It seems the recent trend with many book titles is the longer, the better. One blogger noticed this trend and imagined if some classic books had been written now, what might their titles be? A few the blogger came up with are below, and more can be found in the comments of the blog.
BOOK TITLES, IF THEY WERE WRITTEN TODAY Then: The Wealth of Nations Now: Invisible Hands: The Mysterious Market Forces That Control Our Lives and How to Profit from Them
Then: The Theory of the Leisure Class Now: Buying Out Loud: The Unbelievable Truth About What We Consume and What It Says About Us
Then: The Gospel of Matthew Now: 40 Days and a Mule: How One Man Quit His Job and Became the Boss
As of today, the library website has switched over to the new design. The old URL automatically redirects you from the homepage, but please update your bookmarks. If you have any questions or need help finding something on the site, please contact us!
What an uproar in the library this morning when security officers opening the building discovered flooding in the library near the reference area. Both levels of the building took on damage. Computers, books, and furniture had to be cleared from the area and the surfaces dried and treated.
We are having finals and would normally strive for quiet study spaces, but it is a very noisy morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.
With the release of Amazon’s Kindle 2 and its Kindle app for the iPhone, the media has recently been praising electronic books, but as the guys from the popular (but not always work-appropriate) web-comic Penny Arcade point out, we shouldn’t necessarily forget ‘old technology’.
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Though I highly doubt electronic books will wholly replace the tactile experience of a real book any time soon, as technology advances, will the print book survive? And if it does not, how will that impact the way we communicate and find common ground (especially on first dates)?
The first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916 by the governor of N.Y. Presently, several states have designated Columbus Day as Native American Day, but it continues to be a day we observe without any recognition as a national legal holiday. In 1990 President George Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” For more information regarding the history and culture of the American Indian visit this website: http://www.martinsfoods.com/shareddev/sharedcontent/SP/AIHM08/index.cfm
It is amazing how many popular movies start out as books. The display at the downtown campus highlights the books and their cinematic versions that are owned by J. Sargeant Reynolds downtown library. A list of movies based on books is the background for the display. Please stop by any of the JSRCC libraries to rent either the book or the movie or maybe even both! See if you can spot the differences between the original story and the movie.