Monday, January 31, 2011

New DVDs

The Other Side of Immigration – DVD.  JV 7401 .O83 2010

Nourish: Food + Community – DVD.  GN 407 .N68 2009

The Good Night – DVD. PN 1995.9 .C55 G663 2008

My Neighbor Totoro - DVD. PN 1997 .M9 2010

Fame : Season 2 - DVD. PN 1997 .F364 2009

The U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights - DVD. KF 4550 .Z9 U55 2006

Scared Straight! 20 Years Later - DVD. HV 9105 .S337 1999

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest -   DVD. PN 1997.2 .L8456 2011

Autism Genes – DVD. Q 162 .S354 A895 2009 v.2

Baseball’s Greatest Legends - DVD. GV 875 .A1 B3753 2009

The Fisher King – DVD. PN 1997 .F574 2006

Friday, January 28, 2011

Remembering Christa McAuliffe

“I touch the future, I teach" ~ Christa McAuliffe

Take a minute today and pause to reflect on the Challenger launch 25 years ago.   The first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe, who taught at Concord High School, was on board with 6 other astronauts. Christa’s dream, to teach science experiments from space that would inspire students to study science and math, ended that morning.  

In her honor, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, has its home on our campus.  The Center brings students and teachers together to learn about astronomy, aviation, earth and space.  There is a planetarium and observatory plus teacher education programs and school visits. Library patrons can check out a pass at the circulation desk that provides admission to the planetarium’s exhibits. Please contact the circulation desk at 271-7186 for details.

If you would like to read more about the Challenger team, the Library owns Teacher in Space by Colin Burgess TL867 .B85 2000 and Silver Linings: Triumph of the Challenger 7 by June Scobee Rodgers, wife of Challenger commander, Dick Scobee, TL845 .R63 1996.

Monday, January 24, 2011

BookScan Station

There’s  a new gadget at the library,  BookScan Station, that scans magazine articles, encyclopedias, and other sources into a digital document.  This machine has a high-speed scanner 11 x 17;  it’s state of the art technology with optical quality scanning.

  • Make a copy of an article and email it to yourself.
  • Copy a photo and save it to a USB drive.
  • Take the digital file and import it into PowerPoint Presentations.
  • Choose the file format PDF, Word, SPDF, HTML, Tiff,  or jpeg when you start the scan.

It’s fast and, best of all, FREE.

Book Review: The Memory Chalet

The Memory Chalet (2010)
Tony Judt

A memoir unlike any other; simultaneously transcendent and tragic. Tony Judt, renowned historian for works such as Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, is diagnosed with a rapidly advancing form of motor neuron disease (ALS) which quickly limits his mobility to just moving his neck and head; but allowing him to think and to talk. A vital man with a wife and young family, his world has too quickly become his room and his thoughts. Alone at night, unable to sleep and no longer able to write, he organizes and saves his thoughts – as a mnemonic device - in the rooms of a Swiss chalet he once visited as a child; accessing every morning for his secretary rooms in the chalet which hold and yield his thoughts in the form of a nearly completed essay (or feuilleton). Each feuilleton in The Memory Chalet is a rare, privileged, intimate and poignant insight into the workings of an encyclopedic mind trapped in a body which can no longer move. And, each essay though based on a personal recollection and ruthlessly honest, evolves into a broader mediation of historical insight and reflection accessible to everyone, whether it starts as Judt’s boyhood experience of riding a London bus route, travelling by car across America, attending a conference in Krasnogruda, Poland or becoming an American citizen.

Book Review: You Know You're in New Hampshire When . . .

You Know You’re in New Hampshire When . . . 101 Quintessential Places, People, Events, Customs, Lingo, and Eats of the Granite State (2005)
John Clayton

Test your knowledge of the Granite State by browsing through this whimsical work written by John Clayton, reporter and columnist for The Union Leader.  

A few interesting tidbits--
  • The first public library was in Peterborough
  • The inventor of Tupperware was from Berlin
  • The Hannah Dustin Memorial was the first permanent American memorial that honored a woman
  • Velcro’s world headquarters are in Manchester

Friday, January 21, 2011

Book Review: The 19th Wife

The 19th Wife
David Ebershoff

Ebershoff challenges readers by expertly weaving together the stories of two plural wives. When Jordan Scott learns that his mother--wife no. 19 of 23--has murdered his father, the “lost boy” returns to his hometown in southern Utah to clear his mother’s name. At the same time the story of Brigham Young’s infamous 19th wife Ann Eliza unfolds, revealing a personal look into the world of polygamy and the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-day Saints. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New DVDs

  • U.S. Navy Carriers : Weapons of War - DVD V 874.3 .U87 2006
  • Heartbreak Ridge - DVD. PN 1997 .H437 2010
  • The Legal Environment of Business - DVD. KF 3457 .W67 2005
  • Personality Disorders - DVD. RC 554 .P477 A685 2008
  • Souls, Beneath and Beyond Autism - DVD RC 553 .A88 S68 2003
  • Scared Straight! - DVD HV 9105 .S337 2003
  • Lord of the Flies - DVD PN 1997 .L6 2001
  • The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till - DVD HV 6465 .M7 U58 2005
  • How Art Made the World - DVD N 72 .A56 H69 2006
  • Spirited Away - DVD PN 1997.5 .S46 S46 2001
  • A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism - DVD. RJ 506 .A9 M68 2010
  • Lean on Me - DVD. PN 1997 .L436 2010
  • The Conformist (Extended Edition) - DVD. PN 1997 .C662 C662 2006
  • Dumbo (60th Anniversary Edition) - DVD. PN 1997.5 .D85 D85 2001

Friday, January 14, 2011

Datamonitor 360 – New Social Science and Business Database

One of NHTI’s newest databases, Datamonitor 360 provides students in social science and business classes with a variety of resources including:
  • Four databases-- Business Insights, Country Statistics, Market Data Analytics, and Marketline
  • Thousands of industry, company, and country profiles
  • Full text market research reports and forecasting
  • SWOT and PESTLE analyses
  • Industry and emerging market news

Datamontior 360 can be accessed from the Library’s database page-

On the New Book Shelf

What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets
Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio

Take a journey around the world with this innovative collection of photo essays detailing the diets of eighty people in thirty countries. Menzel and D’Aluisio chronicle each person’s daily food intake through photographs and essays. Diets range from a mere 800 calories per day to over 12,000. Just as varied are the types of food and stories behind them. This book will inevitably leave you with questions about the differences in what and how people around the globe eat.