Monday, November 28, 2011

Scott Bulger

Wings of Knowledge
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
7:00 P.M.
NHTI Library Living Room

NHTI adjunct professor and photographer, Scott Bulger, teaches Photo I and Photo II in the Visual Arts degree program.  The Hippo, a New Hampshire weekly magazine, named him the Best Arts Educator and Best Visual Artist for 2011. Scott says, “My classes teach the mechanics but the ultimate goal is to help students find their own voice and allow them to express themselves in their own way.”  The library recently displayed his black and white digital photographs and owns Scott’s books, Khronikos and A Portrait of the Yucatan.

Friday, November 18, 2011

New DVDs

Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World   HG171 .A834 2009
Ben Hur (50th ed.)   OVS DVD PN 1997 .B46457 2011
The Best of Mr. Bean   DVD PN1992.77 .M834 2006
A Christmas Without Snow   DVD PN1997.2 .C5757 C575 2007
Engineering Ground Zero   DVD HV6432.7 .A44 2011
Evening   DVD PN 1995.9 .M45 E946564 2007
Guitar Aerobics   DVD MT580 .N457 G958 2007
Johnny English   DVD PN1995.9 .C55 J64 2004
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Cool Place   DVD HM647 .M34 2011
The Most Dangerous Man in America   DVD DS558 .M67 2010
Mr. Bean’s Most Memorable Moments   DVD PN1992.77 .M834 M7 2010
Prohibition (Ken Burns documentary)   DVD HV 5089 .P964 2011
River’s End   DVD PN 1997.2 .R5847 2010
Simple Justice   DVD PN1997 .S56 2003
Winnie the Pooh   DVD PN1997.2 .W56 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Women in the Military

As we observe this year’s Veterans Day, the following books in the library’s collection highlight women’s deployment in combat.

A Few Good Women: America’s Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by Evelyn M. Monahan & Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee.  New York: Knopf, 2010. UB418 .W65 M66 2010

The never before told story of the women who fought for the right to defend their country by serving in combat units. Interviews, correspondence, diaries and archived material tell the remarkable story of the women who comprise over 15 percent of the U.S. armed forces.

The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq by Kirsten Holmstedt. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 2009. DS79.76 .H653 2009

In 2003, women fought on the front lines in Iraq for the first time. This book is an unforgettable account of the call to action and the emotional aftermath of combat by female members of the U.S. armed forces.

I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story by Rick Bragg. New York: Knopf, 2003. DS79.76 .B73 2003

Bragg tells the story of Jessica Lynch who survived an ambush attack in the desert only to be captured and imprisoned by  the Iraqi’s. Her rescue galvanized the nation and she became a symbol of victory, innocence and courage.

Officer, Nurse, Woman:  The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War by Kara Dixon Vuic. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2010. DS559.44 .V85 2010

The author interviewed over 100 women to create these vivid personal accounts of army nurses during the Vietnam War.  The author also explores the gender issues that arose in the male-dominated army at that time. Women drawn to the patriotic promise of service faced disturbing realities in the virtually all-male hospitals of South Vietnam.

When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans by Laura Browder & photographs by Sascha Pflaeging. Chapel Hill: North Carolina UP, 2010. U52 .W475 2010

These photographs by Sascha Pflaeging, accompanied with oral histories, provide a dramatic portrait of women at war. These stories tell not just what it’s like to be under fire, but also how to cope with motherhood, marriage, sexism, sacrifice and duty.

Women in the United States Armed Forces: a Guide to the Issues by Darlene M. Iskra. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. 2010. UB418 .W65 I85 2010

This volume covers over a century of accomplishments by military women, from the Civil War to current wars in the Middle East.  During World War II, 565 women in the Women’s Army Corps received combat decorations proving women had the courage, strength and stamina for battle. But it wasn’t until the late 1970s that women had opportunities to serve at sea and in the air. The book reviews today’s issues, including sexual harassment, while noting women’s performance in Iraq and Afghanistan, contributed to positive change in attitude within the predominantly male military.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Autism Awareness Display

Northern New England
School Autism Awareness Day
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Are you aware of these facts about autism?
  • Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys.
  • A new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes.
  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined.
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States.
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism.
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.

The organization, Autism Speaks sponsors School Autism Awareness Day; visit their FAQ page -

And stop by the NHTI Library to see the lobby display of books and other library materials to educate people about autism.