New Movie Releases!

If you don't have any homework this weekend (or have too much and need a break), check out these new movie titles at CSB/SJU Libraries:

The Incredible Hulk: The Complete First Season
Arrested Development: Season Three
Akeelah and the Bee
Nip/Tuck: The Complete Third Season
Friends With Money
Deadwood Season 1 & 2
Just Friends
Glory Road
The Matador
Eight Below
16 Blocks
Shopgirl
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The World’s Fastest Indian
V for Vendetta
Grey’s Anatomy Season 1
Inside Man

Plus SO many more that you'll just have to come into the library to see for yourself!!



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