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FCC Adopts Report on Children and TV Violence


FCC Adopts Report on Violent Television Programming and Its Impact on Children (39 pages; PDF) – found via Docuticker

From the News release: “The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [has released a] Report on the issue of excessively violent television programming and its impact on children. The FCC found that research indicates exposure to violence in the media can increase aggressive behavior in children, at least in the short term. Given this finding, the FCC recommends that action should be taken to address violent programming. “

Jhumpa Lahiri

Have you ever heard of Jhumpa Lahiri? She is an Indian-American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies in 2000. You may recognize the title of her book The Namesake that was the basis for the current movie of the same name. Try reading her book, before you see the movie. It’s a story of a Bangledeshi immigrant family, but in many ways speaks of us all–of our hopes and dreams, love, family, and wanting to fit in. It is a book you won’t want to miss, from an author that you need to know.

Website of the Week

MEDLINEplus [] has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 600 diseases and conditions. There are also diagrams, a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. It’s nice place to get some basic information about medical conditions and diseases. I also like it because I find it very easy to use.

New Librarian


My name is Stacia and I’m a new librarian at Todd Library. I’ll be working at the library Monday – Thursday. Please stop by if you need help with researching a topic or finding resources at the library. You can also contact me at 466-7900 ext. 2396 or e-mail me at

Stacia Happ