A round-up of interesting book lists found on the internet on Thursday, April 17, 2014
Librarians know that libraries change lives. Especially meaningful and important are the one-on-one connections we make with members of our community.
“For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance over many years. If this performance is devoid of all egoism, if its guiding motive is unparalleled generosity, if it is absolutely certain that there is no thought of recompense and that, in addition, it has left its visible mark upon the earth, then there can be no mistake.”
The issue of eminent domain continues to be the subject of heated debate: progress versus preservation, the benefit of the many at the cost of the few, the rights of the county over the rights of the individual. However, in the case of the ill-fated Hollywood Museum, there was no debate; the county invoked its power and the individual had no say.
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.
The Underground Newspaper Collection (or Underground Press Collection) is a compilation of alternative/underground newspapers, magazines, newsletters and bulletins (1963-1985) reprinted on microfilm by the Underground Press Syndicate (UPS), later known as the Alternative Press Syndicate (APS). Many of these publications focused on sixties and seventies counterculture in America (a few European and Canadian publications are also included) and were published by a wide range of sources, from local university students to radical political activist groups.