This time of year it seems like cookies are everywhere. A friendly discussion was started today in the library about what our favorite cookies are. We would like your input too. Vote in our Poll as to your favorite type of Holiday cookie!
If you choose “Other”, explain your choice in the comments.
Our “In the News” display for this week follows up on the recent increase in Somali pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Somalia. Check out our poster from UNOSAT, showing pirate activity last year. UNOSAT is an agency who provides geographical information to the United Nations to help with their work.
Now that the cold weather has arrived and we’ve barricaded ourselves indoors, perhaps we should give some thought to the quality of the air we’ll be breathing for the next several months. Did you know indoor air can be the most polluted air we breathe? Benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde and ammonia are just a few of the toxins we shut in with us when we shut the windows. But just one plant per 100 square feet of living space can improve air quality substantially. Stop by the library’s “Go Green” display to read more–and breathe better today!
December marks the 35th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act signed first by President Richard Nixon in 1973. Come check out some of the books and articles that the Todd Library has concerning these endangered species. One may catch your interest to do a last minute report for class or just for fun.
Did you realize you could read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at home, in your slippers, at 2am, even if you don’t have the book in your hands? You can! Because the Todd Library has it available as an e-book! Electronic books are available to use 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection. From the library web page just click on “e-Books” and “netLibrary.” Input your x-number and password. Type in the title (or author or subject) you’re searching for and select an item from the results list. The Todd Library subscribes to almost 10,000 e-books on everything from classic literature to study guides to history to medicine. Full text search capability makes this an incredibly powerful research tool. So whether it’s for work or pleasure, e-books are a great source–try one today!
A look at the news and events happening in the Libraries at Waubonsee Community College